US travel & immigration webinar recording available | Data provide insight about students seeking MBAs | Elite survival camp holds lessons for MBA students
March 17, 2017
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Harvard, Wharton tops in full-time MBAs
Harvard, Wharton tops in full-time MBAs
Harvard and Wharton have the top two programs for full-time MBAs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings. For part-time programs, the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business led the rankings, followed by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
BusinessBecause (3/14),  Poets & Quants (3/13) 
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US travel & immigration webinar recording available
GMAC held a webinar about recent immigration policy changes and how the changes may impact the education community both in the US and worldwide. The webinar recording is available to GMAC members and representatives from GMAT-using schools. Find the recording here. [GMAC login required to access]
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Management Education
Data provide insight about students seeking MBAs
Data provide insight about students seeking MBAs
Nearly 90% of both full-time and part-time MBA students have previous work experience, but part-timers have, on average, about two more years' experience than their full-time peers, according to U.S. News & World Report data. In addition, women make up 36.8% of full-time students, while 39.1% of part-time students are female.
U.S. News & World Report (3/14) 
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Elite survival camp holds lessons for MBA students
Forty MBA students from Queen's University in Canada spent a weekend with elite counterterrorism experts to learn how to work under pressure and think creatively. The students went on scavenger hunts, faced physical challenges and learned how to persevere in the face of failure, course leaders said. (Canada) (3/13) 
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Higher Education
College applications boosted by basketball
College applications boosted by basketball
Smaller universities tend to see a bump in applications when their basketball teams defeat top-seed competitors during the NCAA basketball tournament known as March Madness, an analysis finds. Schools also experience a boost in their public profiles and some have reported an uptick in donations after their teams perform well during the tournament.
Bloomberg (3/13) 
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Some US colleges see fewer international applicants
Applications from international students have dipped at 40% of US colleges, according to a survey. The largest decline has been among applicants from the Middle East with 39% of surveyed schools reporting a drop in undergraduate applications and 31% reporting fewer graduate-school applicants. (3/13) 
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Budget plan would cut Education Dept. by $9.2B
The Trump administration's proposed federal budget includes a $9.2 billion cut for the US Department of Education. It includes cuts to programs that help low-income college students, such as federal work-study programs, and calls for the "cancellation" of $3.9 billion in Pell Grant reserves.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (3/16),  PBS (3/16) 
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How is immigration policy affecting science research?
President Donald Trump's travel ban is discouraging overseas scientists from coming to the US to work on collaborative research at US universities, writes George Washington University professor Albert Teich. In this commentary, he gives examples of how foreign-born scientists have contributed to the US.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (3/10) 
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Data show many Indian students seeking MBAs abroad
Gaurav Khaitan says he chose to attend the UK's Aston Business School for his MBA because the school offered a high-ranking return on investment. Khaitan is among 80% of Indian students who prefer to seek MBA degrees abroad, GMAC data show.
BusinessBecause (3/13) 
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