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Going Deeper on School Rankings

When should you use crossover rankings and exclusivity on lists? Both Bloomberg and Princeton Review have published their 2016 undergraduate b-school rankings. I realize these are not MBA specific. However, many Top 20 undergrad business schools also appear on lists of the best MBA schools. Many of these schools also appear in our rankings for […]

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More Perspective for Military Applicants on MBA Jobs & Internships

In response to a post called, The New Secret to Getting Hired, below are my recommendations to military candidates on how to secure a job or find an internship. The original post outlined the following keys to getting a job: – “More and more every day companies are hiring people recommended by their own employees.” […]

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Career Advice On Extending MBA Degree for Military Officers

Today during my daily exposure to relevant info on the web, I uncovered a letter by Jeff Bezos to Amazon’s shareholders. When discussing Amazon University, Bezos revealed the following insight, “As many as half of major US employers now consider Amazon badges to be one of their top five criteria when determining whom to hire.” […]

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Credible Sources Veterans Should Trust On MBA Education

In this post I discuss why should you avoid the 2016 military-friendly education guides and I identify two sources you can count on to select an MBA school or graduate business degree program. I have recently been receiving more than my fair share of 2016 Guides to Military Education. These surveys are directed at veterans […]

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Goldman Sachs – Payoff Of A Business Degree

A new report surfaced this week from Goldman Sachs on the value of a college education. The report was  pessimistic and called for a revolution in Higher Ed, which is nothing new these days considering American students have accumulated $1.2T in college loan debt. Four topics stood out as important to me in the report. […]

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Living Longer Means More Jobs & Career Paths

In my last post I set the stage for predicting a New Era of MBA #NewEraMBA. As part of this exercise, I welcomed everyone who reads or refers to this series of posts to join me in putting our heads together and predicting the future of MBA. The one ground rule I established last time […]

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A Military Applicants Edge on MBA

In my last post, I wrote about the movement to quality of military applicants in MBA Admissions. Which means you will have to earn your way into MBA school on the merits of your application and interview. It also means that serving in military in and of itself will not be enough to get you […]

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Move to Quality Military Applicants in MBA Admissions

Over the summer through this fall, there has been a noticeable movement to quality of military applicants in MBA admissions. Which means that your military status alone may no longer have as much benefit as it once did. We are living in an era where military candidates can score slightly lower on a GMAT exam […]

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Seeing the MBA Degree More Clearly for Military Students

I just returned from the annual MBA conference, hosted by GMAC, which was attended by nearly 800 MBA schools worldwide. As the main industry event, outcomes of this conference determine future directions and developments for all things MBA. Here’s my take on what to expect with a clear eye toward what it means for all of […]

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Build Relationships

My recent posts have focused on the three competitive advantages military applicants have over their civilian peers. These are: 1) national service; 2) get-it-done leadership; and, 3) teamwork from the ground up. This week, I move into the area of building a professional network. Remember, this series of posts was originally adapted from Reid Hoffman, […]

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