The Best MBA Graduation Speakers For 2015

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North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

Date: May 16, 2015

Speaker: David Simmons, Chairman and CEO of PPD

Graduation Information: Kenan-Flagler MBA Graduation

Additional Note: Jason Kilar, Hulu Founding CEO (and 1993 UNC grad), will be speaking at the university commencement.



University of Wisconsin

Date: May 16, 2015

Speaker: Dean François Ortalo-Magné

Graduation Information: University of Wisconsin 2015 Commencement

Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin participates in the larger campus commencement, where Katie Couric will be the speaker. This will be followed by a program for the full-time MBA students.



Wharton School (Penn)

Date: March 17, 2015

Speakers: Neil Blumenthal (’10) and Dave Gilboa (’10), Co -Founders and Co-CEOs of Warby Parker

Graduation Information: 2015 Wharton Graduation





Columbia Business School

Date: May 17, 2015

Speaker: Sallie Krawcheck (’92), Former President of the Global Wealth and Investment Management Division of Bank of America

Graduation Information: Columbia Business School Graduation



Virginia (Darden)

Date: May 17, 2015

Speaker: Bob Bruner, Former Dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

Graduation Information: 2015 Darden Graduation Activities



Yale School of Management

Date: May 18, 2015

Speaker: Vice President Joe Biden

Graduation Information: 2015 Yale Commencement

Additional Note: The Yale School of Management doesn’t have a commencement speaker. Their tradition is to participate in Yale University’s Class Day lecture the day before Commencement (where Biden is the speaker).





University of Minnesota (Carlson)

Date: May 18, 2015

Speaker: John Stumpf (‘80), CEO of Wells Fargo

Graduation Information:  2015 Carlson Commencement




New York University (Stern)

Date: May 21, 2015

Speaker: Robert Greifeld (’87), Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ

Graduation Information: NYU Convocation




California-Berkeley (Haas)

Date: May 22, 2015

Speaker: John Stroup (’94), CEO of Belden Inc.

Graduation Information: Berkeley MBA Commencement

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