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Last Updated Feb 8, 2018 by

Which Business School to Choose? MBA DecisionWire Delivers Great Peer Advice

We know many of you have your eyes glued on MBA LiveWire for updates on Round 2 interview invitations, which began flowing out from several schools in recent weeks and keep coming. But we’ve also seen an uptick in entries on MBA DecisionWire as some Round 1 applicants begin to share the... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 6, 2018 by

5 Steps Women Need to Follow to Become CEO

What does it take for a woman to become a CEO? Quite a bit, if the numbers are anything to go by. According to a recent study conducted by the Fortune Knowledge Group (FKG) and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), only 4.2 percent of Fortune 500 firms are led... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2018 by

Amazon—Not Eagles—Wins Super Bowl, According to Kellogg Ad Review

Philadelphia football fans took to the streets, toppling cars, scaling street lamps, and setting at least one fire to celebrate their beloved Eagles’ first-ever Super Bowl win, 41 to 33 against the New England Patriots. But according to MBA students at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, e-commerce giant Amazon was... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 2, 2018 by

Why Traveling and the MBA Should Go Hand in Hand—A Dartmouth Tuck MBA Student Weighs In

Fridays from the Frontline If you’re budgeting for your MBA experience, you might think that traveling is outside of your reach. After all, who has extra money to spend on a trip overseas when you have tuition and books to pay for? According to Tanvi Nayar, an MBA student at... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 31, 2018 by

Inaugural Dean of Cornell’s Johnson College of Business Steps Down Abruptly, No Reason Given

Soumitra Dutta, who has served as the first-ever dean of the S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, resigned abruptly yesterday, and neither the school nor Dutta has provided any reason for his sudden departure, according to a report in the Cornell Daily Sun. The College of Business, launched... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 30, 2018 by

A Scale That Doesn’t Tell You Your Weight? A Fuqua Prof on Why It Makes a Ton of Sense

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step on a scale and not be told your weight? Probably not, but according to Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, that might be exactly what you need. That’s why Ariely has... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 30, 2018 by

Going Green: Can You Guess Which Business Schools Lead the Way?

Earlier this month, the Global Hub at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, becoming only the second building on the Northwestern campus to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. The 415,000-square-foot Global Hub, which opened in March 2017,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 29, 2018 by

2018 Financial Times MBA Rankings: Stanford GSB Dashes INSEAD Three-Peat Dreams

INSEAD hoped to top the Financial Times MBA rankings for the third year in a row, but it wasn’t to be. Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) gets top bragging rights this year, returning to the number-one spot it has held only once before, in 2012. INSEAD was knocked to... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 by

The Chicago Booth MBA/MPP Dual-Degree Experience

Fridays from the Frontline Today’s the day the University of Chicago Booth School of Business was slated to send out interview invitations to Round 2 applicants, but posts to MBA LiveWire suggest that some applicants began receiving them earlier this week. Have you gotten one? If you’re still waiting, why not distract yourself by... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 25, 2018 by

MIT Sloan Round 2 Interview Invites to Go Out in Two Waves

If you applied to MIT Sloan School of Management in Round 2, listen up. According to a blog post today from Admissions Director Dawna Levenson, MIT Sloan Round 2 interview invites will go out in two waves, one on February 22nd and a second on March 1st. Dawna Levenson, MIT... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 by

How to Break into Consulting at Bain—Tips from the Global Head of Consultant Recruiting

For business school students gunning for a career in consulting post-graduation, Bain & Company is on an exclusive shortlist of the most elite consulting firms in the world. Considered the third “B” in “MBB”—the acronym used to refer to McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain—the Boston-headquartered firm boasts 53... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 by

Washington Olin Business School Dean Reveals New Vision for 2018

Each year, January is an occasion to reflect on the previous year and set goals for the coming year. And it’s no different for top business schools. To welcome 2018, the University of Washington Olin Business School released a sneak peek of Dean Mark Taylor’s plans for the school. In... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 22, 2018 by

Why More Harvard MBAs Are Choosing Careers in Politics Straight Out of School

There’s no doubt that politics and public service have been hot topics since the November 2016 election. These subjects have dominated news stories and talk shows across the country. And, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, politics and public service are also moving up as career choices... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 20, 2018 by

HBS Round 2 Interview Invites to Go Out in Two Waves Next Week

Chad Losee, Harvard Business School (HBS) managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid, took to his blog earlier this week to share details about the school’s upcoming scheduled release of interview invitations to Round 2 applicants. “We will send two waves of interview invitations: January 25 and January 30,” he... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 19, 2018 by

The MBA Juggle: An Anderson Student on Balancing Social, Academic, and Career Aspects of B-School

Fridays from the Frontline Before coming to UCLA Anderson School of Management, first-year MBA student Julie Mills worked as a customer success manager at software-as-a-service provider Wrike and served in the Peace Corps in the eastern Caribbean. She’s hoping to advance her career in technology upon graduation, and in a... Read more »

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