MetroMBA https://www.metromba.com Your Metro. Your MBA. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:19:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 54163120 Real Humans of the Drexel LeBow Class of 2019 https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/real-humans-drexel-lebow-class-2019/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/real-humans-drexel-lebow-class-2019/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:15:57 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=54309 Drexel LeBow ClassDrexel LeBow ClassOver 100 years since the founding of what would become the Drexel University Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, the business school, located in the heart of Philadelphia, has steadily transformed into one of the nation’s most dynamic landing spots for MBA candidates. Alongside the the traditional LeBow full-time MBA and executive programs, the school offers […]

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Over 100 years since the founding of what would become the Drexel University Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, the business school, located in the heart of Philadelphia, has steadily transformed into one of the nation’s most dynamic landing spots for MBA candidates.

Alongside the the traditional LeBow full-time MBA and executive programs, the school offers a highly-regarded part-time and Online MBA, both of which have been recognized among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report and the Financial Times.

With so many acclaimed AACSB-accredited programs, its only natural that the LeBow College of Business would be cultivating an increasingly diverse MBA class. These students have an opportunity to study accounting, business analytics, decision sciences, economics, finance, general business, legal studies, and marketing, taught by over 100 full-time professors at the business school. Currently, around 2,800 students are enrolled in various graduate, undergraduate, and doctoral programs. An estimated 1,020 are enrolled in the graduate programs alone, making LeBow one of the largest private business schools in the country.

Outside Gerri C. LeBow Hall, the center of Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

Of the 2,800 aforementioned students at LeBow, around 450 come from 60 countries outside of the United States, which amounts to around 16 percent of current enrollment. The numbers, however, only tell a small story about the Drexel LeBow Class of 2019. To learn more about what it means to be a LeBow MBA, we interview five current MBA prospects, who come from several corners of the world: from Asia, to Europe, and several students right from Philly. Read on to see what’s in store for these students at LeBow and what life after an MBA may look like.

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Schulich Announces New Supply Chain Management and Infrastructure Programs https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/schulich-supply-chain-management/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/schulich-supply-chain-management/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:02:31 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55892 Schulich Supply Chain ManagementSchulich Supply Chain ManagementA business school that isn’t constantly and consistently looking for ways to increase its presence and offerings is one that is falling behind. The goal of every business school is to fill gaps in the economy and society by training up the next and current generation of experts. As part of that effort, York University’s […]

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A business school that isn’t constantly and consistently looking for ways to increase its presence and offerings is one that is falling behind. The goal of every business school is to fill gaps in the economy and society by training up the next and current generation of experts. As part of that effort, York University’s Schulich School of Business announced the launch of two new programs: the Master of Supply Chain Management degree and the G7 Global Development Initiative.

Master of Supply Chain Management

Announced in early June, the new Master of Supply Chain Management degree is the first of its kind in Canada, and was designed to meet industry needs. The goal of the new master’s program is to equip students with the experience, knowledge, and training necessary to work in senior supply chain management roles. Students who chose this route will learn how to develop the analytical and managerial skills necessary to fill a variety of supply chain roles and to find creative supply chain solutions.

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The brand new Schulich Master of Supply Chain Management will be the first of its kind for Canadian business school students.

“At Schulich, we pride ourselves on offering many different masters programs based on functional specialties. The Master of Supply Chain Management degree is a logical extension of that strategy,” explains professor David Johnston, the new program director. “There’s a need in the industry for supply chain management professionals. In fact, studies reveal that around one in twenty individuals are employed in some form of supply chain management, so the degree makes sense.”

More information about the new degree program can be found here.

What Makes the Master of Supply Chain Management Degree Unique?

One unique aspect of the Master of Supply Chain Management program is its flexibility and big-picture outlook. It’s a genuinely cross-functional degree that is valuable across a range of areas from engineering to economics, healthcare, science, social science, and business. In fact, there are supply chain management problems in private, nonprofit, and governmental sectors. “It’s exciting, and it’s very big picture,” Johnston told MetroMBA.

Master of Supply Chain Management Program Structure

The program structure is fairly simple. To graduate, students will need to complete 39 credits overall. Those credits include:

  • Foundational Courses such as Marketing Management and Managerial Decision Analysis.
  • Functional Courses such as Coordinating Demand and Supply and Strategy Supply Chain Management.
  • Applied Learning Courses on topics such as Managing Change in Supply Chains and a Supply Chain Consulting Project.

Then, outside the classroom, students can join the Supply Chain & Operations Management Club (SCOMC), a student-run club that aims to bridge the professional and academic world of supply chain.

What Does the Master of Supply Chain Management Bring to Schulich?

“Any time you can add more to an industry, it’s good for the school,” Johnston explains. “Adding a Master of Supply Chain Management degree program is good for the reputation of Schulich, and it’s relevant to the economy. It’s also an asset to our school in terms of expanding international business and talking about sustainable management. Those are two important themes at Schulich, and offering this new degree program allows us to have a great presence in those two areas.”

The master’s program will kick off in May 2019 and can be completed full-time in 12 months or part-time in as little as two years. For more information and to apply for the new program, visit the Schulich website.

G7 Global Development Initiative: Infrastructure Financing Program

The second program launched at Schulich in early June was the new infrastructure and financing development for G7 Fellows. The program was specifically created in response to challenges faced by G7 leaders in regards to the infrastructure gap. The goal of the program is to enhance the capabilities of emerging economies and to help them develop their infrastructure in ways that are sustainable.

The program is part of the G7 Global Initiatives project announced by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Caisse de depot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and in collaboration with leading Canadian and international investors as well as the Government of Canada. The initiative plans to focus on three themes: closing the infrastructure gap, climate change, and gender equality.

“It’s a lofty set of ambitions,” says James McKellar, the director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure. “The goal is to set up a Fellows program that would select people from emerging economies and bring them to Canada for a 12-week education program followed by a 12-week internship. Schulich will be responsible for the educational element.”

The educational program will bring in senior public sector infrastructure managers in emerging markets for a three-month intensive business program at the Brookfield Centre. Courses will be taught by a combination of academic professionals and industry leaders, providing the G8 Fellows with a truly in-depth and unique experience.

“Schulich’s Infrastructure program is global and collaborative in outlook so that the first Fellows will learn not only from their professors, but also from each other, returning to their countries of origin equipped with the expertise and international network they need to successfully achieve their infrastructure goals, as set out by the G7,” McKellar explains.

The first cohort of 12 Fellows will start their studies next year. Read more here.

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Temple Winners, Wharton Blockchain, and More – Philly News https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/temple-winners-wharton-blockchain/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/temple-winners-wharton-blockchain/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:02:20 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55812 Wharton BlockchainWharton BlockchainSummer may be just beginning, but that doesn’t mean class is out for Philadelphia business school news. Here’s this week’s Philly news brief. Fox School Announces Second Annual IMPACT Award Winners — Fox Newsroom The Temple University Fox School of Business recognized outstanding staff members at the second-annual IMPACT Awards ceremony late last month, honoring staff […]

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Summer may be just beginning, but that doesn’t mean class is out for Philadelphia business school news. Here’s this week’s Philly news brief.


Fox School Announces Second Annual IMPACT Award WinnersFox Newsroom

The Temple University Fox School of Business recognized outstanding staff members at the second-annual IMPACT Awards ceremony late last month, honoring staff who demonstrated the ability to collaborate effectively as groups to deliver impactful service, teaching, and research contributions. The awards are also held with Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management.

This year, 16 groups representing the accomplishments of 70 faculty and 86 staff members earned nominations. The three winners were:

  • The Fox Global Immersion program
  • The Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy (TUEA)
  • The Fox Center for Undergraduate Advising.

Winning groups took home glass trophies, customized merchandise to commemorate the achievement, a special group experience, and financial rewards.

To read more about the winners, click here.

Penn Launches Strategic Collaboration with RippleWharton News

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science recently announced the launch of The Ripple Project: a collaboration with blockchain-based global payments leader Ripple that aims to support academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and distributed ledger technology.

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Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School, proclaimed during the announcement that:

“Blockchain represents the fusion of technology and finance spanning schools and disciplines well beyond Wharton. The Ripple Project will transform the way our students and faculty look at blockchain and its potential to change the world. We are thrilled to welcome Ripple’s collaboration as we prepare future leaders who will shape the future of how this dynamic technology is developed to transform fields as diverse as finance, logistics, and healthcare.”

Penn is one of only 17 universities around the world partnering with Ripple and its University Blockchain Research Initiative. Each university has the autonomy to determine its own research topics and areas of focus.

You can read more about this exciting news here.

