2018 GMAC Annual Conference call for proposals is now open | GMAC welcomes 3 new business schools to its global membership | B-schools switch to electronic case studies
October 6, 2017
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GMAC leader discusses US b-schools under Trump
Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council, says he was surprised by the drop in international student interest in US business schools following the election of President Donald Trump. Part of the decline is being attributed to concerns about changes to the H-1B visa that make it more difficult to obtain one after graduation.
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2018 GMAC Annual Conference call for proposals is now open
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GMAC welcomes 3 new business schools to its global membership
GMAC has admitted three new graduate business schools to its global membership, bringing total membership to 223. Read the press release for details.
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B-schools switch to electronic case studies
B-schools switch to electronic case studies
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Some business schools, such as Peking University's Guanghua School of Management, are using electronic textbooks and case studies. Educators say the digital format is easier to use in the classroom.
Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (10/1) 
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UK universities see increase in Indian applicants
Many top universities in the UK, including the University of Bath, report seeing an influx of applicants from India. Sangeet Chowfla, president of the Graduate Management Admission Council, said a downward trend over Brexit was overcome by currency changes that have made education in the UK cheaper for Indian students.
The Economic Times (India) (9/28) 
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Study: Higher-ed leaders embrace social media
Study: Higher-ed leaders embrace social media
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A report from Hootsuite shows that 63% of higher-education leaders say social media is an important piece of their strategic planning, and many are using it for international recruitment and to communicate with students. The study also found that academic leaders are 10% more likely to use social media than corporate leaders.
Education Dive (10/3) 
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Colleges address changing student populations
Some universities are implementing strategies such as advising tools and technology to individualize learning as part of efforts to recruit and retain students from underrepresented groups. The number of high-school graduates is expected to decline after 2026, and minority students are expected to make up more of the college-going population, new research shows.
Education Dive (10/4) 
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Prestige of an MBA is the degree, not the school
There are several reasons students pursue an MBA, but some experts say that the degree itself demonstrates strong professional commitment and that individual outcomes may outweigh a school's prestige for prospective employers. Data from the Graduate Management Admission Council show that 8 in 10 employers are seeking to hire MBA graduates.
InTheBlack magazine (Australia) (10/2017) 
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"Brandfather" shares thoughts on business school
Rohan Oza, sometimes known as Hollywood's "brandfather," in this Q&A discusses the role of business school for today's students. Oza, who attended the University of Michigan's business school, notes that business school can be a good fit for those who want to change careers, expand their network, or "better understand some of the fundamentals as it relates to building and managing businesses."
Business Insider (10/1) 
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