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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    B-Skills: An Interview with Mary Gentile on Ethical Leadership

    August 19, 2019

    Business ethics is the application of moral or ethical values to a business. Today, it is a common course in business programs, but its history is relatively short. Ethics was first introduced into the world of business in the 1970s through academic teaching and research.

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    A Guide to Uncommon Business School Interview Questions

    August 14, 2019

    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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    The Disappearance of the American Startup

    August 12, 2019

    This year, some of Silicon Valley's favorite startups from the last decade went public, cementing themselves as established organizations. These include Uber, Slack, Pinterest, Lyft, and Zoom. More still are expected to go public by the end of the year, such as Postmates, WeWork, Bumble, Airbnb, Robinhood, and Peloton.

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    Can a Lean Canvas Replace a Traditional Business Plan?

    July 25, 2019

    Within roughly the past 15 years have new kinds of business plan possibilities 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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    Business Schools with a Standout Faculty in Project Management

    July 23, 2019

    Project managers—also known as project leads, program managers, project coordinators, or project specialists—initiate, plan, control, coordinate, and execute the efforts of a team with a view toward completion of a business-oriented goal.

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    UNC’s Kenan-Flagler: Two Views, One Business School

    July 18, 2019

    In the nascent years of online MBA programs, there was a clear hierarchy: on-campus programs were considered the premier option, while online programs were considered second-rate. That hierarchy doesn’t exist anymore.

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    The New Harvard Business School Online and the Future of Education

    July 12, 2019

    Dr. Joshua Kim, the director of digital learning initiatives at Dartmouth College’s Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), wrote “the rebranding of HBX to Harvard Business School Online is a signal that online education has well and truly arrived. For those of us in the online education game, Harvard Business School rebranding to embrace online is a great development.”

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    Femme-BAs: How the Foster School of Business Wins with Women

    July 10, 2019

    Many business schools still have demographics in the student body and faculty that seem pulled from the previous century. In Foster’s eyes, however, the concepts of diversity and inclusion aren’t a sidebar but rather they’re core tenets of what it means to be an innovative and contemporary business school.

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    Why Older Professionals Enroll in MBA Programs

    July 8, 2019

    In some cases, age comes with benefits. And when applying for an MBA program, work experience matters a lot. Acceptance rates at top business schools can be higher for older professionals.

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    Online MBA Programs Ranked by Affordability (2019-2020)

    June 28, 2019

    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.