Harvard Offers ‘Sneak Peek’ Inside MBA Program

HBS Peek offers undergraduates an inside look at the Harvard MBA program

In a blog post, Harvard professor Dr. Jill Avery, a senior lecturer in the marketing unit, offers a “sneak peek” at the MBA program at one of the world’s premier B-schools.

Addressing undergraduate students who are potential applicants to the HBS MBA program, Avery writes: “Do you think an MBA is just for ‘corporate types’? Think again! The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most flexible master’s degrees you can find.”

Avery invites undergrads to visit HBS Peek, an annual virtual program in January for undergrads considering an MBA. “Through Peek,” she writes, “you can explore options for your future and learn how an MBA can help you develop general management skills that you can put to use in any career and in any kind of organization – from for-profit businesses to non-profit organizations, from your own start-up to the world’s largest companies, and everything in between.

“At Peek you’ll have the opportunity to attend multiple sessions that include a career workshop, mock case sessions, and an alumni/current student panel! You’ll have the chance to interact with students from around the world to collectively grapple with management challenges under the guidance of HBS faculty members during our case method sessions.”

9 Indiana Kelley alumni among ‘Most Influential Black Corporate Directors’ 

Top row, from left, Brian Anderson, Barry Granger and Ted Manvitz; second row, Ernest Marshall, Deidra Merriwether and Derica Rice; third row, Kim Seymour, Anton Vincent and Darryl Wilson. Indiana Kelley photos

Nine alumni of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business are among Savoy magazine’s 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

As the leading business magazine reporting on African American success and achievement, Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directory is a prestigious listing of executives, influencers, and achievers active on the boards of the world’s leading corporations and organizations.

“The Kelley School is so very proud of our alumni who were recognized on this prestigious list for their service on some of the country’s most important boards,” says Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.

“Their board contributions are an outgrowth of their outstanding contributions to some of the country’s top organizations in business and government and an outgrowth of their significant contributions to community service. They also reflect the importance of inclusion in corporate governance, which is vital to these companies’ success.”

INSEAD students raise $3K for scholarship fund

A group of MBA students from the Paris branch of the INSEAD graduate business school raised $3,000 for the school’s Robin Hood Scholarship fund via an NFT sale.

Ferdinand Issels, Michelle Yu and two other students created a Nyan Cat-inspired NFT titled “RobinGood #1” depicting Robin Hood riding a salamander from the school’s emblem. The project was a part of a week-long student-led fundraising campaign for the school’s fund that supports need-based scholarships.

The NFT was auctioned off in fiat currency to allow any student to participate and was snapped up by graduate and Goldman Sachs banker Alberto Marega for 2,600 Euros, or roughly $3,000, and has since been minted on OpenSea.

Ohio State, Deloitte Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing a 5th-year master’s degree in accounting

In an effort to support a racially and ethnically diverse student population and help strengthen the pipeline of diverse CPA talent, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business has announced its collaboration with the Deloitte Foundation in the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program.

Over the next six years, the DFASP expects to fund $30 million in scholarships for students pursuing a fifth-year master’s program in accounting from select Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited colleges/universities, including Fisher College of Business, in an effort to increase representation of racially and ethnically diverse students in these programs. Fisher and the Deloitte Foundation will cover 100% of tuition (excluding books and living expenses) for up to five selected Master of Accounting students.

“Ohio State’s modern land-grant mission is clear: to provide the educational and research opportunities that drive growth and build strong leaders, businesses and communities,” says Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher College of Business.

“Fundamental to that mission are talent pipelines that are reflective of our society. We look forward to working with the Deloitte Foundation to reduce educational costs as barriers to a strong and diverse accounting workforce.”


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