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MIT Sloan provides a 2-Year Full-time MBA program, Joint MBA programs, a 20-Months Executive MBA program and various executive certificate, PHD and Masters programs. Established in 1914, as Course 15 in the MIT Department of Economics and Statistics, MIT Sloan School of Management has come a long way establishing itself as a pioneer in Executive MBA program. MIT Sloan is among the few Business Schools that have put emphasis on Tech Entrepreneurship. The Sloan SOM sponsors the famous MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.

MIT MBA programs is a combination of case studies, team projects, lectures, case discussions, interaction with industry leaders and hands on training. The combination of these key features will provide MBA students with Business Skills and real world experience.

MIT Sloan's MBA curriculum starts with the core courses in first semester. It is among the toughest courses in the MBA program. MIT Sloan is known for its academic rigour. In its graduate programs including the MBA program, students with less than 4.0(on a five point scale) or "B" average is not allowed to graduate. After the first semester, students are given the freedom to customize their courses according to their goals. The courses offered in MIT Sloan MBA programs have a high focus on analytic skills, problem solving and leadership.

To offer MBA students with real world opportunities, MIT Sloan is providing the following tracks:

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track (E&I)

This track is for MBA students who have already committed to follow an entrepreneurial journey.  The classes focus on developing new company, especially technology start-ups (which...

The Lisbon MBA International ProgramThe Lisbon MBA, a collaboration with MIT Sloan

The Lisbon MBA International is a Full-time degree in business administration framed in an international environment with a focus on both the academic component and interpersonal competencies that develop strong leaders. Brought to you by the two top Portuguese universities – Católica and Nova – in partnership with the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management, The Lisbon MBA International prepares you to face the unexpected challenges of leading a top organization and to drive new trends in international business.

Lisbon MBA with MIT Nova De Lisboa and Universidade Católica PortuguesaOriginality. Creativity. Coolness.

That’s what’s at the heart of The Lisbon MBA International Program.

3 World-Class Institutions: The Lisbon MBA International Program is a collaboration between the , Universidade Nova de Lisboa and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. This partnership ensures that you will receive the highest level of academic expertise.

The Lisbon MBA prepares you to think creatively...

Located in New York City(Greenwich Village campus), NYU Stern School of Business was established in 1900 as the NYU School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance. According to Sep 2011 enrollment data, NYU Stern has over 784 students enrolled for Full-time MBA, 2073 for part-time MBA, 190 for the Executive MBA Program and 133 for the Trium Global Executive MBA program.

Academic excellence is a high priority for NYU Stern with its faculty comprising experts in areas like Entertainment & Media, Luxury & Retail and Social Enterprise. Being located in New York City, the Business Capital of the world, NYU Stern MBA graduates have access to real world Business learning. NYU Stern is famous for the strict adherence to the Stern Curve . According to stern's grading system, faculties can provide a maximum grade of "A" to 35% of the students, B to 40% and the remainder of the students will receive "C" or lower.

Courses Offered: NYU Stern offers a 24-Month Full-time , Part-time(2 Years Intensive to 3 Years), Executive(22 Months) and Dual Degrees MBA programs.

Stern MBA candidates are often recruited by Companies like Booz & Co, McKinsey, Deloitte, Unilever, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, American Express, Citi and Disney. Stern programs are known to have a focus on Finance.

Stern MBA programs have a focus on General Management. The students can chose upto three specialization...

UCLA MBA is a two year MBA program with a difference. Unlike other Business Schools where you have to mandatorily complete the core courses, Anderson allows students to customize the core curriculum according to their post-MBA goals.

UCLA MBA program focus is on four key elements: Leadership and Communication Skills, Building strong Business fundamentals, developing expertise in a chosen area and effective experiential learning.

Leadership and Communication Skills: The focus on leadership development is evident with the initial self-assessment where UCLA MBA students are asked to assess their leadership strengths and weaknesses. Once the students have a clear idea on where they stand, a comprehensive plan is created to overcome the weaknesses. Communication is also given equal importance with the Management Communications Course, which spans over two quarters.

Business Fundamentals: The customized core curriculum allows UCLA MBA students to complete the essential courses according to their post-MBA goals. Students are guided to choose core courses based on their internship plan. If the student is interested in consulting/marketing, core courses required to build knowledge in the subject are chosen by the student.

After the core courses, in the fall quarters, students are given the choice to select marketing or finance. Generally, students show interest either in the quantitative or qualitative aspect of the Business. For students with flair in Consulting and Marketing, courses in marketing would be a good fit for them. During the winter quarter, students are given the choice to select either core strategy class or...

The Purdue Full-time MBA at Krannert School of Management offers eight modules. Each module spans 8 weeks. Modules one to three are part of the core curriculum. The courses included in the Core Curriculum are: Leadership and Ethics, Accounting for Managers, Business Analytics, Managerial Communication Skills, Organizational Behaviour, Microeconomics, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management and Management of Information Systems. The electives are part of module 5 covering "Legal Foundations of Management", while module 6 covers Macroeconomics.

Depending on the post-MBA goals, Students can select functional optional areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Operations, Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour, Business Analytics, Management Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, International Management, Manufacturing/Technology Management or Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship

What makes Purdue MBA unique is the focus on Experiential Learning, where students can work on real projects, where they get to solve real Business problems, with the extensive corporate partnership network that Krannert School of Management has developed, students will get the opportunity to pursue full-time employment opportunity with the companies in the network. Purdue MBA also focused on developing the leadership trait in each candidate. Kranenrt has identified 12 key leadership traits, which will be assessed in each candidate. The MBA programs' focus will be on developing each trait during the program.

