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1/19/2018

More business schools are offering courses in financial technology, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Some educators report that challenges include recruiting knowledgeable faculty and keeping up with the fast pace of change in these areas.

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1/19/2018

Professionals seeking industry jobs outside of academia need to learn the rules about communication, interviewing and working expectations, writes David Jensen, CareerTrax founder. In this commentary, he outlines industry rules in three categories, including "rules that are true even though they should not be."

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1/19/2018

A new study of college-level economics textbooks found that men, either real or imagined, are mentioned 77% of the time while women are represented around 18% of the time. The study's lead author says that instructional materials that are "forward thinking" include examples that reflect "the world their students are going into -- not the world they've lived in the past.".

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1/19/2018

Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions this week discussed ways to simplify and improve transparency of the federal application for student financial aid. Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he wants to streamline the Free Application for Federal Student Aid but Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., says funding levels must remain the same.

1/19/2018

Join GMAC Research on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 12:00 p.m. ET for our annual Research Highlights webinar. We'll summarize our major research findings from 2017 and discuss what we'll be looking forward to in 2018. Register today.

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1/19/2018

The results of GMAC Research's 2017 Year-End Employer Poll indicate that this year's business school graduates can look forward to an overall favorable job market -- especially if you're a specialist. Read more on the GMAC Advisor blog.

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1/19/2018

The Indian School of Business is introducing a three-year Executive Fellow Programme in Management aimed at senior executives who seek to focus on academic research. The program is designed to combine business theory and practice to help students solve business problems.

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1/19/2018

More than 200 college and university leaders in a letter last week asked Congress to find "a narrowly tailored solution" to address a possible lapse of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Changes to immigration laws that more properly belong in a comprehensive immigration reform measure deserve more thoughtful deliberation, consideration and negotiation than are feasible in the rapidly closing window of time available to address this problem," the letter states.

1/19/2018

More MBA programs reportedly are considering an applicant's emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient, as part of admissions decisions. Some admissions experts share their thoughts on the increasing importance of an individual's emotional quotient in business school and beyond.

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1/19/2018

Applicants to MBA programs should consider how reliant each program is on various teaching methods, such as studying cases or focusing on lectures, some experts suggest. The experts offer questions for prospective students to ask themselves and schools they are considering when determining whether a program is the right fit.