申請2017入學MBA截止日期 Upcoming MBA Application Deadlines

posted Nov 30, 2016, 1:48 AM by Paloma Yang   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 2:04 AM ]

各大MBA申請的截止日都幫你一次整理好啦!! 準備好要出擊了嗎? 





 UNC (Kenan-Flagler)

December 2

 Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

January 1

 Michigan (Ross)

January 1

 Dartmouth (Tuck)

January 4

 Chicago (Booth)

January 4

 Duke (Fuqua)

January 4


January 4

 Northwestern (Kellogg)

January 4

 UC-Berkeley (Haas)

January 5

 Georgetown (McDonough)

January 5

 Penn (Wharton)

January 5

 USC (Marshall)

January 5 

 Cambridge (Judge)

January 6 

 Oxford (Said)

January 6 

 Vanderbilt (Owen)

January 9 

 Virginia (Darden)

January 9

 Texas (McCombs)

January 10

 Yale SOM

January 10

 MIT (Sloan)

January 17


Through April 12

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

posted Sep 24, 2014, 9:33 PM by Jade Bair

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous dread in otherwise optimistic, happy humans. Here are our personal rules for mitigating that sense of foreboding:

1. Respond quickly. There are people who can be relied upon to respond promptly to emails, and those who can’t. Strive to be one of the former. Most of the best—and busiest—people we know act quickly on their emails, not just to us or to a select few senders, but to everyone. Being responsive sets up a positive communications feedback loop whereby your team and colleagues will be more likely to include you in important discussions and decisions, and being responsive to everyone reinforces the flat, meritocratic culture you are trying to establish. These responses can be quite short—“got it” is a favorite of ours. And when you are confident in your ability to respond quickly, you can tell people exactly what a non-​response means. In our case it’s usually “got it and proceed.” Which is better than what a non-​response means from most people: “I’m overwhelmed and don’t know when or if I’ll get to your note, so if you needed my feedback you’ll just have to wait in limbo a while longer. Plus I don’t like you.”

2. When writing an email, every word matters, and useless prose doesn’t. Be crisp in your delivery. If you are describing a problem, define it clearly. Doing this well requires more time, not less. You have to write a draft then go through it and eliminate any words that aren’t necessary. Think about the late novelist Elmore Leonard’s response to a question about his success as a writer: “I leave out the parts that people skip.” Most emails are full of stuff that people can skip.

Clean Up Your Messy Gmail with These Extensions and Services3. Clean out your inbox constantly. How much time do you spend looking at your inbox, just trying to decide which email to answer next? How much time do you spend opening and reading emails that you have already read? Any time you spend thinking about which items in your inbox you should attack next is a waste of time. Same with any time you spend rereading a message that you have already read (and failed to act upon).

When you open a new message, you have a few options: Read enough of it to realize that you don’t need to read it, read it and act right away, read it and act later, or read it later (worth reading but not urgent and too long to read at the moment). Choose among these options right away, with a strong bias toward the first two. Remember the old OHIO acronym: Only Hold It Once. If you read the note and know what needs doing, do it right away. Otherwise you are dooming yourself to rereading it, which is 100 percent wasted time.

If you do this well, then your inbox becomes a to‑do list of only the complex issues, things that require deeper thought (label these emails “take action,” or in Gmail mark them as starred), with a few “to read” items that you can take care of later.

To make sure that the bloat doesn’t simply transfer from your inbox to your “take action” folder, you must clean out the action items every day. This is a good evening activity. Zero items is the goal, but anything less than five is reasonable. Otherwise you will waste time later trying to figure out which of the long list of things to look at.

4. Handle email in LIFO order (Last In First Out). Sometimes the older stuff gets taken care of by someone else.

5. Remember, you’re a router. When you get a note with useful information, consider who else would find it useful. At the end of the day, make a mental pass through the mail you received and ask yourself, “What should I have forwarded but didn’t?”

6. When you use the bcc (blind copy) feature, ask yourself why. The answer is almost always that you are trying to hide something, which is counterproductive and potentially knavish in a transparent culture. When that is your answer, copy the person openly or don’t copy them at all. The only time we recommend using the bcc feature is when you are removing someone from an email thread. When you “reply all” to a lengthy series of emails, move the people who are no longer relevant to the thread to the bcc field, and state in the text of the note that you are doing this. They will be relieved to have one less irrelevant note cluttering up their inbox.

7. Don’t yell. If you need to yell, do it in person. It is FAR TOO EASY to do it electronically.

8. Make it easy to follow up on requests. When you send a note to someone with an action item that you want to track, copy yourself, then label the note “follow up.” That makes it easy to find and follow up on the things that haven’t been done; just resend the original note with a new intro asking “Is this done?”

