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.
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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.
The Forte Foundation this week released data showing that, among its member business schools, enrollment of female MBA students has reached an average of close to 38%, while the organization has set a goal of 40% female enrollment by 2020. CEO Elissa Sangster says that, while the numbers are encouraging, growth in the number of women in MBA programs has slowed over the past year.
Some MBA admissions experts encourage applicants with military experience to highlight their unique leadership skills and team-building experience. Alex McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master's education with Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, advises veterans to not undersell their accomplishments and even brag a bit on their applications.
Revised rules set for release in the coming days from the US Education Department are expected to give students accused of campus sexual assault more rights, including the chance to question their accuser. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says, under new Title IX rules, schools must be "mindful of the rights of every student."
A report from Moody's Investors Service shows 19% of private, nonprofit US colleges reported discounting tuition for first-year students by 60% or more, up from 13% in 2017. Smaller colleges are offering deeper discounts, the report found, and Moody's predicts the median tuition discount rate will reach 39% by 2019.
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