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    The Art of the Ding

    Regardless of what you’re trying for, how little you think you care, rejection always hurts. So when MBA on-campus recruiting hands it to you in rapid succession and en masse, you’d think that we’d be somewhat steeled for it … and that firms would have some kind of consistent ding delivery mechanism. But you’d be […]

    / Mar 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Dealbreaker’s Business School Correspondent Learns A Lesson In Compelling Correspondence

    Dealbreaker’s Business School Bureau Chief is a full-time MBA student at Chicago Booth. Upon graduation, she plans to go back into the same industry and job function as she held before school, and as a result, some observers have questioned the need for her business school education. Though there are occasional moments when she, too, […]

    / Feb 7, 2012 at 3:20 PM
  • business school, News

    “Students Prefer Larger Postschool Wages But Dislike Studying”

    That’s how two Wharton professors, Daniel Gottlieb and Kent Smetters, model their students in a recent paper that tries to explain why so many business schools have policies – typically adopted by student vote – that prevent students from disclosing their grades to employers. Seems reasonable! We construct a model with students, schools, and employers. […]

    / Oct 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Stern B-School Students Offered Second Chance At Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

    Having said that, the chance to soak up the market moving insight of a one Professor $Honey will not last.

    / Sep 16, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    The Boom In B-School Applications

    If you’re thinking that now might be a good time to get off Wall Street and lay low by applying to business school, you aren’t alone. Applications to business schools are booming. “It’s the second-largest year-over-year surge in applications to full-time programs since 2002, and the highest level of increase in five years,” Business Week […]

    / Aug 27, 2008 at 4:48 PM
  • business school, continuing education

    In Other News, You, Non-Cheater, With The Good But Not Great GMAT Score, Might Be Getting Into HBS This Year!

    I’ve got some upsetting news to share: a bunch of white collar criminals in-training have suffered a serious setback, their dreams of one day ripping off other people for sport and possibly–if cards were played correctly– serving time, shattered to pieces.

    / Jun 26, 2008 at 11:26 AM
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    This Is The First In A Series Of Anti-Knowledge Initiatives That Will Culminate In Hiring First Years Who Can’t Read

    Morgan Stanley is said to be cutting back on its b-school tuition reimbursement, from 100 percent to 10k a year. “Sucks for those of us working through 10k/quarter part-time programs,” said our tipster who just wants to learn, damn it. “This sets me back 50k or so. There goes the last of my loyalty to […]

    / Jun 24, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    Wharton Ethics Maven Shuffles Off His Mortal Coil

    The Wharton School announced the death of Thomas Dunfee, former Vice-Dean of the school’s undergraduate division, in an email to students yesterday. Dunfee, a professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics division, worked for 34 years at the school. R.I.P. Tom. (Here’s a link to the memorial site Wharton set up for him.) So […]

    / Jun 12, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    Wharton Grad Gone Bad

    The story about Wharton graduate Edward Anderton and his 22 year old girlfriend Jocelyn Kirsch is, as far as we can tell, mostly about the hotness of Kirsch. We think that it’s possible that both were arrested last week for identity theft but it’s hard to tell because the newspapers keep running pictures of Jocelyn […]

    / Dec 5, 2007 at 11:09 AM
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    John Fitzgerald Page, Who (Allegedly) Graduated From Wharton But Refuses To Give The School Any Money, Wants To Say Something

    So John Fitzgerald, who’s getting really sick and tired of engaging in actual auto-fellatio (rough on the lower back), engages in some prose auto-f today, on his website. The topic? Online dating. He’s an expert, you know. “Let me give you a tip about internet dating,” Johnny says. Please do! “Men lie…women lie.” Let us […]

    / Oct 12, 2007 at 2:13 PM
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    We Will Never Trust Another Human Being Again

    RE: John Fitzgerald, whose yet-to-be announced vasectomy will be the one good thing he’s ever done for humanity: For what it’s worth, I looked up John Fitzgerald in Wharton’s alumni database and there’s nobody in it that fits his description. How in god’s name will he convince women to keep not having sex with him […]

    / Oct 11, 2007 at 4:21 PM
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    The Clothes Make You Smarter

    The Illinois State University College of Business is implementing a dress code that will eliminate the schleppiness of T-shirts, sweats, jeans, hoodies, life-partner-beaters, baby-tees, pleather vests, banana hammocks, juicy couture and cargo thongs found in most college classrooms these days. ISU is going strictly business casual (the range of which is pictured), instead of student-chic. […]

    / Aug 27, 2007 at 4:06 PM
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    The Softer Side of Wharton?

    Thomas Robertson was named the new dean of Wharton late last week. Some details on the marketing man, myth and legend, from the Penn press release: Robertson, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Marketing at Emory, is an expert in marketing strategy and innovation with extensive international experience in higher education and the business community. […]

    / Jun 25, 2007 at 11:59 AM
  • business school, Harvard

    Famous Harvard Rejects

    Believe it or not, there are a bunch of prominent businesspeople who did not go to Harvard. Some of these people were even rejected, according to the most recent feature in 02138 Magazine. Here’s a profile of the famous Harvard rejects in business: Warren Buffet – Since Warren Buffet grew up before college was invented, […]

    / Jun 11, 2007 at 4:33 PM
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    ‘Playing on a Bad Basketball Team May Be the Ticket To an M.B.A.’

