Minglebox Education News - mabnews http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:14:06 GMT Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:14:06 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[4% more MBAs to be hired this year, says GMAC ]]> The job market continues to improve for graduate business school degree holders as more employers plan to hire MBAs and specialized business master’s talent than did so last year. With support from partners EFMD and MBA Career Services Council and 158 business schools worldwide, the GMAC 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey drew responses from more than 900 employers in 50 countries around the world, including adequate samples to report details for the Asia-Pacific region (with Central Asia), Europe, and the United States. Key Findings of the Report: Not only are more..

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Thu, 23 May 2013 10:50:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac3ecc6f5c013ed1031d5d5426
<![CDATA[Increasing popularity of GMAT in small towns]]> Students from small town in India aspire to acquire a job with handsome salary and a green card via a MBA degree. Though there is a steady demand for admission in B-schools in the big metros such as, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, students from tier II cities and mini-metros aspiring to pursue management studies are contributing to burgeoning growth of B-Schools in tier II cities. Last year, around 30,200 (41% increase since 2007) students across India took the GMAT (Graduate management Admission Test) exam. GMAT is conducted in 17 cities via 20 test centers. During the last two years four..

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Tue, 07 May 2013 10:53:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833e78f4f5013e7ea02d24435b
<![CDATA[AACSB proposes new accreditation standards]]> As society demands more from the world’s business schools, dramatic changes in higher education are creating new challenges and opportunities. To provide leadership for this new era in management education, AACSB International (AACSB) announced the release of a new set of accreditation standards for the world’s leading business schools. Approved April 8th by its membership at the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill., USA, the standards will help business schools redefine the future of management education and meet the needs of business and society..

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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:01:01 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833e098277013e0ced0bff264c
<![CDATA[Percentage of Indian women taking GMAT exhibits significant increase]]> The percentage of Indian women taking GMAT is exhibiting a significant increase. The number of Indian women taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in 2012 has increased by 60% since 2007. This corresponds to an increase from 4,863 women in 2007, to 7,812 women in 2012. On a global scale the number of women accounted for 43% of all test takers, as compared to 39% in 2008. India which has the third largest number of aspirants writing the GMAT, after the United States and China, saw a total of 30,213 test takers in 2012. This accounted for 10.5% of global GMAT takers...

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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:57:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac3d589a75013d58ab519b0447
<![CDATA[GMAT Mobility Patterns Reveal Global Talent Flows, Program Diversity]]> New Delhi, February 28, 2013 - Graduate management education is becoming more global and more diverse, as a broader range of global applicants are sending their GMAT scores to different types of programs in different parts of the world, according to a trioof student mobility trend reports out today from the Graduate Management Admission Council. “Test takers today have an increasing number of study opportunities with quality schools emerging all across the world, and more types of graduate level programs to consider,” said Alex Chisholm, GMAC director of statistical analysis...

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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:34:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3d1c1ea7013d2095795d3435
<![CDATA[GMAC partners with Hogan Assessments to launch Reflect]]> A soft skills assessment for students, career advancement, schools and corporations from the makers of the GMAT®exam New Delhi, February 20, 2013  – The Graduate Management Admission Council, in partnership with Hogan Assessments, today launched its newest product,Reflect TM  by GMAC, a soft-skills solution for use by students, professionals at any stage in their careers, business schools looking to develop leadership skills in the classroom, or corporations working to identify and develop talent in the workplace. “Until now, there have been soft-skills..

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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:55:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833cf2f1f4013cf699c0cb1bc9
<![CDATA[India outshines US in GMAT scores]]> GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) , one of the globally renowned exams for admissions to Master of Business Management (MBA) program has certainly given India a reason to cheer up. The first reason for India to cheer up is that the number of Indian women taking GMAT exam has increased considerably. The second reason for India to feel proud is that Indians are doing better than US in GMAT exam. GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), the testing agency that conducts GMAT exam has revealed that the number of female seeking admission in MBA programs across the world has seen an..

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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:51:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3cde44a7013cec496b245f87
<![CDATA[MBA admissions: Claptrap encouraged]]> Alex Chu , an MBA admissions consultant, says that when it comes to applications, business schools get the twaddle they deserve. But it need not be so . Business schools say that it has become increasingly difficult to judge prospective students as individuals. The problem, they say, is that candidates for their MBA programmes are being over-coached by an industry of admissions consultants on how to write essays, conduct themselves at interviews and prepare recommendation letters. As a result, they claim to receive bucket loads of standardized applications. While this may be true, there..

