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2/17/2017

Students taking online college courses are paying more than students who take the courses on-campus, according to a survey from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. Some administrators of distance-education programs say some costs are higher to produce online courses and those costs are passed on to students in the form of fees or increased tuition.

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InsideHigherEd.com
2/17/2017

More physicians are returning to school to get an MBA as their profession demands more from them in areas such as analytics and digital healthcare records. Duke University's Kevin Schulman says MBAs can help physicians innovate in healthcare and improve both safety and efficiency.

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Duke University
2/17/2017

The Borough of Manhattan Community College and The City University of New York have started a five-year project to recruit Hispanic students into associate degree programs in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math. The students will then be able to transfer into four-year programs at select CUNY schools to complete their bachelor's degrees.

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University Business
2/17/2017

Montana's Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education says it may have to raise in-state tuition by $1,000 to make up for a proposed $23 million cut in state funding. Tyler Trevor, deputy commissioner at OCHE, says he hopes a Senate committee will restore $12 million in funding to avoid tuition increases.

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2/17/2017

More than half of employers plan to increase starting base salaries for new MBA hires either at or above the rate of inflation in 2017, according to the GMAC 2016 Year-End Poll of Employers. Learn more at Research Insights.

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2/17/2017

Business schools in London are facing a "perfect storm" of challenges brought on by the Brexit vote and looming regulatory reforms, according to a new study. Researchers say new limits on student loans and restrictions on student visas could affect enrollment at b-schools in the city.

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Brexit
2/17/2017

Steve Rogers, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, is working to increase the diversity of the case studies produced by the school to highlight more black MBA graduates who have started businesses. Rogers has written 14 such case studies after estimating that only 1% of Harvard's nearly 10,000 case studies focused on black entrepreneurs.

2/17/2017

Nearly three-quarters of business schools are offering courses in "data science or big data," while 13% say they're considering offering such courses, a recent survey finds. Some experts say businesses increasingly are seeking MBAs with such skills, but data show such graduates tend to work less and earn less than traditional MBA graduates.

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Poets & Quants
2/17/2017

Seventeen higher-education institutions this week signed an amicus brief taking issue with President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from certain countries from entering the US. The signatories -- which include Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities -- cited "damaging effects" of the order already suffered by US institutions.

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Business Insider
2/17/2017

Many colleges and universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University, are offering blended programs called MicroMasters in areas such as supply chain management and entrepreneurship. The degrees cost less than other graduate programs but still require students to complete some courses on campus.

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National Public Radio