Her plight is shared by countless other local businesses that have failed to win city contracts because they were outbid by a larger company or didn’t have the wherewithal to go through the lengthy bidding process. Or, Taylor speculates, they were denied because they weren’t part of “the old boy network.” In many cases, businesses have simply given up and don’t bother to bid, out of frustration with the system. Despite Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s promises to use more women and minority vendors, and to diversify city construction contracts, Boston awarded less than 1 percent of $664 million in government work to such companies in 2018 — the first year the city was required to report such data under a new ordinance. That amount is far below what other big cities have awarded to businesses owned by women and minorities. Released in early May, the statistic shocked many in the business community and may force City Hall to reassess the efforts … [Read more...] about Boston tries to boost local contract numbers
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Boston University’s Questrom School of Business placed fourth in the percentage of full-time Master of Business Administration students who are female-identifying in the nation. Forty-four percent of the school’s most recent full-time MBA class were female-identifying students, according to a 2019 Financial Times rankings report. Karen Phillips, assistant dean of graduate student experience and services at Questrom, wrote in an email the college is reworking policies to provide more support for female students. “Currently, we are reworking our pregnancy policies with the central school leadership to ensure that we are providing the proper support and leeway to our students who are pregnant during their time here,” Phillips wrote. There are multiple clubs and opportunities in Questrom for female students, Phillips wrote, such as the Questrom Women’s Summit. In total, there are more than 25 graduate clubs, including the Women’s MBA club. “There … [Read more...] about Questrom ranks 4th in percentage of female-identifying MBA students in U.S.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Laura Krantz Globe Staff November 10, 2018 The number of international students applying to US graduate business programs dropped dramatically over the past year, likely as a result of political uncertainty caused by the Trump administration, according to two recent reports and local business school administrators. A study released in October by a business school trade organization found that although the overall volume of applications to graduate business programs worldwide in 2018 stayed flat compared to 2017, foreign student applications to MBA programs in the United States fell by 10.5 percent.The decrease in international students is significant because they make up about one-fifth of all business students in the United States and — as students paying full tuition — are an important source of income for business schools across the country. … [Read more...] about MBA programs see fewer foreign students
A college diploma, or even a master’s degree, is no guarantee of securing a job in your chosen career, as many grads can attest. Good grades are only part of the equation; the other part is work experience. So, how do you avoid this employment Catch-22 of it takes a job in a given field to launch a career? Cooperative education programs, commonly referred to as co-ops, are an increasingly popular option. Mark Bonicillo, 37, had a philosophy degree, received an MBA from the University of Washington, and served six years as a captain in the Marine Corps when he enrolled in the Align Master of Science in Computer Science degree program at Northeastern University’s Seattle campus. “I started my career in Seattle’s tech industry by selling software. But I had always been curious about how computers work. I wanted to build software,” says Bonicillo, who spent four months working at Amazon for his first co-op placement. ”Being at Amazon was like … [Read more...] about Education co-op programs boast high ROI
Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Washington Post Published 11:56 am CDT, Sunday, October 7, 2018 It's almost impossible to drive down the interstate, walk through an airport or surf the web without seeing advertisements for a master of business administration degree. And there's good reason: At many colleges and universities, the traditional graduate business degree has fallen on hard times. So schools are recruiting potential students everywhere. Applications to U.S. M.B.A. programs dropped 7 percent last year, sliding downward for the fourth consecutive year, according to a survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council, a nonprofit that oversees the GMAT admissions exam. Full-time MBA programs seem to be in the most trouble, with more than 70 percent of business schools reporting a decline in applications in 2017. As a result, some business schools, including those at Wake Forest University and Simmons College, have pulled out of the full-time, on-campus MBA market after … [Read more...] about MBA enrollment is down again