"This time of year, we get an increasing number of questions about part-time MBA programs. So, we thought that we would take a look at some of the “pros and cons” of the part-time MBA. With respect to the “pros,” the one most frequently cited by candidates is that the part-time MBA has a limited opportunity cost.Unlike the full-time MBA, the part-time MBA student does not miss out on two years of salary and still has the opportunity to earn raises and promotions during his/her studies. Furthermore, it seems that firm sponsorship is more prevalent for part-time MBAs, so candidates who have this option can truly come out ahead, with a free education and continued earning..." read entire post
"In forums, chats, and emails I read a lot of speculation about the
wisdom of declaring an interest in pursuing a career in finance after
business school. With all the Wall St. carnage, does such a goal doom
your application? Has the possibility of a career in investment
banking, private equity, or hedge funds disappeared with Lehman Bros.,
Bear Stearns, and the money in our 401K's?
I decided to ask several admissions directors at schools noted for
their strength in finance. I will be posting my question and their
responses in individual posts over the next few days. There is no
significance to the order in which I am posting the responses.
I found the directors' responses thoughtful and informative. I hope you will too..." read all responses
Most applicants spend a great deal of time agonizing over their school list. This is viewed as a crucial first step that must be finalized before embarking on the process. I read with interest a recent blog entry by applicant Ty Coon, where he discusses the evolution of his list. Ty Coon started with a long list of schools, and as he progresses through the application process some schools are falling off, while others remain, for all kinds of reasons. Time is a big reason, as is the expense of applying. Some schools remain because they are viewed as back ups, others because their programs are a good fit.