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Last Updated Jun 9, 2017 by

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Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in Kazakhstan: Extends Nazarbayev University Partnership

Durham, North Carolina, and Astana, Kazakhstan, may not be uniformly similar as cities, but each do share a unique bond—one that will now last until 2022. The Duke University Fuqua School of Business recently announced that it will be extending its partnership with Nazarbayev University and the Nazarbayev Graduate School... 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... Read more »

Last Updated May 8, 2017 by

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MBA Admissions Tip: Going Beyond School Websites

As the 2016-17 MBA application season draws to a close, we now turn our attention towards admissions advice for those targeting 2018 entrance to business school. To celebrate this move, we are hosting a series of 10 chats that will be hosted on alternating Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, beginning this... 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... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

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MBA Admissions Mashup: Application Tips, Orientation Week, and Healthcare

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we found several business school blogs already looking ahead at the next admissions cycle, offering up a glimpse of your first few days on campus will be like as... 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... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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Darden Professor Finds Women Still Aren’t Snagging Enough High-Level Boardroom Roles

On the surface, doubling the number of women in professional board rooms seems like an impressive accomplishment. In 1999, Ernst & Young found that around 11 percent of Fortune 500 board members were women. Eighteen years later, the figure has nearly doubled—to just under 20 percent. Yes, it’s an improvement—but... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2017 by

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Admissions Tip: Welcome Weekends

It’s April, which means that the majority of leading programs will be hosting business school welcome weekends for those candidates that they have admitted during their first two admissions rounds. These “sell” weekends are very important for the schools as part of their push to encourage those that they have admitted... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2017 by

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MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Duke / Fuqua, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, UNC Kenan-Flagler, USC / Marshall, Yale SOM for Consulting

In this edition of MBA DecisionWire Spotlight, which highlights the admissions results of students and alumni posted to Clear Admit’s DecisionWire, we round up responses to a candidate leaning towards Northwestern / Kellogg and Yale School of Management for consulting. Overall, his options include Duke / Fuqua, Michigan / Ross,... 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,... Read more »

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