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Last Updated Sep 27, 2017 by

UW Foster Welcomes Its Inaugural Hybrid MBA Class

Last week the UW Foster School of Business welcomed its inaugural Hybrid MBA class. During the kick-off week, 47 students from all over the United States came to campus for a three- to five-day, in-person immersion experience that included networking opportunities, diving into the first quarter’s curricula, and developing a study team.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 26, 2017 by

Admissions Director Q&A: Luke Anthony Peña of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

Luke Anthony Peña joined Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business this past summer from Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), where he’d worked as part of the admissions team for five years, since graduating with his own MBA from the Palo Alto school in 2012. In coming to Tuck, Peña fills... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 25, 2017 by

Real Humans of the Berkeley Haas MBA Class of 2019

The Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley welcomed its largest ever class—284 students—into a brand-new facility that promises to be one of the greenest academic buildings in the country. Not only is the incoming class larger than any before it, it is also one of... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 25, 2017 by

UNC Kenan-Flagler Welcomes Seven New Professors

To kick off the 2017-2018 academic year, the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School welcomed seven new faculty members. Each new faculty member is known for his or her thought leadership, research, and excellence in teaching. Yunzhi Hu Finance Professor Yunzhi Hu studies financial intermediation, macro finance, and corporate... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2017 by

Celebrating American Business Women’s Day with Gender Equity in the MBA

More women are heading to graduate business programs than ever, according to the latest research from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Today, women represent 42 percent of all applicants to business school graduate programs participating in the Application Trends Survey Report 2017, a 5 percent increase from 2013. Among... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2017 by

Fridays from the Frontline: A Tuck Student Examines Evolving Media Landscape Through NPR Internship

Admittedly, the media and entertainment industry is not a primary destination for freshly minted MBAs. UCLA Anderson School of Management and NYU Stern School of Business sent more of their Class of 2016 grads into the field than any other leading schools, at just 6.5 and 4.3 percent respectively. And... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 22, 2017 by

Stephen Ross Donates Another $50M to the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan and its Ross School of Business just received a $50 million gift thanks to Stephen M. Ross, whose lifetime giving to the university now reaches $378 million. Ross, a real estate developer and alumnus, is the single largest donor to U-M, and his most recent donation moved... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 by

Real Humans of the Darden Class of 2019

Every fall, a new class of first-year MBA students steps onto campus at leading business schools around the world. The hard-nosed competition and nail-biting anxiety of getting in is behind them. The adventure of transforming themselves and their careers while benefiting from the best graduate education imaginable is ahead. The... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 by

Two Weeks to Go Until HBS Round 1 Interview Invites, Says Adcom

Round 1 applicants to Harvard Business School (HBS) got to breathe a sigh of relief when they hit that “submit” button in early September, but one stress quickly morphed into another as they began the anxious wait for an interview invitation. But according to a recent post from HBS Managing Director of... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 by

An Oxford Saïd MBA Tuition Free? Yes, for Four Skoll Scholars Focused on Social Impact

The University of Oxford Saïd Business School announced its 14th cohort for the Skoll Scholarship presented by the Skoll Centre, a social impact center with the goal of accelerating the impact of social entrepreneurship. The scholarship is available only to incoming MBA students and requires candidates to go through a rigorous... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 by

Professors at Top MBA Programs Offer Advice for Incoming MBAs

As MBA programs begin to kick into high gear, the Financial Times sat down with leading professors from some of the top business schools from around the globe to ask their advice on how students can get the most out of their education. These professors—from Chicago Booth, Oxford Saïd, IE Business... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 by

Large, Top-Tier U.S. Graduate Business School Programs Skirt Otherwise Prevalent Application Volume Decline

Large U.S. graduate business programs—those with more than 200 students—report that times are good. In fact, three in four (73 percent) of these programs saw application volume increase this year, according to the 2017 Application Trends Survey, released yesterday by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). But the news is not... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 by

Choosing the Best Business School for Consulting

If you are a prospective MBA applicant looking to business school as a way to enter or accelerate your career in the consulting industry, you are certainly not alone. According to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is once again the most sought-after... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2017 by

Michigan Ross Class of 2019: Record-Setting GMAT Score, 14-Year High for Minority Students

The official University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Class of 2019 profile reveals that this year’s incoming class is the school’s most academically successful class yet, as well as one of its most diverse. The incoming full-time MBA Class of 2019 is made up of 422 students, 43 percent of... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2017 by

Marketing Analytics in Business and the MBA

Analytics are invaluable in marketing decision-making, but many firms lack personnel with the skills needed to compile the data and leverage this information. According to the CMO Survey, a biannual report that provides insight into the field of marketing, marketing analytics are used to make 37.5 percent of business decisions—but... Read more »

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