mba online

What Employers Really Think About Online MBAs

A former MBA recruiter for Google and Microsoft weighs in on the virtual degree


The Best Business Schools for Career and Personal Growth

Crunching the data: Babson, Kellogg, Yale, and MIT are among the schools in the top 25 for career growth


Sandy’s Take On The New Harvard Business School Essay Book

An honest appraisal of the newly published application essays written by members of this year's entering class at HBS

Ivy League

Swimming In An Elite Academic Pond

Anna Ivey's candid review of the new controversial book: Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

London Business School Dean Sir Andrew Likierman

London Business School Dean Andrew Likierman On Key Challenges

Plus the dean's best advice to twenty-something MBAs


Exclusive Insights

Michigan’s Ross vs. Northwestern’s Kellogg

Michigan's Ross School of Business is ranked 13th among the best business schools in the U.S. by Poets&Quants.

A candid smack down featuring two great schools in two quintessential university towns: Ann Arbor and Evanston. The similarities between these two top schools will surprise you. So will the differences.

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Harvard Business School vs. Stanford GSB


How the two best B-schools in the world--Harvard Business School and Stanford's Graduate School of Business--compare with each other in full-time MBA programs.

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Teaching at Wharton

UPenn’s Wharton School vs. Columbia Business School

Philly or New York? Wharton and Columbia are giants in finance, but they're much more than that as we point out in this smack down between two of the best business schools in the world.

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Berkeley's Haas School of Business

MIT’s Sloan School vs. Berkeley’s Haas School

Berkeley and Cambridge are two of the world's great university towns. Though they are separated by 3,000 miles, the Sloan School and the Haas School of Business share many similarities.

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Real Deal MBA

Have An MBA Admissions Question? Ask Jon, Our Resident Expert

submitted by: Jon Fuller

3:02 pm, March, 10, 2014

Welcome Jon Fuller of Clear Admit, formerly on the adcom team of the Ross School of Business, who has agreed to help anxious MBA applicants with difficult admissions questions. No question is out of bounds. Just fire away.

Have A Question About MBA Career Strategy? Ask Ivan, Our Resident Expert

submitted by: Ivan Kerbel

2:20 pm, January, 29, 2014

Welcome Ivan Kerbel, the former MBA career director at Yale University's School of Management. He's here to help you with any and all MBA career questions--even before you apply for admission

Have A GMAT Prep Question? Ask Andrew, Our Latest Resident Expert

submitted by: Andrew Geller

11:59 pm, April, 23, 2014

Welcome Andrew Geller who has agreed to answer all your GMAT test prep questions -- he scored a 770 on the test and can help you achieve better results to help you get into a highly selective MBA program

The MIT Sloan Essay That Landed Me On The Wait List

submitted by: Scott Duncan

4:42 am, August, 28, 2014

The essay question: Describe a time when you pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone. And the author's tear down analysis of his complete answer

Welcome to Poets&Quants

submitted by: John A. Byrne

10:11 pm, July, 09, 2010

Poets&Quants is the first of a dozen websites we're launching as part of my new company, C-Change Media. Our goal with P&Q is ambitious: it is to become an invaluable source of information and analysis on the world's best business schools. In time, we hope that it will become the place on the web for analysis, news, and features on global business education.

The Best Online MBA Programs In The U.S.

Our new 2014 list of the top online programs

That Lingering Stigma Over Online Degrees

It may be waning but does it still exist?

Advice for First Years from the Class of 2013

Our weekly roundup of B-school news & features

How To Stand Out In The Application Pile

With the HBS deadline days away, crucial advice

Essential Business MOOCs for September

Wharton and Stanford top over 25 courses

Which Schools Produce the Highest Returns?

Hint: It's not Harvard or Stanford

Back of the Envelope

The Cost of an MBA

School Total Cost Tuition
Columbia $168,307 $106,416
Wharton $168,000 $108,018
Stanford $166,812 $106,236
Chicago $165,190 $101,400
Tuck $162,750 $101,400
MIT $160,378 $100,706
Harvard $158,800 $97,200
Kellogg $156,990 $102,990
Haas $144,746 $95,274
Duke $105,944 $95,920

Source: Schools

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