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Rude and Unhygienic: Columbia Business School Students?

toothbrushColumbia University is oft touted for having some of the most prestigious graduate schools. Its graduate programs in law, journalism and mathematics are all ranked in the top ten. So what’s going on with their business students?

According to The Huffington Post, students at Columbia‘s Business School were chastised not only for being impolite, but also for being unhygienic. The students received two email notices from displeased board members of the Investment Banking Club, an organization that provides students with networking and recruitment opportunities.

The first communication focused on the students’ appearance. The “friendly reminder on some dress code and personal hygiene basics” recommended that the graduate students brush their teeth and comb their hair, and also offered advice on appropriate business interview attire.

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The Best MBA Schools in the U.S.

workerDue to a challenging economy, many students are looking for anything that will help them stand out as an applicant for a job. Earning a master’s degree in business administration, or an MBA, is one way to gain an edge in the job market. As with any degree, earning an MBA from a school known for its MBA programs can give you even more of an edge.

Many schools well-known for producing quality MBA students serve as a pool for high profile employers to choose future employees. You can earn an MBA through all kinds of colleges, and even online, so because the MBA is so widely available and so popular, the only real way to differentiate yours is to earn it from one of the best schools. Not every school can specialize in every degree, so it’s important to do some research to find out what schools are the best for your particular degree. Read the rest of this entry »



Jessica Simpson’s Boyfriend, Eric Johnson, Drops Out of Business School

Image via Jessica Simpson (twitter.com/jessicasimpson)

Image via Jessica Simpson (twitter.com/jessicasimpson)

Sometimes it’s best to learn from other people’s mistakes. We don’t recommend following in Eric Johnson’s footsteps and quitting school. Jessica Simpson’s current beau and former NFL player is dropping out of business school. Johnson had plans to attend the Wharton Business School’s MBA program, but decided against it, reports People.

Rumors have circulated Johnson chose not to move to the Pennsylvania university in order to spend more time, but those close to the couple have denied the claims. “There were a lot of factors that went into his decision,” said a friend. “Jessica supports him in whatever he wants to do. He has a lot going on.” These factors have not been disclosed. Read the rest of this entry »



Trump University Offers Online Business Education

trump universityDonald Trump is probably one of the savviest businessmen in America. Many business students study his tactics and business skills to learn how to succeed in the business field.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could actually take classes that Trump had designed for students to learn some of his tricks of the trade? Now that’s a possibility because Donald Trump has created his own online university, Trump University.

Donald Trump has selected “some of the finest instructors in the world, professors from great universities, the finest business schools and also friends of mine from the world of business that have gone through the hard knocks…and they’ve succeeded.” Read the rest of this entry »



The Best Business Schools in the U.S.

harvard business schoolA lot of students study business. It’s a wide degree program, with plenty of different career paths after graduation. So how can you decide which business school is the best for you?

The Princeton Review compared more than 300 business schools from across the country to determine which are the cream-of-the-crop. Here are their top five business schools, based upon which schools have the best professors, which have the best career prospects, and which have the best classroom experience.

The Best Professors

1.    Harvard University: Business School
2.    University of Virginia: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
3.    University of Michigan- Ann Arbor: Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Stanford Leads the Best Business Schools

Every two years, Forbes takes a look at the business schools in the U.S. and determines which stand ahead of the competition. For students pursuing an MBA, this means narrowing in on the programs that will most likely provide them with a top-notch education and land them in their dream jobs.stanford business school

Forbes took a look at the return on investment five years after graduation (so for this list, 2004 graduates), and spoke with 17,000 business school alumni from 103 schools to gather its information.

For 2009, Stanford Graduate School of Business rose to the top of the list, and was named the best business school in America by Forbes. The median salary for these Stanford graduates five years later is $225,000, surpassing all other business school graduate salaries.

The rest of the top 10 looks like this: Read the rest of this entry »





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