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.
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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."