How MBAs Can Strengthen Their Networks In The COVID Era

“When you’re just starting out,” writes Northwestern Kellogg School of Management professor Holly Raider in a new piece in Harvard Business Review, “making new connections and strengthening your professional network are vital to getting to where you want to go. But the guidance you need, like how to thrive in a new role or pursue a promotion, can be difficult to find in your inner circle.”

Raider is the managing director of executive education and a clinical professor of management at Kellogg. She has published research on career development, economic transactions, and technology management. In her latest work, published by HBR on Friday (November 13), she posits that new employees tend to make professional connections “based on proximity (colleagues they see the most) or commonalities (the colleagues most like themselves).” But, she adds, that’s a mistake.

“When you network with colleagues like you or near you, you create an

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Quacquarelli Symonds releases the best MBAs for a career in finance

MBA programs can help you prepare for work in a specific industry by developing the skills you need, and it may help increase your post-graduate salary. If you are looking to land a career in finance, one of these top MBA specializations for a finance career may be a good fit.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, published on Wednesday seven specialization rankings highlighting the best MBA programs for a career in specific industries. This includes the best MBAs for students interested in working in finance upon graduation.

To do this, QS used data from its Global Employer Survey, its Business School Survey, and publishing company Elsevier’s Scopus database. Each program’s overall score is based on three metrics: career placement in the finance industry, research strength related to finance, and employer reputation in the industry. You can read more about data collection and methodology here.

The Wharton School

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