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Last Updated Sep 7, 2017 by

The Business of Art Meets the Art of Business: New Oxford Saïd Exhibition Explores Their Intersection

In an aim to initiate discussions on the relationship between business and the arts, the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School will launch a fine art exhibition. The exhibition, curated by the Zuleika Gallery, will be held on September 13th and is open to all students, faculty, and the community. The exhibit will feature a collection of British art from the 20th century to present day including avant-garde works from the St. Ives School, Pop Art, and pure abstraction. Many of the art works that will be presented are on loan from the Arts Council Collection, including pieces from pop artist... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2017 by

Business, University Leaders Speak Out Against DACA Repeal

When the Trump administration formally announced yesterday that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA)—putting a six-month expiration date on legal protections granted to approximately 800,000 people who entered the U.S. illegally as children—universities and business leaders were quick to condemn it. Indeed, vocal defense of the “Dreamers,” as those in the DACA program are called, resounded from Silicon Valley to the Ivy League. “Dreamers contribute to our companies and our communities just as much as you and I,” tweeted Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and an MBA graduate of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. “Apple will... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 6, 2017 by

Ohio Fisher MBA Students Study Sustainability in Rural Tanzania

Each year, MBA students at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business have the unique opportunity to study abroad for a three-week immersion experience called the Global Applied Projects (GAP) program. The program is a chance for Fisher MBA students to gain international experience while working on real world business challenges. MBA students can choose between eight GAP countries, which include the United Kingdom, India, Botswana, China, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Germany. In July, six Fisher MBA students visited Tanzania to study the sustainability of rural water access on behalf of the Global Water Institute and their Sustainable Village Water... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 30, 2017 by

Rotman Launches New Healthcare & Life Sciences EMBA Program

Healthcare is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. Globally, it represents more than 10 percent of the gross domestic product of most developed nations—around $6 trillion overall. And the World Health Organization estimates that there are 9.2 million physicians, 19.4 million nurses and midwives, 2.6 million pharmacists, and over 1.3 million community health workers worldwide. In response to this trend in healthcare growth, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has launched its new Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and Life Sciences. This addition complements the major in Health Sector Management that is currently available to... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 28, 2017 by

International Students, GMAT Hold Steady at Cornell Johnson; Women, Minorities Dip Slightly

Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University released its class profile for the incoming Class of 2019 last week, revealing that despite some shifts here and there, overall the incoming class does not differ hugely from the class that preceded it. A total of 277 new two-year MBA students were accepted into the Cornell Johnson MBA Class of 2019, a decrease of just two students from last year’s figure of 279. In some regards, the makeup of the class also stayed fairly consistent. For both the Class of 2019 and the Class of 2018, 38 countries were represented in the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 by

Michigan Ross Hires Six New Faculty Members, Five of Them Women

In an effort to expand its offerings to students, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business has hired six new faculty members. Members of the Ross faculty are routinely rated among the top researchers in the world, so it’s no surprise that the new faculty members have notable pedigrees. It’s also notable that five out of the six new faculty members are women. Over the last five years, Ross has made a point of hiring an equal number of men and women, part of its “efforts to retain a faculty that is not only centered on excellence but also... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 by

Inside the Michigan Ross 2017 Impact Challenge

Earlier this month, more than 400 first-year full-time MBA students at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business embarked on a four-day journey working with 15 Detroit-based food entrepreneurs. It was all part of the 2017 Impact Challenge organized by the Sanger Leadership Center. The Impact Challenge is a yearly immersive, collaborative program that provides first-year MBA students with the opportunity to practice complex problem solving, innovative business development, and social impact. This year, the MBA students were tasked with co-creating business solutions and providing insights for their assigned food-based ventures. Participating entrepreneurs included Nathan Hannon of Pizza Plex,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 by

London Business School MBA Students Help Teens Develop Tech & Business Skills

As part of Acorn Aspirations, a summer tech accelerator for teens, MBA students at the London Business School (LBS) acted as mentors for young people aged 12 to 18, helping them develop tech and business skills. The half a dozen MBA students who participated in the program met with their teams of mentees at various venues around London to help them identify a social problem and come up with a tech solution along with a viable business plan. The program was conceived in response to the digital skills gap that is costing the U.K. economy £63 billion a year in... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 22, 2017 by

