Many business schools, including those at the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are shutting down their full-time MBA programs with the number of full-time accredited programs in the US dropping 9% between 2014 and 2018, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. At the same time, schools are creating an increasing number of specialized programs in data analytics and other areas.
Effective July 1st - GMASS will be implementing policy and price changes. The updated GMASS policy will clarify which schools can access leads. To qualify for a GMASS account, schools must now receive at least 10 GMAT score reports. By updating our policy, we can preserve the quality of connection between schools and candidates. Learn more.
Jodi Glickman, keynote at the Annual Conference 2019, talks about the difference between being liked--and being loved--at work, and why being liked is not enough. Read more and register before the conference sells out on GMAC Advisor.
Some business schools are taking steps to ensure their executive education programs are thriving amid increasing demand and a changing market. Creative approaches noted include partnerships and offering microcredentials.
A Forte Foundation survey shows that 62% of MBAs who graduated in 2016-17 say their programs helped make them more aware of gender inequality in the workplace. Only 40% of MBAs who graduated between 2005 and 2015 expressed the same sentiment, the data shows.
Some colleges and universities are using blockchain technology for digital diplomas. ECPI University's Jeff Arthur says colleges could take the technology a step further to enable the transfer of credits between institutions more easily.
Chinese students considering studying in the US have been warned by China's Ministry of Education that they could face difficulty in obtaining visas from the US government. American colleges and universities had more than 363,000 students from China enrolled at their campuses in 2017-18, and Terry Hartle, senior vice president for the American Council on Education, says institutions are afraid of becoming "pawns in a trade war."
A new Learning House survey shows that 44% of students who enroll in online college courses pick programs that are within 25 miles of their homes. The details also show that men are more likely to enroll in STEM-focused programs while more women choose health and medical fields.
Despite the economic recovery following the recession that began in 2008, state spending on higher education remains at pre-recession levels in 40 states, according to an analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Overall, the data showed that higher education per-student, inflation-adjusted funding was 13% below pre-recession levels in 2018.
Some 90% of MBA students, employers and professionals say MBA program rankings "have a fair amount of influence on demand," while only 11% say the rankings reflect the programs' performance "very well," a new survey finds. Researcher Will Dawes says the findings suggest that current ranking measurements are outdated and need revising.