For Poets & Quants, Betsy Massar interviews Jason Jay, director of MIT Sloan’s sustainability initiative. It’s all about innovation.
A front-page P&Q interview by Betsy with the head of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford GSB. The school’s core philosophy, “Change Lives. Change Organizations. Change the World.,” speaks to the GSB’s approach, which extends well beyond shareholders and investors. That philosophy draws in a whole range of forces that affect the way business is done and the way organizations are run.
Early reaction from MBA admission consultants appears positive. “At first I thought, ‘huh’? and then after about 10 seconds, I thought, ‘yeah, why not?,’ says Betsy Massar, founder of Master Admissions. “There are plenty of angles to choose from, and even though the question is open ended, there’s enough focus on fit with Booth to get people started. Glad there’s a sense of fun to it as well. I appreciate that Booth is not trying to take itself overly seriously.”
It’s not just about the weather. It gives you a head start and the people you meet will know what they are talking about.
“Admission consultants say the more informal casual approach is an attempt by HBS to take some anxiety out of the process of applying to a school that rejects 88% of its applicants each year. “It’s a lot easier putting together an application if you think they’re on your side,” says Betsy Massar of Master Admissions, an MBA admissions consultant. “The new application has sassy elements to it and it comes off as more of a dialogue.””
Betsy Massar interviews Alison Levine, Fuqua MBA and author of the best selling book On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership and learns some interesting lessons for applicants, MBA students and graduates.
In connection with Harvard Business School’s celebration of “50 Years of Women at HBS” (HBS W50), the HBS Association of Northern California honored 100+ alumnae leaders in the Bay Area. The honorees, nominated and chosen from more than 1,200 female graduates of Harvard Business School who reside in Northern California span six decades of Harvard graduates. These women, who are profiled in a new book titled “Inspiring Women: Celebrating Harvard Business School Leaders,” have made an impact through their leadership roles in both for-profit and non-profit organizations, while also volunteering time to give back to the broader community.
It is “98% confirmed” that Wharton will make a team-based discussion among applicants a new part of its admissions process. The change occurs just as Wharton rolls out a newly revamped MBA curriculum this fall that offers students greater customization of their MBA education based on their earlier education and work experience.