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Oct 19, 2017

Wharton MBA Students Lend Brain Power to Philly Bid for Amazon HQ2

Philadelphia is one of dozens of cities wooing Amazon with bids designed to entice the Seattle-based e-commerce giant to build its second headquarters in their backyards. Today is the deadline to get those bids in. Some cities—like Austin and Albuquerque—chose to highlight their 300+ days a year of sunshine as... Read more »

Oct 19, 2017

Oxford Saïd Dean, Together with Apple’s Tim Cook, Launches New Entrepreneurial Hub

Building on the success of Saïd Business School’s Oxford Launchpad and Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford University has launched a new entrepreneurial hub: the Oxford Foundry. Saïd Dean Peter Tufano and Apple CEO Tim Cook helped kick things off at an October 11th launch event. The new student-led and student-centric... Read more »

Oct 16, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA... Read more »

Oct 9, 2017

LBS Alumni Gather for Worldwide Alumni Celebration in London

On September 28th, the same week that London Business School (LBS) officially opened its new Sammy Ofer Centre, LBS alumni from around the world gathered together for a Worldwide Alumni Celebration (WAC) event. This was just one of approximately 85 WAC events that take place around the globe in locations such... Read more »

Sep 15, 2017

With Cornell Tech, New York, Cornell, and Johnson Are Placing a Big Bet

New York City and State elite came out in droves yesterday for the celebratory dedication of the stunning new campus and facilities on Roosevelt Island known as Cornell Tech. It’s been just seven short years since aides to then Mayor Michael Bloomberg came up with the idea to solicit proposals... Read more »

Aug 18, 2017

Fridays from the Frontline: Haas MBA Students Help Refugees Using Tech in Greece

Sure, some MBA students get wined and dined on the company dime as part of sweet summer internships at top consulting and i-banking firms. Tech firms, too, have become pretty coveted summer internship landing pads. While there’s nothing at all wrong with that—indeed, there’s plenty to be learned in a... Read more »

Aug 18, 2017

Google Memo Draws Response from YouTube CEO and UCLA Anderson Alum Susan Wojcicki

Earlier this month, Google found itself in the midst of controversy after an internal memo from now-former employee James Damore was released to the staff. His out-of-nowhere diatribe claimed, more or less, that women are less biologically capable of being software engineers than their male counterparts. The document, titled “Google’s... Read more »

Aug 16, 2017

CEO Activism? Biz Leaders Tell Trump Enough Is Enough

President Donald Trump got elected—in part—because he represented a break from traditional Washington politics that had left many frustrated and disillusioned. A businessman who’d made billions in real estate, he prided himself on being able to close deals. He quickly set out to surround himself with business-minded folks like himself,... Read more »

Aug 8, 2017

HBS Enters Business Analytics Arena with New Certificate Program

Data driven. In today’s digital world, businesses that aren’t are quickly becoming passé. To help business leaders—including MBA grads—keep up with and leverage the explosion of data now available in every industry, Harvard Business School (HBS) and two other schools at the prestigious Boston university have partnered with 2U, Inc.... Read more »

Jul 28, 2017

Fridays from the Frontline: HBS Alumna on Why the MBA Is Still Relevant Regardless of Industry

Newly minted Harvard Business School (HBS) graduate Ellen DaSilva (MBA ’17) opted to take two years out of the workforce—in Silicon Valley—to pursue her MBA despite the fact that some in the technology industry give “sideways glances at the mention of an MBA.” In this week’s Fridays from the Frontline,... Read more »

Jul 27, 2017

Inside the McCombs MBA Classroom: The Power of Information Technology

One of the best ways to get to know an MBA program is to sit in on a class. While the classroom is just one aspect of the business school experience, a class visit offers a valuable preview of the learning environment, instructor expertise, student interaction and quality of discussion.... Read more »

Jul 21, 2017

Darden Debuts MBA Application Tip Video Series Amid MBA Program Leadership Changes

Sara Neher, long-time assistant dean of admissions at UVA’s Darden School of Business, recently announced the debut of a 12-part MBA application tip video series for the 2017-18 admissions season. The brief videos—each between three and five minutes long—cover individual components of the application and are designed so that applicants... Read more »

Jul 14, 2017

Fridays from the Frontline: A Wharton MBA Techie Shares Six Strategies for Recruiting

Recent Wharton/Lauder graduate Victoria Cheng left Philadelphia for Hangzhou, China, where she’ll complete a one-year rotational program at e-commerce giant Alibaba. She came to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School MBA program and Lauder Institute East Asia program with the goal of working in China upon graduation. But that doesn’t... Read more »

Jul 14, 2017

Kellogg Admissions Director Dishes on Essay Questions, Application Volume, More

Mugs and glasses clinked all around and the smell of bacon and freshly brewed coffee was enough to awaken even the sleepiest of senses as Melissa Rapp, director of admissions for the full-time MBA and MSMS programs at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and I sat down to breakfast last... Read more »

Jun 16, 2017

H1-B Visas and MBAs, Take Two: Why Such a Big Deal Right Now? Which Employers Are Sponsoring?

Yesterday, we debuted the first in our series on H1-B visas with an examination of what the H1-B visa is and what the process involved to get one is like. Today, we’ll delve deeper to better understand why it’s become such a hot topic right now as well as look... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017

Harvard Sets Out to Train Future Tech Leaders with Debut of New Joint MBA/MS in Engineering Degree

Harvard University today becomes the latest to throw down the gauntlet in the quest to provide preeminent leadership to the ever-growing tech sector—announcing the launch of a new joint master’s degree (MS/MBA) program between Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences... Read more »

May 12, 2017

Fridays from the Frontline: 5 Things I Learned About Succeeding in Silicon Valley as a Woman

Today’s post comes to us from Nancy Hoque, an evening & weekend MBA student at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. A former solutions architect designing mission-critical communications for the U.S. military, Hoque is also founder of a modest scarf fashion startup for Muslim women. At Haas, she’s played an active... Read more »

May 12, 2017

Wharton’s Mother’s Day Graduation Is Both Fitting and Bittersweet for One MBA Mom

That graduation for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School MBA Class of 2017 falls on Mother’s Day could not be more poignant for impending graduate Divinity Matovu. Her path to business school—and her journey while there—has been indelibly marked both by her own mother and by being a mother herself.... Read more »

May 9, 2017

NYU Stern Launches Two New One-Year MBAs: Tech and Fashion & Luxury

INSEAD, watch out. New York University Stern School of Business is getting into the one-year MBA game—and leveraging its New York City location in a major way. Stern announced yesterday that it will launch two new May-to-May MBA programs, one in tech and a second in fashion and luxury. In... Read more »

May 1, 2017

To Pre-MBA Boot Camp or Not? How to Spend Your Summer Before Business School 

It used to be that you got into business school, gave notice at your job, maybe spent some time backpacking through some faraway part of the world, and then showed up on campus ready to start your next chapter. Today, though, recruiters who are eager to meet with promising members... Read more »

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