EdTechPost http://edtechpost.com Only useful Education news: Universities, Colleges, Business schools, High schools. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:08:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 MBA Degree Cost http://edtechpost.com/mba-degree-cost/ http://edtechpost.com/mba-degree-cost/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:08:50 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3915 While considering getting an MBA, many people wonder how much they would pay for a full degree program. There’s clearly no specific answer we can give, because the costs vary depending on different factors (i.e. the chosen program and school, financial aid availability, living costs, school-related fees, etc.), but we’re ready to provide you with […]

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While considering getting an MBA, many people wonder how much they would pay for a full degree program. There’s clearly no specific answer we can give, because the costs vary depending on different factors (i.e. the chosen program and school, financial aid availability, living costs, school-related fees, etc.), but we’re ready to provide you with rough estimates so that you get basic understanding of what price range to expect.

Average MBA cost

MBA tuition varies in different schools, but you should generally expect to pay at least $60,000 for a full two-year program. To be honest, normally it’s considerably more than this, because there’re various fees you’ll have to cover as well. And in case your goal is an MBA diploma from one of America’s most prestigious universities, you’ll definitely be required to spend about $100,000 on tuition alone.

But what’s good is that these days you have the choice of taking some business administration classes from famous schools on the Web for free. The experience, of course, won’t be quite the same, and you probably won’t get a diploma afterwards, but you are sure get tremendous value for that price.

Actual costs vs. advertised costs

Remember that for many schools, the advertised tuition cost is lower than the actual amount you’ll be charged if you get in. But there’re several possible cures for that. To learn more about them, keep reading.

Receiving financial aid

If you have great difficulty finding enough money to study for an MBA diploma, you should try to secure a scholarship or a grant. There’re many financial aid opportunities out there, and some aren’t even very competitive. In addition, you might be able to convince your current employer to cover up to half of your tuition costs.

Hopefully, now there’s a clearer idea in your head of how much you’ll have to pay for an MBA and how you can avoid paying the whole sum out of pocket.

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About EMBA http://edtechpost.com/about-emba/ http://edtechpost.com/about-emba/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:24:25 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3911 If you see yourself as a person who’s capable of being in charge of a large department in a corporation, and you want to try out this role in the future, you probably need to learn how to make things run 100% smoothly and perfectly efficiently. Getting an Executive MBA (or EMBA) is what can […]

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If you see yourself as a person who’s capable of being in charge of a large department in a corporation, and you want to try out this role in the future, you probably need to learn how to make things run 100% smoothly and perfectly efficiently. Getting an Executive MBA (or EMBA) is what can help you achieve your goals.

About EMBA

EMBA is a degree program that’s quite similar to an ordinary MBA, but it’s intended to be combined with actual working experience. So, its curriculum normally fits into an employed professional’s schedule. EMBA is designed to improve the knowledge of managers, executives, and generally working business people. Studying on the job is surely effective, but if you add theoretical information to that by going to classes during the evening and on the weekends, you’ll definitely gain more expertise.

EMBA program length

Individuals taking EMBA programs are usually highly motivated, which means most of them manage to complete the required amount of classwork in 2 years, or even less. But of course, there is always flexibility when it comes to the program length, so if necessary you can postpone the completion of courses. However, you should check this on your chosen school’s website as some universities are actually very strict about how long it should take to get a degree. It is sometimes possible to take the entire program or specific courses of it online.

EMBA networking opportunities

What’s best about EMBA and what sets it apart from all other programs is that this kind of training will let you learn from other working managers and executives – your classmates. By making use of such amazing business networking possibilities you can significantly advance your career.

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About Columbia Business School http://edtechpost.com/about-columbia-business-school/ http://edtechpost.com/about-columbia-business-school/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:56:45 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3907 When it comes to the U.S. university rankings, Columbia Business School is always at the top. Its programs tend to place particularly strong emphasis on international management and finance. However, this doesn’t mean the other subjects are neglected – in fact, the school has a lot of alumni to be proud of who currently work […]

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When it comes to the U.S. university rankings, Columbia Business School is always at the top. Its programs tend to place particularly strong emphasis on international management and finance. However, this doesn’t mean the other subjects are neglected – in fact, the school has a lot of alumni to be proud of who currently work in other specializations.

