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Last Updated Aug 2, 2017 by

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Female Enrollment, GMAT Scores Rise for NYU Stern Class of 2019

Applications are up and acceptance rates are down, according to new statistics from the New York University Stern School of Business Class of 2019. A total of 3,927 applicants applied to join the NYU Stern Class of 2019, increasing around 4 percent from last year’s figure of 3,773. Despite the growing pool of applications, enrollment actually got tighter, dropping from 871 admissions last year to 822 for the class. Figures via NYU Stern From the 822 admitted students, a total of 402 elected to join the NYU Stern Class of 2019—up slightly from the 392 enrolled students in the Class... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 by

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New Scholarship Alert: HBS Announces Forward Fellowship for MBA Class of 2020

The Harvard Business School (HBS) recently announced that it will offer students from low-income backgrounds the brand new Forward Fellowship, beginning for the MBA Class of 2020. The needs-based fellowship will award students between $10,000-$20,000 for every year in which they apply. In the announcement, Chad Losee, the HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, said, “At HBS, we are intent on and proactive about maintaining the diversity of our student body and supporting individuals from all backgrounds. We believe it is important to acknowledge both where each of our students is now and how far they have come.... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 by

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Wharton Leadership Conference Finds Success from All Backgrounds

The Wharton Leadership Conference at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School was held in late June and featured a number of leaders from different backgrounds and industries. From academia to NASA to professional sports, 11 figures spoke to an audience of eager business minds about the many pathways that can lead to successful leadership. Peter Cappelli, the George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, helped organize the event, and was one of the speakers at this year’s conference. An acclaimed economics scholar, researcher and author, much of Cappelli’s work centers around the employee-employer... Read more »

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 »

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