    Q: My son is a freshman and a competitive athlete at a top Division III university. But the school’s basketball team has lost every game this season, and he wants to transfer out. He is interested in business and expects to get his M.B.A. He wants to know if it will negatively affect his chances […]

    / Jun 5, 2007 at 11:41 AM
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    Cheaters May Never Prosper. But If They Did, Where Would They Work?

    Fortune just published the results of its annual “Where do B-school students want to work?” poll and, not surprisingly, many of the respondents wouldn’t mind being employed by a company that let’s you play Guitar Hero on the job (Google) or one that doles out sizeable bonuses (Goldman). Many of the banks’ places on the […]

    / May 3, 2007 at 3:49 PM
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    The Unsurprising Failure of ‘Ethics’

    The headline and the lede sentence of Bloomberg’s coverage of the Duke cheating scandal make it clear that the chattering classes are reading this as an indictment of the much-touted ethics courses that proliferated in business schools following the business scandals of the turn of the century. “Duke Cheating Probe Shows Failure of Post-Enron Ethics […]

    / May 1, 2007 at 11:09 AM
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    Business School Students: Still More Crooked Than Anyone Else

    Thirty-four first-year MBA students at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business have been disciplined for cheating, the school disclosed yesterday. Nine may be expelled, while the others face a year suspension. The names of the students involved aren’t being released due to federal student privacy restrictions. As Bloomberg points out, business schools students are the […]

    / May 1, 2007 at 8:57 AM
  • business school, HBS

    DeVry Was Robbed

    The Post reports that U.S. News and & World has been raked over the coals for accidentally swapping two plebian grad schools in place of two prestigious ones in its most recent graduate school Top 10 list. Where Carnegie Mellon and the University of Texas at Austin should have been, Mort Zuckerman’s previously esteemed publication […]

    / Apr 5, 2007 at 11:49 AM
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    Is Private Equity Over?

    Remember when somebody proposed that we could predict a market downturn by the percentage of Harvard Business School graduates heading toward law school? Well, we passed that marker last year and things still seem to be humming away. So is the HBS business cycle broken? Or has it changed? Sure lots of HBS’s class of […]

    / Feb 16, 2007 at 8:57 AM
  • business school, sex

    LSE Leaves Its Mark On Monica Lewinsky

    The English have a strange thing for Monica Lewinsky, and vice-versa. Maybe it’s just that they’ve got their own sex scandals to worry about, scandals involving genuine royals, and can’t be bothered to worry about whether the president of the United States was messing around with a White House interns. We actually ran into Monica […]

    / Dec 21, 2006 at 10:01 AM
  • business school, video

    Business School Croc Hunter

    More animal spirits of the free market, crocodile hunter style from Columbia Business School. Apparently it is now officially not too early.

    / Dec 15, 2006 at 9:29 AM
  • analysis, business school, Harvard Business School

    HBS Grads Flock To Wall Street, Ruin Market

    Okay. Fine. That’s probably not the way the Harvard Business School market signaling metric described below works at all. But we still kind of like the idea of too many HBS graduates getting a little to aggressive with those pitchbooks and tanking the market. Everyone has his own method of timing the market. When Joseph […]

    / Nov 9, 2006 at 11:01 AM
  • business school, Enron, HBS, Jeff Skilling

    Enron: Blame Harvard?

    Corrupting the young was one of the charges that got Socrates served hemlock. A day after Jeff Skilling received a 24 year sentence for his role in the destruction of Enron, Peter Cohan asks whether or not Harvard—Skilling was a Harvard Business School graduate—should bear some responsibility for its students misdeeds. And it’s not just […]

    / Oct 24, 2006 at 2:26 PM
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    More B-School Rankings

    Princeton Review’s rankings of business schools are out. PR ranks biz schools in a variety of different ways, from “best overall academic experience” to “most family friendly.” Of course, we’re going to give you the first one we checked—“Best Career Prospects.” 1 Stanford University 2 University of Chicago 3 University of California—Berkeley 4 University of […]

    / Oct 3, 2006 at 4:16 PM
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    School for Scoundrels

    We were so busy with Hewlett-Packard and Pirate Capital updates yesterday that we completely overlooked the USA Today story on ethics at Harvard Business School. Time was that teachers were held accountable for the ethics of their students. Think Socrates. There’s a serious question, however, about whether these ethics classes do any good. Lawyers have […]

    / Sep 29, 2006 at 12:31 PM
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    We Are The Champions

    Okay. Look. At some point you are going to get this guy’s resume. And you’ll totally have to hire him. Because, let’s face it, he is a champ.

    / Sep 29, 2006 at 11:02 AM
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    Better MBA Survey

    As we mentioned the other day, the Wall Street Journal has its business school rankings out this week. As usual, Michigan and Dartmouth are in the top slots. But then we started wondering: is this right? Or has the Journal’s methodology gone awry? We asked some business school friends but they all fall into three […]

    / Sep 22, 2006 at 10:27 AM

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