The business school world is constantly buzzing with change and innovation. In addition to our regular news posts, we briefly touch on a few notable stories from this dynamic field in one roundup.
- Interested in pursuing an MBA in Europe? You might be in luck. Degrees at European business schools are cheaper and a better return on investment than they were in the past, Quartz reports. For example, the euro’s decline has resulted in a price drop of approximately 18% (in U.S. dollars) for an MBA at HEC Paris, a leading business school across the Atlantic. Of course, an MBA at HEC still does not come cheap; at the current euro rate, the cost is more than $91K.
- The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has gained an unusual new partner—a basketball team. The school—along with such companies as NextStage Capital, IBM Watson, and Techstars—is collaborating with the Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association (NBA) team and furniture manufacturer firm Kimball Office to launch the Sixers Innovation Lab. Selected sports and consumer product start-ups will receive office space at the lab in addition to guidance from experts, including Wharton representatives. “We look forward to working with Innovation Lab leadership to support entrepreneurs, to connect the Lab with the University and the broader community, and to support and document the Innovation Lab’s positive social impact,” commented Katherine Klein, Wharton Social Impact Initiative vice dean, in an NBA press release.
- The most prestigious MBA rankings of the spring are out—but what about undergraduate business schools? Bloomberg Businessweek recently released its Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016 list, placing the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University in the top spot. The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame was ranked second, and the Carroll School of Management at Boston College came in third.
- In another ranking, Military Times listed the best business schools for veterans. The University of Nebraska Omaha College of Business Administration claimed first place, while other schools in the top 12 included the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.