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Last Updated Nov 27, 2017 by

Inside the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business is a seed-stage program created exclusively for scalable science-based companies. Launched in 2012, this program employs objectives-based mentoring to help maximize equity value creation for its ventures. The lab is best suited for early-stage companies, particularly... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 by

Beyond Business School: How a Chicago Booth MBA Helped Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Once a ferocious beast in the kingdom of tech with massive product launches and antitrust sagas, it could be argued that Microsoft has spent the first two decades of the 21st century in search of solid ground. The Steve Balmer era, which focused on “devices and services,” brought us the Xbox,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 10, 2017 by

How McCombs Helps MBA Student Veterans Tackle Re-Entry Into Civilian Life

Returning to civilian life can be difficult for military veterans. In fact, in some cases, a veteran may never even have applied or interviewed for a civilian job before. Then—as U.S. Veterans Magazine. recently described—there’s the difficulty of trying to transcribe military duties into practical skills that a company could... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 26, 2017 by

Beyond Business School: Meet the Cambridge EMBA Who Is Rebuilding Libya

As an Executive MBA (EMBA) student, you don’t have to choose between your career and your studies, which was exactly the case for Roland Friedrich, who worked as a senior political affairs officer for the United Nations while pursuing his EMBA at Cambridge Judge Business School. Friedrich graduated with his EMBA... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 19, 2017 by

Cambridge Judge MBA Alumna Shortlisted as “MBA Star”

The Women of the Future Awards were created to provide a platform to recognize remarkable women in business in the United Kingdom. For the 2017 awards, Harshitha Balini, a recent Cambridge Judge Business School graduate (MBA ’17), was shortlisted in the “MBA Star” category. The MBA Star category is open to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2017 by

Beyond Business School: Michigan Ross MBA Alum Joins Shark Tank as Guest Shark

To kick off the second half of the season 9 premiere of ABC’s Shark Tank, Rohan Oza, a ’97 University of Michigan Ross School of Business MBA, joined the panel of judges as a guest. Oza is an entrepreneur who has found incredible success in the food and beverage industry.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2017 by

Social Impact MBAs: Programs That Help Students Make a Difference in the World

For years, social impact has been a growing area of emphasis at business schools. Increasingly, MBA students are stating that a well-paying career isn’t enough: They also want to make a difference. As Sherryl Kuhlman, the managing director of the Social Impact Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School,... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 3, 2017 by

Advice for Entrepreneurial MBA Students from a Successful Goizueta Alum

Over the last few years, interest in entrepreneurship has increased among MBA students at many leading business schools. According to the 2017 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey Report, more than one in 10 alumni run their own businesses (11 percent)—the same percentage as those choosing to work in finance and accounting.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2017 by

Marketing Analytics in Business and the MBA

Analytics are invaluable in marketing decision-making, but many firms lack personnel with the skills needed to compile the data and leverage this information. According to the CMO Survey, a biannual report that provides insight into the field of marketing, marketing analytics are used to make 37.5 percent of business decisions—but... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 12, 2017 by

Top Investment Banks for MBAs to Work for in 2018

While a career in investment banking may not be as highly sought after anymore among MBAs, it’s still a fairly popular option. And according to a U.S. News interview with Jeff McNish, assistant dean of the Career Development Center at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, investment banks... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2017 by

Beyond Business School: Two Goizueta Grads Turned Up-and-Coming CEOs

At Emory’s Goizueta Business School, one of the MBA program’s goals is to develop and support entrepreneurship in its students at every stage of their careers and venture creation. “This includes those not only supporting those who plan to start a business but also enhancing entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial thinking amongst all Goizueta... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 7, 2017 by

Beyond Business School: USC Marshall MBA Alum Talks Myanmar Business Opportunities

Sometimes, success is about being at the right place at the right time. That was the case for Paul Wilson, an ’94 IBEAR MBA graduate from the USC Marshall School of Business and the managing director of Four Rivers—a Myanmar-based consulting company building businesses in Myanmar, Russia, India, Iraq and the UAE. Using... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 by

Beyond Business School: General Motors CEO Mary Barra

General Motors CEO and Stanford MBA Mary Barra is a testament to passion and commitment. Though many profiles on Barra focus on her role as the world’s first female automaker CEO, it is perhaps more telling that, according to Forbes, Barra is lauded as having “… accomplished more in three... Read more »

Last Updated May 14, 2017 by

Beyond Business School: LBS MBA Alum Tony Wheeler

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? It’s a tough question, but if anyone would have suggestions, it would be Tony Wheeler, a London Business School MBA alumnus and the co-founder of Lonely Planet Publications—the world’s largest travel guidebook publisher. This January, Tony and Maureen... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2017 by

Social Innovation Fellowship Helps Stanford GSB Grads Make an Impact

The focus on social impact at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) led Ronnie Washington to do something bold. He applied to the most selective business school in the world—and nowhere else. Originally from outside the District of Columbia, Washington attended historically black, all-male Morehouse College and interned on Wall... Read more »

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