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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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    Ten Women in Charge: CEOs Whose Companies Are Making The World A Better Place

    February 19, 2021

    The women included in this list are changing what we think we all know about how the building and construction, food distribution, beauty, energy, e-commerce, and menstruation industries are “supposed” to work. From near-zero-emission organic food distribution fleets to using felled trees once considered of no or low value into green resources for construction, these women are at the head of forward-thinking, values-driven companies creating livelihoods by creating a better world for us all.

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    Why MBA Jobs in 2021 Depend on Federal Budget Reconciliation

    February 2, 2021

    Typically, about 80 to 90 percent of MBA students receive job offers before graduation. But with Covid-19 dragging down the economy, this isn’t a typical year. A Poets and Quants report shows that during 2020, job offers plummeted across the board at 22 of the top 25 graduate business schools across the United States.

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    The No GMAT Movement Gains Traction During Covid-19

    January 19, 2021

    Not since 1953—when Educational Testing Service first proposed an admissions test to a handful of elite business schools—have so many MBA programs accepted applicants without requiring any admissions tests from them.

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    How to Apply For and Win MBA Scholarships

    January 12, 2021

    When it comes to MBA scholarships, a knowledge gap exists. One of the world’s foremost experts on graduate management education, John Byrne of Poets and Quants, points out that business schools which give the most money in MBA scholarships typically trumpet that fact in the press. Less generous business schools tend to be much more quiet about their scholarship funding, although analysts can infer their annual budgets and student awards from other sources.

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    MBA Salary Guide: Starting Salaries & Highest Paying MBA Concentrations

    January 8, 2021

    Specializations amount to critical choices in an MBA student’s career. They permit students to immediately deliver highly marketable skills to an employer upon graduation, the value for which most employers will gladly pay handsome salaries.

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    Guide to MBA Scholarships for 2021

    January 5, 2021

    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.

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    List of MBA Conferences for 2021

    January 5, 2021

    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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    The Ultimate Supply Chain Challenge, Part Two: Pfizer’s Factories, Freezer Farms & Frigid Flights

    December 17, 2020

    Then, we answered the one question on everyone’s minds: why the vaccine’s two pioneering technologies—messenger RNA encoding and lipid encapsulation—require Pfizer to store and ship its vaccine at the never-before-attempted arctic temperature of minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. To accomplish this logistics feat, the drugmaker developed a workaround. It took the form of an ultracold distribution and packaging system that preserves the company’s control over as much of the supply chain as possible.

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    The Ultimate Supply Chain Challenge, Part One: Ultracold Storage & Shipping for Pfizer's Covid Vaccine

    December 16, 2020

    Pfizer’s extreme cold requirement stems from the firm’s need to preserve a novel ingredient never before used in a vaccine. And the rapid development technology that enabled Pfizer and Moderna to bring their vaccines to market before other competitors also relies on this ingredient—a naturally-occurring component of cell biology known as “messenger RNA,” or mRNA.

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    Guide to MBA Careers - Business Administration Career Paths

    December 2, 2020

    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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    Suddenly, Everyone Wants an MBA

    November 5, 2020

    Applications to MBA and specialized business master’s degree programs are exploding. For the first time since the Great Recession in 2009, applications to MBA and business master’s programs are surging at almost every university in every region of the world.

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    Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

    October 19, 2020

    Whether you’re thinking of starting your first business, looking for ways to scale up one you’ve already gotten off the ground, or trying to figure out what project to leap to next, there are thousands of hours of quality content out there to provide you the insights you need.

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    Two Views: The Ball State University Miller College of Business

    October 9, 2020

    Consider Ball State University’s Miller College of Business. Their MBA options are some of the most flexible in the country, with online, on-campus, and blended formats available along with ten different concentrations.

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    Killer MBA Recommendation Letter Tips & Samples for Business School

    October 5, 2020

    A great recommender is a 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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    Management Consulting Firms & Business Ethics: A Troubling Relationship

    October 1, 2020

    Although most of us typically think of management consulting firms as advisors who recommend solutions for the most challenging problems facing top management, some client companies may also attempt to use the consulting firm to perform another, less well-known function.