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The new “Ivy League” of Asian business schools

The new “Ivy League” of Asian business schools

General
With growth in MBA applications outstripping the rest of the world, could Asia soon become the go-to place to pursue an MBA? Professor Jochen Wirtz of NUS Business School in Singapore thinks so. Here’s why he believes Singapore is perfectly poised to lead a new Ivy League of Asian business schools.
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Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2021 | Results and analysis

Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2021 | Results and analysis

MBA Rankings
The Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2021 is here! Read on to see this year’s list, find out more about how it’s compiled, and key takeaways. We also hear from Javier Estrada, the Academic Director of the Global EMBA at IESE Business School. The IESE EMBA placed 7th in this year’s ranking.
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Design leadership zeroes in on the human side of business

Design leadership zeroes in on the human side of business

MBA Industry Trends
Chris Schilder completed an MA/MBA in Design Leadership at the John Hopkins Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017. He’s now working as a Senior Manager for Marriott International. Discover what design leadership is, what a design leadership program curriculum looks like, and why the combination of design skills and business acumen are a match made in heaven for hotel management.
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Welcome to the most international MBA cohort in the world

Welcome to the most international MBA cohort in the world

MBA Admissions
No MBA program in the world has a higher percentage of international students than Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). How do they attract so many international students and what benefits does this diversity bring? We spoke to Vasileios Zaravellas, RSM’s Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions, to find out.
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Getting student loans for your MBA has never been easier

Getting student loans for your MBA has never been easier

Financing Your MBA
After his initial application for a state loan was turned down, Diego Aragón was forced to find alternative ways of funding his MBA. Here’s how he eventually found the money he needed to study at the Chicago Booth School of Business.
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How Canada makes the relocation process easy for international MBA students

How Canada makes the relocation process easy for international MBA students

MBA Study Destinations MBA Success Stories
Tunji Hamzat is a Nigerian student who’s currently in the second year of his MBA program at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada. He spent several years working in corporate and investment banking in Lagos, Nigeria before deciding that he wanted to study abroad in Canada. He told us about the differences he’s noticed between life in Canada and Nigeria, the Schulich School of Business’s two-year MBA program, and how Canada makes the relocation process easy for international students.
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What you need to know before relocating to Germany for your MBA

What you need to know before relocating to Germany for your MBA

MBA Study Destinations
Germany is emerging as one of the most popular study destinations in the world. But what do you need to know before relocating to Germany to do your MBA? We spoke to the team at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management to find out.
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Why your work experience matters in an MBA classroom

Why your work experience matters in an MBA classroom

MBA Success Stories
Canadian-born student Melissa Berkshire entered the MBA program at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, with five years of work experience under her belt. She spoke to MBAGRADSCHOOLS about how much work experience is beneficial in an MBA program, why she decided to study at the Smith School of Business, and how the school’s Career Advancement Center helped her land a job in consulting.
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Getting a seat at the C-suite table with the HKUST MBA

Getting a seat at the C-suite table with the HKUST MBA

MBA Success Stories
Born, raised, and educated in Hong Kong with an impressive career in HR, Catherine Chow wants a seat at the C-suite table. She realized that she needed an MBA to help her get there. She told us how the HKUST MBA has started her on this journey, but not without teaching her a few things about pushing her own limits. She also shared some advice for choosing the right MBA.
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Exploring the dark side of leadership: Governance & Ethics in the VU Amsterdam EMBA

Exploring the dark side of leadership: Governance & Ethics in the VU Amsterdam EMBA

MBA Industry Trends MBA Jobs
Governance and ethics is a key component of any MBA program. We spoke to Marilieke Engbers, the Governance and Ethics Professor in Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s (VU) Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose program, to learn more about the meaning of governance and ethics, how to make it practical, and why she encourages students to explore the “dark side” of leadership.
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Studying at HKUST and Yale: The value of the GNAM network

Studying at HKUST and Yale: The value of the GNAM network

MBA Success Stories
Daniel Chen is a Chinese student at HKUST Business School in Hong Kong. He is also completing a Master of Advanced Management (MAM) at the Yale School of Management (SOM). Daniel spoke to MBAGRADSCHOOLS about his journey to the HKUST MBA, his experience studying concurrently at HKUST and Yale, and the most important lessons he has learned from his studies.
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How to engage with your dream MBA program

How to engage with your dream MBA program

MBA Admissions
Petia Whitmore is the founder of the MBA admissions consulting firm My MBA Path. In this article, she shines some light on the role school engagement plays in your MBA application strategy with input from Anthony Whitten, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and Danielle Boland, Managing Director of The MBA Tour.
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5 things you need to know about the EU Business School MBA

