Pick the Right MBA Program for a Consulting Career
July 31, 2017

MBA Career Consulting

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

The grace under pressure one MBA graduate cultivated during her executive MBA program helped her get ahead as a management consultant.

Betty Wilson, a 2011 MBA graduate from Florida Atlantic University, says her graduate business school courses challenged her to be both creative and collaborative – a requirement for consultants. The experience also taught her, she says, how to handle criticism.

For instance, during a group project that involved assessing th . . . Continue Reading

GDP: US, France, Sweden and Spain all grow faster than Britain in last quarter
July 30, 2017

UK GDP Slowdown

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

GDP: UK is being left behind.....

After a flurry of growth reports today, it’s becoming clear that Britain’s economy has underperformed its rivals in the last quarter.

Two days ago, we learned that the UK expanded by merely 0.3% in April-June, following a modest expansion of 0.2% in January-March.

Today’s data has shown that other advanced countries did rather better. Namely:

The Average Online MBA Student : Analysis
July 30, 2017

dongrila blog Online MBA

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Online MBAs offer students the flexibility to study when and where they want. That's part of what makes them so appealing to working professionals.

By pursuing an online MBA, students can often balance a full-time job with an education, squeezing in time to study and complete assignments even after a day in the office. Business remains the most popular graduate discipline that online students pursue, according to a 2016 survey conducted by Aslanian Market Research and the Learning Hous . . . Continue Reading

Greek bond see perception change
July 29, 2017

MBA Behavioral Economics Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Two years ago Wolfgang Schäuble said “it would be better” for Greece to leave the eurozone. But in rare praise this week Germany’s steely finance minister struck a much warmer note. “Greece has carried out many reforms and is on a good path,” said Mr Schäuble in a media interview — support that shows how far the country has come since the EU’s tense five-month stand-off in 2015 with the leftwing government of Alexis Tsipras. His comments came in the same week . . . Continue Reading

8 Vital Queries to Ask on a Business School Campus Visit
July 29, 2017

BSchool Campus Visit Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

The best way to predict what an experience will be like is to ask people who have been through that experience to describe it.

That's why experts say it's critical for prospective MBA students to visit business schools while classes are in session so they can speak with current students.

Harvard Business School alumna Betsy Massar says it is important for prospective MBA students to appreciate how challenging business school can be before they apply.

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Deciphering Chinese economic resilience
July 28, 2017

MBA Study China Economy Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Once again, the Chinese economy has defied the hand wringing of the nattering nabobs of negativism. After decelerating for six consecutive years, real GDP growth appears to be inching up in 2017. The 6.9% annualised increase just reported for the second quarter exceeds the 6.7% rise in 2016 and is well above the consensus of international forecasters who, just a few months ago, expected growth to be closer to 6.5% this year, and to slow further, to 6%, in 2018. I have long argued that the fixation on headline GDP o . . . Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prepare for the 1st Year of Business School
July 28, 2017

MBA Study Guide Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Throughout the business school application process, MBA candidates spend ample time filling out applications, writing essays and even honing interview skills to successfully gain admittance to their institution of choice. But it is equally important to prepare for the first year of coursework, which will have a long-reaching impact on your job prospects.

Whether you’re just starting to complete applications or you are about to embark on your first days as an MBA student, here are . . . Continue Reading

Dos and Donts of MBA Group Interview
July 29, 2017

MBA Group Interview Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Competition for a seat at a top business school has never been fiercer. With so many strong, polished applications coming across their desks, admissions committees at various MBA programs have turned to group or team interviews to help make crucial admit decisions.

On paper, you can wow your evaluator with interesting work experience, stellar GMAT or GRE scores and compelling MBA essays, but none of these criterion can demonstrate how well you work with others – a crucial compone . . . Continue Reading

The economics of dark markets
July 27, 2017

MBA Behavioral Economics Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Total transparency in financial trading can be costly. The nostalgic image of traders standing around on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, shouting at one another, throwing papers around is no more. Now unemotional computers are the traders, basing purchases on a tremendous amount of data.

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7 Common Mistakes International MBA Applicants Make
July 27, 2017

MBA Admission Essay Dongrila

Reported by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Creating a robust and dynamic classroom experience through diversity is a primary focus of the top in the United States, offering students the chance to interact with peers from an array of countries and professional backgrounds.

In fact, international candidates made up a significant percentage of the 2016 incoming class: 32 percent at the University of Pennsylvania's , 35 percent at and 40 percent . . . Continue Reading