EMBA vs MBA: Which Is Right for Me?LeBow News

The LeBow College of Business recently published an article to help prospective MBAs choose between their EMBA and MBA programs. The piece compares and contrasts the Experience Level, Class Style, and Curriculum of both programs.

MetroMBA has ranked LeBow’s EMBA as one of the best in the Philadelphia metro area. Check out how the two degree programs match up here.

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State-of-the-Art Marion Anderson Hall Launching UCLA into the Future https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/marion-anderson-hall/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/marion-anderson-hall/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:01:44 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55895 Marion Anderson HallMarion Anderson HallLast fall, UCLA Anderson School of Management broke ground on Marion Anderson Hall, a new state-of-the-art facility designed as a “blueprint for the future” of the school. Developed in response to the dramatic expansion in programming, student body, and faculty that UCLA Anderson has experienced in the past 23 years, Marion Anderson Hall expands the […]

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Last fall, UCLA Anderson School of Management broke ground on Marion Anderson Hall, a new state-of-the-art facility designed as a “blueprint for the future” of the school.

Developed in response to the dramatic expansion in programming, student body, and faculty that UCLA Anderson has experienced in the past 23 years, Marion Anderson Hall expands the existing cluster of five interconnected buildings that comprise the UCLA Anderson campus.

As the new primary entrance to the UCLA Anderson campus, the building will serve as both a symbolic and functional gateway to the school. Its design seeks to complement the school’s existing visual identity as it moves into the future, providing a space for students to “think in the next.”

A prototype image of the new Marion Anderson Hall / Photo via UCLA.edu

The building’s design softens harder institutional edges with partial green roofs, access to daylight, and external walkways. It provides small clusters of seating and multi-function nooks and gathering spaces throughout, as well as team-based and active-learning workrooms to facilitate connection and collaboration. The building also exceeds LEED-certification guidelines.

At four stories and 64,000 square feet, Marion Anderson Hall significantly increases the Anderson campus reach. It will use UCLA’s signature four-color blended brick on the exterior and soften the lower roof line with areas of green roofing.

The building will contain acoustically optimized office and classroom spaces with adjustable window glazing. The upper levels will open to a central atrium, which will contain a double-height event space. The exterior will be open to Briskin Plaza on one side and approachable by car on the other.

The architects of the new Marion Anderson Hall are the award-winning PEI Cobb Fried and Partners, a firm known for its environmental sensitivity and its attention to the shaping of the public realm.

UCLA Anderson’s student body has expanded 64 percent since 1995 as it has grown from three degree programs to eight. It now offers a Ph.D., Executive MBA, master’s of financial engineering, master’s of science in business analytics, and two tracks of UCLA-NUS Executive MBA in partnership with the University of Singapore Business School. The new building will accommodate this expansion and provide opportunities for future growth.

The late Marion Anderson, the building’s namesake, is one of UCLA Anderson’s key donors. She and her husband, John Anderson (BS ’40), donated $100 million in May 2015, the largest gift UCLA has ever received. Much of her gift was dedicated to new fellowships and research, but a substantial $40 million was earmarked for the development and construction of a new state-of-the-art building.

As a long-time pillar of leadership and support for UCLA Anderson, Marion Anderson wanted to bring the school into the future. She served on the Board of Advisors and was active in learning about the needs and opportunities of the school. She often attended events and enjoyed getting to know faculty and students. She passed away on May 17, 2017. The building will serve as a reminder of her and her vast legacy of leadership and support.

Sam Tang (MBA ‘87) chose the loft as the area for his naming gift. He imagines the Tang Family Loft as a place to gather, connect, and think big-picture and elevated thoughts.

Marion Anderson Hall reinforces UCLA Anderson’s strategic plan for 2021, “One Anderson,” which involves strengthening connections within the Anderson community, as well as to the outside world. Other goals include increased relevance, more diversity and inclusion, and an elevated social mission.

You can learn more about Marion Anderson Hall here and take a look at the building below.


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U. Chicago and Northwestern Deadlines, and More – Chicago News https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/u-chicago-and-northwestern-deadlines/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/u-chicago-and-northwestern-deadlines/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:01:46 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55793 U. ChicagoU. ChicagoLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. University of Chicago and Northwestern University Reveal 2018-19 MBA Deadlines – MetroMBA Both of Chicago’s top-tier business schools—Chicago Booth and Northwestern Kellogg—have announced deadlines for the upcoming MBA application season, starting this fall and extending into April of […]

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Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week.


University of Chicago and Northwestern University Reveal 2018-19 MBA DeadlinesMetroMBA

Both of Chicago’s top-tier business schools—Chicago Booth and Northwestern Kellogg—have announced deadlines for the upcoming MBA application season, starting this fall and extending into April of 2019.

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Northwestern Kellogg MBA deadlines for 2018-19 begin Sep. 19, 2018 / Photo via northwestern.edu

How Superstition Changes the Way We Make DecisionsKellogg Insight

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management professors of marketing Ping Dong and Aparna Labroo recently published new research that explored the impact of superstitious actions on everyday decisions in an edition of Kellogg Insight.

According to the article, they were specifically interested in understanding how they “changed the way we calculate our odds of success or failure when deciding whether to do something risky.”

Labroo uses their study as an opportunity to suck the metaphysical life out of superstitious actions: “We can think about all kinds of good things happening and all kinds of bad things happening, but thinking about the probability and trying to compute expected value is less natural. It takes a little more effort.”

You can check out the full article here.

Could Walk-In Clinics Ease the Opioid Crisis?Booth Chicago News

New York physician and psychiatrist Dr. Tamir Aldad was frustrated by the “boomerang” effect he experienced with the opioid addicts he treated for “substance use disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or potential risk of self-harm,” who returned to the “ER in a couple of weeks with the same or worse problem than they came in for in the first place.”

After Dr. Aldad enrolled in Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA program, he launched the Mindful Urgent Care startup, a “walk-in psychiatric clinic designed to … increase mental health access and speed quality and affordable treatment to a population of patients with unmet needs.” Dr. Aldad and his teammates placed first in Booth’s Global New Venture Challenge this past April.

Aldad writes, “In value-based care, patient outcomes really matter. What we are seeing now is that patients in mental health are costing more and more. If a patient winds up in a hospital because they couldn’t get in to their doctor’s office or have a medication refilled, the healthcare costs escalate. We have an opioid crisis, and we have to proactively work to find ways to prevent mental illness from getting worse.”

Read more about Aldad’s experience in the Booth EMBA program here.

Quinlan Alum Leads Through ServiceQuinlan School of Business Blog

The Quinlan School of Business at Chicago’s Loyola University recently interviewed alum Illiana Alvarenga BBA ’14, BA ’14 about Quinlan prepared her for a multi-faceted career path that includes a healthy dose of service and service leadership as part of her position as the Chicago chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation Initiative.

“It was at Loyola that I strengthened my love for giving back. For me, Quinlan strengthened a foundation of being strategic, but also encouraged us to always keep in mind what’s good for our communities,” Alvarenga writes.

This year Alvarenga traveled to South Africa with UNICEF to figure out how they “can leverage technology to help with programs to stop illness through increased handwashing, help girls excel in STEM-based careers, and more.”

Alvarenga also works as a competitive intelligence senior associate at JP Morgan Chase, where she focuses on “supporting the business in understanding emerging consumer behavior trends, the changing payments landscape, digital and mobile initiatives in financial services, and new developments in financial technology.”

You can read the full Quinlan interview here.

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How Online MBAs Use Technology to Enable Authentic Connections https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/how-online-mbas-use-technology/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/how-online-mbas-use-technology/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:01:44 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55874 Sponsored Content Technology has dramatically blurred the line between the digital and offline worlds; we can do almost anything online these days, ranging from ordering groceries to exploring Africa to attending college. However, one of the points of debate across nearly all fields is how the online experience compares to the parallel offline one; this […]

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Technology has dramatically blurred the line between the digital and offline worlds; we can do almost anything online these days, ranging from ordering groceries to exploring Africa to attending college. However, one of the points of debate across nearly all fields is how the online experience compares to the parallel offline one; this has been especially true in online degree programs: Can online degrees provide the same value as their face-to-face counterparts?

The challenge of engaging and preparing students is two-fold for online degree programs. They need to cover the same key topics and transfer the same volume of knowledge as their on-ground counterparts. However, another part of the attraction of top MBA programs is that they not only develop students’ business acumen, they facilitate long-lasting connections that can lead to career opportunities and professional connections. That level of engagement presents a much bigger obstacle than catching someone’s attention long enough to complete a simple e-commerce transaction.

