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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    The New Harvard Business School Online and the Future of Education

    July 12, 2019

    Dr. Joshua Kim, the director of digital learning initiatives at Dartmouth College’s Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), wrote “the rebranding of HBX to Harvard Business School Online is a signal that online education has well and truly arrived. For those of us in the online education game, Harvard Business School rebranding to embrace online is a great development.”

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    Femme-BAs: How the Foster School of Business Wins with Women

    July 10, 2019

    Many business schools still have demographics in the student body and faculty that seem pulled from the previous century. In Foster’s eyes, however, the concepts of diversity and inclusion aren’t a sidebar but rather they’re core tenets of what it means to be an innovative and contemporary business school.

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    Why Older Professionals Enroll in MBA Programs

    July 8, 2019

    In some cases, age comes with benefits. And when applying for an MBA program, work experience matters a lot. Acceptance rates at top business schools can be higher for older professionals.

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    B-Skills: An Interview with Author Beth Smith on Hiring for Attributes

    June 26, 2019

    Beth Smith set out to learn how to conduct more effective interviews and in her research, she created a framework and science for interviewing and hiring the right people. She discovered that most managers do not know what questions to ask and what answers to listen for, making the interview process excessively ineffective.

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    Femme-BAs: How Rutgers Business School Wins with Women

    June 7, 2019

    Experts agree that moving toward gender equality is not only the right thing to do but it’s the smart thing to do. So shouldn’t MBA programs—where women frequently make up less than 38 percent of the student body—be focused on achieving it?

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    B-Skills: An Interview with a Professor on the Importance of Communication

    June 5, 2019

    The realization that softer skills are a key variable in the success of a business is not new. Business schools around the world have been teaching students best-practices in administration, management, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship for decades.

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    Small Colleges with an Impressive Business Faculty

    May 31, 2019

    These 15 business professors work at small colleges and have demonstrated expertise in their fields gained through years of study and research, field experience, and service.

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    What Can You Do with a Healthcare MBA?

    May 29, 2019

    For MBA grads who want to work for healthcare startups, opportunity knocks. That’s because an increasing number of startups are suddenly raising more capital in initial public offerings (IPOs) then at any time since the dot-com bubble two decades ago.

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    Business Schools with an Exceptional Entrepreneurship Department & Faculty

    May 28, 2019

    These 15 entrepreneurship professors have demonstrated expertise gained through years of industry experience and academic scholarship. Their contributions consist of innovative research, an extensive record of published works, teaching excellence, and other achievements recognized through honors and awards.

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    Two Views, One Business School: UF’s Warrington College of Business

    May 7, 2019

    Forget the old school stereotypes: a school’s MBA program, whether on-campus or online, can cater to a wide spectrum of personal contexts. UF’s Warrington College of Business is no exception.

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    Is an MBA Admissions Consultant Worth It?

    April 25, 2019

    Few topics seem as controversial among applicants to MBA programs as the use of graduate admissions consultants. These consultants help optimize the chances of acceptance for their clients, who are typically candidates applying to highly selective business schools.

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    How to Crack the Personal Interview for the MBA

    April 23, 2019

    There are various interview tips to help aspiring MBA students secure a spot, including open, invitation-only, blind and behavioral interviews; the STAR, PAR and CAR structured response techniques; response strategies for the most common MBA interview questions; and a preparation method.

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    Femme-BAs: How Olin Business School Wins with Women

    April 16, 2019

    According to a 2018 Financial Times report, Washington University’s Olin Business School is fourth in the world when it comes to gender inclusion, putting it several spots ahead of the traditional rankings’ top picks such as Wharton, Kellogg, and Booth.

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    Two Views, One Business School: ASU’s W.P. Carey MBA Programs

    March 28, 2019

    The conventional wisdom goes something like this: you go to a full-time on-campus program If you’re fresh out of undergrad, and you enroll in a part-time online program if you’re a working professional. The conventional wisdom, however, is woefully inadequate.

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    Business Schools with an Outstanding Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Faculty

    March 7, 2019

    These outstanding universities and enterprise resource planning (ERP) professors have been recognized for their knowledge and contributions to the field. Their contributions include teaching excellence, innovative research, a significant body of published works, and leadership in professional organizations.