MBA General Management and Small Business

A day in the life of Jorge Rodriguez, restaurant owner in the Bay Area, California. What I Do After my studies, I moved to the West Coast. We formed in February of 2012 as a fast, casual, quick-service retail/restaurant concept. We have two locations in the San Francisco area. I am responsible for strategy, finance, accounting, marketing, and negotiations, as well as making crêpe batter, serving customers, and making sure my staff has everything they need to run both shops smoothly. Besides overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business, I have to master the concept of our company. I finesse the plan of activities to roll it out to potential investors,

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MBA Education Makes You More Confident In Business

A Day in the Life of Tom J., President of an architecture firm. What I Do Now that I have started my own firm, I do everything. I run a business, which happens to be architecture—designing hotels and resorts, condominiums, and commercial/retail properties. As a former partner in a large architecture firm, I was a consultant. Our projects ranged from U.S. $10 million to U.S. $350 million—mostly very large commercial development projects for clients like Marriott. My entire architecture career primarily has been as a designer and consultant, which requires a lot of up-front analysis before you actually start to design anything. Most architects don’t like to crunch the numbers,

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A Typical MBA: Is There Such a Thing?

There are some persistent stereotypes of MBA’s—some of them perpetuated by TV commercials and “reality” TV shows—but what we know from years of experience is that there really is no “typical” MBA. The global spread of the MBA degree and the wide variety of business schools that offer it means that there are literally millions of MBA’s who represent different nationalities and cultures, different career paths, and different backgrounds. A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education showed that MBA’s studying in the United States were more diverse than students in any other graduate program. So, who are MBA’s? Could you be one of them?

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What is an MBA

Rejected Applicants Percentage Every accredited MBA program is selective. Acceptance is mostly based on personality, GMAT score, GPA, and experience. This selectivity in acceptance tells us something about the school’s standards, but also about the students who apply. There are schools that attract a huge number of applicants and maybe many of them are not well qualified. Then there are schools that maybe do not get that many, but better-qualified applicants. There are many factors that determine if a school is getting many applicants. Among others factors that are decisive is the reputation of the school, location, tuition, the assumed or the perceived quality of the school and its visibility. Generally

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Why Study MBA For International Business Jobs

Thinking about combining your MBA experience with an international one? Imagining yourself meeting with your study group in the coffee shops of New York or the cafes of Paris? Getting your MBA in a new country can be an exciting experience. But before you start packing your bags, spend some time thinking about a few things that could make or break your international experience. Why Study Internationally? Every year, we survey thousands of MBA students all over the world, asking them about their MBA decisions and experiences. According to our most recent survey of MBA students, more than one-quarter (28%) attend a school outside their country of citizenship. Their main

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