Technology in the Online Classroom: Two Major Lessons Learned

One of the things that makes a great online MBA successful is technology. Of course, if it were just an issue of investing in the latest and greatest tech solutions, every university would have successful digital learning programs. Further complicating things is the boom in technology built to solve this problem; which solution is best for the online classroom, and which will help build skills that will carry over into students’ careers.

After looking at some of the technology decisions at the University of Southern California’s Online MBA program, we found two major lessons for how to be successful with the kind of engagement these programs need to facilitate.

1. Innovate With Purpose

It’s easy to see the concerns over rapid technology evolution, whether you consider this 2015 New York Times article about innovation happening too quickly for businesses to keep up, or William Smith’s Morley, in which he wrote that widely available news and faster travel options would destroy relaxation as we know it, in 1886.

The technology we use will always be changing, whether it’s 1886 or 2186. One of the things that is hard to admit, though, is that the thinkers who said it would be impossible to keep up were right. Particularly at an organizational level, it really is impossible to stay current with every technology innovation that emerges.

The difference between success and failure—in the virtual classroom and in global business—is how they adapt new technologies to their environments.

One example of this in action comes from the University of Southern California’s Online MBA program. There are countless options for encouraging deeper collaboration and facilitating connections in an online setting, including a growing list of business collaboration tools as well as universities who opt to build their own social collaboration platforms. Sometimes, though, the answer is much simpler.

One of the things that stood out from USC’s Online MBA is that, in addition to the classroom sessions and videoconferencing, students chat and connect over WhatsApp. One of the biggest lessons from this experience is the fact that, sometimes, the best solution for a given problem is something students or employees are already using; it just needs to be embraced in a way that supports desired outcomes.

Why it Matters: Both businesses and universities may be reticent to allow important work and collaboration to exist outside of the platforms they control; and, there are certain instances (i.e. regulation) where allowing consumer-grade technology is a poor choice. However, embracing a student or employee-driven approach to collaboration is essential to making it work, particularly in a virtual setting. Rather than try to force students off the tool they’re comfortably using, USC can focus on smarter investments in other areas that are critical to online learning, like high quality video conferencing and learning management systems.

2. Outcomes First, Technology Second

It may seem counterintuitive at first, but the best strategies for utilizing technology don’t start by considering technology—they start by considering desired outcomes. If the goal is to facilitate the creation of real connections in a virtual space, using technology to enable this will need to feel natural and incorporate features that bring some of the same qualities of face-to-face interaction.

For online MBAs, there is a second and critical part to solving this challenge: Increasing students’ familiarity with tools that they will need to use in their professional lives.

For both businesses and higher education institutions, approaching this problem primarily from a technology perspective is the wrong approach. By thinking about desired outcomes, organizations can better guide their technology choices.
For example, with software for videoconferencing, there are myriad options. From a purely technical standpoint, many schools might first consider a solution like Blackboard Collaborate or Canvas’ built-in conference tools because so many already have Blackboard or Canvas for their Learning Management Systems.

These platforms may be enough from a functional standpoint, but, for developing true connections in an online MBA, user experience is an even more critical element of software used for video and teleconferencing. Considerations like these led USC’s Online MBA program to leverage Zoom, a dedicated communications platform, for conferencing in addition to the Canvas LMS for facilitating learning. Zoom lets students see the instructor, as well as their fellow classmates on live video, making it closer to face-to-face interaction than many alternatives. It’s also easier to schedule meetings on short notice with the ability to send calendar invites, offering similarity to the spontaneous brainstorming sessions that might happen in a classroom or office.

Why it Matters: The best solution for a given problem isn’t always the one that comes integrated with the rest of the software organizations already have. Especially for an online MBA, it’s also important to consider technology that has value beyond the classroom, as this will better equip students to succeed in their careers. The second component of this is to think about software that readily integrates with platforms people use in their daily lives anyway. Even if it is just the ability to send a meeting invite over Google Calendar, individual features can make the difference.

The Results: When Technology is Used Effectively

The biggest result of USC’s smart use of technology is that students can and do form real connections that lead to face-to-face interaction. For example, many students organize meet-ups in their area, so that those who live away from campus can still participate in the Online MBA community.

The deeper social connections, coupled with classroom learning and group discussions, also create unique opportunities that would not be as easily made without digital engagement. In USC’s case, one team of students in the recent cohort is planning to open their own business together.

The Bottom Line: Universities have historically struggled to keep pace with technology adoption. Regardless of whether a program is online, offered on-campus or uses a hybrid approach, though, the best MBA programs will stay ahead of the curve by considering outcomes first and avoiding the temptation to innovate without a clear purpose.


To learn more about the USC Marshall School of Business Online MBA, visit the Marshall website.

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What are the Best MBA Programs by Specialty? https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/best-specialty-mba-programs/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/best-specialty-mba-programs/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:02:08 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55737 Best Specialty MBA ProgramsBest Specialty MBA ProgramsEach year, U.S. News and World Report looks at the top business schools around the country to decide which offer the best MBA programs. The goal is to help MBA candidates most effectively choose the best MBA degree to help them achieve their goals based on their interests and strengths. The problem is that there […]

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Best Specialty MBA Programs

Each year, U.S. News and World Report looks at the top business schools around the country to decide which offer the best MBA programs. The goal is to help MBA candidates most effectively choose the best MBA degree to help them achieve their goals based on their interests and strengths. The problem is that there are hundreds of programs and it can be difficult to weed out all the noise to get to the information that you want most.

That’s why the U.S. News and World Report decided to break down all of their findings into a more easily consumable ranking. They outlined the top MBA programs by discipline to help you quickly and easily find the school you’re looking for. Each of the schools on the list was chosen based on alumni interviews, schools statistics, research data, and more.

We’ve broken down the results below along with crucial information about each school listed and where you can learn more information.

U.S. News’ Best Specialty MBA Programs in the United States

Best Business School Overall

Harvard Business School (HBS) and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business tied for the best business schools in the United States.

  • Harvard’s full-time MBA program is considered one of the best in the world. Its curriculum is broken down into theory, practice, and experience so that students walk away with a deep understanding of central topics such as marketing, finance, and leadership but also hands-on experience in the field.
  • Chicago Booth’s full-time MBA program is highly flexible, which means that students can target their curriculum to the knowledge and skills they’re most interested in. For example, students can choose from 14 concentrations including accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing analytics, operations management, and more.

Best Executive MBA

The best Executive MBA program can be found at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where the world’s first EMBA was created in 1943. Since that time, its EMBA program has remained a leader in the world with campuses on three continents: Chicago, London, and Hong Kong. The program is 21 months long, starts in June each year, and requires students to spend five weeks on a global project with a small cohort of students. Classes meet every other Friday and Saturday.

Best Part-Time MBA

The University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business offers the best part-time MBA program in the U.S. This evening and weekend MBA programs are designed for working professionals interested in enhancing their career. Students can graduate in as little as 2.5 years while taking the coursework that’s most pertinent to them. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The Berkeley Haas School of Business is lauded for having the best part-time MBA in the country.

Best Accounting MBA

If you’re interested in accounting, the MBA program at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business should be your top choice. The Department of Accounting at McCombs is home to world-renowned researchers, innovative teachers, and cutting-edge curriculum. They’ve been ranked number one in accounting for 11 years in a row. As an MBA student, you have the option of choosing to concentrate in accounting for investment banking or corporate accounting.

Best MBA for Entrepreneurship

For over two decades, Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business has been home to the top entrepreneurship education in the nation. In fact, the entire Babson MBA program is shaped by the idea of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, a one-of-a-kind methodology that is focused on creating economic and social value everywhere. Students also have the opportunity to choose to focus their curriculum on entrepreneurship with unique opportunities to explore startups, family business, corporate entrepreneurship, and more.

Best MBA for Finance

For those interested in finance, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School should be your first choice. About 37.7 percent of the 2017 Wharton MBA class chose to enter the financial services industry after graduation. Part of the reason for that high percentage is Wharton’s focus on finance which includes a major on the topic as well as a high number of electives focused on finance. The Wharton Finance Department is also one of the top in the nation and at the forefront of modern financial developments.

Best MBA for Information Systems

The MIT Sloan School of Management is the best school for an MBA focused on information systems. Their MBA program is one of the few in the nation that offers a joint degree program with the MIT School of Engineering, which results in a Leaders for Global Operations degree. In addition, MIT Sloan is home to the MIT Center for Digital Business, the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, and the MIT Center for Information Systems Research, three information technology centers shaping the future.

