For the first time in the last five years, the Broad College’s full-time MBA reached a 100% employment rate — every student in the Class of 2021 secured a job before or upon graduation.
“There are many reasons for prospective students and professionals to choose Broad — our expansive alumni network, top-ranked programs, renowned faculty and the student body’s interest in rolling up their sleeves and collectively challenging one another to absorb as much knowledge as possible during their brief tenure at MSU,” Richard Saouma, associate dean for MBA, EMBA and professional master’s programs, said. “The MBA program’s 100% employment rate this year is as much a testament to the institution as it is to our students’ grit.”
The Broad MBA has seen a 90% average employment rate for the past 10 years. What made things unique for the class of 2021 was the students’ engagement with the Russell Palmer Career Management Center after navigating unexpected change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MBA student co-authors widely cited study on Covid-19 breakthrough cases
New research co-authored by Prerak Juthani, a joint-degree student at the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Medicine, has yielded important insights into breakthrough COVID-19 cases among fully vaccinated individuals, as well as their risk of serious illness.
The study, authored by a team of Yale researchers, was published September 7 in The Lancet. Focusing on a cohort of hospitalized patients in the Yale New Haven Health System, the study identified 969 individuals who tested positive for the COVID-19 infection during a 14-week period. Of the group, 54 were fully vaccinated.
Researchers found that more than one quarter of the 54 patients developed severe disease. These patients were older, between 65 and 95 years old, and suffered from preexisting comorbidities, such as heart disease and diabetes. The majority of vaccinated patients experienced mild symptoms or none at all.
University of Chicago signs new science and innovation partnership with Imperial College London
The University of Chicago has increased its global ties by signing a new agreement with Imperial College London, deepening the university’s connections in the science and innovation ecosystem of the UK and leveraging the London presence of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Chicago and the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST) at Imperial College London, signed this summer, focuses on furthering expertise and capabilities in security, resilience and allied fields. It will build collaborative research and education work in three main areas:
- Next Generation Secure Communications: techniques and systems to enable secure communications in future infrastructure settings.
- AI and Machine Learning for Science: investigating the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for the purpose of progressing insights in fundamental science.
- Resilience and Networks for Crises Planning and Response: Establishing networks of expertise in resilience, scenario modelling and threat analysis for large-scale global crises and security events.