Wharton | Mr. Hopeful Fund Manager
GMAT 770, GPA 8.52/10
MIT Sloan | Mr. Healthtech Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.44
Harvard | Mr. Navy Nuke
GMAT 710, GPA 3.66
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
London Business School | Mr. LGBT Pivot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.15
London Business School | Ms. Private Equity Angel
GMAT 660, GPA 3.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Indian Dreamer
GRE 331, GPA 8.5/10
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Harvard | Mr. CPPIB Strategy
GRE 329 (Q169 V160), GPA 3.6
Rice Jones | Mr. Student Government
GMAT 34 (ACT for Early Admit Program), GPA 3.75
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Ms. Sustainable Development
GRE N/A, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.89
Kellogg | Ms. Big4 M&A
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Ms. Rocket Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Ms. Indian Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 9.18/10
Harvard | Mr. African Energy
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Columbia | Mr. Energy Italian
GMAT 700, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. SME Consulting
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55 (as per WES paid service)
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Quality Assurance
GMAT 770, GPA 3.6
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
INSEAD | Mr. INSEAD Aspirant
GRE 322, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Army Aviator
GRE 314, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63

The Best of “The MBA Show”

Ever since Miro Kazakoff and Tom Rose got together to create “The MBA Show” last August, it has been a work in progress. Through 14 separate episodes of the online video show, they’ve gotten better and better. Production values have improved, but so has the energetic chemistry between these second-year MBA students at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. The result: The MBA Show is steadily building a cult following around the world. It’s Facebook fans hail from Pakistan, India, France, and the Ukraine.

Here’s a selection of our favorite shows so far:

1. If You Want to be an Entrepreneur, Be Indian

This episode features a hilarious interview with Yankee Group founder and venture capitalist Howard Anderson who also teaches at the Sloan School, along with their take on the new BusinessWeek MBA ranking.

Tom Rose starts the hijinks off by saying, “Howard you’re a pretty odl guy. Is it true you got the first MBA ever issued?”

Retorts Anderson: “If I did, it was overpriced, just like yours,” retorted Anderson. It goes on from there. When they ask him whether he thinks the evolution of management education has created better MBAs, Anderson takes a dim and comical view. “That’s the scary part,” he says. “I don’t know if anything has improved. If you’re a doctor, you’re doing better procedures. If you’re a scientist, you push the state of the art. But with all the MBAs—and now there are more MBAs than traffic policemen in the United States—why aren’t we managing anything better. You guys are screwing up.

“Here’s the problem: you guys are too bright. When I went to school, the really smart students went to medical school. The next smartest students became professors. Those of us who got Cs got MBAs. You guys are much smarter. You invent scientific financial instruments that only you can understand and you just brought down the entire capitalist system. You guys are essentially bomb throwing radicals. You’ve ruined the system.” His solution: “Tell the admissions people to let less smart people and keep you turkeys out.”

2. Whipped Cream Bonanza

This episode pokes fun at The Wall Street Journal’s new ranking of EMBA programs that finds the most expensive MBA in the world–Wharton’s $150,000 EMBA program–to be the best.

“The only regret I have is that I just don’t feel I’m paying enough money for my MBA,” quips Tom Rose in the segment. “When I go to business school, I want to get that penniless, wallet-draining, soul-emptying sense of debt.” Advised Kazakoff, without missing a beat, “If you have a job right now and you’re thinking you want to spend cash as fast as you can and spend no time at all with your family, the Executive MBA is for you and all it’s going to cost you is $150,000.”

3. Wharton Gives Free Classes For Life

This episode takes aim at the recent announcement of The Wharton School’s upheaval of its MBA program.

After noting that the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will be inviting MBA graduates back to campus for free executive education training every seven years, Miro Kazakoff jokes, “You know that (fundraising) development is going to be all over you every week at these events. That’s how you make this positive.” Adds Tom Rose, “Development is going to be on you like (Bernie) Madoff on a pension.”

You can subscribe to the show via iTunes or simply come back to Poets&Quants which will now feature new episodes of The MBA Show on our homepage. You also can stay in touch with Miro and Tom by reading The MBA Show blog.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.