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To help marketers, the Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association (HCMA) and Northwestern Universitys Kellogg Health Industry Management Program have united to develop a strategic marketing executive program. Mark Tran, HCMAs Executive Education Committee chair, says The HCMA and the Kellogg School of Business Management have designed this program to benefit marketing executives in the pharmaceutical, bio-pharma, diagnostics, and medical device industries.”

Columbia Business School’s Public Offering Post offers an interview with Keeth Smart ’10, who will be starting at CBS next week on the heels of his third Olympic appearance as the captain of the U.S. Fencing Team. Smart says teamwork, focus and time management are necessary skills in both athletics and business.

Hitting bookstores now is Philip Delves Broughton’s “Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School.” Intrigued by the opportunities open to someone with a golden MBA degree, journalist Broughton quits his post as Paris bureau chief for London’s Daily Telegraph to attend HBS.

Thunderbird School of Global Management has launched “Doing Business in India” ”” a comprehensive, online certificate program on the dynamics of Indian business. The new four-week program offers working professionals the tools and knowledge they need to work effectively within India’s business, political and cultural environment.

Boutique investment firms and middle-market banks, which typically handle transactions below $1 billion, are finding themselves in an enviable position this summer, BusinessWeek reports. As the big financial firms tighten the number of internships and job offers they are giving to MBA students, smaller firms that often get overlooked by MBAs during the job hunt are suddenly in demand.

Registration for Explore Wharton on September 25 & 26, 2008 is now open. “Explore Wharton: Diversity in Action” is an opportunity for candidates from diverse backgrounds to visit the Wharton campus, network with current students, attend classes, receive helpful information about the admissions process, and experience the uniquely collaborative Wharton environment. Visit http://clubs.wharton.upenn.edu/proday/index.html to register.

UCLA’s Anderson School of Management has released its online application and announced its application deadlines and admissions essays for the 2008-2009 season.

Round 1: October 9, 2008
Round 2: January 8, 2009
Round 3: April 2, 2009

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