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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.
Y Combinator & Other Seed Funding Basics for MBA Student StartupsApril 19, 2022
At some point during business school, many MBA students will have an opportunity to join a startup company, and some will even launch startups as founders. For many students, launching a startup is the objective that drives their applications to business school.
Did Covid Media Suppression Sabotage Business News Coverage?March 24, 2022
One such question relates to the accuracy of the PCR tests. But there’s another question that in some ways seems just as intriguing: why did the steadily growing number of positive tests among Harvard’s MBA students fail to attract national press coverage before CNBC finally broke the story on September 27?
Best Business Schools for Environmentalists (2022)March 23, 2022
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.
Want to Succeed in Your MBA Program? Take Better BreaksFebruary 14, 2022
Believe it or not, the radical new science of optimizing break time can promote success not only in MBA coursework but in any focused activity. And if you care about your success in grad school and your career during the next 40 years, you can’t afford to miss out on learning about this fascinating new research.
List of MBA Associations and Organizations (2022)February 8, 2022
Students should not limit themselves by relying exclusively on their school’s clubs for networking opportunities. Compelling arguments exist for joining local chapters of global, national, and regional professional organizations while students are still in business school.
What Are the Best Graduate Degrees for Rising Leaders in Healthcare?January 21, 2022
Given this transformative environment, it is time to reconsider the value that an MBA can bring to the table, with its strong focus on innovative practices, change management, entrepreneurship, and its highly generalizable applicability to a career in the healthcare industry of the future.
MBA Salary Guide: Starting Salaries & Highest Paying MBA ConcentrationsJanuary 19, 2022
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.
ApplicantLab: An Affordable Alternative to Admission Consultants?January 7, 2022
In the not-too-distant future, all graduate admissions consulting services may rely on expert systems similar to the ApplicantLab platform. The rich capabilities and value provided by a platform like ApplicantLab present such overwhelming competitive advantages that there is no way that a traditional admissions consultancy will be able to compete unless they offer clients their own version of this new technology.
Can This Stanford MBA’s Crypto Startup End Internet Outages?November 10, 2021
A four-year-old San Jose startup that calls itself Theta Labs is testing a solution to internet outages. Theta may be the first of a series of startups that incorporate blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies into products and services that people actually want.
Crypto Assets: Rethinking RiskOctober 25, 2021
Unheard of only a decade ago, crypto assets have suddenly turned into a phenomenon attracting front-page headlines and worldwide attention. The top-selling digital coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum have captured the imagination of the investing public like no other financial assets in history.
Are Banking Careers for MBAs Obsolete?September 2, 2021
The banking industry is in trouble. The record profits recently posted by some blue-chip players are illusory because they mask grim, extinction-level challenges ahead. While banking faces severe threats from skyrocketing costs, the sector also faces disruptive competition from aggressive Silicon Valley fintech firms that enjoy overwhelming cost and technology advantages.
How the IKEA Effect Changed MarketingAugust 25, 2021
HelloFresh and Blue Apron meal kit delivery services. CafePress t-shirts and coffee mugs. Build-A-Bear stuffed animals. Amateurish YouTube videos and new iPhone apps. Swedish home furnishing kits sold in huge warehouses. What could all these trendy products possibly have in common with Betty Crocker cake mixes?
MBA Alternatives: Master's Programs in Organizational LeadershipJuly 28, 2021
An MBA provides students with a solid foundation in various business fundamentals such as accounting, finance, and marketing, while corporate leadership programs focus solely on leadership development, the role of leadership, and strategic decision making.
MBA Alternatives: Business Fundamental MOOCsJuly 23, 2021
Through MOOCs, outstanding coverage of MBA core topics is available online from some of the best business schools in the world.
Do the Creative Work and Ship It: How Entrepreneurs Follow ThroughJune 30, 2021
As fledgling entrepreneurs and business people, we tend to hesitate and attempt to perfect our product and service ideas instead of launching or sharing. It’s a debilitating form of procrastination. Simply being done is better than perfect and unfinished.