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7/20/2018

Eighty-nine percent of technology companies intend to hire MBA graduates this year, while 76% of finance and accounting firms have the same intention, according to a new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Priya Priyadarshini, senior human resources director at Microsoft, says MBA graduates "bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives."

7/20/2018

Incoming MBA students should prepare by refreshing qualitative skills and identifying industries that interest them, says Soojin Kwon, managing director of full-time MBA admissions at the Ross School of Business.

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Ross School of Business
7/20/2018

Discover how French GME has evolved and the forces driving change, including the increase in English-language taught master's programs offered by French business schools. Read more here.

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gmac.com
7/20/2018

A new report details employers' level of requirement for, and level of difficulty in finding, 29 skills among recent graduate business degree earners. Learn more at GMAC Advisor.

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GMAC Advisor
7/20/2018

Admissions officials at Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business are seeking candidates who "have a habit of niceness," says Luke Anthony Pena, executive director of admissions and financial aid at Tuck. Applicants are asked to answer an essay question outlining how they have helped others to succeed, and include references who can vouch for their niceness.

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CBS News
7/20/2018

Salary packages for graduates from the top six Indian Institutes of Management in the past hiring season were an average of 121% higher than the overall average for graduates from all schools in the country, a recent survey finds. The data also show the most lucrative fields for IIM graduates were in technology, marketing and consulting.

7/20/2018

A Global Executive MBA degree in Pharmaceutical Management has been launched through a partnership between Ahmedabad University and the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego. The program is designed to teach business skills to professionals working in pharmaceutical and allied industries.

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The Times of India
7/19/2018

Funding for Pell Grants and workforce training may see modest funding increases as Congress works to reconcile a 2019 congressional spending package. Lawmakers have focused on advancing smaller funding packages instead of an omnibus bill to meet September's deadline to pass government funding measures.

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Inside Higher Ed
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Pell Grant, Congress
7/19/2018

An analysis of federal data finds that women who graduated from 114 of the top 117 universities and colleges earn less than their male peers. The largest gender wage gaps -- of greater than 30% -- existed among graduates from top universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Duke, the data show.

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Campus Technology
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Harvard, Duke, Stanford
7/19/2018

An analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education finds that 3.5% of US adults reside more than an hour's drive away from the nearest public college, placing them in "education deserts." These areas are largely rural and predominantly white, though 29.5% of Native Americans live with the disadvantage.