If you missed yesterday’s Live Q&A with MBA Admissions Dean Sara Neher, you can watch a video replay of it at this link: http://connect.darden.virginia.edu/p2bnkwmed6i/ In the video, Sara answers questions related to the MBA application and gives prospective students advice on how to submit a great application.

Below is the transcript from yesterday’s Admissions chat. You can also view an archive of past chats here. Question: I took my GMAT in December, and the official score should be in around 18 January, which is after the Round 2 application deadline.  I have my verbal and quantitative scores, but not my integrated reasoning or analytical writing scores.  Can I still submit my application for Round 2, and send my official scores to the [...]

In an essay in the Huffington Post, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the senior associate dean for executive programs and Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management, argues that heroic leaders can overcome the cowardice and apathy that are sometimes observed in crowds.

Arnold Chavkin ’77 and Keith Sherin ’91 (EMBA) recently shared their leadership experiences and advice with students as part of the School’s 2012 David and Lyn Silfen Leadership Series. Chavkin, currently managing director at the private equity firm Pine Brook Road Partners, was previously CIO at J.P. Morgan Partners, a member of Chemical Bank’s merchant banking group, and a generalist in its corporate finance group. He talked about the importance of being open to opportunities [...]

Students from the Healthcare Industry Association celebrate a successful Ninth Annual Healthcare Conference November 30 at the New York City Marriott Marquis. Industry practitioners, alumni, students, and staff and faculty members gathered together for the ninth annual Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference on November 30 in New York City. The conference focused on the theme of “Catalysts for Change in a Fractured Healthcare System” and featured panels on biopharmaceuticals, medical technologies, healthcare services, and venture [...]

“If you want to make it, take your career into your own hands,” Henry Swieca ’82 told Columbia Business School students on October 23. Swieca, cofounder of Highbridge Capital Management and founder and CIO of Talpion Fund Management, shared professional and personal advice as part of the David and Lyn Silfen Leadership Series. Swieca discussed his humble beginnings growing up in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood in the 1960s and ’70s, the son of immigrant [...]

Barbara Krumsiek, chair, president, and CEO of Calvert Investments, has been awarded Columbia Business School’s 2012 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics. The award was presented during a ceremony on Monday, November 26. The Botwinick Prize is an annual award recognizing an outstanding leader who exhibits the highest standard of ethical conduct in business or the professions. It is organized by the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, the umbrella for leadership [...]

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