B-School Bulletin: Tuck MBA To Enhance Core Curriculum

One goal outlined by the committee is to have a greater degree of integration between courses. Tuck photo

News from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business

“At the beginning of 2018, Dean Matthew Slaughter announced the creation of a Curriculum Review Committee, chaired by Jack Byrne Professor of Accounting Phil Stocken.

“The committee was tasked with reviewing the core and elective curriculum and recommending refinements to ensure it continues to be vibrant and advance Tuck’s mission to teach confident humility, empathy, and judgment in a way that is personal, connected, and transformative.

“’The world has changed significantly since we last [2008] took a systematic look at what we teach in the core and how we teach it,’ Slaughter said in January. ‘While many individual courses have been refined to keep pace with emerging business forces, a thorough review that considers these forces in the context of the core curriculum as a whole will strengthen this foundation of learning at Tuck.’”

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WVU Renames B-School: John Chambers College Of Business And Economics

News from West Virginia University Chambers College of Business and Economics

“In a unique agreement that will provide West Virginia University significant financial and intellectual resources, Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers today (Nov. 9) announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support a recently announced start-up engine at the College of Business and Economics.

“’I’ve always believed in the power of education, but we need to reinvent our schools for a new, digital era. I’m betting on the Mountaineers and believe my home state can become a startup state if the university, business and public sectors come together to support transformative innovation,’ said Chambers, former CEO and chairman of Cisco Systems Inc., and founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, a native of Charleston, and a two-time WVU alumnus. The start-up engine will support business development, innovation and investment in West Virginia.

“The college will be renamed the John Chambers College of Business and Economics.”

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Students visited 11 different banks and financial firms over fall break, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. Vanderbilt photo

Wall Street And Charlotte Treks Help Students Break Into Finance Industry

News from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management 

“Every year around fall break, the Vanderbilt Business Career Management Center (CMC) plans a couple of treks to two major finance hubs, New York, NY, and Charlotte, NC. The treks happen right before recruiting kicks off for investment banking internships, and students use the trips to network with alumni, recruiters, and other employees who are instrumental in the job search process.

“This year, students visited 11 different banks and financial firms on the Finance Treks: Wells Fargo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (both cities), Piper Jaffray, Deloitte Corporate Finance, Jefferies, Goldman Sachs, RBC Capital Markets, JPMorgan Chase, Houlihan Lokey, and UBS. Below, three first-year MBAs explain why they chose to attend the Finance Treks and how they found the experience valuable.”

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NYU Stern

New Research About 2008 Financial Crisis Presented

News from NYU Stern School of Business and MIT Sloan School of Management 

“Annual Reviews, MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy, and New York University Stern School of Business presented new review articles focused on the 2008 financial crisis in the Annual Review of Financial Economics Volume 10. The research was presented during the 2008 Financial Crisis: A Ten-Year Review conference, a two-day, invitation-only event November 8-9 spotlighting the perspectives of those with expert vantage points of the crisis.

“The Annual Review of Financial Economics is co-edited by Robert C. Merton, professor of finance, and Andrew W. Lo, professor of finance and director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering, both at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

“’Each paper we’ve selected to highlight offers a distinct contribution to the dialogue around the financial crisis,’ said Merton and Lo. ‘By examining each element of the crisis, from the mortgage market to financial reporting to monetary policy, we aim to enhance our collective understanding of the causes of the crisis, its lasting impact and how we can mitigate risk going forward.’”

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Descendants Of Forced Migrants Value Education More Highly

News from UCLA Anderson School of Management 

“Researchers have long speculated that people uprooted by violence or natural disasters are more likely to invest in education because it is a ‘mobile’ asset they can take with them if forced to move again. Higher educational levels generally lead to better incomes and greater opportunities, creating a virtuous circle of prosperity that gets passed down generation after generation.

“An understanding of what actually makes a migrant successful in his or her new surroundings is increasingly crucial, as more than 65 million people, forced from their homelands, are today being accepted and rejected by other countries based on a wide range of beliefs and biases.”

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