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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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    Biz Flash: What to Know Before Starting a Restaurant

    July 12, 2023

    Restaurant entrepreneurs invest immense hard work, dedication, and planning to get their restaurants off the ground. From finding the perfect location to securing financing and hiring staff, many steps are involved in launching and running a successful restaurant.

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    The Banking Crisis: New Reporting MBAs Need to Know

    June 29, 2023

    Surprising new facts about the banking crisis are suddenly emerging, contradicting hundreds of stories published by mainstream media outlets since Silicon Valley Bank collapsed. Because these facts and data dispute narratives reported by many of those legacy outlets, opinion leaders within the business community—such as MBA students and alumni—will find these new disclosures of essential interest.

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    Analysis: After Silicon Valley Bank & Signature Bank, Is America's Banking System At Risk?

    June 22, 2023

    March 2023 brought wall-to-wall coverage of the second- and third-largest bank failures in American history involving Santa Clara, California-based Silicon Valley Bank, and New York-based Signature Bank. With $209 billion in assets, SVB was the 16th largest American bank; it was also the second-largest U.S. bank to collapse in history, only surpassed by Washington Mutual in 2008.

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    An Expert's Guide to Recession-Proof Businesses

    June 1, 2023

    The global economy is always in flux, and the threat of a recession can be daunting for business owners. However, with the right strategies and preparation, it can be possible to ensure a business is ready to weather an economic downturn. With the market currently feeling uncertain, now is a great time to put plans in place to help your business stay afloat.

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    How to Pay off Business School - Student Loan Guide

    May 5, 2023

    Navigating the loan repayment process for business school can seem overwhelming. Armed with strategies and techniques, MBA graduates can use their financial acumen to repay loans quickly and efficiently.

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    Tuition Reimbursement: What MBA Applicants and Students Need to Know

    April 27, 2023

    With the cost of the world’s best online MBA program now over a quarter of a million dollars, anyone who considers pursuing this degree might want to first look for a job with a company that offers a tuition reimbursement program. A benefit like this one can save an MBA student thousands of dollars. During the Great Resignation era, an increasing number of employers have started offering expanded tuition assistance programs as a perk to attract and retain top talent.

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    The FDIC Meeting That Blew Up the Internet

    April 19, 2023

    Much of what the committee discussed during that FDIC meeting concerned a controversial and relatively new resolution technique known as a “bail-in” that’s unfamiliar to most of us, including many knowledgeable MBA students and alumni. In short, a bail-in provides a mechanism where a struggling financial institution’s own creditors rescue that firm.

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    Crypto: Can Readers Trust Reporting About the Industry?

    April 13, 2023

    Founded in 2018, The Block is a 160-employee New York-based media outlet with about $20 million in annual revenue that claims it covers news about the crypto industry independently. But it turns out that The Block had secretly received $43 million from one of the firms it has covered since 2019.

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    Boards of Directors: Surprising New Study Reveals Their Real Role

    March 28, 2023

    Along with most MBA students, most of us—including elected officials, regulators, academic experts, the press, and the public—all believe that a firm’s board of directors functions as society’s principal entity charged with holding chief executives accountable. However, surprising new research reveals that board members do not perceive this to be their role.

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    Student Loans for MBAs: Bright Spots Amid Controversy

    February 17, 2023

    It's challenging to find an educational issue that's more controversial in 2023 than the student loan debate. At the moment, this topic appears all over both social media and legacy news outlets. What’s driving the coverage is the Biden Administration’s announcement in late August of student loan forgiveness for as many as 43 million borrowers.

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    MBA Alternatives: Most Popular Business Books

    February 16, 2023

    For those interested in business administration but who do not want to enroll in a graduate or undergraduate business program, there are several alternatives. One is reading books written by some of the world's most successful businessmen and women.

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    The Best Mobile Apps for MBA Students

    February 1, 2023

    A typical MBA student must manage a demanding workload that includes class assignments, group projects, internships, job interviews, student club meetings, and networking events. Mobile apps can play a significant role in helping students manage this demanding workload.

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    Wharton Launches First Online MBA Among Top 5 Business Schools

    December 1, 2022

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School just introduced the first online MBA option offered by any business school typically ranked among the top five by U.S. News and World Report.

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    Guide to the Top Business Podcasts (2022-2023)

    November 10, 2022

    These business podcasts are free, available anywhere, and in many cases, an effective supplement to one’s MBA journey. Inside, you will find the personal insights of startup unicorns, industry heavyweights, and premier researchers.

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    5 Reasons to Pursue an MBA Degree

    November 1, 2022

    According to new research, the reasons driving the overwhelming majority of business school applicants to pursue MBA degrees have little to do with higher salaries. This article explores that misconception and examines the actual reasons why students seek MBA degrees.