Big Ex-Techies on Campus

B-school looks like a good alternative to laid-off dot-commers, who have helped fuel a big jump in applications and are swelling classes

Scorned by many twenty-somethings in the years of anything-goes venture funding, business schools are getting a second look. This year alone, 367 Internet companies have gone belly-up. And many of the nearly 83,000 dot-commers laid off as a result plan to wait out the summer with extended vacations — and then go to business school in the fall.

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