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Last Updated Jul 15, 2021 by

Tuck Alumnus Creates Scholarship to Inspire Students From Japan

Everyone wants to look in the mirror and be proud of who they have become. To do so, people need paths to become the person they want to see. Though there are many different avenues one can take, many people choose the path of an MBA program. MBA programs are a wonderful way to grow your business network, develop advanced skills, and challenge your intellect. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to change paths because you do not have the means or ability to continue forward; and, over the past few years, Japanese students have been declining to pursue this path. Though... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 7, 2021 by

Stacy Blackman Consulting Offers a ‘Social Impact Accelerator’ to MBA Candidates

Stacy Blackman Consulting (SBC) is a leading MBA admissions advisory firm with a proven track record of acceptances to the world’s top MBA programs. With over twenty years of experience, Stacy Blackman and her team recently noticed the lack of extra support being offered to students who want to pursue a career in social impact.  Therefore, Stacy Blackman Consulting has collaborated with Chandler—a Stanford GSB/HBS dual admit and 20-year serial social entrepreneur—to put together a one-on-one consulting model with a suite of supplemental resources to guide social impact-focused applicants through each element of the MBA application. The MBA Social Impact Accelerator... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2021 by

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students: Saïd Business School Partners With Reaching Out MBA

Saïd Business School at Oxford University has partnered with Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) to develop a fellowship program designed to support LGBTQ+ students and candidates. The goals of the ROMBA fellowship are to help LGBTQ+ students become the leaders of tomorrow, provide a unique global network for LGBTQ+ MBA students, help other people see the world from a LGBTQ+ lens, and empower/build representation of LGBTQ+ people in decision-making places and in society. ROMBA Fellowship Recipients Oxford University is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the 2020–21 ROMBA fellowship: Roni Belenki and Sanoma Jean. Belenki recently graduated from Columbia University... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 22, 2021 by

New DeFi Toolkit: Wharton Professor & World Economic Forum Collaboration

At the peak in May, over $80 billion in digital assets were locked into Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, applications (i.e., MyEtherWallet and BurnerWallet) generally as liquidity or collateral supporting various services. Due to this new phenomenon, DeFi became a major development in global finance. However, many policy makers and other individuals struggled to understand the details of this new development. Therefore, The World Economic Forum decided to partner with Professor Kevin Werbach from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania to create the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Policy-Maker Toolkit.  The Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Policy-Maker Toolkit was crafted to provide guidance about global... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 16, 2021 by

Stanford MBA Students Use Social Innovation to Drive Change

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business offers many opportunities to MBA students, one of them being the Social Innovation Fellowship (SIF). This fellowship is designed to support emerging entrepreneurs who want to start a high-impact business that addresses a pressing social or environmental need. As the selected fellows test and implement their venture ideas, the fellowship will provide funding, advising, and mentoring to help the fellows reach their business goals.  Stanford GSB is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Social Innovation Fellowship: Abdulhamid Haidar, Ted McKlveen, and Shawon Jackson. Abdulhamid is a young man from Syria who is working... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 2, 2021 by

Goizueta Business School Launches Master of Analytical Finance Degree

Emory’s Goizueta Business School is officially announcing that it will be introducing a Master of Analytical Finance degree starting in the Fall 2022 semester. This new degree is being led by Kirsten Travers-UyHam, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance. With the financial market evolving so quickly nowadays, she recently saw a gap in the financial academic field that needed to be filled. She has created this program to be unique from others that are currently offered to business students or students interested in learning more about the finance field.   Dr. Kirsten Travers-UyHam One of the many things that makes this degree... Read more »

Last Updated May 26, 2021 by

Building Momentum: Diversity and Entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford GSB has a goal to build a dynamic global community of entrepreneurs and leaders with a common purpose to change the world. In an effort to do so, they recently sponsored a virtual conference, Building Momentum: Diversity and Entrepreneurship, and encouraged entrepreneurs to participate. The event had an enormous turnout from all communities with an increased appearance from historically underrepresented communities among entrepreneurs, such as Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ, and women founders. This event was specifically advertised to all students who are aspiring or active founders, investors and providers to founders, and others generally... Read more »

Last Updated May 21, 2021 by

Kellogg’s Board Fellows Program Receives $3.5M Gift From Golub Capital

Kellogg School of Management has recently received a generous gift from Golub Capital, a leading credit asset manager, to expand Kellogg’s Board Fellows program and create a second Golub Capital Social Impact Lab. Kellogg’s Board Fellows program at Northwestern University is a 20-month program that prepares a select group of students for board service, specifically in the Chicago non-profit arena. Through a combination of academic coursework, shadowing, board placement, and strategic consulting, these students are given the tools to change the foundation of nonprofits. Since 2003, the fellows that have graduated from this program have served on the board of... Read more »

Last Updated May 5, 2021 by

Michigan Ross Receives $1M Gift for Business+Impact Initiative

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has received a $1 million donation from the gracious Applebaum Family Philanthropy. The mission of the Applebaum Family Philanthropy is to provide invaluable opportunities and experiences to the next generation, and this thoughtful gift is dedicated to doing exactly that. By implementing the new Applebaum Family Business+Impact (B+I) Experiences and Innovation Program, Michigan Ross will have the ability to offer more resources and rewards for students.  This program will provide action-based learning in social impact, sustainability, poverty alleviation, and related policy. Most importantly, this gift will establish a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 by

Stanford Graduate School of Business: Women Belong In ‘A Place Like This’

What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? Fifty years ago, five young and ambitious women were admitted into the MBA program at Stanford University — three of them being Susan Phillips, Anne Thornton, and Barbara West. At first, their presence was unusual to faculty, administrators, and the male-dominated class. In fact, female students only made up 2% of the school class. The young women would often get asked, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” These women soon reclaimed that question and proved they belonged ‘in a place like this’... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2021 by

HEC Paris Launches New Initiative to Empower Female Entrepreneurs in Green Transition

HEC Paris, an international business school located in France, has decided to partner with the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and Procter and Gamble (P&G) to start an ambitious initiative called #WomenEntrepreneurs4Good accelerator program. This initiative is designed to inspire women to innovate, grow, and foster their female creativity by turning their big idea into a business that aligns with the European Green Deal. This initiative was started for a multitude of reasons. First, the pandemic has magnified many economic obstacles faced by women worldwide. For example, many women have shut down their small businesses to provide the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 25, 2021 by

Professor at Kellogg Nominated to Join President Biden’s Treasury Department

Ben Harris, Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University President Joe Biden publicly announced his intent to nominate Ben Harris as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department on March 11, 2021. Harris, an Associate Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, holds a long list of credentials that make him more than suited for this incredible position. Harris has previously worked with Biden during both his Vice Presidency and his 2021 campaign as an economic adviser. Before Harris’ time working with Biden, he held research positions at several think tanks, including the Brookings... Read more »

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