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Last Updated Sep 20, 2016 by

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HBS U.S. Competitiveness Project Report: Political Divide Holding Economy Back

With the divisive national election launching an onslaught of emotionally-charged headlines against the backdrop of a continually bearish national economy, it may not be surprising to hear that some of Harvard Business School’s top minds are worried. As part of the 2016 U.S. Competitiveness Project report, “Problems Unsolved and a... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2016 by

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NYU Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business Makes Notable Progress in Just Six Months

Last February, New York University’s Stern School of Business launched the Center for Sustainable Business, aided by a $1 million investment from the Citi Foundation. And in just a few short months, the center has steadily made notable progress. Since launching, the center also assembled its corporate advisory board, recruited... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2016 by

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Chicago’s McGowan Charitable Fund Announces 7th Class of Fellows

Since 2010, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has been naming 10 outstanding second-year MBA students as members of its annual class of McGowan Fellows. The fund was created and named in honor of William G. McGowan, an American business leader and founder of MCI Communications, following his passing in 1992. The... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2016 by

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University of Chicago Booth School of Business Names Interim Dean

Accounting professor Douglas J. Skinner has been named interim dean for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the school announced quietly earlier this summer. University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer praised Skinner in his new role, saying, “Doug’s appointment will help sustain the momentum that has been built to further establish... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2016 by

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP@ UNC Kenan-Flagler: “Game-Changer” Adams Apprenticeship Program

With its September 15th deadline looming, entrepreneurial first-year MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School are busily putting the finishing touches on their applications, hoping to secure a spot in the next cohort of an innovative program the school unveiled in early 2015. For the 20 to 30 students chosen, participation in the Adams... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 by

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP@MIT: MIT Demo Day Celebrates Next Generation of Startups

On Friday, September 9th, 17 teams of MIT students, including MBA students from MIT Sloan School of Management, will have a chance to make a lasting impact on the startup community when they present their pitches for MIT Demo Day. Eighty-six total entrepreneurs comprise the 17 teams, 74 percent male and 26... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 by

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Society Spotlight: The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

Although minorities have long been involved in the corporate sector, challenges remain for minority MBAs entering the workforce. Thankfully, organizations like the National Black MBA Association (NMBMAA) seek to address these challenges, provide resources, and create a community for minorities in business. NBMBAA: An Origin Story The NBMBAA began more... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 2, 2016 by

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Summer Reading: Biographies of Business Tycoons

There’s no better season than summer to kick back in a hammock, relax with an ice-cold beverage and soak up grizzly war stories from entrepreneurs who came, saw and conquered—and have the battle scars (and book deals) to prove it. Here are 10 bios that offer priceless insights for MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 11, 2016 by

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Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have seen a significant increase in the number of MBA student blogs hosted by schools’ admissions offices, as well as in... Read more »

Last Updated May 18, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Treks and Graduation

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. As the school year draws to a close, we take a look at second-year MBAs reminiscing and imparting words of wisdom for those that will come after them as well as... Read more »

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