August 12, 2011

First Global Business School Network,, Helps MBA Students Network With Their Peers Worldwide

LONDON, August 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

BusinessBecause [ ].com, the world's first
global networking site for MBA students, has launched an interactive map and
other tools to help MBA students, recruiters, business schools and MBA
applicants find each other. [ ]

        - [ ] is a
          news, networking and jobs site for the business school world, helping
          applicants choose a business school and business students find a job
        - It's the first ever specialist networking site for the business
          school world, launched in 2009
        - The site is fast approaching 15,000 registered members from150
        - We publish daily stories including our popular Why MBA series
          [ ] and interviews with
          notable MBAs like Facebook co-founder Divya Narendra 
          [ ]
        - It's FREE for any individual to join. Once registered, members
          can create an online resume, apply for jobs, search for and message
          other members around the world and publish their own stories.
        - Companies including Google, KPMG and Monitor Group have used
          BusinessBecause to find candidates.
        - We're the first English-language media partner for the Shanghai
          Advanced Institute of Finance 
          [ ]
          , set up to train China's finance elite. 
        - We're the only (or one of the very few!) global networking site
          launched and based in London, UK. [ ]got started

        - Founding duo Maria Ahmed 
          [ ] and Kate Jillings
          [ ] went to school
          together in London and then Oxford University.
        - They came up with the idea for a specialist b-school networking
          site when Kate was applying to b-school and couldn't find much good 
        - Previously, Kate spent eight years in marketing roles at
          GlaxoSmithKline and BNP Paribas
        - Maria did a Masters in Journalism at Columbia University, wrote
          for Euromoney and Global Agenda, and was business manager to the
          Chairman of HBOS plc
        - Imperial College grad Sian Fleming-Jones 
          [ ], joined the
          all-female team in early 2009
        - The initial website went live in mid-2009, with early
          sponsorship support from the George 
          [ ]Washington 
          [ ]School of Business
          [ ] in the
          US and Cass Business School 
          [ ] in London
        - The networking version of the site, enabling members to build
          resumes and connect to other members, went live in January 2010
        - Following the success of BusinessBecause 
          [ ], a new networking site for 
          engineering students and graduates, 
          [ ], is due to launch by the end of
          August 2011


        Maria Ahmed
        [email protected]