Decide to Go to Business School

Why business school? Because business is everywhere and woven into every aspect of our lives. So why should you think about getting an MBA or other graduate business degree? Because no matter what your career goal is – advancing or changing your current career, starting your own business, or helping those in need – business school can get you there faster.

Why Invest in Business School?

Business school provides you with the leadership skills, business knowledge, and networking opportunities that are valuable to your career. With an MBA or other graduate business degree, you’ll gain a competitive edge in the job market, command a higher salary, and enjoy new and challenging opportunities. You’ve worked hard to get where you are. Now it’s time to take the next step.

  • Interactive Quiz: Should I Work or Study After My Bachelor’s?

    Is it better to enter the workforce or stay in school after your bachelor's degree? It all depends on your personal circumstances and goals.


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  • Interactive Tool: Estimate Your Post-MBA Salary

    Let’s be honest, one of the most important benefits you’ll enjoy after your MBA or other graduate business degree is a higher salary.
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  • Give Your Career a Boost with an MBA

    More than a decade of research confirms that business school graduates are highly employable and enjoy valuable opportunities for career advancement.
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    The MBA Provides a Toolkit for Your Success

    Tapan's MBA from the Otago School of Business has helped him formalize his skills and gain the confidence he needs to interact with industry leaders. 


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  • Accelerate Your Business Career After a Bachelor's Degree

    As an undergrad, the path to your dream career may seem unclear, but here are two stepping stones that could help you jump start your future success.
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  • The Value of a Business Degree in Four Steps

    We walk you through four easy steps to determine your return on investment (ROI) of earning a graduate business degree.
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  • Nicole Lindsay

    Sweat Equity: How to Get the Biggest Return from Business School

    In order to increase your return investment from an MBA, build your career knowledge, strengthen your skills, and build relationships.
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  • The Value of an MBA Is What It Means to You

    An MBA offers proven personal, professional, and financial rewards, but the value for you is really based on your goals.
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    An MBA Positions You for Success

    An MBA positions you for success in the future and provides skills that are applicable to any career path you choose.
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  • Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

    An MBA provides you with a competitive edge in the job market by increasing career opportunities and significantly boosting salaries.
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  • Priyakshi

    Why I Chose to Pursue an MBA: Priyakshi's Story

    Learn why one student decided to pursue an MBA after transitioning from IT to sales, as well as the importance of the GMAT.
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    Why I Chose to Pursue an MBA: Anchit's Story

    Hear why one student decided to supplement his programming background with an MBA and how he chose a business school.
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  • Rahul

    Why I Chose to Pursue an MBA: Rahul's Story

    Learn why one MBA student with management experience decided to get an MBA and why he chose a one-year program.
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    Why I Chose to Pursue an MBA: Prashant's Story

    This MBA student shares how an MBA will help him transition from IT to marketing, and why the GMAT exam is so important.
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    Hear Why These Students Chose Business School

    In this video, students share the reasons they want an MBA, from needing a better understanding of finance to gaining an end-to-end business perspective.
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The Path to Your Degree

Do you want to pursue an international career where your skills are in demand around the world? Or make an impact running a social enterprise? Today’s business schools offer more degree opportunities, options, and choices than ever before. You have what it takes. You just need the tools and resources to inform your decision and position yourself for success.

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    All About the MBA Journey: Hear from IIM Ahmedabad Students

    Are you on your way to a global career with international demand for your skills? Students from IIM Ahmedabad answer questions about why they decided on an MBA and how they prepared.


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    All About the MBA Journey: Hear from IIMB Bangalore Students

    Do you want to pursue an international career where your skills are in demand around the world? Students at ISB, Hyderabad answer top-of-mind questions about how they arrived at an MBA program that's right for them.

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    All About the Journey: Hear from ISB, Hyderabad

    Do you want to pursue an international career where your skills are in demand around the world? Students at ISB, Hyderabad answer top-of-mind questions about how they arrived at an MBA program that's right for them.

