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Business Administration Resources

General News

  • BBC Online – Investigate this site for international news and information.
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CNN Interactive
  • The Economist – Both a good general news magazine and a great place for international finance and economics news, data, and commentary
  • The Financial Times – This daily financial newspaper from London provides not only more international coverage, but also a different perspective on events than you will see from the typical US paper.
  • International Herald Tribune – One of the major English dailies covering international news and available in most countries
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • Nikkei Net – The best site for current business news from Japan. The Nikkei Weekly is Japan’s English publication similar to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Wired News – One of the best sites for high tech and Internet news, but there is also timely commentary on politics and economics. 

Business and Investment News

  • Advertising Age – The singular authority for current advertising and marketing news. The annual Fact Packs are available as free downloads of .pdf files.
  • Chicago Business – The online version of the weekly Crain’s Chicago Business
  • BusinessWeek Online – Complete business news site that includes material and daily updates not available in the print edition. The website often contains very good coverage of technology issues.
  • CNBC – Good, solid analysis of stock and bond market news, as well as some of the best economic analysis from any major news organization. Go here for good charts on stocks, bonds and currencies. 
    The Economist – Both a good general news magazine and a great place for international finance and economics news, data, and commentary.
  • Good Finance – Like Yahoo! Finance, Google is offering a full complement of business news, investment commentary, and financial data
  • MarketWatch – Good site for news and stock/bond market updates throughout the day and often has short pieces explaining market movements
  • The Motley Fool – A very good site for learning about investments and for obtaining investment information.
  • Reuters Business News
  • Reuters Investing News
  • Worth Online – Atricles and investment advice from Worth magazine. You will find useful commentary by Jim Rogers (international markets) and Peter Lynch (the original Fidelity Magellan Fung guy).
  • Yahoo! Finance – A convenient place to find market, company, currency, and interest rate information

Major Sites for Data and Statistics

Think Tanks and Other Research Sites

  • Brookings Institution – A non-profit research and educational institution covering a wide range of social, political, and economics topics. Generally, this has been one of the leading institutions of modern liberal perspectives. For the conservative perspective, see Hoover below.
  • Cato Institute – Cato is the most prominent of several libertarian think tanks. It promotes market solutions to economic problems and a dramatic reduction of the amount of government intrusion into individuals’ lives. Good research materials on both US and international econ and finance issues.
  • Central Banks on the Internet – A list of central banks in dozens of countries. At those central bank sites, you may find economic data on the country, as well as information about banks and banking systems.
    Economic Institutes – This is a list available on Yahoo! of various other economic institutes.
  • Federal Reserve – Main page for the Fed’s Board of Governors. Easy access from her to Fed reports, data and other publications from the rest of the Fed system.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • The Fraser Institute – A good place for market-oriented studies of economic, financial, and political issues facing Canada, as well as other countries.
  • Foundation for Economic Education – Their monthly publication, The Freeman, is available in the SJC library. It covers a lot of topics but is aimed at the non-economist.
  • Hoover's Online – Hoover's, Inc. has been a publisher of company information – financials, market share, businesses, etc. – for a long time. Much of the good information at this site is by subscription, but you may find what you need anyway.
  • Hoover Institution – A non-profit research and educational institution covering a wide range of social, political, and economics topics. Generally, this has been one of the leading institutions of modern conservative perspectives. For the liberal perspective, see Brookings above.
  • The International Monetary Fund – An international organization that is still hanging around, even though its reason for existing disappeared in 1973.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) – A lot of information available but not as accessible as the sites above
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) – The organization established to help improve world trade and settle trade disputes

Sites Specific to International Business and Economics

  • Bank of Canada –A very good source for research reports on Canada's economy and financial markets.
  • Bank for International Settlements – The central bank for central banks
  • BBC Online – Another site to investigate for international news and information
  • CIA World Factbook – The CIA puts together good profile information on most countries.
  • The Economist – Both a good general news magazine and a great place for international finance and economics news, data, and commentary
  • The Fraser Institute – Another good place for market-oriented studies of economic, financial, and political issues facing Canada, as well as other countries.
  • Financial Times – You may need to register (free) for this site, but it's worth it for company and country data.
    International Herald TribuneOne of the major English dailies covering international news and available in most countries.
  • The International Monetary Fund – An international organization that is still hanging around, even though its function disappeared in 1973.
  • Japan Policy Research Institute – This is the home of the research work of Chalmers Johnson and his supporters. Johnson is a political scientist who helped pioneer the developmental state (the "third way") analysis of Japan. Materials here cover economics and politics of Japan, Korea, China, and some other general Asia issues.
  • Nikkei Net – The best site for current business news from Japan
  • World Bank – Another reasonable, good source of basic country information
  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) – The organization established to help improve world trade and settle trade disputes
  • Yahoo! Finance – A good source of international news, currency rates and international stock exchange data.

Academic and Professional Associations

Academic Journals and Other Publications

Information on the GMAT and MBA Programs

  • Graduate Management Admission Council – If you are interested in MBAS school and taking the GMAT, this should be your first stop. The GMAC conducts the GMAT exam and helps administer information for many MBA schools' applications.
  • The Princeton Review GMAT Prep – The organization established to help improve world trade and settle trade disputes
  • MBA Programs.org – A commercial Web site with information about programs and links to various programs of study.
  • MBA.com – Another commercial site with information about careers and MBA programs

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