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Digital boost to test security
Biometric fingerprinting and digital camera surveillance could from next year be another source of stress for students taking the Graduate Management Admission Test, the compulsory precursor to most MBA programmes.
Testing time for schools, students
To provide an accurate and impartial test of such attributes, a growing number of business schools are using the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
Partners for Success: Pearson VUE and ACT Bring Experience, Technology, Service, and Global Reach to the GMAT® Test
Pearson VUE™ and ACT™ are hitting daily milestones within the detailed plan they created with GMAC® and are getting ready for the upcoming limited summer testing at Pearson and the official launch in January2006.
What do they measure anyway?
This fall, students bound for graduate and professional schools will be writing standardized tests such as the GRE, the LSAT and the GMAT. As the test dates approach, they will be spending many anxious hours and hundreds of dollars practicing and being coached on how to obtain higher scores.
MBA and Business Schools
MBA Applications: Still Skidding
The decline in full-time B-school applicants is now a three-year trend, as students opt for part-time, exec, and non-U.S. programs
The Full-Time Advantage
Part-time, online and executive M.B.A. programs may be growing in popularity, but the traditional full-time degree still rules with corporate recruiters.
Harvard Business School, Wharton Refuse Newspaper Ranking Information Requests
Citing privacy concerns and wasted staff time, two prestigious business schools are refusing information requests from several publishers of business school rankings.
Calling all MBA professionals
Shell and IMD, in collaboration, are offering scholarships to attract the very best talent and leaders with diverse backgrounds in markets where Shell and IMD expect strong growth
What Sets Sloan MBAs Apart
Career Development Director Jacqueline Wilbur hails MIT's B-school grads for their intelligence and quirky individuality
Wharton: MBA changes may intensify competition
Because the proposed expansion of the honor roll would allow students to disclose their position in the top 25 percent, some students worry that it would be harder to attract recruiters without honors distinction.
Business Week to launch MBA bogging community
At the time of writing the site was live at-
Let the MBA Buyer Beware
Choosing between business schools can be maddening, unless you know exactly what you're looking for.
B-Schools With A Niche
With applications falling, mid-tier programs are crafting specialized degrees
Getting into B-School -- via eBay
Having trouble getting into B-school? If so, you might consider bidding -- literally -- for a spot at the Universities Nyenrode's Netherlands Business School.
Do Online MBAs Make the Grade?
Their popularity is soaring, but some are diploma mills, making recruiters wary of virtual degrees. Here are tips for picking a good program.
Part-time MBA programs take off
Flexible alternatives helps students keep their jobs, stay out of debt.
Applications That Get a "Yes"
Do Harvard and Wharton scrutinize differently? Clear Admit answers this and other queries about getting into the right MBA program.
Application skid has MBA schools retooling
Jan 08, 2006
Buffeted by a decline in the number of students seeking the credential, business schools have been revamping their offerings, particularly by offering students more specialized knowledge.
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GRE to be retooled to better show graduate school readiness
The admissions test for graduate school will be longer and have an altered format in October 2006 in order to more accurately predict how well students will perform.
Computers Grade Students' Writing
Software now scores everything from routine assignments in high school English classes to an essay on the GMAT, the standardized test for business school admission. (The essay section just added to the Scholastic Aptitude Test for the college-bound is graded by humans).
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New TOEFL Test Reflects Real-World University English
More than two thousand students arrived at Thomson Prometric testing centers and other educational institutions across the United States Saturday to take the first Internet-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL(R) iBT). Developed by ETS, TOEFL iBT reflects the academic English used in higher education and is the first large-scale English-proficiency assessment to be delivered over the Internet.
The Asian Angle
India's MBA Gold Rush
To get an edge in the country's exploding economy, more Indian students are seeking business degrees -- both abroad and at home.
MBA aspirants banking on Vedic mathematics magic
Students hoping to crack these demanding examinations are increasingly resorting to a novel system of mathematics to get an edge over the competition. The system in question — Vedic mathematics — has become a rage amongst MBA aspirants.
America beckons India's MBA aspirants
The number of Indians taking the GMAT (test required for admission in American business schools) increased by 19 per cent reaching 7123 last year, a Business Week report said.
IIM-Ahmedabad set to get into global league
Wharton, Harvard and other global leaders in management education may soon be facing competition from one of their counterparts down east. The newly introduced Post Graduate Diploma for Executives (PGPX) will use GMAT scores instead of CAT for admissions, opening IIM-A doors for students from all over the globe.
China's B-School Boom
Jan 09, 2006
Walk into any classroom at one of China's elite business schools and what you're likely to see isn't all that different from what you would find at Harvard, Wharton, or MIT's Sloan School.
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Google's Move into IM
It was quite a week for Google watchers -- which means just about everyone. First, the search-engine giant launched an update to its desktop search tool, called Google Desktop 2. Then the company announced its first-ever instant messaging telecommunications product, Google Talk.
Tech Paychecks Dip
Wages for high-tech workers remain steady in 2005, but they're lower today than last year at this time, according to a report by job-placement specialist Yoh.
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