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Last Updated Jan 8, 2020 by

MBA News You Need: NYU Stern Expands Alumni Learning Resources, and 2019 in Review with Stanford GSB, HBS, Berkeley Haas, & Washington Foster

Each week we collect MBA news from leading business schools to give you a quick overview of the latest trending topics. In your first MBA News You Need digest for 2020, we delve into the new lifelong learning resources provided to NYU Stern alumni, 2019 in review at Berkeley Haas, the top ten research papers of the decade at Washington Foster, and the top articles and research papers of 2019 at Stanford GSB and HBS. NYU Stern Highlights Alumni Benefits in Continued Education NYU Stern alumni have always had access to lifelong learning resources provided by the school – now... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 17, 2019 by

Why a Strong Career Office is Essential to Your MBA Success

Sponsored Content Business is more competitive than ever before. As the world gets smaller and more connected, international business isn’t just a catchphrase, it’s a fact of life. It’s almost impossible to work for a company that doesn’t have some global reach. The reality is that business, government, and international relations are tightly intertwined, and yet few job candidates are prepared to adopt a global perspective. To get a leg up on the intense competition in the most attractive jobs and industries, a job candidate has to have something that makes them stand out. And that’s why top-notch MBA programs... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 17, 2019 by

Stanford MBA Class of 2019 Logs Record-High Social Impact Careers, Women in Entrepreneurship and Salaries

The 418 members of Stanford GSB’s Class of 2019 reached some impressive benchmarks as interest in social impact, women in entrepreneurship and salaries all reached record highs.  Let’s take a closer look at how the full-time MBA graduates launched into a strong job market. Social Impact Careers Surge Stanford GSB’s tagline is “Change Lives, Change Organizations, Change the World.”  So, it should come as no surprise that a significant number of graduates continued that mission post-MBA.  In fact, there was a 50 percent increase in interest for socially responsible careers—in total, 18 percent of the class answered “yes” to a... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 12, 2019 by

HEC Paris Dethrones LBS at Top of Financial Times Ranking of European Business Schools

What is the best business school in Europe? The Financial Times just released its 2019 rankings and determined that HEC Paris claims the spot this year.  London Business School has long been at the top, but slipped one spot to second place.  Beyond assessing business schools overall, Financial Times also ranked full-time MBA programs.  This year, INSEAD took the title of best full-time MBA, but landed fifth overall in business schools.  LBS again occupied second place in this section of the rankings. At a glance: Top Business School: HEC Paris earned the slot for top business school for high alumni... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 11, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: New Wharton Sports Analytics Initiative, Yale SOM Round 2 Deadline Advice, and More from Kellogg, Tuck, 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 December 9th, Wharton announces a new Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, Yale SOM offers advice for the Round 2 deadline, Northwestern Kellogg talks career advice, Dartmouth Tuck discusses how to fill out the employment history section of the MBA application, and UCLA Anderson unpacks how to choose an MBA program. New Sports Analytics and Business Initiative at Wharton Expanding on their opportunities to study... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 11, 2019 by

Forget Competition: Women Help Other Women at HEC Paris

Women’s MBA enrollment has reached its highest level ever, reaching 36 percent in Europe and Canada, according to the Forté Foundation. Over the last five years, there’s been a definitive increase in female students at top business schools around the world, and Forté CEO Elissa Sangster believes that “at this pace, we’re confident we’ll reach our goal of 40 percent women’s enrollment by 2020.” More women MBAs means more economic mobility for women around the world. Recent research reveals that female MBA graduates increase their salary by 63 percent or more. It also means that, in the near future, we... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 by

Silicon Valley Visits and More Out West Strengthen Dartmouth Tuck MBA Ties to Tech

Dartmouth Tuck might be tucked away on the East Coast, but that hasn’t stopped graduates from taking the West Coast by storm. In October, 40 students ventured West to network with tech and venture capital companies. It’s just one of the ways that Tuck is increasing its visibility in Silicon Valley and making connections with the burgeoning tech industry. California Career Advisor Laura Mogilner, the associate director of career services, is also a full-time MBA career advisor based in San Francisco. Her unique location and understanding of the technology sector in Silicon Valley gives Tuck students access to many expansive... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 by

Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2019 Beats Hiring Records

The Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2019 had a record year for hiring. Within three months of graduation, 97 percent of the class had received job offers with 95 percent accepting, which, according to the associate dean of their Career Management Center, Sheryle Dirks, marks the highest percentages in at least twenty years. The median annual base salary also rose 8 percent from the previous year to $135,725. But that’s just scratching the surface of the Duke MBA Employment Report for 2018/2019. Let’s take a more in-depth look. Consulting, Technology, and Finance Top Industry Choices Once again, consulting was the... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 4, 2019 by

MBA News You Need: Northwestern Kellogg Offers New STEM Major, Dartmouth Tuck Gives Resume Advice, UCLA Anderson Talks Career Pathing, and More from MIT Sloan and Vanderbilt Owen

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 December 9th, Northwestern Kellogg announces its new STEM-designated Management Science major, the Dartmouth Tuck admissions and career team offer resume advice, UCLA Anderson unpacks career pathing during the MBA application, MIT Sloan highlights their five top business articles for 2019, and Vanderbilt Owen redesigns their Dean’s Scholarship. New STEM-designated Management Science Major at Northwestern Kellogg The newest addition to the Northwestern Kellogg MBA curriculum... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2019 by

MBA Interview Advice Directly from Dartmouth Tuck

If you’re interested in applying to the Dartmouth Tuck MBA program, you need to highlight four critical characteristics throughout your application and interview: Smart, Accomplished, Aware, and Nice. In a recent Tuck Admissions Insight blog post, the admissions team offered concrete advice on how applicants can provide a complete picture of themselves during their admissions interview. How to Prepare for Your Interview Your Dartmouth Tuck admissions interview is an important piece of your application. The team is looking to see how you’ll contribute to the community and how Tuck can help you thrive. The entire process is meant to be... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2019 by

Chicago Booth Offers 5 Tips on the MBA Admissions Interview

MBA interview season is in full swing at Chicago Booth.  Even if you’ve attended your fair share of information sessions, you might still have questions about the interview process. To help you understand what’s expected during the interview and what can you do to ensure it goes off without a hitch, a current Chicago Booth MBA student, Kate Nimmo, shared a five-point list to help you put your best foot forward.  Read on for a wrap up of her key Chicago Booth MBA interview tips. 1. Breathe! The most important thing you can do is not stress by remembering to... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2019 by

High Employment Rate and More Revealed in Northwestern Kellogg MBA Class of 2019 Employment Report

An impressive number of this year’s MBA graduates from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management received job offers within three months of graduation—98 percent, according to the Class of 2019 employment report. This is a noteworthy 3.4 percent increase over last year when 94.6 percent received job offers.  Read on for the latest MBA graduates’ industry and regional choices, as well as additional insights directly from the Managing Director of the Career Management Center at Kellogg. Kellogg MBA Students Still Love Consulting Once again, consulting was the top industry for MBA graduates. There was a slight increase in interest this... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2019 by

Annual Diversity Symposium at Cornell Johnson Marks 20th Anniversary and Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

More than 160 prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff attended Cornell /Johnson’s annual Diversity Symposium earlier this month. Hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and held in conjunction with Johnson Means Business, the theme of the weekend’s events was “Belonging in Business,” which highlighted the personal and professional sense of belonging that everyone deserves. The event also delved into how to create an environment of belonging for a more welcoming and inclusive business world. “This year is especially significant for our community, because it marks the 20th anniversary of the Johnson Office of Diversity and Inclusion,” said... Read more »

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 »

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