Researchers at Columbia Business School Address MBA Gender Gap

Over the last few years, top business schools across the world have worked toward gender parity in their MBA programs—with considerable progress. Many MBA programs now admit more than 30 percent women, and a growing number of leading schools top the 40-percent mark. But amid these strides, another problem has emerged: an academic performance gap between male and female students. Recently, researchers at Columbia Business School (CBS) dug into the gender performance gap issue to understand why it happens and how to fix it. After completing multiple empirical studies, including a survey of MBA students and a review of performance data,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 22, 2017 by

Babson College Announces New Miami Campus for Graduate Programs

Beginning in fall 2018, Babson College graduate students will be able to take classes in Miami, Florida. The expansion builds on the success of Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab—an accelerator program for women entrepreneurs—which expanded to Miami in 2016. The new Babson College hub in Miami will offer a variety of graduate programs including the Blended Learning MBA, a Master of Science in Business Analytics, and a self-paced Certificate in Advanced Management. Choosing Miami Two of the reasons for the college’s expansion to Miami are the large alumni network already in the area and the vibrant community of family... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 by

Tuck MBA Designs Experiential Course to Help Mississippi

Before joining Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business for his MBA, Tom Allin (’17) worked for Teach for America (TFA) in the Mississippi Delta. Through his experiences with TFA, he saw first hand some of the deep economic challenges in the region and became determined to help the area in a more substantive way. What Allin didn’t know at the time was that he was laying the groundwork for what would become the Mississippi Global Insight Expedition (GIX). GIX is an experiential course at Tuck that aims to help MBA students learn to lead across cultures and countries. During the course, students travel... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 by

UVA Darden Community Gathers After Charlottesville Violence

On Monday, August 14th, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business community came together to discuss racism, hatred, and violence. The dialogue took place in response to the “Unite the Right” rally, which saw white supremacists descending on the city of Charlottesville in a series of violent clashes with counter-protesters. The goal was to help “plot a path forward” for the school, explained the press release. Darden Speaks Out Against Violence & Encourages Diversity Dean Scott Beardsley, alongside Darden Senior Associate Dean and Global Chief Diversity Officer Martin Davidson, led the conversation with hundreds of members of the Darden... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 17, 2017 by

Michigan Ross EMBAs Create Successful Subscription Box Business

In recent years, the subscription box business has boomed. From Blue Apron for food delivery to the Dollar Shave Club for men and women’s grooming, there’s a way to get anything you want in a box delivered on schedule every month or week. And now there are two more subscription box options—Proudbox and CraftX—thanks to a few enterprising University of Michigan Ross School of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) graduates. Proudbox Developed by Carrie Thorpe, an ’16 EMBA graduate, Proudbox is a monthly subscription box for anyone who loves the University of Michigan. The concept is “Michigan Pride Delivered Monthly,” and... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Rodrigo Malta of the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business

Rodrigo Malta, a native of Brazil, moved to the United States for high school and college and ultimately graduated from the McCombs School of Business full-time MBA program in 2007. While a student at McCombs, he was highly involved in admissions activities, and after graduation he remained in Austin, accepting a marketing position with Dell. A little over a year later, when then-Director of MBA Admissions Tina Mabley contacted him about a job opening with her team—as associate director of admissions focused on diversity recruiting—he jumped at the chance to return to campus and work on something he was really... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 15, 2017 by

How Business School Helped Amanda Knox Producer Earn an Emmy Nomination

Learning about the business side of filmmaking isn’t one of the more common reasons to pursue an MBA, but it’s exactly why Stephen Robert Morse attended Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. It was through this experience that Morse went on to produce the 2016 Netflix documentary Amanda Knox, which explores the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, as well as Knox’s resulting imprisonment, retrials, and eventual acquittal. The film has been nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said, “Without... Read more »

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