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An MBA that puts you in the driver’s seat

by The Graduate Experience on April 17, 2017

Henry Ford once famously said that customers could get the Model T in any color they wanted, as long as it was black. But freedom of choice is a good thing, especially when it comes to your MBA program.

Many part-time MBAs, even those that are highly ranked and well-regarded, have a regimented schedule. You show up the same nights for two years and ... Read More


Making a part-time MBA more affordable

by The Graduate Experience on April 17, 2017

While an MBA is an investment in your career and in yourself, it’s also just a major investment. According to the 2017 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey, the overwhelming majority of business master’s graduates have found their degree immensely helpful:

91 percent indicate that the degree has helped them professionally 76 percent say it ... Read More


Professional Flex MBA: A top-ranked MBA on your schedule

by The Graduate Experience on April 17, 2017

One of the things people look forward to when they graduate college is finally being done with classes and being able to join the workforce. But before long, many people realize that they just can’t get where they want to go in their career on a bachelor’s degree alone. Because of its broad applicability and reputation for demanding a higher salary, ... Read More


Put a part-time MBA to work for you

by The Graduate Experience on April 17, 2017

The MBA remains one of the best decisions you can make for your career. According to the 2016 GMAC Corporate Recruiter Survey, the demand for employees and job candidates with an MBA is the highest it’s been in a decade. Likewise, the 2017 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey revealed that 93 percent of MBA and business master’s degree students found ... Read More


The Transformative Forward Focus MBA Curriculum

by The Graduate Experience on February 20, 2017

Ultimately, very few people pursue an MBA to stand firm in the field, company, or role in which they currently serve. By giving you a broad overview of primary business functions, a deeper level of understanding than a bachelor’s degree in business, and the chance to focus your skills in one or more areas of business, an MBA helps you create new ... Read More


Executive MBA: The Right Choice for Senior Leaders

by The Graduate Experience on February 13, 2017

As the name suggests, executive MBA programs are not for everyone. They require a level of experience and accomplishment above and beyond that of most MBA programs. But what makes them so unique, and is there really that much of a difference?

MBA programs all offer a chance to learn more, specialize in a field of interest, and look great on your ... Read More


Five Reasons to Consider an Evening MBA

by The Graduate Experience on February 6, 2017

An MBA gives you instant credibility within your organization and on your resume. It indicates that you have expertise and a broad working knowledge of many business functions, giving you a leg up on other candidates who lack that level of experience. There are three primary ways to earn your MBA — in a full-time on-campus program, online, or ... Read More


Companies, Students Embrace Specialized Business Master’s Degrees

by The Graduate Experience on January 30, 2017

Since the Great Recession, there has been a change in hiring patterns for many companies and industries. While a bachelor’s degree used to be the standard, many fields — from finance to IT to supply chain management — now consider candidates with specialized master’s degrees over and above those with just an undergraduate diploma.

There ... Read More


These Colombians chose Rotman for their MBA: Find out why

by Rotman Admissions Blog on January 12, 2017

There are many reasons why students choose Rotman for their MBA. In this post, we’d like to focus on our dynamic group of Colombians in the Class of 2018. Here’s what they’re saying:

“I think Rotman really sets itself apart with its integrated approach to teaching and its concentration on design thinking. Plus, half the students ... Read More


These Colombians chose Rotman for their MBA: Find out why

by Rotman Admissions Blog on January 12, 2017

There are many reasons why students choose Rotman for their MBA. In this post, we’d like to focus on our dynamic group of Colombians in the Class of 2018. Here’s what they’re saying:

“I think Rotman really sets itself apart with its integrated approach to teaching and its concentration on design thinking. Plus, half the students ... Read More


Global Logistics Master’s Helps Career Changer Chart a New Path

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on October 24, 2016

Christon Valdivieso looks back on his time in the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Global Logistics (MS-GL) program with great fondness and pride. Although he already had several years of experience in the workforce, he had changed careers and decided he needed to develop the skills he needed to succeed.

“A couple years ago I made ... Read More


Global Logistics Master’s Helps Career Changer Chart a New Path

by The Graduate Experience on October 24, 2016

Christon Valdivieso looks back on his time in the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Global Logistics (MS-GL) program with great fondness and pride. Although he already had several years of experience in the workforce, he had changed careers and decided he needed to develop the skills he needed to succeed.

