Categories: Odds & Ends

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 12: We Still Have More to Do

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 11

After 39 days on the ice, the Polar Vision team made it to the South Pole on January 3. As the team members begin to re-acclimate to 'normal' life, we...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 11: The Additional Challenge

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 10

After 39 days on the ice, the Polar Vision team made it to the South Pole on January 3. As the team members begin to re-acclimate to 'normal' life, we...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 10: How Does It Feel to Be Back?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 09

After 39 days on the ice, the Polar Vision team made it to the South Pole on January 3. As the team members begin to re-acclimate to 'normal' life, we...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 9: Skiing and Sightlessness

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 03

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for a month. Today should be the day they will reach their destination. Here's the latest update, this...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 8: A Normal Day

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 28

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for a month, covering a distance of nearly 500 miles. Here's the latest update, this time via a...

Study: Professors Have Low Expectations for Business Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 22

The latest results from a recent study do little to shake the growing reputation undergraduate business majors face as being sluggish students who are slow to improve their critical thinking...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 7: Breaking Routine

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 21

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for more than three weeks now, covering a distance of nearly 350 miles. Here's the latest update, this...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 6: Not Alone

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 19

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for three weeks now, covering a distance of about 330 miles. Here's the latest update, this time from...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 5: Food Resupply

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 12

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for two weeks now. Here's the latest update, this time from Alan Lock. We commenced skiing again after...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 4: Acclimating

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 02

The Polar Vision team has started on their trek to the South Pole. Here's the latest update, this time from Andrew Jensen. Today was a milestone for the Polar Vision...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 3: A Mix of Emotions

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 30

The Polar Vision team got the call that a plane was ready to take them to Antarctica last Saturday. Here's a brief post from Alan Lock, just before they departed....

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 2: Packing Up

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 21

The Polar Vision team leaves Chile for Antarctica tomorrow to begin their expedition. In this entry, team member Richard Smith goes over their final preparations. Preparation is key and to...

Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 1: Preparation

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 17

In late September we introduced you to team Polar Vision, Alan Lock, Richard Smith, and Andrew Jensen, three recent MBA grads who are trekking to the South Pole to raise...

The Sierra Club Ranks 'Coolest' Schools

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 17

Want to attend an eco-friendly university? The Sierra Club says head west. The most eco-conscientious colleges line the West Coast, according to Sierra magazine's fifth-annual ranking of the nation's "Coolest"...

MBA Advice: What I Wish I'd Known

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 16

Thousands of new MBA students are about to start class, and thousands more are beginning the B-school application process. With that in mind, Bloomberg Businessweek asked its social media fans...

ForumWatch: The New York Yankees' Business Lesson

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 06

You can't always predict where a conversation will lead. A discussion on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum about New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his refusal to bat...

More Summer Reading for Business Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 02

Bloomberg Businessweek recently asked professors at top business schools to share their recommendations for reading materials that will help undergraduate business and MBA students prepare for the school year -...

ForumWatch: Undoing the Arrogance of MBA Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 21

MBA students have a reputation for being driven, confident, and motivated, which is sometimes translated as arrogant. Every once in a while, someone on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business Schools Forum...

Coach K and the Blue Devils Set to Pay Duke MBAs a Visit in China

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on February 22

Duke's Cross Continent MBA Class of 2012 is in for a treat in China in August, according to a recent article in The Chronicle, the university's student-run newspaper. The Duke...

MBAs Say Strong Management Is Key To Employee Retention

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 29

Performance bonuses alone are not enough to retain employees, according to essays from the mid-term exams of 800 first-year MBA students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. For the...

Entrepreneurs Get Their 20 Seconds

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 02

Entrepreneurship is all the rage these days on college campuses and MBA programs, with students at many top schools launching their own businesses. To tap into the trend, Babson College...

Wharton Receives $15 million Gift for Retailing Center

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 29

On Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School announced a $15 million gift from Patty and Jay Baker to permanently endow the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the B-school....

Free Online "University" Makes Its Debut

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 04

Too busy for b-school? Too broke? You might want to check out a new offering from PricewaterhouseCoopers. The audit giant recently launched the PwC Open University, a free online library...

Condoleezza Rice To Join Stanford B-School Faculty In September

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 03

Late yesterday, Garth Saloner, dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Business, announced on his Twitter feed that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be joining the GSB faculty in...

