Dr. Lawrence Carr is a Professor of Management Accounting at the Graduate College of Business at Babson College, one of the top business schools for entrepreneurship. He is the recipient the Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence. He got his MBA from Union College after serving in the Vietnam War and holds the rank of Captain (Retired) in the US Navy. Before entering academia, Carr spent 18 years in the corporate workforce, most notably as the CEO of OSRAM (a division of Siemens). In this interview, he discusses the similarities between military culture and startup culture, and provides advice to veterans who are considering starting their own business.
While extracurricular activities are sometimes overlooked, they can make the difference between who is accepted and who isn't. Business school admissions officers aren't just looking for someone who's a fit for their program, they are also looking for someone who will contribute to campus life. What sorts of extracurricular activities are admissions officers looking for? Read on to find out.
Grant Moon is the founder and President of VA Loan Captain, a company that helps veterans use their VA Loan Benefits. Moon has an MBA from Babson and 14 years of experience as an Enlisted Soldier and Commissioned Officer in the US Army National Guard. While in the military, he received several accolades including a Bronze Star Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and two Army Achievement medals. In this interview, he discusses how his military background and MBA helped him start VA Loan Captain.
Business school admissions committees look at your transcript and GPA to assess whether or not you will be successful in their MBA program. That's why it's important to evaluate your overall academic record. While you can't change your undergraduate transcript, developing an MBA alternative transcript may improve your chances of being admitted.
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 women-owned businesses is growing. While this means that more sales and jobs are being generated by women-owned businesses, these businesses still account for a smaller percentage of overall US sales and employees. Read on for more women entrepreneur statistics, as well as the differences between female and male business owners.
Gino Marchetti is a Strategic Accounts Manager and Partner at Orion International, the nation’s largest military recruiting firm. He has a BS in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA in Finance from USC Marshall School of Business. Prior to joining Orion, he spent five years serving in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. In this interview, he offers advice for veterans who are considering getting an MBA and explains why more companies are looking to hire military MBAs.
The US government provides students with over $150 billion in grants, student loans, and work-study funds every year. In order to qualify for that money, however, you must first fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Here's how you do it.
Rodrigo Canales is the Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, where he researches the roles institutions play in entrepreneurship and economic development and teaches the Innovator Perspective Course. Professor Canales is a member of the steering committee of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT as well as an advisor for several Mexican startups seeking to improve the financing environment for small firms. In this interview, Professor Canales discusses why large organizations are resistant to change and what can be done to create innovation within those organizations.
e-Learning continues to increase every year, especially amongst business students. Read these e-Learning Statistics to find out who the most common online students are and why they decided to get their degree online.