“The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum,” is one of the official 2013 themes for International Women’s Day that we celebrate this month, and it’s a fitting description for the growing numbers of women who are jump-starting their careers by going to graduate business school. An incredible 122,843 women sat for the GMAT exam last year for admission to business school—a new record number of women and the FOURTH year in a row that women broke the 100,000 mark.
Next week, students, entrepreneurs, businesses, and governments across 127 countries will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest promotion of entrepreneurship. Activities for the event aim to connect innovators with potential collaborators, mentors, and investors to explore new ideas and provide information on what it takes to build new enterprises—a goal shared by a growing number at business schools worldwide. (more…)
You know that starting a new business takes passion, focus, tenacity, ambition, innovative ideas, and a willingness to take risks. But success also requires solid business knowledge, management expertise, funding, and the right people—and that’s where b-school can help. (more…)
Going to business school is a gruelling experience. Thrown in at the deep end, you have to form working relationships with people you have known for only a week, work across all the major business disciplines, not just your own, and meet a series of impossibly tough deadlines.
Throw into the mix the fact that you’re studying in a foreign country, don’t speak the language and aren’t au fait with local business culture, and it’s a bold person who ventures abroad for business school.
It is certainly extra challenging, but people who study abroad seem to agree that the experience is exceptionally rewarding too. Here are some of the things you can expect when studying abroad. (more…)