EMBA applications up at London business schools | New Immigration Policy Update: President Trump's Latest Travel Ban Put on Hold | Efforts aimed at enrolling female MBA students
October 20, 2017
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New EMBA rankings released
New EMBA rankings released
The EMBA-Global Asia program run by Columbia Business School, London Business School and the University of Hong Kong took second place for the first time in Financial Times rankings.
Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (10/15),  Poets & Quants for Executives (10/16) 
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EMBA applications up at London business schools
Applications for London Business School's EMBA program increased 10% this year over last. Other London b-schools also report increases, while programs in China reportedly are being hampered by government intervention.
Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (10/15) 
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New Immigration Policy Update: President Trump's Latest Travel Ban Put on Hold
A federal judge in Hawaii has placed a hold on President Donald Trump's latest travel ban, barring certain travelers from eight countries. For more information, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates.
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Efforts aimed at enrolling female MBA students
Women are a growing presence in MBA programs, making up 49% of applicants this year, compared with 42% in 2013, according to data from the Graduate Management Admission Council. The increase comes amid a growing number of scholarships and other programs targeting female students.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (10/12) 
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Report: 30% of EMBA students are women
In 2017, women made up 30.1% of students pursuing executive MBA degrees, according to data from the Executive MBA Council. Leaders says the flexibility of such degree programs may add to the attraction for women juggling family and career obligations.
BusinessBecause (10/13) 
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Trump's latest travel ban blocked by judge
Trump's latest travel ban blocked by judge
A temporary restraining order was issued this week by a federal judge in Hawaii preventing implementation of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban. The judge specifically noted the ban's potential harm to the University of Hawaii, which has students and faculty members from some of the designated countries.
Inside Higher Ed (10/18),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/18) 
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Said Business School launches virtual classroom
Oxford University's Said Business School is offering students a chance to learn and connect through a new virtual classroom, the first of its kind in the UK. Dean Peter Tufano says the Oxford Hub for International Virtual Education -- or HIVE -- will allow class leaders to engage with up to 84 participants anywhere in the world.
Oxford Mail (U.K.) (10/16) 
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3 questions for MBA candidates with little experience
MBA candidates without much work experience should ask themselves three questions before going through the application process, writes MBA admissions adviser Stacy Blackman. She outlines these questions, including whether more work experience would be of more benefit.
U.S. News & World Report (10/13) 
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Career payoffs may make MBA a desirable goal
Business-school graduates earn about $500,000 more over 20 years in their careers than if they had not gone to business school, according to data from the Graduate Management Admission Council. Some graduates suggest this data along with other factors show that the degree is worth the time and cost.
BusinessBecause (10/18) 
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