When I think of business school and the MBA program, I always take a step back and say to myself, “what am I supposed to be learning here?” I have long been under the impression that obtaining an MBA is also accompanied by a plaque that reads “Master of the Universe.” Now while you may not receive a plaque, if you navigate B-school correctly, you will have the tools to be the master of a universe. Your own.
It’s a good time to be a recruiter at a big tech company. Instead of sifting sand to find a diamond, they’re sorting diamonds to find particularly lustrous diamonds.
That also means it’s a tough time to be an applicant to a big tech company. It can feel like having an MBA from a Top 10 school is table stakes and if you haven’t created a machine learning algorithm that’s working on ending world hunger, you’re out.
Fear not. I polled my friends who career switched into big tech companies by taking detours through MBA programs and found three common themes we emphasized while applying.
When you think about MBA employers, odds are that a toy company may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But did you know that LEGO hires several MBAs for marketing roles? In fact, they have a new event designed to identify future hires -- LEGO Brand Camp.
Before you apply to an MBA program, it's a good idea to learn about MBA job trends, so you have an idea of the demand for MBAs in your field. Want to know which countries have the highest percentage of MBA hires, or what types of companies have had the largest increases of MBA hires? Check out this data from the 2011/12 QS Jobs & Salaries Trends Report.
As an MBA admissions consultant, business school applicants often ask me whether it is appropriate to write about a desire to change careers in their applications. Some worry that expressing an interest in doing something different will negate the professional experience they have. Nothing could be further from the truth.
While the MBA is one of the most popular graduate degrees, it's not for everyone. Since an MBA requires a significant investment of your time and money, you need to be sure that an MBA is the right choice. An MBA may be right for you if you meet the following criteria:
The number of entrepreneurship MBA programs and MBA entrepreneurs is on the rise. Want to know which schools have the biggest increase in MBA entrepreneurs? Read on.
Robert Mittelstaedt, is a dean and professor of management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, as well as an experienced business co-founder, a board member of three public companies, and the author of two business books. The W. P. Carey School of Business has over than 10,000 students and is #77 in the QS Global 200 North America Rating. In this interview, Dean Mittelstaedt explains what to look for in an online MBA program.
If you are looking to advance your career, but don’t have the time for classroom study, then an online MBA might be the right choice. Here are some reasons why online MBA programs are becoming increasingly popular that may help you decide whether or not you want to get an online MBA.
History is replete with success stories about individuals who got their starts on the lowest rungs of the ladder. Even music mogul and TV personality Simon Cowell first toiled in the EMI mail room.