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Career Trends Stories

June 24 2017, 5:28PM PDT

Expand Your Career with a Business Degree

Many students struggle with choosing a major, and many more struggle with attending grad school to earn their MBA. However, recent statistics have shown that earning a business degree may be the quickest way into a high-paying job. According to PRWeb:

"The field of finance is hot right now and the job outlook is expected to stay strong," says Business-Programs.com. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, accounting jobs are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations, [Read More]

Earning an MBA without an Undergraduate Degree

While 99% of the time an undergraduate degree is required to get into an MBA degree program, some colleges may make exceptions for those who have been highly-promoted but have little or no college education. This is a rare occurrence, but it may be an option for those who have worked hard for their high-management position and want to get the best MBA program to expand their career options. Consider this advice from CareerJournal:
Schools normally require undergraduate degrees [Read More]

Making the Decision to go to Grad School

There are several reasons why you might be considering enrolling in graduate school. Maybe you need a graduate degree to chase the career you want. Maybe you have been out of undergraduate school for a while and you're discovering that it's harder to get a job than you thought it would be. Or maybe you just aren't ready to start paying off your student loans just yet. Whatever your situation, there are things you need to consider before jumping into graduate [Read More]

Pursuing a Joint MBA Degree

Some students choose to pursue a joint MBA degree -- a degree that allows you earn your master's in business administration as well as a graduate degree in another field, commonly healthcare, law, or medicine. There are both advantages and disadvantages to pursuing a joint MBA degree. According to MBA Map:

Advantages

  • Specialized knowledge: The main reason for pursuing a joint degree should be if the knowledge acquired from the additional degree will be useful in your chosen career. Employers [Read More]

Do Forensic Degrees Really Prepare You for the Job?

There's no question that crime-solving TV shows like CSI are popular. They've created a huge interest in the demand for forensic science programs at colleges across the nation as students strive to have such a prestigious job. However, just like the depiction of the job of forensic scientist isn't accurately portrayed in these shows, the ability of a student to get a job in this field without an advanced degree may be over-exaggerated by colleges that offer 2-and 4-year degrees in [Read More]

Appearing as the Perfect Candidate for your MBA Program

Many people make the mistake of thinking that the interview with your MBA school is the most important part of distinguishing yourself as the perfect MBA program candidate. However, without the perfect application, you may never get that interview. For that reason, Toqquz.Bulaq Gulzari offers these tips on putting together the perfect MBA application:

Have a really solid and complete application file. List down all your qualifications and your work experience in a way that complements them. Do NOT leave any part [Read More]

What to Consider when Considering an Executive MBA

An executive MBA program is an MBA program that is designed for current business executives who want to pursue higher education in their field without having to quit their current job. This is the ideal program for most executives; however, there are both benefits and drawbacks to enrolling in an executive MBA program. According to MBAMap.com, the advantages and disadvantages are:

Advantages:

  • Class schedules are flexible to allow students to travel to and from the program with minimal disturbance from their [Read More]

Careers & Ideas: Employers May Look Up Your Info Online

Have you ever thought about fall-out from your personal profile online? Have you ever thought about who might be looking you up on the Internet? Believe it or not, potential employers have been known to search the names of potential employees on the Internet to find information.

So what kind of information do you have out there? Jason Fry from the Wall Street Journal Online has this:

Last week a story crossed my desk claiming that a quarter of [Read More]


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