New business-school rankings from Bloomberg Businessweek put Harvard Business School on top for the third straight year, followed by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the MIT Sloan School of Management. The schools were ranked based on surveys of alumni, employers and students on topics such as job placement and pay growth.
The number of prospective MBA students seeking work in the technology industry after graduation has doubled over the past five years, according to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Some schools sending more students into tech fields are profiled in this analysis.
Academic job candidates should create a cover letter and curriculum vitae with their specific skills that match each job clearly highlighted, writes Judith White, president and executive director of HERS. In this commentary, she gives step-by-step instructions for developing and revising job application materials.
A group of US House members this week introduced a measure that would simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Changes proposed under the Simple FAFSA Act of 2017 include allowing students to file only once instead of annually and reducing the number of questions on the form, officials say.
The American Historical Association is reporting a 12% decline in the number of full-time position listings for history majors through its organization, noting that it's the fifth straight year that the number of such job openings has declined. Some of the largest declines were seen in fields such as African, Asian and Middle Eastern history, the data showed.
The purpose of higher education is to both prepare students for employment and help them develop socially, says West Virginia University President Gordon Gee. Gee says colleges and universities must adapt by becoming more agile and organizing around centers and institutes instead of departments.
A new study by the United Negro College Fund found that the country's more than 100 historically black colleges and universities contribute $14.8 billion a year to the US economy and boost graduate salaries by 56%. The data also showed HBCUs enrolled 10% of black undergraduates and award 17% of the bachelor's degrees received by black students.
Some business schools are offering more specialized and flexible programs to meet market demands. Harvard Business School is offering a joint degree program with its engineering school, while the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business offers a joint degree with its law school.
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