GMAC Research webinar to cover top findings from 2017 and look ahead to 2018 | Specialists Expected to Be in Particularly High Demand From Employers in 2018 | Business schools continue to embrace fintech
January 19, 2018
Topical news for the graduate management education community
Join GMAC Research on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 12:00 p.m. ET for our annual Research Highlights webinar. We'll summarize our major research findings from 2017 and discuss what we'll be looking forward to in 2018. Register today.
The results of GMAC Research's 2017 Year-End Employer Poll indicate that this year's business school graduates can look forward to an overall favorable job market -- especially if you're a specialist. Read more on the GMAC Advisor blog.
More business schools are offering courses in financial technology, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Some educators report that challenges include recruiting knowledgeable faculty and keeping up with the fast pace of change in these areas.
The Indian School of Business is introducing a three-year Executive Fellow Programme in Management aimed at senior executives who seek to focus on academic research. The program is designed to combine business theory and practice to help students solve business problems.
More than 200 college and university leaders in a letter last week asked Congress to find "a narrowly tailored solution" to address a possible lapse of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Changes to immigration laws that more properly belong in a comprehensive immigration reform measure deserve more thoughtful deliberation, consideration and negotiation than are feasible in the rapidly closing window of time available to address this problem," the letter states.
Nearly 7.7 million of the 10.7 million jobs created from January 2013 to December 2017 went to candidates with a bachelor's degree or higher, according to a new analysis by the Brookings Institution. The authors of the report noted that even though workers without a college degree make up 60% of the workforce, they are now "effectively penalized in every phase of the business cycle."
Around 27% of students entering college in 2004 had defaulted on their student loans after 12 years, a nearly 50% increase over the percentage of students who began college in 1996, according to a new analysis by the Brookings Institution. In addition, the report predicts that close to 40% of borrowers who entered college in 2004 are likely to default on their loans by 2023.
More MBA programs reportedly are considering an applicant's emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient, as part of admissions decisions. Some admissions experts share their thoughts on the increasing importance of an individual's emotional quotient in business school and beyond.
Applicants to MBA programs should consider how reliant each program is on various teaching methods, such as studying cases or focusing on lectures, some experts suggest. The experts offer questions for prospective students to ask themselves and schools they are considering when determining whether a program is the right fit.