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Last Updated Sep 24, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Refugee Crisis

Welcome to another installment of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, in which we pull some notable Twitter posts from leading MBA programs.  As hundreds of thousands flee the war-torn Syria, the business school community has weighed in on the refugee crisis in Europe. Professors from various institutions, including ESADE and Cambridge / Judge, offered research insights: On the #refugee crisis in #Europe: No island is an island, by ESADE Professor @joseareilza http://t.co/6kEaShnLXH pic.twitter.com/UkP5IjVxl8 — ESADE (@ESADE) September 18, 2015 Study: #Entrepreneurship can bring benefits to long-term refugee camps. http://t.co/uCzTa7KI6P #SyrianRfeugees pic.twitter.com/iCgHjlG2ih — Cambridge Judge (@CambridgeJBS) September 16, 2015 IESE and... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Alumni Accomplishments

Welcome to another roundup of b-school posts on Twitter in our Top #MBA Tweets of the Week. This week, we take a look at alumni accomplishments. While some MBA applicants may be fine-tuning their goals for the upcoming Round 1 deadlines, take comfort and inspiration from the success of these graduates. Entrepreneurship was a notable path, as an NYU / Stern alumna… Alum Pooja Bavishi shares how her MBA led to the creation of her business @malai_icecream at #LangoneLAB pic.twitter.com/dqYTVGX6qH — NYU Stern (@NYUStern) September 12, 2015 …and Chicago Booth alumni proved: Ben Harris, MBA ’09, Launches Probiotic Start-Up, LoveBug... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 10, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Round 1 Deadlines

Welcome to another peek at what the business school community is talking about most on Twitter, in this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week. With the first wave of Round 1 deadlines coming up, we’re taking a look at how MBA applicants and b-schools are responding. While some applicants have already clicked “submit”… Application #1 submitted! Now the waiting game begins…. — Nadia_Marston (@MBA_Hopeful1908) August 31, 2015 MBA app part 2: done — Darling (@DarlingReina) August 30, 2015 …programs including Yale School of Management, London Business School and Georgetown / McDonough offered advice on pending applications: 2 weeks... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 3, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Where in the World…

Welcome to another edition of #MBA Top Tweets of the Week, in which we pull some notable Twitter posts from leading MBA programs.  As MBA Applicants may be looking to go that extra mile in learning about their target programs, we’re taking a look at admissions committees who are on the road to meet prospective applicants. MIT / Sloan planned a few stops—some much closer than others: #NYC has over 722 miles of subway track so hop on and come talk #MBA: http://t.co/6xeHvgmCgD #RoadtoMITSloan pic.twitter.com/kz2AFjEkIp — MITSloanAdmissions (@MITSloanAdcom) September 3, 2015 #Amsterdam! We are headed your way. Join us Sept.... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 27, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: China and the Stock Market

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our round up of what the business school community is talking about most on Twitter. In light of financial waves emanating from China, we take a look at insights and commentary on the stock market. We start with a peek at what the Dean of the Tuck School of Business has to say: Dean of Tuck Matthew Slaughter on #BlackMonday: Don't panic. "There is no law that says stock prices cannot fall." pic.twitter.com/OqEBZ1NiPN — Tuck School (@TuckSchool) August 24, 2015 And then more insights from him: Chinese gov is... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 20, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Orientation 2.0

While summer is winding down, Orientation programs are heating up, as MBA candidates continue to arrive on campus. In this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we take another look at how students are settling into their b-school lives. Columbia Business School let followers in on the classroom floor: Happening now during #MBA orientation: The Art of Team Improvisation #CBSAtTheCenter pic.twitter.com/W6BwIRseQx — Columbia B-School (@Columbia_Biz) August 19, 2015 Students at Berkeley / Haas were attired in school pride: Full-time Berkeley MBA Week Zero has begun! Looking forward to getting to know the Class of 2017. #Haasome17 pic.twitter.com/80kzeAFzx2 — Haas... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Orientation

