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The Ultimate Guide to Online Master's in Business Analytics Programs

Calling all big data wranglers! As businesses continue to dive into the future of work, the demand for automation is increasing.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Feb 28
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How to Choose a Big Data Master's Program

A Big Data degree from a highly regarded university is guaranteed to impress employers more than a degree from a school they've never heard of.

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Tom Collins-Meltzer
Apr 11
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Big Data Master's vs. Big Data MBA: What's the Difference?

Both the Big Data MBA and the Big Data MS are useful, and distinct, degrees—which is why some students choose to pursue both.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Apr 11
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7 Reasons to Get a Healthcare Administration Degree (ASAP)

Just a few of the high-earning healthcare administration jobs out there? Director of operations ($101,000 per year), executive director ($88,000), nursing director ($106,000), and CEO ($171,971).

Katherine
Katherine Gustafson
Mar 24
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What Are the Best Online Operations Research Programs?

There are few places better to immerse yourself in a quant-heavy discipline than Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 24
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How Much Will You Earn With a Master's in Healthcare Administration?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for healthcare administration jobs was $98,350 per year, with the highest 10 percent of workers earning upwards of $176K.

Paige
Paige Cerulli
Mar 20
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5 Super Cool and High-Paying Jobs You Can Get With a Master's in Public Health

With a master's in public health, you'll find jobs in hospitals, universities, and government organizations—often with six-figure salaries.

Ann
Ann Votaw
Mar 20
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The 10 Best Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Programs in 2019

We've compiled a guide to the best online master's in business analytics programs in 2019—highlighting each degree type, tuition, core courses, electives, features, and specializations.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 19
Career Paths

The Crazy Growth of Public Health Jobs Is Just One Reason to Consider an MSPH

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that, by 2026, one third of all new jobs will be in public health.

Katherine
Katherine Gustafson
Mar 18
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Thinking About an Online Master's in Business Analytics? Read This First.

Shopping for an online master's degree is like shopping for a car: you can get a Lexus or a Kia, and both will get you where you're going. The question is how much you'll enjoy getting there.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 16
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What to Look For in a Master's in Business Analytics Program

Business analytics is so new that not all schools agree on what it is, exactly.

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Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 16
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Considering an Analytics MBA? Read This First.

When it comes to convenience, it's hard to beat online education.

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Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 12
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Considering an Online Analytics MBA? Read This First.

One reliable indicator of whether students value their online MBAs is the rate at which they leave the program early.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 11
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Thinking About a Master of Science in Financial Economics? Read This First.

Which financial economics master's program is best for you? Consider the four Cs: curriculum, convenience, cost, and career advancement opportunities.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 10
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Which Schools Have the Best Online Analytics MBA Programs?

In selecting the top online analytics MBA programs, we prioritized three factors: the quality of the MBA program overall; the quality and depth of its analytics concentration; and the quality of online delivery.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 10
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Thinking About a Master's in Quantitative Finance? Read This First.

It is critical that any MSQF program have access to computers that can handle giant data loads and processor-straining apps.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 07
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Who Should Get a Master of Science in Financial Economics?

The MSFE prepares students for careers in commercial banking, investment banking, asset management, public policy, health care, real estate, technology, and any other sector where finance and economics converge.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 07
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What Are the Best Online Master of Financial Economics Degrees?

Few American schools offer a master's in financial economics degree—and fewer still offer it online.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 07
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What Are the Top Online Master of Quantitative Finance Degrees?

Only three schools in the United States offer the MSFE online.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 04
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Who Should Get a Master's Degree in Quantitative Finance?

People who work in quantitative finance are driven, highly analytical, and extremely intelligent.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Mar 04
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What Are the Top Online Master's in Financial Engineering Degrees?

Only a handful of American schools offer this degree online.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 28
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Who Should Get a Master's Degree in Financial Engineering?

MSFE courses "are more quantitative in nature."

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 28
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Thinking About Getting a Master's in Finance? Read This First.