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  • Shomi Agrawal

    Why Stay in India for Your MBA

    As you’ll hear in this video, pursuing an MBA in India makes sense on many levels, including cost and the tremendous growth opportunities in the country.
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  • Why Pursue an MBA? Hear from Sakhi

    Hear how Sakhi's MBA is putting her on equal footing in a competitive marketplace.
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  • Bharat Gupta

    From Tech Development to Management (Bharat)

    Hear from one student who decided to pursue an MBA so he could move into high-level decision-making roles.
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  • Mayank Rastogi

    Making the Transition Into Corporate Strategy (Mayank)

    Mentors told one MBA student that he needed finance and general business management skills to move into corporate strategy.
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  • Business School Self-Assessment

    Our self-assessment will help you identify the personal, professional and academic considerations to think about before business school.


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  • Five Questions to Drive Your Decision

    Once you know why you want to go to business school, the process of choosing a program and applying to schools may be easier.
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  • Addressing Concerns About Business School

    If you have some concerns about business school, we are here to address them.
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  • Discover What Schools Are Looking For

    Schools offer a variety of program options and, when reviewing applications, look for candidates who come from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds.
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  • Unique MBA Career Transitions: MBA Stories from Around the World

    An MBA can take you around the world and open doors to rewarding and challenging new careers. Hear from others who have done it.
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  • Irene Hurst

    I Don't Have an Undergraduate Business Degree. Am I at a Disadvantage?

    Not having an undergraduate degree in a business-related field will not put you in disadvantage over students who did earn their undergraduate degree in business.
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Types of Business School Programs

One of the best things about pursuing a graduate business degree today is the vast array of program choices available. Your reason for pursuing an MBA and the time and resources at your disposal will help you determine the program that is right for you.

  • Two-Year Full-Time MBA Programs

    Two-year full-time MBA programs allow students to focus full-time on their studies and take advantage of summer internship opportunities.
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  • One-Year Full-Time MBA Programs

    One-year full-time MBA programs are an intense, full-immersion experience and usually have strict prerequisites for work experience and/or academic training.
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  • Part-Time MBA Programs

    Designed for working professionals, part-time MBA programs allow students to work full-time during the day and attend classes in the evening or on weekends.
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  • Executive MBA Programs

    Executive MBA programs are designed to enhance the careers of senior managers or professionals with significant experience in a particular field or industry.
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  • Executive Development Programs

    Executive development programs are designed for career enhancers who want to update or broaden their skills.
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  • Joint or Dual Degree Programs

    Joint degree programs often attract students who are early in their careers or career switchers.
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  • MBA and Masters Distance Learning Programs

    Distance learning programs include pre-recorded video and live web conference courses, thus providing flexibility for any student.
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  • Corporate and Social Responsibility in B-School

    More graduate business programs are focusing on values-based leaders who understand the role that community, environment, and sustainability play in business.
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  • Jackie Buchy

    How Do I Evaluate Which MBA Program Is Right For Me?

    Ask yourself these 5 important questions when considering which MBA program is right for you, courtesy of an Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment.
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  • B-School as Incubator for Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs need more than passion and innovative ideas to start and grow a business. Learn how business school can help.
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Specialized Business Master's Programs

Specialized Master’s programs are ideal for careers that require an in-depth background in specific fields like accounting, finance, or marketing.

  • Specialized Master's Programs

    A variety of career choices are associated with Specialized Master's programs.
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  • Master of Science in Management

    A Master of Science in Management degree focuses on key business functions, such as accounting, marketing, and supply chain management.
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  • Why a Master in Management? Hear from Students

    A Master's in Management is ideal for anyone moving from a technical role into a managerial career. Hear how the degree is helping Arabdha and Raghav, two students at the IE School of Business.
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  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

    Master of Science in Supply Chain Management graduates play a strategic role overseeing the business processes that affect the profitability of their enterprise or corporation.
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  • Master of Science in Data Analytics

    Master of Science in Data Analytics programs position students to master cutting-edge data analytic skills using sophisticated software tools, sought-after knowledge that will prepare you for new career opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries.
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  • Master of Accountancy

    A Master of Accountancy degree is well suited for those interested in an accounting career with a private, multinational or non-profit company.
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  • Master of Science in Finance

    A Master of Science in Finance degree prepares students for a career in the corporate world or the public sector, with research institutions and non-profit organizations.
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  • Master of Science in Marketing

