Students in Burgundy School of Business' specialist MBA for the wine industry recently toured London as part of their program to learn the business from retailers, producers and other experts.
A federal class-action lawsuit has been filed against eight US universities by two Stanford University students after news of an admissions scandal that has ensnared 50 people, including two famous actresses. The students say they feel they were affected by the alleged practices and that the indictments have reduced the value of the degrees they are earning.
Instead of using their influence to get their kids into college, Alma College President Jeff Abernathy suggests parents see the college admissions process as a way to allow their children to take responsibility. "Call me old-fashioned, but if bad news comes in the admissions process for my kids, as surely some will, I plan to tell them to retake the ACT, hit the books, try the next school," he writes in this commentary.
A survey finds 80% of hiring managers say soft skills, such as the ability to collaborate with a team, think critically and attend to details, are vital to getting hired, writes Nadine El-Bawab. A candidate can exhibit some of these skills during an interview by how they treat support staff, speak of past colleagues and show up on time.
MBA graduates working in venture capital and private equities are most satisfied with their jobs, a report from the job platform TransparentCareer finds. Industries where MBAs reported being the least satisfied included investment banking and law, the data show.
Microsoft is offering business leaders free case studies and videos on artificial intelligence as part of its new AI Business School. Microsoft's Mitra Azizirad says the course provides tools for evaluating an organization's AI needs and offers lessons on strategy, technology basics and culture.
For people who struggle with social anxiety, networking is less threatening if they prepare responses to the usual questions, writes Lydia Smith. Try contacting the organizer to learn if you know anyone else attending, take a break if feeling overwhelmed, and remember a few quality discussions are better than trying to work the room.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing to eliminate for future graduates the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives student debt for civil service workers after a decade of paying loans on time. The move is part of DeVos' plan to cut her department's budget by 12% in 2020, although the Trump administration's full budget proposal is seen as unlikely to pass in Congress.
Thomas Hibbs, currently the dean of the Honors College at Baylor University, is set to take over as president of the University of Dallas July 1. An alumnus of the school, Hibbs says his top priorities include fundraising and touting the benefits of a liberal arts education.