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Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: A Sufi Poet at INSEAD

Today’s post comes to us from INSEAD MBA student Sabrina Lakhani, a Chicago native whose pre-MBA career took her from Babson College in Boston to a small Connecticut marketing consultancy for a couple of years to volunteering as a full-time project coordinator at a hospital for children in Kabul. From... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

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Yale School of Management MBAs Take to the Basketball Court

Yale basketball isn’t one of the more celebrated collegiate athletic programs. Neither the men’s nor women’s teams earn much hardware beyond Ivy League conference titles. In fact, the most famous moment in Yale basketball history was big man Chris Dudley getting tormented in the post by a young Shaquille O’Neal... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

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Two HBS MBA Students Win Highly Selective Fellowship for Immigrants and Their Children

Earlier this month, two Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA students were named among the 2017 recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, an award recognizing outstanding graduate students who are immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Caleb Gayle (a member of the HBS... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by

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Babson College Helping Empower Women in School and Beyond

Despite improvements in recent years, women remain underrepresented in MBA classrooms and don’t participate in the global economy to the same extent as men. It’s a persistent issue, but one that many business schools and foundations are working to address by demonstrating successful female leadership and implementing programs to empower women in... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2017 by

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Goizueta Leadership Initiatives Get $3.5 Million Boost Thanks to Delta Gift

Leadership development is one of the key skills emphasized in many MBA programs. In fact, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report mention leadership as one of the top reasons to earn an MBA. The importance of leadership training is particularly evident in Bloomberg’s 2016 Job Skills Report. Each year,... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: An HBS Alum’s Answer to Should Entrepreneurs Get an MBA?

Today’s post comes to us from recent Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus Jon Staff (MBA ’16), who is now CEO and founder of a company that offers rural escapes to stressed-out city dwellers. Called Getaway, his startup designs tiny houses and places them in picturesque rural locations, where they can... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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AirBnB Exec, Entrepreneur Chip Conley Announced As Ross Commencement Speaker

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has announced its 2017 spring commencement speaker, heralded author, entrepreneur and current AirBnB executive Chip Conley. After earning his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1982, Conley promptly followed up his efforts by earning his MBA from the... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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Admissions Director Q&A: Carlson School of Management’s Linh Gilles

Last month as part of our Real Humans of MBA Admissions Series, we introduced the Clear Admit audience to Linh Gilles, director of admissions and recruiting at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Today, we’re pleased to shed even more light on the admissions process she oversees with... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 by

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Darden Professor Finds Women Still Aren’t Snagging Enough High-Level Boardroom Roles

On the surface, doubling the number of women in professional board rooms seems like an impressive accomplishment. In 1999, Ernst & Young found that around 11 percent of Fortune 500 board members were women. Eighteen years later, the figure has nearly doubled—to just under 20 percent. Yes, it’s an improvement—but... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 by

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Big Data and Business: An MBA vs. Master in Business Analytics

2016 was the “Year of the Data Analyst.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for various data analyst positions is growing far faster than average—around 27 percent annually. In fact, 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies have either launched big data projects or are planning to... Read more »

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