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Last Updated Mar 24, 2011 by

Kellogg, Johnson Schools Launch New Impact Investing Competition

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University have launched a new competition designed to help MBA students hone their skills in the emerging field of impact investing, the schools announced earlier this month. The 2011 International Impact... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 23, 2011 by

Harvard Business School Announces Winners of New Pilot Entrepreneurship Program

Harvard Business School (HBS) earlier this month announced nine winners of a new pilot program that will award $50,000 to student entrepreneurs working on projects during the school’s winter term. Called the Minimum Viable Project (MVP) Fund, the new program is based on the Lean Startup methodology, which stresses rapid... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 22, 2011 by

Indian School of Business Founder and Chairman Steps Down amid Insider Trading Charges

Rajat Gupta, who founded the Indian School of Business (ISB) in 2001, has stepped down as the school’s chairman as he faces civil charges for insider trading in the United States, the Financial Times reports. The charges against Gupta, the former global head of McKinsey, relate to his relationship with... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 16, 2011 by

Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business Chooses One of Its Own as Next Dean

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has named Robert M. (Bob) Dammon, an associate dean of education and professor of financial economics at the school, to serve as its ninth dean, the school announced this week. Dammon will assume his new role on May 1, 2011, succeeding Kenneth Dun,... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 11, 2011 by

University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Announces Interim Dean

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has named an interim dean to lead the school until Alison Davis-Blake becomes the school’s new permanent dean in August. Eugene (Gene) Anderson, senior associate dean for academic affairs, will serve as interim dean from July 1st... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 10, 2011 by

Stanford Graduate School of Business Provides Advice for Prospective Round Three Applicants

Stanford Graduate School of Business’s April 6th round three application deadline is fast approaching, and a recent post on the Stanford GSB MBA blog provides prospective applicants with important resources to help complete the application process. Among the resources the GSB offers is a test scores calculator, which quickly tells you... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 9, 2011 by

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, ESADE Expand Partnership

Spain’s ESADE Business School and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business have extended an existing alliance to provide for faculty research, student exchange and new academic programs at both schools, the schools announced last week. The planned new initiatives build on a partnership established between the schools as part of... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 9, 2011 by

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Last Updated Mar 7, 2011 by

University of Chicago Booth Admissions Director Shares Round Two Update

In his first post to the Booth Insider blog in several weeks, Chicago Booth Admissions Director Kurt Ahlm provided a glimpse into the second round of the school’s application cycle. Mid-decisions were released on February 16th, and Ahlm’s team is now finishing Round Two interviews and moving toward the March... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 4, 2011 by

Online Chat March 8th to Outline Changes to IMD’s MBA Program

Last month we reported that Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development (IMD) is planning several innovations to its 2012 MBA program designed to help students integrate what they are learning in the classroom with real-world experiences. On Tuesday, March 8th, IMD’s MBA program director will host a live online chat... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 3, 2011 by

Round 3 Advice from Harvard Business School Admissions Director

In a recent post to her Director’s Blog, Harvard Business School (HBS) Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold provided advice to prospective applicants wondering whether they should apply as part of the third admissions round for the Class of 2013. With HBS having admitted 90 percent of its... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 2, 2011 by

U Penn’s Wharton Business Plan Competition Selects Semi-Finalists

Twenty-six semifinalists have been named in this year’s Wharton Business Plan Competition (BPC), the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced yesterday. Prize money for the competition has increased this year by more than 50 percent, to $116,000, which will be awarded at the annual Venture Finals on April 27th. Increased... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 1, 2011 by

ESADE and BBVA Launch New Initiative to Support Social Entrepreneurs

Spain’s ESADE, together with multinational Spanish banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has launched a new initiative designed to help social entrepreneurs advance their projects and maximize social impact, the school announced in February. ESADE and BBVA hope the new Momentum Project will become a benchmark for the consolidation... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 25, 2011 by

Alumni Gift Will Create Endowed Fund to Support Real Estate Research and Teaching at UCLA Anderson

A $3 million alumni gift will establish a new chaired professorship in real estate at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the school announced earlier this week. The gift, from Howard Levine, a leader in the Southern California housing industry, and his... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 24, 2011 by

Healthcare Is a Growth Industry for Today’s MBAs, Financial Times Reports

The healthcare industry is attracting increased interest from today’s business school students, especially as more traditional sectors such as finance are still recovering from the credit crisis and the recession and as healthcare reform factors prominently on political agendas in the United States and the United Kingdom, the Financial Times... Read more »

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