Poets & Quants
To Employers, A Perfect MBA Looks Like This – 01/12/15
Article reports on Businessweek and GMAC’s employer surveys, both of which found that employers most value communication skills in MBAs. Quotes Betsy Ziegler, associate dean of MBA programs, who said, “As we think about what majors we should be offering, and what collection of classes in general, thematically what themes we should be talking about, recruiters are at the core.”
Why Are So Few Black People Using Bitcoin? – 01/07/15
Quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who said, “For African Americans in particular, I think the issue with Bitcoin is that it stimulates arms-length transactions. In the African American community, by and large, people tend to be more relationship-oriented than transactionally-driven.”
Sustainable mining: an inherent contradiction in terms? – 01/05/15
Article reports on a white paper by the Kellogg Innovation Network that is meant to serve as a framework to inspire more mining companies to develop sustainable projects that could also boost their profits.
Admissions Turns to Video – 01/01/15
Article reports on the increase in schools converting their application essays to online video formats. Quotes Kate Smith, assistant dean of admissions, who said that Kellogg still strives to conduct interviews with every applicant, “but the video essay gives us an opportunity to meet each student early in the application process.” Article can be found on page 56.
Chicago team returning to Super Bowl – 12/31/14
Article mentions Kellogg’s Super Bowl Advertising Review and quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said that WeatherTech’s ad this year is a “big opportunity is to spend a little more time explaining here's exactly why this makes such good sense to go out and purchase.”
Crain’s Chicago Business
More Kellogg grads go geek, shun the Street – 12/22/14
Article reports that a record 18.4 percent of Kellogg MBAs in 2014's class headed to tech jobs, up from 12 percent a year before. Just 14 percent of Kellogg MBAs took jobs in finance, down from 20 percent a year earlier.