There's a clear, scientific path to safely reopening schools. The real barrier now is politics. - Business Insider

There's a clear, scientific path to safely reopening schools. The real barrier now is politics. - Business Insider There's a clear, scientific path to safely reopening schools. The real barrier now is politics. - Business Insider Campus Climate Progress Report – Spring 2021 – Creating Community – UW–Madison - University of Wisconsin-Madison Hofstra Law kicks off Vision 2020 campaign – Long Island Business News - Long Island Business News California school reopening row nears climax - OCRegister There's a clear, scientific path to safely reopening schools. The real barrier now is politics. - Business Insider Posted: 24 Feb 2021 09:28 AM PST By now, research clearly supports the idea that schools can safely resume in-person learning in the US. A January study of 11 school districts in North Carolina identified just 32 coronavirus infections in schools over nine weeks. A report from the C

P&Q's Top Business School Scandals Of 2020 - Poets&Quants

P&Q's Top Business School Scandals Of 2020 - Poets&Quants

P&Q's Top Business School Scandals Of 2020 - Poets&Quants

Posted: 28 Dec 2020 07:57 AM PST

In a year of unrest and tense political battles, the controversies that led to a tumultuous 2020 for many people across the globe infiltrated business school communities and campuses. From controversial social media posts to student revolts over tuition to racist outbursts, below are the most popular scandals and controversies we covered in 2020.

Asheen Phansey, a former adjunct professor and administrator at Babson College

The "Part 1" refers to the fact that this wasn't the only business school faculty member or administrator to draw negative attention from a social media post. Asheen Phansey, who was an adjunct professor and administrator at Babson College, made the mistake of trying — and failing — to make a joke about a bomb.

In case you forgot, back in January of 2020, outgoing President Donald Trump threatened to bomb cultural sites in Iran during a particularly tense week between the U.S. and Iran. In response, Phansey took to his Facebook account to jokingly suggest that Iran's supreme leader "should tweet a list of 52 sites of cultural American heritage that he would bomb. Um … Mall of America? … Kardashian residence?"

We sincerely believe this was a joke. And Babson probably did as well. But in this day and age, when actual bombings and mass attacks happen on a way too-regular basis, this sort of comment crossed the line. It might be something you say in a WhatsApp group thread with your buddies. But not something you put on social media. Especially as a professor of a prominent business school.

"Babson College conducted a prompt and thorough investigation related to a post shared on a staff member's personal Facebook page that does not represent the values and culture of the College. Based on the results of the investigation, the staff member is no longer a Babson College employee," the college said in a statement back in January. "As we have previously stated, Babson College condemns any type of threatening words and/or actions condoning violence and/or hate."

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Soon after the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic forced universities around the world to shut-down in-person learning and move to online education, students came out demanding tuition reimbursements or reductions. Lawsuits were filed. Petitions were signed. And this wasn't just a few frustrated students and some random universities. More than 700 MBA students at Stanford's Graduate School of Business signed an online petition, saying that an online education is a "subpar classroom experience" and were demanding that tuition be cutback substantially for the new spring term.

At Columbia Business School, nearly 350 signed a similar petition. At the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, some 950 students signed a petition by mid-April. Students at Harvard Business School joined in days after the other schools. The frustration and pushback lasted into this fall when students at New York University's Stern School of Business expressed anger when NYU raised tuition this fall.

As if would-be MBA applicants weren't stressed enough, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) didn't help matters when it created its online version of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and left out the pen and paper scratchpad and replaced it with an online whiteboard feature. "With this new online format, the GMAT is about to become the first major standardized test to not allow students to take some form of handwritten notes," one anxious test-taker told us after we broke the news about the scratch pad-less GMAT.

Soon after, also in April, hundreds of test-takers signed an online petition, demanding GMAC add back some sort of pen and notepad feature to the test. When asked for a comment on our original reporting, GMAC's Vineet Chhabra, the global product and marketing head for the GMAT exam said: "We value market feedback and like all our products, will continuously explore ways to make the GMAT Online experience one that helps test takers perform their best on exam day."

