Blog - Resources for Business School Students

The 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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    What Taylor Swift’s Battle with Private Equity Means for MBAs

    May 12, 2020

    Many MBA students and business school applicants have never heard of the private equity (PE) industry. However, many such folks along with the rest of us are quickly gaining familiarity with this obscure sector. That’s because of intense scrutiny suddenly focused on private equity by a scandal involving one of the biggest names in show business: singer, songwriter, musician, and dancer Taylor Swift.

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    Two Views: University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business

    May 5, 2020

    The conventional wisdom says that online MBAs are for older working professionals, and on-campus MBAs are for recent graduates of bachelor’s programs. The conventional wisdom is wrong. The decision between an online and on-campus MBA is an incredibly individual one, which needs to account for the nuance of a student’s goals, context, and preferences.

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    How Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is Challenging Conventional Business Practices

    April 21, 2020

    What MBA program would teach that it’s OK for a CEO to run not one, but two billion-dollar companies headquartered in the United States on a part-time basis—and do it all while living in Africa?

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    MBA Admissions: A Buyer’s Market or Fire Sale?

    April 13, 2020

    The time to apply to business school is now. It isn’t next month, it isn’t this summer, and it certainly isn’t next fall. This is a “drop what you’re doing and apply” moment, an extraordinary opportunity that most potential MBA and specialized business master’s degree applicants will probably never again experience during their lives.

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    COVID-19 Update: MBA Programs Embrace Online Education

    April 6, 2020

    Discover how business schools are switching to online education because of COVID-19.

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    Amazon Prefers Memos to Presentations: Should MBA Programs Require Writing Courses?

    April 2, 2020

    MBA applicants and students who don’t think writing skills are essential to their career success might want to re-evaluate that opinion. Incredibly, the business that hires more MBAs each year than any other employer around the world—about double the number hired by runner-up McKinsey & Company—forbids presentations.

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    Stung by Shootings, Will Airbnb’s IPO Implode Like WeWork?

    March 25, 2020

    Online platforms can shield their operations under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, meaning that these companies can escape tremendous dimensions of legal accountability, responsibility—and costs.

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    Carlos Ghosn: The Risks of “CEO Disease” & International Assignments for MBAs

    March 23, 2020

    This cautionary tale should serve as a warning to every MBA student around the world not only about the risks of accepting assignments abroad in nations like Japan, but also about the consequences of a mysterious affliction they may face known as “CEO disease.”

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    Can Artificial Intelligence Eliminate Top Jobs for Finance MBAs?

    March 19, 2020

    The tech revolution that eliminated many popular jobs in industries like media and publishing hasn’t yet impacted Wall Street. But because of the threat of artificial intelligence (AI), that situation is about to change.

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    Can Political Innovation Boost America’s Global Competitiveness by Breaking Partisan Gridlock?

    March 16, 2020

    Viewed through the lens of industry rather than political science, can ranked choice voting (RCV) solve partisan gridlock and improve America’s global economy? Economic experts say yes.

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    Seeking Immigration Reform, Business School Deans Write Congress and the President

    March 11, 2020

    In October 2019, the deans of 55 premier business schools and 15 CEOs wrote an open letter to the President and Congressional leaders requesting the immediate relaxation of immigration restrictions on foreign MBA applicants.

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    The Coronavirus: COVID-19’s Effects on Business Schools

    March 6, 2020

    The SARS-CoV 2 virus that causes the COVID-19 coronavirus Disease—the world’s number-one story now and for the foreseeable future—has killed more than 3,350 people and infected more than 100,000 in over 60 nations on all continents except Antarctica.

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    Restructuring PG&E to Encourage Managerial Responsibility

    February 20, 2020

    What is the crucial aspect of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company story that few are talking about? It isn’t about the crisis resulting from California’s massive wildfires or widespread power shutoffs. Instead, it’s a more fundamental issue: the impact that the ownership of a public utility exerts on the ethical conduct and responsibility of its managers.

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    From MBA to Amazon to Career Independence? The Rise of E-Commerce Consulting Careers

    February 10, 2020

    Working for Amazon provides an opportunity to acquire inside information that is highly scarce, extremely valuable, and readily monetizable—even early on in one’s career. That inside track can rapidly enable an MBA to become a successful independent consultant.

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    Femme-BAs: How Purdue’s Krannert School of Management Wins with Women

    February 4, 2020

    A report by McKinsey, a consulting firm, estimated that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP over a ten-year period simply by advancing women’s equality. If businesses recognize the value of diversity and inclusion, shouldn’t an MBA program recognize that, too?