Chicago Booth offers a two-year Full-time MBA program, Evening MBA and Weekend MBA and 21-month Executive MBA program in Chicago, London, and Singapore.  The University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business was founded in 1898. The school is the second oldest school in the U.S. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world with campuses in Chicago, London and Singapore. The four campuses are Charles M. Harper Center, Gleacher Center, Europe Campus - London and Asia Campus - Singapore.

Chicago Booth is a pioneer in many aspects of Business education. Booth is the first business school to have a Nobel laureate on its faculty (George Stigler, 1982); the first business school to have six Nobel Prize winners: Stigler; Merton Miller, 1990; Ronald Coase, 1991; Gary Becker, 1992; Robert Fogel, 1993; and Myron Scholes, 1997; the first to initiate a PhD program in business (1920); the first to offer an executive MBA degree program (1943);  the first to establish a minority relations program (1964); the first and only U.S. business school with permanent campuses on three continents: Asia, Europe, and North America.


Chicago Booth provides the students with the option to choose the MBA experience. Students can choose MBA based on their experience, education and goals.

The flexible curriculum is divided into four sections: The Foundation Courses, The Functions, Management and Business Environment, Electives and Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD).

The Foundation courses are divided into three categories: Financial Accounting, Microeconomics and Statistics. From the categories, students can choose 3...

Saïd Business Schoola) History and Birth of Said Business School

Established in 1996, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools, with a reputation for innovative business education. The School combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical understanding of business and wealth creation. Our faculty are engaged in boundary-extending research on key management issues, in dialogue with the wider intellectual community and with practitioners.

An interdisciplinary approach

The Saïd Business School is fully integrated into one of the world’s greatest universities. This allows us to draw on Oxford’s strengths across a range of subjects, including sociology,
economics, law, psychology, politics and international relations. Working at the interface of disciplines, faculty and researchers are mining rich new insights into issues such as the politics of global business, the rise of science entrepreneurship, the management of innovation, and the social and commercial impact of information systems and the Internet.

By collaborating actively with faculty from other disciplines, we are aiming to transcend the traditional functional divisions of a business school in order to reflect the complex realities of business and society in today’s global economy.

b) Courses Offered

One-year MBA

Ranked among the top 20 global MBA programmes by the Financial...

Insead MBAHistory

In 1957 Georges Doriot, founder of INSEAD, had an extraordinary vision – to set up a business school in Europe that would be international, independent, diverse, entrepreneurial and close to business.

INSEAD’s first MBA class in 1959 had 52 graduates. Today, they have more than 900 MBAs graduating each year in ceremonies which take place on their two campuses – one in Fontainebleau France and one in Singapore. INSEAD also offers a part-time Executive MBA programme, Executive Education programmes, a world-class PhD programme, has an additional campus in Abu Dhabi, a research centre in Israel, an office in the USA and valued partnerships with Wharton, Kellogg, Tsinghua University and Fundação Dom Cabral.

Full-time MBA Programme

INSEAD’s full time MBA Programme offers an accelerated 10-month MBA curriculum which develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities. Over 70 different  are represented in the classroom each year, offering a rich multicultural experience.

The MBA programme runs in parallel both campuses (France and Singapore). The two campuses are equally diverse, both have world-class faculty in residence, and both offer MBA participants access to global career opportunities. In addition to being able to study on the INSEAD campuses in Singapore and Fontainebleau, participants also have the option to participate in an exchange with Wharton and Kellogg.


The first few...

SDA Bocconi MBASDA Bocconi continues to be the leading Business School in Italy and the only Italian School to be featured in all important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes). SDA Bocconi School of Management was founded in 1971. With over 40 years of experience, Bocconi is a pioneer in Business Education both in Italy and in Europe. What differentiates Bocconi is their innovative approach to management education that has translated to a wide range of executive courses and masters programs for management students.

Location, Class Diversity & Network: SDA Bocconi is located in the heart of Milan – the intersection of industry, finance, arts, media and, above all, fashion. The location and strong network enable students to leverage the Bocconi brand to reach their post-MBA goals. SDA Bocconi further pushes this advantage with a global focus, diversity in class and gender diversity. The MBA Class brings some of the best minds from diverse backgrounds and exposes students to experiences from a wide range of industries. This is ensured by the school’s focus not to allow any industry to dominate the class.

Partnerships & Alumni Network: The quality of partnerships that SDA Bocconi has built over the years with key Business institutions in Italy and around the world, in addition to a global alumni network in some of the major cities in the world, allows students to network effectively for job search and career growth.
SDA Bocconi Latest...

HEC Paris MBAHEC Paris is one of Europe’s premier Business Schools. The school boasts of more Alumni in CEO position than any other Business Schools in Europe. 11 of the CAC40 (top 40 Businesses based on market capitalization in France) is headed by an HEC alumnus. Access to 50000 alumni worldwide might be an incentive for many HEC students but a major consideration for MBA aspirants while selecting HEC Paris over other top Business Schools is the proximity of the campus to La Défense - the epicenter of European Business with the highest concentration of MNC headquarters in the continent. HEC MBA students have earned the reputation as “connectors” with their ability to overcome communication and cultural barriers, implementing global strategies for International Businesses.

The 16-month MBA program provides students with the opportunity to interact with stakeholders and participants from different background. The 200-strong student body is made up of 85% International students. The class diversity is just one aspect. The course in itself offers several opportunities for international exposure through exchange programs and international projects.

In 2012, the curriculum was redesigned
in partnership with Bain & Company, dividing the program into two phases: the Fundamental and the Customized Phase.

Related: Download the latest HEC Paris MBA Brochure

The first eight months of the program comes under the Fundamental phase with focus on offering a solid foundation in core business subjects such as Finance,...