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Liberal arts students offered MBA math prep
Many MBA programs now are recruiting students with liberal arts backgrounds, and some are helping to prepare them for the math-intensive curriculum. The Yale School of Management invites some students to a math camp to hone skills in areas such as statistics and calculus. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (7/4)
Join us in Chicago for AINP East 2018
There are still a few spots available for the AINP East conference hosted at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Registration closes soon! Register today.
GMAC's 2018 Annual Conference recap
This year's GMAC Annual Conference in Boston brought together attendees from 261 universities in 32 countries to take part in the premier event for professionals in the graduate business and management industry. Find the most relevant highlights and relive the event through our photo slideshow in our event recap. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
Some business schools lose international students
Some midtier US business schools have seen a decline in enrollment among international students, compared with last year, an analysis shows. Schools ranked in the top five by Poets & Quants, in contrast, saw either small increases or no change in their international enrollment this year, compared with last year, the data show. Poets & Quants (7/11)
Analysis: Cost of some EMBA programs tops $200K
The cost of an executive MBA program at three of the top business schools now costs more than $200,000, an analysis finds. Students at the University of Pennsylvania's The Wharton School pay $205,200 for the two-year program, which includes room and board, student fees and gourmet meals. Forbes (7/5)
Company helps businesses secure visas
A San Francisco company called PassRight is helping businesses that may not be able to secure H-1B visas for foreign workers apply for O-1 visas instead. The so-called "genius visa" is awarded to foreign workers with "extraordinary ability or achievement" and the program does not have a cap like the H-1B visas. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (6/30)
Former education chief responds to affirmative action move
Former US Education Secretary John King Jr. called the Trump administration's decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on affirmative action "dangerous." King, who served under President Barack Obama, said the health of the nation depends on diversity and that ending the guidance could mean "even less access to opportunity for talented African-American and Latino students." CNN (7/9)
Survey considers students' views on college costs
Just over half of college students say the value of their degree is not keeping pace with the amount of money they're paying to earn it, according to a survey from Ascent Student Loans. The survey also found that 60% are paying for more than half of the cost of a degree program, while 47% say they're paying more than they expected. CNBC (7/9)
Feds delay changes on defaulted student loans
The US Education Department is backing away from a plan to move accounts from defaulted student loans from five current private debt collectors to companies designated as "small business" entities. The delay comes after language in a Senate spending bill directed the department to halt the move. Inside Higher Ed (7/9)
Why diversity is important in an MBA application
MBA admissions officers say program applicants can highlight their diversity by mentioning community service they may have performed in diverse communities and their membership in minority professional organizations. Jay Bryant, director of graduate recruitment and admissions with the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego, says many business schools are seeking more diversity to expose students to real-world situations. U.S. News & World Report (7/10)