TransparentCareer: Consulting

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Source: TransparentCareer onsulting is a consistently one of the hottest industries for MBAs. Each year over 1 in three students from top schools such a Columbia, MIT, INSEAD, and Northwestern accept positions in consulting. An analysis of our 250,000+ data points offers a peek into the intriguing world of consulting. This is an industry of a few firms dominating the …

P&Q: Winning The $1 Million Hult Prize: The Ultimate Social Enterprise Challenge

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Source: Poets & Quants by John A. Byrne, 10.11.2016. he team was crestfallen. The four students — from the U.S., Kenya, India, and the Democratic Republic of Congo — had just pitched their idea for a social enterprise startup that fell flat. Competing against five other teams at Earlham College, a private liberal arts school in Indiana, the team had …

Stanford-bound Student Bags Prestegious Singapore Scholarship

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esterday, the Scholarship Foundation awarded the prestigious Patrick Turner scholarship to Michelle Bich-Ngoc Nguyen who will be embarking on her MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, this fall. The scholarship, named in the memory and honor of INSEAD entrepreneurship professor Patrick Turner, was awarded by Prof. Philip Anderson, the Academic Director of the INSEAD International Centre for Entrepreneurship, …

Business Because: P2P Lender Prodigy Finance Is Launching A $100,000 MBA Scholarship Fund

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Source: Business Because by Christian Robinson, 9th September 2016. Five talented international students at UK and US b-schools will receive $20,000 each rodigy Finance, a pioneering provider of international student loans, has today announced its inaugural scholarship program for international students at British and American business schools. Having operated since 2007, the crowdfunding platform has lent more than $140 million …

Forbes: How To Ace (Or Fail) Your MBA Video Essay

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Source: Forbes by Matt Symonds, September 1, 2016. mile! You’re on camera — a video camera, now integral to our lives. Video Conferencing applications have gone from nouns to verbs. Most of us Skype, Google Hangout, or FaceTime friends and relatives both near and far. Web conferencing solutions like GoToMeeting and Vydio have become a regular part of our working …

Understanding Power Dynamics Will Make You More Persuasive

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Source: Kellogg Insight Aug 1, 2016 How powerful you feel affects the messages you convey—and the ones you want to hear. Based on the research of David Dubois, Derek D. Rucker and Adam D. Galinsky ersuasion is a fundamental component of communication, whether between brands and consumers, within organizations, or in everyday discussions. So how can you be more persuasive? …

Financial Times: Insead’s €5,200 summer school for teenagers

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Source: Financial Times by Adam Jones, July 25, 2016. The elite French MBA provider is teaching the basics of business to those aged between 15 and 17 Business school students are notorious for pulling all-nighters to meet work deadlines. That ought not to be the case with a group arriving this month for a €5,200 course at Insead, the elite …

DealStreetAsia: INSEAD endorses launch of alumni-focused INSEADERS incubator in Singapore

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Source: DealStreetAsia by Shiwen Yap, May 23, 2016 nternational graduate business school INSEAD is endorsing the launch a new global incubator in Singapore called INSEADERS, created by INSEAD alumni to support INSEAD students and alumni in growing their business ventures with aid from its global network. Launched by co-founders Rani Saad and Micheal Collins, according to its website, the story …

Financial Times: University of the People offers MBA with no tuition charge

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Source: Financial Times by Gonzalo Viña, March 15th, 2016. Online programme requires only assessment fees with a total cost of $2,400 n a world of rising tuition fees and mounting student debt, California’s University of the People has started offering an ultra low-cost MBA, it said on Tuesday. The online programme — open to 100 applicants in its first term …

Financial Times: Scholarships up the ante in fight for top MBA students

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Source: Financial Times by Jonathan Moules, February 7, 2016. Financial aid is increasingly a carrot to lure promising talent, rather than just extending access atida Ndlovu has been lucky twice over in her education. First, as a teenager, she emigrated from Zimbabwe, which at the time was plagued by economic undertainty and instability, to Germany, where she completed her undergraduate …

Financial Times: MBA graduates’ love affair with consultancy endures

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Source Financial Times by Ian Wylie, January 31, 2016 How do the ‘big three’ firms influence elite schools? oogle, Facebook and Amazon might grab more of the headlines, but consulting firms are still snapping up the most students at top business schools as they remain the largest recruiters, according to the latest MBA placement statistics. Amid a surge of interest …

Economist: Why some business schools are deciding to “deglobalise”

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Source: The Economist by C.S-W., Dec. 21st, 2015 UZZWORDS abound in both business and management education, and no word has been buzzier in the recent past than “internationalisation” and its synonyms. Load up a business school’s website or flick through its marketing brochure and you will find pages of text spattered with keywords designed to attract the eye of a …

Financial Times: Beyond Banking – popularity of industry plummets among MBAs

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Source: Financial Times by Laura Noonan in London and Ben McLannahan in New York Nov 11, 2015 Graduates from the world’s top 10 business schools are 40 per cent less likely to choose a career in banking than they were before the multibillion-dollar losses, trading scandals and shrinking pay packets of the last few years. An analysis by the Financial …

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 …