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Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and topics related to personal development. She has been working in the MBA space for the past four years in research, interview, and writing roles.

Last Updated Nov 20, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: Georgetown McDonough Releases Glowing Employment Report, Berkeley Haas Seals STEM Approval for MBA Programs, Chicago Booth Shares Resources for Veterans, and More from Dartmouth Tuck and Michigan Ross

Each week we collect MBA news from around the world to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of November 18th, we highlight the continued success of the Georgetown McDonough Class of 2019, the news that all three Berkeley Haas MBA programs received STEM designation, veterans’ resources at Chicago Booth, a new search fund speaker series at Dartmouth Tuck, and when to visit the Michigan Ross campus. Georgetown McDonough Class of 2019 Reports Continued Success Georgetown McDonough MBA graduates continue to excel. The... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2019 by

Financial Times on the Rise of Asian Business Schools

Asia is emerging as an epicenter for quality business education, particularly in China, Singapore, and India, according to a recent Financial Times article. While Asian business schools are younger than their Western counterparts—for example, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was established in 1991 while INSEAD was founded in 1957—they are establishing themselves quickly. Thanks to Asia’s booming global economies and multinational companies, their business schools are growing and proving resilient compared to other regions. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), MBA application volume to Asian business schools outpaced the rest of the world for the second... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2019 by

Veterans Honored at Harvard Business School

The annual Harvard Business School Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA) Veterans Day event honored those who are serving and have served in the military. Veterans make up 4 percent of the MBA cohort and, according to Zeita Merchant, a US Coast Guard Commander and current National Security Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, “It’s great to have a night like this where schools across Harvard come together to celebrate veterans. It honors those who are serving and those who have spent their entire careers on something bigger than themselves.” Photo: Susan Young The event began with a cocktail reception,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 13, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: Stanford GSB Launches Social Impact Lab, Wharton Announces Data and Analytics Fund, Tuck Answers MBA Questions, and More from McCombs and Anderson

Each week we collect MBA news from around the world to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of November 11th we discuss the launch of Stanford GSB’s new Social Impact Lab, introduce the eight recipients of the Wharton Data Science and Analytics Fund, reveal common MBA applicant questions at Dartmouth Tuck, walk through diversity weekend at UT Austin McCombs, and delve into MBA academics at UCLA Anderson. Stanford GSB Launches Social Impact Lab Social sector organizations face a lot of challenges, especially... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019 by

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Wharton Lauder

The Wharton School is synonymous with an elite business education. It’s known the world over as being home to one of the top MBA programs in the world—ranked #1 by the U.S. News & World Report, #2 by Bloomberg, #4 by The Financial Times and The Economist, and #5 by Forbes. However, when it comes to the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, there’s much less known about it. About the University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies was founded in 1983 to provide a fully integrated business education. It prepares future leaders... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019 by

The Reinvention of the MBA from The Economist

Following the release of their 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programs, The Economist took a closer look at the management education and business landscape.  Overall, there are signs of a shift in the U.S. towards “new capitalism”—instead of just focusing on profits, young professionals are expected to look at the public good, and they desire workplaces that reflect their values and purpose.  This evolution in consciousness impacts the responsibility of business schools, particularly MBA programs. As William Boulding, dean of the Duke Fuqua School of Business, told The Economist, “We need our students to be thoughtful about the role of... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

Women’s MBA Enrollment is Up per Forté Foundation

The Forté Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing women in business, just released some good news: A greater percentage of women than ever before are enrolled in full-time MBA programs in the U.S. This year, female enrollment in full-time MBA programs neared 39 percent on average in the U.S., while international programs neared 36 percent. In both cases, it’s clear that we are heading toward gender parity at an impressive pace. Source: Forté Foundation According to the latest report from the Forté Foundation: Forté member schools have steadily enrolled more and more women over the last five years, going... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

IU Kelley Shares How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes MBA Career Switchers Make

