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March 15, 2019
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Wharton tops new business-school rankings
Wharton tops new business-school rankings
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania took the top spot in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of US business schools. Wharton, which was followed in the rankings by Stanford, earned the ranking through "high employment rates, starting salaries and bonuses for its graduates," according to U.S. News.
CNBC (3/12),  BusinessBecause (3/12),  U.S. News & World Report (3/11) 
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Women and business school 2019
Access our new research brief on women's MBA recruitment and view our new infographic on the continuing push for progress in women's representation within full-time MBA programs. Read more on GMAC Advisor.
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Wine industry MBAs tour London for experience
Wine industry MBAs tour London for experience
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Students in Burgundy School of Business' specialist MBA for the wine industry recently toured London as part of their program to learn the business from retailers, producers and other experts.
Financial Times (subscription required) (3/11) 
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What industries bring MBA job satisfaction?
MBA graduates working in venture capital and private equities are most satisfied with their jobs, a report from the job platform TransparentCareer finds. Industries where MBAs reported being the least satisfied included investment banking and law, the data show.
Poets & Quants (3/12) 
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Microsoft offers businesses crash course in AI
Microsoft is offering business leaders free case studies and videos on artificial intelligence as part of its new AI Business School. Microsoft's Mitra Azizirad says the course provides tools for evaluating an organization's AI needs and offers lessons on strategy, technology basics and culture.
VentureBeat (3/11) 
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Higher Education
Report outlines Higher Education Act priorities
As it moves toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, the US House Committee on Education and Labor has released a report highlighting the value of a college degree, emphasizing accountability and accessibility. "Rather than diminishing the value of a college degree, we should recognize that all students should have access to the substantial financial and social benefits that come with a quality higher education," Committee Chairman Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., said.
The Atlantic online (3/8) 
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Federal budget seeks to include college risk-sharing
A new budget proposal from the Trump administration includes a requirement that colleges and universities share some of the financial burden of student loans. Some in Congress favor such risk-sharing proposals, but critics say they will adversely affect low-income students.
Inside Higher Ed (3/11) 
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Indictments allege fraud, conspiracy in college admissions
Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among 50 people accused in a federal indictment of crimes, including fraud and conspiracy related to cheating on college entrance exams as well as paying an admissions consultant to bribe college coaches and administrators to ensure their children were admitted to select colleges and universities. The alleged crimes date back to 2011 and include such schools as Yale, Stanford and Georgetown universities.
USA Today (3/13),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/12),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (3/12) 
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Women in politics can benefit from business education
Lawmakers often have a background in the legal profession, but "understanding the dynamics of business would seem to be an equally crucial skill for legislators," writes Elissa Sangster, executive director of Forté. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., who earned an MBA through a dual degree program, notes that her education "was all about learning how to think through problems from different perspectives."
Forbes (2/19) 
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