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Although the disparity in wage gap among men and women MBAs is shrinking with improved training in negotiations, and greater involvement of the male partner in child rearing, no action is as consequential as a higher representation of women candidates in top MBA programs. Even though schools have virtue signaled their initiatives in splashes of news releases and LinkedIn posts, the truth lies in the numbers.

As long as Technology, Financial Services and Management Consulting are the top three sectors; flexible timing is a luxury that not many Management professionals would enjoy. A culture that respects the separation of work and leisure time is a logistical challenge that would only be bridged by the next generation when AI and Virtual reality can blur the line between face to face and virtual meetings.

Instead of randomly targeting schools with a higher percentage of women candidates, you can now target programs without compromising on the quality. To help you choose the best programs, we have broken down the top 25 MBA programs with their associated female representation in percentage.

The programs featured in the list include top MBA programs in the US, UK, China,...

Cambridge MBA Core CurriculumCambridge MBA is among the only top MBA program in the UK that offers concentrations for candidates and guide them in choosing themes for the electives. The core courses cover traditional subject matter: Finance, Economics, Operations and Organizational behavior, but the MBA team have also incorporated Digital Business to the core. In a way, all Businesses– mom and pop stores, multinational physical stores and businesses that are entirely online, should learn how to integrate technology at all the points of their interaction – customer service, sales, analytics and order fulfillment. The course dives into the value that Digital Businesses offer and shares the various methods of integrating technology into the Business Processes.

Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Digital Transformation, and Global Business are themes in Concentrations that give the functional expertise, while Energy & Environment, Healthcare Strategies, and Social Innovation are designed for candidates interested in the industry as a consultant.

The team at Cambridge has looked at all...

Categories : MBA in USA, Top MBA

It is that time of the year when click bait articles try to induce fear in the minds of MBA Applicants about the decline of MBA and the infeasibility of post-MBA jobs in the US due to visa rule changes and change in global demand. The fear mongering is furthest from the truth. In fact, the most consistent demand for our consulting and editing services has been for top MBA programs in the US (Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Wharton, Columbia, Kellogg, Booth and Stern).

Rarely does Canadian Schools – despite the supportive visa rules trump US schools when it comes to demand or interest. And for many valid reasons.

1) Distribution of Business Schools

If you choose the top 100 MBA programs in the world 55 to 70% of them are distributed in the US with a rising number of world-class schools emerging from China. The UK is the only other country that is considered the second option for most competent applicants. Naturally, International applicants have little choice but to target top MBA programs in the US...
Categories : Top MBA

MBA in StrategyThe study of strategy basically revolves around the question - Why do some firms do consistently better than others? Strategy stresses on the awareness and skillsets required to grasp, analyze and create ways to succeed in a competitive, complex and dynamic business situation. Expertise in strategy is vital in all business, especially for consultants. It is also of great benefit for careers in Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Careers in a strategy role involve data collection about the industry and the competition, analysis of data, and creating forecasting models. This process helps in spotting new opportunities, business threats, and creative solutions. MBAs will also learn to predict competitor’s behavior with strategy studies. Strategy jobs are among the most sought after because they involve attention to details, thorough analysis and creative solutions. It provides great scope for value addition, and decision making. Not surprisingly, many CEOs tend to have strategic decision-making background.

1) HBS

HBS has a Strategy Unit, one of...

Categories : MBA in USA, Top MBA

UPenn's Wharton School vs. Columbia Business SchoolAlthough Wharton has a slight advantage over Columbia in terms of history and reputation, the demand from our readers to do a detailed analysis allowed us to dig deeper into 8 comparison factors: location, ranking, cost, funding, incoming class, curriculum, experiential learning, and post-MBA opportunities.


Columbia Business School is located in Manhattan, New York City(NYC). The City is number 1 in the US and the world in terms of GMP and attracts professional in Banking & Finance, real estate, advertising, media, and retail.

Wharton School is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Although Philadelphia is 4th in the US, and 8th in the world, in terms of cities by GDP, the newly evolving service and IT industry will soon replace the Financial industry as a leading contributor. Choice of location depends on your post-MBA industry and...
Categories : Top MBA

Q) I am considering Wharton and Columbia MBA program. Which is more cost efficient for a career in Finance

Location Cost

Location Comparison New York vs PhiladelphiaCost of Columbia or Wharton MBA program is relative to your Financial background, risk-taking appetite and affinity towards New York or Philadelphia. The cultural difference between the often-compared east coast powerhouses is a topic for another article, but if you evaluate the two cities on potential, NYC ranks #1 in Gross Profit Margin in the US, attracting Banking & Finance, Media, Advertising, Real Estate and Retail industries to the region.

Philadelphia ranks #4 in the US and #8 in the world on GDP. From a cost point of view, Philadelphia’s rent is 50% and consumer goods 20% cheaper than New York, but an interesting number is the local purchasing power. Despite New York overshooting Philly in restaurant, groceries, rent,...

Top Case MethodWhile many credit Harvard Business School for the introduction of the case study method, few know that it was the second educational institution to use it. The first was the Harvard Law School, in 1870. HBS adopted this method in 1920.  Today, the case study method is the most popular tool in management education. And not surprising, the best colleges in the world have adopted this tool.

What is the case study method?

Case studies are the presentation of real life business scenarios that are complex and dependent on multiple variables. It includes information about that scenario as well as specific conditions in which it takes place. It could be a business dilemma, a policy decision, or an ethical question. Students have to analyze the facts, and find a feasible solution. The proposed solution should be supported by data and should be...

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