You don't need a degree from a top-ten institution to have a very successful career in finance.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 28
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Thinking About a Master's in Financial Engineering? Read This First.

How active does the faculty remain in the community of financial engineering practitioners, and how well do they teach?

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 28
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What Are the Best Online Master's in Finance Programs?

A surprising number universities offer a second finance master's, either through their engineering school or mathematics department.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 25
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How to Choose an Online Master’s in Finance Program

One of the most prestigious institutions offering an online master's in finance, Harvard University, charges a very reasonable tuition.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 25
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Getting a Master’s in Business Intelligence? Read This First.

Not all schools define business intelligence exactly the same way.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 22
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Does It Actually Matter Where I Get My MBA?

There is a dramatic return on investment for MBAs—and not just for those from top-10 programs.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 20
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Considering an Online Healthcare MBA? Read this first.

Look for professors with real-world experience and connections.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 20
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The Top 11 Master's in Business Intelligence Programs in 2019

These programs are likely to dig deep into database modeling, data warehousing, data mining, and the software and computing skills necessary for a career in business intelligence.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 20
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Think About MBA Accreditation Like You'd Think About Buying Groceries (Kind Of)

MBA accreditation is akin to ‘certified organic’ produce at the grocery story. It eliminates the guesswork, and (most)students like that.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 19
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Looking For an Online Master’s in Business Intelligence Program? Read This First.

Is flexibility an issue for you?

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 19
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What Are the Top Online Master’s in Business Intelligence Programs?

Only a small group of schools offer online master’s degrees in business intelligence.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 19
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Is Earning a Master’s Degree in Business Intelligence Worth It?

Modern business intelligence is all about data, which is why the field is exploding: the era of Big Data has surely arrived.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 12
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What Are the Best Operations Research Master’s Programs?

Operations research is a bit of a Frankenstein discipline, cobbled together from a variety of business, engineering, and mathematical principles and applications.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 12
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Is Earning a PhD in Business Analytics Worth It?

Business analytics is all about knowing where and how to gather the relevant data, how to compile them in a meaningful way, and how to apply a battery of analytical tools in order to cull meaningful conclusions that drive accurate, valuable guidance. Business analysts look at historic and current data in order to predict future trends. They are concerned with what comes next: how to anticipate, plan for, and manage the future.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 11
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What Are the Top Finance Master’s Programs?

Not all master’s in finance degrees cover the same content. Some offer a panoramic view of finance, while others have a narrower scope. Here's how to determine the best master's in finance program for your needs.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 11
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9 Ways to Make Business School a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

While an MBA offers plenty of professional rewards, it can also offer less tangible rewards—like building important relationships and expanding your networks.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 11
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B-School Trends: The One Year MBA Progam

Noodle
Noodle Staff
Feb 08
Applications

Applying to B-School Next Year? Start Now!

Noodle
Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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The Environmentally Conscious MBA: Top 10 Programs

Noodle
Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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Best and Worst Topics for MBA Essays

Dan
Dan Bauer
Feb 08
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10 Business Schools That Get You Jobs

Matthew
Matthew Hermalyn
Feb 08
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B-Schools: How do I decide which safety school to apply to?

Matthew
Matthew Hermalyn
Feb 08
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The Top 10 Part-Time MBA Programs 2012

Noodle
Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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Best Business Schools for Social Entrepreneurship

Noodle
Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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Expert Tips for Getting Your Executive MBA

If you’re considering an Executive MBA, you are probably already busy with a variety of commitments. Learn key time and money hacks for fitting an EMBA into your life — and making the most out of your experience.

Dan
Dan Edmonds
Feb 08
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Business Schools Moving to the Cloud

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Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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Top 10 Undergraduate Business Schools

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Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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10 MBA Programs for Budding Entrepreneurs

Noodle
Noodle Staff
Feb 08
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An Overview of Executive Function

Shauna
Shauna Tominey
Feb 08
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Is an MBA in Business Analytics Worth It?

Modern businesses seek objective, quantifiable information to drive business decisions, and data analysis is a primary source of that information.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 08
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What Are the Best Economics Master’s Programs?

