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Last Updated Oct 5, 2018 by

Chicago Booth Expands Deferred Admission MBA Program to All College Students

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business announced this week that it has expanded its deferred admission MBA program. Previously limited to undergraduates at the University of Chicago, it is now open to any student in their final year of study at any undergraduate institution. Chicago Booth Scholars The Chicago... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2018 by

Wharton Receives $50M Alumni Gift, Largest Single Gift in School’s History

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School this week announced its largest-ever single gift, from alumnus Marc J. Rowan (W’84 & WG’85) and his wife Carolyn. The generous $50 million gift will help attract new world-class faculty and support the Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM), a groundbreaking program on economic policy analysis.... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 4, 2018 by

Has the MBA Lost Its Luster? GMAC Application Trends Survey Sheds Some Light

Declining application volume at U.S. business schools made the headlines when the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) released the findings of its annual application trends survey earlier this week (10/1). “Applications Down at 70 Percent of U.S. MBA Programs—Including Harvard,” broadcast one news outlet. And it’s true. The GMAC data... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 3, 2018 by

New Dean Will Lead Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Economist and labor market scholar Kevin F. Hallock has been appointed dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business beginning December 15th, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced yesterday afternoon. The Cornell College of Business, formed in early 2016, integrates the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, the School of Hotel... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 1, 2018 by

More Artificial Intelligence Case Studies Coming to Harvard Business School

Thanks to a $5 million gift from 1972 MBA alumnus Stephen A. Schwarzman—chairman, CEO, and co-founder of multinational private equity asset management and financial services firm Blackstone—more artificial intelligence–focused case studies are coming to Harvard Business School (HBS). The donation will help the school explore the implications of AI on... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 1, 2018 by

HBS R1 Interview Notification Dates: October 4th, 10th

Are you anxiously awaiting an interview invitation after applying in Round 1 this year to Harvard Business School (HBS)? In case you haven’t already heard, HBS has shared details about its upcoming interview notifications. In a recent post to his Direct from the Director blog, HBS Managing Director of Admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2018 by

Forté Foundation Now Accepting Applications for MBALaunch

Calling all women considering an MBA but unsure about how to navigate the competitive admissions process: The Forté Foundation’s 2019 MBALaunch program was made for you. This 10-month program offers female MBA candidates a powerful support network and a structured road map for applying to top-tier business schools for the MBA... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2018 by

Real Humans of the UC Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2020

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is a world-class institution that prides itself on its culture. Beyond simply training them for future careers in the business world, Haas teaches its students to adhere to a set of defining principles designed to ensure that they become responsible, effective leaders who consider... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 27, 2018 by

Podcast Episode 21: Admissions Director Q&A with Cornell Johnson’s Judi Byers

We got to catch up with Judi Byers, executive director of admissions and financial aid at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, earlier this year for an in-depth interview on the admissions process she oversees. Today, we’re delighted to share a recording of that conversation as the latest episode in... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 by

Wharton Podcast Discusses the Recession and B-School Ethics

During the Great Recession, people were looking for someone to blame. They wanted to identify those responsible for the rampant greed in the financial sector that caused the global economic slide. In many cases, fingers were pointed at business schools. “Why weren’t MBAs taught the importance of character and accountability?”... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 24, 2018 by

Breaking MBA LiveWire Report: Interview Invitations from Yale School of Management

The latest crop of MBA applicants to the Yale School of Management started reporting interview invitations in Clear Admit’s MBA LiveWire today: Class of 2021 hopefuls began submitting the good news before noon: This mirrors the timing of Yale SOM’s previous admissions cycles, as the first Round 1 invitations were reported on LiveWire on September... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 by

MIT Sloan Tackles Nike’s Kaepernick Gamble

Shortly after sports manufacturing giant Nike decided to bring on the continually controversial Colin Kaepernick as part of a recent advertising campaign, conversation surrounding the company exploded. For many, the move came off as a huge gamble. But professors at MIT Sloan School of Management argue that it was all about... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 by

Columbia Business School Dean Hubbard Steps Down After 15 Years

After 15 years, Glenn Hubbard, the dean of Columbia Business School (CBS), has announced he will be stepping down from his position. Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger made the resignation announcement, which will be effective on June 30, 2019. After that point, Hubbard will resume his faculty role as a professor... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

Introducing the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2020

MIT Sloan School of Management earlier this month welcomed its diverse and exceptional MBA Class of 2020 to campus. This year, like every year, the students who make up the class come from a range of backgrounds and bring varied experiences. All told, MIT Sloan admitted 409 students for the Class of... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 17, 2018 by

$90 Million Raised at Michigan Ross to Support Student Scholarships

In 2013, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business identified student scholarships as one of its top fundraising priorities. Five years later, the Victors for Michigan capital campaign has raised more than $90 million to support initiatives that will increase the number of scholarships available to students. In the 2017-18... Read more »

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