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Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 by

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Newest AIGAC Survey Unveils Millennial Conflicts

The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) recently released the results of its annual survey, which found that—perhaps unsurprisingly—millennials are not an easy group to pin down. The newest AIGAC survey, results of which can be seen in full here, found that millennial graduate students wanted both easy access to information and a personal touch to guide them along their academic paths. Candidates reported that the most-relied-on source of information about graduate schools was program websites, followed by personal networking with MBA students, per the graph below. However, certain online methods of outreach—such as social media channels and school... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 by

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New GMAT Feature Offers Test-Taking Personalization

For hopeful business school students taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), a significant change will be going into effect on July 11, 2017. Previously, those taking the GMAT tackled exam sections in a set order: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and finally the Verbal section. The amendment made by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) offers considerably greater flexibility, giving test-takers some choice in the order in which they complete these tasks. The new GMAT feature, officially titled the Select Section Order, was implemented based on research from GMAC. “GMAC is committed to continuously improving the GMAT experience by providing control... Read more »

Last Updated May 30, 2017 by

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Owen Graduate School Renovating With Future in Mind

Earlier this month, speaking to 329 members of the Owen Graduate School of Business Class of 2017, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman recalled the recent past. A ‘93 Owen alum, Friedman fondly remembered her time as a student, dropping references to AOL floppy disks, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Meatloaf’s biggest hits. Beyond Friedman’s nostalgic flair, her commencement speech also emphasized how important innovation will be for Owen’s new MBAs. As the Class of ‘17 graduates ready to forge their paths, the school is shaping its own future in a vibrant way. Just in time for commencement, the business school officially completed the newly renovated... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

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Yale School of Management MBAs Take to the Basketball Court

Yale basketball isn’t one of the more celebrated collegiate athletic programs. Neither the men’s nor women’s teams earn much hardware beyond Ivy League conference titles. In fact, the most famous moment in Yale basketball history was big man Chris Dudley getting tormented in the post by a young Shaquille O’Neal during a now-infamous nationally televised game in 1999. Dudley, drafted into the league in 1987, was angry after being dunked on and knocked to the ground and chucked the ball to the turned back of the future NBA Hall-of-Fame player. At the April 12th Swersey Cup basketball game at Yale... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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AirBnB Exec, Entrepreneur Chip Conley Announced As Ross Commencement Speaker

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has announced its 2017 spring commencement speaker, heralded author, entrepreneur and current AirBnB executive Chip Conley. After earning his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1982, Conley promptly followed up his efforts by earning his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1984. Often described as a “rebel hotelier,” Conley made his first profound mark on the hospitality industry in 1987 when he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality in San Francisco. While Conley has a reputation for being an open, alternative kind of entrepreneur (often sending... Read more »

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 »

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