9. Help your future self search for stuff. If you get something you think you may want to recall later, forward it to yourself along with a few keywords that describe its content. Think to yourself, How will I search for this later? Then, when you search for it later, you’ll probably use those same search terms. This isn’t just handy for emails, but important documents too. Jonathan scans his family’s passports, licenses, and health insurance cards and emails them to himself along with descriptive keywords. Should any of those things go missing during a trip, the copies are easy to retrieve from any browsers.



posted Mar 11, 2014, 7:55 PM by Jade Bair   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 9:05 PM ]


一、           留學初期階段(抵達留學國的第一個月)


1.         找房子訂租約的問題:

(1)     美國與臺灣不同的是,在美國繳交租金通常是以簽發支票之方式為之,故留學生在向銀行開戶時記得要同時跟銀行申請支票。此外,在美國租屋之資訊除了一般租屋網站,例如craigslist、海外留學生交流論壇(、各學校學生會網站,很多時候需要透過當地仲介,此時要注意的問題是要先詢問仲介的費用是由房客或是房東支付,若為房客支付費用為多少;某些房東會要求需有保證人 Co-signer,以波士頓為例,若保證人為美國公民或麻州居民,年收入需有五萬美金以上。另可詢問仲介對於租屋周遭環境及房東的認識等問題。

(2)     與臺灣法律類似的是,在美國簽租約的同時亦要繳交數月的押金,且租屋日後有須修繕的地方,亦是由房東負責修繕。待租約終止或到期後,會由房東就承租房屋為最後檢查,若是因可歸責於房客致租屋及其內設施損壞時,房東有權利扣除租金後再退回押金,退回押金之方式通常亦以支票的方式寄給房客。

(3)     在簽訂租約時,建議留學生將租約帶回家仔細審閱,尤其是有關違約(default)的章節及有關退回押金的條件有哪些,最怕的就是大家因為語言不同而未認真審閱契約,或雙方可能解釋不同,而造成日後許多的紛爭。最糟的情況可能連房子都沒的住,請留學生們務必要多加注意。 

2.         到銀行開戶的問題:開戶時需攜帶 I-20及護照,開戶的同時應申請個人網路銀行(online banking)、支票簿及提款卡 Debit  card,因為大部分留學生不符合可申請美國信用卡的資格門檻,故大部分留學生所持有的都是debit card(即臺灣visa金融卡)。美國電子商務發達,很常使用線上付款的方式付費,若不幸發生盜刷事件或是遺失支票,建議立刻致電銀行服務窗口停用該卡或申請止付,但每張支票止付須 20 元的手續費。

3.         辦手機、電視、網路、水電費等問題:在美國很多服務都可透過網路或是電話即可申辦,辦理上述服務時建議還是先將契約列印下來,研讀付費方式與相關客戶權益後再行簽約,否則發生了問題,可能不但得不到方便,還得花更多金錢跟時間處理喔!

4.         辦理駕照或美國各州居民證:在美國生活常須出示政府所發之身分證件,例如大部分有販賣酒精的餐廳,都會要求客人出示身分證明文件(證明年滿21歲),為了避免需要常攜帶護照的麻煩與護照可能遺失的風險,建議留學生可去辦理駕照或是州居民證,辦理所需文件內容會隨各州規定有所不同。

二、           留學期間、期末階段:

留學期間、期末階段,留學生所想的問題不外乎就是未來的職涯規劃,部分學生會回國工作,但也有部分學生會希望留在美國找尋實習機會或是正式工作,若要在美國工作,最重要的就是簽證問題。由於學生簽證於學生畢業時即失效,畢業生於畢業後在未變更F-1學生簽證的情況下,最多只能在美國多停留2個月,但美國政府提供海外留學生畢業後可留在美國實習一年的機會(Optional Practical Training,即OPT),故如果是有心要留在美國當地工作的同學,建議在最後一學期就先跟自己系上的外國留學生顧問(advisor)討論簽證與就業規劃等相關問題,在申請OPT後至多可在美國再待一年的時間,若在這一年中仍未找到工作就必須要離開美國了;若順利在OPT時找到工作,在OPT結束後仍想繼續待在美國,就必須由雇主申請工作簽證(H-1B)。


三、           提供臺灣留學生海外緊急服務的單位:



1.         我國外交部各駐外單位

(1)     外交部領事事務局:

(2)     駐波士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處:




