Reach, Target, Safety: How to Choose MBA Programs Strategically
July 27, 2017

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Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

One of the most important decisions in the application process is what schools you're going to apply to in the first place. It's crucial to put significant thought into the programs you're going to dedicate dozens of hours to over the coming months.

The MBA application process takes time and effort, and many candidates feel overwhelmed with applying to more than the average of four or five schools. The key is to . . . Continue Reading

3 Behavioral Economics Principles Every Online Shop Must Master
July 26, 2017

MBA Behavioral Economics Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

The average shopper can't remember a time when fixed prices weren't the norm. After all, it's been well over a century since rounds of haggling was the way goods and services changed hands. Fixed prices were introduced in the early 1800s as an attractive new feature that could save consumers time, money, and emotional energy, and were a great benefit to mer . . . Continue Reading

Need a Reason to Finally Quit Your Job This Year? Economics Offers 3 Big Ones
July 26, 2017

MBA Economics Job Quite Resons Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

If you're looking for a reason to finally listen to that nagging voice in your head telling you to hightail it out of corporate America and set out on your own as an entrepreneur or freelancer, there are a ton of voices out there to give you encouragement.

Many of them stress the intangible benefits of charting your own future: the sense of autonomy and liberation, the ability to craft a path that's truly right for you, etc. Those are often compelling arguments.

But some folks are more the practical . . . Continue Reading

10 MBA Programs With the Highest Signing Bonuses
July 26, 2017

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Penned by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Graduation day has the potential to be a financial windfall for the most fortunate of MBA graduates – those who leave business school with both high-paying jobs and large signing bonuses.

MBA employers award signing bonuses to job applicants to entice them to sign employment contracts. When an MBA program's graduates receive hefty signing bonuses, that is a sign that its alumni have marketable skills, experts say.

MBAs Can Lead to Career Change
July 25, 2017

MBA Jobs Boost Career Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

If you're applying to business school because you want to make a career change, you are not alone.

In a recent survey of MBA applicants, nearly half those applicants – 48 percent – said a desire for a new career was one of their primary reasons for pursuing an MBA, according to the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants.

MBA students often use business school to catapult into a job unlike any they'd had.

3 Ways to Explain a Job Loss in MBA Application
July 25, 2017

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Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

If you're anxious about a gap in employment history in your MBA application, take heart. The admissions committee members are human beings who will empathize with someone who has faced a layoff or firing and lived to tell the tale.

You should address an employment gap lasting longer than three months in the optional essay and in the application data forms, if requested. Ideally, you’ll show that you did more than just look for a job during that period and demonstrate what you lea . . . Continue Reading

College tuition hikes are finally slowing, thanks to simple economics
July 24, 2017

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Penned by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

After years of ear-popping climbs, the rate of US college tuition increases is finally slowing.

Undergraduate and graduate tuition, which soared an average of 6% a year between 1990 and 2016, rose just 1.9% this year after scholarships and discounts are factored in, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), citing figures from the US Department of Labor. The increase is now comparable to the rate of inflation.

The reason is simple supply and demand: There are fewer young people interested in college, whi . . . Continue Reading

How to Discuss Negative Experiences in MBA Applications
July 24, 2017

MBA Admission Essay Dongrila

Penned by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

During the MBA essay-writing process, prospective business school applicants get to praise themselves, brag, point out their understanding of complex issues and generally portray themselves as the ideal human. But to balance out the admissions karma, they also need to critique their own skills, motivations or shortcomings. The key is knowing how to address your weaknesses in a way that shows self-reflection and a dedication to improvement.

Everyone goes through difficult periods in life and makes . . . Continue Reading