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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    5 Reasons to Pursue an MBA Degree

    September 13, 2021

    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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    Are Banking Careers for MBAs Obsolete?

    September 2, 2021

    The banking industry is in trouble. The record profits recently posted by some blue-chip players are illusory because they mask grim, extinction-level challenges ahead. While banking faces severe threats from skyrocketing costs, the sector also faces disruptive competition from aggressive Silicon Valley fintech firms that enjoy overwhelming cost and technology advantages.

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    How the IKEA Effect Changed Marketing

    August 25, 2021

    HelloFresh and Blue Apron meal kit delivery services. CafePress t-shirts and coffee mugs. Build-A-Bear stuffed animals. Amateurish YouTube videos and new iPhone apps. Swedish home furnishing kits sold in huge warehouses. What could all these trendy products possibly have in common with Betty Crocker cake mixes?

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    MBA Alternatives: Master's Programs in Organizational Leadership

    July 28, 2021

    An MBA provides students with a solid foundation in various business fundamentals such as accounting, finance, and marketing, while corporate leadership programs focus solely on leadership development, the role of leadership, and strategic decision making.

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    MBA Alternatives: Business Fundamental MOOCs

    July 23, 2021

    Through MOOCs, outstanding coverage of MBA core topics is available online from some of the best business schools in the world.

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    Online MBA Programs Ranked by Affordability (2021-2022)

    July 16, 2021

    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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    Do the Creative Work and Ship It: How Entrepreneurs Follow Through

    June 30, 2021

    As fledgling entrepreneurs and business people, we tend to hesitate and attempt to perfect our product and service ideas instead of launching or sharing. It’s a debilitating form of procrastination. Simply being done is better than perfect and unfinished.

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    A Guide to Uncommon Business School Interview Questions

    June 24, 2021

    Our guide to interviewing principles, “How to Crack the Personal Interview for the MBA,” focuses on the admissions interview questions MBA candidates will most likely face. For those readers familiar with the fundamentals in that piece, this guide focuses on uncommon questions in MBA admissions interviews.

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    MBA Hiring’s Improving Outlook in 2021: Three Encouraging Developments

    June 3, 2021

    The outlook for MBA hiring now seems much more encouraging than it did only a few months ago at the start of 2021. At that time, the pandemic continued to disrupt recruiting for many summer internships and MBA jobs following graduation, leaving many students with uncertain plans following the current academic year.

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    Do Business School Brands Still Matter to Job Recruiters?

    May 11, 2021

    A survey published a few months ago by Bloomberg Businessweek polled MBA recruiters, asking them to score the value of a school’s brand. The survey asked recruiters which business schools have high brand values that give graduates big advantages in their careers. This survey is interesting for several reasons.

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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.