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Last Updated Jun 20, 2019 by

Wharton MBA Team Wins National Business Case Competition

Every year, the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) National Business Case Competition challenges students from the top graduate schools in the nation to offer a solution to an oil and gas industry challenge. Sponsored and hosted by Exxon Mobil, the competition offers a $35,000 cash award to the winner and an invitation to The Executive Leadership Council’s Annual Recognition Gala. This year, the challenge focused on attracting and retaining millennial and Generation Z employees. And on April 9, 2019, a Wharton team—Mino Consultants—composed of four first-year MBA students took home first place. When asked about their win, Angie Gonzalez, Kaila Squires, Mallory Smith, ... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2019 by

Things to Do at Yale SOM This Summer from the Assistant Dean of Admissions

What’s summer like at Yale SOM? Bruce DelMonico, the assistant dean of admissions, offers suggestions and opportunities for students to learn more about the school and New Haven over the summer. Summer Social While most current Yale SOM students are interning in cities around the globe, there are still opportunities for prospective students to meet up and learn more about Yale through various Summer Social events. These events offer applicants a unique opportunity to sit down with current students and get their unfiltered opinion about Yale SOM. It’s a chance to have one-on-one conversations in an intimate and unstructured environment—usually... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: New Stanford Toolkit for Entrepreneurs, HBS and SEAS Add Financial Aid for Joint MBA Students, Darden Summer Internships, More from Haas and Tuck

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 June 17, 2019. Stanford Releases New Global Virtual Toolkit for Entrepreneurs The number of self-employed individuals is on the rise—research estimates that entrepreneurship could rise threefold by 2020. In response to this surge of activity in the gig economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business has launched Stanford Embark. The new subscription-based virtual toolkit offers entrepreneurs proven materials and methodologies to help... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 19, 2019 by

Georgetown McDonough Produces the Best-Trained MBA Graduates in the World—Here’s How

Why do you want to earn an MBA? Are you looking to change careers, gain more skills and knowledge, or do you have another reason entirely? The value of an MBA is different for everyone, but there’s no doubt that graduates want to get something out of their MBA program. Most often, it has to do with their career. According to a 2019 Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) survey of nearly 1,000 MBA applicants: The number one reason most applicants (63 percent) apply to an MBA program is to “acquire new information, skills, and/or knowledge.” After that, 57... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 17, 2019 by

#1 Ranked IU Kelley Online MBA Undergoes Major Curriculum Update

Already ranked #1 by the U.S. News & World Report, the IU Kelley Direct Online MBA has revamped its program for a more customizable experience. Now, their online program is even more robust while still offering the same flexibility and strengths that have made Kelley Direct a long-time business leader. As always, the same faculty that teach in the IU Kelley on-campus programs also teach in the Kelley Online program. The Kelley Direct Online program also still includes live case studies within every in-residence week, offers global and domestic immersions, and focuses on quality student experiences. The purpose of the... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 13, 2019 by

UVA Darden Receives Largest Gift in School History from Frank M. Sands Sr.

In May, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business received the largest gift in the school’s 64-year history. Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63), the founder of Sands Capital Management, gave a donation of $68 million to create a new institute for lifelong learning, to support faculty, and to improve campus facilities. Sands Institute The Sands Institute for Lifelong Learning will offer innovation opportunities for both degree and non-degree learning, including online spaces. The $20 million endowment will improve Darden’s portfolio of online courses to help extend the school’s reach globally. It will also empower Darden faculty to innovate... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: $10M HBS Gift, Tuck Admissions Updates, Ross MBA Road Trips, and More From Kellogg and McCombs

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 June 10, 2019. HBS Reveals $10M Gift and Fellowship Winners In 2013, Harvard Business School received a $50 million gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation that launched the Blavatnik Fellowship. This year, HBS received an additional $10 million to support the Fellowship through 2029. Blavatnik Fellows spend 12 months working closely with scientists and inventors at Harvard and Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 6, 2019 by

Tuck Speaker Series About Economic Inequality

This fall marks the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis, a milestone which sparked an inaugural series of discussions at Dartmouth Tuck all about rising economic inequality: the Inequality Speaker Series. Led by Class of 2019 MBA Fellows in the Center for Business, Government & Society, the series explored a range of topics and issues related to rising economic inequality after the financial collapse. It engaged the broader Tuck community within the discussions to talk about lessons learned over the past decade, the risk of repeating history, and more. Inside the Inequality Speaker Series In the end, more than... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 5, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: UCLA Anderson Names New Dean, INSEAD Announces New Master’s Program, Yale Expands Support for Veterans, and More on Social Impact From HBS & Kellogg

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 June 3, 2019. UCLA Anderson Names Antonio Bernardo New Dean Courtesy Antonio Bernardo UCLA Anderson School of Management has just named its new dean, Antonio Bernardo, an award-winning teacher and respected scholar who has taught at UCLA for the last 25 years and currently holds the Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance. Since 1994, Bernardo has had a long and distinguished... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 3, 2019 by

Stanford GSB Students Love Social Impact and Innovation

More and more Stanford GSB students are taking social impact and innovation classes throughout their education. According to the university, this year, more than 90 percent of the 488 MBA and MSx students took a course related to social innovation and social impact—95 percent of the MBA Class of 2019 and 81 percent of the MSx Class of 2019. Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation In addition, more and more students are interested in earning a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation. From 1990 to 1999, only 35 students received the certificate. From 2010 to 2019 interest explored... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 3, 2019 by

