#ICYMI: MetroMBA Trends – 04.02.16
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:
A pressing question looming over MBA graduates with one-way tickets to JFK or Penn Station tucked neatly in their breast pockets is where they might be most likely to find stable management positions in the Big Apple. As you might expect, Columbia Business School and NYU Langone Medical Center are situated among the top 10, according to stats released in March 2014 by New York’s Department of Labor. Here are the 8 other largest private sector employers in the city that never sleeps.
From ride-sharing services like Uber to fashion websites like Rent the Runway, it should come as no surprise that these so-called “sharing economy” companies are changing the face of business. Of course, when business changes, so does business education. In today’s changing world, understanding the sharing economy and how to best use it could be key for new MBAs as they navigate the workplace.
Chicago is huge — really huge. The city has the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States and was named the fourth most important business center in the world in the MasterCard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index. And with such a booming economy comes an impressive workforce. The Chicago Metro contains the third largest labor pool in the United States with about 4.48 million workers, as of 2014.
Almost every student applying for an MBA program will encounter obstacles throughout the process of earning a degree and securing employment. From financial constraints to disappointing job interviews, the road to your dream job may appear arduous and long. For international students pursuing their MBA, the road can often seem even longer.
The abundance of affordable housing and work spaces fall first on the list of reasons that the Philadelphia metro is a perfect environment for startups, but that’s only the beginning.
The rich climate of top colleges such as The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University’s Fox School of Business, and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business draw some of the most innovative new businesses to the area.