- If you are on a waiting list in Round 3 of the application process then the Chicago Booth School of Business has an update for you. They are now finishing up the interview process and reexamining their applicants. On May 18th you will be told whether or not you have been admitted, waitlisted, or denied. If you have already been waitlisted then you will also find out if you have been admitted from the waitlist on the 18th. Booth will continue to look at the waitlist over the summer, but there is not a high chance positions will open up; however, it is possible.
- The Wharton School’s Wharton Entrepreneurial programs (WEP) has given out its 2011 Wharton Venture Awards to Support Entrepreneurial Students. These awards provide $10,000 to Wharton undergraduate juniors and first-year MBA students to work on their business ventures during the summer break. Four awards have been handed out to the following business ideas:
- Osus, Inc.: Weight-lifting you can wear. Created by Steven Dong and Corey Lerch.
- Coursekit: Coursekit lets students follow classes—assignments, lectures, and exams—in one place while keeping in touch with classmates. Created by Dan Getelman.
- Gamma Basics: GrayCAD is a software application that helps hospitals assess their radiation safety compliance during capital equipment upgrades. Created by Mike Kijewski.
- Mooblue: Mooblue is a real-time bidding mobile ad exchange. Created by Nimit Maru.
- Johns Hopkins Carey Business School recently announced that its dean, Yash Gupta, will be leaving to become chief executive officer of a Canadian telecom company. Gupta was the founding dean of Carey Business School, which is so young that the school has yet to graduate its first MBA class. However, due to Gupta’s hard work, he is leaving the school with a strong foundation—the charter class of the Global MBA program is made up of 88 students. The school will soon begin a national search for a new dean. Executive Vice Dean, Phillip Phan, will serve as interim dean.
- Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently announced that they have a new dean. David A. Thomas, a professor and former associate dean at Harvard Business School, will be taking over for George Daly, who is retiring after six years of working at McDonough. Thomas has been at Harvard since 1990 working as a professor and director of faculty recruitment. Georgetown President John DeGioia feels that as “a recognized thought leader in the area of strategic human resource management, David brings important academic and organizational leadership to his new role at Georgetown.”
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