Business Royalty Among Top MBA Graduation Speakers

Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris will be the main speaker at this year’s Class Day at Harvard Business School


University of Texas (McCombs)

Graduation Date: May 19 2018

Graduation Speaker: Arthur Mills (’04), Executive Director, Talent Management and Organizational Strategy, Fulton County Schools

Graduation Information: 2018 Texas MBA Convocation


Washington University (Olin)

Graduation Date: May 18, 2018

Graduation Speaker:  Sandeep Chugani (’91), Senior Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group

Graduation Information: 2018 Olin Graduate Diploma and Awards Ceremony


Georgetown University (McDonough)

Graduation Date: May 18, 2018

Graduation Speaker: To Be Announced

Graduation Information: 2018 McDonough Commencement


North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

Graduation Date: May 19, 2018

Graduation Speaker: John Skipper, Former President of ESPN

Graduation Information: 2018 Kenan-Flagler MBA Graduation

MBAs can also participate in the full school graduation, which will be held on May 13th. Rye Barcott, a social entrepreneur, , will be the featured speaker. To learn about this ceremony, click here.


Notre Dame (Mendoza)

Graduation Date: May 19, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Bill Goodyear, Retired Chairman and CEO of Navigant Consulting

Graduation Information: 2018 Notre Dame Commencement Weekend

Notre Dame’s university commencement ceremony will be held on May 20th. The keynote speakers will be Judge Sérgio Moro and Sister Norma Pimentel.


Babson College

Graduation Date: May 19, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Linda Rottenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Endeavor

Graduation Information: 2018 Commencement Ceremony


Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Graduation Date: May 19, 2018

Graduation Speaker: David Simmons, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development

Graduation Information: 2018 Carnegie Mellon Graduate Business Diploma Ceremony

The all-school commencement will also take place on May 20th, with David Tepper (’82 MBA) delivering the keynote address.



University of Virginia (Darden)

Graduation Date: May 20, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Dean Scott Beardsley and elected students

Graduation Information: 2018 Darden Graduation Basics

Yale School of Management

Graduation Date: May 21, 2018

Graduation Speaker: School will be announcing a special speaker for its Class Day shortly.

Graduation Information: Yale SOM Diploma Ceremony

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the speaker at Yale Commencement. For more details, click here.


Harvard Business School

Graduation Date: May 23, 2018

Graduation Speaker: Carla Harris (’87), Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley

Graduation Information: 2018 HBS Class Day Celebration


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