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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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    Management Consulting Firms & Business Ethics: A Troubling Relationship

    October 1, 2020

    Although most of us typically think of management consulting firms as advisors who recommend solutions for the most challenging problems facing top management, some client companies may also attempt to use the consulting firm to perform another, less well-known function.

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    Will Business Schools Offer Discounted Tuition Due to Covid-19?

    September 25, 2020

    As soon as the pandemic hit in March 2020, business schools shut down their buildings and substituted remote instruction. Suddenly, even elite programs like the Stanford Graduate School of Business that lacked previous investments in online MBA education were forced to substitute Zoom video lectures slapped together at the last minute.

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    Business School Campuses & Covid-19, Part Two

    September 11, 2020

    After exploring the four risks of keeping business schools open for in-person classes, we cover the growing number of MBA professors who have signed petitions to move their courses online, as well as why distance-based coursework should be the new standard until this pandemic is no longer a threat.

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    Business School Campuses & Covid-19, Part One

    September 7, 2020

    These initiatives demonstrate the big budgets business schools are investing to create an illusion of security and safety surrounding Covid-19 so that MBA students will pay them the kinds of high tuition they’ve always paid.

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    Are Businesses Engaged in Covid-19 Pandemic Profiteering?

    September 1, 2020

    Executives associated with pharmaceutical companies working on drugs targeting the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to have cracked the code unlocking multimillion-dollar compensation during the Covid-19 era.

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    Why MBA Entrepreneurs Should Launch Covid-19 Rapid Test Startups

    August 27, 2020

    For MBA students who want to launch startup firms with classmates during 2020 and 2021, demand for a new innovation developed in response to the pandemic is attracting attention. Besides providing a potentially lucrative market opportunity, widespread adoption of this innovation—known as rapid diagnostic testing or RDT—could stop the pandemic cold within only a few months.

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    6 Finance Tips for Students During COVID-19

    August 27, 2020

    Whether you are returning to campus, taking classes virtually, or pausing your education until the pandemic has passed, there are essential steps you can take to achieve or maintain financial stability. Discover 6 tips for ensuring financial health during the pandemic in order to position yourself for future success.

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    Two Views: The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School

    August 18, 2020

    Graduates of MBA programs earn a significant boost to their salaries, even in a financial recession. The growing maturity and flexibility of online MBA programs, however, has effectively doubled the options for those seeking out the degree’s benefits: in some cases, a university’s online and on-campus options are both highly ranked.

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    UCLA Anderson Professor Suspended Over Racially Inconsiderate Message

    August 14, 2020

    Probably no recent news story has divided the management education community as sharply as the controversial case of Professor Gordon Klein. He’s an accounting lecturer with nearly four decades of university teaching experience who teaches federal income taxation and business law at UCLA’s elite Anderson School of Management.

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    How the Federal Reserve Promotes Economic Inequality, Racism, and Social Unrest

    July 29, 2020

    That inequitable economic rewards lead to political instability has been understood for millennia. Two thousand years ago, the Greek Platonist philosopher Plutarch said that “An imbalance between rich and poor is the most fatal ailment of all republics.”

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    Two Views: University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management

    July 2, 2020

    Deciding to get your MBA is easy. On top of the professional education they obtain, graduates can quickly double their salaries—a boost that even holds true during a financial recession. The difficult part comes when deciding where to get your MBA. And, with the increasing quality and quantity of online programs, the original question is compounded with another: should you go for a traditional on-campus MBA or a more flexible online MBA?

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    Online MBA Programs Ranked by Affordability (2020-2021)

    June 24, 2020

    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 the demands of work, family, and higher education.

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    Will an MBA Program Teach Me How To Negotiate?

    June 22, 2020

    For decades, long before the current trendy emphasis on leadership development, in management and organizational behavior courses, business schools mainly focused on productivity theories. One such paradigm was Management by Objectives (MBO).

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    Could the German Concept of “Kurzarbeit” Shield Jobs from COVID-19 Unemployment?

    June 16, 2020

    Under Kurzarbeit, the government subsidizes wages for employees who agree to stop working or work a substantially reduced schedule. In exchange, employers agree not to let workers go, and to continue paying them while the government reimburses the payroll expenses.

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    Guide to the Top Business Podcasts (2020)

    June 3, 2020

    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.