Business Schools

Prepare for Business School over Summer



Authored by Delete Smith-Barrow of U.S. News

Newly accepted MBA candidates may want to relax this summer before starting business school in the fall. As tempting as that idea sounds, it may not be realistic.

The Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University requires students to take preprogram online courses in accounting and statistics. Starting this summer at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, incoming students can participate in a workshop that covers networking and other topics. A number of programs offer similar preparation courses, which can take as little as a few hours or as long as a few days to complete.

Every program has its nuances, but the goal is generally the same: to ready students, many of whom have been out of school for a few years, for a rigorous academic experience.

"You don't want to pull the academic Achilles tendon when you hit the court. You need to stretch out and warm up," says Monte Swain, associate director of the MBA program at Marriott. (Read More...)



The Business of Healthcare: Preparing Students to Tackle a Challenging Industry



Shaan Patel’s path to business school was a little different than most. With three years of medical school under his belt, the Las Vegas native traded the University of Southern California (USC) for Yale School of Management (SOM), where he’ll complete his MBA before returning to USC for his final year of med school.

“As a medical student, I wanted to learn more about healthcare management,” he says. Yale SOM has been great, he continues, offering plenty of healthcare electives as well as opportunities to collaborate with the Yale School of Medicine. “One of the problems with medical school is that you become so focused on the pathophysiology of disease and clinical medicine that there’s not much exposure to the business side of medicine, healthcare administration, insurance,” he says. One Yale SOM class in particular—“Healthcare, Economics, Finance and Policy”—helped him learn about things like Medicare, Medicaid and the roles played by pharmaceutical and insurance companies. “Most medical students have to learn those things on the job after they are in practice,” Patel notes. Read More...

The Best Business Schools for Careers in Technology



Here’s a fact you may not have known: Several of today’s leading technology innovators share one thing in common—a Montessori education. Yep, Google’s Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and SimCity creator Will Wright were all educated as children using the self-directed, hands-on, collaborative teaching model developed by Italian doctor and educator Maria Montessori. Alas, though, not a single one has an MBA—so perhaps not a very useful factoid when you’re trying to determine the best business schools for a career in technology.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Apple’s Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Biz Stone of Twitter—none of them has an MBA either. And Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg, who does have an MBA from Harvard Business School, is famously on record recently saying the degree isn’t necessary for success in tech. Nevertheless, a growing tide of students are looking to use business school as their launch pad to successful careers in tech—and the top tech firms, including those founded by non-MBAs, are snapping them up.

Why, you ask?

Consulting Career Prep at NYU’s Stern School of Business




If you want to earn an MBA with the end goal of pursuing a consulting career, many schools in theNew York City metro area may be a perfect match. For instance, New York University’s Stern School of Business had 28% of its 2015 graduates accept jobs in the consulting field. Furthermore, eight prominent consulting firms hired three or more graduates from the Stern School each in 2014. Consulting employers include the Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

To prepare its students for these consulting careers, the Stern School offers Read More...

Collaborating with NYU Stern

NYU Stern is launching several innovative programs and we are honored to partner with them to support these innovative efforts. Their Masters of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Program is one such example. Over the course of the program, students from many corners of the world participate in the NYU Stern MSBA program, and must frequently collaborate and interact with one another from a distance. That’s where Tenlegs comes in! Our secure, privately-branded platform allows MSBA students to connect and get to know one another prior to actually meeting in person on campus. Students’ profiles and portfolios on our platform serve as introductions to the community and facilitate engagement between students, faculty, and alumni.

The Tenlegs platform also enables NYU Stern MSBA community to create, share and comment on ideas to begin forming groups for their final projects. In private groups, students can seamlessly communicate, share documents, work toward their final presentation, and invite in a faculty advisor at any time in the process.

The ability to get acquainted, share, and collaborate via the Tenlegs platform makes geographical boundaries irrelevant and allows NYU Stern MSBA students to engage even from their many corners of the world.

We’re excited to support the NYU Stern MSBA program and its students to help create their global community and foster cross-border and cross-cultural collaboration! How can Tenlegs help your school community? To learn more click here.