B-School Bulletin: HBS Dean Has Just 1 Question For Applicants

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News from Harvard Business School

“If you’re thinking about applying to Harvard Business School, know that your academic achievements — however impressive — aren’t going to be the deciding factor in whether you get in.

“To be sure, grades are important, but there’s something else even more so.

“That’s according to HBS Dean Nitin Nohria. Whenever someone says they’d like to attend HBS, Nohria told Business Insider, he asks them to consider one question.”

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Talking To Michael Avenatti, The Firebrand Lawyer Representing Stormy Daniels Against Trump

News from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania 

“As it currently stands, Penn’s most famous alumnus is undoubtedly Donald Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate who rose to political fame after a life spent out of government.

“But Trump may soon have a competitor for that title. If the plans of 1996 College graduate Michael Avenatti come to fruition, Trump may face a challenger to not only his political fame, but his presidency as well.”

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International Students Navigate Visa Uncertainty

News from Yale SOM

“As the job application process begins, many members of the class of 2019 are grappling with the ever-looming question — what do I want to do with my life?

“And with the landscape of U.S. immigration policy in continuous flux under the Trump administration, this question is becoming increasingly difficult for Yale’s international students to answer, as they weigh additional concerns such as where they will be permitted to work, for how long and whether companies will be able — or willing — to sponsor their work visas. International students have long grappled with these concerns. But under the current administration, Director of Yale’s Office of International Students and Scholars Ann Kuhlman said, that byzantine process has become even more difficult to navigate.”

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#MeToo: Company Responses To Harassment Claims Can Mitigate Reputation Damage

News from UCLA Anderson School of Management 

“A powerful man is accused of sexual improprieties and removed from his job, pending an investigation. Too often, lost in the unsettling details is what steps, if any, the organization will take to repair its image.

“A working paper by University of Amsterdam’s Seval Gündemir and UCLA Anderson’s Serena Does and Margaret Shih suggests that people tend to view a sexual harassment claim as a symptom of a culture that is hostile to women, not simply as a ‘bad apple’ problem.”

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Yale SOM Welcomes Master of Management In Systemic Risk Class Of 2019

News from Yale SOM

“The Yale School of Management welcomed its new Master of Management Studies (MMS) in Systemic Risk class to campus on August 20 for a weeklong orientation program.

“The MMS Systemic Risk program is a one-year, in-residence specialized course of study for employees of central banks and other major regulatory agencies who manage risk. The program is designed to give students from around the world a deeper understanding of global approaches to managing systemic risk and responding to future financial crises. The first-of-its-kind master’s program launched in fall 2017.”

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