“A couple years ago I made ... Read More


Tips to “unlock” the admissions essay

by Rotman Admissions Blog on October 7, 2016

Each year, we post a few tips to “unlock” the admissions essay. Many of you have reached about this year’s essay and asked for advice on how to approach our new question. So, here it is …

Essay Question: When you reflect 10 years from now, how will you measure your MBA experience? (500 words)

Completing the MBA is a big decision. At ... Read More


Tips to “unlock” the admissions essay

by Rotman Admissions Blog on October 7, 2016

Each year, we post a few tips to “unlock” the admissions essay. Many of you have reached about this year’s essay and asked for advice on how to approach our new question. So, here it is …

Essay Question: When you reflect 10 years from now, how will you measure your MBA experience? (500 words)

Completing the MBA is a big decision. At ... Read More


Class of 2019 application is live

by Rotman Admissions Blog on September 22, 2016

What’s changed? Our essay question – this year we are asking you to reflect back 10 years after completing your MBA and share with us how you will measure your MBA experience at that point in time. We also increased the word limit from 250 to 500. Our hope in extending the word limit is that you will have even more freedom to express yourself ... Read More


Class of 2019 application is live

by Rotman Admissions Blog on September 22, 2016

What’s changed? Our essay question – this year we are asking you to reflect back 10 years after completing your MBA and share with us how you will measure your MBA experience at that point in time. We also increased the word limit from 250 to 500. Our hope in extending the word limit is that you will have even more freedom to express yourself ... Read More


Increasingly, Corporations Expect to Hire Business Graduates

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on September 16, 2016

Although the hiring market for MBA graduates has improved over the past several years to pre-recession levels, the outlook is stronger than it has been since before the recession, according to the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey.

An excellent barometer of hiring trends, the 2016 GMAC survey, conducted with survey partners EFMD, MBA CSEA and 109 business ... Read More


Increasingly, Corporations Expect to Hire Business Graduates

by The Graduate Experience on September 16, 2016

Although the hiring market for MBA graduates has improved over the past several years to pre-recession levels, the outlook is stronger than it has been since before the recession, according to the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey.

An excellent barometer of hiring trends, the 2016 GMAC survey, conducted with survey partners EFMD, MBA CSEA and 109 ... Read More


Meaningful Moments by Erin Vincent

by Kelley Direct Online MBA & MS Programs on September 6, 2016

Over my last twelve years with the Kelley School of Business, I have had the honor to affect change and grow professionally within this dynamic organization.  When I joined Kelley in 2004, I was a young Student Affairs professional who had never taken a business course.  Dean Roger Schmenner and Executive Director Jane Lambert were looking for an Read More


Class of 2018 – Profile

by Rotman Admissions Blog on August 29, 2016

They’re here! The class of 2018 is officially 4 days into orientation at Rotman and the energy at 105 St. George is incredible.

More of a ‘deep dive’ on this class profile in coming weeks. Here are just a couple of highlights:

 

This is the most internationally diverse cohort to date. 38 nationalities from 52 birth countries ... Read More


Class of 2018 – Profile

by Rotman Admissions Blog on August 29, 2016

They’re here! The class of 2018 is officially 4 days into orientation at Rotman and the energy at 105 St. George is incredible.

More of a ‘deep dive’ on this class profile in coming weeks. Here are just a couple of highlights:

 

This is the most internationally diverse cohort to date. 38 nationalities from 52 birth countries ... Read More


Kelley Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student, Chris Hanahan, Turned his Passion into a Company

Chris grew up in Wisconsin and moved to San Diego in 1998 with about $400 in his wallet and without a car. He started his business on an idea that he could sell two extra tickets to pay for his own, and over 10 years later it has grown into a wild success. His passion and interest in music and sports has led him to attend over 300 events. His ticket Read More


Hi, I’m Jamie Young.

by Rotman Admissions Blog on March 2, 2016

I am the new Director of Recruitment & Admissions for the Full-Time MBA Program at the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto – and I couldn’t be happier to be here. In fact, I chose to move across Canada to be here. One of the biggest reasons why I decided to join Rotman was because of its reputation as one of the ... Read More


Hi, I’m Jamie Young.

by Rotman Admissions Blog on March 2, 2016

I am the new Director of Recruitment & Admissions for the Full-Time MBA Program at the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto – and I couldn’t be happier to be here. In fact, I chose to move across Canada to be here. One of the biggest reasons why I decided to join Rotman was because of its reputation as one of the ... Read More


Prepare for the CFA Exam with a Master’s Degree in Finance

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on February 26, 2016

The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is one of the most recognized qualifications in finance. Whether you plan to work in the U.S. or internationally, a CFA will deliver skills you can take with you anywhere.

