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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.

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    What’s a Flipped MBA Classroom?

    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.

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    Can a Lean Canvas Replace a Traditional Business Plan?

    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.

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    How Managers with MBAs Impact Workers’ Pay & Company Performance

    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.

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    What is Work-From-Anywhere (WFA)? A Shift for Employers & Employees

    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.

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    An MBA During the Great Resignation?

    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.

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    Acing the MBA Essay Questions - Tips & Reviews

    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.

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    Personal Reference Letters for Business School – Tips & Templates

    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.

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    Guide to MBA Careers – Business Administration Career Paths

    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.

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    Online MBA Students Now Exceed Full-Time On-Campus MBAs in U.S.

    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).

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    Are Digital Dollars the Future of Banking?

    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.

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    Dealing with Workplace Ambiguity - How to Increase Happiness on the Job

    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.

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    Is the U.S. Already in a Recession? An MBA Application Opportunity

    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.

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    Online MBA Admissions Requirements by Program

    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.

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    Pfizer/BioNTech & Moderna: The Next Enrons?

    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.

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    Is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) a Scam? An MBA Economist’s Perspective

    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.