MBA graduates continue to command a salary premium in the hiring market | Business schools use social media in admissions | China orders end to some business degree programs
August 3, 2018
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US companies seek fewer foreign MBA grads
US companies seek fewer foreign MBA grads
University administrators are reporting an uptick among US companies recruiting from top US business schools that are requesting applicants who are US citizens or legal residents.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/1) 
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MBA graduates continue to command a salary premium in the hiring market
New findings from GMAC's 2018 Corporate Recruiters Survey show that this year's MBA graduates will continue to command a salary premium relative to direct from industry hires and bachelor's degree hires. Learn more at GMAC Advisor.
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Business schools use social media in admissions
Business schools use social media in admissions
Business schools are seeking to boost enrollment of younger students by requesting video essays and social media photos that highlight an applicant's passions and accomplishments. Such submissions give schools insight about students and help them "get to know who they are much earlier in the process," says Jamie Young of University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
BusinessBecause (7/24) 
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China orders end to some business degree programs
An order from China's education ministry to close 234 joint degrees and partnerships includes 24 business and finance undergraduate and master's programs with ties to the US and other countries.
Financial Times (subscription required) (7/29) 
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Federal panel to review higher-ed regulations
Diane Auer Jones, the US Education Department's principal deputy undersecretary, says the department will rethink its higher-education rules in upcoming sessions with the goal of decreasing compliance requirements for accreditors. Jones says proposed changes include doing away with the credit hour as a standard definition for coursework.
Inside Higher Ed (7/30) 
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What financial issues stress college students?
A survey shows that 88% of college students are financially stressed over the cost of tuition while 85% say they are worried about the cost of textbooks and course materials. The data also show that 61% of students share course materials with others, while 69% say they took a job to help pay for materials and other costs.
Campus Technology (7/26) 
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Study considers use of devices during lectures
Study considers use of devices during lectures
Students say that using devices in class does not have a negative effect on their performance, but a study has shown otherwise. Digital multitasking can adversely affect students' long-term retention of material, says Arnold Glass, a psychology professor at Rutgers University at New Brunswick.
Inside Higher Ed (7/27) 
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Indian student aims for US MBA programs
Indian MBA applicant Vidur Yash Ahluwalia has a list of US business schools he wants to apply to, despite a trend in which more international students are shying away from US schools. Ahluwalia says despite the uncertainty around employment opportunities in the US, he wants to attend a top-ranked school such as Chicago Booth or Kellogg.
BusinessBecause (7/30) 
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