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Recently Graduated? Job Search Tips for the MBA Student

Businessweek recently published an article which gives several tips for the graduate looking for a job. It offers some great advice, including:

  • Determine when you need to start getting paid, then use that determination to develop your job search plan
  • Consider using an MBA career center at your school, which does not close during the Summer months.
  • Consider meeting with a career coach who will help you target you goals
  • Work backward from your career goals to develop stepping stones for achieving these goals.

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Do You Need an MBA to be a Highly Paid CEO?

One of the highest paid CEOs in the world is Fuqua (Duke) MBA Tim Cook. He is the CEO at Apple and his compensation package totals $378 million. This raises the question: do you need an MBA to be one of the highest paid CEOs in the world? Not exactly. If you take a look … Continue reading

MBA Enrollments Down in the UK

According to a recent article in the Financial Times, enrollment in the 16 full-time MBA programs are down 10-15% in the UK. The economy is the primary reason, but another reason is the strict visa requirements put in place by the government. Just a short time ago, foreign graduates of UK MBA programs lost the … Continue reading

Fun MBA Schools: Carlson Holiday Flash Mob

You should always consider the “fun” vibe of a school before choosing your school. There are many fun MBA schools out there: Berkeley and Stanford usually come to mind. But this latest YouTube video just put a new school in the list of fun mba schools. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota … Continue reading

133 JD/MBA Programs Listed

One thing that has frustrated me is the utter lack of information about schools that offer JD/MBA programs. Until now there has not been a comprehensive list of schools offering the joint degree. So I set out to change that. I created the definitive list of JD/MBA programs. I’m sure there are a few here … Continue reading

MBA Rankings 2011 on Youtube

I just finished uploading the latest video on Youtube. Watch it: Most of the information in the video comes from the MBA Rankings 2011 page on this site.

The Importance of Visiting Your Potential School

When applying for admission to your MBA program of choice, make sure you plan for at least one campus visit. Even if the campus is far away–perhaps even in another country. Why? You should be sure that the school is a good fit for you. It would be terrible if you arrive on campus only … Continue reading

Note Taking Strategies for Your MBA Class

I’m a bit of a “taking notes” nerd, so I have a lot of note taking strategies. This has helped me to keeping a 4.0 average throughout my MBA classes. I don’t claim to be an expert on note taking techniques in other fields of study, but these tips have served me well in my … Continue reading

What Does MBA Stand For is on Youtube!

This is my first attempt to put a video on YouTube for my blog, and I’m happy with how it turned out: I want to get better at making these, so let me know what video I should make next. Thanks for any feedback you can give me.

Top 15 Full-Time Programs on the MBA Rankings 2011 List

I just uploaded a list of the top 15 full-time MBA programs on the MBA Rankings 2011 list. Remember, a full-time program is one in which you attend classes during the day. You aren’t working a full-time job and then taking the classes in your full-time MBA usually. If you are looking for night-school possibilities, … Continue reading