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

MBA Study Destinations
John Wetherell is an economics and management lecturer at EU Business School, which has campuses across Europe in Geneva, Montreux, Barcelona, and Munich, as well as online. He shares the top five things you should know about the EU Business School and its MBA programs.
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The benefits of a virtual classroom

The benefits of a virtual classroom

MBA Industry Trends
Jaclyn Conner is the Associate Dean of the Executive MBA program at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She spoke to MBAGRADSCHOOLS about the school’s latest innovation around online learning: the Roberto C. Goizueta Global Classrooms. She also shared some of the benefits of a virtual classroom and her thoughts on the future of online learning.
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Why the IESE admissions process isn’t efficient, but it’s effective

Why the IESE admissions process isn’t efficient, but it’s effective

MBA Admissions
Finding the perfect MBA is all about finding a business school that matches your values and ambitions. To understand how business schools find candidates that are a good fit, we spoke to Tomofumi Nishida, Deputy Director of the MBA (Asia & Middle East) at IESE Business School.
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The pros and cons of getting a JD-MBA dual degree

The pros and cons of getting a JD-MBA dual degree

MBA Industry Trends MBA Jobs
A JD-MBA dual degree offers both a Juris Doctor (law) degree and an MBA. We spoke with Zina Lawrence, Assistant Dean of the School of Business at the University of Albany, to learn more about the pros and cons of a JD-MBA, who it’s for and what to consider before applying.
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5 things you need to know about the HEC Lausanne Executive MBA

5 things you need to know about the HEC Lausanne Executive MBA

MBA Study Destinations
The Executive MBA at HEC Lausanne is one of the leading programs of its kind in Europe. We spoke to Fabien Costilhes, Executive MBA Customer Relationship Manager at HEC Lausanne, to hear five things you need to know about the program.
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Why executive coaching is key in the SSE EMBA

Why executive coaching is key in the SSE EMBA

MBA Study Destinations MBA Success Stories
Originally from India, Carissma Dennis now lives in Sweden and works as a product owner for the Volvo cars app. She moved to Stockholm four years ago to work at Volvo’s global office and ended up completing an Executive MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics. She tells us about the SSE EMBA’s valuable executive coaching program…
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How the HKUST MBA inspired this student to build a career with impact

How the HKUST MBA inspired this student to build a career with impact

MBA Success Stories Sponsored
After completing high school and undergraduate education in Australia, Stephanie Chow decided to return to Hong Kong to pursue an MBA at HKUST Business School. As a professional actuary, she wanted to explore different roles and build a career with impact. She spoke to MBAGRADSCHOOLS about her decision to study in Hong Kong, how the MBA empowered her to shift roles within the same industry, and the importance of embracing each other’s differences.
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Solve complex business problems in this Action Learning MBA

Solve complex business problems in this Action Learning MBA

MBA Industry Trends Sponsored
Action Learning is a key ingredient in all MBA programs at Business School Netherlands (BSN). MBAGRADSCHOOLS spoke to Arjan Epskamp, an MBA student at BSN about its unique Action Learning methodology and how BSN offers a “small town” atmosphere within a global community.
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Leveraging your performing arts background in an MBA program

Leveraging your performing arts background in an MBA program

MBA Success Stories
Caitlin Abrams wasn’t always interested in the business world. In fact, she originally studied theater and spent eight years of her early career working as an actress in New York. She eventually realized she wanted a change that would provide her with more opportunities for growth. That’s when she started looking into MBA programs,…
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How the cluster system changed the learning culture at Columbia Business School

How the cluster system changed the learning culture at Columbia Business School

MBA Admissions
Who better to tell us about Columbia Business School than someone who has been there for over 30 years? Susan Sullivan is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Columbia. She revealed the secrets behind their admissions process, and why a change made in her first year at Columbia turned out to be one of the most important.
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How to get into Oxford Saïd Business School

How to get into Oxford Saïd Business School

MBA Admissions
We spoke with Liam Kilby, Associate Director of MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Oxford Saïd Business School, to learn more about what one of the world’s top business schools looks for in MBA students.
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Taking the GRE® General Test for MBA admissions

Taking the GRE® General Test for MBA admissions

MBA Admissions
The GRE® General Test is the world’s most widely accepted admissions test for graduate school. We spoke to Maria Kirilova, Client Relations Specialist at ETS, who supports business schools in the EMEA region that use the GRE Test as a way to attract top talent to their programs. Maria told us about the benefits of taking the GRE General Test for MBA admissions, the differences between the GMAT® and the GRE test, and advice on how to prepare for the GRE General Test.
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From Barclays to Bath: Why this Indian student chose to do an MBA in the UK

