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UK MBA programs see jump in applications
Applications to MBA programs in the UK are up by 21% for fall classes despite concerns about Brexit. Experts suggest US immigration policies may be one reason for the increase. Financial Times (subscription required) (6/16)
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Business schools add STEM to attract foreign students
Some US business schools are incorporating STEM subjects such as data analytics and technology into their MBA programs to help international students more easily obtain US visas to enter and work in the country. Students with STEM degree designations can stay in the US for an additional two years if hired after graduation. Forbes (6/17)
How much debt do MBA students graduate with?
At least 40% of students who graduated from top MBA programs in 2018 incurred at least $100,000 in debt to complete the program, but overall only 18% of students borrowed that much, according to a new analysis. The data also shows that 44% of MBA graduates report incurring no debt. Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (6/17)
US business schools still pursuing diversity
Scholarships and admissions flexibility are among the strategies some US business schools are using to increase class diversity. Women comprised 34.8% of MBA classes at top-ranked US schools in 2019. Financial Times (subscription required) (6/14)
Visa delays affect international students
Delays by US Citizenship and Immigration Services in granting Optional Practical Training visas to international students are causing some to miss out on expected internships and preventing some from coming to US campuses. The visas allow international students and recent graduates of US colleges and universities to stay and work in the US for up to one year. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (6/16)
Study: Degrees decline as states cut higher-ed funding
A new study shows that when state funding for colleges and universities drops by 10%, 3.6% fewer bachelor's degrees are awarded in the state and completed Ph.D. degrees decrease by 7.2%. Researchers say the decrease in graduates also has an adverse effect on the supply of skilled workers in such states. Inside Higher Ed (6/18)
Feds review foreign funding at 2 universities
An investigation by the US Education Department into foreign money accepted by Georgetown University and Texas A&M University is part of a Trump administration push to more closely examine such funding. US colleges and universities are required to disclose donations and contracts with foreign countries that total $250,000 or more. The Associated Press (6/13)
Diverse group of professionals earns online MBAs
Those earning online MBAs are part of a diverse group that includes medical professionals and military veterans ranging in ages between 28 and 65, writes Poets and Quants Editor-in-Chief John Byrne. The magazine is highlighting 50 graduates from this year's class and the lessons they learned while earning a degree. Forbes (6/18)