2017 Application Trends webinar recording is live | Business schools add fintech courses | Blockchain training comes to some business schools
November 10, 2017
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Report: EMBA graduates are earning more
Report: EMBA graduates are earning more
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EMBA program graduates saw their compensation rise an average of 14.2%, according to the Executive MBA Council's Student Exit Survey 2017. The data also show that 41% of graduates reported receiving a promotion, and 52% saying they were given new responsibilities after earning the degree.
BusinessBecause (11/7) 
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2017 Application Trends webinar recording is live
GMAT-accepting school professionals can now access the recording and slides of GMAC Research's latest webinar. Don't miss insights on the current state of global demand for graduate management education based on the results of the latest Application Trends Survey. Watch now.
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Management Education
Business schools add fintech courses
Business schools add fintech courses
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Business schools in Canada and the US are adding financial technology courses to their curricula as new technologies change the nature of the financial services industry. At Ivey Business School in London, Ontario, a digital banking lab helps students experience fintech and engage in hackathons and case competitions.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (11/7) 
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Blockchain training comes to some business schools
Some MBA students are being offered courses in blockchain, the software associated with the digital currency bitcoin. In January, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will offer its first course in blockchain with 60 students.
Yahoo/Agence France-Presse (11/4) 
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Higher Education
Study considers dropout rates, student debt
An analysis of data from the US Department of Education's College Scorecard finds that about 900,000 of the 3.9 million undergraduates with federal student-loan debt who dropped out during fiscal years 2015 and 2016 were from for-profit schools. The number translates to about 23% of indebted dropouts, while students attending for-profit schools made up just 10% of the overall undergraduate student population.
The Hechinger Report (11/6) 
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Will UK colleges see faculty losses amid Brexit?
Will UK colleges see faculty losses amid Brexit?
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Some college and university leaders in the UK say they're worried about recruiting and retaining faculty in the wake of the Brexit vote. While there are no hard numbers on how many higher-education professors are leaving, a recent poll of EU nationals found that 56% of skilled workers said they were highly likely or quite likely to leave the UK because of Brexit.
NBC News (11/4) 
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Survey considers students' views on tech
Classes that use digital tools are preferred by 53% of college students, and 94% say digital tools have helped them learn new concepts, a new report finds. The data showed students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math fields were more likely to have a positive view of digital technology than other students.
Campus Technology (11/7) 
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Many US STEM grad students come from other countries
International students made up 64% of those pursuing a doctorate in 2016 in science, technology, engineering and math fields such as computer science and nearly 68% of those in STEM master's programs, according to an annual survey of US and Canadian universities. Some say the disparity may be attributable to a perception by US students that a graduate degree is not needed to land more technical jobs.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (11/3) 
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COMMENTARY, BLOGS, ETC.
How business schools can drive workplace diversity
Business schools are positioned to foster workplace diversity because they educate people from many different backgrounds, writes Heather McGregor, the executive dean of Edinburgh Business School. In this commentary, she suggests four approaches schools can take to improve diversity in the future.
Management Today (U.K.) (11/6) 
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