A survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council found that 86% of companies worldwide plan to hire MBA graduates, an increase from 79% in 2016, with 52% of employers saying starting salaries also will be higher. "This signifies the value these programs create for students and the vital role their skillsets bring employers," says Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC president and CEO.
AINP is targeted to professionals from a variety of schools -- large, small, global and regional -- with work experience between six to 36 months in graduate management admissions. Early registration fee is valid through June 23, 2017. Register for the Newport Beach, Calif., event.
US business schools are using accelerators, mentors and other initiatives to recruit more students, especially international students, to their entrepreneurship programs. A survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council found one quarter of MBA students globally are seeking to pursue entrepreneurship.
Some US business schools are offering bargain prices to attract students. Students at La Salle University and
Brigham Young University can earn an MBA for less than $30,000, compared with tuition and fees of $105,118 for students at Babson College's Olin Graduate School of Business, according to this analysis.
About half of US high schools have moved away from publishing class rankings, and college and university admissions officers are adapting to the change. When rankings aren't available, they are looking more closely at factors such as students' grades as well as curriculum rigor, said Melanie Gottlieb, deputy director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
The Department of Homeland Security last week affirmed for now continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying students could renew their status every two years and their work permits would not be terminated early. Advocates welcomed the move, but the program's long-term future is not clear.
More than half of online students want to be able to connect and interact with their instructors and classmates, a survey shows. More engagement would improve courses for a quarter of respondents, while 59% say they travel to campus at least five times a year to meet with instructors and peers, the data show.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is launching several initiatives to "foster engagement between academia and practice," says Dan LeClair, the association's chief strategy and innovation officer. The initiatives are aimed at increasing partnerships between business schools and industry.
Prospective MBA students can judge the quality of a program's career services and support by checking on the success of past graduates and listening to feedback from them, some business-school experts and graduates suggest. Students also should seek programs that offer a lot of on-campus recruitment events, they advise.