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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 »

Last Updated Apr 4, 2017 by

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Take The 2017 AIGAC Survey – Enter To Win $500 Cash

The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) has released the 2017 MBA Applicant Survey. If you complete the survey in its entirety, you will be invited to enter a drawing for a $500 cash reward.* The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and your responses will be... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 by

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Darden Reveals New Dual Degree With UVA Data Science Institute

As business and data grow ever more inextricably linked, the University of Virginia has announced a new dual-degree offering from the Darden School of Business and the UVA Data Science Institute. The new MBA/Master of Science in Data Science (MBA/MSDS) will begin with a limited base cohort this summer, with the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 by

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Collaboration—and Improv—Help Fuqua Team Win Energy Case Contest

Collaboration, as many MBA students quickly learn, is key in a business environment. For four Duke University Fuqua School of Business students, that collaborative effort fostered an important victory on the road to a potentially fruitful career. Paige Swofford, Liz Arnason and Mike DeNoia, Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) and... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 by

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MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: Chicago Booth, Duke / Fuqua or Michigan / Ross for Social Impact

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 with an interest in social impact. This week, a candidate with acceptances to U. Chicago Booth, Duke / Fuqua, and Michigan /... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 14, 2017 by

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MBA DecisionWire Spotlight: UNC / Kenan-Flagler or UT Austin / McCombs 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 with a couple of options. This week, a candidate with acceptances to UNC / Kenan-Flagler and UT Austin / McCombs asked for... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 13, 2017 by

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business

At the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, campus diversity is more than a goal: It’s an expectation. The Ross full-time MBA class of 2018 comprises 40 percent female students, 31 percent international students from 41 countries and 24 percent ethnic minority students. This sort of class composition... Read more »

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