P&Q’s Must Reads: The Top Master In Management Programs In The United States

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: The Top Master In Management Programs In The United States

The MBA is the top graduate business degree in the United States. In Europe, the preferred degree has long been the Master in Management. But are U.S. B-schools coming around to the appeal of the latter program — a shorter, cheaper alternative with younger cohorts of students?

U.S. MiMs are still under-appreciated, and the only major ranking of MiM programs remains highly Euro-centric. But observers of graduate business education trends agree that MiMs are primed to grow in importance in the U.S. as companies do away with rotational programs for humanities majors and want people who can hit the ground running

Poets&Quants has compiled a list of 32 Master in Management programs at 28 B-schools in the United States, ranging widely in cost, mode of delivery, admission requirements, and class composition. You can find the list on our homepage.

No. 2: The Rise & Fall Of A Harvard Business School Superstar

In 2018, Adam Grant – the world-renowned organizational psychologist and superstar professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School – offered enthusiastic praise for the latest book by his colleague and research collaborator: “Francesca Gino is the best kind of rebel: the one who doesn’t just break the rules, but invents a better way.”

Perhaps the blurb was unintentionally prescient.

Gino, an award-winning behavioral scientist at Harvard Business School, has been accused of breaking the rules – quite brazenly – in at least four published research papers, and possibly many more. A spate of news articles in the last several days detail instances in which Gino is accused of fabricating data and manipulating results. And at least one paper – a study examining ways to elicit more honest responses – has since been retracted.

You can read more about Gino’s academic rise and the recent allegations on our home page.

No. 3 Deans on the move

In case you missed it: 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 designed for decision-makers and educators.

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

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: Dear First Year MBAs … This story from a Wharton MBA offers advice on what he wished he’d known before starting the vaulted program. You’ll find it on our homepage.

Next: Nontraditional Jobs For MBAs. There’s a plethora of unique job opportunities for MBAs if you know where to look. This story, posted on our homepage, also offers tips for negotiating a killer MBA salary. 

Finally: MBA Application Deadlines For The 2023-2024 Admissions Cycle. This story, in our admission tab, lists all the MBA application deadlines for the world’s top business schools, and will be updated as more are announced. 

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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