#ICYMI: MetroMBA Trends – 03.19.16

MetroMBA Trends

Welcome back to our weekly series, #ICYMI: MetroMBA Trends, where we round-up the hottest posts from the past week (in case you missed them). So, without further ado, here are the top 5 posts:

Big Data and the Demand for Business Analytics Talent

Core-competency, sustainability, hyper-local, synergy — these terms are all among today’s hottest business buzzwords. Also among the most coveted words used by executives in board rooms around the globe today is “big data” and “business analytics.” You hear these terms all the time in press releases, research papers, news articles, and job descriptions, but what do they really mean and why are they important to know?

7 Things You Need to Know About the 2017 U.S. News Business School Ranking

Harvard Business School (HBS) reclaimed the number one spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s best MBA programs after a two-year stint in second place. Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), which has passed the crown back and forth with HBS for more than a decade, took second  this year, tying with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Global Private Equity Challenge: Oxford Saïd vs Chicago Booth

Dubbed the Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge, this new finance competition brought representatives from the Private Equity Institute at Oxford Saïd and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship of Chicago Booth together for three days of discussion and case competition.

The Best MBA Clubs in Toronto

While getting your MBA at a top program is a great goal, if that’s all you do, you’re missing out on a myriad of opportunities to expand your skills and your network. Course work is important, but there’s so much more you need to do to get the most out of your MBA experience. The first place to start: MBA clubs.

Industry Spotlight: Venture Capitalism in Boston

Alongside the usual Silicon Valley and San Francisco suspects, Boston has long been a major hub for startups—and with good reason. According to a recent article in Inc. Magazine, “Having multiple universities in close proximity with each other”—namely the MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Innovation Lab—“has fostered a culture of turning cutting-edge research and technology into startup ventures.”

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