Data show millennials may be less entrepreneurial than previous generations, and risk may be a factor. However, younger members of the cohort may be more open to risk, data suggest.
Interest among international business students to attend schools in the UK has increased by nearly 10% in the past year, according to a study by CarringtonCrisp. Business-school leaders had worried that the Brexit vote would lead to a decline in international enrollment.
A new program launched by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada will streamline study permits for students from China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. The Student Direct Stream will make it "easier and faster" for students to enroll in Canadian schools, said Universities Canada CEO Paul Davidson.
About 57% of students say they pursued an MBA to acquire new skills and knowledge about business, while 49% said the pursuit of a new job or career prompted them to enter a program, a survey finds. "They are interested in the actual learning and hope to use it to gain more interesting work that they can feel passionate about," John Byrne, editor-in-chief of Poets and Quants, writes in this commentary.
A federal judge has ruled that the US Department of Education must stop student-debt collection against all former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. The ruling was a clarification of an earlier decision by the judge that the department had violated privacy laws in its debt-relief decisions.
As the extension of year-round Pell Grants enters its second year, colleges in some states, such as Louisiana and Alabama, have seen growth in summer enrollments, data show. Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network, says taking summer courses can be key to helping some students finish their degrees on time.
Three-quarters of people surveyed by Verndale said they don't believe fully online colleges can provide a "true college experience" for students, but only half of students who have experienced blended-learning environments felt that way. The data also showed that 73% said employers now, or in the future, would place the same value on degrees, whether they were earned online or in a traditional campus setting.
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