NEW DELHI: With the advent of the Internet and advancements in technology, schools have realised the importance of online education. In order to cater to working professionals, who don’t have the time to attend a full-time MBA programme, many schools have started offering online programmes.
Online MBA is an excellent option for working students: you can pursue an MBA and take up specialisations such as finance, marketing, international business, etc...
STANFORD, Calif., Jul 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A survey of 759 graduating MBAs at 11 top business schools reveals that the future business leaders rank corporate social responsibility high on their list of values, and they are willing to sacrifice a significant part of their salaries to find an employer whose thinking is in synch with their own...
...The researchers found that the students expected to earn an average of $103,650 a year at their first job. Nearly all (97.3 percent) said they would be willing to make a financial sacrifice to work for a company that exhibited all four characteristics of social responsibility. They said they would sacrifice an average of $14,902 a year, or 14.4 percent of their expected salar
MOSCOW. July 16 (Interfax) - Russian university graduates should not be restricted in their right to work for foreign companies or go abroad, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
"As head of the government, I dislike the fact that some (graduates) are leaving Russia, nevertheless, I believe it is wrong to restrict our people in their rights," Putin said at a meeting with senior members of the Federation Council in Moscow on Wednesday.
Responding to Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov's criticism of the Bologna process and his proposal to introduce special measures to make Russian university graduates stay and work in Russia, Putin said: "We have conceptual differences with you."
The fact that some Russian young people go abroad has a positive side to it, he said.
"Our education systems are therefore showing their competitiveness," Putin said.
"You think that by getting European-standard diplomas our people are encouraged to look for jobs in foreign companies or abroad. We should act not through restrictions but through creating the optimal conditions for young people to work here, that is by increasing salaries and providing housing opportunities," the prime minister said.
More B-schools are setting up concentrations in investment management, arts administration, real estate, biosciences, and other fields
B-school trends come and go, but one that seems to have legs is the creation of specialized MBA programs, particularly by second-tier schools. The schools find them useful for attracting students and cementing their brand identities at a time when competition among schools for the best students is intense...
A test used by business schools to help choose students is at the centre of a controversy
IT WOULD make great material for a business ethics course. In late June ScoreTop.com,
a website that helped users prepare for the Graduate Management
Admission Test (GMAT), was shut down following allegations that it had
published questions being used in current GMAT exam papers. The
Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), the business-school body
that created the test, intimated that test-takers’ scores might be
cancelled if they had abused access to “live” questions (though the
council later said it was concentrating on users who may have posted
the offending material)...
International MBA students from IE Business School, in Madrid, will spend the summer mentoring 22 African women as part of a scheme to promote entrepreneurship on the continent.
women, from Liberia, South Africa, Mozambique, Senegal, Rwanda and the
Democratic Republic of the Congo, were selected earlier this year to
take part in the scheme which is supported by FAS (Femmes Africa
Solidarite) and the Spanish Government as well as the Centre for Global
Diversity in Management and the Department of Entrepreneurial
Management at IE Business School.
This week the women will
receive management training on the IE campus in Spain and then over the
summer the selected MBA students will visit them for two to four weeks
in their respective countries to assist them personally with their
businesses and help them develop a business plan. Once the students
have returned to Spain they will continue the consulting process by
As well as receiving advice from the MBA students, the
22 women will each be matched to a female mentor in their own country,
who will provide advice and support.
MIT OpenCourseWare might be the next best thing
to getting an MIT education for free. Through this free online
publication you can find downloadable business courses at both
undergraduate and graduate levels offered by MIT's Sloan School of
Management. The curriculum includes lecture notes, videos, labs
demonstrations and more. Registration is free and more than 50 courses
2. The U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov)
The Small Business Administration has one of the
best selections of business courses on the web. Topics include
everything from starting a business and business management to
government contracting and international trade. Most courses take only
30 minutes to complete.
3. The Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA Program (managementhelp.org)
Free Management Library's Free Nonprofit
Micro-eMBA(SM) Program is a great resource for students wishing to
learn more about nonprofit management. Completion of this program will
not result in an MBA degree, but enrollment is free. The amount of time
it takes to complete the program will depend on how fast you learn, but
you may expect to spend at least 200 hours on coursework.
4. 'Business Week' Free Online Courses (bwcourses.com)... etc. etc.
CasePlace.org is a practical and dynamic resource for up-to-date case studies, syllabi and innovative MBA teaching materials on business and sustainability— from corporate governance to sustainable development.
