Exploring the benefits of an MBA is a great first step to learning if graduate business or management education is the right path for you. Maybe you're a recent graduate and want to explore what additional education can do for your future career. Or you may have been working for a few years (or many years) and want to learn how an MBA or business master's can impact your career and your opportunities. Regardless of your reason, understanding the benefits of an MBA or business master's degree can help you decide if it's the right path for you. Hear from admission directors about the numerous benefits a graduate business or management education can provide to you.
For undergrads who want to go to grad school, one of the hardest decisions to make is all about timing. Should you wait a few years after graduation and get work experience? Or should you go for it and continue your academic journey? Rachael Sherman knows the ins and outs of this decision-making process. She graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Creative Advertising in May 2018 and is now pursuing her Master’s in Strategy at VCU Brandcenter. She shares why she decided not to wait and how her grad student experience has been so far.
Up until college graduation, making friends is pretty straightforward. During college, you’re surrounded by thousands of like-minded peers. Making friends is as easy as working on a group project together, joining Greek life, or winning the random roommate lottery. But after graduation, everything changes. You get a job and move to a new city, while your friends scatter to different locations. Your new coworkers can be great work friends, but you probably don’t want to limit your social life to 9-5. So how can you make friends in this new city called home? Scale back your Netflix viewing parties of one and try these four ways to gather your new friend group:
It’s been awhile since undergrad, so I was nervous for my first day of grad school. I had been out of school since 2013 and I forgot what it was like to be a student. Do I have to go school supply shopping? Did I remember how to do homework? Do grades matter? Will I make friends? Do adults still wear backpacks? I had no idea how to answer any of these questions, but the time had come. My first day at VCU Brandcenter was here.
As a working professional, adding graduate school to the mix can seem like a challenge. But there are many working professionals that are successfully balancing both. Planning ahead and keeping an organized schedule can help you accomplish your graduate degree while working. Hear how full-time consultant, Jackie DiMonte, broke down her time to prepare for her part-time program as an MBA student at the University of Chicago.
When you’re an international student pursuing your MBA in the United States, life can be a little complicated. You have to dive straight into a challenging curriculum all while learning American culture and business practices along the way. Lorena Quezada, a second-year student at the Darden School of Business, knew she was up for the challenge. She shares what brought her from her hometown of Lima, Peru to Darden and why the decision was definitely worth it.
Is the lack of a business background stopping you from pursuing an MBA? Well, good news! Business schools accept students with degrees in a wide variety of concentrations. Hear why admission directors and deans from Columbia Business School, Darden School of Business and the National University of Singapore think a diverse background is beneficial.
When you think of finance, you probably think of Excel workbooks, Wall Street, and a never-ending quest for wealth. Shoumi Mittra, a student pursuing her Master in Management (MiM) in Financial Economics at EDHEC Business School in France, knows there’s a lot more to pursuing a career in finance than these clichés. She shares her passion for the multi-faceted industry, her career goals, and how business school is helping her along the way.
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Applying to business school can seem like an impossible task. Between applications, interviews, resumes, recommendations, and your everyday life, how can you stay on top of it all? Harvard Business School student Shelby Colby knows how you feel. She shares the ins and outs of the application process so you know exactly what to expect.