MBA career switchers don’t have it easy, whether you do it at the beginning or middle of your career. It’s incredibly challenging to reinvent yourself. However, we can confidently say that it’s worth the effort. Changing your career to something that’s more suited to your goals, values, needs, interests, and skills is not only empowering, but it can drastically improve the course of your life. And it’s doable. Successful Career Transitions Require Courage, Knowledge, Confidence, and Assistance Almost everyone will go through at least one career transition in their life. The key to doing it successfully is courage, knowledge, confidence,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: New Stanford Experiential Learning Electives, Wharton Launches Daily Radio Show, Record-Setting MBA Employment at Dartmouth Tuck, and More from Texas McCombs and UCLA Anderson

Each week we collect MBA news from around the world to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of November 4th, we discuss new elective courses for second-year MBA students at Stanford GSB, the new Wharton Business Daily radio show, record-setting employment at Dartmouth Tuck, military support at UT Austin McCombs, and resume tips from UCLA Anderson. Stanford GSB Adds Action Learning Program Stanford GSB announced an addition to its second-year MBA and MSx student curriculum: the Action Learning Program. These brand new... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 4, 2019 by

Wharton MBA Class of 2019 Earns Higher Salaries and Chooses More Diverse Careers

The Wharton School released its MBA Careers Report for the Class of 2019, revealing an increase in compensation as well as some changing job interests. A few highlights: A significant (11 percent) increase in median base salary— from $135,000 to $150,000 from 2018 to 2019. Increased interest in venture capital jobs with the most placements to date—4.2 percent of the Full-Time MBA class. Continued strong job placement—98.5 percent of students reported a job offer three most post-graduation. Diversified financial services interests—35.8 percent of the class chose the finance industry, but they were spread out among investment banking (11.8%), private equity... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2019 by

Consulting Industry Insights from Dartmouth Tuck Alumni

Around a third of each Dartmouth Tuck class of MBA graduates go into consulting, with about a fifth joining the big three: McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. Tuck’s executive director of Career Services, Stephen Pidgeon T ’07, says “Tuck’s focus on the general management curriculum gives students a broad skillset…That, combined with our very hands-on approach to learning and practicing analytical tools and presentation skills, gives you what you need to hit the ground running.” This is all amidst an industry that is growing more complex, which can be seen in major issues such as Brexit and the Affordable... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: Visiting Chicago Booth, MBA Employment Reports from Vanderbilt Owen and Rochester Simon, and More from Rice Jones and UMD Smith

Each week we collect MBA news from around the world to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 28th, we give three reasons for visiting Chicago Booth, unpack the Class of 2019 MBA employment reports from Vanderbilt Owen and Rochester Simon, introduce six outstanding MBA alumni from Rice Jones, and delve into the MicroMasters MBA Core Curriculum at UMD Smith. 3 Reasons to Visit Campus by Chicago Booth When deciding where to earn your MBA, the go-to moves are talking to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Insights into Michigan Ross MBA Grads’ Record Employment Rate

Michigan Ross School of Business just released its 2019 MBA Employment Report. It revealed that Ross graduates were more employable than ever, with an all-time high of 96 percent of graduates accepting jobs within three months. Key Employment Statistics for the Michigan Ross MBA Class of 2019 Other key employment statistics for the Michigan Ross MBA graduating Class of 2019 included: Consulting was the top industry (32 percent) followed by tech (21 percent) More than 50 percent of the class accepted jobs in four cities: New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco. And 10 percent accepted jobs internationally, across... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2019 by

Wharton Directors Dig into New MBA Class of 2021 Profile

The Wharton School’s Director of Admissions Blair Mannix and Director of Student Life Eddie Banks-Crosson recently shared deeper insights into the class profile of the new MBA Class of 2021.  To begin, the latest group of candidates is closer to gender parity than ever before. This year, 47 percent of students identify as women. Banks-Crosson said, “If we’re talking about diversity and inclusion, women matter, and I think that women are saying globally, that, ‘We matter,’ and so, we should be leading that charge, and I think that’s what that feels like within this class.” And gender parity is only one... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 23, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: CEIBS Expands Campus, Social Impact at Top Schools, Yale SOM Real Estate Conference, and More from Berkeley Haas & UCLA Anderson

