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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nedda Gilbert
Sep 04
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Pros And Cons Of Pursuing A Part-Time MBA While Working Full-Time

Many candidates who want to earn an MBA are not prepared for the time or financial investment required to be a full-time student. Some individuals need to work while earning the degrees. Others might have family obligations. Whatever the circumstances, work-life balance becomes even more important once that first semester kicks off.

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Nedda Gilbert
Sep 02
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Pros And Cons Of Pursuing A Part-Time MBA While Working Full-Time

Many candidates who want to earn an MBA are not prepared for the time or financial investment required to be a full-time student. Some individuals need to work while earning the degrees. Others might have family obligations. Whatever the circumstances, work-life balance becomes even more important once that first semester kicks off.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 31
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The Value In Accreditation — Get Your Master's In Marketing Analytics From An Accredited University

If you want to obtain a Master's in Marketing Analytics, you might want to consider an accredited program. Noodle will share why accreditation might be important for reaching your future goals.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Aug 29
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Why Work Experience Matters On MBA Applications

If you’re hoping to submit your business school applications anytime soon, you’ll need to start by thinking about where you want to apply, and what it will take to get in.

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 28
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Are You Too Young (Or Too Old) To Earn Your MBA?

There are a few critical questions you should ask yourself before heading to Business School. What will this degree do for you, personally and professionally? Will you see return on your investment (ROI)? Do you need to earn an MBA to gain credibility, accelerate your career, or move into a new industry? If so, is there a right time (and right age) at which to go?

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Nedda Gilbert
Aug 27
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Earn Your Next Pay Raise with a Master's in Business Analytics

Are you ready for your next big promotion but need a competitive edge to put you on top? Noodle has you covered.

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Lizzie Perrin
May 01
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A 2018 Guide for a Career in Business Analytics

Allow Noodle to guide you through the steps to pursue a lucrative career in business analytics.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Apr 30
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Learn About a B-School's Culture Outside of Info Sessions

Every business school has a dynamic website, holds friendly info sessions all over the world, and hosts campus visits for future applicants. Furthermore, most future MBAs have friends or colleagues who are current students or recent grads, eager to discuss their alma mater’s wonderfulness. These are great sources of information and insight, but they each have biases and limitations that can constrain or even distort your perception of the program.

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Dan Bauer
Apr 16
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Exploring the Difference Between a Career in Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics

Trying to decide between a career in business intelligence or business analytics? Allow Noodle to guide you in your career choice.

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Nedda Gilbert
Apr 13
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Becoming Certified in Marketing Analytics

Interested in pursuing marketing analytics but don't know where to start? Noodle guides you on some paths you should consider.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 31
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Getting an MBA with a Marketing Analytics Specialization

If an MBA isn't unique enough for you, think about specializing in Marketing Analytics -- one of the fastest growing job markets.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 30
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Big Data, Big Choices. Is a Degree in Business Analytics Right for You?

Looking to pursure a Business Analytics degree? Noodle provides the information necessary to achieve your goals.

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Nedda Gilbert
Feb 21
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Understanding the Difference Between an MBA and an MSBA

Deciding to continue your education and can't decide between the MBA or the MSBA? Let Noodle guide you in making the right decision for you!

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Nedda Gilbert
Feb 14
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The Most Innovative MBA Leadership Development Programs

To be successful in the business world, MBA candidates will have to understand how to take charge. These MBA programs cultivate strong leaders.

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Jessica Burlingame
Dec 02
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An Insider’s Look at the MBA: An Interview with Business School Admissions Consultant Stacy Blackman

Much has changed in business school over the the past decade. MBA admissions consultant Stacy Blackman shares what’s new, what’s the same, and what’s coming.

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Stacy Blackman
Oct 08
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One-Year MBA Programs: Faster and Cheaper, but Better?

Getting your MBA in one year will certainly save you time and money, but will it lead to the same outcomes as a two-year program? Read on to find out.

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Dan Bauer
Jul 20
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What's In a Name? How to Choose the Right Business School for You

You want to take the next step in your career with an MBA. What's more important? The name of the b-school or the skills you can learn from any school?

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Matthew Creegan
May 15
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Should You Get an MBA or MS in Business School?

When people consider graduate business programs, many assume that the MBA is the only pathway to achieve their professional goals. Learn from a Noodle expert about the factors to consider when choosing between an MBA and a specialized master’s degree in business.

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Dan Bauer
Mar 25
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GMAT or GRE for Business School? Does It Matter Which One You Take?

The GMAT has long been known as the go-to admissions test for business school. Learn if the GRE may be a better option for you.

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Matthew Creegan
Feb 23
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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.

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Dan Edmonds
Feb 12
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Green MBAs: Business Schools with a Focus on Sustainability

If you are interested in business and sustainable development, there are many graduate programs that combine both fields. Read on to learn about environmental studies and the MBA.

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Nedda Gilbert
Feb 06
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What’s Different Between MBA and Undergraduate Experiences?

Ideally, your undergraduate experience was a positive one: four years of growth, development, learning, and enjoyment that resulted in valued friendships, fond memories — and a good job. Today, as you consider whether to attend an MBA program, it's helpful to compare and contrast your college years with what you can expect at business school. Here are a few key differences:

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Dan Bauer
Dec 09
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How to Network Effectively When Applying to Business School

When you apply to business school, you can gain a better sense of what to expect from the school if you talk to current students or alumni. Read on for expert advice on what to keep in mind when networking.

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Stacy Blackman
Nov 21
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8 Tricks to Writing the Perfect Business School Essay

Writing the personal essays for your MBA applications can be a relaxed and enjoyable opportunity for self-discovery, especially if you keep in mind some simple and helpful pointers.

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Brendan Mernin
Jul 30
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Don't Worry, Rejection Is Not the End of Your B School Dream

Here are the 6 key questions to ask so you can achieve admissions success next time.

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Dan Bauer
Jul 28
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How Do You Decide Whether a Business School Is the Right Fit?

You know you're the right fit for business school, but how do you know if a school is the right fit for you? Here are the 5 questions you need to ask to find out.

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Dan Bauer
Jul 28
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10 MBA Programs for Budding Entrepreneurs

*More and more business schools are embracing the growing interest in entrepreneurship, turning the conventional B-school model (get degree, get high-paying job, pay off loans, then start new company) on it's head.*

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Apr 16
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Evaluating — and Improving — Your Work Experience Before Applying to Business School: PART 1

Dan Bauer from the MBA Exchange advises you on how to evaluate your work experience before applying to business school.

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Dan Bauer
Oct 10
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What to Expect as a Woman in Business School

Given that the majority of students in MBA programs are male, women who pursue business degrees may encounter challenges they have never faced before. Still, the rewards often outweigh the difficulties. This article outlines a few of the key benefits of an MBA education.

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Jessica Burlingame
May 12
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How to Choose Your Specialization for Business School

As you apply to business school, you should think about what you might want to specialize in. Here's how to start the process.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Mar 20
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The Kooky Questions Harvard Business School Asks in Applicant Interviews

When it comes to your interview, get ready for some curve balls.

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Noodle Editorial Staff
Nov 01