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Last Updated Nov 30, 2016 by

Professor to Know: Alex Edmans, London Business School

There’s one thing that every top business school around the world has in common: impressive faculty. That’s because MBA programs know that their offerings are only as exceptional as their professors, and that’s definitely the case at the London Business School (LBS). Faculty at LBS are at the forefront of innovative business thinking. They’re influential business leaders, managers and policy makers who conduct world-class research and teach topnotch courses. In fact, according to a recent review published in 2014, London Business School received a top four rating for its research performance. And there’s no better representation of LBS’s faculty than Professor of... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 24, 2016 by

Top MBA Recruiters: Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is one of the largest and best known management consulting firms in the world. It has 85 offices in 48 countries, employs more than 12,000 employees and is consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for. Just this year, Fortune Magazine ranked BCG third overall. And for MBAs, BCG almost always shows up on the dream job list. Founded in 1963, BCG is a global firm worth an estimated $5 billion in revenue each year. Its headquarters is in—you guessed it—Boston, Massachusetts, but MBAs can expect to work in offices across the globe.... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2016 by

Starting a Career in Tech After Your MBA

When getting your MBA, it’s easy to get caught up in the herd mentality. With hoards of classmates heading off to meet with top consulting firms or pursuing careers in investment banking, it can be tempting to simply go with the flow. But while many business school students do choose careers in finance or consulting, those industries are not your only options. Tech opportunities are exploding in a big way. In fact, 12 percent of MBAs accepted a job in the industry in 2015, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) annual Global Management Education Graduate Survey Report.  ... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 by

New Court Decision Allows MBA Tax Deductions

Thanks to a recent court decision in the case of Kopaigora v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, students enrolled in an MBA program—particularly an Executive MBA (EMBA)—can now deduct more education expenses from their taxes. While the case can’t be appealed or formerly cited as precedent, there’s no doubt that the outcome will be influential for the IRS and MBA students all over the United States. It’s a big win considering the fact that in 2015, around 12,000 students were enrolled in EMBA programs according to the Executive MBA Council, and 75 percent of those students paid for all or part of... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 by

Top MBA Recruiters: Deloitte

If there’s one thing that every MBA grad has in common, it’s the desire for a great job after graduation. While that concept is different in execution for each individual, there’s no doubt that Deloitte would top the list. It was just named by LinkedIn as the 13th most sought after company to work for. According to the 2015 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting topped the list of intended industries for both millennial and Gen X respondents (drawing 41 percent and 27 percent respectively). And while the big three consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 17, 2016 by

Foster School MBA Offers Outstanding Value

There’s no reason a top MBA program can’t be affordable. While the average MBA student debt exceeds $100,000 for many top-ranked schools, that’s not the case at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. MBA graduates from the Foster School can expect just $35,104 in debt; that’s over $3,000 less than last year. And that lower debt doesn’t mean less opportunity. Foster grads have one of the highest job placement rates and highest salaries, averaging 95.6% in employment and $118,405 in earnings. The reason for the Foster School’s affordability is because the school has been able to offer more MBA scholarships... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 3, 2016 by

Hot MBA Jobs: Financial Manager

If you’re looking for a hot, fast growing, and in-demand job, then you should consider a career in Finance. According to the U.S. News, becoming a Financial Manager post-MBA is one of the smartest decisions you can make. The projected growth rate is 30 percent between 2014-2024, and it’s ranked as the #4 Best Business Job. As for MBAs, more than 8 in 10 (84 percent) of finance and accounting firms plan to hire MBA graduates in 2016, and 24 percent of all alumni obtained a job in finance/accounting—making it the most sought-after job field. One of the reasons a... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 by

Meet a Rotman MBA Alum Changing U.S. Literacy

There’s no doubt that the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has an impressive list of MBA alums. The Financial Times has ranked it as the #1 Business School in Canada for the tenth year in a row, and that’s just the start. Recently, Forbes interviewed Sage Salvo, Founder of Words Liive and a Rotman MBA alum. Salvo’s story started in the D.C. Public School system where he performed well, thanks to his gifted classes. However, when he moved schools, suddenly he stopped being so engaged and almost failed 8th grade. It was all because he couldn’t connect with the school materials or interact with... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 21, 2016 by

The ROI of a Technology Management MBA from the Foster School

If you’re considering earning a Technology Management MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, there are many resources including The TMMBA ROI Blog Series to help you out. Throughout the series, the Foster School has dissected the value of the TMMBA program by interviewing a team of panelists.   Technology MBA ROI Blog Series Blog 1 The first blog introduced the group of five panelists, all alums of the program. The panelists included: Mike McCarter: A 2014 graduate and the current Director of Online Operations at Microsoft. Amitai Rottem: A 2014 grad who became an entrepreneur after the TMMBA program. Bhaskar Dutt: A... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 10, 2016 by