From Barclays to Bath: Why this Indian student chose to do an MBA in the UK

MBA Success Stories
Indian student Keshav Ashok has gained more skills than he bargained for during his MBA in the UK at Bath School of Management. He told us his story to date, the unexpected benefit of quarantine, and why he realized that being the smartest student in the classroom is not important.
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Getting down to business: Career Management at Melbourne Business School

Getting down to business: Career Management at Melbourne Business School

MBA Jobs
Doing an MBA at Melbourne Business School changed the game for Jodie Auster. From emergency doctor to leading global projects at Uber, Jodie was able to utilize Melbourne Business School’s wide-ranging career management services to propel her career into the business world. Keep reading to learn more about Jodie’s journey.
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The joint Executive MBA that still leads the way

The joint Executive MBA that still leads the way

MBA Admissions
The TRIUM Global Executive MBA is a joint program run by NYU Stern, HEC Paris, and the London School of Economics. Since launching in 2001, it has consistently been ranked as one of the top EMBAs in the world. We spoke to the program director to learn about the TRIUM EMBA, including its growing popularity and return on investment.
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Become a technology leader with an Executive MBA

Become a technology leader with an Executive MBA

MBA Success Stories
Peter Minev is a Bulgarian tech entrepreneur who completed his Executive MBA at ESMT Berlin. He’s also the CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Legacy, a digital inheritance service. He discusses the profound impact his first job as a software engineer had on him, what motivated him to study his EMBA at ESMT Berlin, …
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Improving your English language skills before going to grad school

Improving your English language skills before going to grad school

MBA Admissions MBA Industry Trends
Excellent English language skills are required not only to get into most MBA programs, but also for a career in the English-speaking business world. We spoke to Christina Ball, PhD and Founder and Director of Speak! Language Center, to learn more about their English courses for business school applicants and students.
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The value of Business Ethics in an MBA program

The value of Business Ethics in an MBA program

MBA Success Stories
Boris Meyer is a half-French, half-Chinese student who’s currently completing the part-time MBA program at the University of Hong Kong. He was born in Paris and grew up in Hong Kong, now having lived there for the better part of 30 years. He tells us about his personal ties to Hong Kong, why the MBA business ethics…
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5 things you need to know about the Solvay Executive MBA

5 things you need to know about the Solvay Executive MBA

MBA Study Destinations
The Solvay Lifelong Learning of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management has a lot to offer any learner who’s interested in undertaking an Executive MBA program. Not only is it condensed into an 18-month period with a flexible schedule that’s perfect for any working professional, but it also provides…
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The business school that wants to get to know you

The business school that wants to get to know you

MBA Admissions
What are the secrets behind a top-ranked MBA program? To find out, we spoke to Shari Hubert, the Associate Dean of Admissions at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. She told us about the things that underpin their MBA, how their interview process works, and why it’s so important that they get to know you.
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How the Copenhagen MBA gives their students the “toolbox” they need to thrive

How the Copenhagen MBA gives their students the “toolbox” they need to thrive

MBA Success Stories
Matt Harland is an Australian risk and governance professional who completed his MBA at the Copenhagen Business School in 2015. He’s now working as the Director of Risk and Governance for independent government agency Infrastructure New South Wales. He discusses the differences between Danish and Australian culture,
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Get to know the STEM-designated MBA programs at Cornell

Get to know the STEM-designated MBA programs at Cornell

MBA Admissions
Eddie Asbie is the Executive Director of Admissions and Scholarship at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about the various MBA programs at Cornell, the key differences between its one-year and two-year residential MBA programs, the benefits of STEM-designated MBA programs, and one of the biggest reasons why MBA applications get rejected.
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Why MBA letters of recommendation are so important

Why MBA letters of recommendation are so important

MBA Admissions
An MBA letter of recommendation (LOR) is a unique component of your MBA application for admission. Unlike any other written materials submitted with your application, a letter of recommendation seeks direct insights into your candidacy from an external source – your MBA recommenders.
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5 things you need to know about the Executive MBA programs at ESSEC

5 things you need to know about the Executive MBA programs at ESSEC

MBA Study Destinations
Ranked #5 worldwide for executive education in 2020, the ESSEC MBA programs are designed to develop a 360° vision of the organization and to reveal one’s leadership through international residences, group projects, and workshops within a unique learning experience that relies on a strong cohesive philosophy.
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Are you a good fit for the Questrom School of Business?

Are you a good fit for the Questrom School of Business?

