Graduate Business Schools & Employability of International Students

Has the management of international student enrollment gotten any easier in terms of the global economy? Only accepting students who are a .”good fit” so placement numbers look good appears terribly self-serving (is manipulative too strong a word?)

Global Career Compass

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304072004577323861675549408.html  There seems to be good news and bad news:  we know there is a rise in enrollment of international students – especially from from India and China – at all levels of of U.S. higher education.  But what to do about the soft job market?  What is the career office to do to develop employment options to match the rise in demand?

At Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, one-quarter of the Nashville, Tenn., school’s 2011 M.B.A. class was international, with a number of students from China, India and South Korea.  “If we have too high a [percentage] of international students and then we can’t place them, shame on us,” says Tami Fassinger, chief recruiting officer at the school. 

I appreciate the candor in this statement.  It’s not merely a global search for new sources of revenue, is it?  There does need to be an overall institutional…

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