MBA News Bites

Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Roundup of B-School Intelligence

BusinessWeek reminds readers that self-assessment tests–if answered with complete candor–can really help MBA applicants target career direction and business school goals.

The Financial Times offers a profile of Kellogg professor Lloyd Shefsky, who developed and teaches the Successful Entrepreneurship course. The class is based on his experience of setting up a law firm and years of advising entrepreneurs and their companies at every stage of their development.

The Sloan School of Management at MIT will launch an MBA ethics program which shifts the focus away from the case study approach to teaching ethics to one that voices values, Financial Times reports. The program is based on Giving Voice to Values, developed by Mary Gentile, a former Harvard Business School academic.

On October 3rd and 4th, Tuck’s annual Women in Business conference brings together current Tuck students and partners, alumni, and prospective students to engage in discussion of issues and opportunities relevant to women in the business world. The deadline for conference applications is Friday, August 15, 2008.

This September, MBA students at Chicago GSB will have the option to enroll in the new course “Innovation in Energy Markets and Opportunities in Renewable Energy.” Highlights will include a look at the root drivers of change in the energy industry, the technologies that are emerging, and the factors that will determine their success.

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College will cosponsor the 2008 Diana International Research Symposium on gender and entrepreneurship that will take place on November 4, 2008 in Belfast. The DIANA International Project, established in 2003, is committed to advancing knowledge about the status of women’s entrepreneurship around the world.

The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management announced that six prominent business leaders from an array of industries have been named to its prestigious Board of Visitors, an advisory group established in 2006 to strengthen the school’s connection with and relevance to the national and international business communities.

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