We pride ourselves on being specialists. MF Digital is dedicated to working only with graduate schools and their programs. We’ve immersed ourselves in your world. We live it and breathe it, just like you!
Many would like that such a niche would be limiting but we find that it makes us sharper. We know that the concerns and interests of graduate school prospects are vastly different than those of an undergrad. We know how to find and engage them on a higher level to give you not just better numbers but better candidates as well.
Amid a flurry of discussions about the implications these decisions will have on equity, transparency, and – ultimately – the composition of the next generation of law school cohorts emerges a number of critical questions for admissions officers who will have to innovate in their recruitment efforts.
Earlier this summer, Google announced that their long-planned deprecation of the use of third-
party tracking cookies in Chrome would be postponed yet again. That means web marketers
now have until 2024 to prepare for a “cookieless” world in the browser favored by nearly two-
thirds of all internet users around the globe.
In a somewhat surprising move, The Economist recently declared that it was discontinuing its annual rankings of MBA, Executive MBA, and Master’s In Management programs. At first glance, this move could end up being a blip on the radar screen. After all, multiple other publications provide rankings of these programs. But upon deeper review, this decision could be the start of a sea change in the ways prospective students weigh factors beyond rankings when deciding which business schools to apply to.
Disappointed students who dropped out or were driven into debt. Subpar course instruction from a non-accredited institution. Duplicitous “merit scholarships” offered by “counselors” who were call center employees, not university staff. These are just three of the most troubling findings from a recent Wall Street Journal investigation into for-profit companies that lure unsuspecting students to enroll in bootcamps, certificate courses, and other higher education offerings using the logos and reputations of prestigious institutions as a recruiting tool.
Now more than ever, data-driven decision making is essential for graduate program administrators. It’s not fully possible to understand why admitted students chose not to attend a given program. However, it is absolutely possible to understand the factors that motivated those students who did choose to enroll.
Like us, you’re probably reading a lot these days about the growing student debt burden, particularly for graduate programs and – even more specifically – those programs that are fully online. An increasing number of students are taking on five and six figure loans to pay for programs that may leave them with disproportionately low earning potential upon graduation.
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At a recent virtual event, one of the participants asked, “With so many higher-ed digital marketing companies now, how do I know that my program isn’t getting the same thing as everybody else?” and she makes a good point. MF Digital Marketing was one of the earliest marketing companies to enter the digital marketplace offering solutions solely to graduate programs in higher education and as one of its veterans, we wanted to take a minute to address this.
Admissions teams are forced to think creatively. Many are becoming more strategic, turning to digital marketing and applying aggressive tactics to win over prospective graduate students.
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