Posts by Max Pulcini

Feb 15, 2018 by

School v. School: NYU Stern or Columbia Business School?

NYU or Columbia

What happens when you pit two of the New York metro’s top business school’s against each other in a head-to-head duel of MBA might? It’s a school vs. school showdown, as we compare Columbia Business School to the Stern School of Business. Let’s take a deeper dive! Continue reading…

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Feb 14, 2018 by

Toronto News: DeGroote Launches New Fellowship, Rotman Makes New Hire, and More

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Let’s visit some of the biggest news coming out of Toronto business schools this week.


EMBA Physicians Invited to Enroll in HLA Fellowship ProgramDeGroote Communications Department

According to a press release from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, the Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy (HLA) is launching a new fellowship program for physicians who enroll in the Executive MBA in Digital Transformation (EMBA) at the DeGroote School of Business. Called the HLA Physician Fellowship Program, five fellows will be selected for the inaugural year of the program, which starts in September 2018.

The EMBA in Digital Transformation is a 13-month program that allows candidates to work while pursuing their degree. It features an evolving interdisciplinary curriculum includes customized, integrated cases developed around new and emerging trends in business and technology.

“The HLA strives to attain a transformative impact on global healthcare by nurturing a community of future leaders,” Del Harnish, Co-Director of the HLA, said. “This fellowship program helps develop these leaders by providing a broad perspective of the intersections of health and business knowledge.”

You can read more about the new fellowship here.

Rotman School Strengthens Business Design and Innovation with New AppointmentRotman Media Centre

The Rotman School of Management announced an exciting new faculty hire via their Media Centre: Angèle Beausoleil is joining the school’s faculty as an assistant professor of Business Design and Innovation. In addition to developing and delivering new courses, she will be collaborating with Rotman DesignWorks, the school’s Business Design Centre on industry projects to help advance innovation practices at the school.

You can read more about Professor Beausoleil here.

Schulich School of Business Wins 2018 MBA GamesSchulich Media Centre

Last month, a team of MBAs from the Schulich School of Business at York University bested teams from 16 other Canadian graduate business schools to win the 2018 MBA Games. The victory was Schulich’s seventh MBA Games win in 16 years.

“This was our year to win the MBA Games,” said Catherine Sim, Team Captain, who expects to graduate with a Schulich MBA degree later this year. “It feels great to bring the Queen’s Cup back to where it belongs.”

You can read more about the team’s triumph here.

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Feb 8, 2018 by

Vincent Kompany: International Footballer and MBA All-Star

Vincent Kompany MBA

When it comes to soccer (err, football) Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is one of the most widely known centre backs in the world. The Belgian international joined City way back in 2006 and went on to lead his club to victory, helping bring the team its first Premier League title in over four decades in 2012, and then again in 2014.

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Feb 6, 2018 by

Quinlan Professor Heads to India as new Fulbright Scholar

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Arup Varma is taking part in the research project of a lifetime. The professor of management at the Loyola University Quinlan School of Business and recently-named Fulbright Scholar will spend five months in India participating in the prestigious Fulbright exchange.

According to the Quinlan School, Varma will study the performance management of expatriates and develop a model that can be used by multinational companies worldwide as they develop their performance management systems. There is currently no proper model in the academic literature for evaluating expatriates when they are working in other countries.

“I decided to combine two topics of interest to me: performance appraisal and expatriates,” Varma said. “My Ph.D. advisor once told me that the best research topics come out of your personal experiences, and both of these topics are very close to my heart.

Varma will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, one of the top business schools in India. While collaborating with faculty and doctoral candidates from Lucknow, he will travel the country and meet with top HR leaders and expatriates to learn how they are evaluated and managed.

Professor Arup Varma/Photo by Heather Eidson.

There is also some altruism behind Varma’s decision to be a Fulbright in India: the Quinlan professor wanted to help his home country in whatever way he could.

