Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
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But is it really worth it?
James Altucher, the American hedge fund manager, best-selling author and entrepreneur, argues via Business Insider that college is a waste of both time and money.

When experience counts
Recent years have ushered in progress by leading Chinese companies in expanding their presence beyond Greater China. Owing to this lean toward the global economy, organizations that usually might not have considered hiring MBAs are filling their vacancies with individuals who know how to form teams, develop ideas, fund and launch ventures on a global scale.

A major in mankind
Recently we have received several inquiries from loyal readers, both parents and students, who would like to know a little more about specific courses of study.

Teaching the teachers
Teachers college, an independently financed graduate school of education affiliated with New York's Columbia University, is introducing a new bridging program in July to support international students in applying to graduate schools in the United States.

Some gentle assistance with procrastination
Although we usually specialize in education, today we'll be looking at a thought process that might help us all - not just the anxious students among our readership.

Duke it out
What goes into the making of a great university? Is it a robust education, a supportive community, a big sports culture?

Doing business in China
Shanghai has always been a city thirsty for foreign talent. But if you plan to seek employment there, an MBA education in China's commercial hub will help you get a better foot in the door, said a program director at the School of Management at Fudan University.

Hooray for the arts and humanities!
When it comes to choosing a degree, the arts and humanities are famously underrepresented among Hong Kong's students.

Smart branding exercise
Like a rampant lion, UK-style education has penetrated the continent of Asia and is not showing signs of letting up anytime soon. As I have alluded to in recent articles, the demands of parents here in Hong Kong are changing with the tide.

Wisdom of management guru lives on
When chief executives are seeking management advice, they might read John Kotter, Gary Hamel or Philip Kotler. But there is another guru they should also pay attention to - an American professor named Peter Drucker. Dubbed "the father of modern management," Drucker inspired more than a generation of business elites in the United States with his profound thinking before he died in 2005.

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