Graduate Management Admission Council President and CEO Sangeet Chowfla in this interview notes the role that GMAC plays in connecting those with business aspirations to educational opportunities. Chowfla also discusses qualities that individuals need to be successful in today's business world, and offers other insights for potential MBA candidates.
Statistics provided to the FBI by select campus police departments show an increase in hate crimes on college campuses, up from 257 in 2016 to 280 in 2017. The data show that most reports involved vandalism or property destruction and the most frequent targets include multiracial victims, Jews and African-Americans.
When looking for career advice, college students are more likely to turn to faculty members than campus career services, according to a Gallup survey. Researchers say the data, which show 33% of respondents sought advice from faculty and staff, compared with 22% who sought career services' advice, points to a need to bolster the reputation of career services offices.
A Rutgers University study of LGBTQ students at 918 four-year colleges in the US shows that nearly a quarter have considered suicide in the past 12 months, more than double that of their heterosexual counterparts. The data also show that, despite their challenges, LGBTQ students have slightly higher grade-point averages than their heterosexual peers.
A new budget released by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock boosts higher-education funding by 8.6%, a move praised by Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian who said the extra funds will support a tuition freeze and need-based student aid. Lawmakers will take up the biennium budget proposal when they reconvene in January 2019.
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Findings from this year's Application Trends Survey show that more programs report application growth among women than men. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
The Study in China program, started in June by the Graduate Management Admission Council, has attracted more than 3,000 applicants for business schools in China. The applications have been sent to 11 Chinese business schools, says GMAC President and CEO Sangeet Chowfla.
Overall applications to business schools in Canada grew 7.7% this year over 2017, according to data from the Graduate Management Admission Council. The increase was bolstered by a strong surge in interest among international students, even as domestic applications lagged, the data show.
A possible US ban on students from China at US colleges would adversely affect entrepreneurship and business in the US, write Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon and Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business Dean Matthew Slaughter. In this commentary, they point to the role that students from China and other countries play in American innovation, and note that many Chinese graduates of US programs in science, technology, engineering and math fields choose to remain in the country after graduation.
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