Enrollment in the newly rebranded Harvard Business School Online increased 70% during the first quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter, the school said. The rebrand coincided with the school's release of a survey showing that 25% of graduates of its online courses reported receiving a promotion or title change.
More business schools, including Germany's University of St. Gallen School of Management and France's HEC, are replacing academic professors with business leaders to teach some sections of their MBA programs. "The world is changing fast, and sometimes students need to hear from people whose boots are on the ground," says Ian Hawkings, a senior consultant at Carrington Crisp.
A survey of executive MBA students and undergraduate business students studying supply chain management in Alberta, Canada, found that the majority say they believe globalization of supply chains have directly contributed to disruptions in the global market. Researchers Brent Snider at the University of Calgary and Rosanna Cole at the University of Surrey note that most also say a focus on sustainability can reduce the turbulence.
States are spending more per-pupil on higher education -- with funding now reaching about half of what it was before the recession -- according to a report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. However, the report finds, higher-education funding has not yet stabilized.
A Pew Research Center analysis of US Education Department data shows that 53.3% of US colleges and universities, including schools such as Virginia Tech and George Mason University, admitted two-thirds or more of their applicants in 2017. The data also show that lower admission rates at some schools are the result of students applying to more schools where fewer seats are available.
Nearly three-quarters of community-college students said they felt they could better their intelligence in English classes and reported grades equivalent to an A, while 61% said they believed they could improve their intelligence in math and reported similar high scores, a survey by the Center for Community College Student Engagement finds. Data also show that a growth mindset among faculty plays a role in student performance.
MBA candidates looking to bolster their managerial chops should consider a full-time MBA program, but those looking to make the jump to upper management may be better off in an EMBA program, writes Leila Murat, MBA programs business unit director at NEOMA Business School. She outlines what distinguishes the two programs and other available options.