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Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 by

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20 Cities Make Amazon HQ2 Shortlist—What It Could Mean for MBA Students

When Amazon announced plans to construct a second headquarters, 238 North American cities began tripping over themselves to court the e-commerce behemoth, pulling out all the stops in hopes of advancing to the next round of consideration. New York City’s mayoral office lit up the Empire State building with Amazon’s glowing orange... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 by

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145,000 Reasons to Consider Making Your Post-MBA Career with Visa Inc.

The race for superiority in the global electronic payments market is a heated one. Every major credit card company has pulled out all the stops to persuade consumers to embrace digital transactions as their primary payment method—and they are going to need all the help they can get. It’s one... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 by

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Is Retail Dead or Evolving? A UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Student Discusses What She’s Seeing

Dire assessments about the future of retail have been plaguing the industry for years. You’ve probably even heard the phrase “retail is dead” bandied around. But according to Areti Moustakis, a second-year MBA student at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, reports of retail’s death have been greatly... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 by

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Berkeley Haas Transforms Tragedy into Social Good

In the wake of a heartbreaking tragedy, students at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business harnessed their empathy and initiative to create a chance to fund future underrepresented minority and social impact startups. The Haas EMBA Class of 2017 established the Sanaya Shah Memorial Fund to honor classmate Sumit Shah and his wife Astha... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 by

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A Novel MBA Ranking System

As lead up to the Financial Times release of its business school ranking later this month, we thought it a good time to revisit another approach to MBA rankings—a tiered ranking system introduced by Clear Admit’s Alex Brown in his 2016 book Becoming a Clear Admit: The Definitive Guide to MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 by

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How to Get into a Top Business School: Admitted Students Share 10 Top Tips

Our ongoing Real Humans of the MBA Class of 2019 series has given us glimpses into tons of current MBA students who set their sights on leading business schools across the nation and the globe—and now call those campuses home. We’ve learned about some of their crazy accomplishments and the... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 by

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Why Tesla Wants MBAs—Despite What Elon Musk Might Say

Tesla, Inc. founder Elon Musk, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, once pessimistically said, “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.” While... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 12, 2018 by

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Barack Obama to Speak at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Former U.S. President Barack Obama will be among the honorary speakers at this year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the school announced earlier this week. The 12th annual event will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center February 23rd and 24th. Alongside Obama, the highly publicized conference will feature... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 12, 2018 by

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Is the MBA Really the Best Time of Your Life? An INSEAD Student Weighs In

Fridays from the Frontline Michel Assaad describes himself as “a management consultant with an academic background in accounting and finance, fueled by an expensive hobby of collecting academic degrees.” Indeed, the MBA he is currently pursuing at INSEAD makes his fourth business degree. What made him decide that he needed... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 11, 2018 by

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It’s Gonna Be a Long Night for Some Ross MBA Students

Right about now, MBA and other graduate students at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business are gearing up for what could be a very long, horrible night. Each year Ross hosts two Leadership Crisis Challenges, one in January for graduate students and another in March for undergrads. The Graduate Student Crisis... Read more »

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