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Archive for March 2014

Dinged at HBS? It Could Be the Beginning of a Great Story

This is never a fun post to write. Each year, so many well-qualified students receive rejection letters from schools like Harvard Business School, which just released its Round Two decisions. It hurts and it’s hard to understand. But, though you may feel down at the moment, you are not out. It’s time to marshal your…

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The Troubling Subtext of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” Campaign

This month – March – is Women’s History Month, and this year has already been marked by more candid conversations about women in business. Harvard Business School’s Dean Nohria began the year with a blunt admission that the school had not treated its female students fairly, and a promise to do better. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg,…

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You messed up… are your MBA dreams done?

You’ve probably heard about Mathew Martoma, a convicted inside trader whose Stanford MBA was revoked when the school learned that he had lied on his MBA application. Martoma’s was a lie of omission- he had been expelled from Harvard Law School, and had conveniently failed to mention that fact when pleading his case to Stanford…

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Study Reveals Impressive MBA Presence in World’s Top C-Suites

If you are aiming for the C-suite, new research confirms that an impressive MBA could be your ticket for scaling that corporate ladder. According to a report released by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Spain’s IE Business School, more than 40 percent of executives within Fortune 100 companies hold an MBA degree from…

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