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Last Updated May 8, 2018 by

Why McKinsey & Company Loves Hiring MBAs

McKinsey & Company is considered one of the most prestigious management consultancy firms in the world, with a clientele that includes 80 percent of the world’s largest corporations, along with an extensive list of governments and non-profit organisations. The firm is also a prestigious landing spot for MBAs following graduation. About McKinsey Founded in 1926 by James O. McKinsey, the firm developed an “up or out” policy, where consultants who are not promoted are asked to leave, developed by Marvin Bower. He served as managing director of McKinsey from 1950 to 1967, and remained a leadership figure at the firm... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2018 by

An MBA Likely to Earn Less After Getting His Degree? Vincent Kompany Doesn’t Mind

When it comes to soccer (err, football) Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is one of the most widely known center backs in the world. The Belgian international joined City way back in 2006 and went on to lead his club to victory, helping bring the team its first Premier League title in more than four decades in 2012, and then again in 2014. Known for his aerial ability, mobility, technique, and distribution ability, 31-year-old Kompany has been described as one of the best defenders in the sport. He transferred to Manchester City at age 22, where he blossomed into the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 by

Why Tesla Wants MBAs—Despite What Elon Musk Might Say

Tesla, Inc. founder Elon Musk, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, once pessimistically said, “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.” While Musk’s take on MBA hires may seem intense, rigid, and even a little mean, Tesla—a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles—is still a sought-after landing spot for many recent business school graduates. And, ultimately, if you’re the right type... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2017 by

Latest Georgetown McDonough Employment Stats Reveal Increasing Salaries, Strong Finance and Consulting Placements

No surprise: Georgetown MBAs are making bank! According to the most recent employment report from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, the average starting salary for graduates was $112,501, which is a 4 percent increase from the previous year. “Every year, we deepen our commitment to applying a personalized approach to our students’ job searches, and every year, the results exceed our expectations,” Doreen Amorosa, associate dean and managing director of the MBA Career Center, said. “From the expanded and customized approaches to the job search in the MBA Career Center to curricular offerings like our Executive Challenge, our... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2017 by

What’s Facebook Looking for in MBA Hires?

These days, it seems like everyone and their mother is on Facebook—no, really, your mom sent me a friend request last week. Your family vacation looked like a blast! As more and more people subscribe to the undisputed king of social media, Facebook seems to hire more and more MBAs to continue to move the company forward into the future. Facebook was famously started by a college dropout, but that doesn’t mean the tech company doesn’t value accomplished business students with impressive résumés. Let’s take a deeper dive into how Facebook recruits new MBA talent to the company. Who Is... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 18, 2017 by

Google Memo Draws Response from YouTube CEO and UCLA Anderson Alum Susan Wojcicki

Earlier this month, Google found itself in the midst of controversy after an internal memo from now-former employee James Damore was released to the staff. His out-of-nowhere diatribe claimed, more or less, that women are less biologically capable of being software engineers than their male counterparts. The document, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” was later released to the public, instantly bringing scrutiny upon the tech giant. Damore argued that there are fewer women working in engineering because of scientific and biological differences between men and women—and that Google should not offer educational programs for underrepresented racial or gender minorities. He... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 9, 2017 by

McDonough MBAs Pledge Pay to Social Impact Internship Fund

Being generous is en vogue at Georgetown McDonough School of Business. During the spring semester, the McDonough Net Impact Club launched a fundraising campaign for the Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF). The student group urged MBAs to donate around 0.5 percent of their summer internship pay to benefit their peers pursuing social impact internships. It’s a few months later, and the results are in. According to McDonough, more than half of the full-time MBA class (152 students) pledged a portion of pay to support SIIF by the end of the 2016-17 academic year. SIIF is managed by the Net Impact Club... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017 by

Insider Paul Almeida Named New Georgetown McDonough Dean

Paul Almeida, deputy dean of executive education and innovation at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, will become the school’s new dean. He will start his new job on August 1st. Almeida has been part of the Georgetown family since 1995. He is currently a professor of strategy and international studies at McDonough, he served as the senior associate dean for executive programs from 2010 to 2016. Paul Almeida will serve as the next dean of the McDonough School of Business, effective August 1st Almeida is an expert in business innovation, knowledge management, and alliances and has authored numerous scholarly articles.... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 7, 2017 by

Chicago Booth Reveals New Venture Challenge 2017 Winners

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation announced the winners of the 21st annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) last week. NVC is one of the most prestigious startup programs in the country and a cornerstone of the Booth MBA experience. This year, a record 11 companies competed in the NVC finals for a chance at a share of the $400,000 cash prize pool. This year’s top winners include: AMOpportunities: This new marketplace enables international medical trainees to attend U.S. clinical rotations and connects international students and trainees... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2016 by

Top MBA Recruiters: Apple

Okay, let’s take a second to think about something: How many Apple products do you own? Macbook Pro, check; iPhone, check; Apple Watch, check; the list goes on and on. Apple has created, produced and innovated such great products over the years that the company has really changed the face of the consumer electronics industry. The late Steve Jobs—a college dropout—gets a lot of the credit for Apple’s industry success, but there’s also a team of MBAs working for the Cupertino-based company, each making sure that the innovation doesn’t stop. Ever since Tim Cook—an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 30, 2016 by

Alumni Spotlight: Dan Schulman (NYU Stern)

One of the most accomplished alumni to set foot into the NYU Stern School of Business is Dan Schulman. Schulman has worked as a prominent business leader for around 20 years, most recently being named as CEO of PayPal in 2014. Dan Schulman: Early Life and Education Schulman grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. Always a leader, he was captain of his high school tennis and lacrosse teams before going on to receive a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College and an MBA from NYU Stern. Schulman continued to play sports throughout his collegiate career as well. In an... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 16, 2016 by

Top MBA Recruiters: Walt Disney Co.

