With the skyrocketing costs of higher education, a graduate degree won’t make financial sense for everyone. Sometimes I wonder, unless you can get into a top MBA program, why go to a highly ranked business school?
Going to an elite business school is a budget breaking decisions, so you need to make sure this is really the best move for your career. In an article on “the winner-takes-all Market theory’s impact on higher education,” Bob Bruner, Dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business explains how how Business School Rank affects admission selectivity, students with high academic promise, tuition costs, program revenue, and the publication record of a school’s faculty. You can follow Bob Bruner on Twitter @Bob_Bruner.
Here are few prominent B-school deans on Twitter:
Garth Saloner, Dean at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), he has previously held positions as senior associate dean for academic affairs, director for research and curriculum development, and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. You can follow him on Twitter @saloner.
Richard K. Lyons, Dean, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, refining the Haas School’s strategic plan to leverage the traits that are distinctively Berkeley. You can follow him @richlyons.
Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He studied at Complutense University of Madrid and Oxford University, UK. Iñiguez de Onzoño is a Doctor of Law and holds an MBA from IE Business School. You can follow him on Twitter @SantiagoIniguez.
Judy Olian, Dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and is the John E. Anderson Chair in Management. Under her leadership, UCLA Anderson has hired a record number of faculty from the world’s best research institutions, launched new degree and certificate programs, initiated a diverse set of global degree and immersion courses, and developed targeted partnerships with an emphasis on Asia and Latin America. Ypu can follow her on Twitter @DeanOlian.
A list of top 20 business school to follow on Twitter:
- Wharton at University of Pennsylvania (USA)
- Harvard Business School & see also Harvard Business Review (USA)
- MIT Sloan School of Management & MIT Sloan Management Review (USA)
- Stanford Graduate School of Business (USA)
- Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (USA)
- London Business School (UK)
- Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (USA)
- Columbia Business School (USA)
- IE Business School (Spain)
- HEC Paris (École des Hautes Études Commerciales) (France)
- ESADE (Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas) (Spain)
- IESE Business School of University of Navarra (worldwide)
- Saïd Business School at Oxford (UK)
- McCombs School at The University of Texas at Austin (USA)
- IMD Business School (Switzerland)
- Rotman School at University of Toronto (Canada)
- INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires) (worldwide)
- Thunderbird School of Global Management (worldwide)
- Yale School of Management (USA)
- Darden School of Business at University of Virginia (USA)
Of course, there are many more out there worth following, and we welcome your suggestions in the comments below.