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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:44:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffead3c6ba5b1013c6c28abe13042
<![CDATA[5 new destinations to choose for an MBA abroad]]> Other than the conventional locations to apply for a MBA degree like the US or Europe, there are new destinations that offer an attractive range of opportunities for MBA aspirants. Given below are the 5 new study abroad destinations where a student can choose to get an MBA degree: 1. Canada Compared to other countries, Canada has a low population density, which makes it easy for MBA students studying in Canada to search for good job opportunities and relocate due to the country’s strong economy and open immigration policy. Due to its close proximity with the US, it allows..

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 06:11:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac3c14747c013c18c968af23b8
<![CDATA[Finding the right MBA ]]> Taking an MBA is likely to be one of the biggest investments of time and money that you ever make Schools in The Economist 's ranking of MBA programmes insist that they can help boost students' career opportunities and open new areas of expertise and mobility. Indeed, surely the degree is worth pursuing only if it brings with it a sufficient level of professional advancement and personal development. But can an MBA still be considered a gateway to the top table? Do programmes really produce confident, self-aware graduates who can build exciting careers? What is more, if, as is often..

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Thu, 03 Jan 2013 07:17:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843bef4f43013bff458d5553d2
<![CDATA[Seattle University now offers one year MBA program]]> The Albers School of Business in Seattle University is launching a “Bridge MBA” course to join the rest of its prestigious management programs. The new program will be a yearlong in duration and a full time course catered towards fresh graduates with non-business degrees and limited or no work experience. The program will help graduates kick start their careers by inculcating in students, the ability to develop broad-based critical thinking and information on the industries that businesses are seeking in the graduates that they hire. Students will apply theories and solutions..

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Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:50:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843bef4f43013c0076aa0209ee
<![CDATA[Cardiff Metropolitan University inks pact with Universal Business School]]> Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) has now entered into a new collaboration with the Universal Business School in Karjat, Maharashtra. Under the new collaboration, the Universal Business School- India’s first environmentally conscious business school launched by a group of CEO’s - will offer undergraduate and post-graduate business and management courses and programs by CMU as a part of its syllabus. These programs are identical to the ones offered on the CMU campus and will give the students of the Universal Business School the opportunity to transfer to Cardiff..

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:25:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843bd5c214013bd6f560244381
<![CDATA[What is more important for a B-school graduate - grades or efficiency?]]> What is more important for a B-school graduate – efficiency or grades? This question haunts almost all the present as well as aspiring B-school students. Some employers value a student’s extra-curricular talents and achievements more than his grades mainly because although grades serve as an important parameter in judging an employee’s potential yet it alone is not sufficient to analyze his efficiency in the work place. As a result, salaries offered are not often based on a person’s grades only. So those focusing on only improving their grades in a business school..

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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:14:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac3b8561c5013b8e65022f4cd6
<![CDATA[GMAC survey: Employers to hire more graduates in 2013]]> As per a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the job market scenario for 2013 graduates is expected to be positive. This survey was conducted on 201 employers.  The 2012 year-end poll reveals that 76% companies expect to employ fresh MBA graduates in 2013. Last year, only 69% of employers hired fresh graduates. Out of the companies aiming to hire 2013 MBAs, 56% plan to offer a basic salary of 43% or increase the same by 13%. Companies recognize that graduate employees with a business degree are a smart investment during uncertain times. Also,..

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:35:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833b854e1c013b8988b04c1146
<![CDATA[IIM A features as a top business school on the QS global list]]> QS has recently published a report, which features IIM – A (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad) as one of the top 3 schools in the Asia Pacific region.  The below list, which looks at the value of the MBA program has pulled out a group of 39 “Elite” Global Business Schools – 22 from the North American region, 14 from the European Continent and 3 from Asia Pacific. North America 1 Harvard US 2 Stanford ..

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Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:26:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843b6b8111013b73d3f98d55d6
<![CDATA[Indian B-schools go global with executive education]]> Executive education programs might be launched by Indian School of Business at Mauritius in February 2013. ISB has already partnered with Oman, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh to deliver education programs for executives. IIM-B (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore) is also set to launch a similar program at the S P Jain School of Global Management and Ghana. The S P Jain School of Global Management will soon establish a fully functional campus to offer a variety of programs to students in Australia. A considerable number of Indian companies are expanding their..

