Categories: Undergraduate Business Programs

Differential Tuition: A Matter of Fairness

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 21

There's a new study out from the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute that suggests that differential tuition--the practice of charging some students more than others at public institutions--is on...

Usher Gives Talk at Emory

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 17

It's not the kind of place one expects to see the R & B singer Usher, yet there he was, holding forth on leadership yesterday at Emory University's Goizueta...

The Wage Gap: Why Men Earn More

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 15

Which college majors have the biggest wage gap between men and women? According to a New York Times analysis of data from PayScale, the leading fields are: architecture, education,...

Kelley Receives $33 Million from Lilly Endowment

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 11

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has received a $33 million grant from the Lilly Endowment that the school says will transform the school's undergraduate program. The school plans to...

Paying for College: Delaying the Inevitable

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 10

How much of your annual salary would you be willing to fork over in exchange for a college education? A group in California thinks it should be 5 percent for...

Which College Major Has the Worst Unemployment?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 05

Ask most people which college majors fare the worst in the job market and I suspect many would say something like philosophy or art history--fields with few job prospects outside...

Study: Professors Have Low Expectations for Business Students

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 22

The latest results from a recent study do little to shake the growing reputation undergraduate business majors face as being sluggish students who are slow to improve their critical thinking...

Harvard Students, Citing Economic Inequality, Stage Walkout

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 08

Last Wednesday, 70 Harvard students walked out of an introductory economics course, citing a bias that they said "perpetuates problematic and inefficient systems of economic inequality in our society." The...

Professors: The Unwanted Facebook Friend

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 06

Whose Facebook friend request is most likely to annoy and raise suspicion in the minds of college students: their mom's, their boss's or their professor's? According to a study in...

The Sierra Club Ranks 'Coolest' Schools

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on August 17

Want to attend an eco-friendly university? The Sierra Club says head west. The most eco-conscientious colleges line the West Coast, according to Sierra magazine's fifth-annual ranking of the nation's "Coolest"...

NYU Undergrads Accused of Plagiarism

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 18

A tell-all blog post by a New York University professor claims that more than 20 business students at the elite private university plagiarized portions of the work they submitted for...

Mendoza's Carolyn Woo Leaving Notre Dame

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 28

Carolyn Woo, dean of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Mendoza Undergraduate Business Profile), will leave the school to serve as president and chief executive officer of...

NYU Stern Gets New Undergraduate Dean

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 04

When Sally Blount decamped from NYU Stern's undergraduate program about a year ago to become dean of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, the school had some big shoes to...

Are College Business Majors Slackers?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 20

Over the weekend, The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education published a joint project that gave the undergraduate business major a serious thrashing. To hear to the...

NYU Opening New Campus in Shanghai

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 28

New York University announced yesterday that it's planning to open a new campus in Shanghai in 2013, NYU's second international campus and the first in China with independent legal status....

Universities Call off Japan Study Abroad Programs

Posted by: Alison Damast on March 22

In the last week or two, U.S. universities have been frantically working to get students studying in Japan back safely to the U.S. Now, those with ties to Japan are...

B-School Videos: Why My College Business Program is No. 1

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 03

Later on today we'll be publishing our sixth annual ranking of the nation's top undergraduate business programs. It's the result of a lot of surveys and data collection and number-crunching,...

College Dorms: The Good, the Bad, and the Hot

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 03

It had to happen eventually. About 20 years ago, the media began ranking colleges, a tradition we continue today with our ranking of the nation's top undergraduate business programs. In...

Survey: Employers Plan to Hire More College Grads

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on December 08

The recovery in the job market for new college graduates continues to gather steam, just not by a whole lot. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is reporting...

Food and Drink-Makers, Retailers Most Interested in Biz Majors

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on November 19

News flash: Employers are interested in hiring business majors. According to a study just released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), companies are most interested in hiring...

College Sustainability Ranking Reports Progress on Green Initiatives

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 28

For four years now, the nonprofit Sustainable Endowments Institute has been ranking colleges and universities on their efforts in the area of sustainability--their "green cred," if you will. The group...

Accounting and Business Majors Score Jobs

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 07

The days when your major had nothing to do with the job you got after graduation might be over. In fact, according to the 2010 Student Survey recently released by...

Shakeup: Houston Takes Top Honors in Entrepreneurship Ranking

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 21

The University of Houston Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship has been named the top undergraduate business program for entrepreneurship in the 2010 Princeton Review ranking, released yesterday. It ousts Babson's Arthur...

Mission Impossible: Keeping Online Students From Dropping Out

Posted by: Alison Damast on September 10

Online classes have never been more popular at colleges and universities, but instructors continue to struggle to find ways to prevent students from dropping out. According to a new study...

Emory Film Program: Ready for Its Close-Up

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 18

Undergraduate business students at Emory University may soon have an outlet for passions of the artistic sort. Starting this fall, the school will offer a new concentration in Film and...

Business School: Hotbed of Narcissism?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 12

The rap against b-school students for some time now has been that they're self-centered people focused on money who will stop at nothing, including cheating, to advance their own interests....

Fiske Picks: Ten Undergrad Business Programs That Should Be On Your Radar

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 22

For more than two decades, Edward Fiske has authored the guide to colleges that bears his name, and The Fiske Guide to Colleges has long included information on undergraduate business...

Positive Hiring Stats for Accounting, Finance Undergrads

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 01

Starting salaries continue to fall for college graduates in many of the top hiring fields. But there's a nugget of good news for business undergrads: accounting and finance students are...

College Business Grads Take Salary Cut

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 08

More bad news for college graduates overall and business graduates in particular: The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is reporting today that salary offers are down. Again. Back...

New Online Career Game Targets College Women

Posted by: Alison Damast on April 01

Women undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in business may want to check out a new online tool put out last week by the Forte Foundation, a consortium of schools...

Engineering Majors Top List of Highest-Paid College Graduates

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 11

If you're the type to take advice from country and western songs, then you no doubt already know that it's a big mistake to let your kids grow up to...

Job Market Turnaround For New College Graduates?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on January 06

This really has nothing to do with business school or MBA programs, but good news being in such short supply these days I couldn't resist. The National Association of Colleges...

Salaries Down for 2009 College Graduates, Survey Shows

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 15

The average starting salary for 2009 college graduates has barely budged over the last year, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) report released July 15. In...

What's the Deal with Campus Dining???

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 06

In one of Jerry Seinfeld’s old stand-up routines he jokes about airports, specifically, how expensive things are: “Do the people that work in these little shops know how much things...

And if studying is more your thing...

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 28

The Princeton Review also released the list of 'stone-cold sober' schools today. If I'm a parent, this is the list I'm putting in front of my teenager. Topping the list:...

Ain't no party like a University of Florida party.

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on July 28

The Princeton Review released their annual list of top party schools today. At the top is the University of Florida in Gainesville. The list is based off of responses from...

New SAT Rules

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 23

For those of you contemplating an undergraduate business program (or any undergraduate program, for that matter) this may be of interest. Until now, the good folks at the College Board...

Lessons From Starbucks

Posted by: Phil Mintz on June 02

According to Inside Higher Ed, Villanova's undergrad business students are spending the summer reading the same book: "Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built A Company One Cup at...

No test score? No problem!

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on May 27

It was reported this morning in the Chronicle of Higher Education that Wake Forest University has decided to go 'test optional' when it comes to undergraduate applicants. This means that...

Do I really need work experience???

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on May 16

Recently I’ve received a few emails from college seniors asking if it’s possible to go straight from undergrad to a top B-school without the “normal” two to five years of...

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