In the Country of the MBAs

Your opportunity to distinguish yourself starts with being more willing than other MBA students to learn as you go, and with being more attuned to the high stakes of every decision you make.

Everyone else will be unconsciously following the dictates of some dead economist. In the country of the MBAs, you’ll have to strive to cultivate your judgment and figure out which ideas are worth … [ Read more ]

A Global Management Program Made Of MOOCs

Ankit Khandelwal has cobbled together an education in global management for free. For more than two years, from May 2012 to June 2014, the native of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan slogged his way through some 50 online courses, ranging from An Introduction to Operations Management by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School to Global Strategy and Organization by MIT’s OpenCourseWare. He’s also completed … [ Read more ]

MBA Essentials: A free online curriculum to learn skills taught in top MBA programs

The MBA is a famously expensive degree. But most of the academic learning you’ll get in an MBA program can now be had through free online resources. SlideRule ran a detailed study of the “core” curricula of some of the world’s top business schools to determine the essential components of an MBA. Then, we curated the best online resources that teach each of those essential … [ Read more ]

MBA Tips: How to Prepare Harvard Business School Cases

While reading and preparing cases is a significant part of any business school experience, there isn’t always a concrete result to your work. You could easily invest hours preparing a case and have nothing to say about it during the class discussion. It’s because of this ambiguous return on investment that many people choose not to read the scheduled case before a class … [ Read more ]

108 Tips for New MBA Students

After going through two years of business school, it’s still questionable how much of my coursework and class notes will apply to my real world job. But one thing I do know is that I can use my experiences to help those who are in the exact same position I was two years ago. First and foremost this post is a documentation exercise; … [ Read more ]

Why MBA Entrepreneurs Are Happier Than Their Peers

Most MBAs may look for a structured career path, but a surprising number – more than 20% of Wharton MBAs surveyed — became entrepreneurs and found themselves happier than their peers because of it.

Welcome to pre-MBA boot camp

Strong in marketing but weak in accounting and finance? A new online MBA prep course aims to help.

Making the Most of Your MBA

A few tips on how to take advantage of your MBA experience

The Long Good-Bye: Calling It Quits for B-School

Every year around this time a wave of anxiety ripples through most of the nation’s newly admitted business school students: How to depart a job without burning any bridges, and ideally, leaving a positive, lasting impression? It’s important to leave your current employer on good terms. Here’s a list of nine things I tell soon-to-be students to keep in mind as they say good-bye.

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Business school will cost you five years. Can you afford to wait?

Business school will cost you five years. At least.

If you want to learn normal business school stuff and get a normal business school job at a large company. It may be the right choice for you. If you are going to business school to ‘learn’ entrepreneurship and ‘build your toolbox.’ You’re just lying to yourself. Even if you could … [ Read more ]

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

Understanding the 5 C’s to decide whether to get an MBA.

Back to B-School

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of going back to school to get your MBA, BNET’s newest blog — Back to B-School — is for you. You’ll learn how to get into business school and what to expect once you get there, but it’s more than just academics. It’s also about creating the right balance between work, home and school. It’s about getting your … [ Read more ]

Can a “Personal MBA” Match the Real McCoy?

Proponents of self-learning say that B-schools are a waste of time and money. Traditional MBAs say there’s no substitute for the Halls of Ivy.

Good news and bad news – Seth Godin on the value of an MBA

This is a short post from Seth Godin’s blog. The key idea: “The fact is, though, that unless you want to be a consultant or an i-banker (where a top MBA is nothing but a screen for admission) it’s hard for me to understand why this is a better use of time and money than actual experience combined with a dedicated reading of 30 or … [ Read more ]

What’s Really Wrong With U.S. Business Schools?

A research paper entitled “What’s Really Wrong with U.S. Business Schools” shines a light on what has become a growing dilemma for business school deans-the yearly scorecard that assigns numerical rankings to selected business programs. The paper describes a “dysfunctional competition for media rankings that leads schools to divert resources from investment in knowledge creation and other important areas to short-term strategy aimed at improving … [ Read more ]

The Upwardly Global MBA

A survey of 100-plus executives in more than 20 countries identifies the knowledge, skills, and attributes young leaders need to succeed.

B-Schools Gain a Lavender Tinge

With gay and lesbian students increasingly assertive, B-schools are working to be more inclusive and boost opportunities for them

HBS Cases: Developing the Courage to Act

Professor David A. Garvin offers a rare inside glimpse at how the case method is used by both faculty and students in classrooms at Harvard Business School.

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MBA Center Online

mbacenteronline.com is an online magazine where you can find expert advice on MBA admissions, articles from the top MBA programs (Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, INSEAD) and interviews with MBA recruiters.