Media Moves

Lavelle, former Businessweek B-school editor, lands new job

April 24, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Louis Lavelle, business schools editor for Bloomberg Businessweek from 2005 until he was fired late last year, has found a new job.

Lavelle started this week as editor of TopMBA.com and QS Rankings at QS Quacquarelli Symonds. His responsibilities include managing the QS Rankings of the top 200 MBA programs in the world and overseeing strategy for the TopMBA.com web site.

“Louis Lavelle is a higher education journalist of the highest quality, with whom we have had contact for many years, and QS is delighted to welcome him as part of our global team to provide richer, deeper coverage of quality educational institutions around the world,” said CEO Nunzio Quacquarelli in an email to Talking Biz News.

Lavelle was an associate editor for the magazine. Previously, he was BusinessWeek’s management editor. Since taking over as the magazine’s business schools editor in 2005, his team expanded the franchise to include coverage of Chinese business schools and new rankings of undergraduate business programs, part-time MBA programs, the best employers for new college graduates, and the best employers for internships. In 2007 and 2008, BusinessWeek won National Magazine Awards for the B-schools channel on Businessweek.com.

Lavelle is also the author of “Fast Track: The Best B-Schools” (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Prior to BusinessWeek, Lavelle was a reporter at The Record in Hackensack, N.J.

He was dismissed from the magazine shortly after the magazine revised its rankings of top MBA programs due to a calculation error.

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