Poets & Quants
MBA Programs Edging Closer To Gender Parity – 11/29/17
Article takes a look at how gender parity is closer to becoming a reality in business schools, noting that Kellogg has seen growth to 42% women. This is due to encouraging more women to apply and enroll.
It Turns Out Trump’s Tax Plan Is Bad for Businesses Too – 11/27/17
Article by Professor David Besanko discusses the tax reform plan proposed by President Trump and congressional Republicans’, noting that although most analysts have said that the GOP plan is business friendly, it is actually bad news for the private sector and it will hinder business. The plan will ultimately lead to additions to the federal deficit, which will lead to economic stagnation.
5 books from 2017 that these authors think you should read – 11/24/17
Video clip highlights five of authors Daniel Pink and Ann Patchett’s favorite books of 2017, featuring “The All or Nothing Marriage” by Professor Eli Finkel. Pink says, “Finkel’s big point here is that while the institution of marriage, in general, in America is declining, the best marriages today are better than any time in history.
Should you enrol on a technology MBA course? – 11/22/17
Article discusses the growing popularity of 1Y MBA programs, quoting Associate Dean Matt Merrick on how “enrollments to the one-year MBA have risen by 60-70 percent over the past six years” at Kellogg.
Strategy & Business
Reimagining Effective Cross-Functional Teams – 11/20/17
Article by Dean Sally Blount takes a look at the necessity of a business to have insights and actions from people working across the organization, noting that assembling cross-functional teams are the best way to capitalize on this.
Law schools innovate to stay competitive – 11/19/17
Article explains that a declining pool of applicants for law school means institutions now offer more flexible courses, noting that several schools now offer joint programs in law and business. Including that, one can earn a JD degree from the Northwestern School of Law and an MBA from Kellogg in three years rather than the five it would normally take to complete both degrees separately.
What Will Good Men Do? – 11/19/17
Article by Professor Ellen Taaffe discusses the reaction in the workplace after the #MeToo movement to shed light on sexual assault, questioning if men are becoming increasingly anxious about interacting with women at work.