MBA News Bites-Part I

Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Roundup of B-School Intelligence

The MBA Admissions Blog at Wharton says prior MBA applicants who missed out on individual feedback with admissions officers might benefit from the school’s upcoming online chats. These one-hour sessions offer a generalized discussion on how to manage the reapplication process.

Business-school graduates who are hot on theory but weak on practice are a common source of frustration for finance chiefs, says Economist.com. One way around the problem is to get more CFOs teaching in business schools.

The University of Texas at Austin announced that California professor Thomas W. Gilligan has been appointed dean of the McCombs School of Business.

The payoff of going to graduate school is simply a matter of comparative advantage and supply and demand, says  professor Kevin Murphy. The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics outlined his ideas about the value of a GSB education when he welcomed new students to the Executive MBA Program last month.

Harvard Business School has announced the opening of a Harvard office in Shanghai, which will serve both HBS and the Harvard China Fund. The office will, among other things, provide local assistance to Harvard’s various faculties, and facilitate admissions interviews with prospective students. A second office in Beijing is planned for the fall.

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