    A Master of Science in Marketing provides students with an understanding of the tools and concepts needed for a successful marketing career.
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  • Public Policy and Public Affairs Programs

    Public Policy and Public Affairs programs focus on the management of people, systems, and budgets, ideal training for those pursuing a career in the public sector.
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  • Masters Degree in Human Resources

    In today’s competitive job market, HR professionals need a master's degree in Human Resource Management to have successful careers in positions such as human resource director, placement manager, labor relations manager, international resource manager and benefits manager.
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  • Business Programs for Entrepreneurs

    The odds of succeeding as an entrepreneur can be steep, but a graduate business education teaches the skills that help entrepreneurs make sound decisions and avoid expensive mistakes.
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  • Melissa

    Choosing Between an MBA and a Specialized Master’s Program

    In this video, you’ll hear why a former nurse decided to pursue a Master in Accounting degree – and how her career plans have changed based on that decision.
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  • Jana McQuaid

    MBA or Specialized Business Master’s? Which Degree Is Right for You?

    An Assistant Dean of Masters Programs offers her insights into why you might want to choose a specialized master’s program over an MBA.
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  • Lisa Bevill

    How Do I Decide Between an MBA and a Master of Finance?

    What should you consider when deciding between an MBA and a Master of Finance degree? Admissions experts offer their insights.
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Meet Students: Study in India

India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world. Management education has emerged as one of the main focuses of higher learning in India. This includes not only the MBA, but specialized business degrees such as Masters of Science in Finance or Accounting as well. Changing economic conditions and global competition have even further elevated the role of management education as a key driver in the success of individuals and corporations. What accounts for this growth? The Indian economy has grown at a healthy rate in the last decade. This growth has translated into a demand for more managers, and although the growth momentum is slowing of late demand for quality managerial talent is expected to remain steady. As businesses get more competitive and knowledge-driven, the demand for knowledge workers will continue to grow. Students just like you explain why they opted to pursue an MBA, why they chose to study in India, how they're financing their degrees, and what strategies they used to study for the GMAT exam.

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    The NMAT by GMAC™ Exam

    If you are planning to earn your degree in India, consider the NMAT by GMAC exam, which is used for admissions to some of the leading graduate business programs in India.
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    Meet Indian School of Business (ISB) Students

    Students attending the Indian School of Business (ISB) discuss their application process and the advice they have for students considering business school.


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    Meet MISB Bocconi Students

    Students attending MISB Bocconi in Mumbai discuss their application process and the advice they have for students considering business school.
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  • How did you finance your education? (video)

    How did you finance your education?

    MBA students in India discuss how they financed their graduate business education.
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  • How did you prepare for the GMAT?

    Hear how these MBA students prepared for the GMAT exam and get their recommendations for test-taking success.
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  • How important is the GMAT Exam to business school?

    How is the GMAT important in the application process?

    These MBA students explain the importance of the GMAT exam in the business school application process.
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  • What drove your decision to remain in India for Business School? (Video)

    What drove your decision to remain in India to study?

    Discover why these students chose to remain in India to pursue their graduate business education. Hear the benefits.
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  • What Prompted you to Pursue an MBA

    What prompted you to pursue an MBA?

    Hear why these students chose to pursue an MBA and learn how the decision is driving their success.
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  • What was your criteria for short-listing business schools?

    Choosing the right business school program is a big decision. Hear how these MBA students arrived at the best decision for them.
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  • Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

    Current MBA students share their career aspirations and discuss how the degree will help them get there.
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Meet Students: Study Abroad

To keep pace with a rapidly changing global marketplace, consider a graduate business degree at an international institution. Rising interest in top international MBA programs coincides with the growth of MBA alumni who are enjoying great mobility in their careers. Opportunities are emerging in all parts of the world. At the same time, it's becoming increasingly important to develop a true world view. Nothing prepares you better for this journey than a global MBA or related graduate management program. Meet Bharat Gupta, an MBA candidate at the Cranfield School of Management, UK, and hear about his experiences in a top international program.

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    Meet Students Studying in Singapore

    Students attending business school in Singapore discuss their application process and the advice they have for students considering business school.


