The new class: Non-traditional students are changing the market for higher education

iStock_000020345837SmallIn light of our focus on globalization, Academic Partnerships teamed up with The Economist Intelligence Unit to publish case studies on the subject of the globalization of higher education. Below is one of the case studies.

The demographic profile of students at US colleges and universities has changed dramatically in recent decades.

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Building a Global University Brand

AP GlobalThese are unnerving times for higher education worldwide. After a four-decade rise in global demand, universities are grappling with powerful forces colliding at once: reduced government support, rising public skepticism about the value of a degree, increased institutional competition and the emergence of disruptive technology.

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Baylor University to Offer Online MBA

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WACO, TX and DALLAS (Feb. 20, 2014) – Baylor University (Baylor) today announced that it will make its renowned MBA program available online beginning this May. Applications for the program are currently being accepted.

“At Baylor, we cultivate principled leaders and serve the global marketplace through transformational learning and impactful scholarship,” said Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost at Baylor.

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University of Miami to Offer Online Master’s Degrees in Music

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CORAL GABLES, FL. and DALLAS (Feb. 11, 2014) – The University of Miami (UM) today announced that two master’s programs offered by its world-renowned Frost School of Music (Frost) will be available online beginning this spring and another will follow early next year.

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Items re: multi-screen media — eventually this trend/convergence enables “Learning from the Living [Class] Room”

PayWizard launches first dedicated payment and subscriber management solution for TV and media industry — from PayWizard

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London, 21 February 2013 – PayWizard, specialists in payment and subscription management, has launched the TV and media industry’s first dedicated, end to end payment and subscription solution.…

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