Hello everyone –- Welcome back to Poets&Quants’ Must Reads, a quick, digestible recap of the top business school news, sponsored by CentreCourt, P&Q’s virtual admission events.
I’m your host, Kristy Bleizeffer, and I’ll be highlighting the most important P&Q stories you might have missed. So, let’s get to it.
No. 1: Nominate Your Favorite Under-40 MBA Professor For 2023’s List
It’s time again to tell us about the most impactful, most inspiring MBA professors under the age of 40.
We’re collecting nominations for the best MBA professors in the business to compile our annual Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors list. Deadline for nominations is March 24, 2023.
We’re looking for MBA professors under the age of 40 who are masters in the classrooms, who influence business and policy, who are prolific researchers, and who have demonstrated meaningful impact on their fields. We need you to tell us who they are.
You’ll find the rules and nomination form in our news tab.
No. 2: Rochester Simon Dean Sevin Yeltekin On The MBA’s Value & More
Carnegie Mellon’s loss has surely been Rochester Simon’s gain. When Sevin Yeltekin, a highly admired senior associate dean and professor at CMU’s Tepper School of Business, became the first woman to lead the Simon School in July of 2020, it seemed like a match made in heaven.
Two and one-half years into her deanship, the Turkish-born dean has put forward a strategic plan to bring Simon to a new level, , launched a new online master’s in business analytics, breathed new life into a public policy center, and most importantly, set an agenda that includes a doubling down on intellectual capital, entrepreneurial thinking, opportunity and access.
Our very own John Byrne sat down with Yeltekin to talk about the value of the MBA and much more. You can find the interview in our news tab.
No. 3: Stanford MBAs Seek To Quantify Impact Of Climate Careers
Also this week, we got the chance to speak with three very inspiring Stanford GSB MBAs working to quantify, in real numbers, the impact of emerging climate careers.
Nicknamed the Three Climateers, the students created a newsletter, The Gigaton, that measures the gigatons of CO2-equivalent emissions climate solutions will eliminate if enacted to their full potential. Their target audience? Talented young professionals looking for careers with impact.
The newsletter is written by fellow MBAs at Stanford and a growing number of other leading business programs.
“I think this is one of the most meaningful projects this year,” says Glenn Kramon, a New York Times editor for more than 25 years and teacher of Stanford GSB’s Winning Writing workshop.
“I admire these three students for steering the smartest people to our most intractable problem. Smart people are the ones who will help us address climate change.”
Read about the students, and sign up for The Gigaton, in our news tab.
No. 4: Our Weekly Round Up of News You Can Use
No matter where you are in your MBA journey, we bring several helpful stories for you this week.
First up: Don’t miss our roundup of the average salaries and bonuses for graduating MBAs at the top 30 business schools in the U.S. This is a must read for anyone still narrowing down their dream schools. You can find it in our news tab.
Next: You’ll also want to check out the MBA jobs report for London Business School, if you’re considering hopping the pond for an MBA. It’s up now, on our homepage.
Finally: Juno, a loan servicer that uses collective bargaining to negotiate better terms for private student loans, offers valuable advice for negotiating the best tuition deals from business schools. Read How To Pay For Your MBA in our financing tab.
And, that’s it for this week’s Must Reads recap.
I also want to alert anyone considering a graduate business master’s degree to CentreCourt’s upcoming Specialized Masters admissions event. In these virtual panels, you’ll get to explore Masters in Management, Finance, Business Analytics and other specialized business degrees to help determine which degree is right for you. Our next event is March 14 and 15, and you can register now for free.
Again, I’m Kristy Bleizeffer, and you can join me next week, right here, for a recap of what’s important in the world of business education. Thanks for listening and, as always, stay informed!
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