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Last Updated Feb 24, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Day in the Life of an INSEAD MBA Student

INSEAD is definitely riding high these days, having topped the Financial Times’ annual ranking of leading global MBA programs for the second year running. Calling itself “the business school for the world,” it features campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi and more than 90 nationalities represented in its student... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 23, 2017 by

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I’d Tell You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You: Confidentiality Warning Keeps MBA Applicants Mum on Wharton TBD Prompt

In past years, the prompt the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School sends in advance to MBA applicants invited to participate in the team-based discussion (TBD) portion of its admissions process has been a closely held secret—for about two minutes. Historically, within days of invitations going out, it has been shared by... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 22, 2017 by

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Brexit and Trump: Making International MBA Applicants Rethink B-School

What do Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump have in common? The recent referendum in the United Kingdom and election in the United States—while each unique in its own way—are similar in as much as they were both surprising resurgent populist victories reflecting a rise in nationalism stoked by anxiety... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2017 by

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New Program Lets College Students Try on a Stanford GSB MBA

Nicolas Curtin, a 21-year-old Anchorage native currently in his junior year at West Point, first learned about the Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program through a pop-up ad on Facebook. Neither of his parents had ever been to college, let alone business school, but his economics teacher that semester happened to... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 20, 2017 by

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New Innovations Are Revamping the Tuck MBA

Leadership, a global mindset and community inclusivity. Four years ago, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College identified these three concepts as principal tenants that would drive new innovations of its MBA program spearheaded by Associate Dean Praveen Kopalle. The tenants were identified by a task force and were... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: MIT Sloan’s Israel Lab

Israel is in the news this week following President Donald Trump’s first official meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which took place on Wednesday. Our Fridays from the Frontline also centers on Israel, but without touching on the incredibly fraught subject of a one- versus two-state solution for the... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 by

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When Will Those MIT Sloan R2 Interview Invites Roll Out?

In a post to her Admissions Blog yesterday, MIT Sloan School of Management Director of MBA and Master of Finance Admissions Dawna Levenson provided lots of valuable information for MIT Sloan applicants anxiously awaiting Round 2 interview invitations. Dawna Levenson, MIT Sloan director of MBA and Master of finance admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2017 by

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SMU Cox’s Maguire Energy Institute Honors Top Energy Leaders

Texas consumes more energy than any other U.S. state, both per capita and as a whole. In addition, several major oil companies have TX headquarters, including BP, ConocoPhilips and Exxon-Mobil. Because Texas is a global energy leader, many of the business schools in the state maintain connections to the industry... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 16, 2017 by

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Are LBS MBA Grads Falling Out of Love With Finance?

London Business School (LBS) MBA graduates are seeing higher salaries and increased hiring rates, but their love of the finance industry seems to be waning. According to the 2016 London Business School employment report, MBA grads are heading into the financial sector at the lowest rate in five years. Now, to be... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 14, 2017 by

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NYU Stern Dean Announces Plans to Resign, Citing National and Global Economic Trends

Members of the NYU Stern School of Business community today learned that Dean Peter Blair Henry will step down from his position at the end of this calendar year, having decided that the current state of the world calls for him to contribute in other ways. NYU Stern Dean Peter... Read more »

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