Best Marketing MBA

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is home to the best marketing MBA program. Whether you choose the one-year MBA or traditional two-year MBA program path, Kellogg students have the opportunity to specialize in marketing and become an expert on consumer behavior, advertising effectiveness, and more. Kellogg is also home to the Center for Market Leadership and Center for Global Marketing Practice.

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Northwestern University’s celebrated Kellogg School of Management hosts the best Marketing MBA in the country, according to ‘U.S. News’

Best Nonprofit MBA

If you’re interested in working in the nonprofit sphere post-MBA, then the Yale School of Management should be your first choice. Last year, 5.2 percent of the Yale SOM graduating class went into the nonprofit sector after earning their MBA. In addition, the Yale MBA program offers multiple nonprofit-focused courses including “Nonprofit Expansion and Replication.” There are also many business plan competitions focused on nonprofit organizations such as the Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures.

Additional Top MBA Programs

There were a few more categories included in the U.S. News & World Report list that didn’t make our article including:


Check out the top 100 business schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Arrives at MIT, and More – Boston News https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/facebook-coo-sheryl-sandberg/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/facebook-coo-sheryl-sandberg/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:03:48 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55784 Facebook COO Sheryl SandbergFacebook COO Sheryl SandbergWhat’s happening at the best Boston business schools this week? Asia Is Ripe For Investments. Here’s How U.S. Companies Can Capitalize – D’Amore-McKim Blog The Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business recently published an overview of the recent Emerging Markets’ Symposium, in which Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor of international business and strategy brought together seven […]

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What’s happening at the best Boston business schools this week?


Asia Is Ripe For Investments. Here’s How U.S. Companies Can Capitalize D’Amore-McKim Blog

The Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business recently published an overview of the recent Emerging Markets’ Symposium, in which Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor of international business and strategy brought together seven CEOs and corporate executives to unpack the discussion topic, “On the Rise of Asia: How Should U.S. Companies Respond.”

Jimmy Weng, DMSB’07, and Credit Suisse’s current head of offshore investment strategies, told the audience via conference call that he believed “Asia’s economy is entering a “supercycle” of market boom.”

Symposium organizer Ramamurti said, “China is leading the way to a new era in globalization. The headroom for growth in Asia is very significant.”

You can read more about the symposium here.

Sheryl Sandberg On Facebook’s Missteps and What Comes NextMIT Sloan Newsroom

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg delivered MIT’s 2018 commencement address last week and used her speech as an opportunity to come clean and share the lessons learned from her company’s recent Cambridge Analytica data mining imbroglio.

She told the audience, “It’s painful when you miss something — when you make the mistake of believing so much in the good you are seeing that you don’t see the bad. It’s hard when you know that you let people down.”

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Sandberg speaking at the 2018 MIT commencement / Photo via Dominick Reuter

“The larger challenge is one all of us here today must face. The role of technology in our lives is growing — and that means our relationship with technology is changing. We have to change, too. We have to recognize the full weight of our responsibilities.”

You can read more Sandberg’s commencement speech and check out footage of the event here.

A Big Problem with Big ProblemsQuestrom Blog

Boston University Questrom School of Business associate professors Stine Grodal and Siobhan O’Mahony recently published a new study that explores how “competing and misaligned goals—combined with a lack of oversight—can derail an ambitious vision.”

In their paper “How does a Grand Challenge Become Displaced? Explaining the Duality of Field Mobilization,” Grodal explains how common “interest misalignment” can be when it comes to tackling big problems.

“The academic community might agree to focus on a grand challenge, but [individual] professors are also interested in publishing in top journals and funding graduate students, which can create misalignment between a grand challenge and a community’s existing goals.”

It’s also much easier to “develop advances in existing areas” rather than explore uncharted terrain. “People graft on to the grand challenge but are rewarded by the status quo, and end up pursuing goals that are closer to their existing work.”

Oversight is key to keeping researchers on track. Grodal notes, “With little overarching supervision, it shouldn’t be a surprise that communities found plenty of reasons to support their own missions more robustly than the mission of the grand challenge.”

Read the complete article and study here.

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Kellogg Admissions Director Shares Insights on 2019 MBA Application https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/kellogg-admissions-director-shares-application-insights/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/kellogg-admissions-director-shares-application-insights/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:01:16 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55841 Kellogg Admissions Director Shares Application InsightsKellogg Admissions Director Shares Application InsightsNorthwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is one of several leading business schools to release its 2019-2020 MBA application online within the last week. At Kellogg, deadlines for the upcoming admission season are as follow: September 19, 2018 January 9, 2019 April 10, 2019 To help you get started, Director of Admissions Melissa Rapp provided insight into the […]

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Kellogg Admissions Director Shares Application Insights

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is one of several leading business schools to release its 2019-2020 MBA application online within the last week. At Kellogg, deadlines for the upcoming admission season are as follow:

  • September 19, 2018
  • January 9, 2019
  • April 10, 2019

To help you get started, Director of Admissions Melissa Rapp provided insight into the 2019 MBA application along with some great advice on how to prepare. We’ve shared some of the most pertinent details below.

Written Essay Questions Remain Unchanged

The Kellogg written essay questions remain the same this year as last. Applicants will need to answer the following two questions.

  1. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value.

To answer this question, MBA applicants should think about a specific challenge they have faced in their career and how they overcame it. Specifically, Rapp advises applicants to think about their contribution to their organization and the lasting value they created.

  1. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg?

This question is about looking at both past performance and future behavior. Remember to keep in mind the reason why you’re pursuing an MBA in your answer.

Video Essay Advice

For four years, MBA applicants have been expected to complete a video essay, and this interview season is no different. Rapp recommends using your video essay as your chance to tell your story in your voice. In the video portion, you’ll answer three questions:

  1. What path are you interested in pursuing? How will you get there?
  2. Why is this program right for you?
  3. Randomly generated question about overcoming obstacles.

When answering these questions, Rapp encourages applicants to speak from the heart and to avoid repeating phrases from their written essay. You’ll have a few practice questions to help you get comfortable; then, they’ll dive straight into the official questions. Think of the video portion like an interview more than an essay.

As for the technology, the Kellogg technical team is available 24/7 with questions or concerns, though Rapp says few if any candidates struggle.

Focus on Your Unique Qualities

In this most recent blog post, Rapp also underscored Kellogg’s focus on diversity and inclusion. Specifically, she explained that the school is interested in a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and opinions. So, be confident in telling your story and what makes you unique. That’s what the admissions team wants to hear all about.

To read the full article and learn more about the 2019 MBA application, visit the Kellogg website.


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McCombs School of Business Announces Upcoming MBA Deadlines https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/ut-mccombs-mba-deadlines/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/ut-mccombs-mba-deadlines/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:01:05 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55805 UT McCombs MBA DeadlinesUT McCombs MBA DeadlinesThe newest batch of University of Texas MBA deadline dates have been announced for the McCombs School of Business, going in to the 2018-19 academic season. Round One Deadlines: October 9, 2018 Notifications: December 19, 2018 Round Two Deadlines: January 8, 2019 Notifications: March 28, 2019 Round Three Deadlines: April 2, 2019 Notifications: May 9, 2019 […]

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UT McCombs MBA Deadlines

The newest batch of University of Texas MBA deadline dates have been announced for the McCombs School of Business, going in to the 2018-19 academic season.

Round One

Deadlines: October 9, 2018
Notifications: December 19, 2018

Round Two

Deadlines: January 8, 2019
Notifications: March 28, 2019

Round Three

Deadlines: April 2, 2019
Notifications: May 9, 2019

Head over to the official UT McCombs website for more application information.

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Columbia Finds Surprises That Hurt Advertisers, and More – New York City News https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/columbia-hurts-advertisers/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/columbia-hurts-advertisers/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:20:08 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55137 Hurts AdvertisersHurts AdvertisersWhat’s going on in New York business schools this week? Study by Columbia Business School Finds Search Tools Like Broad Match Can Hurt Advertisers More Than It Helps – Columbia Business School Blog New research co-authored by Columbia Business School associate professor of business Kinshuk Jerath calls into question the efficacy of search tools like broad […]

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What’s going on in New York business schools this week?


Study by Columbia Business School Finds Search Tools Like Broad Match Can Hurt Advertisers More Than It HelpsColumbia Business School Blog

New research co-authored by Columbia Business School associate professor of business Kinshuk Jerath calls into question the efficacy of search tools like broad match, which automate the process of “figuring out all the possible keywords that consumers might search for.”

According to the article, paid search ad spending will reach nearly $40 billion in the U.S. alone by 2019. Jerath writes, “Tools like broad match have led to too many advertisers competing over the same keywords, because now bidding on keywords is so easy. The result is that the search engines are actually the only real winners.”

