"One will never feel 100% prepared for business school, but with marketing experience in wide-ranging roles under my belt, I felt I could make a real contribution to the classroom."
Posts in MBA – About the MBA
"For those switching careers, don’t discount what you can do with an MBA! This is one of the only times in your life where you can really make a change in your career. The key is understanding your value, what you truly want out of the MBA, and how your experiences translate into your new career path."
"Getting an MBA was important to me because I come from a science background and then worked in the nonprofit sector, where I really felt a lack of foundational business strategy."
While the career center is always extremely helpful, there are a few things that MBA student Kat learned during her internship search that she wishes she had known at the start.
If you’re serious about getting your MBA, you need to get serious about planning for business school financially.
Chances are if you are the one in school, your partner is likely working. Hard. To support you. While this is a pretty sweet deal for you, this may be a delicate subject for them, especially if they feel like they are bankrolling a two-year “networking” fest.
Forté Fellow Kiri shares her 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.
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.