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Everything you need to know about doing an MBA in Hong Kong

Everything you need to know about doing an MBA in Hong Kong

MBA Industry Trends MBA Study Destinations
Hong Kong is an exciting, unique study destination at the forefront of business, innovation, and finance. We spoke to insiders at the top business schools in Hong Kong to learn more about post-MBA career opportunities in the city, the challenges students face if they want to do an MBA in Hong Kong, and how the 2019-2020 political protests affected student life.
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Post-MBA career opportunities in the DACH region

Post-MBA career opportunities in the DACH region

MBA Jobs
The DACH region refers to German-speaking European countries Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. With powerhouse industries and economies, the DACH region is a major source of employment opportunities for ambitious MBA graduates. MBAGRADSCHOOLS spoke to Dominique Gobat, Senior Career Advisor at the University of St.Gallen’s MBA Program, to learn more about careers in the DACH region.
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How to decide whether to apply for a GMAT/GRE test waiver

How to decide whether to apply for a GMAT/GRE test waiver

MBA Admissions
The pandemic and test centers closures of 2020 prompted many MBA programs to find ways to accommodate MBA candidates who couldn’t get access to take the GRE and GMAT tests. This year, despite both tests now being available online, some schools are maintaining their test waiver options. Understanding who is a good candidate for a test waiver and how the test waivers work is critical before you consider one.
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Get the best of both worlds in this blended part-time MBA

Get the best of both worlds in this blended part-time MBA

MBA Success Stories
With a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, Amr Hegazi is currently a Software Development Engineer at automotive company Vector Informatik. He decided to join the Part-time MBA program at ESMT Berlin to gain the skills he needs to succeed in today’s digital age. In an interview with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, Amr shared the benefits of this program’s blended format.
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Why an MBA doesn’t come with any guarantees

Why an MBA doesn’t come with any guarantees

MBA Success Stories
Shipra Sharma is used to change. Having already lived in several countries across Europe, North America, and Asia, she recently made England the fifth country she has lived in. She explained to MBAGRADSCHOOLS why the latest chapter in her life meant pursuing an MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School.
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The alumni network that helped this student land a dream job at Google

The alumni network that helped this student land a dream job at Google

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
After learning to thrive in a new culture, Chinese student Jifu Yao’s career is progressing exactly as he hoped when he started his MBA. He explained to us why patience was crucial to secure a dream job at Google after graduation.
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Using an MBA to transition into a career in carbon intelligence and sustainability

Using an MBA to transition into a career in carbon intelligence and sustainability

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In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Georg Singer, an MBA graduate from the University of St.Gallen, who leveraged his degree to transition into a career in carbon intelligence and sustainability.
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How old is too old for a full-time MBA program?

How old is too old for a full-time MBA program?

MBA Success Stories
Originally from the United States, Brendan Burke spent six formative years working in the social enterprise and non-profit industry in Cambodia. When he was 36, he moved to Barcelona, Spain, to complete his full-time MBA at the Esade and now works at Amazon’s Munich office. He discusses why his age did not matter when applying to do his MBA at Esade and how he knew their program would be a perfect fit.
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Why the true barriers to success come from within

Why the true barriers to success come from within

MBA Success Stories
Azra Samji comes from a non-traditional MBA sector (nonprofit), which led to some initial doubts about her suitability for the Schulich MBA program. But she soon realized that hard work, dedication, and a willingness to leave your comfort zone are the real keys to overcoming life’s challenges.
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Leadership at the next level: Combining an Executive MBA with a Level 7 Apprenticeship

Leadership at the next level: Combining an Executive MBA with a Level 7 Apprenticeship

MBA Industry Trends MBA Success Stories
The Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Executive MBA at Cranfield School of Management is a 28-month MBA program for managers looking to enhance their business and leadership skills and propel their careers to the next level. To better understand how the program benefits manager, we spoke to Course Director Michael Bernon about the structure of the program, the value of the Level 7 Apprenticeship, and Cranfield’s unique style of practice-based learning.
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How much does the INSEAD MBA really cost?

How much does the INSEAD MBA really cost?

Financing your MBA
With a list of famous alumni, high average salaries, and an international reputation for excellence, the INSEAD MBA is one of the most prestigious MBA programs in the world. But how much does the program actually cost? We spoke to Virginie Fougea, Global Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at INSEAD, to find out.
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Berkeley Haas MBA application secrets

Berkeley Haas MBA application secrets

MBA Admissions
What does it take to get accepted into one of the world’s top business schools? We spoke with Eric Askins, Executive Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, to learn all about their admissions process and the leadership qualities they look for in candidates.
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Learning to improve every day in The Bath MBA, University of Bath School of Management

Learning to improve every day in The Bath MBA, University of Bath School of Management

