Coronavirus: A Third Of Admitted MBA Students May Defer

Read our March 30 roundup for the latest news on the impact of coronavirus on business schools, as a third of MBA admits consider deferring their admission until 2021

March 30 Roundup

A Third Of Accepted MBA Students Consider Deferring Admission

Poets & Quants survey finds that around a third of accepted MBA students admit they are considering deferring their admission this year due to coronavirus. 43% of prospective MBA students think tuition fees should be cut back by an average of 37.5% if the fall term is moved online. Around 800 MBA admits, applicants, and students were surveyed.

CUHK Announces the Extension of Online Teaching 

Over two months since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, business schools such as The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are still adapting to a new, more virtual reality.  

“Although we very much hope to resume face-to-face teaching during this term when the situation allows, we are facing the most recent development of COVID-19 into a pandemic disease,” the school reports.  

“Since the wellbeing and health of students and staff are of the university’s utmost concern, and in view of the situation in which a certain number of students, especially international students have returned to their hometowns, the university has decided that all courses on the summer session will also be conducted online.”  

Courses will be taught online until the end of term on May 2nd 2020.  

UCL helps co-produce breathing aids 

In the face of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, University College London (UCL) has worked with Mercedes-AMG High performance Powertrains (Mercedes-AMG HPP) to produce breathings aids to help manage the spread of the virus in the UK.  

“The breathing aid, known as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), has been used extensively in hospitals in Italy and China to help COVID-19 patients with serious lung infections to breathe more easily, when oxygen alone is insufficient,” the university states.  

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