Though many business school applicants know exactly what they want to do – and how much they hope to make – after they graduate from an MBA program, a surprising number apply to school without thinking about how they’ll pay for this expensive degree.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Summer internships between the first and second years of two-year MBA programs are de rigueur at most top business schools – an important component that provides students with valuable hands on experience and can even lead to a post-graduation job. New this year, the Saïd Business School at Oxford University has announced that it is getting in on the internship action. But since the U.K. school features a one-year MBA, its internship program will be one that students complete before they start their studies.
Business Schools Look Beyond Traditional Business Arenas for Role Models for Strategy and Leadership
Top MBA programs including those at Harvard Business School (HBS) and the MIT Sloan School of Management are turning to the likes of Lady Gaga and Shakespeare to provide examples of successful leadership and strategy, according to a recent article in the Toronto Star. In the wake of the financial crisis and the resulting loss of faith in leadership, they’ve had little choice but to look outside the traditional business world in order to continue teaching by example, the Canadian paper suggests.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Businesses revolve around two complementary skill sets: Implementation and Enabling.
Education is an important factor in success. For the top 25 richest individuals in the world, intelligence and education certainly played a vital role in their success, but not all have MBA’s from Ivy League schools. In fact, very few do. Success in the business world comes more from consistent and cumulative learning over a lifetime. Online education can assist in providing just this sort of opportunity. The chance to broaden perspectives, expand your knowledge base, and learn while working are just some of the excellent benefits of online universities. In the near future, it is likely that some of the world’s richest will have been schooled almost entirely online.
These days, it seems like you just can’t find a job that doesn’t require a university education. Even jobs traditionally reserved for the non-college-bound among us now seem to come with a set of qualifying prerequisites. In fact, in today’s economy, even burger-flippers and call center operators can’t evade society’s insistence that every employee receive the training and education to make them optimal members of the workforce.