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Last Updated May 26, 2017 by

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Admissions Director Soojin Kwon Shares the Skinny on Ross’s New Application Essays

Soojin Kwon, who leads MBA admissions at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, began her most recent Director’s Blog by suggesting that things are quiet on campus right now—only to reveal big news about planned changes to its approach to essay questions this year. Soojin Kwon, Ross director of admissions... Read more »

Last Updated May 26, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone at HBS

Today we are pleased to share a recent post from the Harvard Business School (HBS) “MBA Voices” student blog, written by newly minted HBS MBA LaToya Marc. She walked across stage this week to receive her degree, culminating a busy two years in which she balanced the pressures of coursework,... Read more »

Last Updated May 25, 2017 by

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Oxford Saïd Expands New Global Leadership Council & Responsible Business Forum

Like many leading MBA programs in the global arena, the University of Oxford Saïd Business School is continually working to enhance its opportunities for students, professors, and alumni. Most recently, the school expanded its global reach with the establishment of a new Global Leadership Council, which has the goal of... Read more »

Last Updated May 24, 2017 by

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$20 Million Alumni Gift Expands Social Sector Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has received a $20 million alumni gift that will expand social innovation and entrepreneurship research and programming, the school announced earlier this week. The gift comes from Tandean Rustandy, MBA’07—founder of a successful Indonesian ceramic tile manufacturing company—and the school’s Social Enterprise... Read more »

Last Updated May 23, 2017 by

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Bain, LinkedIn Partner to Help Get More Women to the Top in Business

Despite outnumbering male college graduates and making up 40 percent of the classes at several top MBA programs, women represent just 25.1 percent of senior managers and executives at S&P 500 companies and a paltry 4.4 percent of CEOs, according to Catalyst, a nonprofit organization promoting inclusive workplaces for women.... Read more »

Last Updated May 19, 2017 by

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Fridays from the Frontline: Johnson MBA Immersion Program Helps Build Confidence Through Skill Acquisition

A hallmark of the Johnson Graduate School of Management, which is part of the larger Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is its intensive immersion program. In the spring of their first year, Johnson MBA students take part in a hands-on semester of integrated course and field work focused on... Read more »

Last Updated May 18, 2017 by

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Is Trump Rhetoric Driving Prospective International Business School Students to Canada?

Graduate management education has become increasingly global, but fewer prospective business school students from outside the United States cite America as their most preferred study destination than have in the past, according to a recent report from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Anti-immigrant rhetoric and uncertainty around potential changes... Read more »

Last Updated May 18, 2017 by

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McCombs Donations Create New Opportunities in Marketing, Real Estate

Two recent donations to UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business totaling $7 million promise to open up new opportunities for students and professors in marketing and real estate. In both cases, the gifts will be used to improve the school and advance its programming. Endowed Chair in Marketing Innovation A... Read more »

Last Updated May 17, 2017 by

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Business School Whisperer Edward Snyder to Take Sabbatical from Yale SOM

Yale School of Management (SOM) Dean Edward Snyder today announced his plans to take a sabbatical starting August 1, 2017, the school reports. Though he will continue to work on strategic projects, he will step away from daily management responsibilities. Anjani Jain, who is currently senior associate dean for the MBA... Read more »

Last Updated May 17, 2017 by

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Are Specialized Master’s Programs Cannibalizing MBA Programs?

Business schools have been launching increasing numbers of non-MBA business master’s degrees—but not without worry that these very offerings could be gobbling up prospective applicants to their MBA programs. Responding to these concerns among its member schools, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) added new questions to its 2017 mba.com... Read more »

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