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Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #BlackFriday

Immediately following the American holiday of Thanksgiving is the unofficial business holiday of #BlackFriday, when retailers open early with door busting deals (the moniker comes from the idea that the volume of sales will push companies from the “red” to the “black” on their balance sheets). In this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we round up the business school community’s reaction to the day of commerce and, sometimes, chaos.

Let’s start with the creativity and entrepreneurship behind the products on #BlackFriday, as Columbia Business School showed:

Schools including Washington U. / Olin, NYU / Stern and Dartmouth / Tuck offered advice to shoppers…

…while Yale School of Management either made some wary or inspired a bigger shopping bag:

Meanwhile, Northwestern / Kellogg anticipated a more tailored experience:

However, as Columbia Business School showed, the day ain’t what it used to be:

Duke / Fuqua’s look at REI further reinforced the shifting scene:

London Business School and Wharton also pointed to some flaws in the system:

Fortune, meanwhile, took a look at how well Amazon could still do:

Faculty from Harvard Business School marketing highlighted some stats on purchase preferences:

#BlackFriday and Cyber Monday (the online version of Black Friday) even made it overseas:

Whether in-store or online, many shoppers would agree with USC / Marshall:

Have you seen “re-tweetable” tweets in your feed this week?  E-mail [email protected] with your recommendations of which MBA programs we should spotlight next!

Posted in: Top Tweets, Twitter Thursdays, Weekly Columns

Schools: Columbia, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, ESADE, IMD, London Business School, Northwestern / Kellogg, NYU Stern, UPenn / Wharton, USC / Marshall, Washington U. / Olin, Yale SOM

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Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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