When it comes to going to graduate school, you probably have two main motivations: to get the best education possible and to pay the least amount of money possible out of your own pocket. While graduate school is worth it for your professional development in the long run, the financial burden of tuition and living expenses can be intimidating for both you and your bank account. Before taking out the maximum amount of loans, try looking in the following places for a little extra grad school money:
Did you know, 22% of women candidates say it's a career goal to be self-employed? And they are choosing business school as their first step to get there! This research snapshot from the Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) Market Intelligence team shows the positive impact between women and business school.
There could be several reasons why you are considering graduate school. Maybe you want to advance your career or simply further your education. What ever it may be, consider these five questions as you begin to plan your graduate education journey.
Alejandra Parra always knew she wanted to live and study abroad. After graduating from college in her home country of Colombia, she moved to Washington, DC, to work at the Embassy of Colombia and pursue her business school dreams. Now a financial consultant at Delphos International and a George Washington University MBA graduate, she shares what her business school experience was like as an international student:
Ask a business school graduate what they enjoyed the most about their classroom experience and the answer may surprise you. It’s often not the amazing professor they had or the business knowledge they learned. It’s the richness of diversity in their classroom and how it shaped their education.
Way back in September I wrote about my first week of grad school. And now, as of December 5th, I finished my first semester at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. Countless hours of work, sleep deprived nights, and vending machine snacks went into this achievement. But I survived! And here are some of the most important things I learned along the way:
Jeremy Williams always thought an engineering degree and an MBA made a perfect combination. A graduate from Miami University’s mechanical engineering program in 2010, Jeremy knew his education didn’t stop there. After working for a few years, he decided to attend George Washington University’s MBA program to round out his engineering education. Jeremy reflects on his unique path, why getting an MBA as an engineer makes sense, and how he combines both degrees as a product manager at GMAC.
So you decided a business master's is the next move for you. But with so many programs how do you choose the right one? It's important to choose a program that matches your career goals and interests. Check out our infographic that breaks down master's programs by industry and job function to help guide you to finding the right program for you.
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.