MBA Admissions
We chatted with two key members of the Questrom School of Business admissions team: Dana MacFaun and Liz Wagoner. Dana is the Director of Graduate Admissions for Questrom’s Residential Programs and Liz is the Director of their Online MBA Admissions. They talk about the importance of finding “a good fit” in the admissions process, what they look for in MBA applications, and how they curate diverse cohorts.
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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 Sponsored
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, …
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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 Sponsored
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

MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories
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 Specializations
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 …
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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 Sponsored
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
Ever wondered what your odds are of being accepted into your dream business school? Now you can find out! We spoke to Angela Guido, MBA Admissions Consultant and founder of Career Protocol, to learn about MBAmo: the MBA admissions calculator that judges your odds of success in minutes.
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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
While the proportion of women in leadership roles is growing, the number of women managers and leaders is still low across the globe. Vuyiswa M’Cwabeni, an MBA graduate from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, wants to empower women leaders. The Initiative Women into Leadership (IWiL), a non-profit organization aimed at…
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Why the Esade MBA is a team sport

Why the Esade MBA is a team sport

MBA Success Stories
When Maram Al-Butairi decided she needed to take the next step in her career, she realized she had to make a big sacrifice. She told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about her journey from Saudi Arabia to Spain – and the difficult decisions she had to make along the way.
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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
Ayodeji Balogun started his career working in the family business. After seven years, he wanted to expand his professional opportunities and decided to start an MBA at Lagos Business School. He finished his MBA program in 2011 and is now the Chief Executive Officer of AFEX Commodities Exchange. …
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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 Sponsored
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
Angela Guido is an MBA Admissions Expert and founder of Career Protocol. We spoke with her to learn more about her journey, how she helps people get accepted into their dream program, and the long-term benefits of an MBA.
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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…
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An MBA with a greater focus on data analytics

An MBA with a greater focus on data analytics

MBA Admissions MBA Specializations
By equipping its students with the hard skills and sense of community to make a difference in the world, the MBA program at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University stands out among its peers. We spoke with David Sanders, Director of One-Year MBA and Assistant Professor in…
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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
As a result of his two-year MBA at Whitman School of Management, Indian student Hari Padmanabhan landed his first post-MBA dream job at Amazon. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about his journey toward Supply Chain Management and how his MBA helped launch a career in the field.
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GMAT FAQs | All you need to know about the GMAT

GMAT FAQs | All you need to know about the GMAT

Editor’s Picks MBA Admissions
Anjali McKenzie is the Senior Product Manager at GMAC and part of the team responsible for the GMAT exam – a standardized admissions test for business schools. We spoke with Anjali to learn the answers to some GMAT FAQs, including the main benefits, its recent move online, and what the future holds for the test.
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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 Sponsored
Venture capital firm White Star Capital recently invested $15 million in Flash Coffee, a tech-enabled coffee chain in Southeast Asia. What brought these two companies together? Sanjay Zimmerman, Principal at White Star Capital, and Sebastian Hannecker, co-founder of Flash Coffee, are both part of …
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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
Mary Granger has worked at Esade for almost 20 years, and she currently serves as the Regional Director for Asia. She told us about the changes she’s seen at the school over the years, as well as the things that set Esade apart from other schools.
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How the Harvard Business School Case Method builds effective leaders

How the Harvard Business School Case Method builds effective leaders

Editor’s Picks MBA Industry Trends MBA Specializations
Harvard Business School’s Case Method is a unique, rigorous teaching method where MBA students tackle a complex business case together. In this article, we explore the case method process, how it prepares students to be effective leaders, and what kind of environment HBS cultivates for its MBA students in order to thrive.
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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
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Deanna Galati, an MBA student at Schulich School of Business in Canada. With a background in arts and theater, she shares her drivers for pursuing an MBA, the valuable skills her theatrical experience allows her to bring to the classroom, and her plans to use her degree to further arts policy and funding in the Canadian arts and culture scene.
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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

Editor’s Picks MBA Admissions
One of the most important things every MBA candidate should know is that your MBA application is a communication tool. It provides an opportunity for you to “send” a set of messages throughout the application process that paints a compelling picture of who you are and why you should…
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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
Priya Hurry discovered a passion for luxury during her work as a flight attendant. She explained her unlikely journey from her homeland of Mauritius to becoming an MBA student at the International University of Monaco (IUM).
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The post-Brexit attraction of studying in Ireland

The post-Brexit attraction of studying in Ireland

MBA Jobs MBA Study Destinations
Ireland is now the only native English-speaking country in the European Union and home to some of the biggest tech firms in the world. We spoke to Mark Davies, MBA Careers Manager at UCD Smurfit, to find out more about the job prospects for MBA graduates in Ireland.
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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
The University of Tampa MBA is a hidden gem of a program that doesn’t require any work experience from candidates. From a prime downtown location to affordable tuition fees, here are five things you need to know about doing an MBA in one of the USA’s fastest-growing cities.
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Make your collaboration skills shine in your MBA application

