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Last Updated Nov 16, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Veterans Day 2016

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. Since last week was Veterans Day, we’ve pulled together military-related posts from the past week. At Dartmouth / Tuck, veterans participated in an eight-person panel, fielding questions from the audience. Questions... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2016 by

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FREE Webinar: How to Determine and Develop a Winning Set of Career Goals

What are your short-term & long-term career goals? Before you answer this question in your business school application essays and even during your admissions interview, you should think long and hard about your post-MBA career goals. Taking the time to develop sound goals, will not only make you a better... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 13, 2016 by

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Stanford GSB to Open State-of-the-Art Highland Hall for First-Year Students

Arching in the skyline of Serra Street overlooking the Knight Management Center complex, students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be hard-pressed to miss the soon-to-be-completed Highland Hall. With its stark purple finish shimmering brightly in the California sun, the state-of-the-art building is a striking, modern accent to the... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2016 by

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MIT Sloan, Harvard Professors Share Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

For more than 40 years, MIT Sloan Economist Bengt Holmström has laid a foundation of formative work in contract theory. Now, finally, his work on the subject—along with that of Harvard Professor Oliver Hart—has been recognized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, earning the pair a Nobel Prize. Holmström,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Round 1 Next Steps

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. MBA applicants around the world have hit submit on their Round 1 applications or are planning ahead for Round 2. Several of you have already heard back from the likes of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2016 by

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Harvard Life Lab to Open on Allston Innovation Corridor in November

Building on the successes of the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab), established in 2011, and the Harvard Launch Lab, a start-up incubator that welcomed its first ventures in 2014, Harvard University will add another facility to the growing innovation corridor along Allston’s Western Avenue with the forthcoming Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, scheduled... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 by

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Wharton Students Gather for “Judgement Free” Discussion on Race

A week after Wharton students gathered in the wake of police shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott in Oklahoma City and Charlotte, it felt like the time for an open discussion on race open to the entire MBA community had arrived. Students joined together for an event organized by the Return... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2016 by

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Haas Professor and “Power Poses” Co-Author Backtracks from Own Study

Six years ago, researchers at Columbia and Harvard quickly gained recognition in the psychological science community with research they published suggesting that power poses—particular body stances and positioning held for limited periods of time—could lend themselves to increased feelings of power and tolerance for risk. The 2010 report, “Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 by

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Tuck’s New Mission Statement Looks Toward Future

“Wisdom encompasses the essential aptitudes of confident humility,” reads the introduction to the new mission statement for Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, defining a new vision for the future of the New Hampshire business school. Speaking to the Tuck community, Dean Matthew J. Slaughter broke down the school’s newly refined outlook into a... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2016 by

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Columbia Business School Launches Inaugural Re-Orientation Program

While seldom the most important step in a student’s career, the value of orientation is nonetheless immeasurable for many. Often it creates a unique bond between the students and their new surroundings at an impossibly vital point during formative years. But after it’s over, it’s over, right? Not so fast, says Columbia Business... Read more »

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