P&Q’s Must Reads: Deloitte Announces Major B-School Initiatives

Hi everyone – welcome back to Must Reads for Poets&Quantsa quick, easy-to-digest summary of the top business school news, sponsored by CentreCourt, P&Q’s virtual admission events.

I’m your host, Kristy Bleizeffer, and I’ll highlight the most important ones P&Q Stories you may have missed. So let’s get down to business.

#1: Deloitte Announces Major B-School Initiatives

One of the largest consulting firms in the world is also one of the largest employers for business graduates. So it’s news when Deloitte announces a new partnership with a leading B-School – even more so when it announces more than half a dozen of them.

Deloitte this month announced the names of six universities and colleges that will participate in the second year of its Future of Work Institute to bridge the gap between what they learn in B-School and what the market demands shut down. Business schools at Boston University, Florida State University, Howard University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Southern California and Dallas College will follow in the footsteps of 10 B schools that will adopt the ‘groundbreaking curriculum’ in 2021 organized by Deloitte. with 250 graduating with micro credentials in new workplace strategies.

The full story is now available in our News tab.

#2: UNC Kenan-Flagler finds an interim dean

We reported on this last week Kenan flagler Dean Doug Shackelford resigned, effective, well, almost immediately. Now the school has announced that it has found an interim replacement in longtime finance professor Jennifer Conrad.

Conrad is a former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, an award-winning teacher, and designed one of the school’s earliest courses industry-leading online MBA program MBA@UNC.

“I will work to maintain the remarkable momentum that we have achieved together in so many areas of the school,” Conrad wrote in an email to colleagues. “The good news is that we have an excellent leadership team and very dedicated local people, and they all deserve our thanks.”

You can find the whole story on our homepage.

#3: Total Cost of P&Q Senior Executive MBAs 2022-2023

Over at our sister site, Poets&Quants For Execs, we’ve compiled and compared the total costs of all Executive MBA programs for our latest composition rankings.

Executives considering an advanced business degree should know that they are considering a sizeable investment in any program they choose, with the cheapest — at BYU Marriot — coming in at just over $50,000. A program at the top of our leaderboard will set you back more than $200,000.

The good news: The career coaching, professional networks, and resume boosts that an EMBA brings can lead to significant career advances for years to come.

Check out the full list below Poets&QuantsForExecs.com.

#4: Our weekly roundup of news for you to use

No matter where you are on your MBA journey, we bring you some helpful stories this week.

First of all, if you are currently an MBA student or hoping to become one in the near future, check out this story that highlights that 15 Biggest Surprises From MBA Graduates. This spring, P&Q surveyed graduates from 75 top business schools to find out what surprised them the most. Their advice could help you avoid common MBA missteps. The story is now on our home page.

Next: For those looking for the right programs, this week we have the latest 2024 class profiles from a variety of big programs including Chicago booth, Yale School of Managementand Harvard Business School. You can find these and other class profiles from the best B schools on our Admissions tab.

Finally, if Harvard is on your MBA dream list, don’t miss the latest from our MBA handicapping series: HBS Interview Traps for 780 GMAT Types. Our experts tell a Microsoft software engineer with top stats about the questions to expect in an HBS interview.

And that’s it for this week’s must-reads recap.

I would also like to draw the attention of all school seekers out there to CentreCourt’s upcoming MBA Festival events. Our next series, The MBA & Your Career, is October 4-5 and you can Sign up for free on our events tab.

For those interested in online MBAs, our next Backstage event is November 15-16. Sign up now for free.

Again, I’m Kristy Bleizeffer and you can join us here next week for a recap of what’s important in the world of business education. Thanks for listening and as always, stay tuned!