It’s been an interesting week in MBA-dom. Both good and bad. Let’s get the bad out of the way:
- Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business found that 34 first-year M.B.A. students cheated according to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. According to the article, Fuqua‘s Judicial Board found 33 students guilty of inappropriate collaboration on a take-home test and one guilty of lying. The guilty students are facing punishments ranging from an F to suspension to expulsion. Moral: don’t do it.
- Tuck is hosting its first ever Tuck India Business Conference on May 4 to launch its Tuck India Alliance and provide "an opportunity for thought leaders, business professionals, students, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss their strategies in the context of an emerging India. The conference aims to take a step forward from ‘Why India?’ to ‘How to leverage India?’" Mehul Negrani, one of the student organizers of the event, wrote me that the Conference represents "our effort to pull together the many activities students, faculty and alumni have been involved in" concerning India. Indeed, the Tuck announcement about the Conference stressed that Tuck has been working hard to strengthen its ties to India. There are more Indian students studying for their MBA at Tuck than from any other country, other than the US.
- Bruce DelMonico, Director of Admissions for Yale SOM, announced last week the establishment of the Yale Community Blog. The blog is co-authored by first- and second-year students who will discuss their experiences at Yale. It should provide tremendous insight into Yale’s program and student life. They will even allow Bruce DelMonico to blog too, so you may find an admissions tidbit or two.
- The Wharton adcom blog reveals that its faculty approved the establishment of a dual degree program with the Kennedy School of Government. The new program allows Wharton MBA students to combine their Wharton business studies "with KSG’s professional expertise in government and public policy."