(3)     外交部另有增設「旅外國人急難救助全球免付費專線」,電話為011-800-0885-0885,有專人 24 小時接聽。

(4)     此外,我國留學生在國外期間,如因任何原因被逮捕或被拘留,可要求與教育部駐外單位或我國駐外館處聯絡。必要時我國駐外館處並得依請求代薦律師或翻譯人員,也可協助旅外國人向駐在國政府當局辦理一些依法聯絡交涉事項。

2.         教育部駐境外機構名單及所提供之服務:





3.         各學校的臺灣同學會,可上各學校之網站或社群網站與臺灣同學會的成員聯繫。

4.         全美臺灣同鄉會: 


長江商學院臺北論壇 及長江MBA申請人諮詢交流會

posted Jan 16, 2014, 1:53 AM by Sonia Yu   [ updated Mar 23, 2014, 11:50 PM by Jade Bair ]


論壇結束後還將舉行長江商學院MBA申請人諮詢交流會,與長江商學院MBAFMBA 副主任夏蓮女士及MBA招生經理王震宇進行深度交流,您將瞭解到:







時間:2014年1月20日 13:30-22:00

地點:臺北君悅酒店 燕翔廳


1330-1400 論壇簽到 (凱悅廳)

1400-1405 主持人開場

1405-1435 主題演講   長江商學院副院長、金融學教授 梅建平博士

1435-1505 主題演講   國務院發展研究中心宏觀經濟研究部部長 余斌 

1505-1550 嘉賓對話

              對話主持:臺灣天下雜誌副總編輯 吳琬瑜

對話嘉賓:長江商學院副院長、金融學教授 梅建平博士

              國務院發展研究中心宏觀經濟研究部部長 余斌 

              天成醫療體系董事長 張育美

              斯蘭集團董事長 丁宗寅

1550-1630 交流互動

1830-2100 長江商學院MBA項目簡介及申請人諮詢交流會  (燕翔廳)



Best & Worst 2013 MBA Job Placement At Top 30 U.S. B-Schools

posted Dec 12, 2013, 1:00 AM by Jade Bair   [ updated Dec 12, 2013, 1:00 AM ]

Poets&Quants 近日公布了2013年 美國商學院 MBA 就業調查中最好及不盡理想的工作。在選擇MBA課程的時候,建議也把求職需求也納入考量。


The optimistic vibe in MBA hiring has apparently met or exceeded expectations, according to a new study of job placement and salary data at the top 30 U.S. business schools by Poets&Quants. There was no shortage of job offers for graduating MBAs in the Class of 2013, making predictions for the upcoming year fairly upbeat.

This year, well over half of Poets&Quants’ 30-top-ranked U.S. schools reported stable or improved job placement rates. Some schools reported dramatic increases in job offers to their graduating students. The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School saw an improvement of eight percentage points over last year so that 96.1% of its MBA graduates had job offers three months after graduation, up from only 88% last year. Along with Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, Kenan-Flager posted the best MBA job placement rates for a public business school in the U.S.

The biggest surprises in the study? For the second consecutive year, Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business boasted the best MBA placement record of any U.S. business school in the Top 30, with 98.1% of the Class of 2013 reporting job offers three months after graduation. That is a full ten percentage points ahead of UCLA’s Anderson School, with 88.0% of graduates having offers, or the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where 88.7% of this year’s MBAs had offers three months after commencement.

Wharton & Columbia were among the schools with the best placement records

Of the big name players in the MBA market, the best numbers came from two schools that have had to adjust to significant downsizing on Wall Street given their renown strength in finance. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School reported that 97.8% of its Class of 2013 had a job offer three months after graduation, while Columbia University’s Business School reported that 97.0% had offers. After Goizueta, Wharton and Columbia had the best MBA placement records in the U.S. this year. New York University’s Stern School, whose fortunes are also somewhat tied to Wall Street, had its best MBA placement year in the past four years, with 96.0% of this year’s class with job offers three months after commencement.

Another surprise. Both Wharton and Stanford Graduate School of Business graduates reported higher median starting salaries this year than graduates of Harvard Business School. In all likelihood, it’s the first time that Wharton’s base salaries have exceeded Harvard. The difference is little–just $5,000–but it’s a completely unexpected turn of events. Wharton and Stanford MBAs earned the highest median salaries this year–$125,000–with Harvard next at $120,000, tied with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, MIT Sloan, and UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Harvard attributed the difference to the fact that HBS students are pursuing more options where they can have impact sooner rather than later. This year, for example, there was a 50% increase in the numbers of students going into the technology sector, which tends to pay less than either consulting or banking. Some 18% of the class took jobs in tech, up from 12% of the class in 2012. “For many of these folks, that meant taking an equity stake in a new or recent venture, rather than salary,” explained Kristen Fitzpatrick, who heads Harvard’s career and professional development office.