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Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:00:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffe853b6b8e8f013b7084a73b7f83
<![CDATA[Mastering MBA interviews - Some useful tips]]> Perhaps the most unpredictable and tricky stage of the MBA application process is the interview round. This is so because every interviewer has his own ways of reacting to an answer, which to a certain extent also depends on his mood on the designated day. Here are some tips to help the applicants, who have already qualified round one, and now move on to round two, mastering the MBA interview - In the first place an interview depends largely on the inducting program. So step one would be to consult with former or current students of that particular business school. Secondly, students can..

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Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:14:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843b66464c013b6ac642351deb
<![CDATA[SP Jain School of Global Management to start its third overseas campus at Sydney]]> SP Jain School of Global Management has decided to open its third international campus at Sydney Olympic Park, Australia. The other two international campuses are located at Dubai and Singapore. The plan of SP Jain to open global campuses will help students to understand global business at a young age. The school has chosen world class cities with diverse culture and numerous multinational companies for its international campuses.   The inauguration of Sydney campus will be held on December 1, 2012 and will commence with a batch of 150 students including 50 undergrads. The campus..

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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 05:36:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843aadb041013ab02bb02a54f3
<![CDATA[Stiff competition ahead for 2013 MBA aspirants]]> The B-schools experts are debating if 2012’s smaller MBA applicant pool in comparison to the record number of GMAT test-takers should worry prospective students in the admissions cycle next year. Although the number of test-takers have spiked since 2011, the application pool is still considerably small.  This according to some experts indicates the potential boom in applications for the upcoming cycle. They believe that an increase in applications in the 2013 cycle would mean stiff competition for students planning to apply to B-schools next year. However, other experts claim..

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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:51:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843a64e6e0013a69331a4a6be2
<![CDATA[Tips for research on MBA programs]]> The one standard question posed by every b-school to its applicants is “Why an MBA and why this program?” While you will have to answer to this on your application in many cases, some ask this question during your interviews. Either way, you need to have enough knowledge about the school you are applying to and the course. An answer to this lies in a detailed research. As aspirants of a particular B-school and a program, you will have to engage in a thorough research. You cannot decide on a particular school based only on rankings provided by reputed organizations or magazines. ..

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:15:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843a2be9f2013a3fa84a8e644f
<![CDATA[Managing and planning the MBA recommendation]]> While you apply at a B-school abroad, you will be required to furnish recommendations from teachers or supervisors at your job. Therefore, it is necessary you plan out the list of people who could write out a positive letter of recommendation for you. Letters of recommendation can speak volumes for your chances of gaining admission in your desired college. The list of recommenders that you compile should consist of people from you current job, previous job, school or college professors and extracurricular supervisors. Try to spend some quality time with the list of your recommenders. Here..

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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:58:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843a083ba6013a0c5066dd2835
<![CDATA[Key points to consider while applying to B-schools]]> A business oriented degree has gained much popularity in the world. However, applying to business school needs a good amount of thought. Here are a few general considerations before you apply to a B-school: Age Most B-school aspirants are in their mid twenties or early thirties when they apply at B-schools. However, a small portion of students also get into a B-school immediately after college. Therefore, consider your age while applying to B-school. Some colleges also have age limits for applications. The career factor Most MBA applicants have work experience. These..

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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:08:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8539f87dcc0139fce691de604b
<![CDATA[Demand of MBAs increases globally]]> After a period of decline in application forms, the MBA degree program is regaining its popularity across the globe.  India and China are the major contributors where institutes have registered a growth in application numbers. In India, 83% of the MBA programs accepting GMAT scores recorded an increase in applications while China stood at 80%. Specialized MBA courses that mostly attract bachelors and those with less than 1 year of experience are also in demand. The management colleges have even reported an increase in gender diversity. Today 40% of the MBA applicants are female..

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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:54:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffead39d813990139df3d122a5bbe
<![CDATA[Bright future for B-school graduates after course completion, GMAC report reveals ]]> As per a recent study conducted by Corporate Recruiters Survey and Graduate Management Admission Council's (GMAC) 2012, it was revealed that 62% of the fresh MBA graduates acquire jobs as soon as they complete their studies. The percentage is even higher for the full time MBA graduates with about 64%. 79% of the companies are positive about hiring the fresh graduates this year when compared to 72% last year. Of the 6,292 graduates surveyed, most of them have landed themselves well paying jobs. Among the 1096 surveyed global companies, small scale industries hired most number of fresh..

