As business careers become increasingly global in nature, prospective students are more concerned than ever about the extent to which their graduate business degree will provide them with opportunities to develop international exposure and experience. A European MBA allows students to obtain an international education and a get a leg up in the global workplace.
If you come from an unconventional background, you may be wondering how to best convey your experiences and knowledge in a way that demonstrates your potential to an MBA Admissions Committee. Mary Pat Jacobs, Director of Apply Point Admissions Consulting, understands. Before pursuing her MBA she worked in Public Relations as a speech writer and editor. In the latest installment of our Unconventional MBA series, Mary Pat shares her tips for successfully telling your unique story.
Courtney Cannon-Booth, a current MBA student (Class of 2016) at Boston College's Carroll School of Management and a Senior Community Investment Specialist at Comcast, shares her top 5 tips for prospective MBA students. Read Courtney's advice on researching programs, class participation, networking, and making the most out of your MBA.
As a young professional who is almost done spending four long (yet satisfying) years on getting an MBA, I often get a lot of questions from others considering this opportunity. Is it worth it? Where are you going? Do you like it? Do you have any suggestions? An incredible amount of time and money goes into getting a second degree, so you certainly don’t want to waste either of those resources choosing the wrong program. There are countless tips and tricks I could give to those that ask, and it often ends up being a longer conversation than they probably asked for, however I can never stress enough how important it is to find a program that supports you, your goals, and your schedule. Although it was hard to narrow down the list, these five tips can point any current MBA prospect in the right direction:
Have you considered pursuing your MBA in Europe? You're not alone! More than ever, students from the US and around the world are setting their sights on European Business Schools. With improving currency exchange rates, flexible program options, and access to the global business world, doing your MBA in Europe is a smart business decision!
In the first post of our newest blog series, The Unconventional MBA, Dilani Rabindran shares how her MBA allowed her to transition from undergrad scientist to entertainment executive.
MBA, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.
Occupation: Manager of International Marketing and Sales, Tribal Arts Productions
Most people are confused as to why I pursued my MBA, and my current roles as a South Indian film production executive and columnist, when they hear that my undergraduate degree is in Genetic Biology, with a minor in Mathematics and Statistics from McMaster University. I can’t blame them – my path is nothing short of avant-garde.
From unique undergrad majors and work experience, to creative career paths and industries, in our new blog series we're exploring the world of the "unconventional" MBA.
Summer is around the corner! While thoughts of beach vacations may come to mind, current MBA students are focusing on one thing: securing an internship.
A summer internship is an extremely important component of your MBA. It allows you to apply the knowledge you've gained and make connections that could lead to a full time position post graduation. Internships also allow you to test the waters of a career or field in which you are interested.
MBA interns aren't fetching coffee and filing papers, far from it. These internships come with high salaries and lots of responsibility. So how does one go about getting that internship offer? We asked MBA alumni to provide us with their advice.
Liz describes her experience at Scheller College of Business and how it has benefitted her personally and professionally.
Congratulations, you've submitted your application! Now what?
After countless months of GMAT prep, essay writing, interviews, and school visits you finally have some time on your hands--which can be the last thing you want while waiting for an admissions decision. If you find yourself checking your email or mailbox multiple times a day looking for that decision letter, it's time to start taking action.