From Olympic Glory to the MBA Masses


In the time it takes most MBA students to pull out their notebooks and iPads for a class on microeconomic theory, Usain Bolt would have run clear across campus and been in a cab on his way to discuss his latest lucrative sponsorship offer. At least he would if he were enrolled in business school, which he's not. But should he be?

... In Canada, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is currently home to the country's gold medal skier, Jennifer Heil. And in the U.K., silver medal-winning runner Kriss Akabusi has just signed up to take an Executive MBA at Ashridge Business School this fall.

Read full article: Bloomberg Businessweek, August 13, 2012