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    Meet EDHEC Students from India

    Students from India attending EDHEC Business School discuss their application process and the advice they have for students considering business school.
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    Studying Abroad in New Zealand

    For Tapan, one of the great benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to analyze topics from multiple perspectives.


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  • Bharat Gupta

    What prompted you to pursue an MBA?

    Bharat Gupta explains what lead him to an MBA.
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  • Bharat Gupta

    What drove your decision to study abroad?

    Bharat Gupta explains why he decided to pursue his MBA in another country.
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  • Bharat Gupta

    How important is the GMAT exam in the application process?

    Bharat Gupta explains the importance of taking the GMAT Exam in the MBA admissions process.
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  • Bharat Gupta

    What was your criteria for short-listing business schools?

    Bharat Gupta explains his decision making process for selecting a business school.
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  • Bharat Gupta

    Do you plan to work abroad?

    Bharat Gupta explains his plans after his business school education.
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  • Bharat Gupta

    How did you finance your education?

    Bharat Gupta explains the different options for financing your education.
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  • Bharat Gupta

    How did you find scholarship opportunities?

    Bharat Gupta explains the different resources for scholarships and financial aid.
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Meet Non-Resident Students: Study in India
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    How did you finance your education?

    Non-resident MBA students studying in India share how they financed their management education.
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  • Lakshmi J. Nair

    How did you prepare for the GMAT and what recommendations would you have for preparing?

    Non-resident MBA students studying in India share how they prepared for the GMAT Exam and recommendations for future test-takers.
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  • Sanchay Puri

    How important is the GMAT in the application process?

    Non-resident MBA students studying in India discuss how the GMAT Exam is important in the application process.
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  • Alok Vyas

    What drove your decision to remain in India to study?

    Non-resident MBA students studying in India discuss what drove them to remain in India to pursue an MBA.
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  • Bhuvanesh Kulhari

    What prompted you to pursue an MBA?

    Non-resident MBA students students studying in India discuss why they decided to pursue an MBA.
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  • Aditi Susan Zacharia

    What was your criteria for short-listing b-schools?

    Non-resident MBA students studying in India discuss what were the most important things to them when considering business schools.
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Meet Students: Getting Involved

Business school goes far beyond academics and classroom learning. Getting involved beyond the classroom enriches the experience for everyone. Hear these students discuss the range of opportunities that are helping them develop into tomorrow's leaders.

  • Jeff Tang

    Gain Leadership Experience

    By taking advantage of leadership opportunities, you’ll gain skills recruiters look for. Hear what student video blogger Jeff Tang has to say.
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  • Erin Whalen

    Join Student Organizations

    Student video blogger Erin Whalen joined clubs based on various interests, and said, “The types of people you meet and experiences you get are a big bonus.”
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  • Getting Involved in Extracurriculars

    Participate in Extracurricular Activities

    Hear from Columbia Business School students Jessica Gale and Kenny Kline why participating in extracurricular activities can help enhance your b-school experience.
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Meet Students: Deciding to Go

People decide to pursue a graduate business degree for multiple reasons, and they choose programs based on a variety of factors. Get advice and insights from students that will help drive your decision to go.

  • Erin Whalen

    Two Good Reasons to Attend Business School

    Hear two important reasons why MBA student and video blogger Erin Whalen chose to attend graduate business school. Both will greatly benefit your career.
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  • Akshay

    Study Where You Want to Work

    To understand the challenges of setting up and growing a business with limited resources, these students chose to remain in India for their MBAs.
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  • Archana

    An MBA Allows Personal and Professional Growth

    Hear from these MBA candidates on how you will not only grow as an individual but gain valuable career opportunities by pursuing a graduate business degree.
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  • Erin Whalen

    The Most Valuable Skill I Learned in Business School

    MBA candidate and video blogger Erin Whalen explains how business school is “a giant lesson in being able to overcome any obstacles thrown in your path – personally and professionally.”
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  • Nitesh

    Look for the Best Program to Accelerate Your Career Transition

    These MBA candidates wanted programs that accelerate the transition from functional to managerial roles.
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  • Shivani

    One Common Sense Reason for Getting an MBA

    With 10 years of experience across different functions, Shivani decided to pursue an MBA to better understand managerial concepts.
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  • Anchit

