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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    Peak-Performance Consulting: Who Hires Business Coaches and Why?

    September 12, 2019

    Who would have thought that business coaching, of all careers, would have become such a lucrative profession in the United States? This multi-billion dollar global industry focuses on helping people deliver peak performance—not on courts or ball fields—but at work and, by extension, in life as well.

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    MBA News: Does a Looming Recession Create a Window of Opportunity for MBA Degrees?

    August 30, 2019

    Think about it: when a candidate could squeeze through an admissions opportunity window at a time when they stand a one-in-three probability of admission at a business school as highly-ranked as Dartmouth’s, why in the world would they want to wait?

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    The Exploding Demand for Online MBA Programs

    August 29, 2019

    The number of accredited schools offering fully online degree programs grew by 54 percent worldwide between the 2012-2013 and 2016-2017 academic years.

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    Business Plan Competitions - Rice University & Others With Large Prize Pools

    August 26, 2019

    Traditionally, as a classic Harvard Business Review article points out, the venture capital industry has not provided the earliest seed funding to startups. Instead, angel investors typically invest in startups at the earliest stages, long before venture capital firms. Angel investors often tend to be high net-worth individuals and families, sometimes with personal connections to the entrepreneurs they fund.

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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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    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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    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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    B-Skills: An Interview with Author Beth Smith on Hiring for Attributes

    June 26, 2019

    Beth Smith set out to learn how to conduct more effective interviews and in her research, she created a framework and science for interviewing and hiring the right people. She discovered that most managers do not know what questions to ask and what answers to listen for, making the interview process excessively ineffective.

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    Femme-BAs: How Rutgers Business School Wins with Women

    June 7, 2019

    Experts agree that moving toward gender equality is not only the right thing to do but it’s the smart thing to do. So shouldn’t MBA programs—where women frequently make up less than 38 percent of the student body—be focused on achieving it?

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    B-Skills: An Interview with a Professor on the Importance of Communication

    June 5, 2019

    The realization that softer skills are a key variable in the success of a business is not new. Business schools around the world have been teaching students best-practices in administration, management, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship for decades.

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    Small Colleges with an Impressive Business Faculty

    May 31, 2019

    These 15 business professors work at small colleges and have demonstrated expertise in their fields gained through years of study and research, field experience, and service.