Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Startups

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Source: Transparent MBA This year more and more MBA grads are “sticking it to the man” and choosing startup firms over industry giants. While consulting jobs still attract many MBAs each year, the number of students with an interest in entrepreneurship is on the rise. Harvard reports that demand for entrepreneurship-related offerings increases by 20%-30% every year. Additionally, programs such …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Venture Capital

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Source: Transparent MBA Have you considered private equity or investment banking, but worry it won’t “scratch your entrepreneurial itch”? If you aren’t ready to start your own company just yet, working in venture capital may be the perfect way to combine your interests. While private equity or investment banking works with established and large firms, venture capital allows you to …

Transparent MBA: MBA Industry Guide: Investment Banking

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Source: Transparent MBA Investment banking has long been a coveted industry for emerging MBAs, but are the tides changing for these financial institutions? As interest in technology increases, MBA interest in investment banking is declining. The percent of MBA’s entering investment banking from schools such as Harvard and London Business School declined by nearly half between 2007 and 2013. Psychology …

New York Times: 650 Harvard Business School Women Assail Stephen Bannon

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Source: The New York Times 11.18.2016. To the Editor: Hatred for women — hatred for anyone — has no place in the White House. We are female graduates and current students of Harvard Business School. We represent a wide range of religions, ethnicities and professions. We are daughters, sisters and mothers; native-born Americans and immigrants; Republicans and Democrats. While we …

Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

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Source: Harvard Business Review by Mark Bonchek, 11.3.2016. Ever since the publication of Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline, 25 years ago, companies have sought to become “learning organizations” that continually transform themselves. In our era of digital disruption, this goal is more important than ever. But even the best companies still struggle to make real progress in this area. One …

You Don’t Need Big Data – You Need the Right Data

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Source: Harvard Business Review by Maxwell Wessel, 11.3.2016. The term “big data” is ubiquitous. With exabytes of information flowing across broadband pipes, companies compete to claim the biggest, most audacious data sets. And businesses of all varieties — old and new, industrial and digital, big and small — are getting into the game. Masses of social, weather, and government data …

P&Q: When Weed Becomes A Business School Case

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.13.2016. When 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 …

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. The 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 …

WSJ: Test Redos Give GMAT Scores a Lift

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Source: The Wall Street Jurnal by John Simons, Oct. 5, 2016. Higher test scores have intensified competition to M.B.A. programs Average scores on the most widely used business-school entrance exams are going up, but that doesn’t mean students are getting any smarter. Thanks in part to new rules that allow test-takers to cancel low scores and try the test again, …

Stanford-bound Student Bags Prestegious Singapore Scholarship

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Yesterday, 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: FINTECH: 6 MBA Start-Ups Disrupting Finance — From Blockchains To Artificial Intelligence

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Source: Business Because by Seb Murray, July 28th, 2016 Roster of the world’s top tier MBA graduates who’ve joined the fintech wave is growing Financial services are ripe for disruption. PwC, the consultancy, forecast last week that fintech start-ups could steal 20% of the banking market. And the roster of the world’s top tier business school graduates who’ve joined the …

Washington Post: ‘You do not represent us’: Wharton students and alums write to Trump

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Source: The Washington Post By Susan Svrluga, July 12. 2016. Thousands of students and alumni of the Wharton School have a message for alumnus Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee: You do not represent us. Trump often cites his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, as he did in a speech last summer, saying: “I’m really …

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 …

Financial Times: How to crowdfund your MBA

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Source: Financial Times by Janina Conboye, July 3, 2016. It has worked for some but it is not an easy route to funds Funding is a significant barrier for many who want to attend business school. Whether you need to raise the cash to cover some or all of your course and other costs, not everyone can rely on their …