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Last Updated Feb 10, 2011 by

Harvard Business School Announces Changes to 2+2 Program

In a recent post to her Director’s Blog, Harvard Business School (HBS) Admissions Director Dee Leopold shared the details of some changes the school is implementing in its 2+2 Program, a deferred admissions program for promising college students. Specifically, the program will now include ALL college senior applicants to HBS,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 9, 2011 by

An Optimistic Outlook Can Have a Positive Impact on the MBA Job Search, Study Finds

View the glass as half full and you’ll get a job out of business school more quickly and with less effort, according to recent research out of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. And once in the working world, an optimistic outlook promises to get you promoted faster in the... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 4, 2011 by

Important Information for Prospective MBA Applicants Considering the GRE

As more business schools have begun to accept Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores as well as Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores as part of the application process, some prospective MBA applicants are giving greater consideration to taking the more general entrance exam. And to win greater approval by business... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2011 by

Obtaining an MBA Bumps Earnings by a Third, British Career Survey Finds

A recent survey of more than 2,000 business school alumni found that earning an MBA increases earning power by a third, the International Herald Tribune reports. The 2010 Career Survey was conducted by the London-based Association of MBAs, an organization that accredits postgraduate business programs. It looked at MBA salaries... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2011 by

UCLA Anderson Admissions Director Wins Twitterer of the Year Award

Last week, the assistant dean of MBA admissions and financial aid at the UCLA Anderson School of Business was recognized for her tweeting as part of the 2010 B2B Twitterer of the Year (B2BTOTY) Awards, the school announced on its MBA Insider’s Blog. UCLA Anderson’s Mae Jennifer Shores was named... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2011 by

UC Berkeley’s Haas School to Offer Future MBA Alumni Free Continuing Education

Beginning with the class of 2011, MBA graduates from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will be eligible to participate, for free, in training offered through the school’s Center for Executive Education, Haas Dean Rich Lyons announced earlier this month. The new initiative was... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 28, 2011 by

Frontrunner Emerges to Fill Dean’s Role at Cambridge’s Judge Business School

An INSEAD professor who specializes in the management of product innovation has emerged as the frontrunner to be the next dean of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, the Financial Times reports. Judge is expected to announce to appointment of Professor Christoph Loch in the next two weeks. Loch,... Read more »

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 »

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