Advice on the best ways to give your boss, and your co-workers, enough time to understand and positively accept your entry into business school.
Posts in MBA – About the MBA
One of the biggest benefits to getting an MBA is the global exposure most programs offer. My school takes pride in being one of the first programs to require all full-time students to take a trip in either Asia or Latin America. While the travel in itself is amazing, the primary purpose of the trip is to visit companies and present a consulting-style project relevant to the firm's current business environment.
While some pre-MBA opportunities target specific industries and career interests, or aim to attract diversity or minority candidates, there is something for everyone so check your MBA programs websites often to learn more about specific opportunities available at your schools of interest.
Applying to business school is a difficult and stressful process with the GMAT, essays, application and interviews. Now that you’ve been accepted into programs, it’s time to decide where you’ll be spending the next two years of your life. Here are some factors to consider when making that big decision.
I can’t believe that it’s already my last semester here at USC Marshall. The last 1.5 years have gone by so fast, and going to business school has been one of the best decisions I’ve made so far.
"There are so many different perspectives in an MBA classroom and so many opportunities to stretch and grow. It’s good to have a plan coming into the program, but make sure to expect the unexpected."
"Make sure you have a group of advocates supporting you – whether it be a friend, mentor, significant other, or family member. Surround yourself with people who will champion you through this process."
"Think of business school as a two-year experiment. It is a safe environment to do all of the things that you’ve been too afraid to do up until now."
"I decided to pursue an MBA to gain additional business knowledge and meet other classmates who share my desire to use start-ups as a vehicle for pursuing a certain goal."
Nicole joined 71 prospective MBA students for the 21st annual Diversity Conference at the Tuck School of Business. She shares her discoveries about business school academic curriculum, opportunities for personal and professional development, and gains an insider’s look at what makes the community distinctive.