Fewer Harvard MBAs went into highly lucrative private equity & venture capital

Meantime, roughly 5% of the class took jobs in the non-profit sector, up from 3%. “They will definitely make their mark, but not win recognition for a high salary,” adds Fitzpatrick. “Beyond all this, the numbers of the class going into high-paying PE/VC firms are down–10% this year, down from 16% last year.” Add it all up and for the first time in history, Harvard grads made less than the MBAs at Wharton.

More telling than the salary numbers, however, are the latest placement stats. By and large, they confirm a strong and continuing recovery in the market for top-ranked MBA graduates. Some 23 of 26 reporting schools in Poets&Quants Top 30 report that more than nine out of every ten graduates had at least one job offer three months after graduation. The numbers are so impressive they very nearly put to rest the rather dismal statistics that came out of these same schools during the height of the Great Recession in 2009 and 2010.

Consider Vanderbilt University’s Owen School, which reported all-time high placement and pay numbers this year: 95.6% of the school’s graduating MBAs had job offers three months after graduation, up from 91.1% last year, 86.9% in 2011, and 87.1% in 2010. Median salaries for the Class of 2013 showed a sharp increase to $100,000 from $92,000 last year.

“On-campus recruiting is up 15% since the 2010-2011 academic year and the number of companies making multiple offers has grown significantly,” says Reed McNamara, managing director of Owen’s Career Management Center. “Most notable is the rapid rise of Amazon to its position as the most active employer with 13 accepted internship and full-time offers last year.” Other firms with multiple accepted offers, according to McNamara, include Deloitte (8), ExxonMobil (8), DaVita (8), Mattel (8), Nissan North America (6), The North Highland Co. (6), Capgemini (5), and Goldman Sachs (5).

The industries doing the heavy hiring this year was consulting and finance. But an increasing number of MBA graduates went into the technology sectors, often with smaller startup companies, as Harvard reported. And many more started their own companies right out of school, including a record 18% of the Class of 2013 at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

More than a handful of top schools reported declining placement numbers

Amidst the good news on the MBA hiring front, there were still more than a handful of schools reporting declines in job placement. They include Harvard and MIT Sloan, along with the business schools at Duke, Virginia, and UCLA. Though a school’s placement numbers can be off in any given year due to geography or industry focus, highly ranked schools that consistently lag behind the averages are more likely to underinvest in career services function or suffer from lackluster management of the function. But there can be any number of reasons why a school’s placement rates can trail peers or simply fall.

At Virginia’s Darden School, job offers three months after graduation slipped to 89.6% from 94% last year and 95% in 2011. Jack Oakes, assistant dean for career development at Darden, says the drop is the result of several “patterns” that have emerged in recent years. “People are increasingly focused on niche hiring opportunities in very targeted locations,” he says.

“An example would be private equity in San Francisco or commercial real estate in New York City. The other factor is that a number of our grads are searching for jobs with their spouse or partner in mind. It makes it more difficult for some because they are making decisions not only for themselves but also for their partners. And we have more students focused on working for smaller technology companies. That can be a longer search, especially if you want to be out in Silicon Valley where a lot of companies have a ‘show me’ attitude and ask you to come out to the valley first.”

At the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, which reported the lowest placement numbers of any top 30 business school, 18% of the Class of 2013 still had not received a single job offer three months after graduating with the MBA. The 82.0% job offer rate at Marshall, however, was an improvement from last year when the school reported a 77.0% rate which the school attributed to turnover in the leadership of its career services function. A USC spokesperson said “the main difference between those who were waiting on offers after three months is that for the most part this group was seeking and holding out for opportunities they wanted in the tech and entertainment/media industries, which tend to be on a different hiring schedule.”

Emory’s Goizueta: a case study in a world class career services function

Ahead of the pack for two years in a row, Emory’s Goizueta School is making itself a case study in how to manage a world-class career services function. “There is no secret,” says Wendy Tsung, associate dean of MBA career services. “It’s just a lot of hard work. I think a lot of what we have been doing in the last five years has really started to click, from changing the curriculum, to being involved in the admissions process upfront, and to looking at the entire lifecycle of a student.”

One clue to Emory’s chart-topping placement numbers is the fact that for the past five consecutive years–starting when the economy was in the tank–the school has had been able to place 100% of its two-year, full-time MBA students in paid internships. Close to 60% of its students now return with a job offer in hand. “Our goal is for students to get into a role where they want to be full-time and have the opportunity to convert that internship into a full-time offer,” says Tsung. “We don’t count volunteer work as internships. These students are in real paying jobs that often lead to full-time offers. They are not doing project work.”

