Interest grows in engineering-management programs | Data: Less than 1% of veterans at elite colleges | Fewer college students are majoring in history
November 30, 2018
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Fewer US job offers seen for foreign MBA grads
Fewer US job offers seen for foreign MBA grads
Several US business schools are reporting that fewer of their international students are receiving job offers in the US. Some officials attribute the decline to US immigration policy.
Financial Times (subscription required) (11/26) 
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Management Education
Interest grows in engineering-management programs
With more employers seeking engineers with management skills, nearly 100 graduate programs conferring a master's in engineering management are in place at US business schools. Students in the Johns Hopkins University program split their time between technical subjects in an engineering subfield and innovation, finance and other business-strategy courses.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (11/28) 
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Data: Less than 1% of veterans at elite colleges
Of the nearly 1 million military veterans and their family members enrolled in college under the GI Bill, less than 1% of them are attending elite colleges and universities, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs. More top schools are beginning to recruit veterans, and several initiatives, such as Service to School, are working to increase admissions.
The Hechinger Report (11/25) 
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Fewer college students are majoring in history
The number of college students enrolling as history majors has declined by 33% since 2011, especially at private colleges and universities, according to Northeastern University assistant history professor Benjamin Schmidt. In this Q&A, Schmidt calls the trend a crisis and says institutions must rethink how history plays a role in their "core mission."
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (11/26) 
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Prepping strategies for taking the GMAT
Prospective MBA students preparing to take the GMAT again to improve their score should give themselves plenty of study time and set up study schedules in advance, writes Andrew Geller, the leader of Atlantic GMAT. In this commentary, Geller also advises students to seek resources and get help from tutors as early as possible.
Poets & Quants (11/19) 
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Why MBAs must be prepared to handle tech
More business schools are revising their curricula to equip MBA graduates with the technical skills and knowledge needed for business, write Ravi Jeswani, a professor at Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Management, Mumbai, and student Gautam Rangras. In this commentary, they assert that "future business leaders must be prepared for a world in which humans and robots coexist and work cohesively."
The Financial Express (India) (11/26) 
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The importance of sustainability for MBA success
Businesses today are expected to be socially responsible and sustainable, and business-school curricula must accommodate these new realities, writes Julia Christensen Hughes, dean of the college of business and economics at the University of Guelph. In this commentary, Hughes outlines how her institution is fostering collaboration to create "a new kind of educational experience" for its students.
The Conversation (US) (11/22) 
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