Cornell and Tsinghua launch double degree MBA in Beijing – 06/04/14
This will be the first time a top-ranked US business school has taught a full-time MBA degree in China, although Kellogg recently partnered with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management to run an EMBA program in Beijing and Insead jointly teaches an EMBA with Tsinghua. Unlike Kellogg and Insead, the Cornell program will be taught in Chinese and English.
Poets & Quants
Top Schools To Adopt Common Recs – 06/03/14
Article reports that Columbia, Wharton, Yale, Darden, Booth and Kellogg are planning to adopt a common system for recommendation letters after reports that MBA applicants often write their own recs. Admission officers hope that a common form will reduce the burden on many recommenders and lead to more honest appraisals of candidates.
The Academic Week Ahead – 06/01/14
Roundup mentions a guided tour at HBS and the healthcare symposium at Kellogg.
The Wall Street Journal
How to Make Robots Seem Less Creepy – 06/01/14
Article by Professor Adam Waytz about his research that found that when emotional jobs such as social workers and preschool teachers are given to robots, people prefer robots that are capable of conveying human emotion.
Bucktown Mail Woes? Business Students Find Way to Keep Packages Safe – 05/30/14
Article reports on DropSpot, a startup created by five Kellogg students as part of the New Venture Discovery course. DropSpot pairs people looking to pick up their packages with local businesses willing to receive them. The deal keeps packages safe until pickup and increases foot traffic for businesses.
Poets & Quants
MBAs Expect 44% Pay Bump Due To Degree – 05/30/14
In an open web poll of 804 prospective MBA students conducted by Huron Education, Kellogg ranked third after Tuck and Fuqua regarding schools that did the best in getting to know applicants through the application process. Applicants’ feedback on schools with a video essay component varied, with some students highly positive and some students very negative. US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek are virtually tied for the two most consulted rankings lists by applicants.
4 Reasons You Can't Trust Yourself – 05/28/14
Article cites research by Professor Neal Roese that found that watching an animation more than doubled the hindsight bias because “Animations can whitewash the guess work and assumptions that go into interpreting reconstructions. By creating a picture of one possibility, they make others seem less likely, even if they’re not.”
The end of the job listing? – 05/27/14
Radio interview with Professor Nicholas Pearce, who said, “One of the biggest issues that companies are facing currently is not just attracting talent that is competent but attracting talent that fits the culture of their organization.”
The Motley Fool
Why It's Good That Disney Is Giving Away a Fortune – 05/27/14
Article cites Kellogg research, which found that companies whose spending on corporate and social responsibility programs exceeds investor expectations tend to enjoy positive stock returns.