Tsung’s staff–composed of four full-time career coaches, two employer relations staffers, a director for the full-time MBA center, an office manager and a recruiting coordinator–also intervenes early before the 140 or so two-year MBA students step on campus. The group surveys incoming MBA candidates about their career goals and pairs them with rising second-year peer career coaches. Students undergo self-assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses and optimal career options. When they show up on campus in early August, students go right into a personal development course taught by career center staffers, alumni and recruiters.

Emory MBA students are meeting with companies before most MBAs even start class

Before the month is out, often before other MBA candidates start class at their schools, Goizueta has its students already meeting with corporate recruiters. On Aug. 23 this year, for example, representatives from more than 25 companies, including Accenture, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, GE Capital, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, J.P. Morgan, and Wells Fargo, came to an event called the Goizueta Career Connection to jumpstart the fall recruiting season. That is extraordinarily early for an MBA recruitment event.

Many business schools have “blackout periods” for recruiters until October, hoping to keep employers at bay so that students can adjust to the academics. Goizueta’s policies recognize that the most anxiety provoking challenge for an MBA student is his or her career decision and ultimate job search. By stacking the odds in favor of a successful job outcome, however, the MBA students face fewer conflicts between the academics and the need to land a solid position at graduation. Student satisfaction has risen as a result.

Since the school revamped its curriculum so that the core is taught in the first semester, students with full-time offers at the end of their internships have more than doubled. The early start, the one-semester core, the early outreach by the career staff along with their close follow-up has made a huge difference in the school’s outcomes. “We want to make sure that our students are successful,” adds Tsung. “We know what is going on with them. We are working with the students on a very individual level, and this generation of students want to bounce things off people more and more. They want to check in and there is a lot of that.”

Even at 98.1%, still room for improvement?

The school also has worked hard to close the gap between job offers and acceptances. This year, 96% of the class had accepted a job offer three months after graduation–a number that was higher than most schools’ reported offer number. So the gap between offers and acceptances was just two percentage points. At graduation, 86% of the class had offers and 81% had accepted them–a gap of five percentage points. “When I first started, the gap was over ten percentage points,” notes Tsung, who came to the school in September of 2006 from her job as a partner at Mitchell Madison Group. “That signals a few things. We want to make sure that it’s worth students’ effort to find what they really want. And we don’t want to waste employers’ time to make a bunch of offers and come away empty handed.”

As high as Goizueta’s job placement rates are, Tsung seems not fully satisfied. “We had one more person come back with an offer ten days after the closing period (for reporting the three-month after graduation),” she says almost wistfully. That would have pushed the 98.1% close to 99%.

2013 Job Offer, Salary & Sign-On Bonuses For Top U.S. MBA Programs

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Source: Business schools reporting to Poets&Quants

Mar.17, 2013,Taiwan,CKGSB MBA Scholarship and Admission Session

posted Mar 14, 2013, 10:49 AM by Jade Bair

Businessmen must move with the times...the correlation between knowledge and business as the key to success is closer than ever. ~ Li Ka-Shing

Join one of the top business schools in Asia, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), for a scholarship and admissions information session in Taiwan. Discover first-hand the impact a top business school in China can have on your career from CKGSB's admissions manager. Learn about the support offered to Taiwanese students and how you can take advantage of the CKGSB's scholarships. Get MBA admissions advice from an admissions manager. Register today and start connecting with the world's most exciting economy!

CKGSB MBA Information Session March 17th Schedule

15:00-15:10CKGSB MBA Program Introduction
15:10-15:20Scholarship and Financial Aid Discussion
15:20-15:40Question & Answer Session
15:40-16:15Individual Admission Counseling
LocationPrinceton Review Taiwan
2F, 169 Chung Hsiao East Rd
Section 4, Taipei 10690

School presentation will be conducted in English.

Register Now to Reserve Your Space

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Founded with the generous support of the Li Ka-shing Foundation, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) is recognized as a leader in innovation and excellence in business education in China. With a faculty drawn from top business schools, such as Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, and dedicated to leading the world in understanding China and its trading partners, CKGSB has already established an alumni network containing China's most influential business leaders and innovators.

