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Fortune Introduces New MBA Ranking

There’s a new MBA ranking in town.  This week, Fortune released its inaugural ranking of best MBA programs. The ranking focuses on full-time MBA programs in the United States and follows a ranking of online MBA programs from Fortune earlier this year. Fortune’s new ranking of traditional MBA programs features many of the usual suspects…

HBS Names Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

The first person to hold Harvard Business School’s newly created position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer will be Terrill L. Drake, the school has announced. Drake will lead the school’s efforts toward diversity, equity and inclusion, which will include implementing the school’s Action Plan for Racial Equity, released last October. He is the first…

NYU Stern Applicants Can Waive GMAT for Another Year

Life at US business schools may be gradually moving back toward normal, with plans underway for in-person classes this fall. But one pandemic-era change will be around for at least another year: the option to forego standardized tests like the GMAT.  New York University’s Stern School of Business recently released details for its 2021-2022 cycle…

Darden Adds Part-Time MBA in DC Area

There’s a new part-time MBA in town. And by “town,” I mean the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has announced the creation of a new part-time MBA to be offered at its UVA Darden DC Metro campus in Arlington, Virginia.  The program is targeted to working professionals who want…

Oxford Saïd Announces Winners of Global Opportunities and Threats Summit

A group of five MBA students calling themselves “Team Drastic Plastic” have won the Global Opportunities and Threats: Oxford (GOTO) Summit held by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Every year, GOTO challenges all Saïd MBA students to work in teams and envision business solutions to problems that have global significance.  In previous years, themes of…

Harvard Business School Names New Cohort of Blavatnik Fellows

Photo credits: Harvard Business School Newsroom Harvard Business School has selected a new group of HBS alumni and Harvard postdocs whose life science ventures will get a funding boost through the school’s Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship. Besides funds and space to work, the five Blavatnik Fellows named for 2021-2022 will have access to…

HBS Announces Winners of Dean’s Award

Photo credits: https://www.hbs.edu/news/releases/Pages/deans-award-2021.aspx It’s commencement season, which means it’s also the season for many top B-schools to recognize their students’ outstanding accomplishments. Harvard Business School, for example, has named seven recipients of its Dean’s Award for Service to the School and Society.  The award highlights students who have had some kind of exceptional impact on…

Wharton Gets $5 Million Bitcoin Donation

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is no stranger to hefty donations, having recently reached its goal of raising a cool $1 billion. In May, though, the school hit a new fundraising milestone: receiving its largest-ever gift in the form of cryptocurrency Bitcoin.  The school has announced a $5 million donation given in bitcoin, with…

Washington Olin Launches Online MBA

Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis may be best known for its full-time MBA, which Poets & Quants named the top MBA program for entrepreneurs in 2020.  Now, though, Olin is adding an online MBA option into its B-school mix. The school has announced that it will launch an online MBA with…