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UV Darden Offers Free Online Course on Smart Biz Growth

By - Sep 24, 12:07 PM   Comments [0]

Come January, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection will be able to take advantage of Darden School of Business's first "massive open online course", or MOOC, called "Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses." Last month, the school announced the upcoming course, which...

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Vanderbilt Owen Appoints New MBA Admissions Director

By - Sep 13, 12:33 PM   Comments [0]

Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management has named Christie St-John as its new Director of Admissions, effective Oct. 1, 2012. St-John returns to Vanderbilt from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she has served as Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Recruiting...

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$155M New Business Center Coming to UT McCombs School of Business

By - Sep 13, 12:30 PM   Comments [0]

The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business recently announced its plans to build a new, $155 million Graduate Business Education Center slated to open in early 2017. The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the proposal, which also includes renovations to...

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Columbia Business School Appoints New Assistant Dean of Admissions

By - Sep 13, 12:12 PM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School recently announced the appointment of Amanda Carlson as assistant dean of admissions, where she will oversee the admissions department of the MBA and Executive MBA programs at the school. Carlson follows former assistant dean of admissions Mary Miller, who is now program...

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Columbia Business School Receives $25M Anonymous Gift

By - Sep 6, 11:49 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School announced Wednesday that a donor who wishes to remain anonymous has pledged a gift of $25 million to the school. This is one of the largest gifts ever made to Columbia Business School, which plans to allocate $23.25 million to support the construction...

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Online Prep Courses Strengthen Business Acumen

By - Sep 6, 11:45 AM   Comments [0]

MBA IQ and the Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM) develop business acumen certifications and assessments, and we were so wowed by these programs that we wanted to share them with our blog readers and clients. These tools are designed to enhance your knowledge of...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Aug 31, 12:18 PM   Comments [0]

Welcome back to another edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, where we share the latest and greatest from the MBA blogosphere. This week, our Buzz contributors share essay writing advice for current applicants, divulge tips gleaned from an informational interview,  apply runner's techniques to b-school,...

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Best MBA Programs for Hispanic Students

By - Aug 31, 12:15 PM   Comments [0]

While English may still be the language that dominates the business world, Spanish is the second-most widely spoken native language worldwide after Mandarin Chinese. But getting Hispanic applicants to the table isn't easy, as representation on campus and outreach efforts vary widely. Earlier this week, Hispanic...

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Columbia Appoints Indian Healthcare Expert to Executive in Residence Program

By - Aug 31, 12:12 PM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School has appointed Surya N. Mohapatra, former chairman and chief executive officer of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, as its newest Executive in Residence.  With more than 30 years of broad experience in the health care industry, including cardiovascular research, diagnostic imaging, and diagnostic testing,...

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Highlight Extracurriculars in Your MBA Application

By - Aug 27, 14:36 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com Many MBA applicants fear they don't have enough or the right type of extracurricular activities and community service to impress b-school admissions committees. Business schools do not assess candidates' extracurricular activities based on a...

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