Click her for the article of The Times Online, January 20, 2009.
Retailers crash, banks are bailed out, the spectre of redundancy looms large; the gloom is unremitting, it seems — but for many aspiring senior managers and finance professionals worrying about their careers or who are out of a job, post-graduate business education may offer a haven in an economic storm. When push comes to crunch, it is a great time to take an MBA.
Some American business schools also report a surge in applications. At the Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire, Paul Danos, the Dean, expects more applicants, albeit temporarily: “There's always a short burst of applications when there's a negative event such as the financial crisis. It's not a huge percentage and it will not persist for long.”
The logic for taking an MBA in 2009 is compelling, especially if you work in management or finance and fear for your job, or are already a victim of the growing number of redundancies...