MBA Success Stories
Like many people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Louis Bollard to reassess his priorities. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about his reasons for studying an MBA, the value of incremental improvements and why going into the program with a clear plan has been so beneficial.
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The whats, whys, and hows behind MBA scholarships

The whats, whys, and hows behind MBA scholarships

Financing your MBA
Getting an MBA scholarship can open the door to your dream program. We spoke to leading business schools and a top admissions expert to understand the whats, whys, and hows of winning a scholarship.
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QS MBA Rankings 2022 | Results, analysis & how to understand them

QS MBA Rankings 2022 | Results, analysis & how to understand them

MBA Rankings
We spoke to Daniel Khan, Senior Data Analyst at QS, to learn more about the QS Global MBA Rankings 2022. See this year’s list, our analysis of the rankings, and how you can best use the rankings to find your ideal MBA program.
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How an Executive MBA can help fill in professional gaps

How an Executive MBA can help fill in professional gaps

MBA Success Stories
Thomas Hillard is the Team Leader of Cerascreen’s American division. In 2012, he moved from New York City to Berlin to pursue a business opportunity. After more than 18 years of working in the tech industry, he decided to undertake an Executive MBA at ESMT Berlin. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS how completing his MBA helped him fill in the gaps he had in his professional profile, gain confidence, and look towards his future with direction and purpose.
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Why studying family business is crucial for doing business in Asia

Why studying family business is crucial for doing business in Asia

MBA Industry Trends MBA Specializations
Marleen Dieleman is an Associate Professor at NUS Business School at the National University of Singapore. An expert in strategy and governance in Asian family business groups, Marleen teaches a course in the NUS MBA program specifically focused on family business in Asia. She told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about the rise of family firms and why studying family businesses in Asia is relevant for any student preparing to do business in the region.
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How to understand GMAT percentiles – with GMAC’s Anjali McKenzie

How to understand GMAT percentiles – with GMAC’s Anjali McKenzie

MBA Admissions
GMAT percentiles are a way of comparing your GMAT score with other test-takers. But how are they calculated? And how do you interpret your percentile ranking? We spoke with Anjali McKenzie, Senior Product Manager at GMAC, to find out.
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Why there may never be a perfect time to study an MBA

Why there may never be a perfect time to study an MBA

MBA Success Stories
Shin Do is a Japanese student currently studying at HKUST Business School in Hong Kong. She told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about her reasons for pursuing an MBA, choosing Hong Kong, and why there may never be a perfect time for an MBA.
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Are you ready for an EMBA journey inspired by the Swiss Alps?

Are you ready for an EMBA journey inspired by the Swiss Alps?

MBA Study Destinations MBA Success Stories
The emba X is a uniquely Swiss Executive MBA program offered by the University of St.Gallen in collaboration with ETH Zurich. We spoke to Nathalie Naveda, Head of Marketing and Talent Acquisition for the emba X program, about how the program came about, who the program is for, and why the emba X uses an Alpine metaphor to describe the program journey.
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5 MBA interview tips from an admissions expert

5 MBA interview tips from an admissions expert

MBA Admissions
The interview is one of the most important steps of the MBA application process – and there are several things you can do to prepare for it. We spoke to MBA admissions expert and founder of My MBA Path Petia Whitmore to hear her top MBA interview tips for candidates.
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The true secret to MBA application success

The true secret to MBA application success

MBA Admissions
The key to MBA application success lies beyond GMAT scores or work experience. We spoke to Valerie D. James, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at UC Davis Graduate School of Management, to find out their most important reason for accepting MBA students.
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What is your North Star?

What is your North Star?

MBA Success Stories
Valerie Mokrane is a South African MBA student at ESSEC Business School in Paris, France. She specializes in Strategy and Digital Leadership and is also a mother of two boys. She tells us about her experiences studying in France, how she balances family life and her MBA, and what passion she identifies as her North Star.
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MBAmo: The one-of-a-kind MBA admissions calculator

MBAmo: The one-of-a-kind MBA admissions calculator

MBA Admissions
The motivation behind building an MBA admissions calculator Angela Guido was asked the same question for 13 years. As an…
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How this MBA grad empowers women in leadership roles through mentorship

How this MBA grad empowers women in leadership roles through mentorship

MBA Success Stories
What is the Initiative Women into Leadership (IWiL)? While the proportion of women in leadership roles is growing, the number…
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Why the Esade MBA is a team sport

Why the Esade MBA is a team sport

MBA Success Stories
Leaving everything behind to study an MBA Everyone with an MBA is likely to have made some sacrifices. But very…
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Why relationship-building skills are key in African business

Why relationship-building skills are key in African business

MBA Success Stories
The power of relationships and community A theme that surfaced again and again throughout our conversation with Ayodeji was the…
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Bring your global mindset to life in this International Executive MBA

