Application, Q & A, Tips

Join #TheMBATOURCHAT Twitter Chat on Thursday July 7!

Posted by TheMBATour on 22 June 2016 / 0 Comments

Have application and admissions questions? Join us @TheMBATour and featured business schools on Thursday, July 7 at 12pm ET, 9am PT!

This summer are you ready to take your career to the next level? Will you be applying to MBA programs, visiting campuses, attending The MBA Tour Conferences?

Join @TheMBATour, Saint John's NYC, Syracuse, Chicago Booth, Georgia Tech, SMU, William & Mary, UC Riverside, UCLA, Boston College, UConn, Mercer University, and HKUST!

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Advice from Alumni

Student Profile: UC Riverside, Shahid Mohammed

Posted by TheMBATour on 22 June 2016 / 0 Comments

Shahid is a graduating MBA student at UC Riverside. Originally from Hyderabad, India, Shahid gives his perspective on getting an MBA abroad.

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Events, Business Schools

The European MBA: Global Mind for a Global World

Posted by The MBA Tour on 20 June 2016 / 0 Comments

Why should you do your MBA abroad?

Recent and rapid advances in technology have lead to an increasingly globalized world. Thanks to the constant development and innovation of new technologies, it has become significantly easier over the years to share content and communicate with people all over the globe. Technology’s drastic affect on global economies has resulted in a world where global networking is an expectation. European MBA programs attract a highly diverse student body and as result can offer an advantage to their students in a world that has become increasingly global.

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Events, Tips

Meeting Admissions Directors: How to Make a Great Impression

Posted by Stephanie Millner on 13 June 2016 / 0 Comments

You’re dressed in your best business attire, you have a flawless resume in hand, and you’re ready to network! Yet, when you approach the booth for your dream school your mind draws a blank. What do you say? How do you make the best first impression?

Meeting Admissions Directors face-to-face can be intimidating, but if you prepare ahead and follow these tips it will easily become second nature.

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MBA Employment

4 Ways an MBA Abroad Can Help You Get Hired

Posted by Stephanie Millner on 07 June 2016 / 0 Comments

Disney's theme park jingle had it right: "It's a small world after all." Our globe is now more interconnected than ever, and with it so is the business world. For this reason, employers are prioritizing international experience and heavily recruiting graduates who demonstrate an understanding of the global business world. GMAC stated in their "2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report," that "among the employers who reported plans to hire a recent business school graduate in 2015, 29% plan to hire an international candidate." These international students are both those who are hoping to work outside of their home country, as well as those who attended business school abroad

Pursuing your MBA outside of your home country adds extreme value to your candidacy when searching for a job after graduation. Here are 4 key benefits that will help you stand out amongst the applicant pool:

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The Unconventional MBA

The Unconventional MBA: Ann Marie, Part I

Posted by TheMBATour on 01 June 2016 / 0 Comments

Born in California, but raised in Colombia, Ann Marie Steffa decided to return to the US to pursue her MBA after 5 years in the nonprofit sector. She spoke with The MBA Tour about her Unconventional MBA experience. Read part one of our conversation with Ann Marie! 

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Alumni Profile: Queen's University, Smith School of Business

Posted by TheMBATour on 26 May 2016 / 0 Comments

Originally from Kolkata, India, Souvik earned his MBA from Queen's University, Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario. Souvik shares why he chose to pursue his MBA in Canada and provides advice for prospective students. 

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Events, Europe

How European MBA Programs Can Give You an Edge

Posted by TheMBATour on 20 May 2016 / 1 Comment

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. 

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Guest Post, The Unconventional MBA

The Unconventional MBA: Telling your story

Posted by Mary Pat Jacobs on 18 May 2016 / 0 Comments

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.

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Guest Post, Tips

Courtney's 5 Tips For Prospective MBA Students

Posted by Courtney Cannon-Booth on 12 May 2016 / 0 Comments

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:

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