The Yale School of Management is preparing to create a new initiative to develop and disseminate its expertise in leadership and organizational behavior. The Initiative on Leadership and Organizational Performance, which will launch on July 1, 2013, will provide funding for research, sponsor conferences, and create research databases, among other activities intended to increase the visibility and influence of Yale scholars.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron promised that, if reelected, he will hold a referendum on whether the country should stay in the European Union. Yale SOM’s David Bach argues that this move is likely to produce just what a struggling economy doesn’t need-more uncertainty.

Gary Appel ’77, who recently retired as vice chairman of the global middle market private equity funds manager, Castle Harlan, Inc., has been named Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School. Appel has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Castle Harlan, he was vice chairman of Glencoe Capital, Ltd., a Chicago-based middle market private equity funds manager, and a member of its Investment Committee. While at Glencoe, he [...]

A Bridge To Latin America’s Footprint In The U.S. Last week I traveled to Miami for Chicago Conversations – “Latin America’s Footprint in the U.S.” With over 100 attendees, the event was a huge success and showcased the energy and enthusiasm in the South Florida Booth alumni community. The Miami panel came ready to share many different perspectives and viewpoints on Latin America’s influence on Miami’s economy. After an introduction by Michael J. Gibbs, Clinical [...]

Among students at the McCombs School of Business, the eyes of Texas clearly have their sights set on the wider world. In their own words and images, four McCombs student travelers share what they experienced and accomplished over winter break.

Poets & Quants recently featured Adam Healey (MBA ’05) and his wife Christin, entrepreneurs and founders of wedding concierge website Borrowed & Blue. Read more about Adam’s journey moving from management consulting to technology entrepreneurship in the Poets & Quants article, “MBA Startups: A Darden MBA Returned To School To Start A Company.”

The MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Office released our final set of Round 1 admissions decisions earlier this morning. Congratulations to all our admits – we hope to meet you in person soon!   Now we are busy evaluating our Round 2 applicants, which will continue until our decision release deadline on April 3rd. Please stay tuned for more updates from us in the coming weeks.  

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