Learn the do's and don'ts of video production in our latest GMASS webinar | New research brief examines alumni considering an additional GME degree | More business schools open in Eastern Europe
December 7, 2018
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Business schools use tech to connect online MBAs
Business schools use tech to connect online MBAs
Some business schools, including Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, are using technology to give online MBA students virtual face-to-face connections with other students. The moves come as US Education Department data show a 42% increase in the number of online or remote MBA programs in the US during the five years leading up to the 2016-17 school year.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (12/5) 
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Learn the do's and don'ts of video production in our latest GMASS webinar
Join us Tuesday, Dec. 18, and see how a school is currently using video content in their marketing campaigns. Brandon Kirby, Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, and Rick Rudolph, founder and managing director at MBAtube, will introduce you to the world of video production with real examples and an easy-to-use checklist to help graduate you from video viewer to video expert. Register now.
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New research brief examines alumni considering an additional GME degree
Among graduate management education graduates responding to a GMAC survey, those that earned a MiM or Master in Global Management were the most likely to be considering or currently enrolled in an additional GME program. Read the brief.
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More business schools open in Eastern Europe
The number of business schools in central and eastern European countries has grown over the past 30 years. Experts say an increase in talented faculty is part of the growth.
Financial Times (free content) (12/2) 
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University insures against Chinese-enrollment decrease
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has taken out an insurance policy for its business and engineering schools that will provide $60 million in coverage if the combined enrollment of Chinese students drops by 18.5% from the previous year. Business-school Dean Jeffrey Brown says the policy "buys us time to respond strategically rather than scrambling."
MarketWatch (12/3) 
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Hungary forces closure of Central European U.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has forced Central European University to close its doors in that country after years of legal battles. The university, founded by Hungarian-born, US-based billionaire George Soros, in an announcement called the eviction "arbitrary" and stated plans to reopen in Austria.
Reuters (12/3),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (12/3),  United Press International (12/3) 
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Rule change could boost some student H-1B visas
Rule change could boost some student H-1B visas
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A proposed rule change by the Trump administration could result in a 16% increase in the number of H-1B visa recipients who earned a master's degree or higher from a US college or university. The change would mean fewer visas for international students who have not received master's degrees at US institutions or those with advanced degrees from international schools.
Inside Higher Ed (12/3) 
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Senators ask for new college ranking criteria
Six US senators are asking U.S. News & World Report to change its college and university ranking criteria to more closely meet the goals of federal aid, including access to low-income and minority students. The magazine changed last year's ranking criteria, giving more weight to graduation rates for students receiving Pell Grants.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (12/3),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (12/5) 
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Startup CEO offers advice to MBA grads
Steven Lam, co-founder and CEO of startup GoGoVan and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, suggests MBA students should look beyond typical MBA careers in finance and accounting. Lam says students should follow their passions because "the world has thousands of problems -- poverty, environment -- things that need good people, smart students, to help to solve."
CNBC (12/4) 
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