While MBA applicants may still need help refining their admissions essays, the Class of 2017 students have been participating in Orientation and Pre-term programs, which we take a closer look at in this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week.  Many schools offer pre-term and orientation programs for first-year students prior to the start of the academic year and new students have been gathering over the past few weeks. Arriving on campus can be invigorating, as Duke / Fuqua showed: Nothing like section cheering at a @DukeFuqua orientation! pic.twitter.com/O7kKGVYtOo — Bill Boulding (@BillBoulding) July 31, 2015 UT Austin / McCombs,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 6, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: #WomenLeaders

In this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we take a look at the Women Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. Several business school deans and admissions representatives convened in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss women in business. The list of participating programs was lengthy, starting with Georgetown / McDonough… Participating in #womenleaders conference @WhiteHouse with #bschool deans @POTUS pic.twitter.com/GThgV5J2UR — David Thomas (@ProfThomas) August 5, 2015 … and continuing with Michigan / Ross, Wharton, Yale School of Management, Kellogg and more: Dean Davis-Blake joined by @Wharton dean at @WhiteHouse discussion on retention and development of #WomenLeaders pic.twitter.com/IZnnZUhrtz —... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 30, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Info Sessions

Summer is heating up and so are MBA info sessions, as seen in the plethora of opportunities shared in this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week. With classes out during the summer, admissions reps are hitting the road to meet potential MBA candidates off campus. Alumni and students are also pitching in to inform future MBA candidates. Get your calendars out and read on for which MBA programs will be near you in the coming weeks. For those interested in Chicago Booth, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with alumni: Connect with Booth alumni who live and work... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 23, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon

In this edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’ve rounded up comments and insights covering GAFA: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon—not only popular places for post-MBA employment, but key players in the investment scene. With the release of earning reports and the subsequent wake in the markets, we’re looking at how the business community is responding to the big four U.S. Internet giants. Apple took a big bite… Apple stock for sale, 15% discount. — Tyler Hogge (@thogge) July 22, 2015 …and left some wondering about future plans: Apple hires auto industry veteran for ‘operations’ http://t.co/OkdGwUIxFi via @detroitnews... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 16, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Best Business Practices

In this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, we’ve brought together research and insights from leading business schools to help you resolve some potential dilemmas: Do you tweet too much? Do you have a big idea, but not the words to sell it? How do you vet your business strategies? What impression do you want to make on prospective MBA programs? What will life be like post-MBA? Read on for answers, best practices and more, as presented by leading business schools on Twitter. The Associate Dean & Director of Entrepreneurship at Yale SOM explained how failure could actually help... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Greek Crisis

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly look at trending business topics on Twitter. This week, we’re seeing how business programs are reacting to the Greek crisis in the Eurozone. Tension has been building for a while, but a Harvard Professor explains why the time is nigh: "Greece is now closer than ever to an exit from the European Union." — Professor @GeorgeSerafeim http://t.co/BUWEvBi5wx #greececrisis — Harvard Business (@HarvardHBS) July 8, 2015 Many programs weighed in on the crisis, from theories about prevention… Could the Greek crisis have been avoided? Professor Anil Kashyap weighs... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Love Wins

Welcome to this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of posts by the business school community on Twitter. This week, we’re spreading the love, as many programs and people celebrated the Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality nationwide. Students at Berkeley / Haas gathered for the good news… Celebrating today's Supreme Court ruling with our #haasome LGBT ally students, faculty, staff & alum! @HaasDiversity pic.twitter.com/YmlWE8xHGy — Haas School of Bus. (@BerkeleyHaas) June 26, 2015 As did others at Emory / Goizuetta: Goizueta's finest Heather, Kathleen & Amy celebrating today's Supreme Court decision. #meetgoizueta #GMAC2015AC pic.twitter.com/UpbBllHjSn —... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 25, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: It’s Raining Deans

