From CFA To Big Data, Here's Our Most Popular MBA Stories Of 2015

Online learning, social impact also among readers' favorite articles

The past 12 months have seen massive development, digitization and innovation in the world of business education.

Women are securing more executive-level jobs than ever before, big data looks set to transform the business landscape and edtech the academic world. All the while, the menacing cyber security threat from online hackers lingers on.

These themes and more make up BusinessBecause’s top-10 ranking stories of 2015.

1.  Will CFA Become The New MBA Or Masters In Finance?

The MBA’s position as the choice degree for people looking to work in finance is under threat.

With CFA examinations gaining ground amongst finance employers, industry experts are questioning the relevance of business school degrees.

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2.  Future Of Big Data: Meet Five MBAs Blazing A Trail In Business Analytics

MBA alumni are leading the way in the big data revolution, which is set to transform the way we do business.

As Mark Kennedy, from Imperial College Business School, says: “The way big data is changing what’s going on in business is like life scientists having a microscope for the first time.”

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3.  Feverish Demand For Digital Talent In Healthcare Fuels MBA Jobs

The landscape of healthcare is changing.

With the rise of new technologies set to improve patient care, the industry is crying out for new healthcare executives with digitally-focused skill-sets.


4.  EdTech: Google Latest Tech Company To Edge Into Online Business Education

Enterprising MBAs can now learn from the best, as the Silicon Valley-based giant expands further into the educational technology market with the launch of its own online degree for tech entrepreneurs.

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5.  Business Of Luxury: Tech Shake Up Orders MBA Careers For Digital Era

Luxury is changing, from an industry that prides itself on exclusivity, to one that embraces the internet age--and with it the role of luxury business managers.

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6.  $4bn Of Venture Capital Flows Into Business Schools' Start-Ups

With top business schools making efforts to develop their start-up ecosystems, MBA entrepreneurs are securing huge funding for their business ventures.

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7.  Social Enterprise: From McKinsey To Goldman, MBA Careers With Social Impact Are Endless

Career opportunities are rife for the millennial generation of MBAs determined to make a social impact.


8.  Why MBA Students Need An Education In Cyber Security

Business schools are beginning to offer specialist cyber security programs, as the threat to businesses from online hackers increases.

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9.  MBA To CEO: Business Schools Produce Europe's Top Corporate Chiefs

With European business schools considered breeding grounds for the continent’s top CEOs, MBAs studying in Europe can expect big things.

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10.  Women In Business School: Schools Strive To Boost Ranks Of Women On Boards

After decades of gender inequality, business schools are aiding the recent increase in women rising through the corporate ranks.

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