How Chicago MBA programs measure up
by Danielle Braff on August 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm
Chicago has a number of options for pursuing an MBA, including a range of flexible programs and two of the nation’s top-ranked schools in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Here’s a guide to Chicago’s MBA options. DePaul... […]
How old is too old for an MBA? Depends what you want.
by Kate MacArthur on August 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Richard Grad was 55 years old and a senior partner at law firm Sidley Austin in Los Angeles when he enrolled in the executive MBA program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Every other week, he flew his Cessna Citation to Midway Airport to attend classes Friday through Sunday,... […]
How many MBA grads stay in Chicago?
by Ally Marotti on August 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Chicago-area MBA programs draw students from around the world, but how many of them stay? It varies, according to data from the area's business schools. […]
Company support for MBAs fell off a cliff, so schools are getting creative
by Ally Marotti on August 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm
When Bain & Company’s consultants go back to school full-time for an MBA, jobs are waiting for them when they return. And graduation comes debt-free, since the consulting firm covers all of their tuition. But Bain’s all-in support seems to be more of an anomaly these days. Before the Great Recession,... […]
MBA programs are going outside the classroom. Here's why.
by Ally Marotti on August 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm
MBA students can be surprisingly uncomfortable when talking to customers in the real world, said Kellogg School of Management professor David Schonthal. But programs at Chicago-area universities are increasingly pushing their students out of the classroom and into businesses or in front of customers.... […]
Polsky Center expansion at University of Chicago hits high gear
by Ally Marotti on August 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm
Entrepreneurship is about to stand on its own at the University of Chicago for the first time. Prompted by new funds and a growing hunger for innovation resources throughout campus, the university is working to expand the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation into a free-standing entity.... […]
MBA focus: So who's teaching those courses on entrepreneurship?
by Cheryl V. Jackson on August 25, 2015 at 10:26 pm
Chicago’s colleges and universities reflect the city’s thriving startup community. Centers and institutes for entrepreneurship abound, as do courses and MBA concentrations in entrepreneurship. Leaders of Chicago business schools say they’re responding to student demand and that they aim to provide... […]
Multiple choice: MBA options, prices pose tough questions
by Cheryl V. Jackson on August 18, 2015 at 1:56 am
You’re wondering about school choices and costs, and you’re asking yourself when's the best time to pursue an MBA. Conor Gee knew. “I knew that without a masters degree I’d hit a glass ceiling, and I wanted to do it right away before I had kids and got too busy to where I wouldn’t go back,” said... […]