US economic expansion to last another two years or more: Reuters poll
August 11, 2017

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Reported By Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

The U.S. economic expansion will last at least another two years, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters who also forecast growth will not accelerate the way the Trump administration has predicted.

The recovery from the devastating 2007-2009 financial crisis has been unusually lengthy. The latest growth stretch has already lasted 96 months, and if the poll predictions come true it would mark the longest economic expansion in more than 150 years.

Growth has still not pi . . . Continue Reading

Make the Leap From College to MBA
August 11, 2017

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Reported By Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Although most MBA students start business school with a significant amount of work experience, there are a select few who begin their MBA programs immediately after college. Business school alumni who have made the jump from college to an MBA program say that this option is not for everyone. Some say that in hindsight, they wish they had waited to attend business school until after gaining more work experience, but others say they are glad they went directly from college to business school because it allowed . . . Continue Reading

Singapore economic growth accelerates in second quarter, beating forecasts
August 10, 2017

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Reported By Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Singapore's economic growth accelerated in the second quarter, with its gross domestic product rising 2.9 percent on-year, beating a Reuters poll forecast for 2.6 percent growth.

Quarter-on-quarter, the economy expanded by 2.2 percent on a seasonally-adjusted annualized basis, compared with a Reuters poll forecast for just 0.5 percent growth.

Manufacturing was a key driver of the growth, rising 8.1 percent on-year in the quarter.

That was supported by the electronics and precision engineerin . . . Continue Reading

Compare an MBA, Other Management Graduate Degrees
August 10, 2017

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Reported By Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Experts say prospective graduate students interested in management should use their personal career goals as a compass when deciding what type of graduate degree in management to pursue.

"I think it's really important to know how set you are on your future career goals," says Kate Agnew, a 2016 MBA graduate from the at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For Agnew, the versatility of an MBA degree was its biggest selling point, she says, because she didn't want to lock herself into a particul . . . Continue Reading

Economics Could Be the Key to Ending the Syrian Civil War
August 9, 2017

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Reported By Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

President Donald Trump’s early moves on Syria policy have had their virtues. He has gradually ramped up the military pressure against ISIS, building on efforts established in the last years of the Obama administration. Trump has also worked to reestablish a credible U.S. redline against chemical weapons use, and also, to begin a new dialogue with Russia as of his July 7 meeting with Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany that led to ideas for small ceasefire zones. King Abdullah II of Jordan has helped . . . Continue Reading

3 Ways to Offset a Low GPA When Applying to Business School
August 9, 2017

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Reported by Karen Gonsavles - Dongrila Inc.

When your business school application lands on an MBA admissions committee member's desk, the member takes a hard look at two important metrics: your GMAT or GRE score and your GPA. 

Your GPA matters because it tracks your performance over four or more years and demonstrates your ability to execute in an academic environment. Unfortunately, by the time you apply to business school, it's too late to do much about a low GPA. 

According to the most recent& . . . Continue Reading

Weigh Being a Generalist, Specialist in Business School
August 3, 2017

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Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

After the Great Recession hit in 2008, business schools started ramping up their menu of specializations to meet the demand of students eager to differentiate themselves as experts in a given area. This expansion into concentrations has become a way for schools to innovate while they educate the next generation of business leaders. It has also become a way for them to distinguish their own MBA programs from other top business schools.

Unlike a master's degree in finance or accounting o . . . Continue Reading

Economics students risk being short-changed on tuition, claims study
July 31, 2017

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Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Economics students receive the equivalent of just 26 hours of one-to-one teaching on average during a three-year degree, about a third that is received by physics students, though universities charge the same fees for both courses. Figures gathered through freedom of information requests to 67 universities show there is substantial variation in the amount of teaching undergraduates receive, both within the same subject across different universities and between subjects at the same university. This highlights how . . . Continue Reading