Make your collaboration skills shine in your MBA application

MBA Admissions
Rodrigo Malta is the Managing Director of MBA Marketing, Recruiting, and Admissions at the McCombs Schools of Business in Austin, Texas. He’s an alumnus of the school himself and has also worked there for nearly 14 years. He tells us how the MBA programs at Texas McCombs create diverse leaders who hold collaboration and cooperation near and dear as professional values.
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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
After getting a taste of Denmark via his Danish employer, Sahil Saeed became enamored by the Scandic country’s way of living and working. He eventually found his “hygge” at Copenhagen Business School and found the perfect balance between cherishing the “little things” while chasing big dreams.
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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
Vlerick Business School was founded in 1953, making it the oldest in Europe. Koen Dewettinck, Director of MBA Programs, reveals five more things you need to know about this diverse school located in the heart of Europe: Brussels, Belgium.
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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 Sponsored
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
The transition from in-person learning to asynchronous online learning has proven difficult – at times testing our patience – but an important light has been shone on a different style of learning; one which is not only convenient for remote living, but also champions psychological and social benefits for its participants. Mary Farmer from the University of British Columbia (UBC) explains why asynchronous learning is more inclusive than on-campus learning, addressing issues such as extrovert domination, sexism, class conflict, and racial bias.
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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
Despite not having the resources of its European neighbors, Belgium has long carved out advantages for itself that help to compete with bigger countries. We spoke to representatives from some of Belgium’s leading business schools to find out why it might be the best MBA study destination you’ve never considered.
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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
MBAGRADSCHOOLS spoke with Rodrigo Porto, the Director of Recruitment & Admissions at UBC Sauder School of Business. He shared valuable insights into the admissions process at UBC Sauder, including what kind of candidates his team looks for, how to make your application stand out, and common mistakes candidates make in their application.
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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 is an American student who was looking for a practical, hands-on Master’s Degree that would allow him to immediately apply his studies to his professional career. Discover how he found just that in the part-time Global MBA program at Alliance Manchester Business School.
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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
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Alex Rosário. With a background in mechanical engineering, in 2020, Alex set off to pursue an MBA at INSEAD. He used his experience and degree to land an internship at Amazon and most recently a position with…
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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 has stepped out of his comfort zone a number of times throughout his life – and the resulting experiences have made him the person he is today. He recounts his journey from Liechtenstein to the Alliance Manchester Business School MBA program in Hong Kong.
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How to create a successful MBA application strategy

How to create a successful MBA application strategy

MBA Admissions
The road to your dream MBA program can be both exhilarating and excruciating. The reward at the end excites you but the application process can be intimidating, especially given the acceptance rates at top schools. The key to successfully landing the MBA program of your dreams lies in starting with the right MBA application strategy.
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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
After being admitted to Harvard Business School, Chris Abkarians gathered 700 students from 10 schools and negotiated lower rates for the entire group, saving around $15,000 each. Together with his classmate, Nikhil Agarwal, Chris co-founded Juno, a student-first initiative offering lower rates on student loans. MBAGRADSCHOOLS spoke to Chris about Juno, how it works, and what advice he has for students to make their MBA financing less daunting.
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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
Ranked #10 in QS’ Best Student Cities in 2019, Hong Kong is filled with opportunity, connections, and great food (equally important!) for ambitious MBA students. HKUST MBA student Hector Arrieta from Mexico tells us why he chose to study in Hong Kong, how he landed a job at Lululemon Athletica post-MBA, …
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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 Sponsored
The coronavirus pandemic was a shock to everyone’s system. For MBA student Diego Cammarano, his experience at ESMT Berlin turned out to be a more exciting rollercoaster than he was expecting. He tells us why he chose ESMT Berlin in the first place, how the pandemic affected his MBA experience, and how ESMT helped him find a job amidst all the turbulence.
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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
Many people may be reluctant to do an MBA if they feel like they don’t have a specific set of prior skills and experience. Brandon O’Dell explains how the Cambridge MBA program embraced his unique professional background and ultimately helped him transition out of…
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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 Sponsored
Everyone is talking about purpose – but why is it so important? And why are schools now crafting MBA programs and courses dedicated to the topic? MBAGRADSCHOOLS spoke to Dr. Elco van Burg, Professor of Organizational Theory at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, about the school’s new “Organizing with purpose” course and why purpose should play a bigger role in MBA programs at large.
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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 moved from Canada to France to do an MBA at INSEAD. She told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about her experience and why she believes INSEAD is the perfect place to kick off a life-long learning journey.
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MBA essay tips from admissions consultant Petia Whitmore

