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Some US business schools are incorporating STEM subjects such as data analytics and technology into their MBA programs to help international students more easily obtain US visas to enter and work in the country. Students with STEM degree designations can stay in the US for an additional two years if hired after graduation.
At least 40% of students who graduated from top MBA programs in 2018 incurred at least $100,000 in debt to complete the program, but overall only 18% of students borrowed that much, according to a new analysis. The data also shows that 44% of MBA graduates report incurring no debt.
Delays by US Citizenship and Immigration Services in granting Optional Practical Training visas to international students are causing some to miss out on expected internships and preventing some from coming to US campuses. The visas allow international students and recent graduates of US colleges and universities to stay and work in the US for up to one year.
A new study shows that when state funding for colleges and universities drops by 10%, 3.6% fewer bachelor's degrees are awarded in the state and completed Ph.D. degrees decrease by 7.2%. Researchers say the decrease in graduates also has an adverse effect on the supply of skilled workers in such states.
An investigation by the US Education Department into foreign money accepted by Georgetown University and Texas A&M University is part of a Trump administration push to more closely examine such funding. US colleges and universities are required to disclose donations and contracts with foreign countries that total $250,000 or more.
Those earning online MBAs are part of a diverse group that includes medical professionals and military veterans ranging in ages between 28 and 65, writes Poets and Quants Editor-in-Chief John Byrne. The magazine is highlighting 50 graduates from this year's class and the lessons they learned while earning a degree.