Internship Opportunities Crucial When Choosing B-school, Say 2012 MBA Interns

posted Jan 10, 2013, 1:39 AM by Jade Bair

MBAs from Chicago Booth, CEIBS and the Australian Graduate School of Management tackled strategic issues in consulting, logistics, tech and real estate

Four MBAs tell us that while getting an internship wasn't their top priority when choosing a business school, having completed internships at market leading firms they'd now put it much higher up their list!
Brianna Ragel, Brenda Desino, Susie Zhang and Kenny Jiang interned at firms that are all major players in several markets. They all landed their internships through their business school career services or alumni network.
What was most gratifying to the interns was the level of responsibility they were given.  All of them analysed and made recommendations for key strategic challenges facing the firms, from opening a new division of Brazilian firm AGV Logistica, to a growth plan for Thomson Reuters. Read on to find out more!


brianna-ragel.jpgBrianna Ragel spent six months with boutique consultancy Brainmates in Australia. The internship was offered through the career services at Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and she worked 20 hours a week from October 2011 to April 2012. She hadn’t considered getting an internship as a crucial factor when choosing a business school - location, brand and ranking were more important to her. However, it was a “nice to have” on her list.
Brianna applied for the internship with Brainmates because of the opportunity to experience being a project lead from the get go. This meant working with clients independently, and really testing the knowledge and hard and soft skills she developed through her MBA studies. 
She was given the chance to work as a product marketer for Brainmates. One of her responsibilities was to develop and write thought leadership papers, blogs and columns in order to promote Brainmates' services and share their expert industry insights with the market.
She completed one extensive piece of research on the Australian retail industry, which was then used to write and publish a White Paper titled 'A Fresh Perspective on Australian Retail'. It received some positive media coverage and reviews.
Additionally, she produced a comprehensive analysis of Brainmates’ business itself, their competitors, customers and industry - and captured this data in a 'Market Requirements Document'. This detailed document included market insights and recommendations, which Brainmates then drew on to define their next horizon business strategy. 
Brianna was offered a full-time position at the end of her internship and she gladly accepted it although she did interview with other companies, and received offers from both Unilever and Fairfax Digital, a leading Australian publishing company. Brianna also received a high distinction for her internship!


brenda-desino.jpgChicago Booth MBA Brenda Desino was a summer associate for AGV Logistica SA. AGV Logistica is a leading Brazilian third party logistics company, and also a portfolio company for Tarpon Investimentos, a Brazilian private equity firm. 
Tarpon likes to keep a close eye on its portfolio companies and often hires staff to work directly in those companies. The alumni network at The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business was instrumental in landing Brenda this internship. One of the managing partners at Tarpon is a very active Booth alum. Also, the new CFO of AGV is also a Booth alum. There were also a few other interns at Tarpon and their investment companies from Chicago Booth. 
Over the summer, Brenda worked on a strategic planning project aimed at reshaping AGV for the next three years. Her responsibilities included developing the structure of the project, conducting benchmark research, planning and executing a week long road trip to the US to visit industry analysts and C-level executives at North American logistics firms, planning two workshops to involve employees in the transformational process of the company, and writing a feasibility summary for a potential new division for the company. 
Brenda had worked in logistics prior to joining Booth and planned on changing industries after the MBA but she took the internship because it offered her first-hand experience of an emerging market, the opportunity to interact closely with a successful private equity firm, and be deeply involved in developing strategy for an organization.
She had never been to Brazil and it was on the list of her places to go. While on the internship she worked on learning Portuguese through listening and having conversations with people. By the end of the summer, she could get by in restaurants, greet people, and engage in small talk. She also got to spend weekends traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Buenos Aires, Iguaza falls, and the Brazilian countryside. 


susie-zhang.jpgSusie Zhang spent the summer with Thomson Reuters in Beijing. She joined the company after they presented at the China Europe International Business School School (CEIBS) campus in Shanghai. She applied via the internal jobs posting system at CEIBS, and finally got the internship offer after several rounds of interviews. 
When Susie was choosing business schools to apply to, the reputation of the school, its ranking and employment placements of students were her top priorities. However, after being on the internship she realized that the chance to work in the industry she was trying to switch into was invaluable. 
Susie joined Thomson Reuters on their Summer Associate programme, designed for the company’s future leadership development programme. The project itself was very challenging and required integrating the skills that Susie had learned during her MBA. For example, she worked on a project that involved macroeconomic and political risk analysis, industry expertise, market analysis, financial forecasting, "suggestion formation", and a strategy roadmap. 
Susie told us that Thomson Reuters recruited around 20 MBA students globally for that internship programme, in locations such as New York, London, Beijing, and Buenos Aires. The MBAs were grouped in virtual teams of five to develop a strategy plan for the company’s future development. Susie got to work with students from CEIBS and Tsinghua University, and two students from London Business School.


kenny-jian.pngFormer Ernst & Young auditor Kenny Jiang’s main reason for doing the CEIBS MBA was to move into the real estate industry. He felt that an internship was a good way to get a full-time post after the MBA and so applied to work at industrial real estate investment company Maple Tree in Shanghai.
He applied for the position through the school’s internal website and after interviewing with the firm was given the position after two rounds of interviews.
Over a two month period, Kenny worked closely with his boss on evaluating investment returns on two industrial real-estate projects. He also performed credit reviews of all of Maple Tree's potential project partners.
Kenny didn’t have the chance to work with other MBAs, but his boss has an MBA and so gave Kenny many opportunities within the department. He was allowed to learn a new method of financial modelling used by the company, and also got the chance to accompany his boss to negotiations with business partners.
Kenny told us that interns at the company were not usually allowed to do this. His research and financial models supported the negotiations, and Kenny was so impressive that he was offered a full-time role at Maple Tree after his MBA. 

