15 février 2018

What Oberlin reveals about higher ed’s vulnerable business model

What Oberlin reveals about higher ed’s vulnerable business model
Alana Dunagan, Christensen Institute, 2018/01/17
This post almost makes me feel sorry for a university that has an $800 million endowment and charges $70K tuition per year. Almost. The argument is that if the school falls even 2.8 percent short on enrollments, it leads to a $5 million budget gap. Lowering prices or lowering spending threaten the school's prestige status. More...

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09 février 2018

Where did business schools and MBAs go wrong?

By Robert Quartly-Janeiro. Business schools are changing. Not what they teach. Not what they research. But what they cost and their very purpose. More...

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Business schools have lost sight of their original purpose – to serve society

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Robert Quartly-Janeiro says business schools have lost the plot – they are being challenged by the crisis of globalisation and they need to get back to developing business leaders who can serve society rather than growing rich from it. Rosemary Salomone writes that a recent court judgment in Italy against the teaching of graduate programmes in English provides a framework for questioning the use of English as a vehicle for ‘internationalising’ universities, with wider implications across Europe. And as Vladimir Putin runs for re-election as Russian president, Ararat Osipian asks why so few students are involved in political protests in Russia.
   Also in Commentary, Eric Fredua-Kwarteng and Samuel Ofosu contend that the ‘developmental university’ is a better model for the African continent than the ‘Africanised university’, whose proponents are over-consumed with the politics of decolonisation as if that is the only developmental challenge facing the continent. Allan E Goodman says that how we respond to the present global education imperatives will shape our future, so we should guard against dynamics that close our doors and our minds and embrace an international approach.
   In our World Blog, Patrick Blessinger and Mandla Makhanya examine the concept of higher education as a common good, whereby universities fulfil their missions by serving the contemporary needs of their constituents and addressing a range of social needs.
   In Features, Tunde Fatunde reports that irregular payment of public university lecturers’ salaries in Nigeria is causing personal hardship, with fatal consequences when staff are unable to afford adequate food and proper medical care.
   In a Special Report covering the annual conference of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the CHEA International Quality Group in Washington DC, Mary Beth Marklein reports that Republicans in the US are proposing a comprehensive rewrite of the higher education law, to which Democrats are vehemently opposed. Marklein also reports from the conference that the higher education accreditation sector is facing pressure to reform to stem waning public confidence in the value of US degrees. More...

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28 janvier 2018

ConvictionsRH accueille Bpifrance et Rives Croissance à son capital

Focus RH - Gestion de carrière et évolution professionnelleIl s’est développé autour de quatre expertises : Politiques RH, SIRH & la Digitalisation, Stratégie & Transformations d’organisations et enfin la Conduite du changement et l’Accompagnement managérial. Plus...

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Okla. universities teaching business skills to health care professionals

University Business Magazine logoThe recovery plan for the ailing Oklahoma Health Department includes a strong dose of good business practices. More...

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Higher ed MBA programs flex their muscle

University Business Magazine logoWith the number of traditional MBA students dropping, business schools must get creative to survive and ultimately thrive. One major strategy is creating more robust offerings for part-time and online students for whom a traditional program presents an insurmountable opportunity cost—giving up their current job. More...

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26 janvier 2018

Hult Business School, le modèle anglo-saxon sans complexes

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "focuscampus"Un petit bijou de monastère datant du Moyen Age, à une cinquantaine de kilomètres de Londres, au coeur de la campagne anglaise – avec ses boiseries, son escalier monumental, sa petite chapelle et son immense parc arboré… Et puis un autre campus, entièrement rénové, en plein centre de l’agglomération londonienne, flanqué d’une résidence confortable de quelque 360 studios et chambres. Pas de doute, Hult Business School offre à ses étudiants une qualité de vie et des conditions d’études quasiment sans équivalent. Plus...

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13 janvier 2018

Iowa's public universities facing another $5.1M cut

University Business Magazine logoAfter taking back $20.8 million in state appropriations from the Board of Regents in the 2017 budget year and then nearly $10 million for the 2018 budget year that started July 1, Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday recommended slashing the regents’ current budget again by another $5.13 million. More...

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California colleges see value in sharing … a campus

University Business Magazine logoThis fall, Samuel Merritt and Holy Names University signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore the possibilities of sharing a single property. More...

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University Awards 2018: supporters

The Guardian homeHSBC’s specialist higher education team works closely with local banking teams to provide on the ground expertise to higher education institutions. Our work includes understanding the long-term objectives of each institution and working in partnership to provide tailored product solutions. More...

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