Increasingly, firms are finding that the advantages of CFAs over MBAs are hard to overlook. While an MBA will prepare you for leadership ... Read More


Prepare for the CFA Exam with a Master’s Degree in Finance

by The Graduate Experience on February 26, 2016

The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is one of the most recognized qualifications in finance. Whether you plan to work in the U.S. or internationally, a CFA will deliver skills you can take with you anywhere.

Increasingly, firms are finding that the advantages of CFAs over MBAs are hard to overlook. While an MBA will prepare you for leadership ... Read More


MRED Prepares You to Meet the Demand for Real Estate Developers

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on February 12, 2016

According to CNN Money, real estate development is one of the hottest jobs in the U.S., projecting 12 percent growth over the next 10 years. Emerging from the housing bubble and the subsequent recession, development is once again on the upswing.

Rise of the 18-Hour City One of the key trends in the recent and future growth and stabilization of development ... Read More


MRED Prepares You to Meet the Demand for Real Estate Developers

by The Graduate Experience on February 12, 2016

According to CNN Money, real estate development is one of the hottest jobs in the U.S., projecting 12 percent growth over the next 10 years. Emerging from the housing bubble and the subsequent recession, development is once again on the upswing.

Rise of the 18-Hour City One of the key trends in the recent and future growth and stabilization of development ... Read More


Kelley MBA Students Put Their Skin in the Game as Healthcare Consultants for the Moffitt Cancer Center

Four online MBA student teams from all over the U.S. lead by Professor Shannon Threlked from the Kelley School’s Bloomington campus just returned to their homes after spending a weekend together in Tampa, Florida. Two Kelley faculty coaches, Sam Misar and John York, joined them at the Moffitt Cancer Center where they met the center’s business leaders Read More


W. P. Carey Launches Forward Focus MBA Curriculum and Scholarship

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on January 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, Arizona State University was named the most innovative university in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This accolade — Stanford and MIT were ranked second and third, respectively — is largely due to the university continually rethinking its role and function, breaking down walls between areas of study ... Read More


W. P. Carey Launches Forward Focus MBA Curriculum and Scholarship

by The Graduate Experience on January 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, Arizona State University was named the most innovative university in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This accolade — Stanford and MIT were ranked second and third, respectively — is largely due to the university continually rethinking its role and function, breaking down walls between areas of study ... Read More


Happy Holidays!

by Rotman Admissions Blog on December 17, 2015

Hard to believe that it’s already the middle of December!  I guess it’s true when they say time flies when you are having fun.  I’ve been having a lot of fun and have actually moved into a new role at Rotman as Managing Director for the Full-Time MBA Program and enjoying diving in to run the business of the Program – a great ... Read More


Happy Holidays!

by Rotman Admissions Blog on December 17, 2015

Hard to believe that it’s already the middle of December!  I guess it’s true when they say time flies when you are having fun.  I’ve been having a lot of fun and have actually moved into a new role at Rotman as Managing Director for the Full-Time MBA Program and enjoying diving in to run the business of the Program – a great ... Read More


7 Insights About Using Analytics to Better Understand and Improve Your Marketing

by Kelley Direct Online MBA & MS Programs on November 13, 2015

The Institute for Business Analytics at the Kelley School organized the Kelley Forum on Marketing Analytics to bring MBA and MS in Business Analytics students – such as my Kelley Direct classmates and myself – together with Kelley faculty and marketing analytics experts from all over the country in Bloomington, Indiana to share ideas and to network. ... Read More


EMBA Alum Graduates to W. P. Carey Leadership Role

by The Graduate Experience on November 9, 2015

When Nicole Garcia returned to school to get her EMBA, the move came with a steep learning curve. “I wasn’t a business major as an undergrad, and there was an 18-year separation between completing my undergrad — I have a degree in communications — and I had never taken a business course before,” she remembers. “So are there things, ... Read More


EMBA Alum Graduates to W. P. Carey Leadership Role

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on November 9, 2015

When Nicole Garcia returned to school to get her EMBA, the move came with a steep learning curve. “I wasn’t a business major as an undergrad, and there was an 18-year separation between completing my undergrad — I have a degree in communications — and I had never taken a business course before,” she remembers. “So are there things, ... Read More


Gaining a Competitive Edge in China: An On-the-Ground Perspective

By Christopher Reid

In October 2015, I traveled to Beijing along with thirteen fellow online MBA students from Kelley Direct to gain a better appreciation of how to successfully do business in China. This in-person portion of the Accelerating Global Immersion Leadership Education (AGILE) program represented the final module for a nine-week course ... Read More


