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MBA News Roundup: HBS Extreme Makeover, Wharton’s San Francisco Campus, and the Fresh Out of College MBA

Posted in Test Prep on July 5, 2011 by

Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Round-up! This week, check out articles on Harvard Business School’s extreme makeover, Wharton’s new San Francisco campus, the fresh out of college MBA, and what bankers can learn from stand-up comedians.

1.Harvard Business School’s Extreme Makeover

Within 12 months of assuming his role as dean of one of the world’s most powerful business schools, Nitin Nohria has made some surprising appointments, revised the academic curriculum (and the school’s famed emphasis on case-method instruction), and in the process, made an exceptional institution even more exceptional.

2. Wharton’s New San Francisco Campus

Check out a photo slide-show of the gorgeous new campus, replete with palm trees and views of the Golden Gate Bridge…

3. The Fresh Out of College MBA

For students who want their MBA right away, programs like the “Silver Scholars” at the Yale School of Management and the “Momentum Program” at Xavier University offer splendid opportunities for younger students to jump-start their business careers. Acceptance rates are phenomenally low, with as few as a handful accepted out of several hundred applicants.

4. Gang of 5 MBA Schools Address Societal Agenda

Representative b-schools from China, Japan, France, Germany, and the US assemble together to discuss the intersection of business and social issues.

5. 5 Tips for Surviving Business School as a Significant Other

Intending to brave business school with a partner by your side? Check out these tips for keeping your relationship healthy in the midst of coursework, recruiting, and those daunting tuition bills.

6. What Investment Bankers Can Learn from Stand-up Comedians

This poignant personal story illuminates some surprising lessons for aspiring bankers.

7. Record Percentage of Women to Enter HBS

39% of the 918 students to enter HBS this year will be women. How does this reflect the efforts of the admissions committee in recent years?