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Recruiters focus on MBA tech specialists
More than 71% of business schools surveyed by the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance say recruiting of their full-time MBA graduates by the technology and consulting industry increased in 2017, up from 53% who reported increases in 2016. The schools also report increased recruiting in areas such as health care, real estate and financial services, the data show. Poets & Quants (4/18)
Some India business schools to raise tuition
At least nine Indian Institute of Management schools are set to increase or have increased their fees from between 5% to 17% for the 2018-20 class. The increases come amid rising costs and boosts in faculty pay, officials say. The Economic Times (India) (4/13)
Survey considers top cities to earn MBA in India
A survey by CollegeSearch found that MBA candidates in India prefer to go to Bengaluru to pursue their degree over cities such as Pune, Mumbai and Delhi. The data also show more men applying for degree programs than women with a finance specialization favored by most applicants. Newsbytes.ph (Philippines) (4/15)
Schools focus on careers, soft skills
High schools such as Lowell High School in Massachusetts are offering career and technical pathways to students who may be wary of college as a way to prepare them for the workforce. School officials say they aim to teach all students soft skills such as critical thinking, communication and problem-solving. NBC News (4/12)
Survey considers trends in higher-ed online courses
Nearly three-quarters of higher-education online program administrators surveyed say they design their courses based on hiring trends and the potential for student enrollment, according to a report from BestColleges. The majority of students, meanwhile, say they choose courses that match their career goals, but add that cost remains their largest obstacle to enrollment, the data show. eCampus News (free registration) (4/19)
Studies suggest ways to make students feel welcome
Colleges and universities can foster a sense of belonging among students by offering initiatives and classes that provide opportunities for diverse students to interact, according to two new studies released recently. Campus climate studies can help leaders identify areas that need attention, says Teniell Trolian, a State University of New York at Albany assistant professor and researcher. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (4/14)
Should an MBA applicant delay an acceptance?
MBA applicants accepted by a school but are waiting to hear from other schools can ask for a delay in accepting admission, writes MBA admissions consultant Stacy Blackman. However, applicants may want to go ahead and pay the admissions deposit to reserve their space should they decide to accept, she counsels in this blog post. U.S. News & World Report (4/13)