Bring your global mindset to life in this International Executive MBA

MBA Success Stories
The University of St.Gallen’s International Executive MBA program provides a truly international experience for its students, with international faculty, content, and opportunities to study abroad. We spoke with Annelies van Herck, the Head of Programs & Finance and the Vice Director of the IEMBA program. Find out how the IEMBA program helps students build a global mindset and uses Swiss values to bring new perspectives to life.
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Why inspiration is the key to MBA success

Why inspiration is the key to MBA success

MBA Admissions
The “magic” intersection of creativity and helping people As a former MBA student herself, Angela Guido knows what it takes…
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Why you should do an MBA in your 20s

Why you should do an MBA in your 20s

MBA Success Stories
Leonard Mahlberg is a student from Frankfurt, Germany, currently working on his MBA at the Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completing a master’s degree in Canada and moving back to Germany, he realized he was ready for his next big adventure. He tells us how his MBA at the Hult International Business School provided the perfect opportunity for him to do just that and why he’s glad he’s doing it in his 20s.
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An MBA with a greater focus on data analytics

An MBA with a greater focus on data analytics

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The importance of data analytics in the SLU MBA program One-year, two-year, full-time, part-time, online, hybrid…there have never been so…
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How this Indian MBA student landed two dream jobs post-MBA

How this Indian MBA student landed two dream jobs post-MBA

MBA Jobs
From a MBA to Amazon: Hari’s journey in Supply Chain Management Life is much like a supply chain. Both are…
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GMAT FAQs | All you need to know about the GMAT

GMAT FAQs | All you need to know about the GMAT

Editors picks MBA Admissions
What are the benefits of doing the GMAT? The GMAT exam is made for business schools, in conjunction with business…
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The power of INSEAD’s network: Securing a $15 million investment

The power of INSEAD’s network: Securing a $15 million investment

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
A powerful community for life – INSEAD MBA Sanjay Zimmermann is a Principal at White Star Capital, a venture capital…
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The business school where everyone is a minority

The business school where everyone is a minority

MBA Industry Trends MBA Study Destinations
The changing face of Esade Over the course of almost 20 years, Mary Granger has seen huge changes at Esade….
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How the Harvard Business School Case Method builds effective leaders

How the Harvard Business School Case Method builds effective leaders

Editors picks MBA Industry Trends MBA Specializations
What is the Harvard Business School Case Method? In a nutshell, the case method at Harvard Business School is a…
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Become a leader who thrives in challenging environments

Become a leader who thrives in challenging environments

MBA Success Stories
Öykü Borghetti is a Turkish student who’s currently studying a part-time MBA at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. Find out why she feels that an MBA was a great way to invest in herself and develop her leadership skills, despite the struggles associated with starting one during a global pandemic.
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How this theater student used storytelling skills in her MBA

How this theater student used storytelling skills in her MBA

MBA Success Stories
Would you share your name, where you’re from, and where you did your MBA? My name is Deanna Galati. I’m…
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How to create a successful MBA brand to get accepted into top schools

How to create a successful MBA brand to get accepted into top schools

Editors picks MBA Admissions
How to create your successful MBA brand ​​Every year, thousands of candidates submit their applications to the world’s top business…
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From flight attendant to MBA student at the International University of Monaco

From flight attendant to MBA student at the International University of Monaco

MBA Specializations
How Priya’s interest in luxury took off Priya Hurry’s journey from Mauritius to an MBA at the International University of…
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The post-Brexit attraction of studying in Ireland

The post-Brexit attraction of studying in Ireland

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Why there are plenty of job opportunities in Ireland Now that the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union,…
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5 things you need to know about the University of Tampa MBA

5 things you need to know about the University of Tampa MBA

MBA Study Destinations
5 facts about the University of Tampa MBA From a prime downtown location to affordable tuition fees, here are five…
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Make your collaboration skills shine in your MBA application

Make your collaboration skills shine in your MBA application

MBA Admissions
Leadership and cooperation values are a must The McCombs School of Business is made up of a community of leaders,…
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Why work-life balance matters in this Executive MBA’s admissions process

Why work-life balance matters in this Executive MBA’s admissions process

MBA Admissions MBA Study Destinations
Ann-Kristin Bjurström has been working at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Stockholm, Sweden, for 23 years. Since 2007, she’s specifically been working as a Program Advisor and Admissions Officer for the Executive MBA program. In this interview, she explains why the SSE is a challenging, rewarding, and diverse place to study while still allowing students to live balanced lives.
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Hygge: The Danish concept that’s inspiring this Indian MBA student

Hygge: The Danish concept that’s inspiring this Indian MBA student

MBA Success Stories
The Copenhagen MBA Sahil Saeed comes from a background in chemical engineering, which he studied as a bachelor’s in his…
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5 things you need to know about the Vlerick Business School MBA

5 things you need to know about the Vlerick Business School MBA

MBA Study Destinations
5 facts about the Vlerick Business School MBA Vlerick’s location in Brussels, the home of the European Union and heart…
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Why we should see education as a platform business

Why we should see education as a platform business

MBA Industry Trends
How can higher education institutions take inspiration from companies like Facebook and Airbnb? We spoke to Ewa Maciejewski, Vice Director at the University of St.Gallen MBA program, to learn more about the fast pace of change in the industry today, why we should consider education as a platform business, and why students should take this into account when selecting an MBA program.
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Is asynchronous learning more inclusive than on-campus learning?

