P&Q’s Must Reads: What The Dean & Top-Paid Faculty Earn At Harvard Business School

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:  What The Dean & Top-Paid Faculty Earn At Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Dean Srikant M. Datar pulled down nearly $1 million in compensation in 2021, the latest year for which figures are available, making it virtually certain that his total pay now exceeds $1 million annually. Compensation at that level would almost certainly make Datar the highest-paid dean of a business school today. 

Harvard disclosed the earnings of 27 of the highest-paid administrators and faculty members in annual Form 990 tax filings on Friday, as required by the Internal Revenue Service for all tax-exempt organizations. Five of them  were affiliated with the Harvard Business School.

You can find more detail in our full story, up now on our homepage.

No. 2: 10 Conclusions About MBA Programs From A Major New Poll

The curriculum at any given MBA program is bound to shift over time — and that’s something for which business schools must have contingency plans, according to a majority of B-schools in a newly released survey. Most say they do.

The Graduate Business Curriculum Roundtable, formerly the MBA Roundtable, released its biennial survey this month of nearly 100 global B-schools with almost 600 graduate business programs serving tens of thousands of students. The poll results show that most schools have policies regarding curriculum revisions, with a third requiring ongoing reviews and a quarter mandating revisions every three to five years.

But the survey goes deeper than that, exploring just what those MBA curricula contain — and what they don’t. 

Find the full story in our news tab.

No. 3 Best & Brightest Online MBAs: Class Of 2023

In this edition of our Best & Brightest Online MBAs, we honor 52 graduates at 31 elite online programs around the world. Students were selected by faculty and classmates based on criteria like academic performance, classroom contributions, and professional achievements.

This year’s class features 29 women and 23 men, whose ages range from 27-55. Their ranks include entrepreneurs, military personnel, physicians, consultants, engineers, and financiers. As undergrads, they attended institutions as diverse as Princeton, Iowa State, and the University of Phoenix. Currently, you’ll find the Best & Brightest working at blue chip firms like Johnson & Johnson, Dell Technologies, Visa, and Disney.

You can read about all of these inspiring MBAs now, on our homepage.

No. 4: Our Weekly Round Up of  News You Can Use

No matter where you are in your MBA journey, we bring several helpful stories for you this week.

First up: 10 Tips On How To Pay For Your MBA offers valuable advice on financial aid and more about paying for business school. You’ll find it in our financing tab.

Next: If you’re shopping for an MBA consultant to help you through the arduous process, check out our roundup of the The Top MBA Admission Consulting Firms Of 2023. You can find it in our trending tab.

Finally: If Stanford is on your shortlist of MBA target schools, be sure to read 3 Things Stanford GSB Looks For In Applicants. You’ll find it in our news tab.

And, that’s it for this week’s Must Reads recap. 

I also want to alert school seekers to CentreCourt’s upcoming MBA Festival admission event. In these virtual panels, you’ll hear from admission gurus and career experts from leading business schools around the world. Our next event is June 6-7, and you can register now for free.

Again, I’m Kristy Bleizeffer, and you can join me next week, right here, for a recap of what’s important in the world of business education. Thanks for listening and, as always, stay informed!

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