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$11M Gift to UCLA Anderson Launches New Technology Management Center

Earlier this month, Anderson School of Management announced it will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus with its new Easton Technology Management Center, made possible thanks to gifts totaling $11 million …

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Earlier this month, Anderson School of Management announced it will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus with its new Easton Technology Management Center, made possible thanks to gifts totaling $11 million from James L. Easton.

The new center expands the Easton Technology Leadership Program, established in 2009 to develop strong business leadership skills in students with engineering and technical backgrounds.

With this launch, UCLA Anderson expands the scope of its programs and offers students with both technical and non-technical backgrounds, as well as faculty, alumni and industry professionals, access to the latest innovations in technology management. Currently the program includes nearly 430 participants with 30% of the 2016 class interning at technology firms this summer.

Guillaume Roels, UCLA Anderson associate professor and the new center’s faculty director, outlined the center’s strategic goals:

  • To create a hub for innovative research and scholarship in technology leadership
  • To increase program outreach and develop closer ties with UCLA’s engineering and medical schools as well as technology industry professionals
  • To foster curriculum innovation in technology leadership

As a CEO of one of the world’s largest sports equipment manufacturers, Easton Sports, Inc., it was Easton’s experiences designing and manufacturing high-performance sports equipment that first led him to recognize the need for business leadership education.

“I saw a need for leaders in technology, engineering and manufacturing, with knowledge and talent to create innovative products, who would benefit from UCLA Anderson by learning skills in management, communication and negotiation to run their companies,” says Easton.

UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian calls Easton a visionary when it comes to creating new approaches the school. “With the creation of the Easton Technology Management Center, Jim expands the impact of his vision by positioning our students to lead and drive change in the rapidly changing tech landscape of California and the world.”

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2016 Application Deadlines

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Round 1 (Early Action) Application due: October 16, 2015 Decision released: December 14, 2015 …

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolThe Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season.

Round 1 (Early Action)

Application due: October 16, 2015

Decision released: December 14, 2015

Round 2

Application due: December 4, 2015

Decision released: February 1, 2016

Round 3

Application due: January 15, 2016

Decision released: March 15, 2016

Round 4

Application due: March 11, 2016

Decision released: April 25, 2016

*If space is still available in the class, UNC Kenan-Flagler will accept applications after the Round 4 deadline. Decisions on applications submitted after the Round 4 deadline will be released on a rolling basis.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the application date.

For more information about UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA program, please visit the admissions website.

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Duke Fuqua 2015-2016 Application Deadlines

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the upcoming admissions season. Early Action Application deadline: September 15, 2015 Decision notification: October 26, 2015 Round 1 Application …

Duke MBA essaysThe Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the upcoming admissions season.

Early Action

Application deadline: September 15, 2015

Decision notification: October 26, 2015

Round 1

Application deadline: October 14, 2015

Decision notification: December 17, 2015

Round 2

Application deadline: January 5, 2016

Decision notification: March 15, 2016

Round 3

Application deadline: March 22, 2016

Decision notification: May 6, 2016

The new application to Duke Fuqua will be available online in mid-July. For more information, please visit the Fuqua MBA admissions website.

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Emory MBA 2015-2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

Emory University’s Goitzueta Business School has announced the following MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Deadlines Round 1 Application due: October 1, 2015 Decision released: December 3, 2015 Round 2 …

Emory Goitzueta horizontalEmory University’s Goitzueta Business School has announced the following MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2015-2016 admissions season.

Deadlines

Round 1

Application due: October 1, 2015

Decision released: December 3, 2015

Round 2

Application due: November 13, 2015

Decision released: January 28, 2016

Round 3

Application due: January 8, 2016

Decision released: March 3, 2016 (domestic) March 11, 2016 (international)

Round 4

Application due: March 11, 2016

Decision released: April 29, 2016

Essay Questions

1. Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)

2. The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. Mr. Goizueta’s core values guide us in educating Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. Provide an example of your leadership – professional or personal – and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience. (300 word limit)

3. Complete one of the following statements. (250 word limit)

    1. I am passionate about…
    2. The best piece of advice I’ve received is…
    3. The best day of my life was…
    4. A personal goal I want to accomplish is…

4. Share with the committee and your future classmates a fun or noteworthy fact about you. (25 word limit)

Optional Essay: If you have additional information or feel there are extenuating circumstances which you would like to share with the MBA Admissions Committee (i.e. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance issues or areas of weakness in application). Please limit your response to 250 words.

For more information, please visit the Emory MBA admissions website.

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UV Darden School Announces Enhancements to MBA Curriculum

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has just announced several changes to its MBA program that will take effect beginning this fall, including a new, required experiential course as well as more opportunities …

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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has just announced several changes to its MBA program that will take effect beginning this fall, including a new, required experiential course as well as more opportunities for students to customize their learning experience.

Marc Lipson, associate dean for the MBA program, says “Each year, we enhance the program in small ways based on student feedback and innovations in business and higher education, but this past year has been a period of more substantial review and innovation.”

Incoming first-years will now take the required course,”Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship in Action” or IDEA, designed to bolster students’ ability to work on real-world, global projects of consequence, which have a high degree of ambiguity and uncertainty. Students will be organized in teams and tackle live field projects over seven weeks. The challenges will be sponsored by corporations, government agencies or nonprofit organizations.

“Our goal here is to make Darden students the best prepared in the world to make effective decisions when facing real-world ambiguity. Our world needs innovative solutions to open-ended problems, and we want to equip our students with the tools they need to innovate the future,” says Mike Lenox, associate dean for innovation programs and academic director of Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The second enhancement will further customize the Darden First Year experience. In August, Darden will launch the Darden Academy, a learning enrichment program that will offer a changing, weekly suite of opportunities that — though not required — will explore topics of interest to students, faculty and the broader Darden community.

It will include meaningful analyses of global current events, reflections on our purpose as leaders, opportunities to build skills that enhance the ability of all students to engage meaningfully in class conversations, and events that explore the links between classroom learning and business practice.

Darden students hail from all over the world; the Class of 2016 alone represents 36 countries. “Each student brings a unique background and experience,” says Peter Rodriguez, senior associate dean for degree programs. “Our goal is to meet each individual student where they are — to help them obtain in their First Year at Darden the skills and knowledge they want to deepen, in distinct areas.”

“At the end of the day, we are here to present opportunities that help our students realize their full potential as responsible, entrepreneurial and global leaders and learners,” says Rodriguez.  “These two enhancements to the MBA experience were developed in collaboration with Darden students. We know that if we listen carefully to our students and co-create with them, we will deliver on our goal to continue delivering the most compelling graduate management education experience available today.”

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UV Darden School of Business Fall 2016 MBA Essay

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has posted a brand-new essay question for the 2015-16 MBA application season. Describe the most important professional feedback you have received and how you responded to it.  …

Darden essay questionThe University of Virginia Darden School of Business has posted a brand-new essay question for the 2015-16 MBA application season.

Describe the most important professional feedback you have received and how you responded to it.  (500 words maximum)

Deadlines for the upcoming admissions cycle have yet to be announced, but Darden encourages applicants to get a head-start on writing the essay. The application will go live later this summer.

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