Each week we collect MBA news to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics from leading business schools around the world. In your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 22, 2019, we unpack the CEIBS campus expansion in Switzerland, top business schools for social impact research and teaching, the upcoming Yale SOM real estate conference, successful Berkeley Haas MBAs, and the qualities UCLA Anderson looks for in its MBA candidates. CEIBS Expands Campus in Switzerland CEIBS, the top business school in China, has doubled the size of its Switzerland campus with a major... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2019 by

Employment Report: NYU Stern MBA Class of 2019 Graduates Set Record for Earnings and More

This week, NYU Stern released its employment report for the full-time MBA Class of 2019. It was an excellent year for the graduating class, with some impressive increases. Specifically, median salaries increased 12 percent over last year, reaching an all-time high of $140,000. At the same time, the employment rate three months post-graduation reached 94.2 percent, the highest in more than a decade. Beth Briggs, the assistant dean of career services, said, “At NYU Stern, we equip our students with both the mindset and tools to excel in ambiguity and to embrace the change that characterizes today’s business landscape. This... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: UCLA Anderson on MBA Re-applicants, Texas McCombs MBA Class of 2021, LBS’s EUROUT, and more from INSEAD and UVA Darden

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. This week, we cover UCLA Anderson’s advice to MBA re-applicants, the MBA profile for the Texas McCombs Class of 2021, the EUROUT LGBTQ+ conference by London Business School, INSEAD’s new Chair of Environmental Responsibility, and UVA Darden’s $400M fundraising campaign. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 14, 2019. UCLA Anderson Offers MBA Re-applicants Advice Not everyone gets into their dream MBA program the first time around.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2019 by

New Chicago Booth MBA Courses and Accelerated JD/MBA

Chicago Booth has made multiple changes to enhance their MBA coursework and curriculum for the 2019-2020 academic year. They have introduced four new areas of the curriculum as well as an Accelerated JD/MBA option. The faculty pioneered these notable updates and demonstrate Booth’s “living curriculum” model, which offers bold cutting-edge coursework. Read on for the details. 2019/2020 Booth MBA Curriculum Updates Most of the curricula updates fell into one of four categories: leadership, women in business, social enterprise and innovation, and STEM. Leadership Curriculum Chicago Booth offers a suite of courses focused on leadership, all headed by the Harry Davis... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2019 by

Decade of GMAC Data Reveals Shifts in Post-MBA Career Goals

After ten years of collecting survey data from MBA candidates and about their goals after business school, GMAC research released its latest report titled Career Aspirations: mba.com Prospective Students Survey 2019. The report looks at how post-MBA career goals have shifted over time by looking at candidates’ personal motivations alongside larger political and economic factors. Below are a few of the key findings from the career report. Fewer Career Switchers A decade ago, only 36 percent of MBA candidates planned to stay in their current career post-MBA—the rest were career switchers. In 2018, 41 percent of MBA candidates planned to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 9, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: HBS Impact Investing Course, Yale SOM Women in Business, Berkeley Haas MBA Career Preparedness, and More from Dartmouth Tuck and UW Foster

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest updates from top business schools around the world. Here’s your MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 7, 2019. Inside an HBS Course on Impact Investing Vikram Gandhi poses in an undated handout photo provided by Harvard Business School in Allston, Massachusetts, U.S. Susan Young/Handout via REUTERS. Impact investing is just one of several innovative courses Harvard Business School has added to its curriculum. Senior lecturer and Asha Impact founder Vikram Gandhi put together the course, “Investing... Read more »

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