Kenan-Flagler | Mr. 10 Years In Finance
GMAT Not Required / Waived, GPA 2.65
Harvard | Ms. Social Enterprise/Healthcare
GRE 324, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Supply Chain Photographer
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Former SEC Athlete
GMAT 620, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. FMCG Enthusiast Seeking Second MBA
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
NYU Stern | Ms. Civil Servant To Fortune 50
GRE Writing May 31st, GPA Undergrad: 3.0, Graduate: 3.59
MIT Sloan | Ms. Designer Turned Founder
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Strategist
GMAT 750, GPA 73%, top of the class (gold medalist)
Harvard | Mr. Brightside
GMAT 760, GPA 3.93
Harvard | Mr. Australian Navy
GMAT 770, GPA 3.74
Berkeley Haas | Mr. All About Impact
GMAT N/A, GPA 63%
Harvard | Mr. Forbes U30 & Big Pharma
GMAT 640, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. Asset Manager – Research Associate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Ross | Mr. FP&A
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Registered Nurse Entrepreneur
GMAT 630, GPA 3.59
Kellogg | Ms. Not-For-Profit
GMAT TBD, GPA 4.0
INSEAD | Mr. Big Chill 770
GMAT 770, GPA 3-3.2
Harvard | Mr. Captain Mishra
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Ross | Mr. Dragon Age
GRE 327, GPA 2.19/4.0
Wharton | Ms. Type-A CPG PM
GMAT 750, GPA 3.42
Harvard | Ms. 2+2 Trader
GMAT 770, GPA 3.9
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Young Software Engineer
GRE 330, GPA 3.60
NYU Stern | Mr. Indian Analytics Consultant
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Ms. Start-Up Entrepreneur
GRE 322, GPA 3.4
Columbia | Mr. RAV4 Chemical Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.62

B-School Bulletin: A Black Hawk Pilot’s Perspective, ‘House of Cards,’ And More

Students christen the light-filled staircase in the new Chou Hall. UC-Berkeley photo by Jim Block

Haas Students Go For The Green(est) As Chou Hall Opens

News from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business

“More than a decade in the works, Connie & Kevin Chou Hall at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has opened to students. And the 80,000-square-foot structure is not only decked out with the latest classroom technology — but it’s on track to be the country’s greenest academic building.

“Named for Kevin Chou, who graduated from Haas with a B.S. in 2002 and went on to found mobile gaming company Kabam, and his wife, Dr. Connie Chen, the $60 million building features efficient heating, cooling, and lighting systems, rainwater cisterns and 24,300 square feet of exterior windows. All of that make it the first academic building in the U.S. designed for LEED Platinum certification and WELL certification (given to buildings that promote user health and well-being).”

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New research shows that people don’t weight positivity and negativity equally when assessing their feelings

Want To Feel More At Peace About A Decision? Stop Dwelling On The Negatives

News from Stanford Graduate School of Business

“When you’re weighing the potential benefits and risks of a difficult decision, which side tips the scale: the pros or the cons?

“It turns out that negativity plays an outsize role even during careful, seemingly rational decision-making, according to researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Business. People feel more conflicted when faced with many positives and a few negatives than they do when faced with many negatives and a few positives.”

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Male Professors Can (and Should) Promote Gender Balance

News from INSEAD

Male faculty can become powerful gender equality advocates in the classroom

“I am a male professor at a business school. While I always found discrimination against women to be wrong, it never felt like my problem, as I am not a woman and I do not (knowingly) discriminate against women. However, my role as a professor gives me an opportunity to be part of the solution to a challenge that permeates business, politics and society at the highest levels.

“Addressing gender inequality is an obvious need, and because men disproportionately manage the world’s resources, finding solutions cannot fall squarely on women’s shoulders. Initiatives such as ‘HeForShe’ underscore the important role men (have to) play in promoting gender balance. This is particularly true in business schools. As The Economist pointed out in 2015: ‘Business-school teaching is a man’s, man’s, man’s world.’ The percentage of male faculty at top-rated business schools varies between 63% and 87%. There are also more male than female participants in MBA programs.

“Research by my colleague Zoe Kinias has shown a method for buffering women against potential deleterious effects of their underrepresentation, but we need to do more. Male faculty members have an enormous opportunity and responsibility to educate the men and women who will be the leaders of the future.”

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Are IIMs At The Crossroads? They Have Not Fared Very Highly In Terms Of Impact

News from Indian Institutes of Management

Even after decades of their functioning, IIMs have not fared very highly when it comes to making an impact on Indian management

“Last month, the IIM Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha. Soon, with its passage in the Rajya Sabha followed by the President’s nod, it would open a new chapter for the Indian Institutes of Management to grow exponentially. By its own admission, the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) agrees that the Bill intends to grant more autonomy to IIMs by restricting the interference of the government and giving more statutory powers to IIMs to decide their functioning, including appointment of directors and faculty members. In the shadow of this apparent transition for IIMs, its worth taking a look at the historic development of these institutes and how well the system has fared. Although there are 20 IIMs today in India, the earliest IIMs were opened in Calcutta and Ahmedabad in 1961, with the objective of making management education open to the Indian masses, through management programmes. The Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management helped set up IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta, respectively. Subsequently, IIM Bangalore was established in 1973, followed by several other IIMs in the later decades.”

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