Is asynchronous learning more inclusive than on-campus learning?

MBA Industry Trends
Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning Mary Farmer, a professor at the University of British Columbia with over twenty years of experience…
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Is Belgium the best study destination you’ve never considered?

Is Belgium the best study destination you’ve never considered?

MBA Study Destinations
Why do an MBA in Belgium? Belgium may not have the economic strength or political influence of its neighbors France,…
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How to be a stand-out MBA applicant at UBC Sauder

How to be a stand-out MBA applicant at UBC Sauder

MBA Admissions
What traits does UBC Sauder look for in MBA candidates? The MBA application process at UBC Sauder is a very…
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Learn by doing in the Alliance Manchester Business School Global MBA

Learn by doing in the Alliance Manchester Business School Global MBA

MBA Success Stories
Ian Brake (USA) – Global Part-time MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School  Experience transformative workshops  Students get to take part…
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From Amazon to INSEAD to McKinsey: Navigating your MBA career

From Amazon to INSEAD to McKinsey: Navigating your MBA career

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
Alex Rosário (Brazil) – INSEAD MBA Please share your name, where you’re from, and where you did your MBA My…
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MBA Pride: Amplifying LGBTQ+ voices in business schools

MBA Pride: Amplifying LGBTQ+ voices in business schools

MBA Industry Trends
In celebration of Pride Month, we showcase the business schools around the world that amplify LGBTQ+ voices in their programs and put representation at the forefront through LGBTQ+ programs, student clubs, and more.
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How redundancy gave this MBA grad a fresh start in Hong Kong

How redundancy gave this MBA grad a fresh start in Hong Kong

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
Daniel Mijic – Manchester MBA in Hong Kong Taking the long road to Hong Kong At first, it’s difficult to…
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How to create a successful MBA application strategy

How to create a successful MBA application strategy

MBA Admissions
Why is having an MBA application strategy so important? “When thinking about the MBA application process and coming up with…
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$250 million in MBA loans secured: Get the lowest private student loan rates with Juno

$250 million in MBA loans secured: Get the lowest private student loan rates with Juno

Financing your MBA
What is Juno and how does it help students? In a nutshell, Juno gets the lowest-rate private student loans for…
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Why Hong Kong is ranked one of the best student cities in the world

Why Hong Kong is ranked one of the best student cities in the world

MBA Study Destinations
Hector Arrieta (Mexico) – HKUST MBA Why Hong Kong is ranked one of the best student cities In 2019, Hong…
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What it’s like to study an MBA during a pandemic

What it’s like to study an MBA during a pandemic

MBA Industry Trends
COVID-19 has not only affected the way that we study, but also the job market that students will enter after graduation. Let’s look at how Esade responded to these recent changes.
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Finding a job post-MBA amidst a turbulent pandemic

Finding a job post-MBA amidst a turbulent pandemic

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
Diego Cammarano (Italy) – ESMT Berlin MBA   A light at the end of the tunnel: How ESMT helped Diego…
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How this Cambridge MBA student went from professional dancer to non-profit director

How this Cambridge MBA student went from professional dancer to non-profit director

MBA Success Stories
Brandon O’Dell (United States) – Cambridge MBA   Choose a program that embraces uniqueness and diversity When Brandon started to…
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Will purpose replace strategy in the future MBA?

Will purpose replace strategy in the future MBA?

MBA Industry Trends MBA Specializations
Vrije Universiteit MBA – Organize with purpose The importance of purpose Everyone is talking about purpose – but why does…
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How the INSEAD MBA launches your life-long learning journey

How the INSEAD MBA launches your life-long learning journey

MBA Success Stories
Jamie Wang (Canada) – INSEAD MBA Broadening your horizons at INSEAD Doing an MBA can mean different things to different…
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MBA essay tips from admissions consultant Petia Whitmore

MBA essay tips from admissions consultant Petia Whitmore

MBA Admissions
Petia Whitmore – MBA essay tips Petia’s top MBA essay tips Don’t write what you think the admissions team wants…
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How an MBA also teaches you how to be a better follower

How an MBA also teaches you how to be a better follower

MBA Success Stories
Angela Garcia (Mexico) – Alliance Manchester Business School, MBA Why the UK and why Alliance Manchester Business School? “[I hear]…
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How this MBA student is empowering African luxury designers

