BSchools.org Blog - Resources for Business School Students

The BSchools.org 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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    The Myth of the Self-Made American Billionaire

    May 6, 2021

    Now more than ever, young Americans are looking outside the mainstream for opportunities to improve their financial standing. But a longer-term fix requires more clever investment in a collectively wealthy future, one where the idea of a self-made anything is replaced with the sober acknowledgment that economic success is linked to a host of interrelated components.

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    What to Know Before Starting a Business: An MBA Instructor & Entrepreneur’s Tips

    April 30, 2021

    Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It's about chasing opportunities without regard for the resources we currently command. Once one starts, the resources for progress begin to appear. They may have always been there waiting for your attention to grow sharper. When one focuses on what is next needed, what is required becomes recognizable.

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    Business School Graduate Gift Guide - What to Buy for MBAs in 2021

    April 27, 2021

    MBA gifts convey pride in a loved one's accomplishments and can help them achieve success and adjust to the next chapter in their lives. With that in mind, there are several kinds of gifts MBA grads appreciate most.

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    The Best MBA Internships at Startups and Small Companies

    March 31, 2021

    High-quality summer internships for MBA students are no longer exclusively offered by large companies, as was the case not too long ago. An increasing number of startups and small firms today provide exceptional learning and networking opportunities over the summer.

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    Best Business Schools for Environmentalists (2021)

    March 29, 2021

    Five business schools, in particular, are outstanding for environmentalists: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT Sloan School of Management, University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business, Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, and the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

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    The Push to Reopen Business Schools - The Covid-19 Revolt MBA Students May Soon Regret

    March 24, 2021

    When the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University decided to defend against Covid-19 in February 2021 by limiting classes with an in-person or hybrid in-person/remote configuration to only 16 percent of the courses offered by the school, MBA students swiftly and vigorously pushed back.

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    Are Virtual Tours of MBA Programs Useful? A Review of the Best and Worst Videos

    March 17, 2021

    One would think that now would be an outstanding time for MBA programs to introduce useful virtual tours through online video to help potential applicants get to know their business school campuses. After all, because they’ve been closed to visitors since March 2020, business schools have had to suspend in-person tours for prospective students ever since.

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    List of Paid MBA Internships in Technology, Finance, and Consulting

    March 15, 2021

    For full-time business school students, summer internships are crucial. They provide valuable work experience and can function as trial periods for employers considering new hires after their graduation. In fact, some MBA employers only offer full-time jobs to their former interns.

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    List of MBA Associations and Organizations

    March 11, 2021

    Students should not limit themselves by relying exclusively on their school’s clubs for networking opportunities. Compelling arguments exist for joining local chapters of global, national, and regional professional organizations while students are still in business school.

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    Best Graduate Business Degrees of 2021

    March 8, 2021

    According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), specialized master’s degrees in business have gained ground, particularly among younger, less experienced candidates.

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    Ten Women in Charge: CEOs Whose Companies Are Making The World A Better Place

    March 8, 2021

    The women included in this list are changing what we think we all know about how the building and construction, food distribution, beauty, energy, e-commerce, and menstruation industries are “supposed” to work. From near-zero-emission organic food distribution fleets to using felled trees once considered of no or low value into green resources for construction, these women are at the head of forward-thinking, values-driven companies creating livelihoods by creating a better world for us all.

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    Why MBA Jobs in 2021 Depend on Federal Budget Reconciliation

    February 2, 2021

    Typically, about 80 to 90 percent of MBA students receive job offers before graduation. But with Covid-19 dragging down the economy, this isn’t a typical year. A Poets and Quants report shows that during 2020, job offers plummeted across the board at 22 of the top 25 graduate business schools across the United States.

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    The No GMAT Movement Gains Traction During Covid-19

    January 19, 2021

    Not since 1953—when Educational Testing Service first proposed an admissions test to a handful of elite business schools—have so many MBA programs accepted applicants without requiring any admissions tests from them.

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    How to Apply For and Win MBA Scholarships

    January 12, 2021

    When it comes to MBA scholarships, a knowledge gap exists. One of the world’s foremost experts on graduate management education, John Byrne of Poets and Quants, points out that business schools which give the most money in MBA scholarships typically trumpet that fact in the press. Less generous business schools tend to be much more quiet about their scholarship funding, although analysts can infer their annual budgets and student awards from other sources.

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    MBA Salary Guide: Starting Salaries & Highest Paying MBA Concentrations

    January 8, 2021

    Specializations amount to critical choices in an MBA student’s career. They permit students to immediately deliver highly marketable skills to an employer upon graduation, the value for which most employers will gladly pay handsome salaries.