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MBA News Roundup: Application Tips From Top Admissions Officers, Greed at HBS, and Teaching Philanthropy

Posted in Teacher Tools on August 22, 2011 by

Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Roundup! This week, check out articles on application tips for elite programs, why some students are unhappy with the curriculum changes at HBS, and how classes devoted to philanthropy are sparking conversation and innovation at b-schools.

1. MBA Admissions Tips From the Pros

Admissions officers from the top MBA programs lend some on-the-ground commentary of what makes an application shine.

2. MBA Advice I Wish I’d Known

A crowd-sourced compendium of what-you-should-knows from the MBA trenches.

3. Three MBA Pitfalls You May Not Have Thought Of

In case you’re tired of obsessing about normal business school-related concerns, The Globe covers some more obscure potential hazards.

4. Why Greed Is Still Incubated at Harvard Business School

HBS has made some noise about reforming its culture, but some students aren’t pleased with the move towards corporate beneficence.

5. Philanthropy Gains Eager Followers at Business Schools

An academic approach towards charity sparks interest and inspiration at some forward-paying b-schools.