Eventually, the GMAC did add a physical whiteboard, which broadly appealed to most test-takers.

Best European Business Schools | Financial Times Ranking - BusinessBecause

Posted: 08 Dec 2020 12:00 AM PST

HEC Paris has been crowned the best business school in Europe by the Financial Times in a 2020 European Business School ranking dominated by the UK and France.

The ranking considers the strength of a school's Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, and Master in Management programs.

It's the second year in a row that HEC Paris has topped the list, owing in large part to the success of the school's MBA program, which jumped from 19th place to ninth in the FT's Global MBA ranking 2020. The school's Master's in Management was also ranked the second best in the world this year by the FT, and the Executive MBA third.

The top 10 screams Vive la France! with HEC Paris followed by INSEAD in third, Essec Business School in sixth, and ESCP Business School in eighth; there are 22 French business schools in the 90-strong list.

The UK is also heavily represented, a good sign almost a year on from Brexit. London Business School (LBS) is ranked the second best in Europe, and the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School is joint 10th; there are 19 UK business schools in the ranking.

In a turbulent year for business school admissions—with travel restrictions impacting international students and large proportions of teaching shifted online—72% of graduate business programs in Europe still reported an increase in applications. The region is growing in popularity among business school candidates.

Best MBA programs in Europe

INSEAD was ranked the best MBA in europe by the FT

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The INSEAD MBA tops the list for best MBA in Europe. MBA graduates from the school increase their salary on average by 101%, earning an average weighted salary of $181, 277. The classroom at INSEAD is an international melting pot, with 96% of students in the class hailing from overseas.

INSEAD's French counterpart, HEC Paris, sits in third place for best MBA programs in Europe in a top 10 that boasts schools from a variety of European countries.

London Business School's MBA is in second place, in fourth is IESE Business School. Fifth and sixth place are taken by the UK's University of Cambridge Judge Business School and Oxford's Saïd Business School respectively.

Spain's Esade Business School is in seventh, Switzerland's IMD Business School takes eighth, Italy's SDA Bocconi ninth, and the UK's Warwick Business School 10th.

Check out the FT's Full-Time MBA ranking.

Best Executive MBA programs in Europe

HEC Paris was ranked the best EMBA in europe by the FT

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HEC Paris continues the strong performance across the board by French schools, with the institution's Executive MBA program taking top spot in Europe in 2020. Graduates from the school's EMBA program increase their salary on average by 81%, and take home an average salary today of $371, 789.

HEC Paris also comes in at second place in Europe, as part of the joint TRIUM EMBA program, hosted by HEC Paris, NYU Stern, and the London School of Economics.

Third place is taken by INSEAD, as part of the Tsinghua University/INSEAD EMBA. INSEAD's standalone EMBA comes is ranked the sixth best in Europe.

ESCP Europe Business School's EMBA is ranked the fourth best in Europe, followed by Spain's IESE Business School in fifth.

London Business School is ranked in seventh place in Europe as part of the joint EMBA-Global Asia between LBS, Columbia, and Hong Kong University. LBS is also ranked ninth in Europe for its standalone EMBA.

In eighth place is Spain's IE Business School, and rounding off the top 10 is Germany's WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Check out the FT's Executive MBA Ranking.

Best Master's in Management programs in Europe

St Gallen was ranked the best master's in management in europe by the FT

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Europe is renowned for the strength of its master's in management programs. This year's FT ranking of the best master's in management programs in the world featured a top 10 made up entirely of European schools.

The University of St Gallen takes top spot in this year's best master's in management programs in Europe. HEC Paris follows in second, with Essec Business School (third), London Business School (fourth), and Rotterdam School of Management (fifth) making up the top five.

ESCP Business School is sixth, with Stockholm School of Economics in seventh, and University College Dublin's Smurfit School in eighth. The top 10 is completed by SDA Bocconi in ninth, and Imperial College Business School in 10th.

Check out the FT's Master's in Management Ranking.

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