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Archive for March 2013

Thunderbird’s MBA Overhaul: A Harbinger of Things to Come?

The Thunderbird School of Global Management, already distinct for its international focus, has made headlines with a dramatic MBA overhaul of its curriculum. The new curriculum, titled The Flexible Program, lets students complete their MBA in as little as one year. The program was designed around feedback from MBA employers, as well as market trends…

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Do the Financial Times rankings need a new metric?

The Financial Times rankings are a hugely important measurement for B-schools each year, with an impact that goes far beyond wounded pride. The impressions resulting from these rankings can affect everything from recruiting and admissions to post-graduation employment statistics, and the rankings themselves are a fairly potent catalyst for administrative action or inaction. For example,…

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The GMAC Pushing Soft Skills: What You Need To Know

“Soft skills” has become something of a buzzword in our industry, and it has certainly been buzzing recently, with the release of GMAC’s new software program, Reflect. Designed with MBA students in mind, the program assesses personal and professional strengths, with the goal of “helping you understand you and how others perceive you”. Released mid-February,…

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