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VIDEO: Harvard Business School Dean Steps Down

Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria announces he is stepping down, and Tepper and Haas both announce STEM designations on their MBA programs—we tell you everything you need to know this month

By  Simon Lovick

Mon Dec 16 2019

As the year draws to an end, it's not too late for a flurry of excitement and intrigue as Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria announced he will be stepping down in the summer of 2020. 

In our monthly Applicant Bulletin, we bring you all the stories you need to support your business school application.



Hello, I’m Simon from BusinessBecause, and welcome to this month’s Applicant Bulletin—where we bring you all the stories and developments you need to support your business school application.

Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria has announced he is stepping down at the end of the current academic year, in June twenty-twenty.

He will have been at the helm of Harvard Business School for a decade. Under his tenure, Nohria has raised 1.4 billion dollars for the school, more than any other HBS dean. 

His leadership has also seen radical curriculum changes, including the introduction of Harvard Business School Online, the school’s internet learning platform.

MBA programs at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and UC Berkeley Haas have received STEM-designation. 

International students on a STEM-designated degree can apply for a twenty-four-month visa extension.

The STEM designation on an MBA degree gives international students a two year extension on their student visa. 

This means that they can remain in the US for up to three years after graduation, without an H-1B visa

HEC Paris topped this year’s Executive MBA ranking by the Financial Times. 

The school claimed top spot in only its second year in the table.

It unseated the joint EMBA by HKUST and Kellogg School of Management, which slips to second place. In third is the TRIUM EMBA, jointly hosted by HEC Paris, LSE, and NYU Stern. 

Read the full ranking on our website. 

[News from BusinessBecause]

Entrepreneurship is becoming an increasingly popular choice for MBA graduates. That’s why we’ve profiled the best MBA startups to look out for in 2020.

From energy and sustainability, to fintech, lifestyle, and food and drink, there’s sure to be a startup that piques your interest. 

We announced the BusinessBecause MBA startup of the year. Trulli, designed by UVA Darden MBA graduate Amanda Joseph, allows travelers to plan trips based on recommendations from their friends. 

Check out the full article to see all the other awards, with prizes awarded for impactful innovation, green leadership, and biggest valuation. 

That’s all for this month. To find out more about any of the schools and stories mentioned, check out our website.

From me and the BusinessBecause team, until next month, goodbye.