How this MBA student is empowering African luxury designers

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
Anita Ehui (Canada) – ESSEC Business School   So you’re from Canada and you worked in retail and media in…
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From chemistry to business: The lifelong benefits of an MBA

From chemistry to business: The lifelong benefits of an MBA

MBA Success Stories
Cindy Wong (Canada)- SFU Beedie School of Business Why SFU Beedie? Cindy chose to do an MBA at SFU Beedie…
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How a top-ranked MBA at INSEAD can help you excel in Africa

How a top-ranked MBA at INSEAD can help you excel in Africa

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
Career in Africa – INSEAD MBA What skill sets are needed in Africa today? “The first is an innovative mindset,”…
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A European business school that reflects global diversity

A European business school that reflects global diversity

MBA Study Destinations
How can learning with a diverse class set you up for success? We hear from students and faculty at EU Business School to find out why it’s worth doing an MBA at one of the most international and diverse business schools in Europe.
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The VU Executive MBA: Developing thought leadership as an executive

The VU Executive MBA: Developing thought leadership as an executive

MBA Industry Trends
What is the VU Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose? Vrije Universiteit’s Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose is an 18-month MBA…
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How to start the MBA application process – with admissions consultant Petia Whitmore

How to start the MBA application process – with admissions consultant Petia Whitmore

MBA Admissions
How do you start the MBA application process? This is a very interesting thing to think about and talk about,…
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Introducing emba X: An innovative new Executive MBA taking “Swissness” to the next level

Introducing emba X: An innovative new Executive MBA taking “Swissness” to the next level

MBA Study Destinations
Jointly offered by the University of St.Gallen and ETH Zurich, the emba X is a new, innovative Executive MBA program focused on impactful leadership, innovation, and personal development. This is an unprecedented collaboration between two top-ranked Swiss institutions, so we were excited to speak to both educational institutions to learn more.
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Using the pandemic as a motivation to finally do your MBA

Using the pandemic as a motivation to finally do your MBA

MBA Success Stories
After the pandemic brought the hospitality industry to its knees, Mariana Goncalves took it as an opportunity to do what she had long wanted to do.
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How backpacking through Europe led to an MBA and a career in Germany

How backpacking through Europe led to an MBA and a career in Germany

MBA Success Stories
Harinder Brar (Canada/India)- WHU MBA   Rediscovering Germany and growing into a leader It’s sometimes difficult to say why certain…
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How to deal with an MBA application rejection

How to deal with an MBA application rejection

MBA Admissions
MBAGRADSCHOOLS spoke with HKU Business School’s Senior Executive Director, Sachin Tipnis, to learn more about its MBA admissions process. He shared some valuable tips and advice to prospective candidates who are considering applying to this top-ranked university in Hong Kong.
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Why managers and entrepreneurs should consider modular executive MBA programs

Why managers and entrepreneurs should consider modular executive MBA programs

MBA Industry Trends
Eric Xirinachs (Spain/Germany)- TRIUM Global Executive MBA   A breakdown of TRIUM’s consortium MBA program TRIUM’s Global Executive MBA program…
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MBA Accreditation: All you need to know

MBA Accreditation: All you need to know

MBA Industry Trends
There are a number of national and international bodies that offer MBA accreditation. But which are the most prestigious? And why is an MBA accreditation important? MBAGRADSCHOOLS explores.
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From planning luxury weddings to doing an MBA in the luxury capital of Monaco

From planning luxury weddings to doing an MBA in the luxury capital of Monaco

MBA Success Stories
Gry Glenne (Denmark/Norway) – International University of Monaco   Would you kindly share your name where you’re from and where…
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A guide to MBA rankings in 2021

A guide to MBA rankings in 2021

MBA Rankings
What are the most popular MBA rankings? Although a variety of national and international media outlets publish MBA rankings, the…
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Profit vs. purpose: The importance of a values-based MBA program

Profit vs. purpose: The importance of a values-based MBA program

MBA Success Stories
In today’s extremely uncertain times, it might not seem like the best idea to do an MBA – Necessity disagrees. As an MBA student at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB), Necessity Ngorima tells us why now is the best time to do an MBA and why she advises prospective students to focus on values-based MBA programs instead of profit-driven ones.
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Juggling kids, a job, and an MBA: Can working women have it all?

Juggling kids, a job, and an MBA: Can working women have it all?

