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Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 by

MIT Sloan Introduces New “Blockchain and Money” Class

A decade ago, only a few people knew what blockchain was. Now, blockchain is a practical part of the financial sector with tremendous potential for transformation. That’s why this fall, MIT’s Gary Gensler, a senior lecturer and senior advisor at MIT Media Lab, will teach a new course entitled “Blockchain... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 15, 2018 by

Why You Want a Female Doc If You’re a Woman Having a Heart Attack: Latest HBS, Olin Research

If you’re a woman and having a heart attack, a female doctor could make the difference between life and death, according to recent research from Harvard Business School (HBS) and Washington University’s Olin Business School. Based on their review of more than 500,000 heart attack patients admitted to hospital emergency departments in... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 14, 2018 by

Just How Did USC Marshall’s MBA Program Attain Long-Elusive Gender Parity?

This fall, USC Marshall became the first top-tier MBA program to reach gender parity. The incoming full-time MBA Class of 2020 has as many women as men—actually a few more—52 percent. This notable achievement is a massive 20-point percentage leap from last year when women made up just 32 percent... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2018 by

Tech Is Hot and Michigan Ross Is Ready!

Tech companies are looking to hire more MBA graduates than ever, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is ready to handle the increase in demand. According to one of the latest reports from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 89 percent of tech companies are planning to hire... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 9, 2018 by

MIT Sloan Celebrates 4th Annual Women’s Week in 7 Cities Worldwide

The MIT Sloan School of Management’s #MITSloanWomen campaign just celebrated its fourth anniversary. One of the cornerstone events of the campaign, which offers female prospective applicants and current MBA students new ways to interact with the school and build their post-graduation careers, is the annual Women’s Week. Since 2014, Women’s Week... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 8, 2018 by

Oxford Saïd Appoints 6 New Faculty Members

In early July, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School announced six new faculty appointments with a range of teaching and research expertise. The new faculty come from a variety of backgrounds including gender diversity, sustainability, real estate, and more. Each new faculty member will join the school to engage in innovative... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 by

Kellogg School of Management MBA Class of 2020: 46 Percent Women, 27 Percent U.S. Minorities

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management announced today that women will make up 46 percent of the incoming two-year, full-time MBA Class of 2020. That’s a four-percentage point jump over last year and a record high for the school. U.S. minorities are also up—comprising 27 percent of this year’s first-year students,... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 7, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 17: Q&A with Tuck Admissions Director Luke Anthony Peña, Part II

We are thrilled to bring you Part II of our wide-ranging interview with Luke Anthony Peña, executive director of admissions and financial aid, on the admissions process at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. In Episode 16, Peña shared about his transition to Tuck from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). He... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 6, 2018 by

Kellogg Launches ‘Ask an Admissions Officer’ Social Media Initiative

Curious about Kellogg’s admissions process? Do you want to know if it’s better to apply in one round or another, what the committee is looking for, or how you can apply to more than one program at a time? Kellogg’s new social media initiative, “Ask an Admissions Officer,” offers answers... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 3, 2018 by

INSEAD Alums Call Current Students “Soft Eggs” as Hazing Complaints Cancel MBA Welcome Week

For the first time in 35 years, the INSEAD MBA Welcome Week was cancelled after two students complained of demeaning initiation ceremonies. According to the Financial Times (FT), the students told authorities that they had been tricked into taking part in “humiliating” rituals during the week. The Comité National Contre le Bizutage (the... Read more »

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