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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 Best Mobile Apps for MBA Students

    February 1, 2023

    A typical MBA student must manage a demanding workload that includes class assignments, group projects, internships, job interviews, student club meetings, and networking events. Mobile apps can play a significant role in helping students manage this demanding workload.

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    List of MBA Conferences for 2023

    January 12, 2023

    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.

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    Online MBA Programs Ranked by Affordability (2022-2023)

    December 6, 2022

    Earning an MBA can be expensive. These online programs ranked by affordability can be a viable alternative to more expensive programs while still receiving an excellent education and providing the flexibility working professionals need to balance work, family, and higher education demands.

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    Wharton Launches First Online MBA Among Top 5 Business Schools

    December 1, 2022

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School just introduced the first online MBA option offered by any business school typically ranked among the top five by U.S. News and World Report.

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    Guide to the Top Business Podcasts (2022-2023)

    November 10, 2022

    These business podcasts are free, available anywhere, and in many cases, an effective supplement to one’s MBA journey. Inside, you will find the personal insights of startup unicorns, industry heavyweights, and premier researchers.

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    5 Reasons to Pursue an MBA Degree

    November 1, 2022

    According to new research, the reasons driving the overwhelming majority of business school applicants to pursue MBA degrees have little to do with higher salaries. This article explores that misconception and examines the actual reasons why students seek MBA degrees.

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    Guide to MBA Scholarships for 2022-2023

    October 31, 2022

    Given that higher education has now become the second-largest expense for an individual in their lifetime, only topped by buying a home, it’s no wonder why so many students now look to scholarships and fellowships for help. Fortunately, research compiled for our profiles below revealed many scholarships that can help defray the cost of earning an MBA.

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    Can Free Software Alone Get You Through an MBA Program?

    October 28, 2022

    Adobe’s decision to offer some premium software for free demonstrates how the trend appears to be gaining traction so rapidly that graduating from a top MBA program might no longer require much in the way of paid software—or any paid software at all.

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    Big Surprises in the Latest Remote Work Research

    October 13, 2022

    The latest research on remote work movements like work-from-home (WFH) and work-from-anywhere (WFA) has upended several generally accepted assumptions about these new trends. Below we review some of the more recent findings that are especially significant for the pre-MBA and MBA students in our audience here at BSchools.

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    The Great Resistance: Return-to-Office Enforcement Collapses

    October 6, 2022

    Suddenly, businesses find themselves embroiled in a new challenge known as the Great Resistance. At most companies, return-to-office initiatives have disintegrated into colossal failures because many employees are declining to come back to their old workplaces. Why is this?

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    How to Write a Great MBA Personal Statement

    September 30, 2022

    For many candidates, writing essays for business school applications can feel intimidating because of the slim margin for error. Admissions officers at highly selective business schools look for justifications to reject candidates, and when they cannot find those justifications in work experience, undergraduate grades, or admissions test scores, they search for them in application essays.

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    What’s a Flipped MBA Classroom?

    September 16, 2022

    Recently here at BSchools we pointed out that online MBA programs carry extraordinarily large startup costs, in part because online curricula require sizable investments in production facilities and equipment. These programs also carry high ongoing upgrade costs, especially at highly-ranked business schools that exploit competitive advantages from new technology. However, at one top program, a different and surprising objective behind these investments has also emerged.

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    Can a Lean Canvas Replace a Traditional Business Plan?

    September 14, 2022

    Within the past 15 years, new kinds of business plan possibilities have captured the imagination of entrepreneurs. Some of these planning approaches—which embody radical departures from the process of drafting traditional business plans—appear to be gaining momentum.

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    How Managers with MBAs Impact Workers’ Pay & Company Performance

    August 29, 2022

    The surprising study draws two remarkable conclusions. First, it found that managers who earned business degrees at both the master’s and undergraduate levels actually cut their employees' wages over time. Second, the research also found that despite earning substantially greater salaries, business school-trained managers were not more productive than their counterparts who lack such degrees.

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    What is Work-From-Anywhere (WFA)? A Shift for Employers & Employees

    August 18, 2022

    Work-from-home (WFH) is so 2020. The latest workplace trend no longer embodies the remote work-from-home model or even the hybrid model where post-Covid employees spend one or two days a week back in their old offices. The cutting-edge trend is actually WFA, which stands for work-from-anywhere.