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ERIC Number: EJ930705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-19
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Applications to One Business School Skyrocketed Despite Recession
Tao, Sharon
New England Journal of Higher Education, Jul 2010
In the past two years, the global financial crisis has wreaked havoc on businesses in America and abroad. But the gloom and doom seems to have had the opposite effect on business schools. The reason is that a recession often signals the perfect time for proactive students to sharpen their skill sets, shift their career goals (whether toward a different industry or role) and place themselves in a prime position to participate in and contribute to the economic recovery. Hult International Business School has experienced some of the highest increases in application numbers worldwide, far surpassing the traditional "bump" in enrollments that most business schools experience, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council's 2010 research report in applications trends. Why? Since its inception in 1964, one of the school's core strengths has been its ability to evolve with the changing needs and demands of business students and the companies who employ them. Ranked the third best business school in Massachusetts by "The Economist," Hult has built upon its legacy as a branch of the world's oldest management consulting firm (it was originally founded as the Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute), and has established itself as one of the most innovative and international business education institutions in New England. Such strengths have drawn students to Hult's Boston campus for years, and have continued to do so despite the economic crisis here and abroad. What sets Hult apart from other business schools? Three key features have been cited by incoming and current students as adding value to Hult's MBA, master's and undergraduate degrees: (1) Hult has continued to expand and evolve the types of degrees it offers in order to reflect the changing landscape of business; (2) these innovative business degrees are sensitive to and meet the financial, temporal and professional needs of students; and (3) Hult degrees offer unique international perspectives and study-abroad opportunities thanks in part to its five campuses across the globe.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts