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Fridays from the Frontline

Keep abreast of the latest happenings in the business school blogosphere! This weekly column summarizes recent posts from MBA student and applicant blogs.

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Last Updated Dec 2, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: How Did I Get Here? The Road from Science to an MBA

Just how did Chilean native Ignacio Cabrera—with an education in molecular biotechnology engineering and bacteriology and work experience first as research scientist at BioAmber and later as a microbial applications scientist at Kerry Inc.—find his way into an MBA program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business?  Lucky for us, he... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 18, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Harvard MBA on the Politics of Free Speech

As President-elect Donald Trump begins to establish his cabinet, many are still processing the outcome of the U.S. election earlier this month. At Harvard Business School (HBS), second-year MBA student Preeya Sud, who serves as editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper the Harbus, sought out reaction from her classmates in the days... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 11, 2016 by

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Friday from the Frontlines: #MBAsOpenUp at Goizueta

In the wake of an extraordinarily contentious American presidential election with a result that stunned many both within the United States and around the world, much remains uncertain. This much, though, is clear: The election of Donald Trump to serve as its 45th president has revealed the United States as a... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: The Supply Chain Master in Your Kitchen

Most MBA students head to business school expecting to learn about management from professors, peers, class discussions, team projects and text books. Which, of course, they do. But the management lessons don’t stop there. Sagar Doshi, an MBA student at the University of Oxford’s Saïd School of Business, has been... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 28, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: My Three Failures—So Far

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline comes to us from just across the river at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Its author, Divinity Matovu (WG ’17), first appeared in this column last year sharing about MBA Mama, an online platform she co-founded with Fuqua MBA student Nicole Pontón as... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 21, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Reflecting on the HKS/HBS Joint Degree Program

Harvard today is hosting an information session in Budapest on its joint degree program, through which students can study at both Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard Business School (HSB) and complete both their Master in Public Administration (MPA) and their MBA in just three years. Can’t make it to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 14, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Catching the Political Bug at Tuck  

Sure, climate factors into how some people decide which business school to attend. But usually it has to do with warm temperatures and sunshine, not elections. Not for Justen Nestico. A second-year MBA student at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Nestico chose Tuck in part because of its location at... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Enhancing Diversity in Business Starting at Kelley

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is today kicking off a two-day celebration marking 50 years of participation as a member school of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Kelley was one of just three founding member schools—but the Consortium’s ranks have since grown to include 18 of the best... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Tackling Inequality—An HBS Independent Project

“Did you know that nearly 80 percent of HBS alumni are asked to serve in nonprofit boards at some point in their lives post-HBS?” asks Harvard Business School (HBS) second-year MBA student Molly Palmersheim in a post this week on the HBS MBA Voices student blog. That statistic spurred Palmershein and... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 23, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A CBS First-Year MBA Student Reacts to Police Shootings

Columbia Business School (CBS) was one of the first schools to join students at Wharton earlier this week in response to the recent deaths of black men at the hands of police in two U.S. cities. Soon, students at six or more schools had come together, dressed in black, both... Read more »

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