There has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an MBA. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an MBA, I thought I’d share some thoughts.
A tipster passed along this email from an MBA student sent to his school's finance association. It's about how it's poor form to call a banker an "i banker" or an investment bank an "i bank," based on his own internship experience. This email is getting forward all over the place. The former bank intern begins the email, by calling everyone "guys and girls." He then proceeds to apologize about skipping the group's events because his suits no longer fit after four months of wining and dining with his banker buddies.
Online, straight from the gut and politically incorrectHERE is a qualification to conjure with: the Jack Welch MBA. At last, you too can manage like Neutron Jack, thanks to the legendary former General Electric boss’s $12m investment in Chancellor University in Ohio, which will offer the degree through its newly named Jack Welch Management Institute.
You can’t be certain that too many things in life will absolutely, positively happen to you. I can count my own list on one hand: Paying taxes to the government. Begrudgingly getting married at some point in the future. And eventually owning a Doberman named “Hulk.” Those are “life events” that I deem inevitable.
The MBA reports: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyRefinance Index decreased 5.7 percent from the previous week. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index was essentially unchanged from one week earlier. ...
At one of her many graduation ceremonies, Toronto banker Nora Jones heard herself described as “not the real Norah Jones.” In fact, the high-achieving private banker with Royal Bank of Canada qualifies as a true original – much like Norah Jones, the jazz-roots chanteuse with whom she shares the same-sounding name. Ms. Jones, the banker, is a language scholar, MBA, chartered accountant, chartered financial analyst, mother of three sons and opera-buff-in-training.
By The Gold Report:Mike Niehuser, founder of Beacon Rock Research, incorporates his banking school background into his mining industry analysis. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he assesses the macroeconomic situation from a banker's perspective, explains why he is convinced gold is ready to take off and shares the names of companies poised to profit from mining in the northwestern United States.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will toughen investment rules for foreign state-owned companies after approving bids by CNOOC and Petroliam Nasional Bhd.
Canada will no longer allow state-owned companies to takeover businesses in the nation’s oil sands and will toughen requirements in other industries. Today, he approved CNOOC’s $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen and Petronas’s $5.2-billion takeover of Progress Energy Resources Corp.
In a press conference, Harper said those two transactions are the end of a “trend.”