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The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is one of the top business schools that have embraced the trend toward big data. Now, the school has announced that it is bringing all its data initiatives together under one big program, Analytics at Wharton.

This move is being made with the support of an anonymous $15 million gift. The gift comes as part of Wharton’s More Than Ever fundraising campaign, which is now 77 percent of the way to its lofty goal: $1 billion.

Analytics was identified as one of five core areas of focus in the More Than…

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) has announced the winners in this year’s iteration of Startup Yale, a competition for student entrepreneurs featuring four prizes worth a total of $90,000.

Yale Startup unfolds over three days of live pitches and includes winners in four categories as well as audience choice awards.

For example, the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize is a $25,000 prize from the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, given to a business idea that promotes sustainable lifestyles.


Michigan will have to wait until next year to try their luck on the basketball court, but the good news is that they did come out on top in another arena: student entrepreneurship. This week, Michigan was named the winner of PitchBook’s 2019 VC Founders Bracket.

In this entrepreneurship-themed March bracket, PitchBook tallied how many venture-backed entrepreneurs each undergraduate program in the Division 1 Men’s Basketball tournament produced between 2006 and 2018. Michigan emerged victorious, with 712 VC-backed entrepreneurs.

Here’s the bad news for University of Michigan: in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament, the Wolverines were sidelined during the…

One of Harvard Business School’s biggest challenges goes well beyond the bounds of the school’s campus, according to the school’s dean. In an interview with the Harvard Crimson, Nitin Nohria highlighted a need for HBS to address society’s faith in capitalism itself. 

Nohria explained that “We – as a school that has often been associated with business, which is closely associated with capitalism – need to ask, ‘what can we do to make sure that society’s trust in capitalism remains strong and can be rebuilt?’” 

He added that he sees it as “really important for business to…

A constant question for business schools is how to evaluate “soft skills” that are hard to quantify but essential for future success.

Recently, Yale School of Management has been experimenting with a test of soft skills developed by Educational Testing Service, makers of the GRE. Since Round 2 of last admissions season, applicants to Yale SOM have taken the test without their results factoring into their admissions decisions.

Now, according to a recent article from Poets & Quants, Yale SOM plans to start using results on the test, known as the “Behavioral Assessment,” in its MBA admissions process.

Yale SOM’s managing director…

Yale School of Management has announced that, as of July 1, it will have a new dean: Kerwin Charles, currently teaching at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. 

Charles is an economist whose research has focused on labor markets. His papers explore topics such as how economic status carries across generations, income inequality, labor market discrimination, the effects of job loss, and conspicuous consumption. 

After getting a PhD from Cornell University, Charles became a faculty member at University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He subsequently moved to the University of Chicago’s Harris…

Students from University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business have taken home the first-place prize in UCLA’s Challenges in Energy Case Competition – and the second-place prize, for that matter.

The two teams, comprised of eight MBA students from Haas’s MBA Class of 2020, grabbed the top two spots in a competition with the theme “Pedal to the medal: Southern California’s transportation roadmap timed with the 2028 Olympics.” 

That refers to the fact that Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics. At the same time, the LA Cleantech Incubator has partnered with the city and local…

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is launching a new program focused on alternative investments, thanks to a $10 million gift from undergraduate alum Josh Harris and his wife Marjorie Harris. 

Harris’s gift establishes the Joshua J. Harris Alternative Investments Program, which will host events and create learning opportunities for Wharton students related to alternative investments.

The program has already announced the launch of its blockchain venture, which plans to sponsor a research series, a fireside chat series, a collaboration with Penn Blockchain, and a “Blockchain Working Group.”

Harris is a fitting namesake for the alternative investments…

In recent years, business schools have stepped up their efforts to build MBA classes that resemble the wider population in terms of racial and ethnic diversity. Of course, some schools have been more successful in this regard than others.

So how do B-schools in the United States stack up as far as representation of racial and ethnic minorities? Answering this question can be tricky because of differences in how schools report their data.

For example, some schools group all non-white students together while others specifically calculate the proportion of underrepresented minorities. How to count international versus U.S.-born students is…

Preparing for business school can be tricky.

Once you’re past your undergrad years, making a living and living your life tend to take up the vast majority of your time, with not a whole lot of down time to spare for GMAT studying, resume writing, and all of the other things you have to dedicate yourself to if you want to prepare a successful MBA application.

But if you truly want to be accepted into a top-tier business school, you’ll need to find (or more realistically, make) the time. Creating an effective MBA application package is far more labor-intensive…

For those on their way to business school, an MBA is the classic option, and for many it’s still the best option. But it’s not the only one.

Top business schools also offer a variety of master’s degrees. Some, like the Master in Management, are general management degrees while others, like the Master in Finance, target specific skills.

Recently, business master’s degrees have been on the uptrend. Many of these programs are shorter, cost less, require less work experience, and can provide a concentrated boost early in graduates’ careers. As the statistics show, different graduate business degrees tend to…

A good recommendation letter is a key part of an effective business school application package. Unfortunately, far too many applicants focus on entirely the wrong things. They don’t know who to ask to write them a recommendation letter, they don’t know when to ask, and they don’t know how to follow up.

The reality is, recommendation letters are extremely important. They give adcoms an outside perspective on your candidacy. Done well, they can reinforce your strengths and shore up your weaknesses.

So if you want a truly stellar MBA recommendation letter, you need to understand what the…

If you’re a mid-career professional looking to earn an MBA, there are lots of reasons to focus on MIT. The Sloan School of Management has an internationally recognized reputation for thought leadership in the world of business.

 It’s also a hub for innovation and technology, with a reputation that draws people with big ideas from around the world.

The school offers a standard 20-month Executive MBA program, with a schedule of classes meeting every third weekend and occasional week-long residential periods.

But if you’re looking for something different – if you’d prefer a more traditional, immersive MBA experience…

As a member of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions  Consultants, we work hard to ensure that we are providing you with the best help possible in your business school applications and decisions.

However, to do this – we need your feedback via this survey!

1.  You Represent The Applicant Class of 2015

Your applications and experience are unique to you and the time in which you are applying. We want to make sure we reflect that with our data.

2.   Your Answers Influence Our Work

At our annual conference for AIGAC in June, we discuss the outcome of these surveys….