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Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 by

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Ross Professors Tackle Trump Era Policies

In the new e-book Economics and Policy in the Age of Trump, University of Michigan Ross School of Business Professors Kyle Handley, Thomas Buchmueller, and Nirupama Rao detail the first policy changes of the early Trump presidency. The authors highlight three of the most pronounced aspects of the Trump administration... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 by

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Newest AIGAC Survey Unveils Millennial Conflicts

The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) recently released the results of its annual survey, which found that—perhaps unsurprisingly—millennials are not an easy group to pin down. The newest AIGAC survey, results of which can be seen in full here, found that millennial graduate students wanted both easy access... Read more »

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 »

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