Pulling Back The Curtain On The Dartmouth MBA Curriculum

Visiting Professor Samuel Engel teaches Pricing Strategy & Analytics this fall. | Photos by Laura DeCapua/Tuck

“Tuck’s vibrant elective curriculum gives second-year students the opportunity to deploy the skills they learned in the Core on more targeted topics of their choosing,” writes Kirk Kardashian in a recent article for the school website.

“With dozens of elective courses offered each year, taught by faculty from every research area, the possibilities for exploration and learning are nearly endless. Venerable electives are constantly updated to stay relevant, and new courses are introduced every term, as faculty strive to understand and explain the rapidly evolving business landscape.”

The article explores three new courses this fall that “showcase the innovation and practical rigor of the Tuck elective curriculum.”

Harvard Business School announces 2021-22 Kaplan Fellows

Harvard Business School has announced the 2021-2022 recipients of the Robert S. Kaplan (MBA 1983) Life Sciences Fellowship. Established in 2008, the fellowship was created by Robert S. Kaplan who formerly served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and was the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice at HBS and vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

The Kaplan Fellowship encourages passionate students with credentials in the life science disciplines to attend HBS by presenting approximately 10 incoming MBA students awards up to $20,000. Past recipients of the award have served in leadership roles within the industry and demonstrated a strong commitment to continuing their career in life sciences after graduation, including the Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship.

“The life science industry has grown tremendously since the Kaplan Fellowship was created, and each year we see more and more MBA candidates who want to make a difference in the field while at HBS and beyond,” said Robert Huckman, faculty chair of the HBS Health Care Initiative. “This year’s Kaplan Fellows are science and business-minded students who will immerse themselves in the Harvard life science ecosystem and become next-generation leaders.”

Goizueta Business School launches venture fund to address systemic racial inequity in business 

Addressing systemic racial inequity in the business world, the Peachtree Minority Venture Fund launched this fall as an innovative resource to support minority entrepreneurs. Created by The Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Goizueta Business School, the fund was started and will be run by students – and is the first of its kind to offer equity investments exclusively to Black, Latinx, and Native American entrepreneurs.

The students will research hundreds of minority entrepreneurs and make investment recommendations to a committee, composed of Goizueta faculty, staff and alumni.

Research shows that while venture capital investments have quadrupled in the past ten years, the growth has not supported underrepresented minority entrepreneurs.

TCU Neeley School of Business named one of the best entrepreneurship programs in the world

The TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation received top honors in the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Awards for best entrepreneurship programs and became the first university to receive a major award three years running.

The institute won the 2021 Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines Award for its exemplary excellence in creating, advancing and enabling entrepreneurial education opportunities to a diverse set of stakeholders across campus.

Out of 89 submissions from 66 universities around the world, the institute’s collaborative outreach and cross-campus initiatives stood out among other entrepreneurship programs.


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