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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    Online MBA Admissions Requirements by Program

    May 9, 2022

    An MBA takes hard work and dedication, starting with the application process. While each school's admissions requirements differ, commonalities exist, and knowing what to expect is the first step in making a proper first impression.

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    Pfizer/BioNTech & Moderna: The Next Enrons?

    May 5, 2022

    So will Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna turn into the next Enrons? That outcome will probably depend upon what the collective wisdom of the hedge fund community eventually decides.

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    Is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) a Scam? An MBA Economist’s Perspective

    April 29, 2022

    All national governments estimate inflation rates within their national income accounting programs. In the United States, the main measure of inflation remains the Consumer Price Index, or CPI.

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    Y Combinator & Other Seed Funding Basics for MBA Student Startups

    April 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.

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    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?

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    Want to Succeed in Your MBA Program? Take Better Breaks

    February 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Crypto Assets: Rethinking Risk

    October 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.

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    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.

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    How the IKEA Effect Changed Marketing

    August 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?

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    MBA Alternatives: Master's Programs in Organizational Leadership

    July 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.

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    Do the Creative Work and Ship It: How Entrepreneurs Follow Through

    June 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.

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    A Guide to Uncommon Business School Interview Questions

    June 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.