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Last Updated Apr 14, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Roshni Naidu, Wharton ’18, Senior Technical Product Manager

“Alexa, what is the weather today?” “Hey Alexa, play some 80s classics.” “Alexa, how many tech products does Amazon have?” Amazon, the largest online retailer and AI assistant producer, is a part of most people’s daily lives.  Hundreds of millions of people shop on their dot com, while countless others watch TV, request information, surveil their front doors and enjoy many other services with Amazon’s tech products.  Behind the scenes of these tools that yield efficiency and convenience, business leaders are hard at work developing them.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Roshni Naidu, Wharton MBA ’18 and senior... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 6, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Serhat Pakyuz, LBS ’17, Senior Program Manager – Air Strategy

The business of e-commerce shows no signs of slowing down, and customers demand that delivery services speed up.  While fleets of trucks support the supply chain and drone delivery experiments carry on, cargo planes zig zag the country to ensure Amazon buyers receive their orders in record time.  Amazon branded a cargo plane for the first time in 2016, and claims to be on track to operate 70 planes out of more than 20 U.S. gateways by next year.  What began as Prime Air now operates under the name Amazon Air, where our featured alumnus in this edition of Real... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 31, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Ygal Haenel, INSEAD ’19, Senior Financial Analyst

Amazon identifies 14 leadership principles underlying their operations, problem-solving approaches and team ideations. Some examples include ownership, frugality, learn and be curious, think big, and dive deep.  “Hire and develop the best” is another principle that Ygal Haenel, INSEAD MBA ’19 and senior financial analyst at Amazon, recognized during their recruiting process–as well as after, when he settled into his role and had time to engage with his colleagues.  In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, see how the INSEAD MBA program prepared Haenel for a fulfilling career at Amazon and provided a lifelong network. Ygal Haenel, INSEAD ’19, Senior... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 18, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Varun Haralalka, Michigan Ross ’19, Sr. Instock Manager

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Amazon has grown into the world’s largest retailer by annual revenue. In 2018, their sales accounted for 43 percent of all online sales, and the company marked a $1 trillion valuation in 2020. To reach such heights, employees at every level need to contribute innovative ideas, solid analytical skills and nimble management abilities.  Operationally, as part of supporting reaching global delivery destinations and ensuring Amazon’s continued success, instock managers oversee planning, analysis and optimization of inventory management systems and processes. Varun Haralalka, a Michigan Ross MBA ’19 and senior instock manager at Amazon, shares his story... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 2, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Tolu Alabi, Stanford GSB ’17, Senior Technical Product Manager

Amazon began as an online book retailer in 1994, but now has a branch in every business sector imaginable.  The professional opportunities at the organization are boundless, as Tolu Alabi, Stanford GSB MBA ’17 and Senior Technical Product Manager, knows well. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, Alabi recounts her journey of self-reflection and b-school student life to landing at the company.  Read on to learn more about Amazon’s culture, the valuable skills of graduate management education, and how the MBA community carries on after graduation and more. Tolu Alabi, Stanford GSB MBA ’17, Senior Technical Product Manager Tolu Alabi,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 6, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Michael Larrenaga, Booth ’15, Manager of Vendor Management

What is the path from A to Z?  How do you leave one industry for another?  Anything you need along the way can certainly be delivered by Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer.  And leading MBA programs, like University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, can ensure you are equipped with the leadership, analytical skills and global perspective to thrive. In this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, we hear from Michael Larrenaga, who decided to leave the finance industry for marketing and brand management.  (The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, had also left finance/Wall St. in 1994 to develop his... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 14, 2019 by

Can IKEA and the Instant Pot Teach Us About Competition? MIT Sloan Thinks So

People purchase IKEA furniture because it’s easy to put together. They don’t want to have to buy a drill; they want holes and pieces that easily fit together like Legos. In fact, according to Harvard professor Theodore Levitt, when someone buys a drill, what they want is what the drill can do. That’s just one reason why MIT professor Sanjay Sarma believes that IKEA is on the cutting edge of business. While other companies are trying to sell solutions to outdated problems, IKEA has figured out how to solve a core problem. “That’s what I call inversion,” Sarma said. “You’ve... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 19, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: Kellogg Talks Leadership, MIT Sloan Explores Instagram Success, Chicago Booth Discusses Negotiations, and More

Each week we collect all the MBA news you need that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top business schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of December 17, 2018. Kellogg Professor Talks Leadership Strategies No one said leading a high-impact team was easy. Northwestern / Kellogg Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations Leigh Thompson offers five strategies to help leaders weather any storm: Build your team carefully. Don’t try to include everyone and create a team that’s too large. Be sure that the... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2018 by

Wharton Publishes 2018 MBA Employment Report, Announces $25M Gift

Lots of news out of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania recently. Employment statistics have been published for the most recent graduating class, and a big donation will fund a cool new building dedicated to entrepreneurship in West Philadelphia as well as more international scholarships for undergraduates. Here’s what’s going on at the Wharton School. 2018 Employment Report The 2018 MBA Career Report revealed a slight increase in job offers and salaries with finance drawing in more students than ever. In 2018, 36.9 percent of full-time MBA graduates went into financial services (up from 33 percent last year).... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: Tuck Professor Recognized, Tepper School Rebrands, New Fintech Funding Model, and More…

