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ERIC Number: EJ786599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-25
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Business Schools Take More Students Straight out of College
Mangan, Katherine
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n20 pA22 Jan 2008
A growing number of business schools, including those at Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, and Stanford Universities and the University of Texas at Austin, have instituted programs to catch promising students early. The result, they hope, will be a more diverse student body, with more women and members of minority groups, as well as talented and ambitious students who might otherwise forgo an M.B.A., particularly if they get sidetracked by careers or head off to other professional schools. But culture clashes can occur in some classrooms where students straight from college and still steeped in academic approaches are working in teams with 32-year-olds with years of real-life experience. Skeptics of the early programs argue that younger students cannot bring as much depth to classroom discussions and group projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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