‘Back to School’ Category

April 3rd, 2013, 6:00 am

New Study Shows Women are Increasingly Seeking Global MBAs

By Natalie Soltys (Kansas City) The world is becoming more connected, companies are becoming more global, and the workforce is more international. As a highly-motivated woman, you may have had the intuition that you need global experience and education to further advance your career. You see a need to manage culturally diverse teams and deliver [...]

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March 15th, 2012, 3:27 pm

Pursuing an MBA: When it’s Appropriate and When It’s a Pass

Contributed by The Runaway MBA I can’t really remember when I decided that I wanted a MBA. In college, I believed that it was the next step after my first five years of work. However, my career progressed because of what I achieved. My salary was quite high without the degree. I could not see [...]

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October 26th, 2010, 6:00 am

Are You a Role Model? Teach a Business Course

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) What’s one way to pull more women into the leadership pipeline? Be a role model. On The Glass Hammer, we shine the spotlight on successful professional women in an effort to inspire other high-achieving professional women to break the glass ceiling, and to show that there are plenty [...]

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August 25th, 2010, 6:00 am

Is Now the Right Time to Go Back to School?

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) Have you dreamed of going back to school? Hours in the library, long conversations with intelligent professors and nothing to worry about except the deadline for that next assignment. Studying as an adult isn’t much like that, unfortunately. However, if you are unemployed with time on your hands, or want some [...]

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May 20th, 2010, 6:00 am

Encouraging More Women to Pursue MBAs

By Andrea Newell (Grand Rapids, Michigan) After decades of stagnant female enrollment in graduate business schools, The Financial Times reports that recently the numbers have begun to climb. Female enrollment is currently at an average of 37 percent, up from 33 percent five years ago and 30 percent 10 years ago. And it’s not just [...]

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December 2nd, 2009, 6:00 am

Are Executive MBAs Worth it?

By GiGi DeVault (Munich) Build a better Executive MBA (EMBA) program, and they will come. But who benefits most—university coffers or women executives with newly minted EMBAs? EMBA programs now offer women’s support networks, clubs, and mentoring. Some even offer symposiums on work/life balance. Della Bradshaw from the Financial Times described an EMBA as the [...]

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November 4th, 2008, 7:00 am

MBA JumpStart

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) MBA JumpStart was created to address the lack of diversity and under-representation of minorities in the consulting and financial services industries and to “bridge the gap between minority talent entering top business schools and firms actively seeking to increase minority representation.”

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September 20th, 2007, 9:31 am

The M.B.A. is Dead! Long Live the M.B.A.!

The New York Times ran a thought-provoking article this week called “Hedge Funds and Private Equity Alter Career Calculus,” by Louise Story. The article challenged the conventional wisdom that getting an M.B.A. puts young Wall Streeters on the fast track to top finance jobs. Instead, Ms. Story explains that many of today’s top performers in [...]

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