Degree Decisions Stories

December 17 2017, 3:17PM PST

Acing the GMAT Exam

Prior to Applying to MBA programs, students have to take the GMAT Exam. This exam is a general exam that measures a student's ability to reason verbally and quantitatively as well as their ability to write in a coherent and well-developed manner. It helps to know what the test will be like prior to taking it. Consider these tips from MBA in America:

The test is like this: you have two essays at the beginning of the test. One is an [Read More]

Best 2008 Graduate MBA programs

Every year, U.S. News and World Report ranks the best grad schools in 10 different fields of study. Their 2008 report ranks the following ten graduate schools in business as the best in the country:

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
  • Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)
  • University of Chicago
  • Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)
  • University of California"Berkeley (Haas)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • New York University (Stern)

Their ranking consider many factors, including [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]

Choosing an Online School

Administrators at Virginia College have recently released a set of guidelines that students should abide by whenever they're choosing an online college. According to openPR.com:

Make sure the school is accredited by a reputable government agency. While many schools will tout their accreditation, the agencies aren't all created equal. Schools that offer Federal Title IV financial aid, including student loans and Pell grants, are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The best online schools will have admissions counselors available to help [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:


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

Life Balance: Texas Encourages Students to go to College

In Texas, Austin Community College is allowing high school students to take college courses whiles still in high school. They hope this encourages students to go to college and earn a degree.

News 8 Austin has this story:

Manuel Munoz is a junior in high school, but he's already taking college courses at Austin Community College.

"I'm taking some history courses so I can be ahead both in college and in high school," he said.

Munoz doesn't have to pay [Read More]

Life Balance: Diversity in Med School

Many career fields are seeing an increase in the numbers of foreign students. This is especially prevalent in medical school. The Washington Post recently posted an article on diversity at med schools.

The six members of Medical Team 4 have a lot in common. Each wears a white coat, has a stethoscope for a necklace and has stayed up late this week. They can all start an IV and work up a solitary lung nodule.

They share something less obvious, [Read More]

Life Balance: Student Loan Regulation

Many students these days rely on student loans to go to college. With tuition increases nationwide, parents are finding it more and more difficult to fund their child's college education without assistance. But whom do you trust to make sure the loan is in your best interest? The Bush administration wants to regulate the relationship between universities and lenders

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration has proposed new rules aimed at clamping down on conflicts of interest in [Read More]

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