MBA Program Withdraws From China Due to "Widespread Plagiarism," Other Issues

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 26

A small New Jersey college has decided to close its China MBA program after finding evidence that students there engaged in rampant cheating. Centenary College, a Hackettstown-NJ-based institution, ended its...

Did Big Endowments Worsen the Crisis?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 20

It's no secret, at least in higher education circles, that in recent years a lot of the biggest endowments have pursued an aggressive investment model that for a while brought...

Harvard Alumni Seek Inspirational MBA Stories

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on December 30

Few people are looking forward to the new year as much as most MBAs. In 2009, MBAs got a bad rep for the role that some of them played in...

The MBA View of the COP15 Climate Change Conference

Posted by: Alison Damast on December 14

Amidst the world leaders, climate activists and delegates at the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this week are a team of eight students from Dartmouth University’s Tuck...

MBAs Celebrate Veteran's Day

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 11

This Veteran’s Day will be more important than usual for B-schools, as a steadily increasing number of military veterans sign up for MBA programs across the country. Similarly, helping host...

A New Private Equity Fellowship for Minorities

Posted by: Alison Damast on November 04

The Carlyle Group and the Robert Toigo Foundation have joined forces to help make it easier for minority MBA graduates to pursue a career in the private equity sector, a...

New GMAC Ad Campaign Makes Case for Business School

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 21

The Graduate Management Admission Council, owners of the GMAT, seem to have found a new ambassador for the brand. And he’s dressed as a hotdog. The GMAT test’s current ad...

Business School? There's an App for That

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 12

By Anne VanderMey The BlackBerry may still be the phone of choice for the MBA set, but anyone thinking it’s the only one in the running hasn’t clicked through the...

Former Intel CEO Craig Barrett Takes Up Teaching Post at Thunderbird

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 31

First, former Intel CEO Andrew Grove took up a post as a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Now, another Intel CEO will be following in his footsteps...

MBAs to the Rescue: Business School Disaster Simulation at Texas A&M

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 24

By Rachel Z. Arndt If you happen to be in College Station, Texas, on Aug. 5, don't be surprised if you come across some MBAs from Texas A&M's Mays Business...

Business School Blimp Runs on Solar Power

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 22

By Rachel Z. Arndt The 40th anniversary of the moon landing has come and gone, and people are starting to fall into post-celebration hangovers. But a blimp is coming to...

Space: The Next MBA Frontier

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 29

MBA programs are constantly looking for ways to stand out in the crowded B-school market. For many, this has meant launching specialized degrees in niche areas like sports business, real...

New Class of PhD Graduates Flood the Market

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 23

I wrote an article a few years back about an innovative program that sought to convert teachers from other academic disciplines into business professors. The program – known as the...

Kellogg Considers Move to Former Lindheimer Observatory Site

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 11

In just a few short years, the Kellogg School of Management could have a snazzy new address and jaw-dropping classroom views. The Chicago Tribune reported today that the business school...

Kellogg Incident Ignites Debate on Race

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 10

By Mandy Oaklander We all like to think that we've evolved beyond the point where things like race matter. But matter they do. Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management is in...

A Positive Comes Out of Duke Cheating Scandal

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on June 08

Remember the Duke cheating scandal from a few years back? If not, here’s a brief recap: In April 2007, school officials at Fuqua took disciplinary action against 34 of the...

MBAs: First, Do No Harm

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 01

Will wonders never cease? Just the other day, Babson (Babson Full-Time MBA Profile) announced that it was adopting the Principals for Responsible Management Education, a framework for advancing the cause...

Kellogg Dean Steps Down

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 01

Dipak Jain, the dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (Kellogg Full-Time MBA Profile), is calling it quits after eight years as dean. According to Kellogg, Jain will step...

MBA Commencement: Unsolicited Advice

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 15

It's the season of commencement, a time of endings and beginnings, and a lot of really smart people are putting a lot of thought into telling new MBA graduates what...

Internships Hit the Auction Block: Going once, going twice, sold!

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 14

Okay, so this really has absolutely nothing to do with b-school, but it got us thinking. Across this great land, college students--even MBAs!--are facing the prospect of spending a summer...

Chicago Booth gets a 'Bump'

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on April 28

For the past few weeks, Apple has been keeping a running tally of the number of applications (or apps) users have downloaded since the app store was launched in June...

