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Last Updated Jan 27, 2011 by

$6.5 Million Gift Establishes New Leadership and Innovation Prize at UPenn’s Wharton School

And the giving continues. Yesterday we shared the news of a $10 million gift to Columbia. Today, it’s a $6.5 million gift to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The gift, from alumnus Barry R. Lipman (’70), will establish a new annual $100,000 prize, to be awarded to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 26, 2011 by

$10 Million Alumni Gift Will Establish New Business, Law and Public Policy Center at Columbia

A $10 million grant from the foundation of an alumnus of both Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School will establish a new interdisciplinary academic center jointly administered by both schools, Columbia University announced earlier this week. The Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy will seek... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2011 by

MIT Sloan Launches New Partnership with Leading Turkish Business School

MIT Sloan School of Management has entered into a five-year partnership with one of Turkey’s leading business schools, the Financial Times reports. The collaboration, with Sabanci School of Management in Istanbul, is designed to strengthen management education in Turkey and further extend MIT Sloan’s international reach. Sloan has similar programs... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 24, 2011 by

Harvard Business School Faculty Votes for Enhancements to MBA Program

The Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty voted last week in favor of two changes to the MBA program, according to a letter sent yesterday to newly admitted MBA students from Dean Nitin Nohria and Senior Associate Dean Youngme Moon. The first is the creation of a new required experiential leadership... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 20, 2011 by

Winners of GMAC Innovation Challenge to Share $260,000 in Prizes

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner of the GMAT exam, yesterday announced the winners of its global Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Challenge, part of an initiative to advance business education around the world. Twenty-one winners will share more than $260,000 in prize money for their ideas on how to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 18, 2011 by

Indian School of Business Launches Deferred Admissions Program

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has launched a deferred admissions program geared toward promising undergraduate students who want to study business, the Financial Times reports. Very similar to Harvard Business School’s 2+2 Program, the ISB Young Leaders Program (YLP) offers qualified applicants a reserved spot in the ISB Postgraduate... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2011 by

INSEAD Adds Free Business School Content to iTunes U

International business school INSEAD last week announced that it has joined iTunes U, a dedicated area of the iTunes Store that offers free audio and video content from leading educational institutions. The school, which has campuses in Abu Dhabi, France and Singapore, plans to upload interviews with faculty, research, conferences,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 14, 2011 by

Architect Selected for Columbia Business School’s New Manhattanville Facilities

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, in consultation with Dean Glenn Hubbard and members of the Columbia Business School (CBS) Board of Overseers, has selected Elizabeth Diller of the New York–based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new CBS facilities in Manhattanville. “Diller Scofidio + Renfro have demonstrated... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 13, 2011 by

New Social Entrepreneurship Award at Kellogg School of Management to Help Students Launch Post-Graduation Social Ventures

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University last week announced a new annual award designed to help a student launch a social venture post-graduation. The new $80,000 Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award is one of a range of initiatives supported by the school’s Carol and Larry Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab.... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2011 by

Clickers Increase Class Participation at Columbia Business School

Clickers – that is, individual classroom response devices – have become standard equipment issued to incoming students at Columbia Business School (CBS), the school reports. The use of a classroom response system began as part of a pilot program in fall 2008, and when it became evident that students were... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2011 by

Former IMD President Returns to Harvard Business School to Teach

John Wells, who served briefly as president of Switzerland’s IMD business school, has returned to Harvard Business School (HBS), where he will once again teach strategy, the Financial Times reports. Wells, who was appointed to serve as IMD’s president in April 2008, left his alma mater HBS to take the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 6, 2011 by

MIT / Sloan Round 2 Deadline Extended to January 7th

The Round 2 deadline for MIT / Sloan has been extended to January 7th at 5:00 PM Eastern.  Yesterday, an MBA applicant on the GMAT Club forum reported receiving an email from the MIT Sloan Admissions Committee stating that the Round 2 deadline had been extended to this Friday, January... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 6, 2011 by

Johns Hopkins’ Carey School of Business to Launch EMBA in May

The Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University, which launched its full-time MBA in 2010, will roll out an executive MBA program in May 2011, the Financial Times reports. According to the FT report, the new Carey EMBA will draw on the expertise of other Hopkins departments, such as... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 4, 2011 by

Harvard Business School Students Tweet Their Experiences from around the Globe

Harvard Business School (HBS) students have headed off to destinations ranging from Brazil to Vietnam and everywhere in between as part of the school’s Immersion Experience Program (IXP), and prospective applicants can learn more about their experiences by following them on Twitter. IXP, part of HBS’s commitment to experiential learning,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 3, 2011 by

A Look toward the Year Ahead for Business Schools

Happy New Year! And best of luck to all those applicants working feverishly toward the many Round 2 (and, for some schools, Round 3) deadlines that fall this week. You’re almost there! So, what will 2011 mean for business schools? It’s an interesting question that a piece this week on... Read more »

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