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Beacon to a Brighter Future: Discovering Your Career Interests CKGSB MBA Career Workshop

posted Dec 10, 2012, 3:00 AM by Jade Bair   [ updated Dec 14, 2012, 3:19 AM ]


December 16th in Taipei


Learn about the strengths that will help you accelerate your career. On Dec. 16th, join Gavin Liu, Senior Manager of CKGSB's Career Management Center, to explore your career potential and discover how you can develop professionally. During a special MBA career workshop, Mr. Liu will provide assessments and career development counseling to help you set a course for success.





Steve Jobs once said:" I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love."

Workshop Details

CKGSB campus

13:30-14:00 Reception with Refreshments

14:00-15:30 "Beacon to a Brighter Future: Discovering Your Career Interests "
15:30-16:00 Networking and Open Discussion
LocationWestin Taipei,

Click Here To Register

Gavin Liu
Senior Manager of Admissions and CKGSB's Career Management Center

After graduating from CKGSB MBA, Gavin Liu has worked as admissions manager, career development manager, and senior manager of admissions and career development respectively.

During the past 6 years, Gavin has provided consultations to thousands of MBA applicants and has helped hundreds of MBA graduates to find their career directions.



For questions, please contact MBA Admissions at or +8610-85181052

Bentley University MBA Alumni Q&A: Why did you choose your MBA school?

posted Nov 18, 2012, 6:34 PM by Angel Fu   [ updated Nov 19, 2012, 12:06 AM by Jade Bair ]

Where Innovation and Leadership meets! 

The Bentley MBA 

What Bentley MBA Alumni has to say. Don't miss uot their online interview in Dec! If you are interested, please send your resume to 
What are you waiting for, make haste!!

Bentley University (Forbes)

The Complete 2012 Business Schools Ranking

posted Nov 16, 2012, 3:00 AM by Huang Sylvia   [ updated Nov 16, 2012, 3:04 AM ]

The Complete 2012 Business Schools Ranking

The table below shows how each school fared on each element of 
Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking methodology: our student surveys, employer surveys, and intellectual capital measure. The 2012 rank is based on the ranking index, which represents the weighted total of all three elements. (Index numbers have been rounded and what appear to be ties are not.) A methodology change this year resulted in some big shifts, including Southern Methodist’s fall from No. 12 to No. 29. For more information, see our methodology and historical ranking.

US Schools: 