MBA Success Stories
Suchita Kaundin (USA/India) – SCU Leavey School of Business Why an evening MBA at Santa Clara University? With over 12…
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What London Business School looks for in MBA students

What London Business School looks for in MBA students

MBA Admissions
David Simpson, Recruitment & Admissions Director, MBA and Masters in Finance – London Business School   A holistic view of…
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Women in entrepreneurship: How the INSEAD MBA prepares you for life as an entrepreneur

Women in entrepreneurship: How the INSEAD MBA prepares you for life as an entrepreneur

Editors picks MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
Women in Entrepreneurship – INSEAD MBA   Why an MBA at INSEAD? Diverse professionals from all over the world join…
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The future is digital: Choose the right MBA brand for the long-term

The future is digital: Choose the right MBA brand for the long-term

MBA Industry Trends
As digital turns the world on its head, MBA programs also find themselves faced with the inevitability of going digital. We sat down with Andrew Dalik, Strategic Brand Projects Senior Manager for the University of St.Gallen’s Full-Time MBA, to talk about what this means for prospective MBA students and why St.Gallen is already thinking 10 years ahead.
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USA meets Rotterdam: The benefits of doing your MBA abroad

USA meets Rotterdam: The benefits of doing your MBA abroad

MBA Success Stories
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Ryan Gray. A public relations guru from the United States, Ryan enrolled at the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands in 2019 to pursue an MBA. He shares his experience at RSM, networking tips that helped him stand out, and the benefits of an MBA for communications and marketing professionals.
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How studying in Sweden changed this Chinese executive’s life forever

How studying in Sweden changed this Chinese executive’s life forever

MBA Success Stories
Nikita Zhou (China) – Stockholm School of Economics EMBA Why Sweden? “[I’d] been working for almost eight years when I…
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Recruiting in a COVID world: What skills do MBA students need to join the remote workforce?

Recruiting in a COVID world: What skills do MBA students need to join the remote workforce?

MBA Industry Trends MBA Jobs
MBA Career – ESMT Berlin 50% corporate outreach, 50% career counseling: What MBA students can expect from the Career Services…
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Are MBA Admissions Consultants an unfair advantage – or are they simply leveling the playing field?

Are MBA Admissions Consultants an unfair advantage – or are they simply leveling the playing field?

MBA Admissions
Research suggests that over 20%* of MBA applicants hire a consultant to help with their application. We spoke with Admissions Consultant Sam Weeks to learn about his journey, the perceptions of his profession, and why getting accepted into an MBA is harder than ever.
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Doing an MBA in the UK in 2021: Challenges, opportunities, and looking to the future

Doing an MBA in the UK in 2021: Challenges, opportunities, and looking to the future

MBA Study Destinations
Applying for an MBA in the UK in 2021? Brexit & COVID-19: Two monster challenges facing international students While Brexit…
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“Happiness” as the main criterion when choosing your MBA

“Happiness” as the main criterion when choosing your MBA

MBA Success Stories
Jason Gurtata – Gabelli School of Business   Happiness is key: How an MBA expands your opportunities The process of…
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Connecting the dots between your MBA and your career in real-time

Connecting the dots between your MBA and your career in real-time

MBA Success Stories
Although doing an MBA while working full-time is a big commitment, it also has many advantages. We spoke to Tim Vollrath as he was holed up in the Swiss Alps (away from the pandemic) to hear about how he is balancing his work and life with a part-time MBA at the University of St.Gallen.
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Doing an MBA in Finance on Wall Street’s doorstep: Only at Gabelli School of Business

Doing an MBA in Finance on Wall Street’s doorstep: Only at Gabelli School of Business

MBA Success Stories
A business school in the heart of New York  It would be easy to get swallowed up in the hustle…
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Transitioning from the Indian Army to a career in fintech after an MBA in Copenhagen

Transitioning from the Indian Army to a career in fintech after an MBA in Copenhagen

MBA Success Stories
Govinda Prasad (India) – Copenhagen Business School   Walk us through your career in more detail. I did my Bachelor’s…
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Why this student decided to move to Berlin after spending only 48 hours in this bustling city

Why this student decided to move to Berlin after spending only 48 hours in this bustling city

MBA Study Destinations
Beverly Dodard-Guillaume (Canada) – ESMT Berlin MBA   The price tag: Affordable cost of study and living In 2014, Germany…
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UAI’s EMBA LATAM transforms bosses into leaders in Latin America

UAI’s EMBA LATAM transforms bosses into leaders in Latin America

MBA Study Destinations
Ricardo Ubeda – Universidad Adolfo Ibañez UAI   Tell us about the EMBA LATAM. [The EMBA LATAM] is aimed at…
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Unexpected skills and lessons learned from the pandemic at the Athena School of Management MBA

Unexpected skills and lessons learned from the pandemic at the Athena School of Management MBA

MBA Success Stories
Sunishka Gupta (India) – Athena School of Management   What is the Dual Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) |…
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The future is an MBA 3.0: 5 things you need to know about the Asia School of Business MBA

The future is an MBA 3.0: 5 things you need to know about the Asia School of Business MBA

MBA Industry Trends MBA Study Destinations
Emily Preiss, Director of Admissions – Asia School of Business   ASB was built in collaboration with MIT Sloan Founded…
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What it takes to get into the Kellogg School of Management MBA?