In a paper entitled Keyword Management Costs and “Broad Match” in Sponsored Search Advertising, Jerath and co-authors Wilfred Amaldoss from Duke Fuqua and Amin Sayedi of UW Foster found that “broad match is only effective to a point, a threshold driven largely by the accuracy of broad match that is controlled by the search engine, not the advertiser.”

“Anything that makes advertising cheaper creates more competition—and can ultimately hurt your return on investment. “

You can read more of the research here.

Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert to Lehigh Graduates: ‘Do What Hasn’t Been Done’Lehigh College Business and Economics Blog

Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert, Lehigh College Business and Economics ’86 graduate, used her recent commencement address to share three life lessons that stressed to graduates of Lehigh’s 150th Class the importance of “always remembering what matters to them most.”

Engelbert advised students to “do what hasn’t been done” and “find creative, impactful ways of using new technologies for good.” She said, “I encourage you to stay optimistic and play an active, key role in carving the path leveraging your uniquely human skills—like creativity, empathy, communication, and complex problem-solving.”

Her second piece of advice was to “schedule your personal updates,” just as one might update “various devices to ensure they are operating at peak performance.”

Engelbert’s third and “most important” lesson was to “stay anchored on what matters to you most.”

“I’m sure many of you have a purpose you’re passionate about. That doesn’t end today with graduation. You can carry that through whatever you’re going to do next … from graduate school to entering the workforce. There’s a push to come together as social issues grow in depth, severity and priority. I challenge you to take a bold stance and make a difference in your day-to-day work.”

Read the full commencement report here and footage from the ceremony below.

Professor Scott Galloway discusses how Walmart is positioning itself to compete with AmazonNYU Stern News

NYU Stern School of Business professor of marketing Scott Galloway was recently interviewed as part of a CNNMoney piece on Walmart’s plan to take on Amazon as the country’s preeminent universal retailer, particularly when it comes to online grocery delivery. Galloway writes:

“Walmart is the only firm that has the management, capital and the scale to compete with Amazon. They’ve probably done as good a job of getting off their heels and on their toes as any retailer in the world.”

You can read the full story here.

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Chicago Booth MBA Deadlines Have Arrived https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/chicago-booth-mba-deadlines/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/chicago-booth-mba-deadlines/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:19:59 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55801 Chicago Booth MBA DeadlinesChicago Booth MBA DeadlinesThe newest batch of University of Chicago MBA deadline dates have been announced for the Booth School of Business, going in to the 2018-19 academic season. Round One Deadlines: September 27, 2018 Notifications: December 6, 2018 Round Two Deadlines: January 3, 2019 Notifications: March 21, 2019 Round Three Deadlines: April 4, 2019 Notifications: May 16, 2019 […]

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The newest batch of University of Chicago MBA deadline dates have been announced for the Booth School of Business, going in to the 2018-19 academic season.

Round One

Deadlines: September 27, 2018
Notifications: December 6, 2018

Round Two

Deadlines: January 3, 2019
Notifications: March 21, 2019

Round Three

Deadlines: April 4, 2019
Notifications: May 16, 2019

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Degroote Prof Receives Award, and More – Toronto News https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/degroote-prof-receives-award/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/degroote-prof-receives-award/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:09:12 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55787 Degroote ProfDegroote ProfThough most schools experience a summer lull, professors and alumni from Toronto’s finest business schools are continuing to give back to their communities and lead the way to positive change. Below, we’ve laid out some of the most exciting news stories from Toronto metro business schools this week. The Difference Maker: Mahmut Parlar Honoured for […]

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Though most schools experience a summer lull, professors and alumni from Toronto’s finest business schools are continuing to give back to their communities and lead the way to positive change. Below, we’ve laid out some of the most exciting news stories from Toronto metro business schools this week.

The Difference Maker: Mahmut Parlar Honoured for 30 Years of Exceptional Research, Teaching, and Service – McMaster News

Mahmut Parlar, Business Research professor at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business has been tapped to receive the Canadian Operational Research Society’s Award of Merit. Mahmut is passionate about his job, and goes out of his was to make statistics fun. He even uses a beach ball exercise to start his grad classes. After 30 years of teaching and research, Parlar still feels passionate about his work.

Mahmut Parlar / Photo via degroote.mcmaster.ca

“They pay me to do what I love; I’m a lucky person,’’ Parlar said in an interview. The professor even commented that he continues to feel grateful and excited each time he sees that someone has cited his work. This is impressive seeing as his work has been cited upwards of 6,000 times.

“You always hear people say stats is boring, it’s dull. People take a stats course because it’s a requirement, not because they find it interesting or valuable … why not make it fun?” -Mahmut Parlar

You can read more about Parlar’s work and award here.

Cryptoeconomics and the Future of the WebNews@Ivey

Ryan Zurrer, who graduated from Western University Canada’s Ivey Business School in 2006, recently gave a talk on cryptoeconomics. The Ivey alum, who is now Principal and Venture Partner at Polychain Capital, talked about the sweeping importance of cryptoeconomics and blockchain 2.0, which started in Toronto. According to Zurrer, cryptoeconomics is “the study of how we use digital incentivization to drive specific resources and behaviours among self-interested agents on decentralized networks, thereby inherently delivering security and accelerating network effects.”

Cryptoeconomics contains elements of group psychology, cryptography, network security, finance, behavioral economics, computer science, law, and game theory.

“All we’re doing here is trying to change the fabric of commerce and law, and the way society functions and politics and the very nature of the organization. We don’t have to take ourselves so seriously about it. Have fun, enjoy this process even if you’re not technical, it doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in cryptoeconomic systems.”-Ryan Zurrer

You can read more about Zurrer’s talk here.

Toronto’s Deadly Car CrisisMedium

Richard Florida, Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute in the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, recently wrote a Medium article in which he detailed the dire issues with driving in Toronto. Florida pointed out that Toronto’s rate of pedestrian deaths exceeds that of Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, D.C., Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland, and Buffalo.

Though Florida acknowledged that a car-centered economy was reasonable after WWII, he believed the model no longer makes sense. He cited cities like New York and London, which have grown beyond their “geographic threshold,” due to their reliance on alternate modes of transportation.

“Torontonians like to sound off on Americans’ inability to deal with guns and gun deaths. But Toronto’ s inability to deal with the car creates its own killing fields,” Florida writes.

You can read more about Toronto’s car crisis here.

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The California MBA Program Guide https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/california-mba-program-guide/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/california-mba-program-guide/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:10:27 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55116 California MBACalifornia MBAIf you’re looking to earn a California MBA, where should you go to school? Should you choose a top MBA program in Los Angeles or San Francisco? Both cities offer beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, and world-class business education, but is one location better than the other? Los Angeles vs. San Francisco To get started, it’s […]

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If you’re looking to earn a California MBA, where should you go to school? Should you choose a top MBA program in Los Angeles or San Francisco? Both cities offer beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, and world-class business education, but is one location better than the other?

Los Angeles vs. San Francisco

To get started, it’s necessary to compare the cost of living in Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to Numbeo, the world’s largest database containing user contributed data about cities, San Francisco is far and away the more expensive place to live. You would need $7,748.24 in San Francisco, CA to afford the same lifestyle that you can have for $5,700 in Los Angeles. That’s just over $2,000 more per month needed to live in San Francisco, and here’s how that’s broken down.

  • Consumer Prices:98 percent higher in San Francisco
  • Rent Prices: 51 percent higher in San Francisco
  • Restaurant Prices: 62 percent higher in San Francisco
  • Groceries Cost: 8 percent higher in San Francisco
  • Local Purchasing Power: 77 percent higher in San Francisco

Right off the bat, it’s obvious that the cost of rent (real estate) is what will eat up most of your paycheck in San Francisco, but is that offset by anything? Here are the other things to consider when choosing between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

  • Industries
    • Los Angeles is ranked top in the country for manufacturing with over 500,000 workers in the industry. Other top industries include banking and finance (more than 100 foreign and domestic banks), entertainment, and tourism.
    • San Francisco, on the other hand, is known as Silicon Valley (with San Jose) for its technology companies and startups (Intel, Apple, Genentech, Google, Uber, and Twitter). It’s also a great city for finance, global business, medical science, biotechnology, tourism, and fashion apparel (home of the Levi Strauss & Co headquarters).
  • Economic Development: According to the Center for Jobs, San Francisco far and away outperforms Los Angeles in terms of economic growth and development with the Bay Area growing year-over-year while LA has struggled with almost consistent decreases.