MBA essay tips from admissions consultant Petia Whitmore

MBA Admissions
Petia Whitmore is an MBA admissions consultant and founder of My MBA Path. In the second of our series of interviews with her, she gives her top MBA application essay tips and advice.
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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 is a chemical engineer by trade and an MBA student at Alliance Manchester Business School. Originally from Mexico, she told MBAGRADSCHOOLS why she chose to study in the UK, how she landed an internship, and the important lessons she learned during her experience.
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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
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Anita Ehui. With a background in luxury retail and fashion, Anita recently commenced a Global MBA in Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC Business School. She shared with us her past work experience…
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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
Chemist-turned-MBA-student Cindy Wong tells us about her experience at SFU Beedie School of Business, including why she loves its location in Vancouver, the challenges she faced during the MBA program, and what’s next in her career.
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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 Sponsored
With a thriving economy and the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world, Africa is the place to be for working professionals looking to make their mark. We spoke to three INSEAD MBA alumni from the region about the skill sets needed in Africa, how the INSEAD MBA helped them excel, and what advice they would give to graduates looking to build a successful career in Africa.
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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 Sponsored
Facing increasingly complex environments and global crises, leaders today need to lead with purpose and forward-thinking ideas. In an interview with Prof. dr. Svetlana Khapova, Professor of Careers and Organization Studies, Head of Department M&O at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, she discusses VU’s Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose and why the program focuses on developing thought leaders of the future.
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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
Petia Whitmore is an MBA admissions consultant and founder of My MBA Path. In the first part of a series of videos, she explains how you should begin the process of applying for an MBA.
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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 Sponsored
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
Having fallen in love with the country during previous visits there, Harinder Brar returned to Germany to study an MBA. She explained how it has opened new doors professionally and allowed her to grow as a person.
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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, a graduate of TRIUM’s Global Executive MBA program, outlined the structure of TRIUM’s modular MBA program and the benefits he reaped to propel his career forward, including global exposure, positive networking opportunities, and an excellent return on investment for the monetary and time commitment of the course.
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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
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Gry Glenne. In her early 20s, Gry launched a luxury wedding business which later led her to pursue an MBA at the International University of Monaco. She shares with us her love of the city-state, her inspiration for doing an MBA, and how she is expanding upon her passions by applying for a Ph.D. to become an advocate for female entrepreneurs.
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A guide to MBA rankings in 2021

A guide to MBA rankings in 2021

MBA Rankings
There are a lot of MBA rankings out there, but which are the most reliable? And how can you use them to find your dream MBA? Here’s our guide to MBA rankings in 2021.
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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
As a full-time Product Marketing Manager at an early-stage startup and a mother of two young kids, Suchita Kaundin took a big leap when she joined the evening MBA program at the SCU Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. She tells MBAGRADSCHOOLS why she chose the school’s evening MBA program, …
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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 is the Recruitment & Admissions Director of the MBA and Masters in Finance (MiF) program at London Business School. He offers admissions advice to prospective students, including what kind of characteristics, attitudes, and ambitions LBS likes to see in MBA and MiF candidates.
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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