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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:33:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8439d810b30139d8b9e7eb6781
<![CDATA[GMAC 2012 Application Trends Survey: Demand for Management Education Up From 2011 ]]> Demand for graduate business and management education around the world shows signs of renewed growth, as 51 percent of programs surveyed by the Graduate Management Admission Council report more applications than last year. Overall demand — as revealed in the 2012 Application Trends Survey — is spread among a greater variety of program types, including part-time self-paced, flexible, and online distance MBAs, as well as specialized master’s degrees in business, including information technology management.  “As the global business space continues to become..

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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:54:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39c53dc20139d36f24721829
<![CDATA[MBA aspirants secure their future with deferred admissions]]> Most students aspiring to pursue an MBA have the perception that B-schools admit students who have a minimum of two years of full time work experience in their kitty. However, another option known as deferred admission, unknown to many is slowly creeping up. Deferred admission is a method of gaining admission to a B-school of your choice while at college and then postponing one’s admission, if accepted for a year or two in order to gain experience through a full time job or an internship. Considering the deferred option of admission can be a low-stress and safe way of securing the..

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Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:05:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84398c565601399be610b140e2
<![CDATA[Tips to market your MBA application impressively]]> You have landed yourself the desired B-school interview. Your resume is perfectly tailored as per your achievements. However, in this competitive world it is very important to assert your disparities and strengths that separate you from your applying counterparts. Here are a few tips on how you can outdo your interview and acquire a place in the interviewer’s impression books: Do your research Make sure you have researched about the institution thoroughly starting from the history to its most recent additions and contributions. Speak sincerely and highly of the college. This..

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Mon, 03 Sep 2012 09:42:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac396d955101398b829b941867
<![CDATA[The "5-step" B-school application process]]> If you have decided on pursuing an MBA or a management course, choosing a B-school can be a confusing task. There are a range of B-schools ranked as per the various parameters by researchers and the multiplicity of the choices is huge. Here are a few tips that can help you streamline your B-school application process. Understanding your criteria It is of prime importance that you understand your own requirements and criteria before you apply to a B-school. Divide your needs into groups like campus setting, class timings, location and other personal requirements and choose B-schools..

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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:23:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85396d8def01397c356a7570e7
<![CDATA[The importance of extracurricular activities while applying to B-schools abroad]]> Most of the foreign B-schools give good amount of weightage to extracurricular activities. Involvement in various associations, clubs or volunteering at community services and other social work counts a lot and can make your application stand out when highlighted. Business schools do not rate extracurricular activities on a numerical scale but if your application contains three or more genuine extra activities involvement, your chances of getting accepted at the school are maximized. You must highlight extracurriculars in your applications for various reasons. Firstly, they indicate that..

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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:35:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85396d8def01397c09388c5066
<![CDATA[Things to consider for interviews when enrolling at B-schools]]> Most institutions hold personal interviews before admitting applicants to their course. If you are keen on getting a seat in the college of your choice, you must be prepared for a great round of personal interaction. The motive of personal interviews is to assess your communication and personal skills. Here are few do’s and don’ts you must consider when you are scheduled for an interview. Punctuality Being time conscious can speak volumes for your personality. Always make sure you are before time for your scheduled interview. Make sure you know the location of your..

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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:12:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84396d891a0139773b0f9734c2
<![CDATA[Harvard Business School adopts more India-based cases]]> Harvard Business School (HBS) is growing its existence in India by including more India-based cases in its curriculum and offering new courses in Executive Education. HBS has increased its base of Indian case studies to 90 in past 1 year and is expecting more numbers to come in, in near future. The school is in process of collecting, creating and developing more teaching material. HBS has published about 15 India-based cases, one each year in past 5 years since it has started its India Research Center located at Mahindra Towers, Mumbai. Before that only a few Indian cases were published...

