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Last Updated Jun 7, 2023 by

Cancer-Fighting Startup Takes Top Prize at University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge

Out of the finals of the 2023 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), Alnair Therapeutics, a company with the mission to fight cancer, claimed the top spot. Launched in 1996, the NVC is an esteemed accelerator program and competition held at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 1, 2023 by

ETS Trims the GRE—Fewer Questions, Less Time

On the heels of a new GMAT format, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has announced a shortened version of the GRE General Test starting September 22 of this year. The changes to the GRE translate to a graduate admissions exam that can be completed in under two hours–about half the time... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 1, 2023 by

Is the Pay Gap Closing? Forté Foundation Study Shows Stagnation

The Forté Foundation, a nonprofit organization guiding women into business leadership through access to business education, released its most recent study on the MBA gender pay and promotion gap, barriers to women in leadership, and disparity in work-life issues. The report highlights the progress made — and candidly confronts the... Read more »

Last Updated May 24, 2023 by

Kellogg Digs Deeper with Unique Biomedical Marketing Course

The biomedical industry in the U.S. is expected to experience steady growth for the foreseeable future due to advancements in medical technology and increased healthcare spending. Amidst fast-paced innovation, industry challenges, such as complex regulations, evolving science, ethical concerns, and the competition, arise for business professionals. Northwestern University’s Kellogg School... Read more »

Last Updated May 18, 2023 by

Stanford MBA Students Host 3rd Annual Event to Demystify MBA Experience for Black Undergrads

Contributed by the DBLB leadership team. Stanford GSB students who are committed to increasing diversity in the MBA applicant pool and equity in the application process for business schools globally are leading the third annual Dream Big Lead Boldly workshop (DBLB). The DBLB initiative helps demystify the MBA experience for... Read more »

Last Updated May 16, 2023 by

Chicago Booth and Nonprofit Chicago Scholars Join Forces in First-Ever Partnership

In a groundbreaking initiative to foster greater diversity and inclusivity in graduate education and business leadership, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business announced a new partnership with Chicago Scholars to establish a dedicated pipeline for students into graduate programs. The collaboration promises enhanced access and support for low-income... Read more »

Last Updated May 11, 2023 by

New Dean Announced for Cornell Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson College of Business has announced its new Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management and Program Director for Johnson’s MS in Business Analytics Vishal Gaur will succeed Dean Mark Nelson as of July... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2023 by

U.S. News MBA Ranking 2024: Booth Goes Back-to-Back, Methodology Mayhem, Top Takeaways

The 2024 U.S. News Best Graduate Programs Rankings have just been unveiled and we’re taking a closer look at the full-time MBA program list. Chicago Booth once again finds itself in the top spot of the U.S. News MBA Ranking, this year standing alone (no longer tied with Wharton).  Grabbing the... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2023 by

On Shaky Ground: Delayed Starts for MBA Graduate Hires at Top Consulting Firms, McKinsey and Bain

Two of the Big Three consulting firms, McKinsey & Co. and Bain & Co., are putting off start dates for new MBA hires, and in some cases, paying dividends to make sure graduates don’t seek out other opportunities instead. Boston Consulting Group has also staggered start dates from June 2023... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 21, 2023 by

UVA Darden MBA Class of 2022 Achieves Record Mean Salary

According to the UVA Darden employment report for the MBA Class of 2022, graduates continued a streak of record-breaking salary numbers. Ninety-three percent of the 395 graduates sought employment post-MBA. Ninety-four percent received a job offer by graduation and, within three months, that figure landed at 97.5 percent. Ninety-one percent... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2023 by

INSEAD Jobs Report: Classes of MBA ’21D & ’22J Find Success

INSEAD recently published their MBA jobs report for the classes graduating in December of 2021 and January 2022, with 94 percent reporting receiving at least one offer within three months of graduation. Ninety-nine percent of the 1,094 graduates across the two classes responded to the employment survey, with 87 percent... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 14, 2023 by

The Financial Times 2023 Global MBA Ranking: CBS Takes Top Spot for the First Time

The Financial Times (FT) released its rankings of the 100 best Global MBA programs for 2023. Changes to the ranking’s methodology and the glaring absence of a familiar name have really shaken things up. “The weighting for salary-related metrics has been cut from 40% of the ranking to less than 33%... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 8, 2023 by

LBS Employment Report: MBA Class of 2022 in Demand

The 2022 MBA Employment Report from London Business School (LBS) demonstrates that international demand for LBS graduates remains strong. “The last year has been one of the toughest on record for business school graduates and we are proud that, despite these challenges, our students shone across the board, wrote Christian... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 27, 2023 by

Indiana University & UNC Top U.S. News 2023 Online MBA Ranking

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2023 Best Online Programs rankings, including online MBA programs. At the top of the list, two schools tied for first in online MBA programs: Indiana University–Bloomington and University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. The University of Southern California, which tied for first last year,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 26, 2023 by

HBS Announces Timing of Interview Invitations for Round 2

If you applied to Harvard Business School in Round 2, get ready for some big application news from the school on Wednesday, February 1st at noon ET. In a post to the Direct from the Director’s blog, the school shared the following details: “Next week, on Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00 noon... Read more »

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