The Fox School of Business at Temple University topped the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the best online MBA program, with Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and Indiana University-Bloomington's Kelley School of Business tied for second. The rankings are based on factors such as student engagement and faculty credentials.
The findings of GMAC Research's 2017 Year-End Employer Poll, a brief survey of employers completed in November 2017, show that employers plan to increase their business school hiring in the coming year. Learn more on the GMAC Advisor blog.
The Corporate Recruiters Survey provides a snapshot of the current employment landscape. Sign up your school to participate to be sure you hear from the employers that recruit your students about their hiring projections and the skills they seek in business grads. Participating schools will receive a customized benchmark report. For more information, visit here.
A new global study finds that 27% of MBA students prefer a one-year, full-time MBA, compared with 25% who favor a two-year, full-time program. However, the findings also revealed regional differences, with students from the US, Germany, India and Indonesia preferring the two-year format.
Students applying to South Africa's Red & Yellow Creative School of Business can now pay their tuition and fees in bitcoin, school officials have announced. Faculty member John Simpson says accepting the cryptocurrency sets the school apart and makes it more accessible.
Some Hong Kong business schools are adding courses in financial technology and entrepreneurship as data show an expanding startup culture in the territory. Some schools are offering part-time or one-year programs to help students capitalize on the trend.
A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that parts of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program must remain in force while lawsuits over the program proceed through the courts. The ruling allows nearly 690,000 immigrants brought to the US as children to submit renewal applications under the program.
New data from student loan servicer Sallie Mae show that graduate students are paying for more than half the cost of their programs with loans in their own names, with money from grants or scholarships covering just 15%. Some 60% of graduate students expect to earn at least $20,000 more per year by earning a degree, the study found.
Prospective MBA students placed on an admissions waitlist should follow the school's instructions exactly regarding next steps, MBA admissions consultant Stacy Blackman writes. In this blog post, she outlines additional recommendations on how and when to communicate with the admissions committee during the waiting period.