How will a master's in economics serve your career? If your goal is a seat on the World Bank Board of Governors, the answer is going to be a lot different than if your dream job is in local government or the insurance industry.

Tom
Tom Collins-Meltzer
Feb 08
Applications

How to Answer the MBA Essay Question: 'What Will You Contribute to Our School Community?'

Nearly every MBA school now requires applicants to answer “What will you contribute?” in the essay portion of the application process. Here's how to nail your answer.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 07
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MBA or CFA: Which Is Better for a Career in Finance?

If you want to work in finance, it is important to understand the two most common degrees that candidates (generally) earn to kickoff career paths in this industry: a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialty in finance, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Feb 07
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What to Consider When Choosing an MBA in Finance

Finance MBAs often work in portfolio management, investment banking, personal money management, underwriting, securities advising, accounting, sales, and real estate. The job requires precision, and a knack for distilling vast amounts of financial data into cohesive, manageable bits. As such, careers in finance carry a high degree of responsibility. Here's what to consider when choosing to pursue an MBA in finance.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Jan 31
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Managing the Cost of a Master’s in Healthcare Administration

If you are considering earning an MHA to advance your career in healthcare, allow Noodle to outline ways to defray the costs and ensure a strong return on your investment.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jan 11
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Affordable Options for an Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration

If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in healthcare administration, you’ve most likely considered obtaining your master’s degree in this field.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Jan 09
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Is an MHA or an Executive MHA The Right Program For Your Healthcare Career?

Perhaps you’ve always had an interest in healthcare, but are more interested in controlling the finance side of things than you are in working at the bedside. Or maybe you already worked in healthcare as a nurse or healthcare provider, and want to expand your administrative skills by learning what goes on behind the scenes in your medical facility or hospital.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Dec 03
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Women and MBA Scholarships

Female students continue to be underrepresented in Business School enrollment. This seems to be a stubborn issue particularly seen in MBA programs. By comparison, in other graduate institutions, women now outnumber men in law, medical and veterinary school.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Nov 30
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What Skills Does An MBA Provide?

MBA students engage a comprehensive course of study, becoming knowledgeable in all the functional areas of business by rotating through subjects such as finance, accounting, operations, management, consumer behavior, marketing, and human resources. This holistic approach to business study allows degree holders to pursue a variety of jobs in many industries.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Nov 29
Career Paths

How to Become a Hospital CEO

Do you find yourself driven to help people in a healthcare setting but you also love the business aspect of the medical field? If that sounds like you, you may be the perfect candidate for the position of a hospital CEO.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 27
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What is an MBA in Healthcare Management?

Some MBA programs require you select a specialization. Others do not, and produce MBA graduates with generalized skill sets. Depending on your area of interest, you may want to specialize your MBA and develop your professional expertise in a particular industry.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Nov 20
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Exploring MHA Programs in New York

If you are an aspiring healthcare administrator you will find there are many high quality programs available to New Yorkers seeking to obtain a Master’s in Healthcare Administration.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 16
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Learn About a B-School's Culture Outside of Info Sessions

An insider's guide on how to go beyond the PR campaigns and learn about the true culture at different MBA schools.

Dan
Dan Bauer
Nov 14
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Acquire your Master’s in Public Administration Online: No GRE Necessary

Securing an online Master of Public Administration, (MPA), can get you one step closer to achieving your career aspirations. Perhaps you’re committed to a future in a civil service position, as an education administrator, or in a city manager role. Competent and well-trained individuals in these types of positions are in high demand. Earning your MPA will demonstrate your proficiency and your readiness.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 12
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The Journey Towards Leadership: What You Will Learn In An MHA Degree Program

MHA program curricula aim to provide students with the skills and education necessary to become managers and leaders in various healthcare organizations. Allow Noodle to guide your way on your journey to an MHA degree.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 09
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Healthcare Management vs. Healthcare Administration: What’s the Difference?

