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Last Updated Jan 22, 2018 by

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Why More Harvard MBAs Are Choosing Careers in Politics Straight Out of School

There’s no doubt that politics and public service have been hot topics since the November 2016 election. These subjects have dominated news stories and talk shows across the country. And, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, politics and public service are also moving up as career choices... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 19, 2018 by

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The MBA Juggle: An Anderson Student on Balancing Social, Academic, and Career Aspects of B-School

Fridays from the Frontline Before coming to UCLA Anderson School of Management, first-year MBA student Julie Mills worked as a customer success manager at software-as-a-service provider Wrike and served in the Peace Corps in the eastern Caribbean. She’s hoping to advance her career in technology upon graduation, and in a... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 by

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145,000 Reasons to Consider Making Your Post-MBA Career with Visa Inc.

The race for superiority in the global electronic payments market is a heated one. Every major credit card company has pulled out all the stops to persuade consumers to embrace digital transactions as their primary payment method—and they are going to need all the help they can get. It’s one... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 by

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Why Tesla Wants MBAs—Despite What Elon Musk Might Say

Tesla, Inc. founder Elon Musk, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, once pessimistically said, “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.” While... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 by

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Are Tech Giants in Trouble in 2018? Why One LBS Prof Thinks They Could Be

Last year, tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook already started facing new regulations and pushback from government officials. For example, last November, the State of Missouri launched an investigation into Google to see if it had violated antitrust and consumer protection laws. Julian Birkinshaw, a professor of strategy... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 5, 2018 by

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Why This Kenan-Flagler MBA Student Decided to Leave a Perfectly Good Life in DC Brokerage

Fridays from the Frontlines Ed Crocker is the first to tell you he had a great life in real estate in booming Washington, D.C. A third-year associate at a successful multifamily brokerage firm, he worked with a great team and some of the most dynamic developers in D.C. And yet,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2018 by

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The Biggest Earners at Intuit? MBAs, of Course

Since 1983, Intuit Inc.—the Mountain View, CA software company that spearheaded the creation of products like TurboTax, Quickbooks, and Mint—has effectively changed the way the average person manages their money. And with more and more MBAs shedding their finance industry aspirations for roles in tech, a job with one of the most well-regarded tech... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 30, 2017 by

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Hidden Gems for Top Tech MBAs: Schools You Shouldn’t Overlook

As promised follow-up to our piece earlier this fall on top business schools for technology, today we’ll examine an additional handful of schools that are similarly training MBA students for success in the burgeoning tech sector. Though they are sending a smaller percentage of their graduates to work at leading... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 27, 2017 by

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MBAs at the London Business School Still in High Demand

According to the latest employment figures from London Business School, 93 percent of 2017 MBA graduates accepted a job within three months of graduation—a slight decrease from 2016, when 94 percent of graduates accepted an offer. Still, the numbers reflect another strong year for LBS MBA graduates. As for where... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 26, 2017 by

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Career Services Director Q&A: Stanford GSB’s Maeve Richard

Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) released its 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing record-breaking salaries for the third consecutive year. The school’s most recent crop of graduates boasts average and median base compensation of $144,455 and $140,000 respectively—both up about $4,000 over last year’s all-time highs. (Incidentally,... Read more »

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