  • Top Companies: California is home to 53 Fortune 500 companies, second only to NYC. And more of those companies are located in the Bay Area compared to Los Angeles. San Francisco is home to Apple (3), McKesson (5), Chevron (19), and Wells Fargo (25). While Los Angeles is home to Aecom (161), CBRE (214), and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (320).

Los Angeles vs San Francisco MBA Programs

The next step is to compare the top three MBA programs in each city. In particular, we wanted to take a look at the tuition rates (two years), GMAT averages, and post-graduation salaries at each program in each city to get a well-rounded picture.

There are a few things to note right away.

  • San Francisco is home to more highly ranked MBA programs with two ranking in the top ten on every list. However, it’s important to note that both cities have programs that rank well and are considered top tier schools.
  • The average tuition in each city is fairly even. However, the most expensive ($137,00) and the most affordable ($77,000) schools are located in San Francisco, whereas Los Angeles is more even regarding tuition across the board.
  • You’ll need a better GMAT score to go to a school in San Francisco, and that GMAT score translates into a higher salary after graduation. San Francisco graduates earn about $11,000 more per year compared to their LA counterparts.

Here’s how it all breaks down per school.

Top 3 Los Angeles MBA Programs

Anderson School of Management – UCLA

The UCLA Anderson School of Management offers a full-time MBA, a part-time MBA, an Executive MBA, and a UCLA-NUS Global MBA (Asia Pacific) program. It’s considered one of the top business schools in the world, ranking 6th in the Economist15th in Forbes, 16th in the U.S. News & World Report, and 25th in Financial Times.

  • Tuition Rates (two years): $117,176
  • GMAT Averages: 719
  • Post-Grad Salaries (Mean): $119,964

Marshall School of Business – USC

The Marshall School of Business at USC offers a full-time MBA program, a part-time MBA, an Executive MBA, and IBEAR (International Business Education and Research) MBA, and an Online MBA program. The school’s full-time MBA program is ranked: 20th in the U.S. News & World Report33rd in Forbes59th in Financial Times, and 65th in the Economist.

  • Tuition Rates (two years): $116,361
  • GMAT Averages: 703
  • Post-Grad Salaries (Mean): $115,309

The Paul Merage School of Business – University of California, Irvine

The Paul Merage School of Business has both a full-time MBA program as well as a part-time fully-employed MBA program. In addition, the school offers an Executive MBA and a Health Care Executive MBA program. The business school is ranked highly across multiple rankings including 41st in Forbes, 42nd in the U.S. News & World Report, 56th in the Economist64th in Financial Times.

  • Tuition Rates (two years): $87,661
  • GMAT Averages: 652
  • Post-Grad Salaries (Mean): $97,808

Top 3 San Francisco MBA Programs

Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley

The Haas School of Business offers a full-time MBA, part-time MBA, and Executive MBA program. Haas is ranked as one of the top business school’s in the world ranking in the top ten on every list: 7th overall in U.S. News & World Report and 7th overall in the Economist, as well as 9th overall in Forbes, and 10th overall in the Financial Times.

  • Tuition Rates (two years): $117,444
  • GMAT Averages: 725
  • Post-Grad Salaries (Mean): $125,573

Stanford University Graduate School of Business

The Stanford University Graduate School of Business offers only a full-time MBA program, but it’s one of, if not the top two-year program in the world. When looking at how Stanford GSB stacks up to the competition, the rankings speak for themselves with all in the top ten and most in the top five, including: 1st overall in the Financial Times, 2nd overall in Forbes, 4th in the U.S. News & World Report, and 9th in the Economist.

  • Tuition Rates (two years): $137,736
  • GMAT Averages: 733
  • Post-Grad Salaries (Mean): $144,455

UC Davis Graduate School of Management

At the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, MBA applicants can apply to the full-time MBA or the part-time MBA program. Once again, UC Davis is one of the top schools in the world, ranking 37th in the U.S. News & World Report, 63rd in Forbes, and 67th in the Economist.

  • Tuition Rates (two years): $77,698
  • GMAT Averages: 669
  • Post-Grad Salaries (Mean): $97,695

California MBA Breakdown in Charts

When breaking down the data between MBA programs in Los Angeles and San Francisco, here’s what it looks like

California MBA Tuition (Los Angeles vs. San Francisco)

 

California MBA GMAT Averages

California MBA Post-Graduation Salaries

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The Best Healthcare Management Programs in Washington DC https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/washington-dc-healthcare/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/washington-dc-healthcare/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:31:59 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55712 Washington DC HealthcareWashington DC HealthcareHealthcare management is among the fastest growing jobs in the United States today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 20 percent increase is expected for jobs the field of medical and health service management over the next ten years. Given that the average growth rate for all other occupations is just 7 […]

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Healthcare management is among the fastest growing jobs in the United States today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 20 percent increase is expected for jobs the field of medical and health service management over the next ten years. Given that the average growth rate for all other occupations is just 7 percent, this reveals a significant boost expected within this field.

Given how quickly this field is growing, jobs in healthcare management can be competitive. One of the best ways to set yourself apart in the job market is with a specialized degree in healthcare management, demonstrating to employers that you have the specific skill set the job requires. If you are eager to join this growing industry, or looking for a career path that allows you to combine a passion for business with a love of medicine, you may want to pursue a degree in healthcare management.

Many business schools offer MBAs with specializations in healthcare management, or offer other options for customizing your degree to gain credentials in the field.

The Top Washington DC Healthcare Management MBA Programs.

George Washington University School of Business

The School of Business at the highly ranked George Washington University offers an online healthcare MBA program, which combines the generalized business foundation learned during the school’s MBA program with healthcare focused electives. The program explores the most important concepts in business and healthcare amidst a rigorous and hands-on educational environment. In addition to earning an MBA in healthcare management, students may also choose to pursue an additional certificate in fields like Clinical Research Administration, Clinical & Translational Research, Health Care Quality, Integrative Medicine, and more.

The online healthcare MBA at George Washington is 55.5 credit hours, divided among core courses (31.5) and healthcare focused electives (24), offered through the university’s School of Medicine and Health. Students may also petition to have 12 of their elective credits made up of GWU graduate-level healthcare courses outside of the medical school.

Just a few of the many healthcare elective courses offered through SOMHS are listed below:

  • Patient Safety Systems
  • Issues and Trends in Health Systems
  • Introductions to Global Regulatory Affairs
  • Regulatory Strategy in the Development of Drugs and Biologics

McDonough School of Business – Georgetown University

The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University takes their healthcare and business education combo to a new level with the dual MBA and MD program. Within just five years, students will graduate with two degrees; one in medicine and one in business.

The program is broken down with different requirements each year, focused primarily on MD courses at the start, but including at least one MBA core course during the evening each semester. Students will take MBA elective courses throughout the fourth and fifth years, eventually completing the Global Business Experience in the final year. Students interested in the joint MBA/MD program at McDonough must be accepted both by the School of Medicine as well as McDonough before enrolling.

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Georgetown University’s precious mascot, Jack, shortly after earning his degree at the School of Medicine / Photo via Georgetown

Student testimonials comment on the way the program has shaped their way of thinking and creatively problem solving. “I am confident that much of what I have gained at the business school will aid me in my career as a physician and will certainly enhance opportunities to improve the healthcare system as a physician-leader,” commented Mark Matza, MD/MBA 2014.

University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business

While the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland does not offer an MBA concentration in healthcare management, they offer students the opportunity to jointly pursue an MBA and a Master of Science (MS) with a Health Services Leadership and Management specialty. The degree is designed to prepare students for a role as an administrator within a health care system, with the ability to make management-level decisions on a variety of fronts, including strategic planning, governance, and finance. The business education provided by the MBA will also provide students with a strong foundation in leadership and innovation that will allow students to take the lead in designing new approaches to healthcare services. Students with this degree could serve in a variety of roles within the healthcare field, such as a chief nursing officer, consultant, finance officer, and more.

The 68 credit program will be completed over the course of four years, with the MBA requirements mostly being completed in the first two years, and the MSN courses in years three and four.

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How To Create Your Own Internship, and More – Boston News https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/create-your-own-internship/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/create-your-own-internship/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:49:39 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55682 Create Your Own InternshipCreate Your Own InternshipLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. How to Land an Internship That Doesn’t Exist Yet – D’Amore-McKim Blog The D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University recently published an account of how Matheus Dos Santos, DMSB ’19 created his own internship at Brazilian bank […]

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Create Your Own Internship

Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week.


How to Land an Internship That Doesn’t Exist YetD’Amore-McKim Blog

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University recently published an account of how Matheus Dos Santos, DMSB ’19 created his own internship at Brazilian bank branch Banco Bradesco.

