Although 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...
Q) I am considering Wharton and Columbia MBA program. Which is more cost efficient for a career in Finance
Cost 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,...
While 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...
Although the impact of Brexit on access to European talents has not yet been tabulated (Right now the UK ranks #6 for labor market efficiency), the United Kingdom has fallen one place to rank at #8 in the world for Global Competitiveness. The technological readiness, a vital competitive advantage for economies, in a 16-year period, puts the United Kingdom at #1, ahead of the United States, Germany, and Japan, although the debts acquired by the govt. to fund social programs is at an alarmingly high ratio (close to 90% of GDP).
The GDP growth from 2001 to 2016 has been uneven with 2009 shrinking the GDP by 4.18% - the second largest fall when compared to nearest European competitors – France (-2.9%) and Germany(-5.6%), and the United States (2.76%). The correlation with the Global Financial crisis can be attributed to the Financial and Insurance services industry that contributes 7.2% of UK’s total Gross Value added. In terms of employment, the industry maintains over a million jobs (3% of total jobs in the UK) with London accounting for 51% of all the value-add.
While ranking the top 10 MBA programs for our book - ...
The cost of an MBA is a crucial factor in selecting a Business School. The Tuition Fee is just one aspect of the Cost. Other components of the expense are Health Insurance, Administrative Service, Books, Rent and Utilities, Food, Personal, Transportation, Computer Allowance, MBA Association Fee and other membership fee. On an average other components of the Total Fee will add an extra $30000 to $40000 to the Tuition Fee. Find out means to Finance your MBA before shortlisting your target Business Schools. If you want to dig deep into the total cost (Single, Married and Married with Children) for top 31 MBA programs in the US, read Ultimate Guide.
We have selected top 20 Business Schools from Global MBA ranking and have listed the Tuition Fee for each MBA program. The costliest MBA program is Wharton MBA at nearly $153,160 Tuition Fee and the cheapest ...
The return on investment for MBA programs is short-term. Anyone who spins the idea that in the long-term when you hit the mid-40s, the brand recall of the Business School will suddenly change your life is misleading you.
Best Post-MBA Salary
1.Stanford Graduate School of Business ($161,000)
2.Harvard Business School ($160,000)
3.NYU Stern School of Business ($156,717)
4.Darden School of Business ($154,176)
5.Yale School of Management ($154,000)
Stanford with $161,000 leads the 31 Schools on total Full-time MBA Salary, edging over the closest rival - Harvard by $1,000. NYU Stern, Darden, and Yale complete the top 5 list with a total median MBA salary that ranges from $154,000 to $161,000.
Most Affordable MBA
TC: Total Cost PMBAS: Post MBA Salary
1. Smeal College of Business (TC:$135,504 PMBAS: $113,500)
2. McCombs School of Business (TC:$137,964 PMBAS: $141,045)
3. Kelley School of Business (TC:$139,226 PMBAS:$132,000)
4. Broad College of Business (TC:$139,786 PMBAS:$115,800)
5. Carlson School of Management (TC:$140,694 PMBAS:$128,720)
Among the 31 Top US MBA programs, Smeal College of Business offers the Full-time MBA program...
Marketing as a career option is both high-pressure and rewarding. For Businesses, finding the right marketing message and persuasion framework for their product is crucial.
To make a mark in marketing, you need a mix of logic and creativity. The marketing message should create an irresistible emotional appeal with the audience. Marketing managers should develop the persuasion framework to sell and present the messages creatively. At the same time, managers should pay close attention to metrics like the audience response rate, engagement and sales.
If you have the skills, you can look forward to a career as a brand manager, marketing consultant or a product development head. Responsibilities include defining a product, redefining a market, creating branding strategies, developing advertisement campaigns, developing market strategies, building & maintaining a distribution network, and managing a sales & marketing team.
Here are the world’s best MBA programs for marketing.
1) Kellogg MBA
The Kellogg School's Marketing Department pioneered...