Booth in the News; Winter 2013, Vol. 1
Covering December 7, 2012 to January 4, 2013
Here are highlights of the latest Booth news coverage. The summary below represents only a portion of recent coverage. Questions about the summary should be directed to Allan Friedman, executive director of communications, by reply e-mail or by calling 773-702-9232.
This summary contains three sections.
Section 1: News coverage of Booth.
- BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK. The pay gap between men and women graduates of Booth is the smallest of the Top 10 business schools, according to new data published December 11. Women graduates from Booth’s Class of 2012 earn 99.3% of what their male counterparts earn in their first post-MBA job, compared with Harvard at 89.5%; Wharton 85.7%; Stanford 78.8%; Kellogg 88.5%; Duke 90.5%; Cornell 94.3%; Michigan 99.1%; MIT 90.8% and Virginia 96.8%. Read more »
- THE TIMES OF INDIA. When you take all the MBA rankings collectively “the four top places continue to be dominated by Harvard Business School, Chicago Booth, Stanford and Wharton,” according to a December 17 article headlined “Who is the best of all?” Read more »
- BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK. Booth was featured in an article headlined “MBA Job Picture Bright for International Students,” published December 14. More than 95 percent of international students who graduated from Booth in 2012 accepted a job offer within three months of graduation, the article said. At Stanford, the only other top 10 school cited in the article, the figure was 91 percent. Read more »
- BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK. Dane Skillrud, MBA ’13, wrote about his daily life at Booth in an online slideshow. “Each class at Booth emphasizes study groups, even those that require individual assignments and tests,” he wrote. “Booth emphasizes that students learn by asking questions and challenging others.” Watch the slideshow »
Section 2: News coverage of Booth Faculty.
Section 3: Booth students and alumni in the news
- FORBES. Allison Hannon, a student in the Evening MBA Program, was named one of the magazine’s “30 Under 30” in the energy sector. She is co-founder of Root3 Technologies “where she develops software that taps Big Data to help municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals ratchet up the energy efficiency of their onsite power plants,” Forbes said. Read article »
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Bart Becht, MBA ’82, was featured in an article headlined “Trio Builds Consumer-Goods Empire,” published December 24. Becht and two partners manage the money of one of Germany’s wealthiest families. Its assets total more than $10 billion, but rather than stick the funds in stocks, bonds or real-estate, Becht and his partners buy consumer-goods and fashion companies, the article said. Read article »
- BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK. Neal Nisargand, MBA ’14, published an MBA Journal article December 3. “When I looked at schools, I knew that I wanted a rigorous MBA program that would give me instant credibility like my engineer background had,” he wrote. “I believe that a Booth education will refine my analytical skill set while introducing me to other students with a passion for both technology and business.” Read article »
- NBC CHICAGO.COM. Rachel Provest, MBA ’12 (AXP-11) was featured in a Q&A interview about her start-up, Nanny App. “We’re dipping our toes into the iPhone app market,” he said. “We started with what’s effectively a reference guide for expecting mothers and new parents … We basically are trying to create a real-life Mary Poppins in the palm of your hand, is what we’re calling it.” The article was posted December 10. Read article »
- FINANCIAL TIMES. Bernard Yeung, Ph.D. ’84, was profiled in the Meet the Dean column December 19. He is dean of the business school at National University of Singapore. “You walk into a place like Chicago and you can feel the intellectual intensity,” he said. “It is beginning to feel like that here.” Read article »
- CNBC. Mark Kiesel, MBA ’96, was named the fixed income fund manager of the year for 2012 by Morningstar, according to a report broadcast January 3. He is a managing director at PIMCO. Watch video »