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Last Updated Dec 16, 2015 by

UCLA Anderson Hosts Global Investment Leader Who Believes in Social Responsibility

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Center for Global Management recently welcomed George R. Roberts, co-chair and CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (KKR), as part of its Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership. Dean Judy Olian hosted the talk. The inaugural installment of the series, which took place in the Spring of 2014, featured General Stanley McChrystal, former U.S. Commander in Afghanistan and current owner of a business consulting firm in Alexandria, VA. KKR manages investments in such classes as hedge funds, energy, private... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 16, 2015 by

Wharton School Professors Address the Value of Social Impact Investing

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Two professors from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School recently published research debunking widely-held assumptions that social impact investing delivers low returns. The study, entitled “Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investments,” was supervised by Professors David Musto, finance department chair, and Christopher Geczy, adjunct professor of finance and academic director of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative and the Levy Equity Management Center. Their findings, which revealed that impact funds can indeed achieve a positive financial return, were published by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII).  According... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 7, 2015 by

Online Meets Offline for Today’s Consumer, Notes Wharton Professor

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. David Bell, professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, recently presented research exploring the intersection between online and offline shopping during a talk at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. Bell is a specialist in consumer behavior, specifically how this behavior plays out online. “Now people have a more sophisticated and nuanced view that says: Online and offline are good for different things,” said Bell, addressing the complexities inherent in the modern consumer’s shopping experience. “Maybe they’re not... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 7, 2015 by

High Earning Stats for Stanford MBA Grads

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. The 2014-2015 employment report recently published by Stanford Graduate School of Business revealed all-time highs for the school’s graduating MBA class of 2015. The Stanford MBA median salary, constant for the past four years, this year reached $130,000, a 4 percent increase. The average base salary, $129,618 last year, rose to $133,406. “This cohort has a very positive outlook on the market and a higher tolerance for risk,” Maeve Richard, assistant dean and director of Stanford GSB’s Career Management Center, said in a recent article on the GSB website. “The strong... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 2, 2015 by

UCLA Anderson School of Management Trains Head Start Heroes

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Price Center) will partner with the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute in training executive leaders and managers for excellence in Head Start programming. As part of a $6 million per year, five-year award, the Price Center will strengthen its Head Start Management Fellows Program. UMass Donahue will apply its share of this funding to lead the Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NCPMFO). The Price Center has been a leader for more... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 30, 2015 by

Saïd Business School Bestows Second MBA Scholarship for Women

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. María Belén Muñoz Toro, a Chilean student who will enter Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in January 2016, was awarded the second Oxford Executive MBA Scholarship for Women. Oxford Saïd offers the scholarship in association with the 30% Club, an organization that works to promote gender diversity on corporate boards. Toro is a product supply manufacturing site leader and initiative manager at Proctor and Gamble’s Prestige Fragrances. In a press release, Toro said, “I am extremely grateful and honored to receive this prestigious Oxford EMBA and 30%... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 25, 2015 by

UCLA Anderson MBA Alum Wants to Help De-Clutter Your Life

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA program grad Brian Thomas was still a student when he raised the money to start his business, Clutter, a self-storage company that offers a mobile app and customized packing and delivery services. Thomas has described Clutter to be “as convenient as pizza delivery.” Thomas and his partner Ari Mir recently raised $9 million in order to take the company from a local venture to a nationwide business, as noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Clutter is unique when compared... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 12, 2015 by

Haas Joins Global Network for Advanced Management, Connecting Students Across Continents

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has become the 28th member of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), an initiative launched at Yale University School of Management that connects students and faculty to peers across the world. Launched by Yale School of Management Dean Edward Snyder in 2012, GNAM offers members the opportunity to learn and to network in a global community. One of the programs that GNAM initiated is Global Network Weeks, in which students travel internationally to other member schools for mini-course; and Global... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 11, 2015 by

Wharton Grads Report Impressive Employment Statistics after Graduation

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School recently released its annual MBA Class of 2015 Career Report–a breakdown of the industries, functions and locations graduates headed to upon graduation. An impressive 98.4 percent of students reported full-time job offers. Of those surveyed, 156 reported roles in consulting, and 219 reported financial services industry jobs. Technology industries drew 67, and 36 headed to healthcare. Median compensation for those offered or in possession of jobs was reported as $125,000 per year. A notable shift took place in the area of venture capital careers,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 24, 2015 by

Oxford Saïd Hosts Lively Debate On Corporate Responsibility

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. As part of its annual MBA Launch program, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School recently hosted a debate between faculty members that addressed whether corporations are responsible for practicing social responsibility as part of their business models. Oxford alumni accompanied debaters Oren Sussman, reader in finance, and Richard Barker, professor of accounting, in the discussion. Sussman’s assertion was that corporations should use their resources to focus on making money rather than filter them into working toward change in areas such as the climate crisis and social inequality. Barker’s... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 12, 2015 by

Stanford GSB, School of Engineering Confer 100th Online Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), together with the School of Engineering, earlier this month announced the award of the 100th online Stanford Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SI&E) Certificate, part of a unique partnership founded between the two schools in 2012. The honor went to Francisco Santolo of Dubai, a trade marketing manager for the Middle East and Africa. Santolo, who earned an MBA from the Universidad del CEMA in 2012, already had some startup experience but wanted to expand his skills and renew his motivation in forming new... Read more »

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