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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    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.”

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    Can Artificial Intelligence Eliminate Top Jobs for Finance MBAs?

    March 19, 2020

    The tech revolution that eliminated many popular jobs in industries like media and publishing hasn’t yet impacted Wall Street. But because of the threat of artificial intelligence (AI), that situation is about to change.

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    Can Political Innovation Boost America’s Global Competitiveness by Breaking Partisan Gridlock?

    March 16, 2020

    Viewed through the lens of industry rather than political science, can ranked choice voting (RCV) solve partisan gridlock and improve America’s global economy? Economic experts say yes.

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    How to Write a Great MBA Application Essay

    March 12, 2020

    For many candidates, writing essays for business school applications can feel intimidating because of the slim margin for error. Admissions officers at highly selective business schools look for justifications to reject candidates, and when they cannot find those justifications in work experience, undergraduate grades, or admissions test scores, they search for them in application essays.

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    Seeking Immigration Reform, Business School Deans Write Congress and the President

    March 11, 2020

    In October 2019, the deans of 55 premier business schools and 15 CEOs wrote an open letter to the President and Congressional leaders requesting the immediate relaxation of immigration restrictions on foreign MBA applicants.

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    The Coronavirus: COVID-19’s Effects on Business Schools

    March 6, 2020

    The SARS-CoV 2 virus that causes the COVID-19 coronavirus Disease—the world’s number-one story now and for the foreseeable future—has killed more than 3,350 people and infected more than 100,000 in over 60 nations on all continents except Antarctica.

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    Restructuring PG&E to Encourage Managerial Responsibility

    February 20, 2020

    What is the crucial aspect of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company story that few are talking about? It isn’t about the crisis resulting from California’s massive wildfires or widespread power shutoffs. Instead, it’s a more fundamental issue: the impact that the ownership of a public utility exerts on the ethical conduct and responsibility of its managers.

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    List of MBA Conferences for 2020

    February 11, 2020

    MBA fairs are all about personal connections. School gatekeepers travel to these events to meet well-qualified applicants. Moreover, the savviest candidates understand that connecting in a personal way with a school's admissions team can award those applicants with their most critical advantage in the admissions process: a great lasting impression.

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    From MBA to Amazon to Career Independence? The Rise of E-Commerce Consulting Careers

    February 10, 2020

    Working for Amazon provides an opportunity to acquire inside information that is highly scarce, extremely valuable, and readily monetizable—even early on in one’s career. That inside track can rapidly enable an MBA to become a successful independent consultant.

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    Femme-BAs: How Purdue’s Krannert School of Management Wins with Women

    February 4, 2020

    A report by McKinsey, a consulting firm, estimated that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP over a ten-year period simply by advancing women’s equality. If businesses recognize the value of diversity and inclusion, shouldn’t an MBA program recognize that, too?

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    Guide to MBA Scholarships for 2020

    January 31, 2020

    Given that higher education has now become the second-largest expense for an individual in their lifetime, only topped by buying a home, it’s no wonder why so many students now look to scholarships and fellowships for help. Fortunately, research compiled for our profiles below revealed many scholarships that can help defray the cost of earning an MBA.