EdTechPost http://edtechpost.com Only useful Education news: Universities, Colleges, Business schools, High schools. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:02:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 About Accelerated MBA Programs http://edtechpost.com/about-accelerated-mba-programs/ http://edtechpost.com/about-accelerated-mba-programs/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:02:52 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3935 Accelerated MBA programs are basically ordinary MBAs, but more fast-paced. They are designed primarily for busy students who have important activities outside of school, yet they would like to earn a business degree. These people don’t have the time to go through the regular MBA program, which is typically 2 years long. Instead of that, […]

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Accelerated MBA programs are basically ordinary MBAs, but more fast-paced. They are designed primarily for busy students who have important activities outside of school, yet they would like to earn a business degree. These people don’t have the time to go through the regular MBA program, which is typically 2 years long. Instead of that, they go for the condensed version on it – accelerated MBAs. This fast-track alternative requires only one year of studies, and after the period you get just as good a diploma as that of a normal MBA graduate who’s dedicated 2 years to studying business.

How fast is the program?

It depends on the school you select, but as a general rule, accelerated MBA programs are completed in 10-15 months. While the period is not that long, you need to be there the whole time. This means, you are expected to attend your business school full time for the year that you’re getting your MBA.

Who are accelerated MBA programs offered by?

A while ago, accelerated MBAs weren’t so wide-spread, and they were only popular in Europe, where lots of Master’s programs were actually shortened to fit a 1-year studying period. In the EU, education acceleration is still an important trend, even after a few decades. And some other countries have decided to follow their example, as well. Therefore, these days you can find accelerated MBA programs as a norm in over 90% of accredited schools of business worldwide.

Accelerated MBA pros vs. cons

In conclusion, these programs are great for people who want to spend minimum time and money on receiving an MBA and move on to work life. However, if you want to enjoy your school period and have plenty of opportunities to network, study abroad, and do internships, you may be better off with an ordinary program.

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Reasons to Choose a Business Major http://edtechpost.com/reasons-to-choose-a-business-major/ http://edtechpost.com/reasons-to-choose-a-business-major/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:17:11 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3931 Here’s what a business major is like. These are the most attractive qualities of it that you should consider before applying to a specialized school. A practical university major Everybody is trying to get education they can actually use in the regular life. To play it safe, we look at how practical a major is […]

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Here’s what a business major is like. These are the most attractive qualities of it that you should consider before applying to a specialized school.

  • A practical university major

Everybody is trying to get education they can actually use in the regular life. To play it safe, we look at how practical a major is before applying for it. So, if you think of business from this perspective, it’s surely a good choice. That’s simply because it’s undoubtedly a great major for future employment. In almost every organization, there’s need for business majors that will help the company to prosper. As long as you have the skills for achieving high results demanded by the local firms, you won’t be out of work.

  • A flexible university major

One of the best things about majoring in business is that it doesn’t limit your employment options to one field. There are all types of businesses in the world, which means you can apply your skills in different kinds of organizations. It’s actually up to you to tweak your major by taking the classes that suit your abilities most and to find an interesting employment opportunity after you’ve completed the studies.

  • An ever-trendy university major

The graduates of business schools are probably among the most in-demand professionals after university studies. It’s a major that doesn’t go useless after a while – it’s always in trend. New employees are needed in businesses all the time. So, when applying for such a major, you don’t have to worry about whether or not it will be useful in a few years when you actually graduate with your degree. 

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Are You a Strong MBA Candidate? http://edtechpost.com/are-you-a-strong-mba-candidate/ http://edtechpost.com/are-you-a-strong-mba-candidate/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:13:57 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3927 To succeed at enrolling in an MBA program, you should know what kind of candidates admissions committees are usually after. In a nutshell, their aim is to build a dynamic and diverse group of ambitious young people who aren’t afraid of taking initiative. So, your task is simply to prove that you fit all these […]

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To succeed at enrolling in an MBA program, you should know what kind of candidates admissions committees are usually after. In a nutshell, their aim is to build a dynamic and diverse group of ambitious young people who aren’t afraid of taking initiative. So, your task is simply to prove that you fit all these requirements well. Nobody wants to accept a person with a cookie-cutter personality in an MBA program – your individuality should really show. Besides original ideas and leadership character traits, candidates must have the following:

A clean academic record

All business schools, including top-tier ones, filter MBA candidates on the basis of their undergraduate transcripts. You have very little chances to make the cut if your previous school performance is rather poor. Surely, applicants aren’t required to have 4.0 GPA’s, but you should aim for at least 3.0. Also, academic background may count – at some schools, business major applicants have better chances than, for instance, people with a bachelor’s in nursing.

