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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 »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2016 by

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #WellsFargo

The recent Wells Fargo scandal stirred up reflections on ethics among the business school community; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’re rounding up related posts. Pressure to meet outlandish sales goals trickled down from the top at Wells Fargo and resulted in unethical sales practices;... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Interviews, Diversity, and the Flexible Curriculum

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re exploring diversity in b-school, revisiting Chicago Booth’s flexible curriculum as well as offering up a couple of admissions tips from Dartmouth / Tuck and Northwestern / Kellogg. It... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2016 by

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 09.19.16

In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This week we have 5 application deadlines, while a few schools are also interviewing. Wednesday, September 21,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Chicago Booth Admissions Director on the Impact of Booth’s Flexible Curriculum

Last week we featured a student blogger from Harvard Business School (HBS) explaining why, for him, that school’s required curriculum provided the business foundation he believes will best prepare him for a seat at any business table. This week, our Fridays from the Frontline comes from Kurt Ahlm, associate dean... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2016 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Alumni Networks, Goals, and Reapplicants

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we’re taking a look the alumni networks at Harvard Business School and UVA Darden as well as admissions insight from UT Austin McCombs and Northwestern / Kellogg. One of the benefits... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2016 by

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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions – 09.12.16

Welcome to the Week Ahead. In this weekly series, we provide a brief rundown of what we know is happening in the week ahead, as far as admissions related MBA deadlines and decisions are concerned at the top business schools. This week we have five application deadlines, while a few schools are also... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Everything You Need to Know About the HBS Required Curriculum

As Stefan Coburn, Harvard Business School Class of 2017, looks back on what he learned in his first year of business school, it’s clear that he is a satisfied customer. “I never could have imagined the extent to which the required curriculum (RC) would deliver so much knowledge in nearly... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 by

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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #AppleTax

While Apple launched its own Twitter feed (a first) and a new phone (again), talk of the recent tax due to their Irish operations still rolled on; in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we plug into how the MBA community is responding to #AppleTax. Georgetown /... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 2, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Darden MBA Student on Google’s Great Perks

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline post comes to us from Jimmy Figueroa, a second-year MBA student at UVA’s Darden School of Business just back from his summer internship at Google in San Francisco. A veteran of New York’s financial services sector prior to business school, Figueroa had a no-nonsense... Read more »

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