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Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Sufi Poet at INSEAD

Today’s post comes to us from INSEAD MBA student Sabrina Lakhani, a Chicago native whose pre-MBA career took her from Babson College in Boston to a small Connecticut marketing consultancy for a couple of years to volunteering as a full-time project coordinator at a hospital for children in Kabul. From... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

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Two HBS MBA Students Win Highly Selective Fellowship for Immigrants and Their Children

Earlier this month, two Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA students were named among the 2017 recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, an award recognizing outstanding graduate students who are immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Caleb Gayle (a member of the HBS... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

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Babson College Helping Empower Women in School and Beyond

Despite improvements in recent years, women remain underrepresented in MBA classrooms and don’t participate in the global economy to the same extent as men. It’s a persistent issue, but one that many business schools and foundations are working to address by demonstrating successful female leadership and implementing programs to empower women in... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2017 by

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Goizueta Leadership Initiatives Get $3.5 Million Boost Thanks to Delta Gift

Leadership development is one of the key skills emphasized in many MBA programs. In fact, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report mention leadership as one of the top reasons to earn an MBA. The importance of leadership training is particularly evident in Bloomberg’s 2016 Job Skills Report. Each year,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: An HBS Alum’s Answer to Should Entrepreneurs Get an MBA?

Today’s post comes to us from recent Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus Jon Staff (MBA ’16), who is now CEO and founder of a company that offers rural escapes to stressed-out city dwellers. Called Getaway, his startup designs tiny houses and places them in picturesque rural locations, where they can... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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Admissions Director Q&A: Carlson School of Management’s Linh Gilles

Last month as part of our Real Humans of MBA Admissions Series, we introduced the Clear Admit audience to Linh Gilles, director of admissions and recruiting at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Today, we’re pleased to shed even more light on the admissions process she oversees with... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 by

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Big Data and Business: An MBA vs. Master in Business Analytics

2016 was the “Year of the Data Analyst.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for various data analyst positions is growing far faster than average—around 27 percent annually. In fact, 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies have either launched big data projects or are planning to... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 18, 2017 by

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April Is Jam-Packed with Admitted Students’ Weekends: What You Need to Know

Along with showers, April also brings dozens of admitted students’ weekends at business schools across the country—part of the schools’ efforts to convince top candidates to call their campuses home next fall. Anxious applicants who spent months with their eyes glued to LiveWire in a desperate attempt to foretell their... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2017 by

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Kellogg EduIndia Team Wins Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

Making the World a Better Place While Also Making Money Earlier this month, 10 teams from business and other graduate schools from around the globe convened at Morgan Stanley’s New York offices for the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. At the end of the day, low-income primary and secondary students... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 14, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: MBA Student Finds Support to Be Out at Wharton

For some MBA students, business school presents an entire new community with whom they can choose whether or not to share their sexual orientation. For Rafael de la Rosa, a second-year MBA student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the decision to be out to his classmates was one... Read more »

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