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MBA News Roundup: Conquering Quant Fears, Annual Wharton Venture Award, and Reinventing Management

Posted in Test Prep on May 11, 2011 by

Welcome to another installment of Knewton’s MBA News Round-up! This week, check out articles on conquering quant fears, the annual Wharton Venture Award, “soft” skills in business school, and Fortune 100 CEOs when they were MBA students.

1. Conquering the Fear of Quant

“Artsy” and non-traditional applicants should check out this personal essay about meeting one’s quant fears head-on in b-school.

2. Rejecting Wall Street, MBAs turn to Entrepreneurship

Graduates from the HBS class of 2010 started 30 to 40 businesses last year, a 50 percent increase from 2009. Check out this analysis of the trend.

3. Winners of the annual Wharton Venture Award

Last week, we took a look at the winners of the HBS Business Plan Contest. This week, check out winners of the annual Wharton Venture Award.

4. MBAs Aim to Reinvent Management

Are “hackathons” about to become the next big thing in management? (Here are Knewton, we love “hack” day…)

5. Soft Skills and “Feelings” in Business School

New courses in business school are teaching students how to be great leaders and managers on top of great number crunchers.

6. Fortune 100 CEOs When They Were MBA Students

What were Jeff Immelt (CEO of GE), Jamie Dimon (CEO of J.P Morgan), and others like as MBA students? Just as anxious, “overwhelmed,” and “broke” as students today.