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Last Updated Sep 20, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: CBS Research Reveals Success Requires Passion, 5 Yale SOM Students Named Kerry Fellows, FT Talks U.S. Business School Application Declines, and More

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top business schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of September 20, 2018. CBS Research Reveals That Success Requires Dedication PLUS Passion It takes more than determination to succeed. According to the latest research published by Columbia Business School (CBS) and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, it takes grit: the combination of perseverance and passion. In fact, the key ingredient of grit is passion, which has long been... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 by

Columbia Business School Dean Hubbard Steps Down After 15 Years

After 15 years, Glenn Hubbard, the dean of Columbia Business School (CBS), has announced he will be stepping down from his position. Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger made the resignation announcement, which will be effective on June 30, 2019. After that point, Hubbard will resume his faculty role as a professor of finance and economics. Columbia Business School Dean Glenn Hubbard “Glenn’s 15 years as Dean will be remembered as a historic period during which Columbia Business School was strengthened on every meaningful front and solidified its standing as one of the most celebrated and innovative schools of business in all... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

Introducing the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2020

MIT Sloan School of Management earlier this month welcomed its diverse and exceptional MBA Class of 2020 to campus. This year, like every year, the students who make up the class come from a range of backgrounds and bring varied experiences. All told, MIT Sloan admitted 409 students for the Class of 2020,five more than last year. By the Numbers So, who exactly makes up the Class of 2020? International students comprise 38 percent of the class and hail from 49 countries. That’s an increase over last year, when they made up just a third of the class. As for the percentage... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

$90 Million Raised at Michigan Ross to Support Student Scholarships

In 2013, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business identified student scholarships as one of its top fundraising priorities. Five years later, the Victors for Michigan capital campaign has raised more than $90 million to support initiatives that will increase the number of scholarships available to students. In the 2017-18 school year alone, 765 scholarships were awarded to Michigan Ross students. The funds will also support new and innovative outreach programs that will help make Michigan Ross more attainable for all students. The Victors for Michigan donations have already impacted the following areas of Michigan Ross: Academic Success Programs: Michigan... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 by

More Columbia Business School MBA Students Learn to Code

Like every other elite business school worth its salt, Columbia Business School (CBS)has seen a huge surge in student interest in programming and analytics courses. It started three years ago when Costis Maglaras, the chair of the Decision, Risk & Operations division of CBS, oversaw development of a new analytics curriculum with the goal to ensure that students were being trained in quantitative, data-driven decision-making. Maglaras couldn’t help but notice a major gap: There were few courses in computer programming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He took it upon himself to help develop a series of MBA-level programming that included... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 by

MIT Sloan Introduces New “Blockchain and Money” Class

A decade ago, only a few people knew what blockchain was. Now, blockchain is a practical part of the financial sector with tremendous potential for transformation. That’s why this fall, MIT’s Gary Gensler, a senior lecturer and senior advisor at MIT Media Lab, will teach a new course entitled “Blockchain and Money.” Gary Gensler, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan  and Senior Advisor of the MIT Media Lab The new course at MIT Sloan will show students how to use blockchain technology, covering fundamentals such as distributed ledgers and smart contacts. In addition, the course will offer real-world examples that cover... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 by

HBS Adcom Director Shares More Application Tips in Blog Series

HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee Earlier this summer, Harvard Business School (HBS) Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee let us know that he would be starting a summer blog series filled with application tips. He planned to share from his personal experience and tackle different elements of the application in each blog. The goal: to clear up any misconceptions applicants may have. As promised, he kicked off the series in early July, devoting one of his first posts to providing clear, no-nonsense advice about how to complete the employment history section of... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: Top 10 Business Schools with Lowest Acceptance Rates, Yale SOM Welcomes Class of 2020, UNC Kenan-Flagler Breaks Giving Records, and More.

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top business schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of August 16, 2018. These 10 Business Schools Are the Hardest to Get Into, Says U.S. News To qualify getting into an elite business school as “difficult” is kind of like saying LeBron James is “pretty good” at basketball. Business schools are inundated by literally thousands of applications for the few hundred slots set aside for each incoming class—and the ratio... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 15, 2018 by

Why You Want a Female Doc If You’re a Woman Having a Heart Attack: Latest HBS, Olin Research

If you’re a woman and having a heart attack, a female doctor could make the difference between life and death, according to recent research from Harvard Business School (HBS) and Washington University’s Olin Business School. Based on their review of more than 500,000 heart attack patients admitted to hospital emergency departments in Florida between 1991 and 2010, female patients who were treated by male doctors were less likely to survive than patients of either gender treated by women. Furthermore, the study found that just having female doctors around could make a difference. Survival rates among female heart attack victims treated by male... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 14, 2018 by

Just How Did USC Marshall’s MBA Program Attain Long-Elusive Gender Parity?

This fall, USC Marshall became the first top-tier MBA program to reach gender parity. The incoming full-time MBA Class of 2020 has as many women as men—actually a few more—52 percent. This notable achievement is a massive 20-point percentage leap from last year when women made up just 32 percent of the incoming class. “We are proud to achieve this distinction,” Dean James G. Ellis said in a press release. “Our ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion is playing out in real numbers now. This is only the start.” Gender Parity in Business School While many other top schools have... Read more »

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