The Business School Broadcast - 12th January 2018

Discover the latest business school news

Why are business schools changing their admissions processes? Which business school dean will be taking part in this year's Winter Olympics? And what are young MBAs focussing on most? We take a look at what’s been happening this week in the world of MBA.


Business schools get tough on falsified applications

Ghost written applications’ have long been an issue for business schools, and institutions across the world are imposing measures to curb the prevalence of falsified applications. NYU Stern School of Business, the Kellogg School of Management and SDA Bocconi have all updated their application procedures to verify the veracity of their candidates' applications. 

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An Olympic honour for the Kelley School of Business

Idie Kesner, dean of the IU Kelley School of Business, will represent the institution at the Winter Olympics in South Korea this year, by taking part in the Olympic torch relay. The dean was invited by a former student and current president of the China and Korea branch of Coca Cola - one of the main Olympic sponsors. The school offers a dual MBA program with Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, the oldest university in the country.

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Young entrepreneurs focus on improving society

A survey conducted by Saïd Business School found that today’s business students place particular significance on social responsibility. A huge 89% of respondents stated that having a positive impact on society was important to them; 63% felt that businesses avoided taking a moral stand; and a further 60% felt that business should make a larger commitment to tackle the problems facing the world.

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Marquette University to launch a fully-online MBA

The Marquette University Graduate School of Management has announced a new MBA program that is 100% online. The 28-month program will begin in the fall semester of this year, and enrollment will begin this month. The entry requirements and admissions process are identical to their on-campus MBA program.

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South African business school to accept Bitcoin

Red & Yellow Creative School of Business in South Africa has announced that all courses at the institution can now be paid for in Bitcoin - the online cryptocurrency. In explanation, the school states that it’s helping students prepare for an increasingly digital future.

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Are firms playing their way into the FTSE 100? 

A study carried out by professors from the University of Edinburgh Business School found that companies were ‘gaming’ their way into the FTSE 100, because of the lucrative effects of joining. Membership of the index often results in increased investor interest, meaning that some companies are actively altering their business strategies to make themselves eligible. While in no way against the rules, this practice raises questions about the membership process.

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Amelia Hopkins
Written by Amelia Hopkins

Amelia Hopkins is a writer for TopMBA, covering the latest news in business and business education. A graduate of the University of Leeds and Yorkshire native, she enjoys reading, travelling and talking incessantly about the countryside.

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