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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 17, 2022
Discover why delaying applications to MBA programs during the Great Resignation so that future MBAs can take advantage of attractive pre-MBA job opportunities during a “hot” labor market makes little to no economic sense.
August 12, 2022
Focusing on Harvard Business School application essays written by candidates who won admission, our previous guide in this series presented general principles for writing compelling long-form MBA essays. However, this guide takes a different approach. This article presents specific tips for writing short-answer essays constrained by tight word limits.
August 3, 2022
A great recommender is an MBA candidate’s champion. They need to fit the profile of the “raving fans” cited by management gurus like Ken Blanchard and Tony Robbins. Because the likelihood of a great recommendation letter mostly depends on whom the candidate selects to write it, their enthusiasm level amounts to a crucial benchmark and a major deciding factor.
July 12, 2022
Over the last couple of years, the technology industry has begun to chip away at the share of MBA graduates joining the finance world, and more specifically, investment banking. Some studies even suggest that tech has already, or soon will, become the top recruiter of MBA graduates.
June 6, 2022
Here’s a surprise: the number of online MBA students just surpassed those enrolled in full-time, on-campus programs for the first time in the United States. That’s according to historic new data released by the world’s main business school accrediting board, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
May 23, 2022
Understanding the public relations damage that this broadcast did to the Fed’s plan to launch its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) first requires understanding how this new form of currency differs from other kinds of money.
May 16, 2022
Ambiguity in the workplace is one of the most commonly reported sources of stress and anxiety. The feelings generated can feel outsized. Because it is caused by the surrounding workplace, the individual can often do very little to change the environment outside of their scope.
May 12, 2022
Discover new forecasting methods that can provide MBA applicants with earlier awareness of an impending economic downturn, giving them extra time to prepare more competitive MBA applications that can help them win entry at better business schools—where they can ride out a recession predicted by leading economists for 2022.
May 9, 2022
An MBA takes hard work and dedication, starting with the application process. While each school's admissions requirements differ, commonalities exist, and knowing what to expect is the first step in making a proper first impression.
May 5, 2022
So will Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna turn into the next Enrons? That outcome will probably depend upon what the collective wisdom of the hedge fund community eventually decides.
April 29, 2022
All national governments estimate inflation rates within their national income accounting programs. In the United States, the main measure of inflation remains the Consumer Price Index, or CPI.