More than 1,000 prospective MBA students who paid $30 to use a
now-defunct Web site to get a sneak peak at live questions from the
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) before taking the exam may
have their scores canceled in coming weeks. For many, their B-school
dreams may be effectively over.
On June 20, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Virginia granted the test's publisher, the Graduate Management
Admission Council (GMAC), a $2.3 million judgment against the operator
of the site, Scoretop.com. GMAC has seized the site's domain name and
shut down the site, and is analyzing a hard drive containing payment
GMAC said any students found to have used the Scoretop site will
have their test scores canceled, the schools that received them will be
notified, and the student will not be permitted to take the test again.
Since most top B-schools require the GMAT, the students will have
little chance of enrolling. "This is illegal," said Judy Phair, GMAC's
vice-president for communications. "We have a hard drive, and we're
going to be analyzing it. If you used the site and paid your $30 to
cheat, your scores will be canceled. They're in big trouble...
On 30 June 2008 HSMP was replaced throughout the world by the Tier 1 HSMP Visa (part of the UK Points Based System).
The Tier 1 HSMP Highly Skilled Visa replaces the previous Highly
Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) and allows working in the UK for an
initial period of 3 years without needing a job offer.
To qualify for the Tier 1 HSMP Highly Skilled Visa you must meet the following criteria:
Primary Points-Scoring Requirements
You must score at least 75 points to qualify for the Tier 1 HSMP Highly Skilled Visa. Points are awarded for your age,
education, past earnings and UK experience.
Find out if you qualify using our Tier 1 HSMP Highly Skilled Visa Points Calculator.
You will need to show sufficient available funds to evidence your
ability to support yourself and your family while looking for
You will need to evidence your English language ability, either by way
of nationality, education to a certain level in specific countries or
an English language test such as IELTS.
All time spent in the UK under Tier 1 HSMP Highly Skilled Visa status
counts towards Permanent Residence. After the initial 3-year period you
would be expected to apply for a 2-year extension to your Tier 1 HSMP
Visa, after which you will be able to apply for Permament Residence.
If you are in need of money for business school, you may be interested to know about a new student loan program that was launched on June 4th.
Known as GreenNote, the program allows you to obtain low-cost student loans from family, friends, or anyone willing to give you some extra cash. There is no bank to go through, which means there are no credit checks and no co-signers required.
Key Terms of GreenNote Loans:
Interest rates are fixed at 6.8 percent
Payments can be deferred for up to 5 years
Loans have a repayment term of 10 years, with no repayment penalties
A prominent education professor at Harvard
has begun leading “reflection” seminars at three highly selective colleges,
which he hopes will push undergraduates to think more deeply about the
connection between their educations and aspirations.
The professor, Howard
Gardner, hopes the seminars will encourage more students to consider public
service and other careers beyond the consulting and financial jobs that he says
are almost the automatic next step for so many graduates of top colleges.
...I don’t think I would have applied if it wasn’t almost an automatic option,”
said Neil Sawhney, 21, a recent graduate who turned down a management consulting
job for a paralegal job, and plans to go to law school. “It’s hard to overstate
how much everyone is doing it.” ...
With his blockbuster bestseller The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen created the classic model for growth and change in corporations and cultures. Now, taking a cue from Bill Gates' 2005 critique of the American school system, he applies his theory of "disruptive innovation" to a much-needed evolution in educational technologies-offering new opportunities and challenges for the business community. Christensen brilliantly shows how tomorrow's innovations in education will change the way the world learns-and what businesses can do to meet those changing demands today.
The Times: " The following case studies show all the business studies theory you need to know in practice. By studying real life business case studies, you will see how business & marketing work and therefore learn quicker.
of the following case studies show a different aspect to business and
marketing that you can use as a revision tool for your business studies."
The May 2008 IIE White Paper represents the second publication of the study abroad policy research series on Meeting America's Global Education Challenge.
This new report highlights research and findings from a fall 2007
snapshot survey of over 500 host institutions abroad, and on the
efforts made by these institutions to increase their host capacity for
larger numbers of U.S. students. It also analyzes the challenges these
institutions face as well as their motivations and strategic plans to
undertake efforts toward internationalization. The report aims to
provide policy makers and international education administrators with
focused data on how host institutions and countries perceive greatly
expanding U.S. study abroad participation.