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Last Updated Jun 13, 2019 by

UVA Darden Receives Largest Gift in School History from Frank M. Sands Sr.

In May, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business received the largest gift in the school’s 64-year history. Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63), the founder of Sands Capital Management, gave a donation of $68 million to create a new institute for lifelong learning, to support faculty, and to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 3, 2019 by

Stanford GSB Students Love Social Impact and Innovation

More and more Stanford GSB students are taking social impact and innovation classes throughout their education. According to the university, this year, more than 90 percent of the 488 MBA and MSx students took a course related to social innovation and social impact—95 percent of the MBA Class of 2019... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 3, 2019 by

The Online MBA: Which Programs Matter?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to earn your MBA online? We wanted to take an in-depth look at the advantages of an Online MBA program and what it looks like to complete your graduate business education online—how long it will take, what activities will be available... Read more »

Last Updated May 31, 2019 by

Harvard Business School Names Dean’s Award Winners

Harvard Business School has named four members of the MBA Class of 2019 as recipients of the School’s Dean’s Award: Neel Ghose, Lindsey Morrow, Amanda Tyson, and Megan Williams. A graduating doctoral student in organizational behavior was also named: Alexandra Feldberg. The prestigious awards are given to extraordinary graduating students... Read more »

Last Updated May 29, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 19 Replay: 10 Tips for Tackling the MBA Written Application

As the new admissions season kicks off, we know many of you are thinking about crafting essays, filling out data forms, and perfecting your résumés. Before you do anything else, check out the latest episode in the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series, which tackles the written components of the... Read more »

Last Updated May 7, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 11 Replay: Clear Admit’s 12-Step Program for Early Bird MBA Applicants

Looking to get an early start on your MBA applications for the 2019-2020 application season? Clear Admit’s Co-Founder Graham Richmond outlines a 12-step program for early bird MBA applicants in this podcast. By getting the ball rolling this far in advance, you’re already setting yourself up for success. Richmond’s suggested... Read more »

Last Updated May 3, 2019 by

Inside the Cornell Johnson Welcome Weekend for Two-Year MBA Students

Each year, business schools host “Welcome Weekends,” during which new MBA admits go to campus for a preview of life to come as full-time residents and students.  In April,  Cornell Johnson hosted their version of a welcome weekend, known as Destination Johnson (DJ).  The school welcomed 140 new full-time MBA... Read more »

Last Updated May 2, 2019 by

Alumnus Gift Funds Chicago Booth Marketing Professorship and More

In recognition of the many ways that Chicago Booth has impacted his career, Jim Kilts (Booth MBA ’74) recently make a $4.25 million donation to create the Kilts Family Professorship and the Kilts Faculty Research Prize for Excellence in Marketing. His gift will also go toward providing additional support for... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 26, 2019 by

Cornell Johnson Commits to Teaching Corporate Sustainability

While Cornell Johnson has been committed to corporate sustainability for decades, the urgency to engage in its practices and principles feels like it has been ramping up lately.  As Mark Milstein, clinical professor of management and director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Johnson says, “Politically, you can choose to... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 25, 2019 by

HBS Announces New Venture Competition Finalists in Social Entrepreneurship Track

Each year, the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition brings together the best and the brightest to compete for $300,000 in cash prizes. Designed for both HBS students and alumni, the competition offers two tracks: the Business Track and the Social Enterprise Track. Both tracks require teams to present a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2019 by

Berkeley Haas MBA Students Fight the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is still alive and well in business, particularly in the tech industry. At least that’s what Christina Chavez, a ’19 Berkeley Haas MBA student, discovered when she logged into an online compensation board named Blind while working at Microsoft a few years ago. There was a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 16, 2019 by

Podcast Episode 9 Replay: How to Decide Between Business Schools as an Admitted Student

For some prospective MBA applicants turned admitted students, the choice of where to attend business school is a no-brainer. If you applied and were accepted to your first-choice school, it may be as easy as breaking out the bubbly and sending in your deposit; or perhaps you got accepted at... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 11, 2019 by

INSEAD Hosts Women at Work Conference, Addresses the Gender Wage Gap

According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Gender Gap Report, there is a 41.9 percent “economic participation and opportunity gap” between men and women globally. Even in developed economies, women continue to receive just $0.80 for every dollar a man earns. Women of color earn even less. The question... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 6, 2019 by

One Year Later: MBA Program Gender Parity at USC Marshall

Last fall, USC Marshall became the first top-tier MBA program to reach gender parity with the full-time MBA Class of 2020 having as many women as men. It was a massive 20-point percentage increase from the previous year when women made up just 32 percent of the class. Now that... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 2, 2019 by

Forté Foundation Study: Gender Inequality Impacts Almost Half of All MBAs in the Workplace

While the Forté Foundation’s last study covered the impact of the MBA for women and minorities, the latest digs into gender inequality in the workplace and how MBA programs are working to address it.  It would be nice to think that an MBA degree eliminates gender inequality in the workplace,... Read more »

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