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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.
Why MBA Jobs in 2021 Depend on Federal Budget ReconciliationFebruary 2, 2021
Typically, about 80 to 90 percent of MBA students receive job offers before graduation. But with Covid-19 dragging down the economy, this isn’t a typical year. A Poets and Quants report shows that during 2020, job offers plummeted across the board at 22 of the top 25 graduate business schools across the United States.
The No GMAT Movement Gains Traction During Covid-19January 19, 2021
Not since 1953—when Educational Testing Service first proposed an admissions test to a handful of elite business schools—have so many MBA programs accepted applicants without requiring any admissions tests from them.
How to Apply For and Win MBA ScholarshipsJanuary 12, 2021
When it comes to MBA scholarships, a knowledge gap exists. One of the world’s foremost experts on graduate management education, John Byrne of Poets and Quants, points out that business schools which give the most money in MBA scholarships typically trumpet that fact in the press. Less generous business schools tend to be much more quiet about their scholarship funding, although analysts can infer their annual budgets and student awards from other sources.
The Ultimate Supply Chain Challenge, Part Two: Pfizer’s Factories, Freezer Farms & Frigid FlightsDecember 17, 2020
Then, we answered the one question on everyone’s minds: why the vaccine’s two pioneering technologies—messenger RNA encoding and lipid encapsulation—require Pfizer to store and ship its vaccine at the never-before-attempted arctic temperature of minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. To accomplish this logistics feat, the drugmaker developed a workaround. It took the form of an ultracold distribution and packaging system that preserves the company’s control over as much of the supply chain as possible.
The Ultimate Supply Chain Challenge, Part One: Ultracold Storage & Shipping for Pfizer's Covid VaccineDecember 16, 2020
Pfizer’s extreme cold requirement stems from the firm’s need to preserve a novel ingredient never before used in a vaccine. And the rapid development technology that enabled Pfizer and Moderna to bring their vaccines to market before other competitors also relies on this ingredient—a naturally-occurring component of cell biology known as “messenger RNA,” or mRNA.
Suddenly, Everyone Wants an MBANovember 5, 2020
Applications to MBA and specialized business master’s degree programs are exploding. For the first time since the Great Recession in 2009, applications to MBA and business master’s programs are surging at almost every university in every region of the world.
Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs & Small Business OwnersOctober 19, 2020
Whether you’re thinking of starting your first business, looking for ways to scale up one you’ve already gotten off the ground, or trying to figure out what project to leap to next, there are thousands of hours of quality content out there to provide you the insights you need.
Two Views: The Ball State University Miller College of BusinessOctober 9, 2020
Consider Ball State University’s Miller College of Business. Their MBA options are some of the most flexible in the country, with online, on-campus, and blended formats available along with ten different concentrations.
Management Consulting Firms & Business Ethics: A Troubling RelationshipOctober 1, 2020
Although most of us typically think of management consulting firms as advisors who recommend solutions for the most challenging problems facing top management, some client companies may also attempt to use the consulting firm to perform another, less well-known function.
Will Business Schools Offer Discounted Tuition Due to Covid-19?September 25, 2020
As soon as the pandemic hit in March 2020, business schools shut down their buildings and substituted remote instruction. Suddenly, even elite programs like the Stanford Graduate School of Business that lacked previous investments in online MBA education were forced to substitute Zoom video lectures slapped together at the last minute.
Business School Campuses & Covid-19, Part TwoSeptember 11, 2020
After exploring the four risks of keeping business schools open for in-person classes, we cover the growing number of MBA professors who have signed petitions to move their courses online, as well as why distance-based coursework should be the new standard until this pandemic is no longer a threat.
Business School Campuses & Covid-19, Part OneSeptember 7, 2020
These initiatives demonstrate the big budgets business schools are investing to create an illusion of security and safety surrounding Covid-19 so that MBA students will pay them the kinds of high tuition they’ve always paid.
Are Businesses Engaged in Covid-19 Pandemic Profiteering?September 1, 2020
Executives associated with pharmaceutical companies working on drugs targeting the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to have cracked the code unlocking multimillion-dollar compensation during the Covid-19 era.
Why MBA Entrepreneurs Should Launch Covid-19 Rapid Test StartupsAugust 27, 2020
For MBA students who want to launch startup firms with classmates during 2020 and 2021, demand for a new innovation developed in response to the pandemic is attracting attention. Besides providing a potentially lucrative market opportunity, widespread adoption of this innovation—known as rapid diagnostic testing or RDT—could stop the pandemic cold within only a few months.
6 Finance Tips for Students During COVID-19August 27, 2020
Whether you are returning to campus, taking classes virtually, or pausing your education until the pandemic has passed, there are essential steps you can take to achieve or maintain financial stability. Discover 6 tips for ensuring financial health during the pandemic in order to position yourself for future success.