If you are trying to sort out the difference between Healthcare Management and Health Administration allow Noodle to provide clarification.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 08
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How MHA Rankings Fail To Measure Up

If you’re enrolling in a graduate program and investing your time, money, and future in a particular curriculum, allow Noodle to help you find the optimal program for your needs.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 07
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Worth The Rush? A Guide To Accelerated MBA Programs

Going to graduate school is a big decision, but one that can pay off greatly over time. And those who do choose grad school will become part of an increasingly large cohort of peers. In fact, earning a graduate degree is becoming more popular than ever: it is the fastest growing educational credential in the United States.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Nov 05
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What Can You Do With a Hospital Administration Degree?

If you are interested in improving patient care without the hands-on aspect of treatment you may thrive in a career as a hospital administrator.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 05
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You Can Earn Your MHA Without Breaking the Bank

If you are looking to advance your career in healthcare administration, you should consider heading back to school. Consider the different ways to pay for your MHA.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 02
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Weighing The Value Of An MBA Concentration

Unlike some other graduate degrees, an MBA won’t position you to become a licensed professional like a doctor or lawyer. You won’t see a MD, or Esq. after your name. But this prestigious degree will give you practical expertise across numerous industries — and serious credibility in the business world.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Nov 01
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Practice Makes Perfect: Getting Your Ideal GMAT Score

Most business school applicants approach the GMAT requirement with some degree of stress. The exam is tightly timed and the questions can seem wonky compared to those on other standardized tests. Prepping is time-consuming, and it can be maddeningly difficult to move your score into a percentile that is reflective of your real aptitude or potential.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 31
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Pulling Back The Curtain: Demystifying The Business School Rankings

The popularity of US News and World Report’s school rankings has made them the most influential ranking system in the country. High rankings make big news and launch schools on the path to prestige. But these assessments are not without their critics. There is fierce debate about the validity of US News’ MBA rankings.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 30
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Preparing For Business School: Your Pre-MBA Strategy

If you’re heading off to business school and have a weaker quantitative background, studied liberal arts as an undergrad, served in the military, or hail from a profession like education, healthcare, or law, you might benefit from some pre-MBA preparation. Sure you got in, but what will it take to succeed as a student?

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 29
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Applying To Business School As A Junior Or Senior In College

You’ve probably heard that MBA admissions officers are looking for candidates who can list at least two or three years of work experience on their business school resumes. While work experience can be important for an MBA, many schools are also excited to see highly qualified younger candidates in the applicant pool to fill some of their open spots.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 28
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Will A Master’s In Healthcare Management Open Doors For Your Career?

Considering a Master's in Healthcare Management? Allow Noodle to show you the possibilites.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Oct 24
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Master’s Degrees for the Business of Music

Do you dream of a career in the music industry? If so, there are opportunities available for those who possess the right combination of passion and work ethic. From representing artists to mixing a hit record in a recording studio, there are a variety of positions you can pursue to become part of this exciting field. But you might be wondering, how can you break into the music industry?

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 23
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MBA Redo: Reapplying to Business School After Being Rejected

If your top choice business school program did not accept you for admission, you probably feel upset — or, quite simply, rejected. It’s natural to feel this way, especially if you made a herculean effort to submit a strong application. If you were counting on an MBA to jumpstart your career and didn’t get into any of the schools to which you applied, you may feel as if your plans are now in question.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 19
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Deciding Your Path To The Healthcare Profession: MPH or MHA?

Both the MPH and MHA are great for individuals looking to improve healthcare outcomes, but the focus of the two degrees is different. Allow Noodle ensure that the path you select is one you'll actually enjoy.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Oct 17
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Why MBA Programs Seek The Quiet Power Of Introverts

Back in 2012, Susan Cain, author of international bestseller *Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking*, delivered a [fascinating TED talk](https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts/up-next?language=en) on the differences between introverts and extroverts. Cain touched on a common misconception about introverts: that these "quiet" individuals are somehow less powerful and effective in their lives.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 15
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9 Common Business School Application Mistakes

Savvy business school applicants can boost their profiles and increase their chances of getting in with a strong application. But they can also succumb to some of the most common application mistakes and doom their candidacy.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 12
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Will Your Company Pay For Your MBA?

