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M.B.A. Programs Go Global

Business schools are being forced to rapidly adapt their curriculum, course structure, and philosophy in reaction to the increasingly global nature of the business world. Schools of all kinds, ranging from elite private institutions like the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to smaller public institutions like the College of Charleston, are weaving a [...]

U.S. News Challenges ABA on Law School Employment Data Standards

A recent story in The New York Times, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" is creating a great deal of buzz in the legal community, at law schools, and among current and prospective law school students—particularly about the implications of poor job prospects for newly minted law school grads. There have been ongoing questions of [...]

Elite French University Joins College Board

PARIS — The Institut d’Etudes Politiques, better known as Sciences Po, one of France’s most prestigious universities, on Wednesday became the first French public institution to join the College Board, the nonprofit American organization that oversees the SAT exam and Advanced Placement program. “This is an important step forward for us,” Francis Vérillaud, deputy director [...]

Red Flags at a College, but Tied Hands

Sometimes surly, sometimes seemingly unhinged, he was unpredictable in a way that made fellow students in a community college class want to leave the room. He had changed since high school: the shy, seemingly normal boy had experimented with drugs and, increasingly, with conspiracy theories that made sense to no one but himself. “This guy [...]

Higher education leaders anxious about cuts in proposed California budget

Gov. Jerry Brown's proposals to slash state spending on higher education has triggered anxiety across California's already budget-battered public colleges and universities about possible new waves of staff and faculty layoffs, reductions in class offerings and higher tuition bills. Administrators said it was too soon to say definitively how they would respond if the Legislature [...]

Why It’s a Great Time to Be a Journalism Major

The biggest percentage of college students today—21 percent—are graduating with business degrees. These graduates want to make money and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I'd suggest, however, that the key to succeeding financially and professionally in journalism, business, or any other career is to choose something that you are good at and passionate [...]

How to Maximize Your Financial Aid for the 2011-2012 School Year

With the new year upon us, now’s the time to start preparing for your 2011-2012 financial aid. If you know you’ll need to find financial aid, take the time to consider all of your options, and make finding free money (grants and scholarships) your top priority. You can get started today by doing as much [...]

Hot Jobs for 2011: Bachelor’s Degree Not Required

Not everyone has the time, money, or energy to spend in a four-year degree program. If that's true for you, we've got good news: Earning an associate degree can get you into one of the fastest-growing careers this year and beyond. Check out the hottest jobs in 2011 -- bachelor's degree not required. Hot Job: [...]

More Students Choose Universities in Japan

More students than ever are choosing universities in Japan for study abroad, and the number of Japanese students leaving the country to study has fallen markedly since a peak in 2004, according to two reports released at the end of December. The Japan Student Services Organization , an independent institution, reported that the number of [...]

Application Inflation: When Is Enough Enough?

THE numbers keep rising, the superlatives keep glowing. Each year, selective colleges promote their application totals, along with the virtues of their applicants. For this fall’s freshman class, the statistics reached remarkable levels. Stanford received a record 32,022 applications from students it called “simply amazing,” and accepted 7 percent of them. Brown saw an unprecedented [...]