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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:05:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85396d8def0139765956473feb
<![CDATA[Students prefer GMAT over GRE for admission to B-schools]]> For candidates aspiring to pursue MBA abroad, GMAT and GRE are two popular exams. Most of the foreign universities and colleges accept the scores of these 2 tests for providing admission to the students worldwide. As per a recent survey done by Kaplan Test Prep, merely 16% students opt for GRE test while majority of them choose GMAT test. The primary reason behind this huge gap is that many MBA applicants think that GRE scores are not accepted by most of the foreign B-schools as students interested in pursuing graduate program from a foreign university take up GRE test. Apart from..

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Tue, 22 May 2012 07:09:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac376fc10601377360bebf61b4
<![CDATA[Business courses most popular among online education courses]]> As per a recent study conducted by Aslanian Market Research and Learnhouse Inc., reports revealed that one in three students enrolling in an online course opt for a business course. Out of the 1500 respondents, 34% of the students reported that they wanted to pursue an online course in the field of business, clearly indicating the popularity of the course. The fields of Social science disciplines and healthcare were estimated to be the next most popular courses making them the top three preferences for students aspiring to pursue an online course. Not only is the field most popular among..

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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:11:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8439692b6401396c1218c24cf3
<![CDATA[US news publishes the ranking of most expensive public B-schools]]> In a survey conducted by the US news, they unearthed the most expensive Business schools for international and non-local students. Any person not belonging to the particular state in which the institute is located in has to deal with a different fee structure.  On an average, it was estimated that $ 50,036 is the total amount of tuition fees paid per year in the top ranking B-schools which is around $16000 dollars above the average of a normal management institute, where the average tuition fee could cost around $34,101. Harvard Business school leads the pack of the top ten costliest..

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Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:20:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffead38fc7f390138ffbe35e540b0
<![CDATA[GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey 2012 Report]]> The Corporate Recruiters Survey is a product of the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), a global nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools and the owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT® ) . The GMAT exam is an important part of the admissions process for more than 5,400 graduate management programs around the world. For this survey, GMAC consulted with associates at the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and MBA Career Services Council (MBA CSC) to increase business school participation worldwide...

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Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:34:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8338fc8a61013900a612622ff7
<![CDATA[Job Market for MBAs Improving; Pay Premium Remains, says GMAC]]> More new business school graduates are landing jobs to go with their diplomas amid renewed optimism among employers, according to new data from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Key findings from GMAC's 2012 Global Management Education Graduate Survey and 2012 Corporate Recruiters Survey include: Largest Gains in Small Business: Companies with fewer than 1,000 employees accounted for the largest proportional increase in demand for graduate management hires among the 1,096 global companies surveyed. Students Report More Job Offers: Sixty-two percent of..

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Mon, 21 May 2012 05:04:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843766b0a701376dc8ae4f5f44
<![CDATA[GMAT loses its appeal among Indians but China reports a sharp increase]]> The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is losing its popularity among Indians as only 25394 students took the test in 2011 while China is reported to register an increase with 40069 students appearing for the exam in the same year. GMAT is an entry pass to the US colleges but is witnessing a sharp decline in its popularity in India with only 30633 test takers in 2009. While the number of test takers in India is dropping, management students in China taking GMAT has increased by 200%, from 13048 in 2007. India was leading in 2007 with 21481 applicants. There was a marginal..

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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 05:37:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8336abf8850136b9a82aa3627f
<![CDATA[Number of GMAT Scores Sent to European Business Schools at All-Time High]]> The number of GMAT scores being sent to business schools in Europe increased 65 percent from five years ago, according to a new report that offers insights into score sending patterns of GMAT test takers from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Also, more Europeans are choosing to study in the region as the share of scores they sent to schools in Europe increased to 63 percent in 2011, from 48 percent in 2007. The annual European Geographic Trend Report for GMAT Examinees also highlights the highly international prospective-student pipeline to European schools. Of the..

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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:45:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8535aa17510135ae1b97755940
<![CDATA[The 10 least expensive public business schools in the US]]> In a survey conducted by the US News, lists of the most affordable and cheap business institutes for foreign or international students were brought under the spotlight. While a similar survey showed that the average tuition fees in the most expensive management institutions can be $50, 000, more than 50% of the students prefer studying in a cheaper institution where the average tuition fee is around $20,124. The survey was conducted on a total of 51 public b-schools out of which the 10 least expensive schools were listed. At these ten institutions, the average fee that a foreign national..

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Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:14:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8539016c1f013905baa0c3043b