What it takes to get into the Kellogg School of Management MBA?

MBA Admissions
Admissions at Kellogg School of Management   An M7 MBA program Kellogg School of Management is one of the “M7…
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When being different is the one thing that unites you in the Hult MBA

When being different is the one thing that unites you in the Hult MBA

MBA Success Stories
Being surrounded by 40 different nationalities gave Hong Kong native Sharon Kwok an eye-opening MBA experience at Hult International Business School, London campus. She told MBAGRADSCHOOLS why the international nature of the Hult MBA is what sets it apart from other programs.
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Why this British Army Reservist decided to do an MBA at Hult International Business School

Why this British Army Reservist decided to do an MBA at Hult International Business School

MBA Success Stories
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we are speaking with Maxine Fish, a British-Canadian student studying at Hult International Business School in London. She shares her global experience working in public health, why she chose Hult, and important tips for starting an MBA program.
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An MBA at IUM helped this student land a top job at TikTok

An MBA at IUM helped this student land a top job at TikTok

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
Cole Rosson (United States) – International University of Monaco   Landing a job at TikTok Studying in Monaco turned out…
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Why this husband and wife duo left El Salvador to do an MBA in Canada

Why this husband and wife duo left El Salvador to do an MBA in Canada

MBA Success Stories
Gerardo Arteaga (El Salvador) – Beedie School of Business   What led you from El Salvador to an MBA abroad?…
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Why diversity is more than just a buzzword in the SCU Leavey MBA

Why diversity is more than just a buzzword in the SCU Leavey MBA

MBA Success Stories
Irshad Fardan (USA) – SCU Leavey MBA   Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m originally from Los Angeles,…
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The future of classrooms is digital

The future of classrooms is digital

MBA Industry Trends
In the midst of this pandemic, it’s no surprise that schools are creating more video content – but at MBATUBE | MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we believe that blended learning should not simply be a reaction to the pandemic, but a permanent, adaptive solution that flips the classroom approach on its head. The future of classrooms is digital.
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Build your awareness around sustainability in the CBS MBA

Build your awareness around sustainability in the CBS MBA

MBA Specializations MBA Success Stories
Ning Li (China) – Copenhagen Business School   Can you tell us a little bit about your story? I finished…
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How the MBA at UCT GSB taught this student to be more honest with himself

How the MBA at UCT GSB taught this student to be more honest with himself

MBA Success Stories
Stuart Murray (South Africa) – University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Why was this the right time for…
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How the MBA at HKUST teaches you to focus on what is really important

How the MBA at HKUST teaches you to focus on what is really important

MBA Success Stories
Malvern Wong (Canada) – HKUST Business School When his “once-in-a-lifetime experience” was interrupted by a global pandemic, Malvern Wong chose to…
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5 tips on getting accepted to the Harvard MBA

5 tips on getting accepted to the Harvard MBA

MBA Admissions
The Harvard MBA – 5 things you need to know The Harvard MBA is ranked #4 in the world by Business…
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Overcoming impostor syndrome during the ESMT Berlin MBA

Overcoming impostor syndrome during the ESMT Berlin MBA

MBA Success Stories
Roxie Overaker (USA) – ESMT Berlin MBA   In a new podcast series from The Modern MBA, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, current &…
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The value of adaptability at HKU MBA

The value of adaptability at HKU MBA

MBA Success Stories
Rajendra Shroff (India) – The University of Hong Kong, HKU   Rajendra Shoff is an alumnus of the HKU MBA. He told…
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What sets the RSM MBA apart from other programs

What sets the RSM MBA apart from other programs

MBA Success Stories
Roberto Tijerina (Mexico) – Rotterdam School of Management From initial doubts about his suitability for the program to graduating in the midst…
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Tears, long nights & making lifelong friends – SSE EMBA

Tears, long nights & making lifelong friends – SSE EMBA

MBA Success Stories
Paul Seimann (Austria) – Stockholm School of Economics   Why did you choose the Stockholm School of Economics for your Executive MBA? I started…
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There is more to the MBA than a good GPA. The HKUST experience

There is more to the MBA than a good GPA. The HKUST experience

MBA Success Stories
Lin Yuan (Australia) – HKUST Business School   Why did you decide to study in Hong Kong? One of the…
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What is it like doing an MBA at an elite school in India?

What is it like doing an MBA at an elite school in India?

