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Jul 27, 2015

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CMU’s Tepper School Appoints New MBA Program Head

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently appointed a new head of its MBA program, the school announced last week. Kathryn (Kate) Barraclough comes to Tepper from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where she served as director of the school’s Masters in Finance program while also teaching a range of finance courses. “Kate Barraclough brings an impressive and broad background, ranging from academia to financial services,” Tepper Schoo... Read more »

Jul 25, 2015

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GMAC Debuts Interactive Post-MBA Salary Estimator

Especially given the price tag that accompanies obtaining an MBA from a leading business school, it would be foolhardy for prospective applicants not to give careful consideration to the degree’s return on investment (ROI). This, of course, will depend on the career you pursue after graduation and the salary you are able to command in that role. Turns out you’re in luck. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which administers the GMAT entrance exam, has created a new tool designed to... Read more »

Jul 22, 2015

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Darden’s Dean Is Bullish on School’s Future as He Prepares to Depart

We had the distinct pleasure of speaking recently with Bob Bruner, who for the past 10 years has served as dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He will step down at the end of this month, when Scott Beardsley becomes the ninth dean of the school. In the wide-ranging interview that follows, Dean Bruner reflects on his time at Darden, the strengths his successor will bring in his role as Darden’s dean, the state of graduate management education and why he is o... Read more »

Jul 21, 2015

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Citi CIO Debby Hopkins Named Haas’ Newest Executive Fellow

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source metromba.com.  The Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley recently named Citi Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) Debby Hopkins as Haas’ newest executive fellow. Hopkins, who is also CEO of Citi Ventures, is returning to Haas in this new role after speaking as part of the Haas Dean’s Speaker Series in 2012. “Debby is a trailblazer, continuing to question the status quo in her industry,” Haas Dean Rich... Read more »

Jul 20, 2015

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New Associate Dean to Spearhead Growing Entrepreneurship at Yale SOM

As a reflection of the growing importance of entrepreneurship at the Yale School of Management (SOM), the director of the school’s entrepreneurship initiatives has been appointed associate dean, the school announced earlier this month. Kyle Jensen joined Yale SOM last year as the inaugural Shanna and Eric Bass ’05 Director of Entrepreneurship. Under his leadership, the school’s Program on Entrepreneurship added seven new entrepreneurship courses last year, drawing students from the entire univer... Read more »

Jul 14, 2015

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Admissions Director Offers Advice on Kellogg’s New Essay Questions

We caught up with Director of Admissions Beth Tidmarsh late last week to discuss the new essay questions posted by the Kellogg School of Mangement on July 8th. Though the wording and order of the questions has changed slightly this year, applicants are asked, like last year, to respond to two required prompts and given 900 words in which to provide their answers. As in past years, applicants also have the opportunity to respond to an additional optional essay with no word limit. Leadership and c... Read more »

Jul 13, 2015

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Entrepreneurship at Ross Gets Major Boost with $60 Million Alumni Gift

A generous new pledge from longstanding benefactors to the University of Michigan will supercharge entrepreneurship studies at the Ross School of Business, the school announced today. The $60 million gift, from the Zell Family Foundation, will provide endowed support for the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. The institute was originally established in 1999 with a $10 million gift from the Zell Family Foundation and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Family Foundatio... Read more »

Jul 11, 2015

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UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Helps Kick Start Vets

This post has been reproduced in its entirety from its original source metromba.com. On Saturday, July 11th, a group of disabled veterans will use their military abilities of resilience, focus and leadership to learn the basics of business ownership at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at UCLA Anderson. The event, co-hosted by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial... Read more »

Jul 9, 2015

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New HEC Paris Dean Appointed to Succeed Outgoing Bernard Ramanantsoa

Leading French business school HEC Paris yesterday announced a new dean to succeed Bernard Ramanantsoa, who steps down at the end of August after 20 years in the role. Respected researcher and professor Peter Todd will take Ramanantsoa’s place beginning September 1st, serving as the school’s first-ever non-French dean. The Canadian-born Todd, an expert in the fields of innovation management and information technologies, also brings significant experience managing MBA programs. Until 2014, he ser... Read more »

Jul 8, 2015

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Harvard Business School Case Method Video Slated for Makeover

If you’ve looked at the new essay prompt for Harvard Business School (HBS) this year, you may have noticed that applicants are encouraged to view a video before starting to write. If you hadn’t noticed, you’re welcome. HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold is passionate about applicants watching this video, which brings to life the signature HBS case method. “I am a nut about that,” she confesses. “If I could require that applicants watch it, I would.” The case method... Read more »

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