Two Rotman MBAs Named as Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs has recognized two Rotman School of Management MBA graduates. A third Rotman MBA was ranked as a rising entrepreneur to watch and a fourth company, co-founded by a Rotman MBA, placed #1 in the ranking. The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking and awards program is Canada’s largest celebration of women entrepreneurs. Each year, it ranks the top 100 female entrepreneurs by a score that takes into account the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage. Winners are honored in the June 2016 issue of Canadian Business magazine, as well as throughout the year on Chatelaine.com and... Read more »

Last Updated May 2, 2016 by

Hot MBA Jobs: Product Manager

A decade ago, the top job choice for MBA grads was consulting. Now, the new “sexy” and coveted position is that of the product manager. It’s a role that allows MBAs to combine marketing, design and problem-solving—all the elements that an MBA grad loves. In fact, top MBA programs at schools such as Harvard Business School, Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and Kellogg School of Management are offering new courses and programs designed for a career in product management. It’s so attractive because being a Product Manager is considered a mini-CEO job, where candidates become the CEO of the... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 19, 2016 by

Why MBAs Still Flock to Morgan Stanley

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Joining an elite investment bank such as JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley or Goldman Sachs is the ultimate goal for many MBA graduates. The good news is that these elite institutions are hiring more MBAs than ever, despite ongoing job cuts and restructuring across the investment bank industry. In 2014, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) revealed that 26 percent of MBAs landed a job in finance/accounting—more than any other industry. And in 2015, overall employment within the financial services sector rose from 35 percent to nearly 37... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 7, 2016 by

The Growth of International Indian MBA Students

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Increase in Indian MBA Students It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that top MBA programs are being flooded with applications from Indian candidates. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, the number of Indians taking the GMAT increased by nearly 20 percent from 2010 to 2012, and more than half of those GMAT scores were sent to American business schools. In fact, from 2012 to 2013 a total of 25,268 Indians took the GMAT, third in the world behind the United States (90,541) and China (53,005). Though... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 8, 2016 by

Executives with an MBA: 5 Success Stories

This story has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Recently, MBA programs have received a lot of criticism. Many business leaders and experts have claimed that the necessity of an MBA to achieve success is a myth. However, while there are examples of successful people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, who didn’t complete university, there are also many examples of compelling executives with an MBA. First, let’s take a look at executives with MBAs compared to those without an MBA. A study by Chief Executive Magazine and Applied Finance Group looked at a... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 27, 2016 by

Tips for the MBA Reapplication Process from UCLA’s Anderson School

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. It’s MBA application season! For some students it’s all good news from here, for others, rough waters are ahead. If you’ve already received a rejection letter from your top MBA program choice, there’s no reason to panic. There’s always the possibility of reapplying to your number one program. To make sure you have the best chance of success, we spoke with Jessica Chung, associate director of MBA admissions at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She offered some valuable insight into the rejection and MBA reapplication process at... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 29, 2015 by

The Consortium: Promoting Minorities in American Business and Business Schools for 50 Years

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Fewer than 8 percent of the 10,000 MBA students who graduate from top-tier business schools are African-American, Native American or Hispanic American. And according to a recent BloombergBusiness article, “corporate recruiters consistently bemoan the lack of qualified candidates of color, and they’re willing to pay a premium to nonwhite (and non-Asian) new hires.” In fact, among American MBA candidates, African-Americans and Hispanics who accepted jobs by April 2014 earned around $2,000 more per year than white and Asian grads, BloombergBusiness reports. The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is working... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 21, 2015 by

An In-Depth Look at the Forté Foundation for Women MBAs

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, metromba.com. According to Catalyst.org, women make up only 36.5 percent of MBAs earned in the United States. Even worse, a landmark study by the University of Michigan Business School revealed that women make up less than 17 percent of corporate board members in America’s 500 largest companies. The Forté Foundation is working to change those numbers. It’s a non-profit consortium dedicated to launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities and a community of successful women leaders. “Business is a great career destination for women,... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 11, 2015 by

Does Working For The Family Business Hurt Your MBA Potential?

This post has been republished in entirety from its original source, metromba.com. Working for the family business can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. Building a family legacy that will last for generations is the main goal of many family businesses. And often, to achieve that goal, additional education, such as an MBA, is necessary to move the company to the next level. However, it’s not always easy to head into an MBA program when you work for the family business and plan to continue working for the family business. Letters of recommendation, work history, application essays, and interviews... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 8, 2015 by

How To Make Sure Your Job Enhances Your MBA Application

This post has been republished in entirety from its original source, metromba.com. MBA candidates most often apply to business school because they are seeking more rapid career advancement, or they want to dramatically change their career path. However, for many full-time MBA candidates, job dissatisfaction is just as likely a reason—otherwise they wouldn’t be applying for an MBA. But no matter the reason behind the MBA, every applicant should remember that their application is a chance to sell their skills and demonstrate the value that they will add to the program. To do this, it’s important to learn how to... Read more »

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