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Throw-back Thursday – The MBA Best of 2014

With a fresh year upon us (how are you doing with your new years resolutions?) it’s time to look back at some of the best of last year with a Throwback Thursday post!

While it might be interesting to note the top musicians of the year included T-Swift, One Direction, Iggy Azalea, and Katy Perry. Or that the box office toppers were Guardians of the Galaxy,  Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1, and Captain America: Winter Soldier. Here are some other important things to consider when looking back at 2014 and considering your MBA for 2015.

Industries

2014 saw some major industry growth, and some verging on death. Some industries which seem to be slowing in the digital age include the Recording, Paperback Books, Travel Planning, Big Box Retail, and Traditional Media industries. Growing industries include, manufacturing, healthcare, software development, and technological infrastructure. Consider these trends and influences while you’re trying to discern between a job with big future potential and one that might see a dead-end in the near future.

B-Schools

There are both winners and losers for post-graduate education this past year. In 2014, Yale made the strongest gains, according to weighted-rankings based on a number of publications including Forbes, US World & News, Bloomberg and others. Cornell slipped according to the same rankings. Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School saw a massive increase- a school you may never have even considered! (1) In Canada, the top open-enrollment B-schools are, in order, University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Ivey School of Business at Western, Queens School of Business, York University’s Schulich School of Business, Saunder School of Business. (2) Make sure to review these schools when deciding where to go in 2015.

With 2014 in your back pocket, it’s time to learn from the past, and get ready for the future. Where will you go in 2015?

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