B-School Twitter RoundupAlison Damast
This week’s Twitter roundup of happenings in the business school world includes B-Schools getting back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy, a former police chief taking a job as a business school administrator, and a Twitter debate on the future of online MBA programs.
Classes have resumed at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business after both Manhattan schools spent a stretch in the dark following last week’s Hurricane Sandy (@NYUStern, 11/5).
The 25 recent MBA graduates from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School who concentrated in real estate have fared well in the job market, according to a blog update from the school. They’ve been hired by such companies as Alliance Residential, Grubb Properties, and PSW Real Estate (@KFBS_Admissions, 11/5).
Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of the QS World MBA Tour, and representatives of top-ranked business schools participated in a Twitter debate yesterday on the future of online MBA programs (@QS_pressoffice, 11/4).
Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and Columbia Business School are at the top of BizEd magazine’s Top 25 list of B-schools making the best use of social-media channels (@richlyons, 11/2).
Marc Szepan, a 2009 alum of the Global Executive MBA program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and an aviation expert, was named as a rising star in Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine’s 40 Under 40 list (@DukeFuqua, 11/2).
Harvard Business School’s Rock Accelerator Program has given out $50,000 in funding to eight student teams, including support for an online platform that connects sports partners and a subscription service for children’s clothing (@HarvardHBS, 11/1).
Enrollment in undergraduate business programs has fallen 1.2 percent, or 12,359 students, over the last five years, according to new data from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (@AACSB, 11/1).
In an unusual career move, Don Roush, who served for nine years as chief of the Lafayette Police Department in Indiana, started a new job as associate director of the Weekend Master of Business Administration program at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management (@PurdueKrannert, 11/1).
For the third year in a row, an MBA team from the University of Texas, Austin’s McCombs School of Business, has won the National Energy Finance Challenge, beating 15 MBA teams from across the country (@UTexasMcCombs, 10/30).