MBA News Bites-Part II

Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Roundup of B-School Intelligence

The Essec Business School in France and Keio Business School, part of Keio University in Japan, have signed a double degree agreement which will see participants studying one program and receiving an MBA from both institutions, Financial Times reports. The schools plan to begin the program in September next year.

In an ever-more complex future, business leaders will need to integrate financial, legal, political and cultural issues. With that in mind, two of the nation’s top law and business schools – the Wharton School and the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania – are launching an accelerated three-year program leading to both the JD and MBA degrees.

QS Top MBA offers its latest MBA career guide online as an interactive and environmentally friendly e-book. The issue contains almost 200 business school profiles; articles on MBA careers and application techniques; interviews with leading professors and MBA recruiters; and an executive MBA section devoted to EMBA issues.

Kenan-Flagler students are getting Wall Street experience without leaving the UNC campus. The new Capital Markets Lab provides access to the same information technology and financial data used on real trading floors. The lab, which accommodates 50 students at a time, will be used by students for finance electives and to support the BSBA and MBA student-management investment funds program.

Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review have named Babson College’s MBA #1 in Entrepreneurship and its Undergraduate School #2 in Entrepreneurship. This is the reverse of their 2007 ranking, which named Babson’s Undergraduate School #1 in Entrepreneurship and its MBA #2 in Entrepreneurship.

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