MBA News Bites-Part II

Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Roundup of B-School Intelligence

The Tuck School of Business will discuss the hurdles that women in business face at their annual Women in Business Conference, taking place October 3 and 4 on campus in Hanover, New Hampshire. Organized by second-year Tuck students, the gathering will offer current students, alumni, and prospective students the chance to connect through both social activities and interactive educational panels. Prospective students can register here.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the financial services industry has already shed more than 200,000 jobs in the last year, ABC News reports. After Bear Stearns collapsed in the spring, business schools braced for potentially more layoffs and jobless alumni looking for help.

A joint Innovation Management Program from the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Robert H. Smith School of Business has been created. Leading faculty from both schools will help entrepreneurs, small-business owners and executives in corporate venturing understand how to successfully manage the innovation their firm seeks to deliver.

Prospective students in the London area this weekend are invited to visit London Business School on Saturday, 27 September 2008, to find out more about their programs. There will be seminars on each of School’s degree programs: MBA, Masters in Finance, Executive MBA (including Dubai-London EMBA and EMBA-Global) and the Sloan Fellowship. Register to attend and receive more information.

The 2008 Babson Forum on Entrepreneurship & Innovation will be held at Babson on Thursday, October 2. Organized by Babson MBA students, the forum encourages innovation and entrepreneurship among students, alumni, budding entrepreneurs, and the greater Boston business community. The forum includes speakers, breakout panel sessions, the Babson Innovation Competition, and an Idea Expo and networking reception. Online registration is available.

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, has announced that it will be offering its inaugural Cambridge Executive MBA commencing in September 2009, with online applications already being accepted. It is aimed at executives with significant years of professional experience who seek to improve their current managerial skills, and to develop new skills for even greater challenges in the dynamic global economy.

Given the current climate of uncertainty in the financial services community, Deidre Leopold, managing director of Harvard’s MBA admissions, offers short answers to new questions on the HBS Director’s Blog.

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