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A New Perspective on Business School Rankings

Graduate management education (GME) rankings can be as insightful as they are frustrating Stephen Taylor is the Research Director for BusinessCAS. Find Steve’s full conversation with John Byrne, the Editor-in-Chief of Poets&Quants, in video, audio or text formats here.  Much like my opinion of 2020, Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Student Satisfaction, Declining Transfer Enrollment and Rising Business Costs for Colleges

Vast majority of students say pandemic had a negative effect on their grades A recent survey of more than 14,000 freshman, juniors and seniors at approximately 230 colleges revealed that only 5% of those students believe the pandemic had a “positive impact” on their academic Read More
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GME 101: Why Student Recruiter Titles Are So Weird

Despite the odd naming conventions, the role of the student recruiter is integral to the Graduate Management Education (GME) community Stephen Taylor is the Research Director for BusinessCAS. In this blog series, he examines what makes GME programs tick and demystifies some of the more puzzling aspects Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Final Enrollment Numbers, MBA Gender Parity and the Pandemic’s Effects on Students

Final fall numbers confirm plummeting community college enrollment The final National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report on enrollment during the pandemic revealed that “higher education lost about 400,000 students this fall.” Overall college enrollment declined by 2.5% — double the rate reported in fall 2019. Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Looming Enrollment Gaps, Post-graduation Earnings and Presidents’ Top Concerns

The soon-to-decline number of high school graduates may foreshadow a new enrollment dilemma for colleges Colleges and universities that are already struggling with lower enrollment numbers may have a bigger problem on their hands later this decade when the number of students graduating from high Read More

A Conversation with John Byrne, Editor-in-Chief of Poets&Quants

Facing the Future of GME Liaison’s BusinessCAS Research Director Stephen Taylor is hosting an ongoing series of unscripted conversations with graduate management education (GME) leaders from a variety of higher ed institutions, associations and publications. During these sessions, he and his guests discuss the latest Read More

Getting Data Integration Right at the University of Hartford

Four-year private nonprofit university easily integrates CAS applicant data into Slate When the University of Hartford (UHart) decided to adopt BusinessCAS™ — the first and only Centralized Application Service (CAS) for business programs — it chose to use Liaison’s WebAdMIT admissions management solution to integrate applicant data Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Visa Rule Reversals, International Students, Completion Rates and Unemployment

International students’ contributions to the economy fell by $1.8 billion last year The amount of money pumped into the U.S. economy by international students in 2019-20 declined by $1.8 billion on a year-over-year basis, to $38.7 billion, as calculated by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: More Med and Law School Applications, Studying Closer to Home and the Economic Benefits of a College Education

Medical and law schools report spikes in applications The number of applications to law schools increased by 32% compared with this time last year, according to the Law School Admission Council. In addition, there are now “more applications for each applicant, with the average student Read More

The Undergraduate to Graduate Connection: Establishing Programs to Boost Retention and Drive Enrollment

How colleges and universities are working to bridge the gap between undergraduate and graduate programs When Common App CEO Jenny Rickard, Ph.D., looks at the latest undergraduate enrollment numbers, her thoughts turn to the challenges that today’s trends are likely to create for graduate recruitment Read More