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Understanding America's Private Schools

SUMMER FADING INTO FALL and children heading back to school can mean only one thing: Football is about to come back. In addition to my annual tradition of watching "Rudy" before the first Notre Dame game of the year, I usually find myself trawling YouTube looking for funny football bloopers and press conference awkwardness. Perhaps the most emotional press conference moment came from Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green, who, after losing a game to the Chicago Bears, angrily pounded the press
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What Can We Learn From the Private School Enrollment Numbers

American public schools serve multiple goals. One is to teach all children the skills and knowledge needed to prosper in a changing society. A second is to impart common values critical to the effective functioning of a pluralistic democracy, including cooperation, mutual respect, and an appreciation of differing points of view. Economically diverse schools are critical to accomplishing those goals. It is exceedingly difficult to build and sustain high-quality education in schools serving onl
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What is a Good GMAT Score

A high GMAT score can make or break your chances of admission to a top MBA program, so what score should you aim for? For those who wish to attend one of the very best business schools, a high GMAT score can be the difference between admission or rejection. The problem for prospective students, however, is that business schools have different score requirements — and they don't always reveal them. How do you judge which GMAT score you need to secure a place? The Rotterdam School of Manage
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Why Business Schools Can be Perfect Partners

Business schools are natural partners. After all, they are both educators and businesspeople, who are constantly looking for opportunities to maximize results through efficient means. So, partnerships in the business school world are common. But they don't all succeed. It takes a special group of partners, commitment, and an alignment of the stars to keep a partnership intact for the long haul. Few have lasted and achieved success among business school unions. Sometimes, the relationship s
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Better than the MBA Case Study

Business schools are extending the MBA classroom to the real world, helping students hone skills, network and sometimes, land jobs Alleviating the woes of ill children, sufferers of brain cancer and dodgy hips is not traditionally the preserve of MBA students. But for IMD Business School's cohort in Lausanne, this is a staple of their program. They participated in the pan-school Debiopharm-Inartis challenge in April, to improve the lives of healthcare patients in Switzerland. The winners ea
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Business School Accreditation

Many of the world's top business schools have only one accreditation. So, why would a school seek many more? Should prospective MBAs factor accreditation into their decision of where to apply? If you plan to spend big on an MBA at a top school, an accreditation can be a good way to judge the quality of the course. But with so many accreditation bodies, how can you tell which school is best for you? The three best-known business school accreditors are the Association to Advance Collegiate Sc
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Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools

Councils are best when it comes to boosting the inspection grades of inadequate schools, analysis of official figures suggests. Researchers looked at how much schools rated inadequate by Ofsted in 2013 had improved by the end of 2017. Those schools that had remained council maintained were more likely to be good or outstanding than those that had become sponsored academies. The government says academy status helps schools raise standards. But the Local Government Association, said th
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Expectations of MBA students

In recent years companies have been demanding higher profiles for different positions, often requiring the applicant and also for the current employee, to have a Master (MBA) degree. The same competition for a place and the increasing availability of this type of career, requires the new graduate and professional to do his/her graduate studies, otherwise he/she could remain outside the labor market. In this sense, both professors and employers have expectations about the future "Master", which
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Family Engagement and SEL

In their separate domains, educators and parents both understand the importance of social-emotional skills—that the ability to manage emotions, to empathize, and to collaborate is key to fulfillment and success, in school and in life. But schools and families are not always in sync on how to develop those competencies. As schools implement large-scale, research-backed SEL curricula, caregivers at home often have little guidance on how to help their children become resilient, mindful, and kind.
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How Much Is An MBA Degree Really Worth

What's an MBA degree really worth? And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa? Those are questions that perplex and confound many who are deciding whether to get the degree and, if so, where to get it from. Not everyone can get into the most highly selective business schools. So many candidates have to face the question over whether it's worth getting the MBA from a second- or even
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How to Finance Your MBA

An MBA is no small investment of time and capital; a two-year degree can require upwards of $100,000. Here's a look at lending options, and some of the newcomers offering students loans and other funding avenues. When Gabriela Rodrigues was accepted to the MBA program at ESMT in Berlin, she knew she would have to get a bit creative with funding her education. To pay for her first installment confirming her enrollment, Rodrigues, who is from Sao Paulo, started looking at her options with ban
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Investing in an MBA

Graduate degrees have long been viewed as one of the most promising ways to climb the corporate ladder and secure that corner-office job. For many, the best passport to success is a master's of business administration or MBA. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, in 2011, the average expected starting salary for an MBA graduate was nearly $91,000. On top of that, 78 percent of those graduates say they received a promotion post-MBA. Sounds great, right? Not so fast. The GMAC
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Making the Most of an Online MBA Degree

If you're working full-time, an online MBA is often your most convenient option for pursuing an advanced degree, especially now that the quality of an online degree is equivalent to one on a physical campus. For many business professionals, an online MBA can open up a world of professional opportunities, including getting a promotion, breaking into a new industry, or taking on greater management responsibilities. Yet concerns remain that distance learning hold students back from connecting wi
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MBA Careers in Finance

The doors are open to MBAs in finance, including fintech, wealth management and venture capital Finance has lost some luster among business school graduates since the global financial crisis and the savaging of banks' reputations. Punishing work hours, onerous regulation and the growing popularity of Big Tech and management consultancies have contributed to a 40 percent fall in interest in a career in banking, according to The Financial Times. But financial services remains a high-paying
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MBA Programs for STEM Professionals

Not only do the courses address a skills gap but give graduates a 36-month US work visa It is a truth well known that America faces a shortage of workers in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. While the nation has focused on getting more kids into coding, an equal challenge is finding managers who can work with engineers to plan well a project's strategy and finances. Annual demand for those with data science skills, for instance, will reach nearly 700,000 opening
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Private School vs. Public School Breakdown

The private versus public school debate seems like a tale as old as time. Probably because people have argued for years about their benefits and drawbacks. However, while both have their advantages, one isn't necessarily better than the other. Here's an examination of private and public schools and how to figure out which one may be right for a student. Private Education Thinking about private school? You're not alone. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 5 million (
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Six Ways to Use the Summer to Prepare for Your MBA

From doing a pre-MBA internship to taking online courses, here are some ways to use your summer wisely Getting into an MBA program is tough, but the work should not stop once you receive your admission offer. A business school curriculum is rigorous, and candidates often find it hard to adjust after several years in the workforce. Preparation during the summer months can make the transition back into academic life smoother. There are several things that students can do to prepare for their
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The Pros & Cons of a General MBA

The business landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. Three years ago, few executives understood or could explain the benefits of hybrid cloud computing; five years ago, Uber was a fledgling idea and driverless cars were the stuff of science fiction; ten years ago, BlackBerry & Nokia dominated the world of mobile devices and "app store" was a spelling error. How can you rise to a leadership position within your organization if you're still catching up with the latest industry tre
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Top private school pupils more likely to end up with drug and alcohol addictions, new research reveals

People who go to the best private schools are more likely to end up with drug and alcohol addictions in later life, new research has suggested. "Privileged" students who live in affluent areas and attend elite schools are at a high risk of turning to cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy, the group of researchers claimed, as well as being more prone to alcohol abuse. Girls from top schools are said to be three times more likely to suffer from drugs and alcohol-related problems than their less priv
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5 Questions for Gabriela Rodrigues, MBA Student from ESMT Berlin

Rodrigues financed some of her MBA with bitcoin. She spoke with FIND MBA about this novel mode of financing. Can you tell me a little about your background? I'm from Sao Paolo, Brazil, and worked five years in a management consultancy company; it was my first and only professional experience. I worked in very different segments there, from health to security to education. My bachelor degree was in public policy management, which was quite different. And then I decided to come to Berlin to pu
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6 Things to Know About a Strategy MBA

As an entrepreneur and company founder, MBA applicant Misha Kaura views business school – particularly a strategy MBA – as a way to become a more effective and creative leader. A strategy MBA specialization teaches students how to make big-picture management decisions that improve their company's performance. Unlike a technical MBA concentration that aims to develop expertise in a particular aspect of business, such as marketing or finance, a strategy MBA concentration requires a mastery
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An MBA - Will it earn you more money

MBA degrees enjoy great prestige in Asia, with the lure of bigger salaries and a passport to a new, high-flying career – but is a postgrad degree just the new normal? The Master of Business Administration (MBA) brand is steeped in tradition and prestige. It's a brand that has been built over 107 years, since eight people received the world's first MBA degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1910. Today the MBA is among the world's most popular and respected post
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