Work experience

Strong MBA candidates are typically ones with interesting work experience from the post-undergraduate level. Leadership or management experience, of course, is very valuable, but your previous job doesn’t have to be connected precisely with business. Any position where you got to be in charge of a group is likely to be a great addition to your application.

Career goals

Finally, as graduate schools are very expensive, admission committee members are aware of young people’s concerns about employment. They want to ensure you won’t drop out halfway because of financial difficulties, and that you will actually apply knowledge from your MBA in practice. Therefore, be ready with points explaining why you’ve chosen this path and what you plan to do for a living when you get the degree.

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What Can Business School Rankings Be Used for? http://edtechpost.com/what-can-business-school-rankings-be-used-for/ http://edtechpost.com/what-can-business-school-rankings-be-used-for/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:57:09 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3923 Individuals and organizations have been ranking universities for decades. Should you rely on their data when choosing between business schools? That’s a tricky matter, because rankings can often be very misleading. Sure, they are helpful when you have to choose between two almost similar options, but when your choices are very different, a ranking can […]

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Individuals and organizations have been ranking universities for decades. Should you rely on their data when choosing between business schools? That’s a tricky matter, because rankings can often be very misleading. Sure, they are helpful when you have to choose between two almost similar options, but when your choices are very different, a ranking can give one school an unfair advantage/disadvantage over the other. Let’s discuss the subject and try to see how rankings can actually affect your decision.

Do rankings impact business schools?

Surely, business school rankings compiled by influential journals have a major impact on schools themselves. For example, many universities now even employ a group of full-time specialists whose job is specifically devoted to improving the overall status of the university. According to some experts, this is a ridiculous attempt at influencing the ratings, and they claim the effort is just not worth it, because it hardly ever brings results. But judging by the fact that schools keep paying these employees, they probably see some positive changes in the status.

Should applicants use these rankings when choosing a school?

Undoubtedly, you should pay attention to the ranking of a business school if you’re planning to apply to it. But don’t base this serious decision entirely on these subjective ratings. Sure, a good ranking may indicate that a school has good connections and that its graduates are sought after. However, if one of the schools you’re considering is just a little below the other, it is no big deal, and you won’t see the difference when you’re studying there.

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Free MBA Program http://edtechpost.com/free-mba-program/ http://edtechpost.com/free-mba-program/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:15:09 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3919 Getting a free MBA probably sounds too good to actually be true, but you can indeed get a well-rounded education in the business field without paying for it. Thanks to the Internet, anyone can be educated without even coming to a university and sitting at lectures in auditoriums. Some of the world’s best institutions offer […]

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Getting a free MBA probably sounds too good to actually be true, but you can indeed get a well-rounded education in the business field without paying for it. Thanks to the Internet, anyone can be educated without even coming to a university and sitting at lectures in auditoriums. Some of the world’s best institutions offer totally free business courses and allow students to complete them at their personal convenience. These lessons are usually self-guided, which means you get to study at your own pace independently.

Let’s talk about free learning opportunities on the Web by subject.

Accounting

Basic accounting procedures are important for business students to understand. And that’s not only true about those who’re planning to build a career as an accountant. Every company as well as ordinary individual uses accounting in their day-to-day operations. That’s why you need to take these great free MBA-level courses.

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Bookkeeping Course

Marketing

Marketing and advertising are extremely important for any firm selling a service or product. It’s especially crucial to know these subjects for new entrepreneurs, who is just at the beginning of establishing their permanent customer base. Now, here are a few marketing courses you can try for free:  

  • Marketing 101
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Principles of Marketing

Management

In the business world it is absolutely necessary for a business owner to be a productive and effective manager. So, taking leadership courses and those that teach you to manage others will do a world of good to you. Here are some great free Web-based classes to try:

  • Leadership Lab
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Management and Leadership

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