Dos Santos, a Brazilian native, sought out an internship at Banco Bradesco as an opportunity to “learn more about the industry” while he spent his summer back home in between his first and second years at D’Amore-McKim.

Dos Santos reports, “When I was talking to them about a summer job, they didn’t have any process in place. They weren’t sure at first how to hire me formally, and since I’ve started, all sorts of people have come up to me to say that I’m the first one the bank has hired for this kind of position.”

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Dos Santos helped Banco Bradesco “develop an online trading platform to reach millennials.” Edilson Fontenele, head of customer experience at Bradesco and Dos Santos’ supervisor, writes that Dos Santos’ appeal was his unique perspective as a “millennial who knows the Brazilian environment and also had exposure to international markets.”

You can read the full article here.

The Big LeapSawyer Business Blog

Sawyer Business School student Jennifer Wiens writes candidly about the precise moment she decided to transform her life and career. After being laid off from her job at a Seattle biotech company, Wiens chose to move cross-country to Boston in part to “go where the jobs were” but also because she thought Sawyer “could help me capture that sense of control in my career.”

Wiens simultaneously began her Sawyer EMBA and a stint as Charles River Labs’ global product manager where she coordinated “multiple teams and meeting with clients all around the world.” She writes about how the two fed into each other.

“Because of my Suffolk experience, I don’t feel like I’m out of my element. I’m explaining business concepts to people who’ve been in business for 20 years. I’m teaching them current approaches to certain things.”

Then Wiens pulled another 180 by leaving the Charles Rivers Lab gig. As part of her EMBA capstone course, she created a business strategy and marketing plan for Advanced Dental Sleep Medicine, which offers “alternative, non-surgical ways to reduce sleep apnea.” According to the article, both of which worked so well that the “owner convinced her to leave Charles River Labs and come work for him [as] full-time employee number three.”

Wiens writes, “The company’s gotten a lot of good buzz, so the business is poised to explode and franchise out. And that’s where I come in.”

You can check out the full article here.

3 Steps Toward Safer and Sounder SoftwareMIT Sloan Newsroom

Deutsche Bank CIO and head of safety and soundness Frédéric Véron recently gave a talk at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, where he shared 3 pieces of wisdom for making software “safe and sound.”

Véron said “safe and sound” software is about a “mix of hyper-awareness, good planning and foresight, and learning quickly from mistakes.”

According to the article, “hyper-awareness” involves knowing “how all your software is actually being used day-to-day, ensuring all stakeholders in development understand the full scope of the product, and continuously taking baseline metrics to understand what can be considered normal operating conditions for a system.”

Good planning and foresight entails that “all of the different procedures that will be necessary to maintain the system in production mode need to be thought through ahead of time. You can always bolt it all on later, but it will cost you more money and it won’t be native or work as well.”

Véron advocates “failing and adapting fast” by adopting agile and DevOps. “The whole point of agile is about adopting the philosophy where you break down major efforts into smaller efforts, allowing you to do incremental releases so that you can make a small change, and if it isn’t working you can pull it out of production quickly without impacting the whole thing.”

He elaborated, “Safety and soundness is about ‘How do we make the enterprise safer and more sound, right from the get-go?’ Not just when things happen, but before things happen.”

The full article can be found here.

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Northwestern Kellogg Announces New MBA Deadlines https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/northwestern-kellogg-announces-new-mba-deadlines/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/northwestern-kellogg-announces-new-mba-deadlines/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:14:02 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55757 Northwestern MBA DeadlineNorthwestern MBA DeadlineThe newest batch of Northwestern MBA deadline dates have been announced for the Kellogg School of Management, going in to the 2018-19 academic season. Round One Deadlines: September 19, 2018 Notifications: December 12, 2018 Round Two Deadlines: January 9, 2019 Notifications: March 27, 2019 Round Three Deadlines: April 10, 2019 Notifications: May 15, 2019 Head […]

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Northwestern MBA Deadline

The newest batch of Northwestern MBA deadline dates have been announced for the Kellogg School of Management, going in to the 2018-19 academic season.

Round One

Deadlines: September 19, 2018
Notifications: December 12, 2018

Round Two

Deadlines: January 9, 2019
Notifications: March 27, 2019

Round Three

Deadlines: April 10, 2019
Notifications: May 15, 2019

Head over to the official Northwestern Kellogg website for more application information.

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AI and God, from Google and Amazon – Chicago News https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/ai-god-question/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/ai-god-question/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:34:33 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55684 AI GodAI GodLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. Siri, Should I Believe in God? – Mendoza Business Magazine Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business recently published an article that explores the shortcomings of AI-driven digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa when it comes to […]

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Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week.


Siri, Should I Believe in God?Mendoza Business Magazine

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business recently published an article that explores the shortcomings of AI-driven digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa when it comes to existential and religious questions.

According to the article, “the overwhelming majority of youth in the digital age prefer Google searches and even disembodied voices to get the information they need about virtually everything.”

The problem, according to administrative vice director at the Vatican observatory and philosophy of science expert Rev. Paul Mueller, S.J., is that “Siri, like a vanilla politician, wants to offend no one, will not challenge or provoke.”

“Siri will be coy regarding religious questions, to avoid the risk of giving offense. [Digital assistants] will at most promote generic niceness, and perhaps something akin to the modern liberal values that church and state should be separate and religion should be a private affair.”

David Hart, a Notre Dame philosophy of mind instructor, adds, “At this point I think that technology is altering habits of mind in a rather distressing way. If there’s a danger in computers, it’s not that they are going to become conscious, but that they’re forcing us to become unconscious.”

Check out the full article here.

Gies Alumni Named to Crain’s 20 in their 20sGies School of Business Blog

Crain recently named two Gies College of Business MBA alumni—Tiesta Tea co-founder Dan Klein and Amber Agriculture founder Lucas Frye—among its 2018 Crain’s Chicago Business 20 In Their 20s.

Klein writes, “We knew from the beginning that we could be successful with 20-somethings if we could demystify high-quality, loose-leaf tea. Instead of a Chinese green tea, we do a ‘Fruity Pebbles Slenderizer’ tea.” This approach has enabled Tiesta Tea to win over a “young, health-obsessed market.”

Lucas Frye’s startup Amber Agriculture offers a pellet-shaped device that helps farmers monitor moisture, on which he explains the entire “ag value chain is based.” The article explains how Frye’s device works: “Toss the pellet into an avalanche of grain, whether in a storage bin or on a barge, and it tracks moisture levels. When necessary, it triggers fans for aeration.”

Read the full article here.

UIC Business Scholar Alleia James says “Hola” to Spain this SummerUIC Business Blog

UIC Business Scholar Alleia James writes about her upcoming study abroad experience as part of the “Business, International Relations and Spanish at the University of Deusto” program in Spain.

James’ attraction to Spain is rooted in the country’s “deep history and sophisticated culture,” but the study abroad program’s integrated “company visits to Mondragon Cooperative Society, Bilbao Stock Market, and IDOM Consulting” made it a no-brainer.

Financial support from the Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship, Honors College Sally and Kevin Desouza Family Scholarship, Financial Executives International Chicago Chapter Scholarship, UIC CHANCE Financial Assistance Scholarship, UISAVES Scholarship, as well as financial support via a GoFundMe campaign will facilitate James’ trip.

James writes, “I am super thrilled to travel to different parts of Europe and speak to as many locals as possible! I have dreamed of walking on cobblestone sidewalks, watching Spanish La Liga football in person, visiting Gaudí’s La Pedrera, and zipling in Comares. I can’t wait to take adventures and explore Spain with my study abroad group. I hope to make lifelong friends on this trip and become more independent.”

The full article can be found here.

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Top MBA Recruiters: Fidelity Investments https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/top-mba-recruiters-fidelity-investments/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/top-mba-recruiters-fidelity-investments/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:15:22 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55705 With more than $2.4 trillion in assets under management, Fidelity Investments is the fourth largest asset manager in the world. A multinational financial services corporation, Fidelity operates a brokerage firm, manages mutual funds, and provides advice, retirement services, wealth management, securities execution, and life insurance. Commonly referred to as Fidelity, the company was founded in […]

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With more than $2.4 trillion in assets under management, Fidelity Investments is the fourth largest asset manager in the world. A multinational financial services corporation, Fidelity operates a brokerage firm, manages mutual funds, and provides advice, retirement services, wealth management, securities execution, and life insurance.

Commonly referred to as Fidelity, the company was founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1946 by Edward C. Johnson II. Still headquartered in Boston, the firm employs more than 5,000 in that city and another 40,000 in offices around the world. The original family still owns 49 percent of the company, with employees owning the remaining 51 percent.

