Why Getting an M.B.A. Online Makes Sense for Entrepreneurs

The following post is a guest post by Chase Jenkins. Chase is a freelance writer for MyCollegesandCareers.com. MyCollegesandCareers.com helps people determine if an online education is right for them and helps them understand which online schools they can choose from to reach their goals.

These days, you don’t necessarily need an M.B.A. to create (or improve upon) a successful business enterprise, but it certainly couldn’t hurt. If you don’t want to take away precious time from growing your business, however, an online education is definitely your best bet. Need convincing? Here are a few reasons studying online makes sense for entrepreneurs:

Apply Skills Immediately

If you’re an entrepreneur new to the game, then you’ll need all the help you can get. An online education provides you with an impressive set of credentials that can benefit your business greatly when appealing to investors for monetary support. Banks, venture capitalists, and even grant foundations can look to your training as a symbol of your commitment to your enterprise. And a successfully completed online education shows special commitment and initiative, since it’s an extremely independent activity and there’s limited accountability. Importantly, being that your courses are mobile, you can apply and reinforce your newly minted skills as soon as you finish learning them. (For example: Finished a section in your human relations course during your lunch break? Apply those lessons to that ongoing scuffle between competing employees in the office. Aced that exam on financial planning? Impress your partners with your new lingo in that upcoming conference call. Etc.)

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10 Powerful Tips When Selecting College Degree

For many students, choosing which degree to study in college is one of the toughest decision they need to make as they progress in life. In most of the occasions, their decisions are influenced by parents and friends rather than their own objective evaluation.

They may not know that any wrong decision made can result in a few years of frustration in college doing something they don’t really enjoy. Worst still is when they complete the degree and continue to work in a field that they do not believe in, it is leading them towards career failure.

This infographic shares some of the key considerations including future skills needs and can be used as a checklist to support your degree decision or also hiring a life coach can help you make a better career decision

10 Powerful Tips When Selecting A College Degree

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Five Great Ways to Make Money in College

This post is a guest post written by Leon Harris. Leon Harris is a writer for Seduction where you can find great tips and advice about the art of seducing your partner.

Most college students are resigned to the fact that they’re going to have to work some crappy job while they’re attaining a degree. This is often part and parcel of the college experience simply because class schedules tend to get in the way of gainful employment. When you can’t work the standard nine to five, you’re job options can be pretty limited. However, there are ways to get around working at a convenience store or delivering pizzas for a little extra dough (no pun intended). You likely have a number of skills that you haven’t even considered, and most of them are based on your proclivity for intellectual pursuits. Here are five jobs that will not only allow you a flexible schedule while you’re in school, but will keep you out of the serving line at the cafeteria and away from the registers at the campus bookstore.

1. Tutoring. This is a time-honored way for college students to earn a few extra bucks and it not only pays a lot better than working at Starbucks, it also allows you complete freedom to set your own schedule and often, teach a subject you’re interested in. You can certainly advertise your services on your own by posting flyers at local schools, but likely you’ll have to travel to the homes of the students you tutor. By signing on with the Princeton Review (which prepares high-school students for college exams like the SATs, ACTs, and more), Sylvan Learning Center (tutors grade school through high school age kids in core subjects like math and reading), or another reputable organization, you won’t have to scrape for work and the students may come to you.

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Hot for Teacher: Rules for Dating Your Professor

This is a guest post by Leon Harris. Leon Harris is a writer for PUA where you can find great tips and advice about the art of seducing your partner.

If you pay any attention to current events, you probably know that student-teacher romantic relationships are a bad idea. They almost always end in heartache (and sometimes imprisonment). At the very least, such a relationship will likely inspire jealousy and even disgust in your peers, a social situation you may not be too keen to deal with. However, there are times when two people are fated to be together, and you should never turn down a chance at love just because other people may not understand. So if you find that you are attracted to your professor, and the feeling is mutual, you may want to follow a few guidelines when you choose to start dating.

1. Keep it private. Most college campuses have rules about fraternization between students and teachers and the gist of it is that such relationships are verboten. In some cases, starting a relationship with a professor is only out of the question while you’re in their class, but many campuses outlaw such coupling altogether. If you’re caught, you could face suspension or expulsion and your teacher could face job loss. So if you’re serious about dating a prof, you’d better keep it to yourself.

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MBA – High Price, High Reward

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is widely deemed to be the ultimate postgraduate qualification. The entry process and subsequent study are notoriously difficult, while those who complete the course are heralded as being extremely desirable to employers – but what exactly is an MBA?

The objective of an MBA is to apply financial knowledge to an existing field of expertise; ideally, it is suited for someone who has graduated from a non-business degree but is looking to strengthen it with financial management skills. As such, an MBA is considered to strike a good balance between and specialist knowledge practical application in whatever subject the candidate studied at graduate level. This is somewhat different to a business MA, which focuses specifically on one field of business. The MSc can be seen as even more niche in its application as it concerns itself mainly with empirical scientific research.

Because of the vigorous study involved with the MBA course and the wide-ranging skill sets earned as a result, anyone who attains these prestigious three letters instantly gains command of the job market.

And since the market is so competitive, having this rare qualification is akin waving a lit flare amongst a sea of faceless people.

So What Are the Downsides?

Having an MBA does sound like owning a golden ticket, and in many ways it is; for instance, 85% of Boston University graduates found a top job within three months of graduating in 2009 and average MBA salaries stand at $91,500.

However, there are indeed downsides, and the main one (which you may have already guessed) is money. Click to continue reading…