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In the News: Tuesday, June 21

Posted By Nicole Zefran, Tuesday, June 21, 2016

News from around the globe around access to quality, locally relevant business education


HEC Paris leads the pre-experience ranking for the sixth straight year

The financial times published its 2016 Master in Finance rankings. GBSN member schools are at the top of the list! One in particular, HEC Paris has led the list in pre-experience rankings for the past six years! The data suggests that grads of the program make $96,260 on average. HEC Paris' MSc is also listed as the best program in terms of international mobility - which is the ease that graduates move internationally after the program is over. MIT Sloan ranks 5th, ESADE ranks 6th, ESSEC ranks 7th and St. Gallen ranks 8th. Congrats to all of our member schools!

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Asia University Rankings 2016: results announced

Singapore leads the way in Times Higher Education's 2016 ranking of the premier universities in Asia. The National University of Singapore (NUS) claims pole position, while its neighbor Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is in joint second place (with China’s Peking University) – the highest positions for the two Singaporean institutions in the rankings’ four-year history.

>> Click here for list of the top ranked schools

Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Spur Economic Growth and Create Jobs

Reaffirming its commitment to supporting entrepreneurship as a key driver of growth and development, the World Bank Group will participate in this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley. A central theme of the summit is the critical role played by startups and small businesses in creating jobs and spurring economic growth. 

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The U.S. State Department and Coursera MOOCs for Refugees

 In partnership with the U.S. State Department -- Coursera launched Coursera for Refugees. Although Coursera is not the first to offer MOOCs to refugees, this initiative will allow 

refugees and nonprofits supporting them apply for financial aid to access Coursera’s library of online courses.

“Over the last three years, the State Department and Coursera have provided educational opportunities to thousands of individuals around the world” Evan Ryan, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, said in a press release.

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