Business schools

GRE vs. GMAT

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ETS steps up pitch to would-be business students and business schools to consider alternative to the traditional test, while defenders of that exam insist there is no real contest.

Uncharted Territory

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A public/private partnership aimed at strengthening international enrollments and programming at Oregon State has promise, but has come at the cost of the English Language Institute's accreditation.

Outsourcing Teaching, Overseas

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In Utah State degree program in Asia, "lead professors" (from Utah) design the course work and assign the grade, but "local facilitators" (from partner universities) deliver much of the course content.

More Testing, Less Logic?

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GMAT, the dominant test in MBA admissions, is being used in hiring decisions. This violates standards set by the business school group that sponsors the test, but it takes no action.

The New GRE, Redux

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Key test for graduate admissions will lose antonyms and analogies, replace some geometry with data analysis, alter scoring, and let test takers move among questions. ETS calls shifts significant; critics see cosmetic changes.

Upgraded in Down Economy

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A handful of private colleges see bond ratings improve during the financial crisis, crediting conservative budgeting and building reserves.

Freezer Burn

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Tuition freezes may be politically popular, and even appropriate in emergencies, but they often lead to dramatic hikes in future years.

The B-School Glass Ceiling

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New study finds women tend to stagnate in faculty rank after earning tenure, while men tend to go on to full professorships.

The Fix Was In

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In a move called "unprecedented" in its state, the University of South Carolina held a competition to design a major new business school building -- and let the donor select the winner, without telling the other firms spending considerable time and money on their proposals that they wouldn't have a shot at winning, The State reported.

Looking Before They Leap

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In theory, it sounded like an interesting partnership. American University’s Kogod School of Business wanted to team up with the university's School of International Service, building a graduate degree program that would cater to idealistic students who might not otherwise be drawn to the business school.

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