Tino Elgner, senior associate director of admissions at IE Business School's full-time programs, explains why it's worth the expense and time away to attend the GMAC Annual Conference 2018. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
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Harvard Business School has eliminated this year's third and final round of admissions to give applicants time to plan for September and January deadlines, says Chad Losee, managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid. Consultants say the third round usually accounts for fewer than 5% of an incoming MBA class and students may receive offers from other programs.
Despite increasing acceptance of the Graduate Record Examinations, a survey showed more admissions officers preferred the Graduate Management Admission Test over the GRE at business schools that accepted both tests.
Slightly more than half of the $800 million in revenue generated by the Harvard School of Business in 2017 came from executive education programs and the school's publishing arm, with only 16.6% coming from MBA tuition and fees, according to school data. Similar executive education programs run by business schools at Stanford and Columbia universities bring in about $76 million combined, data show.
Carnegie Mellon University this fall will become the first university in the US to offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence. Computer science engineers wrote the first AI computer program at the Pennsylvania school in 1956.
An analysis shows that business schools at Harvard and Stanford universities produce the most startup CEOs, with MIT, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia also among the top five. Both Harvard and Stanford accounted for around 150 alums each who became CEOs of startups that raised at least $1 million in the past year, business and technology columnist Joanna Glasner explains.
Members of the Lecturers' Employee Organization at the University of Michigan are lobbying for a new contract with higher wages and are threatening to strike when their contract ends on May 29. The university has offered pay raises in a new contract, but leaders say even with the increase, lecturers still are not making a living wage.
New St. Cloud State University President Robbyn Wacker says her experience as the child of immigrants and the first in her family to go to college makes her passionate about diversity and student success. Wacker, the first woman selected as the permanent president of the Minnesota school, says she will seek to recruit and retain more first-generation students and close the achievement gap.
An analysis of federal data shows that just 47% of colleges and universities graduated first-time, full-time students receiving Pell Grants within six years, compared with 65% who granted degrees to non-Pell recipients in the same period. Researchers recommend solutions such as giving federal designation and extra support to schools serving large numbers of Pell Grant students.