P&Q: An MBA Will Make You Richer And Happier

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.21.2016. or those who maintain that money cannot buy happiness, MBAs from the country’s top business schools will beg to differ. New data released exclusively to Poets&Quants reveals that MBAs graduating from full-time programs at the top 50 U.S. schools are 58% happier in their first jobs post-MBA than their jobs right before …

P&Q: When Weed Becomes A Business School Case

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.13.2016. hen California residents cast their votes on November 8, they do so with the potential to unleash billions of dollars into the market. With Proposition 64, California joins four other states that may legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults this November. But for those in the industry, California’s massive untapped market …

Duke Essay Questions 2016-2017

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Duke University – Fuqua School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays What are your short-term goals, post-MBA? (Maximum 500 characters) What are your long-term goals? (Maximum 500 characters) Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals that you provided above …

Forbes: Don’t Wait For A Harvard MBA If You Want To Explore Your Career Options

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Source: Forbes by Matt Symonds, Jul 8, 2016 How do you measure the desirability of a business school? One of the best metrics is admission yield, the percent of applicants who choose to enroll in a particular program after having been offered admission. The Harvard Business School does particularly well by this measure, reporting a 91% yield for the MBA …

Fortune: Impact Investing Takes Hold on Business School Campuses

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Source: Fortune by Nathan Allen, June 28, 2016. The likes of Harvard and Wharton are teaching investing for both financial and social benefit. anielle Reed was already an impact investor when she stepped onto the campus of the University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business in 2013 — though her family didn’t know it. They thought she worked at a …

CNBC: 7 ways to get the most out of an MBA

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Source: CNBC by Katie Little, 12 May 2016. or Katia Beauchamp, attending business school wasn’t just a “pivotal moment,” it was also where the Birchbox CEO found her co-founder. The pair met while attending the same Harvard Business School class and later launched beauty start-up Birchbox, which has raised $71.9 million in funding to date. Beauchamp describes her time at …

Bloomberg: Silicon Valley May Want MBAs More Than Wall Street Does

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Source: Bloomberg by Natalie Kitroeff, Patrick Clark March 17, 2016. Never mind the trash talk. More tech companies are hiring MBAs. ayPal co-founder Peter Thiel said MBAs are predisposed to “herdlike thinking and behavior.” Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen dubbed them a contrarian indicator, saying “if they want to go into tech, that means a bubble is forming.” In a post …

What Tim Cook Taught his Duke MBA Professor 25 Years Later

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Source: Fuqua Business School by Bill Boulding Dec 10, 2015 ne of my favorite parts of leading a business school is the insight I gain from senior executives about work, life and leadership. I am fortunate to have conversations with some of the world’s most enterprising, thoughtful and innovative chief executive officers in business today. However, there is one such …

Fortune: MBA Applicants are Still Cheating on Essays

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Source: Fortune by Claire Groden Nov 19, 2015 Despite anti-cheating efforts, the cheating rate hasn’t changed. In the past few years, business schools have become increasingly attuned to plagiarism in application essays, and many now run applications through plagiarism-detection software. But according to MBA managing director Carrie Marcinkevage at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, the number of plagiarizing applicants …

Crossing the blood-brain barrier bags entrepreneur Duke startup prize

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Source: Duke University by Julie Arditti, November 2015. freen Allam was named the grand prize winner at last night’s 16th Annual Duke Startup Challenge Finale. Her company, Cromoz (doing business as SiNON), hopes to aid in neurological treatments through its development of a nanoparticle, the “Carbon Dot.” This nanoparticle allows drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier and improves drug-localization, which …

Harvard Business School finally ranks #1

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or the first time since BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs 27 years ago, Harvard Business School has been ranked number 1 by the influential ranking published today. HBS rose seven spots to grab the top spot. The ranking shuffle is the result of a methodology change, which the publication says “now focuses on what most people hope to get after …

Financial Times: Business school partnerships emerge as the dominant study model

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Source: Financial Times by Della Bradshaw, October 18, 2015. was talking recently to the former dean of a UK business school, who related a conversation between himself and one of the professors at the aforementioned institution. His biggest regret, he told the professor, was that while he was dean he could not convince the academics of the strength of his …