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August 18 2017, 2:57PM PDT

Where You'll Incur the Most and Least Debt

In their 2008 graduate school report, U.S. News and World Report compiled numbers from 2006 graduates of MBA schools around the nation to determine what programs have students with the most and the least debt after graduation. Below are the top five schools from each end of the spectrum:

Most Debt:
University of Chicago
Stanford University
Dartmouth College
Yale University
Rice University

Least Debt:
James Madison University
New Mexico State University
University of Vermont
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An MBA May be Nothing without Work Experience

It's hard to work while you're enrolled in a full-time MBA program. For this reason, many MBA students choose to live off of their financial aid while pursuing their MBA degree rather than getting a job in their field. However, studies have found that employers prefer to hire MBA graduates who have experience in their field. According to CareerJournal.com:

Hiring an M.B.A. graduate is an expensive proposition, and companies complain that too often they aren't immediately getting their money's worth from [Read More]

New Database Focuses Solely on Online PhD Programs

A new website directory was launched this month that focuses solely on online schools that offer PhD programs. Doctorate-Degree-PhD-Directory.com recognizes the value of online education for individuals pursuing their PhD and scoured the Internet looking for the top online PhD programs for their database. According to EWorldWire Press:

The beauty of pursuing a degree online lies in its convenience. Chances are when students are pursuing a doctorate, they are already working in their field of study, full-time, and finding the time [Read More]

Walden University's M.Ed. Program Top Ranked among Online Colleges

U.S. News and World Report's "Special Annual e-Learning Guide" recently named Walden's University as the largest online provider of graduate programs in education. Walden University has been offering online education to students for more than 37 years, and more than 20,000 graduate students have pursued their education degree through their programs. The Bastrop Daily Enterprise offers this description of Walden's online graduate education programs:

Students combine online coursework with real-world application-allowing them to gain more experience while they maintain personal and [Read More]

Careers & Ideas: Stuck Between Two Job Offers

Job-hunting is part of the career process that takes a little hard work and persistence. After you have interviewed and have gotten offers, how do you decide which of the job offers to take. Do you take the first thing offered to you? - Or do you hold out and wait for the job you really want?

Last year during his job search, information-technology consultant George Cresto found himself in the fortunate position of having two companies express interest [Read More]

New Online Engineering Degree at the University of Buffalo

Administrators at the University of Buffalo recently announced that they have just completed designing their first online master's degree program. The online master's in engineering program in production management will admit its first students in the fall of 2007. According to the UB Reporter:

"Our MEng degree program will now be available entirely via the distance learning mode," said Carl Chang, adjunct professor of industrial and systems engineering and an academic advisor in the MEng program. "There are many young people [Read More]

Preparing for Graduate School

Many students make the mistake of thinking that their graduate school education will be much like their undergraduate education. This is simply not true. The following excerpt taken from GradSchools Express News explains some of the differences between graduate and undergraduate education:

Unlike your undergrad degree, there are no general studies requirements in graduate school. There are no electives. Your field of study is narrower and delves deeper, forcing a mastery of your chosen field, and you will spend the length [Read More]

Benefits and Disadvantages of Part-Time MBA Programs

If you want to continue working while earning your MBA degree, you may be considering enrolling in a part-time MBA program. Part-time MBA programs are often the only option for students that need to work full-time or take care of family responsibilities while attending school. However, there are benefits and disadvantages to enrolling in a part-time MBA program. Here are some of the pros and cons of part-time MBA programs according to MBA-Business-Schools:

Scheduling
Part time MBA programs can [Read More]


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