Next stop Washington DC

This is an invite to come and meet a school representative and alumni at the two MBA Fairs in Washington DC and new York, organised by QS TopMBA. This of course is only relevant if you are looking to join an MBA programme.  If you are then make a note of the dates: 25th and 28th February.

So what is all this about attending an MBA Fair from your living room?  Well, the University of Edinburgh Business School has been invited to participate in the GMATCH MBA and Master Virtual Fair. It is an exciting new initiative by GMAC, the organisation that owns and administers the GMAT® exam.  The event is on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 and you can connect on-line with admission staff of leading graduate management programmes.  Register now so that you can meet us in your own living room.

I can hardly believe it but the students on the MBA in International Business are now already preparing to move on to their chosen exchange partners. It seems like it was only yesterday that they arrived. After that they will move on to their internship so please let me know if you are looking for an exerienced MBA student to work for you for three months over the summer. It can be anywhere in the World.  You can check the profiles of all my MBA students via:  http://webdb.ucs.ed.ac.uk/management/msm/student_profiles/index.cfm

Attend an MBA Fair in your living room

It’s been a hectic few weeks with interviews for new posts (in strategy and international business, with more in business economics and entrepreneurship coming up) and 1-1 talks with my MBAs about internships and careers. At the same time we are building a booth for a virtual MBA fair.  I can’t say much about this trial right now, but more will follow. But it all eats into your time and I have the feeling that I need to revisit the principles of time management very soon.

Are you in Toronto by the way? If so you may want to meet us at the QS World MBA Tour in Toronto next week. We will also visit these fairs on the Tour:

  • 25 February: Washington DC
  • 28 February: New York
  • 13 March: Rome
  • 23 March: Moscow
  • 17 April: Lagos
  • 19 April: Johannesburg

Apart from picking up programme information you will have a chance to speak to alumni as well so feel free to come along. If you are travelling then check the mba.com website to see whether you will be in the area at the time of one of our open days/open evenings. It’s a chance to test-drive the classes.

So what’s going on in the Edinburgh MBA right now?

Well the full-time MBAs have just picked up information about their consultancy projects.  These projects run alongside the programme from end-March till early June. The MBA IB students are now preparing to move abroad to their chosen exchange partner in USA, Canada, France, Spain, China and Singapore.  At the same time they do of course have to keep an eye on this term’s courses and they are all also ramping up the job search so it’s a busy time. We have exchange partners in nine different countries. Next year will be adding a new exchange partner to the list, IPADE Business School in Mexico City. We are very pleased to be able to offer this option next year.