When the Most Valuable Player in the Super Bowl gets carried off the field in victory and glory, the sideline reporter always asks, “You and your teammates just won the Super Bowl, what are you going to do next?” The athlete replies with the same classic phrase each year: “I’m going to Disneyland!” Walt Disney Co. and the MBA While graduating from business school with your MBA may not be quite as glorious as winning the Lombardi trophy, many MBA graduates are finding themselves “going to Disneyland” after graduation. No, these recent grads aren’t treating themselves to a well-deserved vacation... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 21, 2016 by

John Hanke, Berkeley Haas MBA ’96: The Genius Behind Pokémon Go

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and a very large and heavy rock at that) for the past few weeks, then you’ve probably heard of Pokémon Go. For those of you who do in fact live under a rock, Pokémon Go is the newest mobile game craze to sweep the world. The game tasks users to travel the world — yes, the real world — in search of various adorable Pocket Monsters. Using GPS technology and augmented reality, the game has created a revolutionary experience that has captivated the masses. Unprecedented Retention Rates According to TechCrunch, a report from... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 1, 2016 by

Top MBA Recruiters: Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group – A Dominant Force in Consulting When it comes to consulting firms there are a few names sure to show up on any MBAs dream job list: McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, Deloitte Consulting, and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). While McKinsey reigns on top in Vault.com’s ranking of the most prestigious consulting firms on Earth, BCG has had a lock on the number two spot for almost 10 years. BCG is (you guessed it!) a Boston-based, worldwide management consulting firm with offices across the globe. Like other top consulting firms, BCG advises clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2016 by

Professor Profile: Adam Grant, Wharton

When attending Ivy league schools like the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, students are guaranteed to have professors with impressive resumes leading lectures and projects. One such professor at Wharton is Adam Grant, 34, who is a New York Times bestselling author as well as the youngest tenured professor at the renowned business school. According to his bio on the Wharton website, Grant has been recognized as Wharton’s top-rated teacher for five straight years, as well as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers, one of the 100 most creative people in business, one of the top 40... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 13, 2016 by

MBAs and Google: How to Get an Inside Track

We all know about Google. We use it in our everyday lives to accomplish all sorts of tasks. Finding out what time the NBA Finals are on tonight, discovering a new recipe to cook or learning more about an interview subject all are made possible thanks to the world’s most powerful and user-friendly search engine. But what about all the time, effort and business-savvy that goes into a company like Google? Plenty of that comes from new MBAs hired by Google each year. According to CNN, almost 29 percent of all MBAs say they want to work for Google. Located in... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 21, 2016 by

Hot MBA Jobs: IT Manager/Director

The following post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. As the lines between business and technology industries continue to blur, more and more information, computer and tech professionals are looking to business schools and MBA programs to achieve a leg up on the competition. An MBA with a focus on information technology (IT) is a great path to landing any number of tech-related jobs. One such position is that of the IT manager/director. What Does an IT Manager/Director Do? IT managers oversee information technology strategies by managing the IT staff of a company and researching and implementing... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2016 by

Why Is Amazon Hiring So Many MBAs?

When thinking about the largest tech sector companies in the world today, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon are sure to top the list. Not only are these companies on the forefront of technological advancement in business and consumer electronics, they are also major players in the MBA job market. Of all these notable heavyweights, Amazon is the biggest employer of graduates from elite business schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s top 20 rankings (from schools that release company-level hiring statistics), the e-commerce powerhouse hired more than twice as many top MBAs last year as Microsoft, the next biggest tech employer.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 14, 2016 by

Global Private Equity Challenge: Oxford Saïd vs Chicago Booth

This post has been republished in entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Last month, students from two of the world’s leading business schools took part in the first annual meeting between teams from the Oxford Saïd and Chicago Booth Schools of Business. Dubbed the Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge, this new finance competition brought representatives from the Private Equity Institute at Oxford Saïd and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship of Chicago Booth together for three days of discussion and case competition. The Challenge is designed for students who are looking to develop careers in private equity and investment banking. Participants from... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 11, 2015 by

UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Helps Kick Start Vets

This post has been reproduced in its entirety from its original source metromba.com. On Saturday, July 11th, a group of disabled veterans will use their military abilities of resilience, focus and leadership to learn the basics of business ownership at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at UCLA Anderson. The event, co-hosted by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management, helps post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities develop skills and tools needed to launch, grow and lead successful businesses. EBV... Read more »

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