UCLA MBA Student Dominates ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ Winning $72K In Cash & Prizes

Kyle Baird of Grosse Pointe, Michigan appears on “Wheel of Fortune” on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (© 2021 Quadra Productions, Inc., photographer Carol Kaelson All rights reserved)

As reported in MLive:

“He’s a marathon runner who sprinted to victory on the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ episode which aired on Thursday, February 25.

“Kyle Baird, who is from Grosse Pointe in Metro Detroit, dominated his opponents en route to winning $72,000 in cash and prizes, including a Ford Mustang convertible.

“Baird is currently an MBA student at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He’s the co-president of his school’s largest student-run charitable organization, Challenge for Charity, which helps kids and teens with Junior Achievement as well as individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports with Special Olympics.”

Howard Business School launches music business center

The Howard University School of Business has announced a $4.9 million gift from Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund that will fund the creation of a new music business center.

“I’d like to thank the Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund for this significant gift to launch the music business center at Howard University. The contributions of African-American artists to the music and entertainment business are significant, but people of color are still underrepresented on the management side of the industry,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “This gift to the School of Business honors the historic legacy Black people have made in the industry while making a crucial investment in today’s students who will become the leaders of tomorrow.”

The center will serve as an academic hub to prepare Howard’s diverse students for careers on the management side of the music industry. It will provide a space for curriculum development, internship opportunities, executive-in-residence and certification programs.

Booth’s Center for Decision Research to partner with Delhi-based Centre for Social and Behavior Change

The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business recently launched a promising new partnership with Ashoka University’s Delhi-based Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC).

This new academic collaboration will enable both institutions to conduct innovative cross-cultural research, test behavioral interventions in the field, collect and analyze high-quality data sets, and further refine best practices for behavioral science data collection.

“As a truly global school, Chicago Booth operates with the strategy that the world is the proper context for everything we do. We aim to attract the best faculty from around the world, and we want their work to have global impact,” said Madhav Rajan, Chicago Booth’s Dean and the George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting. “We are thrilled about this partnership, which will allow CDR to extend the depth and breadth of its preeminent behavioral science research and expand its impact across cultures.”

Bryant University announces Fourth-Year MBA Program for undergraduates

Bryant University President Ross Gittell, Ph.D., and Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy, JD, LL.M, have announced that the Rhode Island university will offer an accelerated Fourth-Year MBA (3+1) Program this fall, allowing incoming freshmen to earn a Master of Business Administration degree in just four years.

Talented first-year students admitted to Bryant’s Class of 2025 will have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree in three years and move directly into Bryant’s acclaimed one-year MBA program for completion of both degrees in four years. The selective Fourth-Year (3+1) MBA Program offers value and significant advantages over more traditional five-year BS/MBA options, building on the innovative curriculum and degree programs that make Bryant one of the nation’s top ranked schools for learning outcomes and return on investment.


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