B-School Highlights: May 18

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Some of the events and announcements from top business schools in the U.S. and around the world that made news in the past two weeks:

The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) will host the ESMT Annual Forum from June 13 to 15. Held in association with the International Leadership Association, it provides a venue for business, academic, and political leaders to discuss issues. “Leading Across Generations,” with a focus on the future challenges of the workplace, is the theme, and Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy, will receive the 2012 Responsible Leadership Award. 

MBA students in the Business on the Frontlines course at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business visited Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and the Philippines in the spring to gain exposure to businesses in war-torn countries. The ultimate goal of the class is to have students observe these societies as they try to restart their economies. 

MIT Sloan School of Management’s inaugural Executive MBA class of 62 students will graduate on June 8.

Patrick G. Maggitti was named dean of the Villanova School of Business, effective June 1, according to a May 14 news release. He replaces Kevin Clark, who has been interim dean since August; Clark took the helm after the previous dean, James Danko, was named president of Butler University. Maggitti had been director of Villanova’s Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship and associate professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship. He has authored many papers for management journals on strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The New York University Stern School of Business, with its Social Enterprise Association MBA Club, recently established a Loan Assistance Program for full-time, part-time, and EMBA graduates who pursue careers in social enterprise. Unlike most programs of its kind, this one makes more people eligible. Those working in tax-exempt organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, and companies with a socially oriented mission qualify, according to a news release. Those who earn up to $100,000 may apply annually for the loan within the first 10 years of graduation, and they can receive up to $15,000 per year based on a sliding scale.

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