What Warren Buffett Tells MBA Students

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Source: University of Maryland by David Kass, 11.20.2016. Warren Buffett’s Meeting with University of Maryland MBA/MS Students – November 18, 2016 (Notes primarily taken by Professor David Kass, Department of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Additional notes taken by Beija Fu, Yanting Ma, and Shiyue Wu were also included.) Warren Buffett (WB) (age 86) met …

P&Q: Yale SOM, Sequoia Capital China Team Up

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Source: Poets & Quants by Naomi Nishihara, 10.24.2016. The Yale School of Management and Sequoia Capital China, a VC/PE firm, are hoping to groom the next generation of global business leaders. This month they launched a new leadership program for entrepreneurs in China. The one-year program, called the Yale SOM Sequoia Capital China Leadership Program, will aim to provide insights …

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 …

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

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Source: Forbes by Matt Symonds, September 1, 2016. Smile! 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 …

Yale Recommendation Questions 2016-2017

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Yale University – School of Management Full-time MBA program – LOR Prompts The application requires two professional recommendations, one of which should ideally come from your most recent supervisor. Please select recommenders who know you well and can speak to your strengths. Do not choose recommenders simply because they are in high-level executive positions at your company. Please provide a …

Yale Essay Questions 2015-2016

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Yale University – School of Management Full-time MBA program – Application essays Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (Maximum 500 words) VIDEO ESSAY The purpose of the video interview is to distinguish between polish and professionalism. The brief, spontaneous nature of the video essays forces applicants to forgo polish in favor of quick thinking and concise, forthright answers. …

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 Matida 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? Google, 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 …

Bloomberg: Why Consulting Is a Revolving Door for MBAs

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Source: Bloomberg Business by Sarah Grant Nov 20, 2015 Of all the industries MBAs could end up in, the largest single chunk of them flock to one: consulting. But Bloomberg data show that they’re not likely to stick with it. Even though consulting is the most popular of the three industries that claimed the majority of business school graduates this …

Harvard Business School finally ranks #1

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For 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 …

Wall Street Journal: Why More People Want an M.B.A.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal by Lindsay Gellman Sep 30, 2015 Business-school admissions officers are staying busy. The number of applicants seeking admission to M.B.A. programs grew at 57% of schools world-wide offering full-time, two-year programs, according to the latest data from the Graduate Management Admission Council, which tracks business-school data. And, after years in which international students drove growth, …