New policy update: Rights of international students seeking entry into US | Data: Average starting salaries rise for MBAs | Harvard professor emphasizes black entrepreneurship
April 21, 2017
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What does Trump's visa order mean for B-schools?
What does Trump's visa order mean for b-schools?
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President Donald Trump's executive order on the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreigners could further hamper efforts by colleges and universities to recruit international students and faculty, journalist Karin Fischer writes in this analysis. A recent Graduate Management Admission Council survey showed that Trump's election made 37% of business-school applicants less likely to apply to US schools.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (4/19),  The Economist (tiered subscription model) (4/19) 
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New policy update: Rights of international students seeking entry into US
The newest update discusses the rights of international students seeking entry into the United States through international airports or other ports of entry, including if customs agents can seize and search their electronic devices. For details on this latest update and what it means for the academic community, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates page.
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Management Education
Data: Average starting salaries rise for MBAs
Average starting salary and bonuses for MBA graduates increased by 12.9% between 2011 and 2016, almost double the rate of inflation during the period, data show. A recent Graduate Management Admission Council survey found that 58% of employers expect to increase salaries for 2017 MBA graduates.
U.S. News & World Report (4/14) 
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Harvard professor emphasizes black entrepreneurship
Harvard professor emphasizes black entrepreneurship
The stories of black business leaders make up fewer than 1% of the cases published by Harvard Business School, and prior to this semester only two of the 300 cases studied by students in their first year featured black leaders, according to lecturer Steven Rogers. He has written 14 new case studies to highlight black executives and says he's hoping to share them with other business schools.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (4/14),  SHRM Online (4/19) 
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Higher Education
How good marketing can attract more students
To consistently draw top students, a college or university's marketing communications should be personalized and consistent across departments, write Kirsten Fedderke, vice president, and Suzanne Grigalunas, enrollment marketing strategist, both at Lipman Hearne. Educational institutions also should use data and their web presence to build relationships with prospective students, they suggest. (4/17) 
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College bookstores use tech to stay relevant
College and university bookstores are using technology to help students and faculty find affordable textbooks and online educational resources, says Ed Schlichenmayer, deputy CEO of the National Association of College Stores. Despite the rise in online resources, Schlichenmayer says he sees college bookstores playing a continuing role in campus life.
eCampus News (free registration) (4/19) 
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What B-schools should learn from United Airlines
Recent scandals, including one involving United Airlines, highlight a need for business schools to focus on teaching students more about law and ethics, writes Robert Prentice, department chair at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Teaching students how to serve both the public and shareholders is critical, Prentice asserts in this commentary.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Texas) (tiered subscription model) (4/18) 
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Strategies for early-career MBA students
Prospective MBA students should understand their goals and passions before applying to business school, especially if they don't have a lot of work experience, according to some admissions experts and MBA graduates. Programs that provide projects and consulting opportunities can be helpful to early-career MBA students, they advise.
U.S. News & World Report (4/17) 
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