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January 27, 2014 6:00 pm
Could an MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and other questions were answered by our panel of experts in a live Q&A session on our MBA blog.
On the panel were:
David Schmittlein is dean of MIT Sloan and a professor of marketing. He has a wide range of business school experience and is on the international advisory boards of HEC Paris, Tsinghua, in Beijing, and the Indian School of Business. Prior to becoming dean at Sloan in 2007, Prof Schmittlein was deputy dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. At Sloan he has launched three new masters degrees - the EMBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Science in Management Studies.
Brian Rolfes oversees recruiting strategy, policy and operations worldwide, including campus and experienced hiring, at McKinsey. Before this, he was director of professional development in Canada and a client-serving consultant.
Caroline Diarte Edwards is an MBA admissions consultancy with Fortuna Admissions. She is an MBA graduate of Insead, France, where she also worked as director of admissions, marketing and financial aid for the MBA programme from 2005 until 2012.
Anne Pao is an MBA graduate of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, where she was a 2013 class president. She is from the US but plans to stay in Cape Town to join an IT company and work on the launch of her social enterprise start-up Weaverlution, an online marketplace for social impact campaigns.
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