BSchools.org Blog - Resources for Business School Students

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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    Analysis: Half of CEOs Say AI Could Replace Most of Their Role, Survey Says

    November 16, 2023

    MBA programs train top managers, but is the training of these future leaders adapting rapidly enough in the face of artificial intelligence? The jaw-dropping results of a new poll by edX found that CEOs and C-suite chief executives believe AI will redefine their roles by performing much larger shares of their job responsibilities than ever thought possible.

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    MBA Salary Guide: Starting Salaries & Highest Paying MBA Concentrations (2023)

    November 12, 2023

    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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    How to Write a Great MBA Personal Statement

    November 8, 2023

    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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    Online MBA Programs for International Students

    November 6, 2023

    For international students, pursuing an MBA has become quite a popular choice. In today’s modern world, education has been revolutionized by technology and online master of business administration programs have recently emerged as convenient and flexible options for prospective business professionals looking to balance their education with professional and personal commitments.

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    Best Business Schools for Environmentalists (2023-2024)

    October 30, 2023

    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 the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

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    List of MBA Conferences for 2023-2024

    October 17, 2023

    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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    Biz Flash: What to Know Before Starting a Vending Machine Business

    October 16, 2023

    Vending machines are a pretty big business. According to Allied Market Research, in 2022, the global vending machine industry was valued at $18.3 billion and is expected to grow to $37.2 billion by 2032. Starting a vending machine business can seem lucrative for many entrepreneurs looking for a low barrier to entry business with strong growth potential.

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    Harvard Professor Sues University for Defamation Over Misconduct Allegations

    October 10, 2023

    A superstar Harvard Business School professor accused of research misconduct has filed a defamation lawsuit against Harvard University, the school’s dean, and the three blog authors who levied the allegations. Tenured faculty member Dr. Francesca Gino—a famous leadership expert and author of two books plus more than 100 scholarly research papers—filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on August 2 after HBS had placed her on administrative leave.

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    Do Gaps in a Resume Matter in Job Interviews?

    September 20, 2023

    A good resume will communicate your strengths, qualifications, work experience, and expertise and help you stand out in the sea of applicants. However, sometimes a resume may communicate things you would prefer were overlooked, like a gap in employment.

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    Three Encouraging Trends MBA Applicants Need to Understand

    September 8, 2023

    New trends in the MBA admissions landscape started to appear in late 2022 and early 2023, and any potential applicant who wants to boost their odds of winning entry at better MBA programs needs to know about these encouraging developments.

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    Best Questions to Ask MBA Admissions

    August 31, 2023

    Earning an MBA degree is a smart investment for anyone who wants to advance their career. An MBA program provides students with in-demand skills, including critical thinking, analytical abilities, and leadership capabilities. Earning this degree offers opportunities to network with industry professionals and gain practical experience through internships or consulting projects. However, researching the right fit is critical with more than 1,000 MBA programs nationwide and more than 350 online.

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    Want a Good Job? Here’s What Matters Most—and Why

    August 14, 2023

    Lately, we’ve been hearing about a few Big Tech firms who claim to have waived certain requirements for new recruits in a shift towards “skill-based” hiring. However, a new study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that there’s really only one factor that matters if one wants to be certain of landing a good job in the United States.

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    Biz Flash: What to Know Before Starting a Car Rental Business

    August 10, 2023

    While the car rental industry may seem profitable for entrepreneurs, it is essential to understand the risks and challenges involved. Read to learn Abram’s top considerations when considering a car rental business.

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    List of Paid MBA Internships in Technology, Finance, and Consulting

    July 28, 2023

    For full-time business school students, summer internships are crucial. They provide valuable work experience and can function as trial periods for employers considering new hires after their graduation. In fact, some MBA employers only offer full-time jobs to their former interns.

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    How Will AI Change Business School Requirements and Admissions?

    July 24, 2023

    With widespread access to a tool that advertises it can do the writing for students, admissions teams and faculty are looking for a way to ensure that the essays and work produced are original and the product of the students, not an AI bot. But how will AI change business school admissions and assignments?