Business School Profiles - Top MBA Programs

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 HKUST MBA program is a 16-month full-time MBA program focused on Chinese markets and develops skills necessary to work in a global Business environment. The three focus areas of the program are Creativity, Analytical Thinking and Teamwork. Students who have considerable work experience and international exposure can choose the 12-month accelerated MBA program. The advantage of 16-month program is the inclusion of Internship during summer (first year) and the option to be part of the exchange program during fall (second year).

HKSUT Full-time MBA Core Curriculum: The core curriculum is divided into three focus areas: Foundation, Functional and Integration. The Foundation Cores include the following courses: Preparing to Lead, Data Analysis, Financial Accounting Foundations, Global Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting Foundations, Managerial Communication and Managerial Microeconomics
The Functional Cores include the following courses: Corporate Finance, Information and Technology Management, Management of Organization, Marketing Strategy and Policy and Operations Management.

The Integrated Cores include the following courses: Doing Business in China, Responsible Leadership and Ethics and Strategic Management.

HKSUT Full-time MBA Electives: HKSUT MBA students can chose electives according to their post-MBA goals and needs. Over 70 electives are provided in the HKUST MBA program. Also, students can choose 5 career tracks: General Management in China, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Finance, Consulting and Strategic Management, and Marketing.

HKSUT Exchange Program (Full-time MBA): Students can opt to be part of Business School in HKSUT’...

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...

CEIBS MBA program is an 18-month full-time MBA program conducted in Shanghai, China. CEIBS gives emphasis on developing communication skills, managerial skills and customizing the program according to student’s post-MBA goals.

The CEIBS MBA Core curriculum consists of a set of required courses that are designed to lay the foundation for developing managerial skills.  The required courses are focussed on: Managerial Skills, Economics and Decision Sciences, and Marketing & Management.

The curriculum also has a strong china focus with courses like “China HR” and “‘China within the World”. Admitted candidates who are not well versed in Chinese are required to take the Chinese pre-MBA course. Each year, CEIBS also conducts an annual lecture series – China Discovery Week, a comprehensive lecture series about challenges and opportunities in Chinese markets.

Elective courses: Students can choose elective courses based on their focus on various concentrations. CEIBS offers concentrations in General Business Management or Finance/Marketing.

Interesting electives in Marketing: New Product Development & Marketing, Sales Force and Channel Management, Game Theory & Strategic Marketing and Services Marketing.

Interesting electives in Finance & Accounting: Banking Simulation, Mutual Fund & Portfolio   
Management, Entrepreneurship Finance, Derivatives & Risk Management and International Finance

Interesting electives in Management: Starting New Venture,...

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.

IMD MBA is a 11-Month Full-time MBA program with focus on leadership and personal development. The program starts from January and ends in December. Before starting the core subjects, IMD offers a Pre-Program in accounting, finance and statistics.

The core areas covered in IMD MBA program are Accounting, Critical Thinking, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Political Economy, Innovation, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Production and Operations Management and Strategy.

IMD MBA students can deepen their knowledge about any course with elective courses. They can choose 5 electives from a wide range of electives. The elective courses available in 2012-13 are Advanced Economics, Advanced Finance, Advanced Negotiations, Advanced Presentation Skills, Advanced Supply Chain Management, Business History, Corporate Reputation, Enterprise IT Strategy, Entrepreneurship - a longer view, Ethical Dilemmas in Finance, Gender Balance in Organizations, Growth through Acquisitions, Alliances and Joint Ventures, How to Accelerate Strategy and Execution, Leadership: An Introduction to...

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...