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Last Updated Dec 12, 2019 by

HEC Paris Dethrones LBS at Top of Financial Times Ranking of European Business Schools

What is the best business school in Europe? The Financial Times just released its 2019 rankings and determined that HEC Paris claims the spot this year.  London Business School has long been at the top, but slipped one spot to second place.  Beyond assessing business schools overall, Financial Times also... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 11, 2019 by

Forget Competition: Women Help Other Women at HEC Paris

Women’s MBA enrollment has reached its highest level ever, reaching 36 percent in Europe and Canada, according to the Forté Foundation. Over the last five years, there’s been a definitive increase in female students at top business schools around the world, and Forté CEO Elissa Sangster believes that “at this... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 by

Silicon Valley Visits and More Out West Strengthen Dartmouth Tuck MBA Ties to Tech

Dartmouth Tuck might be tucked away on the East Coast, but that hasn’t stopped graduates from taking the West Coast by storm. In October, 40 students ventured West to network with tech and venture capital companies. It’s just one of the ways that Tuck is increasing its visibility in Silicon... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 by

Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2019 Beats Hiring Records

The Duke Fuqua MBA Class of 2019 had a record year for hiring. Within three months of graduation, 97 percent of the class had received job offers with 95 percent accepting, which, according to the associate dean of their Career Management Center, Sheryle Dirks, marks the highest percentages in at... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2019 by

MBA Interview Advice Directly from Dartmouth Tuck

If you’re interested in applying to the Dartmouth Tuck MBA program, you need to highlight four critical characteristics throughout your application and interview: Smart, Accomplished, Aware, and Nice. In a recent Tuck Admissions Insight blog post, the admissions team offered concrete advice on how applicants can provide a complete picture... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 27, 2019 by

Chicago Booth Offers 5 Tips on the MBA Admissions Interview

MBA interview season is in full swing at Chicago Booth.  Even if you’ve attended your fair share of information sessions, you might still have questions about the interview process. To help you understand what’s expected during the interview and what can you do to ensure it goes off without a... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 22, 2019 by

High Employment Rate and More Revealed in Northwestern Kellogg MBA Class of 2019 Employment Report

An impressive number of this year’s MBA graduates from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management received job offers within three months of graduation—98 percent, according to the Class of 2019 employment report. This is a noteworthy 3.4 percent increase over last year when 94.6 percent received job offers.  Read on... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 21, 2019 by

Annual Diversity Symposium at Cornell Johnson Marks 20th Anniversary and Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

More than 160 prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff attended Cornell /Johnson’s annual Diversity Symposium earlier this month. Hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and held in conjunction with Johnson Means Business, the theme of the weekend’s events was “Belonging in Business,” which highlighted the personal and... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 15, 2019 by

Financial Times on the Rise of Asian Business Schools

Asia is emerging as an epicenter for quality business education, particularly in China, Singapore, and India, according to a recent Financial Times article. While Asian business schools are younger than their Western counterparts—for example, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was established in 1991 while INSEAD was founded in... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 14, 2019 by

Veterans Honored at Harvard Business School

The annual Harvard Business School Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA) Veterans Day event honored those who are serving and have served in the military. Veterans make up 4 percent of the MBA cohort and, according to Zeita Merchant, a US Coast Guard Commander and current National Security Fellow at Harvard... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019 by

The Reinvention of the MBA from The Economist

Following the release of their 2019 ranking of full-time MBA programs, The Economist took a closer look at the management education and business landscape.  Overall, there are signs of a shift in the U.S. towards “new capitalism”—instead of just focusing on profits, young professionals are expected to look at the... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 by

HBS Dean Nitin Nohria to Step Down

After 10 years of service, Dean Nitin Nohria will be stepping down from his post at Harvard Business School in June 2020. Nohria shared the following in a message to the HBS community: “I am writing to let you know that I will step down as Dean of Harvard Business... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 by

Recent MBA Application Volume Declines at Top Schools Present an Opportunity for Applicants

As reported in The Wall Street Journal last month, even the leading U.S. MBA programs are seeing a decrease in applications to their full-time MBA programs. Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and MIT Sloan all saw five percent to seven percent drops in their MBA application volume... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

Women’s MBA Enrollment is Up per Forté Foundation

The Forté Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing women in business, just released some good news: A greater percentage of women than ever before are enrolled in full-time MBA programs in the U.S. This year, female enrollment in full-time MBA programs neared 39 percent on average in the U.S.,... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 6, 2019 by

Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School MBA Secures STEM Designation

As the culmination of two years of strengthening analytics and data-driven decision making in their curriculum, the Tepper School MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University is now STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) designated.  The new related course offerings meld business and technology, and students also have access to additional... Read more »

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