Millennial Recruitment and Impact Investing – 08/19/14
Article lists b-schools that offer courses on social enterprise, impact investing or sustainability, including HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Stern, Stanford, Columbia and Ross. Also mentions Kellogg’s Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.
Poets & Quants
Which Schools Produce the Highest Returns? – 08/19/14
Article reports on Financial Times' ranking of B-schools by their return on investment, comparing average costs with average salaries. Top-ranked schools ranked low by this measure due to higher tuition. Kellogg ranked 92, compared with its overall FT ranking of 15.
Gary Fencik: A 'hit-man' aims high – 08/14/14
Article profiles former Chicago Bears safety and Kellogg alumnus Gary Fencik, who now works in private equity. In 1985, Fencik completed his MBA and won the Super Bowl.
The New York Times
Helping Prevent Foreclosures – 08/14/14
Article reports on a study by Professors Brian Melzer and David Matsa that found that the $250 billion paid out in federally funded unemployment benefits helped prevent an estimated 1.4 million foreclosures from July 2008 to December 2012.
The New Supercompetitors – 08/08/14
Article reports on research by Professors Thomas Hubbard, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi that found that supercompetitors are emerging today because companies with distinctive capabilities are both scalable and relevant, while other forms of competitive advantage, like sheer size, have decreased in importance.
WBEZ’s Tech Shift
Groupon and enterprise apps – 08/08/14
Interview with Professor Linda Darragh about Groupon’s disappointing second quarter earnings. Darragh said that Groupon is “probably looking deep as to what their core competency might be to see how they can reinvent themselves.”
Poets & Quants
The Most ‘Popular’ B-Schools Among MBAs – 08/07/14
Article reports on the alumni survey portion of the Financial Times' 2014 Global MBA Rankings. Kellogg was rated 6th by alumni, behind HBS, Stanford, Wharton, LBS and MIT. Kellogg placed 15th in the overall rankings.