EdTechPost http://edtechpost.com Only useful Education news: Universities, Colleges, Business schools, High schools. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:13:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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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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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