Blog - Resources for Business School Students

The blog helps online MBA students choose the right business school and make the most out of life beyond graduation. Readers can learn about what to expect when pursuing an online business degree, including information about the application process, exceptional professors leading programs, and MBA alternatives. Additionally, there are detailed guides to scholarships, internship opportunities (paid and unpaid), conferences, careers, and prospective salaries, as well as features about the ever-changing business landscape.

Check back regularly for interviews with degree program administrators and tips for successful applications, among other resources.

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    Femme-BAs: How Olin Business School Wins with Women

    April 16, 2019

    According to a 2018 Financial Times report, Washington University’s Olin Business School is fourth in the world when it comes to gender inclusion, putting it several spots ahead of the traditional rankings’ top picks such as Wharton, Kellogg, and Booth.

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    Acing the MBA Essay Questions - Tips & Reviews

    April 10, 2019

    Focusing on Harvard Business School application essays written by candidates who won admission, our previous guide in this series presented general principles for writing compelling long-form MBA essays. However, this article presents specific tips for writing short-answer essays constrained by tight word limits.

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    Five Business Schools for Environmentalists

    April 2, 2019

    Five business schools, in particular, are outstanding for environmentalists: the MIT Sloan School of Management, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, GWU's School of Business, and Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.

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    Two Views, One Business School: ASU’s W.P. Carey MBA Programs

    March 28, 2019

    The conventional wisdom goes something like this: you go to a full-time on-campus program If you’re fresh out of undergrad, and you enroll in a part-time online program if you’re a working professional. The conventional wisdom, however, is woefully inadequate.

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    Business Schools with an Outstanding Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Faculty

    March 7, 2019

    These outstanding universities and enterprise resource planning (ERP) professors have been recognized for their knowledge and contributions to the field. Their contributions include teaching excellence, innovative research, a significant body of published works, and leadership in professional organizations.

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    What is the FIRE Movement? A Toolkit for Financial Independence or a Passing Trend?

    February 15, 2019

    FIRE is a movement kicked off by a best-seller originally released in 1992, Your Money or Your Life. Now considered the trend’s bible, the book argues for an extreme savings and investing lifestyle, which in theory allows advocates to retire far earlier than either conventional retirement plans or personal finance wisdom envisions.

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    Which Business Skills are Most Valuable in 2019?

    January 24, 2019

    Around the world, surprising changes in the skills workers will need for success suddenly loom on the imminent horizon. And those contemplating enrolling in MBA degree programs would be wise to consider some of the ways these changes in critical skills will affect their futures.

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    Personal Reference Letters for Business School - Tips & Templates

    January 21, 2019

    A great recommender is a candidate’s champion. They need to fit the profile of the “raving fans” cited by management gurus such as Tony Robbins. Because the likelihood of a great recommendation letter mostly depends on whom the candidate selects to write it, their enthusiasm level amounts to a crucial benchmark and a major decision factor.

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    Best New Books for MBAs

    January 18, 2019

    A variety of authorities recommended the best new business books published in 2018 listed below. Our picks encompass award-winning blockbuster bestsellers, like "Bad Blood." Others offer tips especially useful to MBAs, like "Measure What Matters" and "The Formula."

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    List of MBA Conferences for 2019

    January 10, 2019

    MBA fairs are all about personal connections. School gatekeepers travel to these events to meet well-qualified applicants. Moreover, the savviest candidates understand that connecting in a personal way with a school's admissions team can award those applicants with their most critical advantage in the admissions process: a great lasting impression.