The Online MBA: Which Programs Matter?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to earn your MBA online? We wanted to take an in-depth look at the advantages of an Online MBA program and what it looks like to complete your graduate business education online—how long it will take, what activities will be available to you, and how it will enhance your career. To that effect, we interviewed the admissions staff at some of the top brick and mortar business schools with leading Online MBA programs: CMU Tepper, Indiana Kelley, Michigan Ross, UNC Kenan-Flagler, and USC Marshall. Here’s what we learned. CMU Tepper School... Read more »

Last Updated May 31, 2019 by

Harvard Business School Names Dean’s Award Winners

Harvard Business School has named four members of the MBA Class of 2019 as recipients of the School’s Dean’s Award: Neel Ghose, Lindsey Morrow, Amanda Tyson, and Megan Williams. A graduating doctoral student in organizational behavior was also named: Alexandra Feldberg. The prestigious awards are given to extraordinary graduating students who have made a positive impact on Harvard and its broader communities. This year’s recipients were recognized during Commencement Week for contributing to the “well-being of society through exceptional acts of leadership.” Read on for more about these exceptional graduates. Amanda Tyson and Lindsey Morrow Lindsey Morrow and Amanda Tyson... Read more »

Last Updated May 30, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: New UVA Darden Fellowship, Yale SOM Graduation Recap, Michigan Ross Faculty Award, and More From MIT Sloan and Berkeley Haas

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 May 27, 2019. New UVA Darden Fellowship Opportunities In partnership with the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business now offers a new fellowship for second-year, full-time MBA students. The McGowan Fellows Program provides a full tuition scholarship and a host of experiential leadership development opportunities to a rising second-year MBA student. The Darden McGowan... Read more »

Last Updated May 23, 2019 by

Wharton and WorkingNation Discuss Closing the Data Analytics Gap

What’s the next step for employers and educators who want to move the data analytics field forward? That’s the question that top industry leaders and educators discussed during a Wharton town hall titled, “The Future is Now: Closing the Data Analytics Skills Gap.” Put together by the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI) and nonprofit WorkingNation, the event kicked off with a keynote address by LinkedIn co-founder Allen Blue. He spoke about why it’s so important to fill the analytics skills gap before handing off the talk to further panelists from Comcast, PwC, the Gates Foundation, Penn Health, Morgan Stanley, and... Read more »

Last Updated May 23, 2019 by

Cambridge Judge Business School Hosts Eighth Annual Business in Africa Conference

Every year, MBA students who have a passion for Africa get together to organize the annual Business in Africa Conference at Cambridge Judge Business School. In its eighth year, the conference attracts business leaders, students, and professionals from all over, and is one of the largest annual conferences held at the school. If you’re interested in Africa and other emerging markets, it’s the conference you need to be at. 8th Annual Business in Africa Conference This year’s conference took place on Friday, April 26th, after six months of preparation by MBA students Rezvan Ahmed, Thabo Lenneiye, and Steeve Tchatchuing, and... Read more »

Last Updated May 22, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: HBS Admissions Events, Michigan Ross MBA Team at INNOVATEChina, MIT Sloan Hackathon Winner, and More from Yale SOM and Chicago Booth

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 May 20, 2019. HBS MBA Admissions Events Harvard Business School is coming to a city near you. This time of year, HBS hosts dozens of events in cities around the world to field admissions-related questions. At each information session, attendees will learn about the application process, connect with local alumni and current students, and hear more about the transformational Harvard MBA... Read more »

Last Updated May 16, 2019 by

Inside the Kellogg Greater China Business Conference

China is the world’s second largest economy and a crucial player in global business. What happens within China’s business communities impacts business in the rest of the world. That’s why, each year, Northwestern Kellogg hosts the Greater China Business Conference. During the conference, companies share their vision for China and provide insight into everything from the US-China economic relationship to the latest developments for Chinese consumers. This year’s conference took place on May 11th and covered the theme, “Discovering New Frontiers, Building Connection from the Heart of America.” Panel Discussions The Greater China Business Conference is an all-day event that... Read more »

Last Updated May 15, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: Stern Reveals $300k Entrepreneur Winners, Yale Class of 2019 Breaks Gift Records, and More From ISB, Columbia and Duke

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 MBA News You Need digest for the week of May 13, 2019. NYU Stern Announces $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge Winners After an eight-month competition, NYU Stern announced the six winners of its annual Entrepreneurs Challenge. Spearheaded by the W.R. Berkeley Innovation Labs, the venture competition offered more than $300,000 in cash prizes and pro-bono startup services to the most promising innovators at the school. In total, 243 teams and 500... Read more »

Last Updated May 9, 2019 by

Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge

The 2018-2019 Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Startup Challenge took place on May 3rd with 27 teams from across Penn to compete for a chance to win $135,000 in cash and prizes.  Eliot Ingram, who has more than 21 years of experience in MBA admissions and is the founder of Clear Admit, headed out to Wharton’s Huntsman’s Hall to experience the event first hand. Here’s what his experience was like. Choosing the Finalists The morning was taken up by 27 semi-finalist teams presenting in front of a panel of judges. From there, the teams were narrowed down to eight finalists who would... Read more »

Last Updated May 8, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: HBS Latinx Club, CMU Tepper Energy Business MBA Track, Wharton Global Forum, 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 MBA News You Need digest for the week of May 6, 2019. Meet the HBS Latino Student Organization (LASO) Meet the Latinx Student Organization (LASO) Harvard Business School‘s Latinx Student Organization (LASO) supports and promotes various initiatives geared toward Latinx students. From MBA admissions to career development and alumni support, LASO’s goal is to empower the Latinx community on campus and beyond by representing a wide range of backgrounds,... Read more »

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