The most successful MBA graduates are those who make money in their business and make a positive difference in society, says Bill Boulding, dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Boulding points to alumni who "feel this commitment to their companies in a way that they want to be sure that their customers and their employees live high-quality lives."
David Fraiser, the associate dean of MBA programs at University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, talks about the top three reasons why he attends the premier industry event for deans and directors. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
Data from the Graduate Management Admission Council show only 47% of US employers plan to hire international graduates of business schools this year -- down from 55% last year -- as federal visa requirements make it more difficult for students to stay in the US. International applications at US MBA programs dropped about 11% from 2017 to 2018, GMAC data show.
Six international business schools, including Imperial College Business School of the UK, are collaborating to create a digital business-school platform meant to deliver the same quality education as face-to-face classes. The Future of Management Education Alliance launched its first programs last month, and Nick Barniville, associate dean at ESMT Berlin, says the platform allows schools to create their own courses instead of outsourcing.
The University of California at Berkeley and MIT are creating divisions devoted to offering students more options to study data science and artificial intelligence. MIT officials say they will urge faculty members to bring data science and AI into classes in a more interdisciplinary way to extend the reach of the subjects for students.
Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott of Virginia, the Democrat poised to take over the House education committee, says he will seek common ground with Republicans in an effort to reauthorize the federal Higher Education Act. Scott says the committee also will increase scrutiny of policy changes led by US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in areas such as civil rights enforcement and for-profit college accreditation.
The number of students who have enrolled in online courses for at least some of their classes grew 5.7% from fall 2016 to fall 2017, while overall postsecondary enrollment fell by nearly half a percentage point, according to a report from the US Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics. The data show 15.4% of students were enrolled in exclusively online classes in 2017, compared with 14.7% the year before.