    Participate in India’s Economic Growth with an MBA

    One former programmer is pursuing an MBA to sharpen his skills and contribute to India’s fast-paced economic growth.
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  • Koyli

    A Professional Degree is Undisputed

    After 10 years of corporate experience, MBA candidate Koyli pursued an MBA to gain the skills she felt were lacking in herself.
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  • Shravanthi

    Look For a Program with Diversity

    When researching programs, MBA candidate Shravanti suggests you look at the diversity of student life and the faculty.
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  • Rahul

    When to Consider a One-Year MBA Program

    Because MBA candidate Rahul knew he was returning to the same role in the same company, he chose a rigorous one-year program.
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Meet Students: Changing Careers

If you’re thinking about changing careers, a graduate business degree will help you complete that transition. Whether you are changing roles within a company, transitioning to a new career within the same industry, or completely changing direction, the advice from these students will help.

  • Nondini Chakrabarti

    Launching a New Career Path

    MBA student and video blogger Nondini Chakrabarti plans to use her MBA to transition from an accounting career to asset management.
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  • Nick Quan

    Reset Your Career Path with an MBA

    After spending 10 years working at the same company, student video blogger Nick Quan felt stuck. Hear how an MBA is helping him change career paths.
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  • Priyakshi

    A Switch to Sales Requires Much More Than Technical Knowledge

    When this MBA student moved from IT services to pre-sales, she realized her new business-oriented role required more than just subject knowledge.
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Meet Students: The Value of Internships

An internship expands your portfolio of work experience, the one thing that employers seek in potential MBA hires. Discover from students what you can expect.

  • Richard Battle-Baxter

    An Internship Can Confirm Your Career Path

    Hear from student video blogger Richard Battle-Baxter on how his internship confirmed that marketing in the tech space was a better fit than brand management.
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  • JJ Perino

    What to Expect During Your Internship

    Graduate business interns are expected to apply their business school skill set across functions and groups, as our student video blogger JJ Perrino learned.
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  • Erin Whalen

    The Value of an MBA Internship for Career Switchers

    Hear from one student video blogger who used an internship during her full-time MBA program to try a completely different career path.
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  • Matt Rowenczak

    Finding an Internship that Meets Your Goals

    Matt Rowenczak, MBA candidate at the University of Georgia, advises to take advantage of personality assessments as a way to secure the right internship.
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Meet Alumni

Are you curious about the benefits of a graduate business degree in a variety of industries? This section allows you to dig deeper in the worlds of recent business school grads. You’ll not only learn what they do, but you’ll gain valuable advice for both your career and choosing a graduate school program.

  • Alexandre Matoso from Samsung SDS

    Read about Alexandre's choice to get his MBA in order to broaden his education and experience.


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  • Lorilea Zabadal

    Lorilea Zabadal from Richemont

    Read about Lorilea's experience in business school and how she used her education to further her career.


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  • Alya Haddenhorst

    Ayla Haddenhorst from Ernst & Young

    Read about Ayla's motivation to get a Master in Management degree and how she went from a science background to consulting with a focus on the insurance and banking sectors.


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  • Gulchekhra Bakeberg

    Gulchekhra Bakeberg from PUMA

    Read about Gulchekhra's role as Sr. HR Business Partner at PUMA and hear what her greatest takeaway from business school was.


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  • Francesca Lopez

    Francesca Lopez from Ernst & Young

    Read about Francesca's career at Ernst & Young and what inspired her to pursue a career in financial services.


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  • Tara Priya

    Tara Priya from FLO

    Read about Tara's decision to pursue a Master's degree and start her own company.


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  • Shilpi Bhatia

    Shilpi Bhatia from the India Ministry of Finance

    Read about Shilpi's decision to pursue her business education, and how she plans to apply what she learned in her career.


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  • Adolfo

    Adolfo Fernandez from Google

    Read about Adolfo's decision to pursue his business education, and how he applies what he learned in his current role at Google.
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  • Riccardo

    Riccardo Ocleppo from Docsity.com

    Read about Riccardo's business education, what he gained from his degree, and what it has meant for his career.
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