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Ross Adds STEM Track to MBA Program

For B-school applicants looking to give their education a strong quantitative twist, University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has announced a new full-time MBA STEM track. The school says that it expects the STEM track to be a good fit for students looking to move into roles making heavy use of quantitative skills, such…

US News Releases 2020 Online MBA Program Ranking

It’s a new year, and a new round of MBA rankings to come out. As usual, the first major MBA ranking to hit the press is US News’s ranking of online MBA programs. The ranking of online MBA programs is interesting not just because it deals with the most modern way of obtaining an MBA…

New Professorship Brings Vivian Riefberg to Darden

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has announced that Vivian Riefberg, currently a senior partner at McKinsey, will be the first person to hold the school’s newly created David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professorship. Riefberg, who will join Darden as a professor of practice, works frequently with government organizations at McKinsey, especially on…

GMAC CEO Gives Thoughts on MBA Application Trends in P&Q Interview

Between administering the GMAT and performing annual surveys of B-schools, alumni, recruiters and applicants, it’s safe to say that GMAC is an organization with a finger on the pulse of the MBA market. Recently, the CEO of that organization, Sangeet Chowfla sat down for an interview with Poets & Quants, giving his thoughts on current…

INSEAD Announces Campus in San Francisco

INSEAD calls itself the “business school of the world,” and backs that title up with three campuses on different continents, in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. Now the school is adding a fourth. INSEAD’s new “San Francisco Hub for Business Innovation,” slated to open in February 2020, will give the European school a presence in…

Haas Releases Another Tech-Heavy Employment Report

About one in three graduates from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business head for the tech sector, according to the school’s 2019 employment report. Haas’s 2018 report was already notable for the proportion of graduates going into tech, but that percentage has continued to inch up, to 33 percent. No doubt that figure is thanks…

Yale SOM Gets $100 Million for Public Education Leadership Programs

Yale School of Management has received a whopping $100 million gift that will go toward establishing education and research programs related to public education leadership. The gift, which is the largest in the school’s history, comes from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. That Foundation has supplied hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to…

Wharton Launches Sports Business Program With Emphasis on Analytics

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has announced a spicy new sports analytics initiative. Spicy because, as the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, the program will be known by the acronym “WSABI.” WSABI grows out of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, WSBI, which dates back to 2008. The addition of an “A” to that…

Darden Receives $3 Million for Military Scholarship Fund

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business announced this week a $3 million donation that will go toward a new set of scholarships for military students. The donation comes from Darden board member Thomas Watjen, a Class of ‘81 alum, and his wife Nanette. Thanks to the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund, Watjen’s donation…