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VIDEO: MBA Admission Tips—Imperial College Business School

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VIDEO: MBA Admission Tips—Imperial College Business School

Joel reveals the importance of understanding your fit to the MBA program at Imperial Joel McConnell is executive director of marketing, recruitment, and admissions at Imperial College Business School. He was formerly director of Europe and Central Asia at IE Business School in Madrid, where he also holds his MBA from. We caught up with…

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Global MBA applications declined by 6.9 percent

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Global MBA applications declined by 6.9 percent

According to data released by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) on Thursday, the applications to the MBA programmes have declined by 6.9 percent year-on-year globally while 52 percent decline has been reported for programmes than growth of 40 percent or stability of 8 percent. The only exception, in this case, was Canada which saw…

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Forbes MBA Ranking: European Business Schools Offer Best Return On Investment

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Forbes MBA Ranking: European Business Schools Offer Best Return On Investment

When Forbes released its MBA ranking last week, it was not a big US business school that drew headlines. Instead, it was IMD on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The Forbes ranking is based solely on the median return on investment (ROI) achieved by graduates from the class of 2014. Schools are ranked…

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The MBA Challenging Students To Have More Meaningful Conversations

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The MBA Challenging Students To Have More Meaningful Conversations

What is it that takes a classroom from a room to an active learning ecosystem? That depends on who you ask. For a lot of people, the answer might be ‘a teacher’—and sure, when it comes to the alchemy of turning students into learners, a teacher is an indispensable element. But others might say that…

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How Much Does GPA Matter When Applying To A Top MBA Program?

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How Much Does GPA Matter When Applying To A Top MBA Program?

It’s time for another Applicant Question of the Week at BusinessBecause! Every week, we give you the opportunity to ask one of our chosen admissions experts anything you want to know about getting into business school. This week, our question comes from an anonymous applicant, concerned about the competitive nature of business school applications and hoping to…

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How RBI’s Latest Stance On Overseas Investment Can Be Disaster For Startups

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How RBI’s Latest Stance On Overseas Investment Can Be Disaster For Startups

According to a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) frequently asked question on overseas direct investment (ODI) updated on September 19, Indian companies cannot acquire or invest in a foreign entity which already has a direct or indirect investment in the Indian market. “In such cases, Indian companies can approach the Reserve Bank for prior approval…

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Argentina actively woos India for investment in lithium assets

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Argentina actively woos India for investment in lithium assets

Offers duty-free import of capital goods, accelerated depreciation So keen is Argentina’s Ambassador Daniel Chuburu on India investing in his country’s lithium resources, that he spent the entire day at a conference on e-mobility, organised here by the Confederation of Indian Industry. Later, asked about his tarry, Chuburu told BusinessLine that he had attended many similar e-mobility…

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The Marketer’s Guide to Choosing The Right Social Media Tools

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The Marketer’s Guide to Choosing The Right Social Media Tools

There are always challenges that come up when running social media marketing campaigns. These range from content creation to measuring your strategy’s effectiveness. The point is, you need tools to get the best possible results from social media. And you need these tools for various aspects of your activities. However, choosing the right tool can…

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Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

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Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers accused Britain’s governing Conservative Party on September 13 of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform. UK fact-checking charity Full Fact found that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party has been funding ads on Facebook that link to a BBC article with an apparently altered…

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PE/VC investments climb to an all-time high of $36.7 bn in January-August

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PE/VC investments climb to an all-time high of $36.7 bn in January-August

MUMBAI : Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments into India touched an all-time high of $36.7 billion in the first eight months of 2019, surpassing the previous record of $36.5 billion in 2018, according to a report by the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and consulting firm EY. Graphic by Paras Jain/Mint “Private equity…

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Market crash: Best investment opportunities come at the point of maximum pessimism

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Market crash: Best investment opportunities come at the point of maximum pessimism

These are indeed very tough times for Indian stock market investors. Especially for those that invested in mid- and small-cap stocks. It is very easy to lose perspective in such an environment. Investors tend to lose sight of medium- and long-term possibilities when there is too much negativity all around. Investors must not forget that…

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Modi govt’s mega investment push: How Rs 100 lakh crore would be invested in next 5 years

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Modi govt’s mega investment push: How Rs 100 lakh crore would be invested in next 5 years

While the median forecast showed the rupee will not retest Tuesday’s low, the 12-month view was the most pessimistic in Reuters polls since December. (Representational image) With an aim to invest Rs 100 lakh crore over the next five years in the infrastructure sector, the Finance Ministry has constituted a task force to draw up…

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MBA Apps Are Down But The Latest Crop Of Incoming Students Are Really Impressive

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MBA Apps Are Down But The Latest Crop Of Incoming Students Are Really Impressive

On the surface, Kasese is heaven on Earth. Nestled in western Uganda along the equator, Kasese is home to peaceful grasslands, glistening lakes and towering waterfalls. Here, tourists take safaris through Queen Elizabeth National Park to witness lions, elephants, and gorillas in their natural habitats. Others hike the Bukurungu Trail, scanning the never-ending horizon from…

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Braun, Yelich Team Up For Investment In Major Downtown Milwaukee Development Project

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Braun, Yelich Team Up For Investment In Major Downtown Milwaukee Development Project

Milwaukee Brewers outfielders Ryan Braun (second from right) and Christian Yelich (far right) are teaming up to invest in one of the largest redevelopment projects in Downtown Milwaukee. SCOTT PAULUS One of the most high-profile development projects in the city of Milwaukee has attracted two of the city’s highest-profile citizens as investors. Milwaukee Brewers outfielders…

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