Editor’s Picks MBA Jobs MBA Success Stories Sponsored
Starting a business is an exciting journey and many INSEAD alumni have found support, resources, and a network at INSEAD that gave their entrepreneurship start a boost. We spoke to three INSEAD alumnae, who are successful business owners in their respective fields, on why they decided to do an MBA at INSEAD, and..
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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 Sponsored
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
After working in China for eight years, Nikita Zhou decided to do her EMBA at the Stockholm School of Economics. She tells MBAGRADSCHOOLS why she chose to study in Sweden, how she adapted to the way of working in Sweden, and why you should fight for any learning opportunities that come your way.
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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 Sponsored
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we work, with many jobs going fully online in a matter of days. We spoke to Marcel Kalis, the Head of Career Services at ESMT Berlin, to find out how the pandemic has affected his team, what MBA students can expect when it comes to (online) career support, and what skills MBA students need to join today’s remote workforce.
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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
In the face of Brexit and the global COVID-19 pandemic, we spoke to three insiders from leading business schools in the UK to find out how these challenges impact international students looking to study in the UK, including their career opportunities and the future of studying in the UK.
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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
It took seven years for Jason Gurtata to realize his dream of doing an MBA. As a current MBA student at Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, he tells MBAGRADSCHOOLS why he ultimately chose to start an MBA when he did and why he chose Gabelli School of Business.
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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
New York is a big, intimidating place, but Gabelli School of Business has managed to establish a tight-knit community. We spoke to Lebanese student Wael Aoun about his experiences doing an MBA in Finance on the doorstep of Wall Street.
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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
In this episode of The Modern MBA podcast, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, we spoke with Govinda Prasad. A military veteran with the Indian Army, Govinda joined Copenhagen Business School in 2020, where he is both studying and, with the help of university advisors, working on his very own fintech…
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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
Ever since she visited Europe six years ago, Beverly has been determined to find a way to move to Berlin, the city she “fell in love” with. Today, she is an MBA student at ESMT Berlin. We spoke to her about her experience in the program and why the capital city of Berlin was the main driving force in…
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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
The Universidad de Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) Business School in Santiago, Chile, is a forward-thinking school in a fast-evolving country. We spoke to Ricardo Ubeda, director of the EMBA LATAM, to hear more about the program, the school, and the country.
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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
The COVID-19 pandemic provided Sunishka Gupta with an unexpected opportunity to take part in a virtual immersion program – and the experience was more rewarding than she ever could have imagined.
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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 is the Director of Admissions at Asia School of Business. She shares five things you should know about the school’s innovative MBA program, offered in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world’s leading business schools.
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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
Kellogg School of Management is part of the elite M7 group of business schools, which means their M7 MBA program is extremely competitive. So, what does it take to be accepted into this prestigious MBA? In a video shared by Kellogg, Alyssa Jackson, Associate Director of Admissions for Kellogg’s Evening & Weekend MBA Program, gives some valuable insider advice for your application to Kellogg.
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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 is an MBA student at the International University of Monaco. We spoke to him about his experience at IUM, what it’s like to study in Monaco (cue the helicopter rides!), and how getting his MBA at IUM helped him land a top job as Brand Partnerships Manager at TikTok.
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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
Why this husband and wife duo left El Salvador to do an MBA in Canada.
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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 found acceptance, support, and friendships at a school famed for its Catholic Jesuit traditions. As a Muslim himself, Irshad described his “unique” and “beautiful” MBA experience to MBAGRADSCHOOLS.
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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
Having already spent time in two vastly different cultures in China and the USA, Ning Li experienced yet another culture change after moving to Denmark to study at Copenhagen Business School. Here’s her MBA story.
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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
Despite approaching his MBA at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) with a clear purpose of what he wanted to get out of it, Stuart Murray was left surprised not only by the course content but by the way the experience changed him as a person.
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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
When his “once-in-a-lifetime experience” was interrupted by a global pandemic, Malvern Wong chose to look for the positives – and ended up learning skills that proved invaluable in his current role. With MBAGRADSCHOOLS, he recounts his time studying for an MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
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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 is ranked #4 in the world by Business Insider, #2 in the world by The Economist, and #1 in the world by the Financial Times, making it one of the most prestigious programs on the globe. With an acceptance rate of 11%, this also means it’s one of the most competitive MBA programs in the world.
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Overcoming impostor syndrome during the ESMT Berlin MBA

Overcoming impostor syndrome during the ESMT Berlin MBA

MBA Success Stories
In a new podcast series from The Modern MBA, in collaboration with MBAGRADSCHOOLS, current & former MBA candidates explain how they are making the transition from typically unorthodox sectors into business. The interviewee this episode is Roxie Overaker, a current MBA student at ESMT Berlin whose interest…
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The value of adaptability at HKU MBA

The value of adaptability at HKU MBA

MBA Success Stories
Rajendra Shoff is an alumnus of the HKU MBA. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS why this program is different, the benefits of a diverse intake, and receiving advice that you simply can’t get from a Google search.
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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
From initial doubts about his suitability for the program to graduating in the midst of a global pandemic, Roberto Tijerina’s RSM MBA experience was like no other. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about what sets the program apart, how much he grew as a person during the MBA, and how the school gave him vital support when he needed it most.
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Tears, long nights & making lifelong friends – SSE EMBA

