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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    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.

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    What Taylor Swift’s Battle with Private Equity Means for MBAs

    May 12, 2020

    Many MBA students and business school applicants have never heard of the private equity (PE) industry. However, many such folks along with the rest of us are quickly gaining familiarity with this obscure sector. That’s because of intense scrutiny suddenly focused on private equity by a scandal involving one of the biggest names in show business: singer, songwriter, musician, and dancer Taylor Swift.

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    Two Views: University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business

    May 5, 2020

    The conventional wisdom says that online MBAs are for older working professionals, and on-campus MBAs are for recent graduates of bachelor’s programs. The conventional wisdom is wrong. The decision between an online and on-campus MBA is an incredibly individual one, which needs to account for the nuance of a student’s goals, context, and preferences.

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    How Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is Challenging Conventional Business Practices

    April 21, 2020

    What MBA program would teach that it’s OK for a CEO to run not one, but two billion-dollar companies headquartered in the United States on a part-time basis—and do it all while living in Africa?

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    2020 MBA Graduate Gift Guide

    April 17, 2020

    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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    MBA Admissions: A Buyer’s Market or Fire Sale?

    April 13, 2020

    The time to apply to business school is now. It isn’t next month, it isn’t this summer, and it certainly isn’t next fall. This is a “drop what you’re doing and apply” moment, an extraordinary opportunity that most potential MBA and specialized business master’s degree applicants will probably never again experience during their lives.

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    COVID-19 Update: MBA Programs Embrace Online Education

    April 6, 2020

    Discover how business schools are switching to online education because of COVID-19.

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    Amazon Prefers Memos to Presentations: Should MBA Programs Require Writing Courses?

    April 2, 2020

    MBA applicants and students who don’t think writing skills are essential to their career success might want to re-evaluate that opinion. Incredibly, the business that hires more MBAs each year than any other employer around the world—about double the number hired by runner-up McKinsey & Company—forbids presentations.

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    Best Business Schools for Environmentalists (2020)

    March 26, 2020

    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 University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

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    Stung by Shootings, Will Airbnb’s IPO Implode Like WeWork?

    March 25, 2020

    Online platforms can shield their operations under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, meaning that these companies can escape tremendous dimensions of legal accountability, responsibility—and costs.

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    Carlos Ghosn: The Risks of “CEO Disease” & International Assignments for MBAs

    March 23, 2020

    This cautionary tale should serve as a warning to every MBA student around the world not only about the risks of accepting assignments abroad in nations like Japan, but also about the consequences of a mysterious affliction they may face known as “CEO disease.”