Category | Education

Full-time Job After Graduation or Start Work on an M.B.A

Posted on 18 October 2009

Should you get a full-time job after graduation or start work on an M.B.A.? The answer depends on whom you ask. Students who go directly to graduate business school insist they get a lot out of their studies without working first. But many business-school officials don’t agree. Many M.B.A. programs require students to work for [...]

How to Prepare for MBA Interview

Posted on 17 October 2009

Essential Preparation Tips Assume the interviewer will be evaluating you and prepare by heeding these suggestions: “Know thyself.” Review your resume and ask yourself, “Why have I chosen to do the things I’ve done?” says Ms. Lannin. Asking yourself “why?” about each professional move may be the best way to prepare. Be able to articulate [...]

MBA Admission Interviews

Posted on 17 October 2009

Before you’re accepted to your chosen master’s of business administration program, you’ll need to jump through multiple hoops. For many applicants, b-school interviews are the most stressful leap of all. Typically, these sessions last 30 minutes to an hour and are designed to assess qualities that aren’t easily detected on your written application. “We’re using [...]

Should You Work Before B-School?

Posted on 16 October 2009

Harold Burden is the type of person who hates to postpone important tasks. So when he neared college graduation, he was uncomfortable with the prospect of working for several years before starting his graduate business degree. Mr. Burden opted not to work full time and began looking for a business school that would waive the [...]

B-Schools Seek Boost By Targeting Women

Posted on 14 October 2009

Fear of math and muggers. That, in a nutshell, is what Don Martin sees as his biggest obstacle to attracting more women to the M.B.A. program at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, where he is associate dean for enrollment management. With women accounting for only a quarter of full-time enrollment, Chicago lags [...]

What to Expect in A Grad School Interview

Posted on 13 October 2009

While searching for the right business school, Barbara Rossmiller interviewed with a student member of the admissions committee at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Durham, N.C. Admissions interviews are recommended but not required at Fuqua. But Rossmiller’s experience was so positive that she decided to focus on studying at the respected b-school. She’s [...]

Graduate School Letters of Recommendation – Recommendation Letter

Posted on 13 June 2009

Letters of recommendation are essential to your success. Most graduate programs–and many job opportunities–require letters of recommendation. Think it’s easy to get them? Don’t underestimate their importance. Even though your transcripts, test scores, and personal pleas are vital to getting into the top school or company, a glowing letter of recommendation can make up for [...]

Getting the Third Degree

Posted on 17 March 2009

Does online education really measure up? Why sit in a classroom when you can boot up your PC in the comfort of your home and participate in anything from a single course to a full degree-bound academic program? Michael Fortier will attest to that. Fortier, 38, has been enrolled in online degree programs since 1999 [...]

Tech Education Opens Career Doors for Working Adults

Posted on 08 March 2009

For people without a bachelor’s or advanced degree, the idea of competing for jobs against those with “BA,” “BS,” or the dreaded “MBA” behind their names, is not appealing. However, with technological advances in nearly every business and industry, new needs have emerged, giving people without degrees the opportunity to build a career with vocational [...]

The Economics of Education

Posted on 07 March 2009

Cost and effect in the business community. What’s the safest investment for today’s twenty- and thirty-somethings? Probably education. But make no mistake, expanding one’s brainpower is a costly enterprise. Now the tight economy has made career prospects especially lucrative–and the number of applicants at many top business schools has reportedly dropped off. Though distance learning [...]