If you’re choosing to return to school and earn an MBA, one issues you’ll need to consider is the investment of time and money required. Generally speaking, you must weigh both the cost of MBA tuition and the time you will be spending out of the workplace without a salary.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 09
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Online MHA Programs That Don’t Require a GRE

Allow Noodle to make the process simpler by guiding you toward the online schools with no GRE required.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Oct 04
Career Paths

What Can You Do With an MBA in 2019?

The MBA continues to be a career-catapulting degree for many future entrepreneurs and business leaders. However, the value of the degree and its return on investment depends on many factors. Ultimately, an MBA is only necessary — and worth your time and money — if it is aligned with your career goals.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Oct 01
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The Right Stuff: What Business Schools Look For In Their Applicants

By and large, the business school admissions process is holistic. There is no perfect candidate profile. There is no perfect work resume. And the expectations of one school may differ from those of another. At elite institutions, exceptional grades or scores may be required for admissions. At lower ranked, part-time, and online programs, there may be less of an emphasis on these stats.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 30
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What Does it Take to Get into Business School?

When it comes to business school admissions, there is no perfect candidate. Because admissions committees are looking for well-rounded and diverse cohorts, there is no one resume or set of work experiences that can guarantee you’ll get in.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 28
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The Most Important MBA Application Essay Question: "Why Do You Want This Degree?"

If you plan on applying to Business School, you will have to answer several essay questions on each of your applications.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 25
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Is Earning A Master’s in Healthcare Administration Worth It?

As a healthcare administrator with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, you have the potential to help medical providers operate successfully while keeping their focus on the health of their patients; not to mention, you have the potential to make a steady, impressive salary yourself.

Noodle
Noodle Editorial Staff
Sep 24
Career Paths

What Kind Of Job Can An MBA Graduate Get?

There are many personal and professional rewards to getting an MBA. The degree can establish your credibility and give you an edge. It can open doors to new career pathways. It can give you access to jobs and networks that might otherwise be unavailable.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 24
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How To Approach The Dreaded MBA Admission Essays

Applying to graduate Business School is not for the faint of heart. Applicants typically submit anywhere from three to six essays per school. So if you’re applying to several programs, you’ll feel as though you’ve composed a senior thesis by the time you’re finally done — or like you’ve written your memoirs.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 19
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Has The MBA Gone Soft? The Skills Business Schools Are Really Looking For

Have business schools gone soft? These days, the answer is yes — but not in the way you might think. In an effort to remain relevant and rise to modern challenges, the MBA has undergone some changes.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 14
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Writing an A+ MBA Resume for Business School Admissions

As a business school applicant, you will almost certainly need to create (and perfect) a resume. A standout resume will go a long way towards tilting your business school application towards a yes decision. However, your experience and credentials are not the only things admissions officers will be looking for; the story you tell with your resume will matter too. Bearing this in mind, you may want to shape your business school resume differently than you would the traditional, professional resume you are accustomed to using.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 11
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How To Overcome A Weak Math Profile As An MBA Applicant

Not every applicant to business school is blessed with a natural affinity for number-crunching. In fact, as more and more business schools are courting non-traditional applicants from under represented professions such as healthcare and education, many students find themselves wanting the degree, but lacking the quantitative aptitude MBA programs require.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 10
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How To Tailor Your MBA Application to Your Dream Business School

One of the biggest application mistakes made by MBA hopefuls is assuming that responses and essays written for one school will work just as well for another. We’re here to tell you, they won’t. Admissions committees can detect when an applicant is using the same old story for every application. In fact, it’s generally pretty obvious.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 07
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Your Guide To MBA Specializations

Growing up, almost every kid gets that that oft-repeated question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" When it comes to business school specializations, the possibilities are just as diverse and exciting.

Nedda
Nedda Gilbert
Sep 04