Finance

Exclusive: Interview with Carlyle Co-Founder David Rubenstein
Featured, Finance, Industry Insights, Interview, On Campus, Print Edition

Exclusive: Interview with Carlyle Co-Founder David Rubenstein

The following is a Harbus exclusive interview with David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity and alternative asset management firms with $174 billion under management. Rubenstein, who is a member of the Harvard Corporation as of July 2017, addressed the community at Spangler Auditorium in an event co-hosted…

Social Impact and Fintech: The Prodigy Finance Story
Featured, Features, Finance, News

Social Impact and Fintech: The Prodigy Finance Story

Creating a global company with social impact at its heart doesn’t happen overnight. But, as Prodigy Finance demonstrates, it can definitely happen within a matter of years. Cameron Stevens, like any recently-accepted INSEAD candidate, was looking forward to his MBA experience in France. And, like most other grad students, began looking for the financing needed…

Activist Investors: The Untold Story
Finance, Opinion

Activist Investors: The Untold Story

Ask many HBS students about the perception of activist investors as perpetuated by the RC curriculum, and you’ll hear the words “short-term,” “meddlers,” “aggressive,” and a number of other pejoratives that are neither politically correct nor publishable by the Harbus.  Indeed, many of the cases taught throughout the RC curriculum (across disciplines – FIN, FRC,…

Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare
Economics, Finance, Fortune 500, General Management, Health, Industry Insights

Goliath vs. Goliath: Hospital Mega-Mergers and the Fight for Your Healthcare

A turbulent year for healthcare policy, 2017 was capped off with a spree of healthcare mega-mergers. Some transgressed traditional industry boundaries, reflecting the evolving dynamics of a sector in dramatic flux since the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act. CVS’ $69bn acquisition of Aetna, the nation’s third largest insurer, introduced the possibility of converting…

The MBA as a Finance Case
Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance

The MBA as a Finance Case

With Round 1 MBA admissions in the books and Round 2 underway, we are now seeing the mix of HBS campus visitors shift from Class of 2020 hopefuls toward Class of 2021 prospects. For many, the decision to apply entails weighing benefits of the MBA—facilitating personal and professional growth, gaining access to a strong brand…

The MBA Tax Deduction
Finance, News, Opinion

The MBA Tax Deduction

One of the gray areas that the LCA curriculum does not cover is deducting the cost of MBA tuition for tax purposes. Every year in the United States, a select portion of MBA students deduct educational expenses including tuition and fees, books, equipment, software and miscellaneous school supplies on their tax returns. The result is…

The future of payments: A conversation with Hassan Ahmed of Venmo
Alumni, Finance

The future of payments: A conversation with Hassan Ahmed of Venmo

Samar Sikka discusses the origins of Venmo, scaling fast-growing startups, and business strategy with Hassan Ahmed, HBS ’11, Business Operations Manager at Venmo. Venmo – the one app you will find across every student’s phone at the Harvard Business School. Just as Facebook has forever changed the way we share and interact with the world, Venmo…

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