ERIC Number: ED491746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-30
Finding the Best Business School for You: Looking Past the Rankings
Dennis, Everette E.; Smith, Sharon P.
Every year, more than 250,000 people take the Graduate Management Administration Test (GMAT) in preparation for applying to MBA programs. While many will seek admission to the top-ranked schools, only a small percentage will end up at one of these "elite" programs. In this book, Everette Dennis and Sharon Smith argue that those who think only in these narrow terms, assuming that "only the best" warrant their consideration, are shortchanging themselves in at least two ways: they may miss the mark and decide to forgo an MBA altogether, or they may look past the best programs for themselves. The truth is that, in response to changes in the global business environment, many schools are redesigning their curricula, forging closer ties with businesses, and giving students more freedom to customize their degrees. Some of the most innovative programs are being designed at public universities and other institutions out of the spotlight.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, College Choice, Program Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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