1. The demand for business education within Russia is far from where it was before the global financial crisis: Students are requesting both the most expensive and the cheapest, shortest programs. This trend will cause the business education market to consolidate, analysts said.
The highest and lowest segments of the market, or programs with price tags of more than 1 million rubles ($32,000) and less than 300,000 rubles ($9,700), are growing the most successfully, said Sergei Myasoyedov, president of the Russian Association for Business Education, or RABO.
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2. ORANGE, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The quality of Executive MBA students remains high despite the tough economic conditions as students recognize the need to sharpen their competitive edge by gaining new skills and knowledge. Every metric that reflects the type of student attending EMBA programs was up, according to the Executive MBA Council’s 2011 Membership Program Survey. “Students want to increase their business acumen by pursuing an MBA in a rigorous, high-quality program, which is what our member programs offer,” says Michael Desiderio, executive director of the EMBA Council.
3. Just in the last few years, we’ve seen the rise of the chief sustainability officer as companies move to integrate social and environmental performance into their core business strategies.
But you wouldn’t necessarily know it based on the way business schools are prepping their students, new research suggests. Many business leaders see few MBA students hitting the job market equipped with the skills needed to meet their corporate sustainability goals.
4.EBMA Rankings http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/emba-rankings-2011
5. WASHINGTON — New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell modestly last week but a closely followed trend reading edged higher, pointing to ongoing weakness in the nation’s labour market.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped by 2,000 in the week ending Oct. 22 to a seasonally adjusted 402,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The government raised slightly its estimate for claims filed during the prior week to 404,000.Most Americans are still unhappy about the current state of the economy, according to a new Harris Interactive poll, which shows that just 9 percent of U.S. adults believe the job market in their region of the country is in good shape. The poll of 2,453 adults surveyed online Oct. 10-17 found that 67 percent rate job prospects in their communities as bad.
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6. CHINA’S job market managed to remain stable in the third quarter despite a slowdown in the country’s economy.
In the first nine months, the country has created a total of 9.94 million new jobs, achieving 10 percent more than the government target of 9 million of new jobs for the whole year, Yin Chengji, a spokesman of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, told at a briefing in Beijing this morning.
That compares with 6.55 million in the first half and 9.31 million in the same period last year.
In the third quarter alone, a total of 3.39 million new urban positions were created, one of the best quarterly performances in “several years,” according to Yin.