Business schools

Up to 80 Degrees at WVU May Be Suspect

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Initial audit finds problems with 10 percent of the executive MBA's awarded by the university.

An Ambitious Approach to Overseas Expansion

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Duke's business school announces a plan to establish a global network of campuses, all with multiple programs -- and to bring the rest of the university on board.

Did My Job Disappear?

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Either in the classroom or at career services, top business schools scramble to counsel students and recent alumni whose job prospects may have taken a hit with the recent shakeups on Wall Street.

New Challenge to TOEFL

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Pearson creates test of English for foreign students in which institutions will receive not only score reports, but recordings of test takers.

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.

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