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The Case for a Paper (Yes, Actual Paper) Planner
September 13, 2019 - 11:54am

Back to school – the very phrase can seem a bit intimidating when you’ve been away from academia for a few years. Back to school for an MBA – that’s more intimidating yet.

There are a lot of demands on the MBA student, and seemingly endless tasks, deadlines and responsibilities to keep track of. In my professional life, I’ve always been organized, efficient and on a highly intimate basis with my calendar app. But when I enrolled in an MBA program, I knew I’d need more than an app.

A guide
September 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

The 2018 Application Trends Survey published by the Graduate Management Admission Council found that, of the schools surveyed, 70% of U.S. full-time MBA programs and more than half of U.S. part-time MBA programs saw declines in application volumes. This dip in applicants begs the question – Is taking on the responsibilities of returning to school worth the degree at the finish line?



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