“It is clear that academic research in India has started to improve, but is not yet where it should be,” he said. “As I grew up and studied there, the least I can do is pay it back, and help the academic environment there move to the level that it needs to be and play a global leadership role.”

Varma has studied expatriate work issues for the past 15 years, and his research on expatriate issues has been published in notable peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, and the European Journal of International Management.

“It is also a great honor as a faculty member and for Loyola. It means we are not just a good teaching school, but we are also a good scholarship school and that continues to be reinforced. I have been very lucky that Quinlan has been very supportive of those of us interested in pursuing research.”

You can read more about Varma’s work and upcoming trip here.

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Jan 31, 2018 by

New DePaul Startup Program Helping These Students Launch New Businesses

DePaul Startup Program

A new startup launch program hosted by the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and the Founder Institute will give 19 DePaul University students the opportunity to develop a business over the next four months.

With the help of 50 mentors made up of alumni from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, students will meet on Tuesday evenings at the Coleman Center to work on various aspects of their business plans. The program held in collaboration with the Founder Institute, a Silicon Valley-based idea-stage accelerator that has helped develop nearly 3,000 companies.

According to the school, students were required to fill out an application and take the Founder Institute’s aptitude test, which assesses problem-solving abilities, agreeableness and openness—qualities of a successful entrepreneur. The Coleman Center also hosted a mini version of the institute’s program in fall 2018 to gauge whether it was a right fit for DePaul students.

“Accelerator programs allow students to explore an idea while they have a safety net,” says Coleman Assistant Director Abigail Ingram. “Students have access to all of the university’s resources and networks, and expertise in every possible area, so it’s one of the few times in their lives where they will be plugged into a network of PhDs and specialists as well as experiential opportunities.”

One of the alumni mentors is Jason Jacobsohn (MBA ’02), who also happens to be director of the Founder Institute’s Chicago chapter. He is an adjunct instructor at the business college, and formed the Chicago chapter of the Founder Institute in 2011.

“The entrepreneurship ecosystem at DePaul is very diverse, so we’re letting the students build whatever business they want to build,” Jacobsohn says. “They also have to be prepared every week to present to mentors so that by the time they’re done with the program, if they want to present to other stakeholders or a board, potential hires, co-founders, or investors they get really good and comfortable to present their business.”

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Jan 30, 2018 by

Georgetown Jumps in Newest Financial Times Global MBA Ranking

Georgetown Financial Times MBA Ranking

Georgetown was one of the bigger winners after the Financial Times unveiled their newest Global MBA Rankings, with the McDonough School of Business earning 16th place in the U.S. and 30th in the world, up from 18th and 40th last year.

To create their rankings, FT evaluated each qualifying MBA program across a wide range of criteria. Much of the data is gathered from alumni and university surveys. According to McDonough, this year’s survey was completed by the class of 2014, which was the first cohort to complete the new school’s new MBA curriculum.

“As a school that prides itself on innovation and excellence, we are pleased to continue climbing in the Financial Times MBA ranking,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “At McDonough, we prepare our students to be principled, global-ready leaders, and we are happy to be recognized by a ranking that values international experiences, career success, and faculty scholarship.”

In addition to alumni data, FT takes the international character and diversity of the school into account for their list. McDonough’s 42-place jump in the International Experience Rank (4th in the U.S.) contributed to high marks in those criteria, as did the required Global Business Experience consulting project and the growing number of international career treks. The school’s faculty research rank is now 19th in the world, up 10 places from last year.

The Financial Times publishes seven rankings annually, relating to MBA, EMBA, Master in Finance, Master in Management programs and Online MBA programs, as well as non-degree executive education courses. They also issue a separate ranking of top European Business Schools. Check out FT’s interactive rankings tables to search for a school of interest, sort by selected criteria and filter by location.

Read more about this year’s FT rankings in our recent spotlight, courtesy of Clear Admit.

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