Fidelity has three mutual funds divisions: Equity, High-Income, and Fixed Income. Its largest equity fund, Fidelity Contrafund, has $107.5 billion in assets, making it the largest non-indexed fund in the United States. Another large equity fund, Fidelity Magellan, is worth $15.5 billion in assets.

Fidelity also features these other divisions:

  • Brokerage: Fidelity has more than 140 investor centers throughout the United States and is the custodian for more than $443 billion in assets in 4.3 million accounts.
  • Benefits Outsourcing: Fidelity is the largest provider of 401 (k) retirement services, with $1.4 trillion under administration and $32 billion in defined contribution assets.

Last year, Fidelity Investments made it onto Forbes Top Employers List, ranking #99 among “America’s Best Employers” and #19 among “America’s Largest Private Companies.” Working for Fidelity is attractive thanks to its great culture and values as well as its compensation and benefits.

Based on more than 5,700 reviews on Glassdoor, Fidelity receives 3.8 out of 5 stars overall. In addition:

  • 77 percent of employees recommend the company to a friend,
  • 86 percent of employees approve of the CEO, and
  • 61 percent have a positive company outlook.

MBA Recruiting at Fidelity

MBA students have four potential graduate internship opportunities open to them at Fidelity. Most internships are only available in Boston, though a few can also be found in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Smithfield, Rhode Island. There are also opportunities abroad in London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

Internship areas include:

  • Technology & Innovation: At Fidelity Labs, MBA students can gain hands-on experience working as part of an incubator of innovative tools and techniques.
  • Business Strategy & Operations: MBA students will work as part of a team for Fidelity Consulting, providing insight into innovative digital experiences, new markets, and business startups.
  • Finance & Accounting: MBA students interested in corporate finance can choose this internship opportunity, where they’ll spend 10 weeks working in global financial services.
  • Investment & Trading: Interested in asset management? MBA students can work to protect, manage, and grow the wealth of Fidelity customers.

In addition, Fidelity offers two unique two-year rotational programs for new MBA hires. The first opportunity is part of the Business Strategy & Operations department, and the second is part of Finance & Accounting.

  • General Management Apprenticeship (GMA): GMA is a two-year rotational program designed for high-potential candidates. The program consists of four, six-month assignments covering a range of business groups, job functions, and geographic areas.
  • Financial Leadership Program (FLP): FLP is a two-year leadership development program that offers MBA graduates a chance to try their hand at a variety of leadership roles within Fidelity Finance.

As for where Fidelity recruits, the company hosts recruiting events in both Boston and Texas, according to its website. In particular, Fidelity has headed to the Texas A&M University campus as well as the University of North Texas.

Fidelity seeks the following qualities in its full-time hires and interns:

  • Proven time management skills and ability to work in a deadline-driven environment,
  • In-depth analytical skills,
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written, and
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative without direction.

Salary & Benefits of Working at Fidelity Investments

According to PayScale, MBAs hired at Fidelity earn an average starting salary of $75,550, with the most money available in Global Business Management. MBAs can also expect an average yearly bonus of $15,024.

  • MBA Finance: $75,550
  • MBA Business Management: $64,640
  • MBA: $70,655
  • MBA Marketing: $79,736
  • MBA Global Business Management: $93,000
  • MBA Entrepreneurship: $89,978
  • Executive MBA Marketing: $108,198
  • MBA Business Administration: $82,415

As for the top paying jobs at Fidelity, engineers and program developers earn the highest salaries with marketing executives and project managers earning similarly high salaries. The key to earning big bucks at Fidelity is to work at its Boston headquarters, where the average salary is $87,382, as compared to $64,883 in Texas and $79,518 in North Carolina. As for benefits, Fidelity offers a 401(k) plus paid holidays and vacation, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, paid sick leave, gym memberships, and more.

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Five Best Business Schools for Breaking Into Venture Capital https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/five-best-business-schools-for-venture-capital/ https://www.metromba.com/2018/06/five-best-business-schools-for-venture-capital/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:44:33 +0000 https://www.metromba.com/?p=55367 While most MBA graduates looking to go into finance typically choose investment banking, venture capital has become an increasingly popular employment destination in recent years. VC is popular because it’s both lucrative and challenging, offering a unique career path that is deeply involved in the success of startups. MBA Programs and Venture Capital What does […]

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While most MBA graduates looking to go into finance typically choose investment banking, venture capital has become an increasingly popular employment destination in recent years. VC is popular because it’s both lucrative and challenging, offering a unique career path that is deeply involved in the success of startups.

MBA Programs and Venture Capital

What does it take to be a venture capitalist? While an MBA degree isn’t required, it can definitely set you up with the right network and the right set of skills to get the job. And interest in VC is growing among MBA students. At Harvard Business School, a record 18 percent of MBA graduates in 2017 went into private equity (of which VC is a part), up from just 10 percent in 2013. Just take a look at the graph from the Financial Times below.

And HBS isn’t the only school sending its MBA graduates into VC. But that doesn’t mean the path is easy. At many top business schools, only one to two MBA graduates out of hundreds are hired by VC firms, according to alumni data.

So, where should MBA candidates interested in VC go to school? According to a recent report from CrunchBase that analyzed more than 4,500 investors, there are 12 schools that produced more than 42 percent of all venture capitalists. We’ve outlined the top five.

  1. Harvard Business School

At Harvard Business School (HBS), there are many opportunities to get into VC to learn more about the career, gain experience, and begin networking. For example, there’s the Venture Capital & Private Equity Club , which offers career and educational opportunities including the VCPE Conference, speaker series, and career treks. There’s also the Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program for MBA students, which includes general partners from some of the most successful VC firms. They come to campus one to two times a year to meet with students one on one to offer feedback on business models and more.

Of course, there are even more opportunities to learn about VC when it comes to coursework. There are four specialized MBA classes that address VC: “Entrepreneurial Finance,” “Venture Capital and Private Equity,” “Private Equity Finance,” and “Private Equity Practicum.” And the professors are top notch, with more than half a dozen individuals with a primary interest of venture capital.

  • Total VC alumni: 484
  • 2017 MBA grads in VC: 18 percent (VC & private equity)
  1. Stanford University Graduate School of Business

At Stanford, MBA students can customize their curriculum to include courses focused on VC including “Angel and Venture Capital Financing and Decision Making” and “Private Equity in Frontier Markets.” In addition, there’s a Venture Capital Club, which is one of the largest and most popular student organizations at the GSB. It sponsors a variety of events including small group dinners, speaker series, workshops, and social events.

There are also many Stanford professors who lead some of the world’s largest and most prominent venture capital firms. These factors make Stanford one of the top universities for VC-funded entrepreneurs according to PitchBook.

  • Total VC alumni: 426
  • 2017 MBA grads in VC 2017: 22 percent (VC & private equity)
  1. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Wharton also provides a range of opportunities for students interested in venture capital. First, there’s the Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, which provides multiple career and educational opportunities to its more than 700 members. There are also many courses that can provide MBA students with the skills necessary to succeed in private equity and venture capital. Those courses include “Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management,” “Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation,” and “Negotiations.”

There’s also the Wharton Venture Partners program, which is dedicated to training and positioning MBA students to enter the venture capital and entrepreneurial communities. It’s a student-run organization that provides VC training, mentorship opportunities, and more.

  • Total VC alumni: 225
  • 2017 MBA grads in VC: 3 percent (VC & private equity)
  1. MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Sloan is home to the annual MIT Venture Capital & Innovation Conference, which is one of the school’s oldest and most prestigious conferences. It showcases cutting-edge research, technology, talks, chats, and more. There’s also the Venture Capital and Private Equity Club, which has more than 400 members and provides access to a range of industry opportunities, from networking events to mentorship and more. For MBA students, there are also a variety of finance courses available that cover VC, including classes on investment management and a finance research practicum where students can choose their course of study.

  • Total VC alumni: 148
  • 2017 MBA grads in VC: 8 percent (VC)
  1. Columbia Business School

At Columbia Business School there are a number of venture capital courses including “New Developments in Energy Markets,” “Game Theory and Business,” and the “Venture Capital Seminar.” These classes cover a range of topics from the fundamentals of venture capital investing to investment selection, due diligence, firm management, and more. Columbia is also home to the Venture Capital Club, which hosts speaker series, education panels, career treks, investment competitions, and more. In addition, there are opportunities for internships, mentorship, and job support.

  • Total VC alumni: 100
  • 2017 MBA grads in VC: 6.4 percent (VC & private equity)

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