Seven of the 10 colleges that received $5.4 billion in GI Bill payments in 2017 spent less than a third of fees and tuition to fund academic instruction, according to a report from Veterans Education Success. Most of the schools were for-profit institutions, with Colorado Technical University allocating the lowest amount to instruction -- just 8.2% of gross tuition and fees -- the data show.
Some business schools are responding to changes in student demand by investing in online courses or adjusting their curricula to focus on high-growth areas, such as data science and health care. "Companies are reaching a point where they require someone with an MBA skill set to continue growing," says Liza Kirkpatrick, senior director of the Full-Time Career Management Center at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
A survey of recruiters and students enrolled in either college or a credential program shows recruiters want potential employees to possess technical skills, know the industry they're entering and be good at networking, whether they hold a college degree or a credential. The data also show that 62% of recruiters are confident potential hires have the skills they seek, while only 39% of students felt "very prepared" for the workforce.
Nontraditional community-college students need more convenient times and locations to receive academic and student services as well as clear guidance on course selection, according to a report from educational consulting firm EAB. With an improving job market, community colleges need more strategies to recruit and retain such students, the report's authors note.
Data from the National Science Foundation show that no black students in the US were awarded a doctoral degree in 2017 in more than a dozen -- mostly STEM -- fields. From 2002 to 2017, the number of black students earning Ph.D.s overall inched up slightly from 5.1% to 5.4%, the data show.
The University of Kentucky will use a $5 million donation from bourbon maker Jim Beam to establish an institute to train prospective distillers. Students will learn about subjects ranging from food science to engineering and chemistry.
How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) impact the future of graduate management education? Annual Conference 2019 keynote speaker, Dr. Vivienne Ming, a theoretical neuroscientist, serial entrepreneur and author, provides a sneak peek of her upcoming speech by answering some essential questions about this trending topic. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
A two-year MBA degree is most affordable at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, followed by Brigham Young University and the University of Texas-Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, according to a Poets & Quants analysis. Five schools out of the 50 have a total two-year cost of less than $100,000, the data show.
Some of the top business schools in India are incorporating more politically focused case studies into the curriculum as examples of leadership, branding and communication. Satya Dash, professor at IIM Lucknow, says students learn how political parties "sell" ideas and how marketing plays into political strategies.
International MBA applicants should look into applying for either a merit-based scholarship or a fellowship to help pay for their degree, writes Shaifali Aggarwal, founder and CEO of admissions consulting firm Ivy Groupe. Aggarwal explains the difference between the two and what students need to accomplish to win them.
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