Columbia business programs include the following:

  • MBA
  • Doctoral programs
  • Executive education

Read more about what each program is about below.

MBA programs

All MBA students at this school have two options: they can choose to develop a specific focus in the course of their studies, or just graduate without specializing at any subject. Available concentrations are international business, accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources management, decision risk & operations, finance & economics, marketing, management, real estate, social enterprise, and media. As a preferred teaching method professors of Columbia use a combination of case studies and lectures.

Doctoral programs

This program has a really large workload for a student – it takes about five years to get a degree and complete a doctorate. While studying there, you are generally expected to be ready for full-time attendance – part-time options aren’t available. You have to choose one particular field of study to get a doctorate degree: accounting, management, finance & economics, marketing, or decision risk & operations.

Executive education

At Columbia Business School, you get a choice of a variety of different executive education programs – students can decide between open-enrollment programs, custom programs, as well as not-for-profit business management programs. In all these, there’s a clear emphasis on showing trainees how various subjects programs can be applied outside the classroom. 

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Business School Recommendation Advice http://edtechpost.com/business-school-recommendation-advice/ http://edtechpost.com/business-school-recommendation-advice/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:24:13 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3903 Most business schools require at least two different letters of recommendation to be supplied by each applicant, and some even ask for three. This is a way for the admission committees to get the necessary information which may be missing from your application. For example, your recommendation can tell committee members a lot about your […]

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Most business schools require at least two different letters of recommendation to be supplied by each applicant, and some even ask for three. This is a way for the admission committees to get the necessary information which may be missing from your application. For example, your recommendation can tell committee members a lot about your corporate work and academic achievements, personal traits, and the character in general. Such details, depending on their quality, can further improve your chances of getting in the desired school. Therefore, you should focus a lot of your attention of sending really good, preferably impeccable letters.

Good recommendations for a business school

A truly high-quality recommendation letter must supplement a successful business school application. It usually highlights the applicant’s strengths and provides several specific examples of personal, work-related, and academic accomplishments. It’s also a great idea to have a description of your leadership experience in a recommendation letter, especially if you’re trying to get into a selective MBA degree program.

Choosing a recommender

Obviously, whether your recommendation letter will be good or not highly depends on the recommender. And this is why it’s very important for you to take the time and list every possible candidate for the role. Then, cross out the names of people who may not know you enough to write a great recommendation. Contact the rest and check if they’re willing to provide what you need.

Be careful and resist the temptation to ask a person for a recommendation solely because of their title. Honest, heartfelt, and detailed recommendations are always noticed by admission committee members whereas insincere writing lacking important details can hurt your chances for enrolment. 

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Choosing the Best Business School http://edtechpost.com/choosing-the-best-business-school/ http://edtechpost.com/choosing-the-best-business-school/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:58:07 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3899 Choosing a great business school is quite an important task as your whole professional life might depend upon it. To make the right decision, you should be focused on the following details. The degree All business schools offer different types of degree programs. Sure, there’re certain common similarities, but even two degrees with the same […]

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Choosing a great business school is quite an important task as your whole professional life might depend upon it. To make the right decision, you should be focused on the following details.

The degree

All business schools offer different types of degree programs. Sure, there’re certain common similarities, but even two degrees with the same name may not be the same at two institutions. For instance, which would you personally prefer: a full-time or a part-time program? MBA or bachelor level? Long distance or in-class education? All these questions must be answered by you. And when they are, make sure the school you’re going to apply to offers the kind of a business degree you’ve chosen.

The cost

Tuition can be really costly, especially in a prestigious business school. You should estimate your financial resources and think about how much you’re ready to put into your education. And if a student loan seems to be the only solution to acquiring the necessary funds, you must carefully consider whether you can pay off your loan after you earn your desired degree. To fully understand how much you need for studying at a business school, add the cost of the commute to the campus, books, and the overall cost of living to the tuition sum.

The reputation

Just like medical or law schools, most business schools have almost the same academic content of degree programs, but the education you get still differs. And that’s not only because the quality of teaching varies – the reputation matters a lot, too. Check the best schools that have a kind of a business degree you want and then see in which institution you can afford to study for the next few years.

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