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.
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.
A Guide to Uncommon Business School Interview QuestionsJune 24, 2021
Our guide to interviewing principles, “How to Crack the Personal Interview for the MBA,” focuses on the admissions interview questions MBA candidates will most likely face. For those readers familiar with the fundamentals in that piece, this guide focuses on uncommon questions in MBA admissions interviews.
MBA Hiring’s Improving Outlook in 2021: Three Encouraging DevelopmentsJune 3, 2021
The outlook for MBA hiring now seems much more encouraging than it did only a few months ago at the start of 2021. At that time, the pandemic continued to disrupt recruiting for many summer internships and MBA jobs following graduation, leaving many students with uncertain plans following the current academic year.
Do Business School Brands Still Matter to Job Recruiters?May 11, 2021
A survey published a few months ago by Bloomberg Businessweek polled MBA recruiters, asking them to score the value of a school’s brand. The survey asked recruiters which business schools have high brand values that give graduates big advantages in their careers. This survey is interesting for several reasons.
The Myth of the Self-Made American BillionaireMay 6, 2021
Now more than ever, young Americans are looking outside the mainstream for opportunities to improve their financial standing. But a longer-term fix requires more clever investment in a collectively wealthy future, one where the idea of a self-made anything is replaced with the sober acknowledgment that economic success is linked to a host of interrelated components.
What to Know Before Starting a Business: An MBA Instructor & Entrepreneur’s TipsApril 30, 2021
Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It's about chasing opportunities without regard for the resources we currently command. Once one starts, the resources for progress begin to appear. They may have always been there waiting for your attention to grow sharper. When one focuses on what is next needed, what is required becomes recognizable.
The Best MBA Internships at Startups and Small CompaniesMarch 31, 2021
High-quality summer internships for MBA students are no longer exclusively offered by large companies, as was the case not too long ago. An increasing number of startups and small firms today provide exceptional learning and networking opportunities over the summer.
The Push to Reopen Business Schools - The Covid-19 Revolt MBA Students May Soon RegretMarch 24, 2021
When the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University decided to defend against Covid-19 in February 2021 by limiting classes with an in-person or hybrid in-person/remote configuration to only 16 percent of the courses offered by the school, MBA students swiftly and vigorously pushed back.
Are Virtual Tours of MBA Programs Useful? A Review of the Best and Worst VideosMarch 17, 2021
One would think that now would be an outstanding time for MBA programs to introduce useful virtual tours through online video to help potential applicants get to know their business school campuses. After all, because they’ve been closed to visitors since March 2020, business schools have had to suspend in-person tours for prospective students ever since.
List of Paid MBA Internships in Technology, Finance, and ConsultingMarch 15, 2021
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.
Best Graduate Business Degrees of 2021March 8, 2021
According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), specialized master’s degrees in business have gained ground, particularly among younger, less experienced candidates.
Ten Women in Charge: CEOs Whose Companies Are Making The World A Better PlaceMarch 8, 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.