Tears, long nights & making lifelong friends – SSE EMBA

MBA Success Stories
The diversity of Paul Seimann’s classmates at the Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA means he can now look at his job, his tasks and his colleagues from a completely different perspective. Here’s his EMBA story.
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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, an Australian native, decided to pursue his MBA at HKUST Business School in Hong Kong. He knew that he would gain the quantitative skills he lacked, but never expected how much it would change his way of thinking and ultimately his life. He told us how he got so much more than only academic knowledge in the program…
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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 graduated from the Athena School of Management last year – but remaining part of the school’s alumni community means her journey is still ongoing. She explained to us how the process changed her as a person, benefiting from Athena’s emphasis on internships…
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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 kept referring to the people in her class and how much she has learnt from them. She wishes this same amazing experience on everyone looking for an MBA, but with some words of advice: Go in with an open mind, know that your right way is not someone else’s right way. Be ready to…
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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
When she started looking for an MBA, Tracy Ann was drawn by the ethos of RSM: a force for positive change. This proved to be true for her in all aspects of the MBA experience. If you listen to her journey, she is certainly set to carry this forward in her post MBA role and beyond.
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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
Working at a tech company in the day and studying for an MBA in the evening almost overwhelmed Rikun Patel – until some timely advice from a fellow student put things into perspective for him. He told MBAGRADSCHOOLS about his Evening MBA experience at Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business.
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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 knew that an MBA was the right choice for her and that it would be money well spent. After her program, she is even more convinced of the fact. She sees the experience from an intrinsic point of view – the ROI is longtime and it compounds over time and only gets stronger the longer you are out of your program. Judging by her journey so far, for Violeta, this will most certainly be the case.
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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 has lived through his MBA journey by following his own advice: embrace the change and be open to improving yourself. The MBA challenged him to improve emotionally and welcome the personal and professional change it brought about. He told us more about the impact of the MBA on his academic, professional and personal growth.
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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 was working as a project engineer in his native Mexico, very involved in the operations and technical side of things. Trained as a mechanical engineer, he enjoyed his job, all the physics and engineering, but he felt a little bit stuck.
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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 recently completed her MBA at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), a program which she buckled down to complete in 12 months rather than the suggested 24 months. Ariel used the enforced lockdown period to trial her education-based startup on her young children, who haven’t been able to attend school since…
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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 is a native of Peru who has lived in various countries throughout the world including Chile, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States. He studied for an MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) before recently starting a role as Operations Manager at Amazon in Barcelona.
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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
Originally from Singapore, Wei comes from a background in journalism but most recently was working in Tokyo at the global pharmaceutical company Kyowa Kirin. During his time there he grew interested in the strategy and business development side of things, but soon realised that he lacked the business essentials such as accounting & finance to really advance in his chosen career. So he decided to get those skills at INSEAD; one of the most prestigious and most international business schools in the world.
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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
In a new podcast series from The Modern MBA, current & former MBA candidates explain how they are making the transition from typically unorthodox MBA sectors such as the arts, healthcare and hospitality into business. In the latest podcast, Tamara Johnson talked through her experiences in transitioning from …
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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
The MBA program at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is one of the most prestigious MBAs in Europe. It’s also one of the most international, with the most recent class made up of 121 students and 40 different nationalities.
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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 is adamant that, despite the current uncertain and trying times, it is a time for us to show our resilience and to show who we are. He is convinced that, “if we remain strong and focused and work hard, the future is really going to be bright.” Judging by Elvis’ character and skills, coupled with his UCT GSB MBA, he is sure to add to this bright future.
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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
Sam had been competing on the international circuit for Team USA since 2013, and in 2016 won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in the synchronised diving event. However, ongoing injury concerns eventually meant he was forced to call time on his diving career. Although for many that may have been earth-shattering, for Sam it was simply a chance for a fresh start in his life to follow a recently-acquired passion of his.
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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 global COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in the way we live, work and study. Team meetings now take place over Zoom, remote working is the new norm for many and study courses all over the world have been hurriedly shifted into an online format.
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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
Meet Alexandra, Canadian born but raised between Santiago, Chile and Vancouver, Canada. Alexandra is now an MBA candidate and Student Ambassador at SFU Beedie School of Business. We wanted to find out why getting an MBA was so important to her and what her advice was to prospective MBA students.
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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
In a new podcast series from TheModernMBA, former MBA candidates explain how they are making the transition from typically unorthodox MBA sectors such as the arts, healthcare and, in this case, hospitality into business. The interviewee in this episode is Michael Todd, a South African native with a background in hospitality. He had worked in various locations in his native Africa as well as several European countries, so came into the Warwick Business School MBA as an experienced hotelier.
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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
We had the pleasure of catching up with Maria Nemchinova to discuss her decision to study for an MBA at Nyenrode Business University in The Netherlands. Maria is from the heart of Siberia in Russia, she made the decision to invest in her future and head to Amsterdam to join the Full-Time MBA September 2019 cohort at Nyenrode.
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Top MBA business schools in the USA

Top MBA business schools in the USA

MBA Rankings
America is the home of the MBA, and the top business schools in the USA are also some of the best in the world. They consistently deliver the highest average salaries for their graduates, lead the pack when it comes to innovation in business education and hold the advantage of lying in the largest economy in the world. Despite a growth in popularity of European and Asian business schools in recent years, the United States remains the king.
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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
The effects that COVID-19 has wreaked upon our society have been rapid, far-reaching and drastic. As I write, one third of the world’s population is now in lockdown. By the time you read this, it could well be more than that. Whilst we’re currently witnessing the impact of the coronavirus on our daily lives, for businesses…
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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
From early February, information about an unknown respiratory disease originating in China was circulating in the international media. A few weeks later, all classes in Spain, where my MBA is based, switched to an online format. Social gatherings were banned, and my end-of-the-year trips were put on hold. I found myself with additional free time, which I was not sure how to make use of.
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