Financial Times: MBA kicks British sportsman into US big league

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Source: Financial Times by Jonathan Moules, 11.28.2016. A former professional footballer from the UK now promotes soccer in America Jake Edwards soaks up the cool ocean breeze drifting through the window of the president’s office at the United Soccer League headquarters in Tampa, Florida. “It’s another day in paradise,” he coos. It is a long way from the muddy pitches …

P&Q: MBAs Switching Careers At Massive Rates

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Source: Poets & Quants by Nathan Allen, 10.26.2016. When Rob Schoder arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in July, he boasted a new, shiny MBA from an elite business school and a robust network, but only about a year or two of part-time startup experience. Despite not having much experience in a professional bubble saturated with top talent and …

Financial Times: Application essays: Sell your personal brand

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Source: Financial Times by Laura Melina Loeven, Nanyang Business School, 10.7.2016. When reflecting on my experience of writing application essays I immediately remember struggling to reach the word count. I only applied to one school, but thankfully my writing earned me a place on Nanyang Business School’s MBA programme. Though gambling on only one college gave me several sleepless nights. …

CNBC: Supermodel turned CEO Tyra Banks on how to reinvent your career

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Source: CNBC by Marguerite Ward, 4th October, 2016. Tyra Banks’ career is not easily summed up in one sentence — and that’s because she’s always had a desire to do new things. She is a supermodel, producer, Emmy Award-winning talk show host, CEO of TYRA Beauty and soon-to-be Stanford University MBA lecturer. “I’ve been obsessed with the white space my …

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, …

Huffington Post: What’s The Point Of A JD/MBA?

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Source: The Huffington Post by DJ Dorff and Ishan Puri, 10. Aug 2016. Enrolling in graduate school today usually means you have your eye on a certain profession, and doing more school is the best route you’ve identified to get you to where you want to go. If you want to be a doctor, you go to medical school. If …

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 …

Stanford Recommendation Questions 2016-2017

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Stanford University – Stanford Graduate School of Business Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts Stories about your behaviors, impact, and personal qualities told by others play an essential role in our evaluation of your application. Your letters of reference should provide specific examples and anecdotes that illustrate your ability and desire to make a difference in the world. Two letters …

Stanford Essay Questions 2016-2017

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Stanford University – Stanford Graduate School of Business Full-time MBA program – Application essays Your answers for both essay questions combined may not exceed 1,150 words. Suggested split: first essay 750 words, second essay 400 words. What matters most to you, and why? For this essay, we would like you to: Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.” Do …

Fortune: VCs May Not Be as Biased as You Think

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Source: Fortune by Jeremy Quittner July 14, 2016 New MIT research explores why women are less likely to get VC funding than men. Take a look at the most successful initial public offerings in recent years, and you’re likely to find precious few companies founded or led by women. That’s because only a minority of such firms ever get access …

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. Danielle 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 …

New York Times: No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted

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Source: The New York Times By Janet Morrissey, June 1, 2016. The business world is filled with starry-eyed entrepreneurs who hope that the blessings of angel investors and venture capitalists will transform their start-up dreams into companies with billion-dollar valuations. But some successful start-ups have been bucking the trend by growing and expanding without taking a dime from major outside …