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Free Student Apps for Success

Monday April 21, 2014

There is no shortage of apps for students. You can find tools for note taking, studying, calculating, scheduling, organizing, memorizing, etc. It can take time to sort through the bramble to find something really useful. But it's worth the time. I compiled a list of some of my favorite web apps for students. All of them are free and most of them have a mobile version that will work with a phone or tablet.

B-School Admissions Tips for International Students

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Getting into a good U.S. business school can be challenging. There are many steps to the application process, and competition is fierce. International students sometimes have additional hurdles to cross to complete every step. The key is to begin preparing as soon as possible. Here are a few other MBA admissions tips to help international students succeed.

Featured MBA: Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship

Monday April 14, 2014

If you're looking for a fast-paced, well-respected MBA program with a focus on entrepreneurship, the Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship may be of interest. This is an intense 12-month program with a student/faculty ratio of 2:1. Classroom participation is mandatory, and case studies are an important part of the curriculum. Read more about the Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship.

Are You a B-School Applicant?

Monday April 14, 2014

MBA My Way recently posted a Buzzfeed-style list on Beat The GMAT, an MBA social network, that includes 10 ways you know you're a b-school applicant. Be sure to check it out if you have time. The list is fun (and spot on!)

Is an MBA Tax Deductible?

Sunday April 13, 2014

The tax deadline is approaching, which means a lot of people are looking for last minute tax deductions. One thing that most people disregard is MBA tuition. After all, you can't write it off..or can you? If you tried, you wouldn't be the first student to do so. There are cases in which MBA students have deducted their MBA tuition on their taxes and successfully withstood an audit. There are also cases of MBA students who haven't been so lucky. If you are thinking about taking the deduction, check out this article on MBA tax deductions.

Free College for Undergrad Students

Sunday April 13, 2014

Getting a college education without accumulating debt can be tricky. Tuition goes up at most schools each year, and financial aid opportunities can be limited depending on your individual situation. Some schools recognize the financial struggle students face and seek to offset it with tuition waivers. There are several schools that offer business majors and other aspiring students the opportunity to each a degree without paying any tuition. See a list of 7 free colleges for undergrad students.

How to Use Business School Rankings

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Harvard Business SchoolLike it or not, business school rankings have an impact on how employers, recruiters, and students view a school. However, rankings can be subjective. Business schools often end up higher on one list than they do on another based on who is writing the list and the criteria being used. It is best to seek out multiple rankings to get a general feel for how high various schools rank in various circles. This will help you to better understand the overall reputation of the business schools you're considering. Get more tips on how to use business school rankings and where to find them.

How to Relieve School Stress

Monday April 7, 2014

Business school can be one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life. Coursework is relentless, networking is time consuming, internships are required...well, let's just say that there's always something to do, leaving very little time for relaxing. But if you don't take time to beat the stress, it can quickly overwhelm you and make the process of earning a degree even more difficult. Deb Peterson, the About.com Continuing Education Expert, emphasizes the importance of taking care of yourself while you study and offers 10 tips to relieve school stress that are sure to work for even the most harried student.

Free Weekly Business School Newsletter

Monday April 7, 2014

Business NewsStay up-to-date with business school news by signing up for the free weekly Business School Newsletter. The newsletter is delivered via email at noon each Monday. Each edition includes tips on preparing for the GMAT, choosing an MBA program, applying to business school, succeeding in an MBA program, scoring a good job after graduation, and much more. Sign up for the free Business School Newsletter.

Distance Learning Scholarships

Monday April 7, 2014

scholarship moneyEducation Portal is awarding two scholarships to students earning a degree through a distance learning program. Both scholarships are worth $500 each. The undergraduate distance learning scholarship is for students pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree. The graduate distance learning scholarship is for students pursuing a master's degree. Applicants can use these scholarships for degrees in any discipline, including business. Winners are chosen based on extracurricular activities; financial need is not considered. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

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