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Akiba’s Corner: International Outreach

Akiba’s Corner is a weekly series of thoughts on the MBA admissions process and the MBA itself by MBA Mission Senior Consultant, Akiba Smith Francis (HBS ’05).  

Business schools have created innovative paths to build their respective brands and reach out to students around the world. While outreach events around the world are common these days, the Chicago GSB has take the traditional outreach event a step further, through its Global Leadership Series (GLS). The GLS  includes presentations by faculty and business leaders from around the world and has taken place in London, Paris, Moscow and Mexico City. Recently, on June 23, Nobel Laureate Myron S. Scholes discussed the Changing Price of Liquidity: The Current and National Crisis in London. The GSB’s next event will also take place in London on July 9th, where GSB Professor and Director of the Center for Decision Research, Richard Thaler will discuss his new book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. 

Even in shaky economic times, or maybe especially during such times, there is a need to reach out to the best international students and stay connected with alumni.



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