Three reasons social entrepreneurs should ignore MBA rankings

When I was applying for an MBA, there was one piece of advice that I received over and over: whatever you do, go to a school in the top ten global rankings- preferably one in the top five. School reputation and networking, it was said, counted just as much as academics. Since I was looking at both America and Europe, this mainly placed my focus on two universities: Harvard and the London Business School, both of which routinely took first place in their respective regional rankings.

I wasn’t particularly inclined to question this advice, as it perfectly matched my own ambitions join a top tier program. However, following a fairly rigorous review of top business schools, I had a realization: as a specialist in inclusive business and social enterprise, standard rankings just didn’t apply to me, or to anyone in my sector.

This article was reblogged from TheSocialMBA.com. Visit the website to read the full article.

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