The Best Part of Getting My Online MBA was Learning How to KISS

by Ben Pollack

I know what you’re probably thinking, you’re about to read a juicy story about how an online MBA student learned to kiss in grad school. Sorry to disappoint, but this post focuses on the more academic side of things. KISS, a common acronym in business, is short for Keep it Short & Simple. In other words, it means being succinct ... Read More


Lifelong Value of the MBA is Evident, Exceptional

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on September 23, 2015

Business school alumni and employers agree: For best results, just add MBA. The degree appears to be synonymous with success for both groups in 2015, according to the latest survey data from GMAC. Coupled with clear evidence of the lifelong and exceptional value of the MBA, it’s never felt so right to cheer “best year ever” from the b-school rooftops.

An ... Read More


Building the Perfect MBA Class

by Rotman Admissions Blog on September 11, 2015

They’re here! It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago I joined the Rotman Full-Time MBA Recruitment and Admissions Team to support the team in recruiting the Class of 2017. As a transplant from the Career Centre I was quite sure that I would be able to hit the ground running and help the team bring in the best and most capable class that ... Read More


Building the Perfect MBA Class

by Rotman Admissions Blog on September 11, 2015

They’re here! It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago I joined the Rotman Full-Time MBA Recruitment and Admissions Team to support the team in recruiting the Class of 2017. As a transplant from the Career Centre I was quite sure that I would be able to hit the ground running and help the team bring in the best and most capable class that ... Read More


Professor Marianne Jennings on Business Ethics

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on September 10, 2015

Professor Emeritus Marianne Jennings says with a laugh that she “failed miserably” at retirement. “Failure” is a word that Jennings’ friends and students would never associate with her name. She’s better known for her wide smile, her talent for inspiring and engaging students, and her forthright opinions.

Jennings retired in December 2011 ... Read More


How an Online MBA Strategy Course Helped Student Kash Faheem Land a Job with Apple

by Kelley Direct Online MBA & MS Programs on September 8, 2015

Developing Strategic Capabilities (C562) is one of our online MBA students’ final courses. It brings together the concepts from all the previous classes and enables the students to apply what they learned in practical way. Students form groups of four or five and pick a strategic business unit (SBU) of a publicly traded company they want to investigate ... Read More


Rotman’s 2016 Intake – Application is Open!

by Rotman Admissions Blog on September 3, 2015

We are officially live with all components of the 2016 application for Rotman’s full-time MBA Program!  Our team is already out travelling the world to meet prospective applicants for our next class (Fall 2016 intake) and with the Round 1 deadline next month so it seemed like the right time to share some background on what you can expect from ... Read More


Rotman’s 2016 Intake – Application is Open!

by Rotman Admissions Blog on September 3, 2015

We are officially live with all components of the 2016 application for Rotman’s full-time MBA Program!  Our team is already out travelling the world to meet prospective applicants for our next class (Fall 2016 intake) and with the Round 1 deadline next month so it seemed like the right time to share some background on what you can expect from ... Read More


10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Next Networking Event

by Kelley Direct Online MBA & MS Programs on September 1, 2015

By Mike Schmeckebier

Networking events are an essential part of any job search and career management in general. Some people are naturals at navigating these events and come out with five great leads and maybe a new poker group. But for others, these functions come with lots of anxiety and are full of awkward moments and monotonous small talk.  ... Read More


Reflections from the Class of 2015

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on August 31, 2015

Everyone thinks about what their future holds when they walk across that stage and receive a diploma. But graduation is also a perfect time to ask what you got out of the experience. What will you take with you into your new life and career?

Those same thoughts came to mind for the W. P. Carey class of 2015. For Seth Fleming, a Full-time ... Read More


Decade’s Best Hiring Outlook for B-School Grads in 2015

by W. P. Carey Graduate Blog on August 24, 2015

It’s a banner year for business school students and alumni. From MBA programs to specialized master’s degrees in accounting, management, finance, and beyond, things are looking good across the board — and around the world.

According to the GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey, “2015 may well turn out to be the best year so far ... Read More


Why AGILE Greece Has Been the Most Rewarding Experience in My Kelley Journey

By Astha Chouhan

My Kelley Direct Greece study abroad course was not an academic exercise. Our focus and motivation throughout the term came from the desire to make a difference for a real business in Greece, not to get an A in the class. This one-of-a-kind of experience could not have been delivered within the boundaries of a classroom. This ... Read More