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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

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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

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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

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Why SSE is an important part of the Swedish business community The Executive MBA program and the Stockholm School of…
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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

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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

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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

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What does it mean to be a “platform” business? Facebook. Uber. Airbnb. These are all companies that run on a…
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Is asynchronous learning more inclusive than on-campus learning?

Is asynchronous learning more inclusive than on-campus learning?

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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?

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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 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 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

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Shifting the lens Challenging convention through diversity & inclusion While LGBTQ+ rights have advanced dramatically over the past 20 years,…
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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

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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

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Al Dea – How to create a successful MBA application strategy   Why is having an MBA application strategy so…
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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

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Chris Abkarians (USA) – Juno  What is Juno and how does it help students? In a nutshell, Juno gets the…
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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

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

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

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Doing an MBA at Esade in the time of coronavirus Changes in the classroom In the early days of the…
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Finding a job post-MBA amidst a turbulent pandemic

Finding a job post-MBA amidst a turbulent pandemic

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Why study an MBA at EU Business School? When you start the MBA application process, it’s important to look beyond…
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The VU Executive MBA: Developing thought leadership as an executive

The VU Executive MBA: Developing thought leadership as an executive

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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

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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

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X = Stronger Together What is the emba X? emba X is an 18-month Executive MBA program, jointly run by…
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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 stories
Mariana Goncalves (Brazil)- ESSEC MBA Finding the right time to do your MBA For many people, the most difficult part…
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How backpacking through Europe lead to an MBA and a career in Germany

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

MBA 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

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HKU MBA Admissions – Tips and advice from Sachin Tipnis Do you fit the profile? Every year, HKU Business School…
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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 stories
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

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What is MBA accreditation and why is it important? Universities, business schools, and MBA programs can all receive accreditation from…
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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 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 stories
Necessity Ngorima (Zimbabwe/South Africa) – University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business   Choosing an MBA for your legacy…
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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?

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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

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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

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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

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The evolutions of the University of St.Gallen MBA Is an MBA the ultimate act of brand loyalty? Across the products…
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USA meets Rotterdam: The benefits of doing your MBA abroad

USA meets Rotterdam: The benefits of doing your MBA abroad

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Ryan Gray (USA) – Rotterdam School of Management So, you have a bachelor’s in public relations and communications and have…
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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 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?

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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?

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Sam Weeks – Admissions Consultant   From the trading floor to the lecture hall Sam Weeks was once, as he…
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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

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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 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 stories
Tim Vollrath – University of St.Gallen MBA   Open-minded classmates and “enormous” diversity MBA cohorts are typically a vibrant mix…
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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

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Wael Aoun (Lebanon) – Gabelli School of Business   A business school in the heart of New York It would…
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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Alyssa Jackson – Associate Director of Admissions at Kellogg School of Management   An M7 MBA program Kellogg School of…
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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

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Sharon Kwok (Hong Kong) – Hult MBA What were you doing before your MBA? Before my MBA I was working…
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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

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Maxine Fish – Hult International Business School   Walk us through your career path to date. I did a BA…
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How an MBA at the International University of Monaco helped this student land a top job at TikTok in New York City

How an MBA at the International University of Monaco helped this student land a top job at TikTok in New York City

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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

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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

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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

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In August and September 2020, we traveled to the University of St.Gallen, where we helped to produce and create video…
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Build your awareness around sustainability in the CBS MBA

Build your awareness around sustainability in the CBS MBA

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 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

Editors picks MBA 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 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 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 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

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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 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 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

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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 on a bigger level through the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business MBA

Making an impact on a bigger level through the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business MBA

MBA 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

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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

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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

Editors picks MBA 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 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 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?

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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

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