P&Q’s Must Reads: Big Brand B-Schools Tiptoe Into The Online MBA Market

Hello everyone  –- Welcome back to Poets&Quants’ Must Reads, a quick, digestible recap of the top business school news, sponsored by CentreCourt, P&Q’s virtual admission events.

I’m your host, Kristy Bleizeffer, and I’ll be highlighting the most important P&Q stories you might have missed. So, Let’s get to it. 

No. 1: Big Brand B-Schools Tiptoe Into The Online MBA Market

At a time when enrollment in online MBA programs is outpacing that of the full-time, on-campus programs in the U.S. AND as employers are becoming more accepting of online MBA degrees, two big brand business schools are dipping their toes into the online waters.

This year, for the first time ever, both UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business and NYU’s Stern School of Business will welcome online cohorts in their part-time MBAs. Other top programs may soon follow.

Poets&Quants editor John Byrne breaks down the two new programs and outlines the reasons more top-tier programs are looking to develop their own online MBAs in this must-read story, available now on our homepage.

No. 2: Meet McKinsey’s MBA Class Of 2021

If you’ve ever wondered what’s in the secret sauce that turns an MBA into McKinsey material, this package of profiles from the latest crop of Mckinsey & Company’s hires can teach you the recipe. 

We connected with 14 2021 MBA hires at the Big Three consulting firm and asked them about interview advice, their most meaningful achievements, and their B-school experience. If you’re looking for a career in consulting, their experiences can help prepare you for what comes next.

Look for Mikinsey’s MBA Class of 2021 on our homepage.

No. 3: News You Can Use

This past week, we’ve published several great stories in the News You Can Use category. If you’re at any point in the MBA journey, take a minute to check them out.

First, Caroline Diarte Edwards, Co-Founder and Director of Fortuna Admissions, compiles the top tips for creating your list of target business schools–a must read for prospective MBAs still looking for the right culture and fit.

Next, for those at the end of their journey and looking to embark on their new careers, P&Q author Greg Lang offers a great collection of advice from the faculty of Harvard Business School.  

Finally, for those ready to take the plunge, P&Q ranks the top 20 admission consultants who can help you get into your target dream schools–or schools. 

All of these stories–and much more tips, advice, and resources–can be found in our admissions hub, accessible from our main menu.

No. 4: Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors Of 2022

Finally, don’t miss this year’s Best 40-Under-40 list of MBA professors. This is the 10th edition of our annual recognition, and through 400 total honorees overall, our goal remains unchanged: To identify and celebrate the most talented young professors currently teaching in MBA programs around the world.

This year’s list includes professors from 33 different schools, including 14 international schools, along with 18 exceptional women, the most we’ve ever had. We received more than 2,240 nominations and evaluated 140 individual professors on their teaching honors, research impact, and the breadth and quality of their nominations.

We congratulate each man and woman honored this year, and we invite you to read their individual profiles at poetsandquants.com.

And, that’s it for this week’s Must Reads recap. But, before I go, I want to alert all the school seekers out there to CentreCourt’s upcoming MBA Festival events. These events connect prospective students with admission experts, alumni, and career development teams at the top MBA programs around the country – and the world. 

Our next series, MBA Voices, is happening June 7-8, and you can register for free on our events tab at Poets&Quants.com. 

For online MBA prospects, our next Backstage event is July 12. This is your chance to hear from current students, admission teams, and alumni from some of the best online programs around. Register on our events page

Thank you for listening. Again, I’m Kristy Bleizeffer with Poets&Quants, and you can join me next week, right here, for a recap of what’s important in the world of business education. Stay informed!

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