Baltimore, Maryland - January 21, 2020: Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business MBA students (clockwise from left) Eric Masagara, Sweenal Rangari, Meghna Vaidyanath, Shivali Viswanath, and Bhagyashree Gubbilpp socialize during a 10 minute class break in the program’s sky rise campus located in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood, Tuesday January 21, 2020.
Johns Hopkins opened its Carey School of Business in 2007, a year before recession rattled the U.S. -- and the business school market. Now, after several years of declining applications to MBA programs, the university is revamping its entire curriculum for a new class that will start in the fall. Gone are aging case studies and lectures focused on soft skills that have been in vogue at so many business schools. In is a healthcare speciality that dovetails with what Johns Hopkins is already known for, as well as hard-core quant and data courses that will give the program a special STEM designation and greater access to foreign students who may have visa issues.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The Wall Street Journal