EdTechPost http://edtechpost.com Only useful Education news: Universities, Colleges, Business schools, High schools. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:24:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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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Applying to Business Schools http://edtechpost.com/applying-to-business-schools/ http://edtechpost.com/applying-to-business-schools/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:52:55 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3895 When applying to any business school, you will learn that the admissions process is rather extensive. In addition, as most schools are extremely selective, you will have to prepare for the application in advance. A variety of factors matters when a school determines whether you fit with the program. Here is what you should certainly […]

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When applying to any business school, you will learn that the admissions process is rather extensive. In addition, as most schools are extremely selective, you will have to prepare for the application in advance. A variety of factors matters when a school determines whether you fit with the program. Here is what you should certainly do to ensure you can enroll.

Apply to the chosen school early

Applying to the chosen school early is a good beginning. Most schools have about two-three application rounds, and you should try to apply in the first one because this palpably increases your chances of being accepted.

Ensure your GPA is high

Applicants’ grade point average matters a lot in the application process. In many good schools, those who enroll have approximately 3.5 GPA. But if you have lower grades, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will fail. Just make sure all the other parts of your application make up for the low GPA.

Score high on GMAT

The GMAT is a standardized American exam used by major business schools to assess the students before accepting them to an MBA program. It is aimed at measuring basic mathematical, analytical writing, and verbal skills. GMAT totals may range in the 200-800 interval. 400-600 scores are good, but the median score for top business school applicants is 700 and up.

Write an excellent application essay

Essays are your most important opportunity to prove to your chosen school that you’re a strong candidate for their program. Some business schools require students to write up to 7 essays, each between 2 and 4 thousand words.

Practice your interview skills

Every business school has its own interview procedure. No matter what it is, it’s important to prepare for this part of the admission process, just like for the GMAT. A good interview usually doesn’t guarantee acceptance, but bad interviews definitely close the doors of business schools for applicants.

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About the MBA Degree http://edtechpost.com/about-the-mba-degree/ http://edtechpost.com/about-the-mba-degree/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3891 The MBA is a really popular postgraduate degree. It’s awarded to students who’ve mastered the business studies and became professionals. The MBA degree is doubtlessly among the most prestigious degrees in the world. Students of business administration programs study both the theory and application of management and business principles. Learning this kind of subjects equips […]

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The MBA is a really popular postgraduate degree. It’s awarded to students who’ve mastered the business studies and became professionals. The MBA degree is doubtlessly among the most prestigious degrees in the world. Students of business administration programs study both the theory and application of management and business principles. Learning this kind of subjects equips beginner businessmen with specific knowledge that can actually be applied to a whole variety of real-world situations, not only related to organizations.

Why do people pursue MBA degrees?

The most important reason to attend school these days is to increase the salary potential as well as advance your career. As graduates with an MBA degree are all eligible for the lucrative positions that wouldn’t be offered to people with only a diploma from high school, such a degree is almost guaranteed to boost students’ earning potential.

In most cases, MBA degrees are required for senior management and executive positions. There are certain companies that don’t even consider the applicants who haven’t studied business administration at school. So, it makes sense for those who want to make it in the corporate world to earn an MBA degree.

MBA degree types

There is a variety of MBA degree, and here are the most common specializations:

  • Business management
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information systems
  • Risk management
  • Human resources management
  • E-commerce
  • Economics
  • Operations management
  • Global management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Technology management

The cost of an MBA degree

Getting MBA degrees have always been expensive. In some schools, the cost of an MBA exceeds the average yearly salary four times. Of course, tuition costs may vary not only depending on the school, but also on the basis of the program. Luckily, in some cases financial aid is provided to MBA students. 

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Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools http://edtechpost.com/ap-us-microsoft-bing-in-classrooms/ http://edtechpost.com/ap-us-microsoft-bing-in-classrooms/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:32:01 +0000 http://edtechpost.com/?p=3870

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

The program is meant to create a safer online environment for children, but also promote use of Bing, which trails market leader Google.

Microsoft Corp. is also giving away a first-generation Surface tablet computer to schools where community members sign up to use the ad-supported version of Bing outside of the school.

The program is tailored so that 60 parents and friends who do 30 Bing searches a day can earn their school a Surface in a little over a month. There is no limit on the number of Surface devices a school can earn.

Microsoft has some unsold inventory of the first generation Surface in stock after booking a large write-down on the devices last year.

Matt Wallaert, a Microsoft employee who created the “Bing in the Classroom” program, said the company hopes that some of the program’s goodwill leads to more Bing usage.

“We absolutely are an ad-supported business, but we think that schools are not the time and place for that,” he said. “Obviously we hope that parents will hear that message and want to use Bing at home.”

Google Inc. doesn’t offer the same ad-free search experience for schools.

Microsoft also has created some 500 lesson plans that encourage the use of search to answer questions. The questions aren’t the kind that can be answered by just typing them into the search field.

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