March 20 Roundup
Cases of coronavirus at business schools
Spain’s IE Business School recently announced three of its students had tested positive for COVID-19, with one requiring hospitalization. Two more IE students on the Madrid campus have also been diagnosed.
Coronavirus cases have been confirmed at three schools in Chicago: DePaul University, Chicago Booth, and Columbia College Chicago. Each school is implementing measures to prevent the spread, including self-isolation and remote learning.
INSEAD dean Ilian Mihov has also tested positive for COVID-19. INSEAD has suspended cross-campus travel until the end of the April and all teaching has been suspended.
GMAT test-taking suspended across Europe, USA & India
GMAT testing in France, Germany, Greece, and the UK has now been suspended until further notice. GMAT testing in the USA has been suspended in multiple locations. From today, GMAT testing has also been suspended across multiple locations in India.
Business schools share pretty campus pics on Twitter
As Texas enters lockdown, the Naveen Jindal School of Management of The University of Texas at Dallas has started sharing images of its campus on Twitter, and other schools are doing the same. Check out our list of the prettiest business school campuses.
MBA student adds to India’s coronavirus cases
Returning home from his MBA in Dublin, Ireland, an Indian student has become the third registered case of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu. India has over 220 positive cases so far—with 6,700 additional people who potentially came into contact with them under surveillance—and business schools are taking the necessary precautions.
The Indian School of Business has closed its campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali and students who can are returning home. The Indian Institute of Managements in Ahmedabad and Bangalore have cancelled their graduation ceremonies.
CFA postpones June exams
Considering CFA vs MBA? The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute has announced it will be postponing its June 2020 CFA Program Exam administrations until December or later due to COVID-19.
“We cannot overstate the profound effects that coronavirus is having on families, communities, businesses, the financial markets, and the global economy,” says CFA Institute CEO and President, Margaret Franklin.
Candidates registered for the June exams will be transferred to exam administrations at a later date––the soonest of these dates is in December 2020 for all levels.
Global Business School Network urges business schools to support one another
Non-profit organization, The Global Business School Network (GBSN), has launched a LinkedIn group designed for business schools around the world to join in order to share resources in the face of the Novel Coronavirus.
“As the outbreak worsens now is the time to share ideas and learn from one another,” the group says. “The Global Business School Network is committed to providing platforms for digital information sharing and learning across our industry.”