MBA News Bites- Part I

Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Roundup of B-School Intelligence

The typical MBA track runs a collision course with many young women’s plans to start a family, the Wall Street Journal reports. To break this pattern graduate business schools are recruiting students at younger ages, creating new programs to attract women and launching part-time “morning MBAs” to bend the rigid MBA track.

The Kellogg School of Management’s new executive education program in partnership with the NBA aims at providing pro athletes with business tools for life after the hardwood court. The program’s objective is to provide players with a comprehensive tool kit to help them thrive in the business world while emphasizing the importance of lifelong learning as a means to pursue a sustainable career.

INSEAD, the leading international business school, announced it has named Professor Jake Cohen as the new dean of the school’s MBA program. Cohen has been with INSEAD for more than five years as Professor of Accounting and Control and Business Law, and Director of the INSEAD-PricewaterhouseCoopers research initiative on high performance organisations, overseeing the school’s largest research center.

At many MBA programs, what used to be a brief meet-and-greet period is now an education in itself, says BusinessWeek. Administrators now use the orientation period to accomplish a host of weighty goals–from instilling a sense of ethical responsibility in students to helping them catch up on essential math skills and prepare for an ever-earlier recruiting schedule.

On October 11, Syracuse University’s sixth “Start-Up: Syracuse Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp” program begins. Led by the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School of Management, the program helps entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs develop the skills necessary to take their idea or existing venture to the next level. Tuition for the six-week program is $650, with a limited number of $200 scholarships available to qualified applicants.

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