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Last Updated May 6, 2011 by

UVA’s Darden School of Business Reappoints Dean Bob Bruner

Last week, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan reappointed Bob Bruner to serve a second term as dean of the Darden School of Business. Bruner, first appointed in August 2005, is the school’s eighth dean. He will continue in his new term through July 2015. In an email to the... Read more »

Last Updated May 4, 2011 by

New $345 Million Facility Opens at Stanford Graduate School of Business

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) last week celebrated the official opening of its new home, the Knight Management Center, which it hopes will serve as a launch pad for new courses, programs and cutting-edge research. The $345 million facility is named for Nike founder Philip H. Knight, MBA... Read more »

Last Updated May 3, 2011 by

UC Berkeley’s Haas School Returns to Business as Usual Following Small Fire

The Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley suffered a small fire in its Student Services Building last week, but no one was hurt, repairs are underway, and classes and events have continued as scheduled, the school reports. A paper shredder caught fire in the mailroom... Read more »

Last Updated May 2, 2011 by

UCLA Anderson School of Management Benefactors Give Additional $25 Million

John and Marion Anderson, the couple for whom the UCLA Anderson School of Management is named, have given an additional $25 million to the school, the largest gift in its history, the Financial Times reports. The recent gift brings the Andersons’ total contributions to the school to almost $42 million.... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 22, 2011 by

INSEAD Partners with Johns Hopkins for Internationally Focused Dual-Degree Program

INSEAD, with campuses in France and Singapore, has partnered with Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to launch a dual-degree masters program that will award graduates with an INSEAD MBA and a Master of Arts from SAIS, the Financial Times reported this week. The new dual-degree program... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 18, 2011 by

UC Berkeley’s Haas School Phases Out Certificate Program, Introduces Areas of Emphasis

In last week’s Trivia Tuesday, we discussed the certificate program at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, through which students can receive formal recognition for in-depth study in each of five key areas: entrepreneurship, global management, health management, technology and real estate. We have since learned... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 15, 2011 by

U.S. Business Schools See Sluggish Growth in International Applications

As competition heats up overseas, U.S. graduate business programs are having a harder time drawing international applicants, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal article cited findings from a recent survey by the Washington, DC-based Council of Graduate Schools, which found that international applications for... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 13, 2011 by

U Penn’s Wharton School to Expand Presence in India, Economic Times Reports

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School plans to expand its presence in India over the next year and a half, according to a recent article in India’s Economic Times. “Our students are already coming to India,” Wharton Dean Thomas Robertson told the ET. “The difficulty is that the world does... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2011 by

Yale School of Management Appoints New Senior Associate Dean

Yale School of Management (SOM) last week appointed a new senior associate dean to serve as the visible leader both internally and externally of the full-time MBA program, Dean Designate Edward Snyder announced. Jeanette Gorgas, who will have overall responsibility for recruitment and admissions, student services and academic advising and... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 7, 2011 by

Indian School of Business Elects Second Board Chairman

Earlier this week, the Indian School of Business (ISB) named its second chairman of the board in the school’s ten-year history, responsible for leading overall strategic direction and helping the school attain its vision and mission. Adi Godrej, who is head of the 114-year old Godrej Group – a consumer... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 6, 2011 by

Round Three Update from Harvard Business School Admissions

Did you apply to Harvard Business School in Round 3? Email invitations to interview will go out this Friday, April 8th, Admissions Director Dee Leopold shared in a recent post to her Director’s Blog. The emails will include detailed instructions for how to schedule your interview, she continued. “As I’m... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 5, 2011 by

Admissions Director Changes at Kellogg, Chicago Booth

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business have each recently announced changes in their admissions department leadership. Kellogg has named an interim admissions director to replace the outgoing dean of admissions, and Chicago Booth has promoted its senior director of admissions to... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 4, 2011 by

How to Assign an Appropriate Role to Rankings in the MBA Admissions Process

Clear Admit co-founder Graham Richmond was recently featured in an article by Bloomberg Businessweek focusing on the role of rankings in the MBA application process. In his interview with BBW, Richmond advised prospective applicants that rankings can indeed play a valuable role in the school selection process, but that it’s... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 1, 2011 by

Harvard Business School, IESE, CEIBS Partner for Global CEO Program

Chinese CEOs gathered on the campus of CEIBS in Shanghai this week as part of a Global CEO Program designed to help senior level-Chinese executives help their businesses prosper on an international scale amid countrywide economic growth and globalization of the world economy. The program is a partnership between Chine... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 1, 2011 by

In the News…

Harvard Business School Takes Credit for Egyptian Revolution Boston, MA (Reuters) – While many pundits and political scientists have labeled social media services like Facebook and Twitter as key enablers in promoting democratic change in Egypt, one of the world’s most prestigious business schools has recently issued a press release... Read more »

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