MBA News Bites-Part II

Stacy Blackman’s Weekly Roundup of B-School Intelligence

In one of QS Top MBA‘s lead stories this week, Professor Stefan Szymanski, associate dean of MBA programs at Cass Business School, says MBAs really do boost your income. The proof is that banks are consistently willing to lend to MBAs because they know they’ll get their money back…In fact, Szymanski calls doing an MBA during a recession a very smart proposition since you’ll be back on the job market by the time employers are looking to hire again.

In the wake of the cheating scandal, Peg Jöbst, senior vice-president of GMAC, recently responded to questions from the public and from BusinessWeek reporter Francesca Di Meglio during a live chat event.

UCLA Anderson School of Management has received a gift of $2 million from Jim Easton, Chairman and CEO of Jas. D. Easton, Inc., a privately owned manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of archery and other sports equipment.  The gift will be used to create the Jim Easton Global Connection Classroom, an advanced, technology-enabled learning environment.

According to new government regulations, the Financial Times reports, anyone studying on a degree program in Canada will be able to stay in the country for three years after graduation while looking for a job. This liberalization of the Canadian work visa rules is in stark contrast to policies in the US or UK, where it is becoming increasingly difficult for overseas students to get work visas.

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