MBA: The Mother of All Tax Deductions?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 10

By Anne VanderMey Is MBA tuition tax-deductible? That’s the $15,000 question that’s been plaguing students, accountants, and the court system for years. It’s an important debate this year in particular,...

Endowed Chairs?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on March 24

Miami University wants nothing but the best for their new Farmer Business School building, and that includes chairs. From the Cincinnati Enquirer’s website this morning: Ohio officials have rejected a...

MBA: Masters of the Business Apocalypse?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 13

What with the economy in a tailspin, a lot's been written lately about what role, if any, business schools might have played in the economic apocalypse we're living through these...

Should University CEOs Have Pay Caps?

Posted by: Alison Damast on March 10

With President Obama’s decision to restrict the pay of top executives at banks getting bailed out by the government, some are wondering where university presidents fit into the equation. Should...

College Endowments Hit the Skids

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 26

By Brian Burnsed The Commonfund Benchmarks Study, which examines the state of school endowments on an annual basis, was released today. While the study’s findings are likely a shock to...

Construction Delayed on Yale School of Management

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 17

Yale President Richard C. Levin announced yesterday that the much anticipated new campus for the Yale School of Management will be delayed "until funding is secured or market conditions improve."...

CNBC Goes "Inside Harvard Business School"

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 11

For those of you who are considering Harvard Business School, a documentary by CNBC might be of interest. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 10 p.m.(ET)the network will broadcast a documentary...

MBA Drives a Cab

Posted by: Phil Mintz on December 10

Think times are tough? Check out this CNN report about a recent MBA who's driving a cab. He's got his his resume posted in the back seat. So while you're...

Harvard Endowment Down $8 Billion

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 03

Looks like no one's immune from the downturn, not even Harvard. The Harvard Crimson and Associated Press are reporting that Harvard's endowment--the nation's biggest--has lost $8 billion in just four...

Sell Now: Harvard MBAs Are Flocking to Wall Street

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 26

Back on Sept. 19, I blogged about "Harvard's Crystal Ball"--an index created by consultant Ray Soifer that uses the percentage of Harvard MBAs entering "market-sensitive" jobs to determine the future...

Business School Identity Crisis

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 13

Okay, I think I figured this out...the University of Chicago got $300 million from an alumni (named Booth) and changed it's official name to the University of Chicago Booth School...

The Financial Crisis Hits Harvard

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 11

by Dan Macsai The credit crunch has hit Harvard University, its president, Drew Gilpin Faust, said yesterday. In an e-mail to faculty, staff and students, she suggested its $36.9 billion...

Wharton MBA Strikes It Rich--Again

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 30

By Alysa Teichman One Wharton MBA grad just landed a huge payday-–and with little thanks to his degree. That would be 33-year-old Keenan Altunis, who gave his mom $100 to...

Investment Banking: One Big Joke

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 30

If there are any prospective MBA students out there who are still thinking of investment banking as a career, they should peruse the list of jokes that was distributed to...

Kellogg MBAs Behaving Badly

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 24

The Bankers Ball blog has obtained an email written by an administration official at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management about a recent event at the Field Museum in Chicago...

Stripping the name off the B-school

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 23

We were talking this morning about business schools removing family names from their titles after large donors were unable to make promised payments to the school. This was the case...

Tough Times Make for Tough College Choices

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 13

By Alysa Teichman Will harsh economic times keep kids from going to college? According to a study of more than 2,500 prospective students, the answer is maybe. Meritaid.com reports that...

Talking Turkey

Posted by: Phil Mintz on October 10

Here's something from Inside Higher Ed that hopefully will brighten the mood: A turkey, uninvited, has made a home at the campus of Harvard Business School, and some students are...

Endowment Spending Mandate Bill on Tap

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 09

The debate over endowment spending that has occupied much of the higher education world for more than a year looks like it may be coming to a head. The Harvard...

Comparing Apples to Apples

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 06

Apple is threatening to sue a small Canadian business school, claiming that the two companies' logos have too many similarities, according to a report on CTV British Columbia. Victoria School...

Harvard's Crystal Ball

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 19

Famous last words: "Tune in next year and find out!" Those words, uttered on Oct. 15, 2007, turned out to be quite prophetic. The speaker was Ray Soifer, a consultant...

Nightmare on Wall Street: What Role MBAs?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 17

Quick, what do Richard Fuld, John Thain, and Stan O'Neal have in common? If you answered that they all are or were in charge of failed Wall Street behemoths you're...

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