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Balancing Your MBA and Your Family

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There are many factors to take into account when you are thinking about getting an MBA. If you have a spouse and/or children, the decision takes on even greater significance. An MBA will not only change your career trajectory, it is also a major time commitment, sometimes more intensive than a full-time job. As a result, it is vital as part of your decision-making process that you take into account how it will affect your family.



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Making the Big Decision

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Receiving an offer of admission to any MBA program is a significant achievement. It means you’ve accomplished your initial goal and taken the first step towards accelerating your career. The next step is to determine which MBA program is the best choice to help you achieve all your career goals. Read on to help simplify your decision in choosing the right MBA program for you.

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Gagan Chawla, BC MBA '02, on no experience to the corner office

February 14, 2017 BC MBA

When Gagan Chawla completed his MBA at the Carroll School in 2002, the nation was in the grip of a recession and jobs were scarce. But with the support of two Boston College professors, Gagan quickly found a full-time position at Strategic Pricing Group, a Waltham-based management consulting firm.


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Q&A with Eric Maskwa, BC MBA '17

January 26, 2017 Eric Maskwa MBA '17

Eric Maskwa, BC MBA '17, has leveraged his skills gained and growing Boston College network to transition away from a technical path to M&A Advisory with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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Preparing for the GMAT

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You've considered your application to an MBA program and even started putting some of the requirements together. But, the GMAT has been simultaneously sitting on the backburner and at the forefront of your mind. If this sounds like you, we've consolidated a list of past posts dedicated to conquering this exam.

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What to look forward to in January and February

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 Whether you're just starting to explore MBA programs or you're almost ready to hit 'submit' on your application, attending an MBA fair or visiting campus offers unique opportunities to hear from current students, admissions representatives, and program alumni. Take note of these upcoming deadlines, on-campus events, and fairs that the Carroll School will be attending.


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The DNA of Business

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From traveling overseas for the International Consulting Project to hands-on workshops, the Carroll School knows that experiential learning is integral to b-school. The new MBA course, the DNA of Business, allows students to do just that without ever leaving the classroom.


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New essay topics and tips for BC MBA applicants

August 27, 2015

In reviewing the application process for 2015-2016, we thought a lot about our applicants—how to streamline the application process, making it less cumbersome, more thoughtful. The result was one less required essay and one additional optional essay. As a prospective BC MBA student, here are the things you need to know about the changes.

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Profession-ready: What it means, why you should care

September 5, 2014

In today’s job market, employers are placing a strong emphasis on hiring people with critical business skills who can bring value to the organization immediately, who can think and act strategically from day one, and who can handle situations as if they’ve been there for years …people who are unquestionably profession-ready.

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