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Last Updated Sep 16, 2016 by

Chicago’s McGowan Charitable Fund Announces 7th Class of Fellows

Since 2010, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has been naming 10 outstanding second-year MBA students as members of its annual class of McGowan Fellows. The fund was created and named in honor of William G. McGowan, an American business leader and founder of MCI Communications, following his passing in 1992. The selected fellows join a prestigious group of alumni from some of the best business schools around the United States. One fellow is chosen annually from each of 10 partner business schools. Each receives full tuition for the second year of his or her MBA studies.  McGowan Fellows Class of 2017... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2016 by

Business Ethics at Darden: Learning from the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

When word of German car giant Volkswagen’s inconspicuously-titled “Diesel Dupe” broke in late 2015, it was hard to imagine anyone spinning it into a positive teaching opportunity. The scandal erupted when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered that the manufacturer had implanted what it called a “defeat device” that altered the performance of its diesel engine vehicles during emission testing in an effort to improve results. Those results, which Volkswagen later admitted were manufactured, were a core of the company’s marketing strategy for its diesel vehicles. Around 11 million cars were implanted with the device, including eight million in Europe, which... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2016 by

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Names Interim Dean

Accounting professor Douglas J. Skinner has been named interim dean for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the school announced quietly earlier this summer. University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer praised Skinner in his new role, saying, “Doug’s appointment will help sustain the momentum that has been built to further establish Chicago Booth as one of the world’s preeminent business schools while the search for the next dean is conducted.” Chicago Booth Interim Dean Douglas Skinner Chicago Booth Interim Dean Skinner came to Booth in 2005 from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he taught accounting for 16... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2016 by

[email protected] UNC Kenan-Flagler: “Game-Changer” Adams Apprenticeship Program

With its September 15th deadline looming, entrepreneurial first-year MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School are busily putting the finishing touches on their applications, hoping to secure a spot in the next cohort of an innovative program the school unveiled in early 2015. For the 20 to 30 students chosen, participation in the Adams Apprenticeship could be a “game-changer,” according to Ted Zoller, director of Kenan-Flagler’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The program, named for UNC benefactor, entrepreneur and pharmaceutical pioneer John Adams and based partially on research done by Zoller himself, is part of a long-term strategy to help students lead successful entrepreneurial careers. In studying the careers of serial... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 by

Do You Know the Names of the Wharton MBA Clusters?

For most, the images of a lion, dragon, bee and tiger probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind when thinking of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. But for first-year MBA students arriving on campus, they quickly become central. The incoming MBA class at Wharton is comprised of 860 students, divided into four 210-student clusters. The names of the clusters? You guessed it. Lion, dragon, bee and tiger. The clusters are further divided into 12 cohorts of 72 students and then further again into 144 “learning teams” made up of five or six students. True to form, Wharton has... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2016 by

Yale SOM Waives Application Fees For Forté MBALaunchers, MLT MBA Prep Fellows

In the days leading up to Wednesday’s first round MBA application deadline for the Yale School of Management (SOM), the school has announced a unique opportunity for all Forté MBALaunchers and Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Prep Fellows. All application fees for corresponding applicants will be waived for the 2016-17 cycle. Forté MBALaunch is a 10-month preparatory program for women applying to business school, designed to help participants build a stronger support network and create a more direct path toward a successful career. Yale SOM has been a proud partner of the Forté Foundation since its founding in 2001. Since then,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 by

UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator Gains Heavy Support

Since 2004, the Ojai Valley Century annual bike ride has fostered a growing appreciation of the beauty and serenity of the Los Padres National Forest northwest of Los Angeles. The alluring mountain views and unique opportunity have helped the popularity of the event the grow steadily over the course of the last 12 years. As more routes have been added, the bike ride has drawn national praise. But aside from the view and journey itself, the bike ride has also fostered growth within the nearby community. This year, the event served as an incubator of sorts. By the end of the... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 by

[email protected]: MIT Demo Day Celebrates Next Generation of Startups

On Friday, September 9th, 17 teams of MIT students, including MBA students from MIT Sloan School of Management, will have a chance to make a lasting impact on the startup community when they present their pitches for MIT Demo Day. Eighty-six total entrepreneurs comprise the 17 teams, 74 percent male and 26 percent female. The vast majority of the 86 entrants come from backgrounds in business and engineering, mixed with students involved in science, policy and political science, and design. In total, nine “industry verticals” will be represented by the teams: logistics, energy, analytics, healthcare, fin tech, ag tech, ed tech, media... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 7, 2016 by

Tuck Shines a Spotlight on Its Many Joint/Dual Degree Programs

Students can take multiple paths with an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, but they can also combine the degree in creative and powerful ways thanks to a range of joint- and dual-degree programs that draw on the strengths of Dartmouth’s other postgraduate schools. This array of opportunities gives students at Tuck even more refined ways to direct their burgeoning careers. Tuck’s three joint-degree programs with Dartmouth are the MD/MBA, MPH(Master of Public Health)/MBA, and a PhD/MBA. The MD/MBA joint degree, offered in partnership with Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, can be completed within five to six years. By preparing them... Read more »

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