Day: February 17, 2019

What Is The Future For The Two-Year MBA?

February 17, 2019

In May, the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business will graduate its final MBA cohort. After 57 years, the school’s flagship business master’s program, which was hemorrhaging cash as student numbers dwindled, is shutting down. Tippie made its shock announcement in 2017. It caused uproar among students, staff, and alumni, who reckoned their expensive […]

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This Is The Secret To Getting Into W. P. Carey’s MBA Program

February 17, 2019

MBA applications for the next academic year are in full swing. Amidst those late nights of GMAT prep, refining your interview etiquette, and staring at essay questions over and over, there’s one question on everyone’s minds: how can you really know what admissions directors are looking for? At Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of […]

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How Do I Write An Effective MBA Application?

February 17, 2019

It’s time for another Applicant Question of the Week at BusinessBecause! Every week, we give you the opportunity to ask one of our chosen admissions experts anything you want to know about getting into business school. One question each week is chosen for our expert to answer. This week’s question comes from MBA applicant Abhishek Singla (pictured). Abhishek […]

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The Business Schools With The Highest MBA Salaries

February 17, 2019

Considering the amount an average MBA student invests in their degree, it’s hardly surprising that post-MBA salary is a big focus for prospective students. Nearly a fifth of students identify a ‘return on investment’ as an important factor when choosing schools. Students need the promise of a post-MBA salary spike to pay off tuition fees alone, which […]

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How Two Public School Districts Are Improving K-12 Education For Military Children

February 17, 2019

In central Missouri, Knob Noster Public Schools and nearby Whiteman Air Force Base have formed a powerful partnership. Beyond strong classroom instruction, they prioritize access to specialized classes like Advanced Placement courses, as well as athletic programs and extracurricular activities like JROTC.PHOTO COURTESY OF KNOB NOSTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS Members of the military who have school-age […]

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Why I Chose A Specialized Master’s Degree Over An MBA

February 17, 2019

While the MBA is still king in the world of graduate business education, students are increasingly becoming interested in master’s programs as an alternative to the traditional MBA. According to research from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), almost half (46%) of all applicants to business programs are considering both an MBA and a business-related master’s degree, with […]

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MBA Students Are Exploring Careers With A Social Impact

February 17, 2019

The nonprofit sphere is becoming an increasingly popular option for MBAs—according to QS, 7.3% of MBA applicants hoped to start a career in nonprofit or charity work, higher than those aiming for the pharmaceutical industry (4.2%) or real estate (5.5%). The Full-Time MBA at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business prioritizes a tight-knit, supportive community […]

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Staffing Company and Coding School Partner to Provide Education and a Job, All in One

February 17, 2019

The ongoing debate about whether college is worth the cost centers on one factor: tuition costs. The discussion all but ignores the equally and perhaps more critical component of opportunity costs. Lost wages while attending college—or people’s inability to forgo income to pursue education—presents perhaps the most significant cost barrier to many of today’s students. […]

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Facebook Buys Into Blockchain, Sparks Learning About Ledgers

February 17, 2019

Facebook recently hired the researchers from University College Londonbehind blockchain startup Chainspace. The acqui-hire confirms the social media giant’s interest in smart contracts and crypto-payments. Facebook executive and former PayPal President David Marcus leads Facebook’s growing blockchain group which has over 10 job openings. “When they’re ready to launch publicly, Facebook entering the blockchain space will certainly validate what many of […]

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Why You Should Cultivate A Learning Culture To Impact Employee Well-Being

February 17, 2019

In my role at TotalWellness, I talk a lot about how employee wellness programs should be designed with the “whole person” in mind. But what does that really look like? In the most general sense, it means helping people be the best version of themselves. That means going beyond just focusing on diet and fitness […]

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