2009 full-time MBA ranking

Which MBA?

From Economist.com

IESE, a Spanish school, tops The Economist‘s eighth annual ranking of full-time MBA programmes

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Next generation GMAT – Coming star date 2013

This is likely a response to the competition from the GRE exam.

“A Time to Explore and Innovate – The Next Generation

Advancements in technology and measurement are making a significant impact on assessments. At the same time, more specialized master’s programmes and more variations on the traditional MBA are available worldwide. As the business marketplace has changed, so too has graduate management education. All of these factors have inspired GMAC to take an innovative approach to the GMAT exam.

The Next Generation GMAT, slated for completion in 2013, will build on the solid foundation of the current exam, while utilizing advances in testing technology and science to provide better, even more precise measures of skills. It will also offer measures of new skills applicable to both traditional MBA and new business programmes. The development process is rigorous, detailed, and collaborative so that the Next Generation GMAT can provide the right information to help schools admit the best students for their programmes.”

Read the complete article.

For another interesting article visit Which MBA.

Schulich opens campus in Mumbai India

http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/work/article/389627–york-opens-mba-school-in-mumbai

India Students applying for an MBA at York University’s Schulich school of business now have two campuses to choose from: One in Toronto — and one in Mumbai, India.

“We are very excited,” says Dezsö Horváth, Schulich’s dean. “This is the first MBA program to be offered in India from a leading international business school.”

Students who earn a Schulich MBA in India will receive their first-year classes at Mumbai’s SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, then transfer to Canada in their second year and graduate from Schulich’s Toronto campus.

“I believe that quite a few students will want to go to India because they will be exposed to a fast-growing economy with a lot of opportunity,” says Horváth. However, the Indian campus will not be able to provide all of the Canadian school’s specialization options.

“We have about 18 to date, which by then will be up to 20. India will only have four or five,” Horváth says. “It will be very attractive to come to Toronto in second year.”

Horváth hopes to build a permanent facility in India within the next three years. “There will be two Schulich campuses, one in Toronto and one in India,” he says, “with the same faculty quality and same student quality, recruiting and placing students all over the world.”

MBA Guide – Metro News

In early November Metro News, ran an interesting supplement about the MBA programs.

The following are the links to and titles of the articles.

MBA degree can pay off:

http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/learn/article/358235–degree-can-pay-off

EMBA can be a juggling act
http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/learn/article/358232–emba-can-be-a-juggling-act

Sauder eyes health care courses
http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/learn/article/358217–sauder-eyes-health-care-courses

Blackberry program a hit
http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/learn/article/358208–blackberry-program-a-hit

 

Indian School of Business – September 13 – Toronto

The Indian School of Business is ranked 15th according to the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings.

http://www.isb.edu/isb/index.shtml

http://www.isb.edu/ISBWEB/ISBCMS/File/FT_GlobalMBARanking09.pdf

Their Associate Director of Admissions, Hima Bindu, will be visiting Toronto Sunday, September 13th to introduce Canada to their innovative program. This presentation will be conducted in conjunction with the Richardson GMAT Preparation Centre (http://www.prep.com.

The Indian Business School offers an incredibly innovative program. It is a testament to its quality that such a “young school” could rise so quickly in the global MBA rankings.The program combined with its incredible facility in India (home of the world’s fastest growing economy) and its world class faculty, make this one school should consider.

Date: Sunday September 13/09 – Tentative start time 11:00 a.m.

Location: University of Toronto Downtown

In order to register please email: 800gmatprep@gmail.com

Note: This will be free admission!

Richardson GMAT Preparation – Toronto Canada

http://www.prep.com

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129615964547

Road-Tested GMAT Bus …

Have a look at this. Could this be a response to the GMAT vs. GRE wars?

The GMAT bus delivers the test to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions

Continuing its journey to increase access to graduate management education, the Mobile GMAT Test Center will launch a cross-country tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions. The eight-month tour will begin October 21, 2009, at Humphreys College in Stockton, California.
On its fifth cross-country tour of North America, the GMAT Mobile Test Center, a bus equipped with six testing stations, will deliver the GMAT exam at all US-based four-year HBCU and HSI members at least 40 miles from a permanent GMAT test center. The 14-state, 33-school tour will conclude May 7 at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

To read the complete article:

http://www.mba.com/mba/TheGMAT/ScheduleaGMATAppointment/GMATBus2009.htm

MBA Canada – GRE or GMAT?

Should you take the GMAT or GRE for admission to business school?

The GRE has slowly been becoming a substitute for the GMAT in MBA admissions. The reasons are well canvassed at:

http://www.prep.com/gmat800/gmatvsgre.html

Here is a complete list (from GRE) of programs that will accept the GRE.

The following Canadian schools, including Queen’s are included:

  • Canada
  • Lakehead University
  • Queen’s School of Business
  • St. Mary’s University
  • University of Calgary
  • Univ of New Brunswick – Saint John

A special comment with respect to Queen’s. Queen’s also accepts the QMAT for admission to their executive MBA programs.