Switzerland's University of St. Gallen tops Financial Times' rankings for Master's in Management programs, followed by HEC Paris. The rankings include 100 MiM programs from 27 -- mostly European -- countries.
Forty-nine percent of INSEAD's graduates last year were hired by consulting firms, with 287 MBAs going to the top three firms -- McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, and Boston Consulting Group -- an analysis shows. Other schools placing many graduates in consulting jobs include London Business School and Yale University's School of Management, the data show.
Under a new nondisclosure policy, some students in Cornell University's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management programs are forbidden from disclosing their grades to recruiters until they've been offered a full-time job. Vishal Gaur, associate dean for MBA programs, says he hopes the policy will encourage students to "take more academic risks."
The number of students expected to attend college could drop by 15% between 2025 and 2029, thanks to a decline in birthrates, according to a study. The data show that regional four-year institutions, especially in the Northeast, will feel the brunt of the decline, while elite four-year schools will see a smaller effect.
While 48% of young adults in the US received a higher-education degree in 2017, a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development highlights disparities in college attainment among states. The largest gap -- 43 percentage points -- was seen between the District of Columbia and Nevada, and was the second-widest of any OECD country behind the Russian Federation.
Ivy League schools still dominate the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report's rankings, even though the publication changed its criteria to include social mobility and dropped acceptance rates as a measure. The two public universities benefiting the most from the new criteria were the University of California at Riverside and Howard University, which each improved their rankings by double digits in the top 100.
Business schools should seek to broaden student perspectives so they consider their careers as a calling to improve society, writes Andrew Hoffman, a professor at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Environment and Sustainability. Students should be asked to think critically about capitalism, the role of lobbying and the purposes of being a corporation, he writes.