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B-School Chart of the Week: September 2016 Social Currency Rankings

Rankings come in all shapes and sizes, but can any ranking truly capture social cachet? For a different perspective on the value of an MBA, we turn to the New York Times society pages, where the editors select and profile promising couples. Each month, we dedicate one B-School Chart of the Week to tallying how alumni from top-ranked business schools are advancing their social currency ranking.

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The year’s busiest wedding season is behind us, but MBAs took advantage of the last opportunities to host summer weddings in September. In fact, the New York Times profiled 23 weddings involving MBAs last month, one more than in August. Harvard Business School (HBS) students and graduates were especially eager to walk down the aisle, as is evident in the three weddings where both the bride and groom were HBS MBAs. One couple, Roanna Wang and Nathan Bruschi, are currently pursuing their respective HBS degrees! Overall, the school was mentioned in five profiled weddings, one involving Wang and Bruschi’s fellow classmate, Kiernan Schmitt. Yale was the alma mater of another couple, Kate Liberman and Eric Gershman, who both received MBAs and MFAs from the school.




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