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Last Updated Apr 10, 2017 by

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Kenan-Flagler Names New Investment Management Fellows

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business has announced this year’s Kenan Investment Management Fellows, with three outstanding recipients from the MBA class of 2018 earning the honor. Each of the three fellows will receive significant assistance obtaining “summer internships and full-time offers with firms in the alternative investment space, including asset management, private equity, venture capital and hedge-fund firms,” according to a press release from Kenan-Flagler. The fellowship winners are as follow: Neeraj Agarwal, Amundi Smith Breeden intern Abhishek Kumar, intern at Echo Health Ventures Matthew Mildenberg, CBC Capital intern Responding to the announcement, Shawn Munday, finance professor and executive director of... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 by

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Darden Reveals New Dual Degree With UVA Data Science Institute

As business and data grow ever more inextricably linked, the University of Virginia has announced a new dual-degree offering from the Darden School of Business and the UVA Data Science Institute. The new MBA/Master of Science in Data Science (MBA/MSDS) will begin with a limited base cohort this summer, with the full program slated for launch in 2018. “This new dual degree represents an incredibly exciting development for the Darden School and prospective students,” Darden Professor Raj Venkatesan, faculty lead for the dual degree, said in a statement. “There is a clear demand from students for this kind of analytics-driven curriculum... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 by

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Collaboration—and Improv—Help Fuqua Team Win Energy Case Contest

Collaboration, as many MBA students quickly learn, is key in a business environment. For four Duke University Fuqua School of Business students, that collaborative effort fostered an important victory on the road to a potentially fruitful career. Paige Swofford, Liz Arnason and Mike DeNoia, Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) and MBA dual majors, alongside Daytime MBA student Yochai Ben Haim—all first-years at Fuqua—nabbed first place at last month’s Challenges in Energy Case Competition held at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Teamwork was essential to their victory, but their collaborative bond had formed long before the group entered the competition.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 13, 2017 by

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business

At the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, campus diversity is more than a goal: It’s an expectation. The Ross full-time MBA class of 2018 comprises 40 percent female students, 31 percent international students from 41 countries and 24 percent ethnic minority students. This sort of class composition is the norm at many leading business schools, but a diverse student body is just the first step in creating an inclusive campus environment. In late February, Ross held its second annual Diversity Week. Around 800 students, faculty and staff participated in the effort, which was organized by the Student... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 7, 2017 by

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Which Business Schools Produced the Most Unicorn Founders

Billion-dollar startups, affectionately coined “unicorns,” have become a benchmark that business schools around the world use to boast overall success. But which business schools actually produce the most successful startup founders? Earlier this year, U.K. software research firm Sage compiled data on billion-dollar startups, which also included the schools from which company founders graduated. The research, unsurprisingly, found two business schools standing taller than the rest of the competition: Harvard Business School (HBS) and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. HBS alumni produced 23 of these unicorn startups, as reported by Fortune. These companies include Blue Apron, one of the world’s most popular food subscription... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2017 by

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Are LBS MBA Grads Falling Out of Love With Finance?

London Business School (LBS) MBA graduates are seeing higher salaries and increased hiring rates, but their love of the finance industry seems to be waning. According to the 2016 London Business School employment report, MBA grads are heading into the financial sector at the lowest rate in five years. Now, to be fair, one in every four LBS grads (25 percent) stills takes a job in finance, but that’s well behind the 35 percent of graduates who enter consulting. The technology industry hired the third-most LBS 2016 graduates at 21 percent—matching the the previous year. via London Business School Employment Report 2016 Goldman... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2017 by

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HBS Round 2 Interviews Are Almost Here

As 12 p.m. Eastern time steadily approaches, the waning moments of anxiety and anticipation for Round Two interview invites to Harvard Business School are reaching a boiling point. Earlier this week, HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Chad Losee sent out a reminder to all applicants over at the HBS ‘Direct from the Director‘ blog. While nerves may certainly be on high for a host of applicants, Losee reminds everyone not to worry too much if you don’t receive an invite just yet. “Remember,” he writes, “this is only a portion of the interview invites; the second (and... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2017 by

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Fuqua Professor Campbell Harvey on the “January Barometer” Myth

More than 40 years since its incarnation, the so-called “January Barometer”—a theory that the direction stocks take in January predicts how their entire year will play out—is still going strong in some camps. But it’s not without its vocal detractors. In a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Sorry, the ‘January Barometer’ Is a Market Myth,” Fuqua School of Business Finance Professor Cambell Harvey weighs in—in opposition. Citing the Stock Trader’s Almanac, the Journal article credits the January Barometer, also sometimes called the January Indicator, as being devised by market guru Yale Hirsch in 1972. And its proponents, including Hirsch’s son, Jeffrey, who serves as editor of... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2017 by

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A Look Inside Tuck’s 2016 MBA Employment Statistics

Shortly after ascending to the top five in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s latest annual ranking of best U.S. business schools, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business released its 2016 employment statistics. Contributing to its strong showing in the Bloomberg BW ranking was the annual salary reported by Tuck grads. According to the latest employment stats released by the school, graduates of the Class of 2016 pulled down an average annual starting salary of $123,934. More than a third of the class—36 percent—headed into the consulting industry, up slightly from 34 percent last year. Among those, the average starting salary was higher still, at... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 21, 2016 by

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UVA, Darden and Dominion Virginia Power Announce Solar Partnership

In an ongoing attempt to slash carbon emissions, the University of Virginia and its Darden School of Business have announced a 25-year solar power partnership deal with Dominion Virginia Power. As part of the agreement—called the UVA Hollyfield Solar Project—UVA and Darden will purchase all of the electricity produced over the next 25 years at a new, 160-acre solar facility in King William County. The facility—which will be constructed, operated and owned by Dominion—is expected to produce roughly 17 megawatts of alternating current, equivalent to about 12 percent of the schools’ electric demand. Darden will assume responsibility for about a... Read more »

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