About MBA Journal, meet the editor

About MBA Journal

MBA Journal is an independent online magazine written by Bärbel Schwertfeger, a leading expert about the MBA market for many years. It gives prospective students, business schools and companies an overview about the international and German MBA market. MBA Journal also features trend reports, writes about new programs, rankings and accreditations. Furthermore, it provides readers with a critical perspective on the black sheep in the MBA landscape.

About the Editor

Since 1985, Bärbel Schwertfeger is working as freelance journalist. She graduated with a Diploma in Psychology (M.Sc. equivalent) from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and developed an outstanding expertise in the fields of management, business education and human resource management.

In 1992, she became interested in the MBA as the leading form in international business education. One year later, the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published her series “MBA in Europe”, in 1994, her book “Das MBA-Handbuch” (“The MBA-Handbook”) was released.

Ever since, she has written countless articles on MBA education for business magazines, daily newspapers and professional periodicals, including Capital, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt, Financial Times Deutschland, Handelsblatt, Personalmagazin, Spiegel online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Wirtschaft & Weiterbildung, and Die ZEIT, as well as for Die Presse and Der Standard in Austria, Cash and Neue Züricher Zeitung (NZZ) in Switzerland and Businessweek in the US.

Since 2007 she is also Editor in Chief of Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, a quarterly magazine focusing on business psychology.

In 2006 she founded the website MBA Channel with two partners. As Editor in Chief she was responsible for all news and articles. In December 2010 she started her own blog Schwertfeger-MBA-Channel which was relaunched and named MBA Journal in spring 2014.

Since 2011 she is also Editor in Chief of MBAintern, a monthly newsletter in German, which is sent to about 5.000 HR Professionals and prospective MBA students.

In 2013 she was Editor in Chief of Learn2lead, a magazine about Executive MBA and Executive Education