2012 Rank2010 RankSchoolStudent Survey RankEmployer Survey RankIntellectual Capital RankRanking IndexCareer ServicesTeaching QualityCritical ThinkingLeadership SkillsCaliber of Classmates
11Chicago (Booth)1115100.0A+A+A+BA
33Pennsylvania (Wharton)162796.5A+BAA+A
54Northwestern (Kellogg)1342493.7ABAAA+
66Duke (Fuqua)227193.0BAAAA
713Cornell (Johnson)212293.0A+A+A+A+A+
87Michigan (Ross)1461292.0AAAA+A
910MIT (Sloan)9101590.2ABABA+
1011Virginia (Darden)593289.4A+A+A+A+A
1115Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)3172387.9A+A+A+A+A+
1214Dartmouth (Tuck)4112087.7A+A+A+A+A+
138UC-Berkeley (Haas)1013387.6ABAAA+
1519Indiana (Kelley)1204686.6A+A+A+A+A+
1618NYU (Stern)7161685.1A+A+A+A+A+
1716North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)18142580.1AABA+A
1817UCLA (Anderson)2119678.9A+BAAA
1925Texas-Austin (McCombs)2815478.5ABBAA
2024Notre Dame (Mendoza)17183776.6AAAAB
2222Emory (Goizueta)29232272.9ABAAB
2323Georgia Tech (Scheller)23341872.1A+AABB
2442Maryland (Smith)6441371.3A+A+A+A+A+
2537Vanderbilt (Owen)24313569.7A+A+AA+A
2630Texas A & M (Mays)31244169.4AA+A+AA+
2732Ohio State (Fisher)35222169.2BABAB
2826USC (Marshall)25323669.1BBBBB
2912Southern Methodist (Cox)26363368.8BA+ABB
3033Georgetown (McDonough)27353867.6AAAAA
3140Washington - St. Louis (Olin)1551865.5AA+A+A+A
3227Brigham Young (Marriott)36215065.4BAABA
3328Minnesota (Carlson)42251063.8BCBCA+
3520Michigan State (Broad)33383963.1BCBAB
3629Rice (Jones)30432763.0BBBBB
3731Washington (Foster)37303462.3BBBBA
3844Pennsylvania State (Smeal)34412959.0AABBB
3938Boston U.41284558.1CBBBB
4046Illinois - Urbana-Champaign46264257.7BABAC
4141Purdue (Krannert)43334357.3BAAAB
4239Babson (Olin)38375556.2CBABB
43NRUC-Irvine (Merage)39501453.2BCBBB
4448Wake Forest44406151.1BABBB
46NRTexas Christian (Neeley)40474749.6BABAB
4750Boston (Carroll)58422646.0CBCCC
48NRFlorida (Hough)47493145.7BBBBB
4949Arizona State (Carey)45534845.5BBCBB
5043Rochester (Simon)53462844.6CABCC
5156Northeastern (D'Amore-McKim)49485442.1BCCCC
5236Georgia (Terry)54524441.4BCBBB
53NRIowa (Tippie)51544940.2CCCBB
5452George Washington48575239.5BCCBB
55NRSyracuse (Whitman)56595635.3CBCCC
56NRMissouri - Columbia (Trulaske)57585335.3BBCCB
5757SUNY Buffalo62455135.2CCBBC
6155Rutgers - New Brunswick60565733.9CCCCC
62NRSouth Carolina (Moore)61604030.8CBCCC
63NRNorth Carolina State (Jenkins)63635922.5CCCCC

The Student Survey Rank is based on three surveys of MBA grads (2012, 2010, and 2008) with 27,523 total responses that combined contribute 45 percent to the final ranking. The Employer Survey Rank is based on three surveys of MBA recruiters (2012, 2010, and 2008) with 663 total responses that combined contribute an additional 45 percent. The Intellectual Capital Rank is based on a review of faculty research published over a five-year period in 20 top academic journals, and faculty books reviewed in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek over the same period. It contributes the final 10 percent. The Ranking Index represents the sum of the Student and Employer surveys and the Intellectual Capital measure, and is the number on which the overall rank is based. Letter grades are based on one or more questions from the 2012 student survey. A+=top 20 percent; A=next 25 percent; B=next 35 percent; C=bottom 20 percent. No D's or F's awarded. Data: Bloomberg Businessweek, Cambria Consulting.

International Schools:

2012 Rank2010 RankSchoolStudent Survey RankEmployer Survey RankIntellectual Capital RankRanking IndexCareer ServicesTeaching QualityCritical ThinkingLeadership SkillsCaliber of Classmates
15London Business School422100.0A+AAAA+
33IE Business School1121891.3A+A+A+A+A+
516Oxford (Saïd)87681.7BAABA
76Western Ontario (Ivey)981477.1A+A+AAB
1011McGill (Desautels)153872.7CBCCB
118Toronto (Rotman)194162.8BBBCC
12NRMannheim Business School12101561.1BBBBB
13NRImperial College London7161360.7AAABA
149York (Schulich)179759.9CCCCC
1618SDA Bocconi16151243.6BBCBB
17NRErasmus (Rotterdam)11181042.4BBBBB
18NRHong Kong University of Science & Technology1419433.2BBBAB
1917Manchester Business School18171929.4CCBBC

The Student Survey Rank is based on three surveys of MBA grads (2012, 2010, and 2008) with 27,523 total responses that combined contribute 45 percent to the final ranking. The Employer Survey Rank is based on three surveys of MBA recruiters (2012, 2010, and 2008) with 663 total responses that combined contribute an additional 45 percent. The Intellectual Capital Rank is based on a review of faculty research published over a five-year period in 20 top academic journals, and faculty books reviewed in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek over the same period. It contributes the final 10 percent. The Ranking Index represents the sum of the Student and Employer surveys and the Intellectual Capital measure, and is the number on which the overall rank is based. Letter grades are based on one or more questions from the 2012 student survey. A+=top 20 percent; A=next 25 percent; B=next 35 percent; C=bottom 20 percent. No D's or F's awarded. Data: Bloomberg Businessweek, Cambria Consulting

Interactive table by Thomas Meimarides for Bloomberg Businessweek

Source: By  on November 15, 2012

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