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The struggling world economy and a demographic boom saw MBA applicant numbers grow in recent years. But the last two years have seen a 10 to 15% decline in applications to many of the world’s top business schools. Is the market for the full-time MBA beginning to shift? The dominance of the 2-year MBA programme at US business schools has been severely tested in recent years, and the latest data suggests that applicants from around the world are now showing greater interest in shorter programs in Western Europe and Asia.

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Is Your MBA Tax Deductible?

With tax day in the U.S. fast approaching, the idea of finding deductions to reduce the amount you end up owing to the IRS becomes a national pastime. So what about the tens of thousands of dollars in tuition fees that MBA students fork out to develop their business skills? ...

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Passport To Business Education Around The World

The US might have been the home of modern business education, but the idea of it holding a monopoly on the sector has long been assigned to the waste basket of history. Find a continent (or even a country) these days without a recognizable business school and you must be ...

Learning to Network, China-Style

Learning to Network, China-Style

There are many good reasons for going to a top business school. The connections to major companies, the experience and insight of your fellow students, the academic rigor of your professors. But high on the list for many is the address book—admission to an international network of movers and shakers ...

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Transformers – Can an MBA really help you make a complete change in career direction?

There all almost as many different motives for taking an MBA as there are MBA students themselves. Some look for the hike in salary that the three letters after your name so often bring; others are attracted by the idea of obtaining an address book that will open doors around ...

MBA Hunters and Explorers

Are you a Hunter or an Explorer with your post-MBA career goals?

Business school and the MBA, in particular, is a great opportunity to discover your real professional calling. The admissions office expect you to be specific about your post-MBA career goals at the point of applying, not when you graduate. However, the idea of sharing a year or two with individuals ...

Canadian Business Schools Join Forces

Canadian Business Schools Join Forces

Some countries get all the luck when it comes to their neighbors. And for most of its history, the US has been fortunate to have some of the world’s least troublesome, actually downright nice, people on its northern border: the Canadians. Canadians just don’t make waves. They get on with everybody. ...

Selectivity, Yield, and MBA Admissions Math

Selectivity, Yield, and MBA Admissions Math

Beyond the headlines of the latest Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking, there is a tremendous amount of data for potential business school applicants to analyze. From class size, cost, and curriculum to community spirit and careers, the survey responses from more than 10,000 graduates provide invaluable perspectives on the search for the right ...

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