Darden, Johns Hopkins Launch Dual Degree

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) have announced that they’re teaming up to offer a new dual-degree program.

The dual degree will combine Darden’s MBA and SAIS’s Master of Arts. Typically, each degree would require two years to complete, but under the new program both degrees can…

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Haas Wins Duke’s Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition

A team from University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has grabbed the $10,000 prize in the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition, hosted by the Duke MBA Energy Club at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

This year’s competition brought together 34 teams from several continents. UC Berkeley was represented by a PhD student, Isa…

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IMD Dean Talks About Admissions, Future in P&Q Interview

IMD dean Seán Meehan has sat down for an interview with Poets & Quants, sharing his perspective on MBA admissions and the future of IMD’s program.

In the last year, interest in IMD’s small but prestigious MBA program has spiked, with applications rising by 63 percent.

According to Meehan, that jump is thanks to last year’s Forbes ranking of

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Chicago is the place to be for an MBA, at least going by the Economist’s latest full-time MBA ranking. This year’s top two programs are both in the Chicago area. Overall, the top ten schools are: 

  1. University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  2. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  3. Harvard Business School

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Consulting is still the most popular industry for full-time MBA grads at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, but that increasingly appears to be changing. The school’s newly released 2018 employment report shows that 27 percent of grads headed for tech jobs this year, a record number.

That’s barely behind consulting at 30 percent, and it’s well ahead…

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The end of October is upon us, and Round 1 deadlines for pretty much all MBA programs have passed. Are you thinking about applying to business school in Round 2 – or wondering if you should even bother? 

It’s completely natural to feel intimidated by the idea of applying in Round 2. The competition is serious – there are more people…

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University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has published a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan, acknowledging a “disappointing decline in the number of African American students enrolled in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program.” 

This year, Haas enrolled just six black students in its 291-person MBA cohort. That’s down from 10 students out of 282 last year,…

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