Ross School of Business boasts the largest cohort of veterans and teachers to date. Ross's signature Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP) course is the sole focus of a first-year student's winter term. Working with a team of peers and faculty advisers, students spend seven weeks on a full-time, real-world project of a sponsor organization and are required to deliver outcomes tied to recommendations.
Saïd’s 1-year MBA program emphasizes experiential learning. Saïd students begin their first of four terms, which each last about three months, by taking all core classes. In their second term, all students complete an entrepreneurship project, for which they prepare a startup business plan and present it to venture capitalists. Students head back to the classroom for their third term, taking all electives.
Bocconi’s one-year MBA program is taught in English, but students take a month of Italian as soon as they arrive. Roughly one-quarter of the school’s students are from Italy. Forty-six percent are from Europe. The school offers exchange programs with more than 30 schools around the globe. One unique feature at Bocconi is a field-based track in Luxury Business Management. It is done in partnership with global, luxury giant LVMH and covers both theory and practice.
The famous British university that dates back to the 13th century established its business school in 1990. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the business school’s central building in 1995. The school also opened three other buildings named the Ark, the Gallery and the Castle. Located in Cambridge, England - a half-hour train ride outside of London - the school sits in a burgeoning tech hub.
Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is a top-tier business school with an innovative program that cultivates strong recruiting relationships with companies. From the moment you decide to attend Kelley, you will be focusing on your career and leadership development. For example, even before you start classes, you will be part of an orientation program called Me Inc. to help you refine your career goals.
Reflecting the character of the university at large, NYU Stern has always sought applicants who bring not just requisite accomplishment, but also intellectual energy and engagement with the world. Stern’s EMBA essay questions are consistent with these values. While they cover the standard concerns, they also draw out your ability to self-reflect and to understand yourself in relation to others and to the world.
The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California has posted the MBA essay questions for the 2018-19 admissions season. There are two essays and an optional essay question.
Canada is one of the world’s most popular study destinations for international students, offering a diverse variety of experiences and opportunities. One of the strongest characteristics of Canadian higher education is the consistent high quality across the country.
The Fuqua MBA begins with an intense month of orientation including a 3-course Global Institute to prepare students to lead in a global environment. First-year students have the opportunity to participate in 5 case competitions. Among them the VCIC Case Competition lets student investors and VC firms listen to real entrepreneurs pitch their ideas. The business school is one of the most internationally focused schools in the U.S. Fuqua’s cross-continent MBA program brings students to five different cities - Dubai, New Delhi, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Durham, North Carolina. The global executive MBA program has seven locations, adding London and Bangkok.
Judy Olian was named dean of Anderson in 2005 after five years at Penn State's Smeal College of Business. The Australian-born Olian is one of the few women running a top business school. Anderson touts that its mindset is global and forward-focused. It pioneered the nation's first field-study program nearly 50 years ago - the Applied Management Research Program.
A globally minded business school, IESE is centered in Barcelona but has locations in Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo and Munich. English is the only required language, but IESE was the first business school in the world to offer a bilingual MBA degree. The school's FINAVES program is the entrepreneurship that helps bring student-founded business to life. IESE’s parent, the University of Navarra, is based in Pamplona, Spain, host city of the famous running of the bulls.
Located in the center of New York City, Stern capitalizes on its location in one of the world’s financial and entertainment hubs. It encourages entrepreneurship through three venture competitions that offer a combined $200,000 in prize money. It also offers a social-based entrepreneurship course that has students team up with other NYU graduate schools to examine social problems and visit India to see social entrepreneurship in practice.
Founded in 1919 as a department of commerce, UNC’s business school was renamed in 1991 after a family with deep roots in Chapel Hill. The family’s fortune began with Henry Flagler, who partnered with John D. Rockefeller to found Standard Oil. Flagler and his wife Mary Lily Kenan died before the business school opened, but their trust and decedents have been supporting the school since its founding. The Kenan Institute is a research and consulting organization on campus that links students and faculty with businesses around the world.
London Business School is the top two-year program in Europe. The school is located in the heart of London, but 90% of its students come from abroad. All students must demonstrate competency in a language other than English before graduation. Students can complete the MBA in 15, 18 or 21 months.
Before classes even begin, students connect in MBA Orientation through Cohort Olympics which encourage bonding and healthy competition. Then, all first years are assigned a study team of 4-6 classmates from their cohort. McCombs emphasizes entrepreneurship through the Venture Fellows program which places 15-20 students as interns in startups, venture capital or private equity firms and the Venture Lab Fellows program which brings together 30 graduate students from the schools of business, law, engineering and natural sciences to help 5 to 10 startups in their earliest stages.