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly peek at what’s happening on Twitter in the business school space. This week, we’re shining the spotlight on business school deans—whether on or off campus, they work tirelessly to support business education. Dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, Erika James, met with some future MBAs: Girl Power – had a blast at the @fortefoundation conference with the incoming Goizueta women MBAs. #meetgoizueta pic.twitter.com/J07Ku5jbPw — Dean Erika James (@erikahjames) June 21, 2015 While Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, shared some inspiration from commencement... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 18, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Positive Change

Welcome to Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of posts to Twitter from the top MBA programs and their students. This week, we’re taking a look at the positive impact MBA programs enable students to have. Several Harvard Business School graduates looked to a bright future: The Class of 2015 reflects on how they hope to make a difference in the world after graduating from HBS: http://t.co/sFjQcMVVvc — HBS MBA Admissions (@HBSadmissions) June 17, 2015 While the range of goals is immense, there were a few notable paths chosen, including a focus on Africa… Taking on the... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 11, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Career Arcs and Advice

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly peek at Twitter posts covering the MBA space. From first-years securing summer internships to recent graduates launching their own businesses, we’re taking a look at mid- and post-MBA career decisions. Many programs also shared insights from those at higher peaks in their professions. MIT / Sloan shared an on-the-ground snapshot from a new intern… RT @katesacliche: Just arrived at @DWAnimation for the first day of my #internship! #MyMITSloan pic.twitter.com/B4Ou6mAyS8 — MITSloanAdmissions (@MITSloanAdcom) June 10, 2015 …while a student at Tuck explained the recruiting process: Steve T'16 accepted... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 4, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: FIFA

Welcome to this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of trendy posts from MBA programs on Twitter. FIFA, the governing body of the most popular global sporting competition, The World Cup, has been cornered with corruption charges this week. The culmination of the controversy—so far—has been the resignation of longtime FIFA President, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter. Amidst these organizational changes, we wanted to take a look at how business schools are reacting to the scandal and also sharing relevant management research. MBA programs have examined the practices of FIFA before… Why the Fs in FIFA don't stand... Read more »

Last Updated May 28, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets: Commencement 2.0

Welcome to another edition of Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of posts from business schools on Twitter. We continue our congratulations to the Class of 2015, as commencements carried on. While we take a look at how celebrations continued and business leaders shared advice with the new grads, we also took note of some information for the upcoming admissions season. Graduates at NYU / Stern had a full day of celebration… No better way 2 follow NYU commencement at Yankee Stadium than w @NYUStern #MBA Awards, starting soon. Very full, gratifying day! #Stern2015 — Peter Henry... Read more »

Last Updated May 21, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Commencement

Welcome to this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly rundown of hot topics among business schools on Twitter. ’Tis the season for tossing caps and receiving diplomas—congratulations to the Class of 2015! Let’s take a look at how student communities came together and speakers inspired the MBA grads. As there should be for such milestones, many commencements were marked with pomp, circumstance and excitement… From the unusual procession… @YaleSOM Bagpiper-led procession to Old Campus for @Yale 2015 Commencement. #OnlyAtYale #Yale2015 pic.twitter.com/eYV7Ebtwvf — Bruce DelMonico (@bdelmonico) May 18, 2015 …and celebrating with fellow grads… Celebrate good times! #CBSAtTheCenter... Read more »

Last Updated May 14, 2015 by

Top #MBA Tweets of the Week: Career Support

Welcome to this week’s Top #MBA Tweets of the Week, our weekly roundup of posts from MBA programs on Twitter. While many campuses are gearing up for graduation ceremonies in the coming weeks, we wanted to take a look at how business schools have been preparing their students for post-MBA life in the workforce. Many programs run events and projects to support students… Local Start-up and Fuqua Community Empower Students to Pursue Passions http://t.co/UUYhXgTRSQ — Duke Fuqua (@DukeFuqua) May 11, 2015 Watch #UCLAAnderson students pitch their business ideas @ Knapp Venture Competition THURS: http://t.co/wcL6uL3fnM pic.twitter.com/T0IBsDJU8D — UCLA Anderson (@uclaanderson) May... Read more »

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