The Lines Are Busy at B-Schools

Telecom-industry refugees are heading back to campus. Surprisingly, most aim to rejoin the sector after getting an MBA

The boom, the bust -- the B-school application? As the telecommunications industry continues to shake out, the shock waves are beginning to hit B-school admissions offices. Even with the down economy having boosted applications from practically every industry by record numbers, admissions directors from Los Angeles to Lausanne in Switzerland are reporting a relative bulge in those submitted by downsized, defecting, or opportunistic former telecom employees.

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