MBA Success Stories
Vibhuti Desai  (India) – Athena School of Management What is the difference between an MBA and a PGPM? What I studied at Athena…
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An American in Berlin. Why you should do your MBA at ESMT Berlin

An American in Berlin. Why you should do your MBA at ESMT Berlin

MBA Success Stories
Samantha Roberts  (USA) – ESMT Berlin Samantha Roberts knew that the opportunity to make real connections with others would be…
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The spectacular benefits not advertised in the RSM MBA brochure

The spectacular benefits not advertised in the RSM MBA brochure

MBA Success Stories
Tracy Ann deSouza  (Portugal)– Rotterdam School of Management RSM   Tracy Ann Dsouza from Goa, India had four years of…
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The Santa Clara Leavey School of Business MBA support system

The Santa Clara Leavey School of Business MBA support system

MBA Success Stories
Rikun Patel (UK)- Leavey School of Business What motivated you to apply for your MBA? I had been working at…
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The true value and ROI of the INSEAD MBA

The true value and ROI of the INSEAD MBA

MBA Success Stories
Violeta Todorova (Bulgaria, USA)– INSEAD Business School   Born in Bulgaria, raised in California, studying her undergrad and then working…
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Choosing the Nyenrode MBA for its focus on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Stewardship

Choosing the Nyenrode MBA for its focus on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Stewardship

MBA Success Stories
Sabri Assali (Canada, Syria) – Nyenrode Business University   Sabri Assali has lived through his MBA journey by following his…
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From a tech expert to an all-round business professional

From a tech expert to an all-round business professional

MBA Success Stories
Eugenio Galvan Guzman (Mexico)  – Nyenrode Business University   “The projects were kind of cold. As engineers, we tend to…
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Utilizing the most influencial MBA alumni network in Hong Kong

Utilizing the most influencial MBA alumni network in Hong Kong

MBA Success Stories
Ariel Lai (Hong Kong)  – HKU MBA   Some of the biggest companies in the world today – think Airbnb,…
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Doing an MBA in The Netherlands and what will surprise you about the Dutch life

Doing an MBA in The Netherlands and what will surprise you about the Dutch life

MBA Study Destinations
Marco Balarezo  (Peru) – Rotterdam School of Management   Marco Balarezo is a native of Peru who has lived in…
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A creative background can give you an edge in the INSEAD MBA program

A creative background can give you an edge in the INSEAD MBA program

MBA Success Stories
Wei Xiang Low (Singapore)  – INSEAD   Journalism isn’t typically an area that leads naturally into an MBA, and being…
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From fashion executive in New York City to an MBA graduate at Miami Herbert Business School

From fashion executive in New York City to an MBA graduate at Miami Herbert Business School

MBA Success Stories
Tamara previously worked in the fashion industry as a technical designer, which is the person responsible for the size, fit…
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5 Reasons to do an MBA at Rotterdam School of Management

5 Reasons to do an MBA at Rotterdam School of Management

MBA Study Destinations
Meet Brandon Kirby, Director of Marketing & Admissions at the Rotterdam School of Management   The MBA program at Rotterdam…
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Making an impact through the University of Cape Town School of Business

Making an impact through the University of Cape Town School of Business

MBA Success Stories
Elvis Phala (South Africa) – University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business   Elvis Phala has loved technology for…
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From winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics to joining the Miami Herbert MBA

From winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics to joining the Miami Herbert MBA

MBA Success Stories
In a new podcast series from The Modern MBA, current & former MBA candidates explain how they are making the…
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Introducing the NEW Online MBA at WHU Otto Beisheim

Introducing the NEW Online MBA at WHU Otto Beisheim

MBA Industry Trends
The WHU Online MBA What’s clear is that many of these developments are here to stay because they work well….
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How the SFU Beedie MBA is empowering women and helping to close the gender gap

How the SFU Beedie MBA is empowering women and helping to close the gender gap

MBA Success Stories
Alexandra Kutilin (Canada) – SFU Beedie School of Business   What are the highlights of the MBA program at SFU…
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Doing the coveted ‘triple jump’ after his MBA at Warwick Business School

Doing the coveted ‘triple jump’ after his MBA at Warwick Business School

MBA Success Stories
Michael Todd, Warwick Business School MBA alumnus   In a new podcast series from TheModernMBA, former MBA candidates explain how they are…
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Meet some of Europe’s top CEO’s during your MBA at Nyenrode

Meet some of Europe’s top CEO’s during your MBA at Nyenrode

MBA Success Stories
Maria Nemchinova (Russia) –  Nyenrode Business University Maria carved a successful career in Higher Education for herself, however, she was…
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Top MBA business schools in the USA

Top MBA business schools in the USA

MBA Rankings
Considering the USA as your MBA destination? There are many reasons for this, but perhaps chief among them is the…
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How will COVID-19 affect higher education across the world?

How will COVID-19 affect higher education across the world?

MBA Industry Trends
Higher education after the global pandemic   Classes Countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, all of whom…
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The impact of COVID crisis in Tech, Consumer goods, Banking, Consulting and Aviation

The impact of COVID crisis in Tech, Consumer goods, Banking, Consulting and Aviation

MBA Industry Trends
To guarantee that information could be easily presented and that it would reach many other students and professionals, I decided…
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