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Last Updated May 7, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 11 Replay: Clear Admit’s 12-Step Program for Early Bird MBA Applicants

Looking to get an early start on your MBA applications for the 2019-2020 application season? Clear Admit’s Co-Founder Graham Richmond outlines a 12-step program for early bird MBA applicants in this podcast. By getting the ball rolling this far in advance, you’re already setting yourself up for success. Richmond’s suggested... Read more »

Last Updated May 3, 2019 by

Inside the Cornell Johnson Welcome Weekend for Two-Year MBA Students

Each year, business schools host “Welcome Weekends,” during which new MBA admits go to campus for a preview of life to come as full-time residents and students.  In April,  Cornell Johnson hosted their version of a welcome weekend, known as Destination Johnson (DJ).  The school welcomed 140 new full-time MBA... Read more »

Last Updated May 2, 2019 by

Alumnus Gift Funds Chicago Booth Marketing Professorship and More

In recognition of the many ways that Chicago Booth has impacted his career, Jim Kilts (Booth MBA ’74) recently make a $4.25 million donation to create the Kilts Family Professorship and the Kilts Faculty Research Prize for Excellence in Marketing. His gift will also go toward providing additional support for... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2019 by

Cornell Johnson Commits to Teaching Corporate Sustainability

While Cornell Johnson has been committed to corporate sustainability for decades, the urgency to engage in its practices and principles feels like it has been ramping up lately.  As Mark Milstein, clinical professor of management and director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Johnson says, “Politically, you can choose to... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2019 by

HBS Announces New Venture Competition Finalists in Social Entrepreneurship Track

Each year, the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition brings together the best and the brightest to compete for $300,000 in cash prizes. Designed for both HBS students and alumni, the competition offers two tracks: the Business Track and the Social Enterprise Track. Both tracks require teams to present a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2019 by

Berkeley Haas MBA Students Fight the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is still alive and well in business, particularly in the tech industry. At least that’s what Christina Chavez, a ’19 Berkeley Haas MBA student, discovered when she logged into an online compensation board named Blind while working at Microsoft a few years ago. There was a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 16, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 9 Replay: How to Decide Between Business Schools as an Admitted Student

For some prospective MBA applicants turned admitted students, the choice of where to attend business school is a no-brainer. If you applied and were accepted to your first-choice school, it may be as easy as breaking out the bubbly and sending in your deposit; or perhaps you got accepted at... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2019 by

INSEAD Hosts Women at Work Conference, Addresses the Gender Wage Gap

According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Gender Gap Report, there is a 41.9 percent “economic participation and opportunity gap” between men and women globally. Even in developed economies, women continue to receive just $0.80 for every dollar a man earns. Women of color earn even less. The question... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 6, 2019 by

One Year Later: MBA Program Gender Parity at USC Marshall

Last fall, USC Marshall became the first top-tier MBA program to reach gender parity with the full-time MBA Class of 2020 having as many women as men. It was a massive 20-point percentage increase from the previous year when women made up just 32 percent of the class. Now that... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2019 by

Forté Foundation Study: Gender Inequality Impacts Almost Half of All MBAs in the Workplace

While the Forté Foundation’s last study covered the impact of the MBA for women and minorities, the latest digs into gender inequality in the workplace and how MBA programs are working to address it.  It would be nice to think that an MBA degree eliminates gender inequality in the workplace,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 29, 2019 by

U.S. News Highlights 5 Hot Jobs for MBA Graduates

2019 is shaping up to be an excellent year for recent and upcoming MBA graduates. From a strong economy to a wide range of technology industry practices and corporations requiring data analysis, “companies are really hungry to hire MBAs,” says Stephen Pidgeon, the executive director of career services at Dartmouth... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 28, 2019 by

Oxford Saïd: Two African MBA Scholarships and an African Business Forum

Coinciding with this year’s Oxford Business Forum Africa: Single Market, Global Outcomes, Oxford University Saïd Business School announced developments regarding scholarship opportunities for talented African MBA students. The Oxford Grace Lake Scholarship, which offers partial funding to an MBA candidate from Africa, has been extended three years. The Adara Foundation... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 26, 2019 by

Yale SOM Innovates MBA Admissions Process with New Behavioral Assessment

Laurel Grodman, Managing Director of Admissions, Analytics and Evaluation, and Bruce DelMonico, Assistant Dean for Admissions at Yale SOM Have you applied to the Yale School of Management or are you planning to apply?  You may be wondering about that something extra in your Yale SOM application checklist—the Behavioral Assessment.... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 18, 2019 by

Rochester Simon School of Business Leads the Way with STEM-Designated MBA Program

As international applications at U.S. business schools drop, there’s more demand than ever for science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines in MBA curriculum. Why? The new STEM designation program. Created by the federal government to help with the shortage of qualified workers in the STEM fields, the program makes H1b visas far more attractive. If... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2019 by

Wharton Tops the U.S. News 2020 MBA Ranking And More

As reported here this morning, the Wharton School has claimed the number one spot—for the first time on its own—of the U.S. News and World Report 2020 rankings of full-time MBA programs. Before we get to other noteworthy shifts and positions, here’s a quick rundown of this year’s top 10,... Read more »

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