P&Q’s Must Reads: Ranking The Top 50 MBA Cases Of The Last 50 Years

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: Ranking The Top 50 MBA Cases Of The Last 50 Years 

Harvard Business School launched the very first MBA case study more than 100 years ago, and with it, modern graduate business education. Every year since then, professors and researchers at HBS have authored more cases than their counterparts at any other higher education institution.

It’s no surprise, then, that HBS is the source of nearly half of the 50 best-selling cases over the last 50 years according to the Case Centre, the nonprofit “independent home of the case method” which has announced the list to mark its 50th year of operation.

You can read the full list in our trending tab.

No. 2 Deans On The Move

It’s migration season for business school deans. Several elite programs have announced new deans in the last several weeks, and our new Poets&Quants newsletter – Case Study – has the rundown. 

Kenan-Flagler  hired its first female dean ever with Mary Margaret Frank. Anuj Mehrotra, dean of the George Washington School of Business since 2018, will take over as dean of the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business on Jan. 1, 2024. And Larry “Chip” Hunter has been named dean of Temple University’s Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management, effective Aug. 1.

These are just the latest announcements for B-school deans’ comings and goings. To keep up with all the moves, be sure to subscribe to Case Study, a monthly newsletter devoted to design for decision-makers and educators.

You can subscribe to the newsletter through the link on our news tab. 

No. 3: Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors Of 2023

In case you missed it, check out our Best 40-Under-40 list of MBA professors for 2023. This is the 11th edition of our annual recognition, and 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 36 different schools, including 11 international schools, along with 18 exceptional women. We received more than 1,500 nominations from students, colleagues, and professors themselves. You can find the full list in our news tab. 

And, keep an eye out for our 2024 nomination period which will open next year. We’ll announce the opening at PoetsandQuants.com as well as on our various newsletters and social media platforms.

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: Top Tips to Tackle the Berkeley Haas Video and Revised Essay. This story explains the school’s new video essay and how to ace yours. You’ll find it in our admissions tab.

Next: 5 Biggest Surprises In Online MBA Programs.  If you’re considering a OMBA, don’t miss this story of advice from leading online MBA candidates from the top programs. You’ll find it in our news tab.

Finally: MBA Application Deadlines For The 2023-2024 Admissions Cycle. This story, on our homepage, lists all the MBA application deadlines for the world’s top business schools, and will be updated as more are announced. In fact, Wharton just announced its 2023-2024 application deadlines last week. You can find all the announced deadlines in our admissions tab. 

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

I also want to alert school seekers to our upcoming Online MBA 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 July 18-19, 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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