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July 22 2017, 8:05PM PDT

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]

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]

Changes to the GRE Test Are Cancelled

ETS, the administrator of the GRE Test, a test that is often required for students planning to attend grad school, recently announced that they will not revise the test later this year as they had originally planned. Instead, the test will retain its current format. According to Peterson's:

This new exam, scheduled for release in September, would have featured the biggest changes to the GRE in over 50 years.

Gone would have been the computer-adaptive format, by which a section becomes easier [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]

Best 2008 Graduate Programs in Education

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 education as the best in the country:

  1. Teachers College, Columbia University (NY)
  2. Stanford University (CA)
  3. Harvard University (MA)
  4. Vanderbilt University (Peabody) (TN)
  5. University of California"Los Angeles
  6. University of Michigan"Ann Arbor
  7. Northwestern University (IL)
  8. University of California"Berkeley
  9. University of Washington
  10. University of Wisconsin"Madison

Their ranking consider many factors, including peer [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]

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