The 2017 Survey of Admissions Directors: Pressure All Around

Only 34 percent of colleges met new student enrollment targets this year by May 1, the traditional date by which most institutions hope to have a class set. That is a key finding of the 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, released today by Inside Higher Ed, in collaboration with Gallup. The 34 percent figure is … Continue reading The 2017 Survey of Admissions Directors: Pressure All Around

Why America’s Universities And Business Schools Are The Best Place To Launch A Start-Up

A politely ferocious debate is being waged in America right now about the best place to launch a start-up. This isn’t surprising post Great Recession—especially with millions of mobile Millennials graduating into the workforce willing to cart their STEM and MBA degrees anywhere, some of them with the next Uber in their heads. There are major bragging … Continue reading Why America’s Universities And Business Schools Are The Best Place To Launch A Start-Up

New Academic Appointments: International University in Geneva, Lincoln Memorial U, Roosevelt U, Drury U

• Dr. Surabhi Aggarwal was appointed Academic Dean at International University in Geneva, effective Sept. 1, replacing Dr. Patrice-Anne Nuq who retired from the position. • Dr. James Maxwell was appointed Dean, School of Business at Lincoln Memorial University, effective Aug. 26, replacing Dr. James Hurley, who is now Vice President of Enrollment, Athletics & … Continue reading New Academic Appointments: International University in Geneva, Lincoln Memorial U, Roosevelt U, Drury U

International Teaching Excellence Award Process Goes Digital!

The International Teaching Excellence Award Committee and the ACBSP home office are excited to announce a new and improved process for the Teaching Excellence Award nomination and application process. We’re going digital! The new process is completely online and easier than ever. To help streamline the process, we’ve added a nomination form to the Teaching … Continue reading International Teaching Excellence Award Process Goes Digital!

Finance vs. Accounting: What’s The Difference?

Many undergraduate business programs are based on a foundation of what are known as the FAME subjects: Finance, accounting, management and economics. Business students will gain a good working knowledge of all four subjects, but some may wish to specialize within one of these areas. Two common areas where students may choose to focus or … Continue reading Finance vs. Accounting: What’s The Difference?

On Women’s Equality Day, Let’s Talk Business

Saturday, August 26 was Women’s Equality Day, marking passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that gave women the right to vote. Yet today, women are far from equally represented in corporate leadership ranks. Only 6 percent of Fortune 500 chief executive officers are women and most Americans don’t expect this to change anytime … Continue reading On Women’s Equality Day, Let’s Talk Business

ACBSP Board Creates Legislative Advisory Committee

The Board of Directors has authorized the formation of a Legislative Advisory Committee with the following charge: The Legislative Advisory Committee shall monitor the legislative process at the national level to identify matters and legislation relating to higher education and accreditation (specifically programmatic accreditation). Each year, the committee shall gather feedback from the ACBSP membership … Continue reading ACBSP Board Creates Legislative Advisory Committee

Challenging the ‘Productivity Paradox’

Study finds that technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs -- but they vary depending on the institution. In 1987 the Nobel prize-winning American economist Robert Solow famously observed, “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” Solow was referring to the slow productivity growth of the American economy following the … Continue reading Challenging the ‘Productivity Paradox’

Schools Need More Business Brains on Board to Help Close the Gap in Skills and Work Ethic, says Chambers of Commerce

Schools and colleges should recruit more business executives to work as governors to help close the gap in skills and work ethic among many young people, according to the head of the British Chambers of Commerce. Dr Adam Marshall, director general of the BCC, said Britain was facing a shortage of 'employability skills' such as … Continue reading Schools Need More Business Brains on Board to Help Close the Gap in Skills and Work Ethic, says Chambers of Commerce