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Fridays from the Frontline

Keep abreast of the latest happenings in the business school blogosphere! This weekly column summarizes recent posts from MBA student and applicant blogs.

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Last Updated Oct 21, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Reflecting on the HKS/HBS Joint Degree Program

Harvard today is hosting an information session in Budapest on its joint degree program, through which students can study at both Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard Business School (HSB) and complete both their Master in Public Administration (MPA) and their MBA in just three years. Can’t make it to... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 14, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Catching the Political Bug at Tuck  

Sure, climate factors into how some people decide which business school to attend. But usually it has to do with warm temperatures and sunshine, not elections. Not for Justen Nestico. A second-year MBA student at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Nestico chose Tuck in part because of its location at... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 7, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Enhancing Diversity in Business Starting at Kelley

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is today kicking off a two-day celebration marking 50 years of participation as a member school of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Kelley was one of just three founding member schools—but the Consortium’s ranks have since grown to include 18 of the best... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 30, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Tackling Inequality—An HBS Independent Project

“Did you know that nearly 80 percent of HBS alumni are asked to serve in nonprofit boards at some point in their lives post-HBS?” asks Harvard Business School (HBS) second-year MBA student Molly Palmersheim in a post this week on the HBS MBA Voices student blog. That statistic spurred Palmershein and... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 23, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A CBS First-Year MBA Student Reacts to Police Shootings

Columbia Business School (CBS) was one of the first schools to join students at Wharton earlier this week in response to the recent deaths of black men at the hands of police in two U.S. cities. Soon, students at six or more schools had come together, dressed in black, both... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 16, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Chicago Booth Admissions Director on the Impact of Booth’s Flexible Curriculum

Last week we featured a student blogger from Harvard Business School (HBS) explaining why, for him, that school’s required curriculum provided the business foundation he believes will best prepare him for a seat at any business table. This week, our Fridays from the Frontline comes from Kurt Ahlm, associate dean... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Everything You Need to Know About the HBS Required Curriculum

As Stefan Coburn, Harvard Business School Class of 2017, looks back on what he learned in his first year of business school, it’s clear that he is a satisfied customer. “I never could have imagined the extent to which the required curriculum (RC) would deliver so much knowledge in nearly... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 2, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Darden MBA Student on Google’s Great Perks

This week’s Fridays from the Frontline post comes to us from Jimmy Figueroa, a second-year MBA student at UVA’s Darden School of Business just back from his summer internship at Google in San Francisco. A veteran of New York’s financial services sector prior to business school, Figueroa had a no-nonsense... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Five Questions with Kellogg Professor Blake McShane

As we wait for students to get into the swing of things at campus enough to begin blogging and applicants to really dive into the application process, we’re taking a bit of a departure from our regular Fridays from the Frontline routine to share the perspective of a business school... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 19, 2016 by

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Friday from the Frontlines: From Lesotho to the Hilltop

Our Friday from the Frontlines submission comes to us this week from Tahira Taylor, a full-time MBA student at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. As you’ll read, Taylor’s path to the MBA was unlike some of her classmates. Specifically, her journey to Georgetown included prior stops in Morocco and Lesotho,... Read more »

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