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top business schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 18, 2018. Tuck Professor Recognized as Top Marketing Scholar  Sharma’s research has been published in journals such as “Journal of Consumer Psychology” and “Journal of Consumer Research.” Dartmouth Tuck Associate Professor of Business Administration Eesha Sharma was one of 34 marketing researchers chosen as a 2019 Marketing Science Institute Young Scholar. The annual Marketing Science Young Scholar award is... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 11, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: NYU Stern & Georgetown McDonough Launch Inaugural Venture Labs, IESE Introduces Flex MBA Durations, and More

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top business schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of October 11, 2018. NYU Stern’s Creative Destruction Lab-NYC Accepts 27 Startups for Inaugural Cohort NYU Stern received hundreds of applications for the inaugural cohort (2018-19) of the Creative Destruction Lab in New York City (CDL-NYC). After an exhaustive review of founders from some of the world’s most prestigious research institutes, Stern selected just 27 ventures to take part—9 percent... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 by

More Columbia Business School MBA Students Learn to Code

Like every other elite business school worth its salt, Columbia Business School (CBS)has seen a huge surge in student interest in programming and analytics courses. It started three years ago when Costis Maglaras, the chair of the Decision, Risk & Operations division of CBS, oversaw development of a new analytics curriculum with the goal to ensure that students were being trained in quantitative, data-driven decision-making. Maglaras couldn’t help but notice a major gap: There were few courses in computer programming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He took it upon himself to help develop a series of MBA-level programming that included... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2018 by

Tech Is Hot and Michigan Ross Is Ready!

Tech companies are looking to hire more MBA graduates than ever, and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is ready to handle the increase in demand. According to one of the latest reports from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 89 percent of tech companies are planning to hire MBA graduates in the coming recruiting cycle. That’s eight percentage points higher than all other employers and an even more significant increase than in 2017. That year, just 70 percent of all companies were looking to bring MBA graduates on board. As for Michigan Ross, the school is more than... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 by

MBA News You Need: MBA Programs Offer Math Intensive, UCLA Anderson Hosts BIT Conference, Elon Musk Talks Company Success, and More…

Each week we collect all the MBA news that’s fit to print and provide a quick overview of the latest trending topics from top schools around the world. Here’s your quick MBA News You Need digest for the week of July 12, 2018. MBA Programs Offer Math Camp for Liberal Arts Students To reach more applicants from liberal arts backgrounds, Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, Yale SOM, and Columbia Business School are among several leading MBA programs that have begun to offer math-intensive coursework over the summer. These “math camps” are ideal for former English literature and political science... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 2, 2018 by

Summer Reading: 10 Top Books on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Stanford Graduate School of Business, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania are just a few of the leading MBA programs that have been enhancing their course offerings around cryptocurrency in recent months amid increased demand from both current students and recruiters. Stanford launched a new full-time course last month taught by Economics of Technology Professor Susan Athey. Called simply “Cryptocurrency,” the new course was the school’s response to a grassroots campaign by students seeking a continuous offering to complement to the assorted pop-up courses already on offer. The course description on the... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 by

Ross MBA Adcom Bullish on Class of 2020—And Round 2 Decisions Aren’t Even Out Yet!

It’s a good week at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In a March 9th post to the Ross MBA Admissions Blog, Soojin Kwon, managing director of full-time admissions and program, shared her excitement about the Round 1 applicants who have paid their deposits and said they’ll be heading to Ann Arbor next fall. The details she shared about the earliest members of the Ross MBA Class of 2020 suggest that diversity is the word that defines them. In addition to a professional hockey player in the NHL, a Ghanaian who leads commercial programs for GE, a greenlight coordinator... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 27, 2018 by

7 Top Takeaways from Leading Business School 2017 Employment Reports

There’s been a steady stream of salary and employment data from leading business schools over the past several months as one after another has released 2017 employment reports. We’ve shared a lot of it along the way, including special reports on Kellogg, McDonough, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Stanford. With results from nearly every top school now in, prospective MBA students can take heart that the news is pretty universally encouraging. Overall, data gathered about the Class of 2017 reveal growing salaries across all industries and very high employment rates among graduates from all top institutions. Taking a look at the reports as a group,... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 23, 2018 by

Snagging a Job at Amazon—A Ross Business School Student Shares How He Did It

Fridays from the Frontline Amazon is a leading recruiter of MBA students—indeed, the top hirer on many business school campuses. Among those is Michigan’s Ross School of Business, which has supplied a steady stream of reliable talent to the e-commerce giant. As Amazon’s plans for HQ2 continue to unfold—much to everyone’s anticipation and consternation—many applicants applying to business school want to know: what’s the behind-the-scenes process of landing a job at Amazon really like? When the soaring mortar boards return to earth, how can they, too, be among the MBA grads headed off toward a career at Amazon. Dhanishth Khosla... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 by

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 hue in a symbolic gesture, while cities like Chicago took even more extreme measures, such as proposing laws that could funnel income taxes directly back to the company. After much speculation, here is the official Amazon HQ2 shortlist: Unsurprisingly, most of the cities that made the cut were among the largest in... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 by

Are Tech Giants in Trouble in 2018? Why One LBS Prof Thinks They Could Be

Last year, tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook already started facing new regulations and pushback from government officials. For example, last November, the State of Missouri launched an investigation into Google to see if it had violated antitrust and consumer protection laws. Julian Birkinshaw, a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School, thinks that’s only the beginning. “The tech giants are huge beasts, and there is a growing sense of unease about their power,” Birkinshaw said in a news article on the school website. He went on to talk about various fines already levied against big... Read more »

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