Getting Your MBA and Running a Marathon

As I begin the start of my second semester as an MBA, I find more and more similarities between getting my MBA and running a marathon. Here are a few of the ways in which they compare – hopefully this list will help you plan appropriately and prepare you for your journey as an MBA,

Five Reasons to Get Your MBA

As an early career professional, earning your MBA can be an incredibly smart career choice for many reasons. It’s a serious commitment, but we’re here to assuage your stresses by sharing five of the most rewarding aspects of an MBA, either as a full-time student or a part-time student. Here they are. 1. Focus on

First Year MBA Experience: Preparing for the Business Plan Competition

By Jeremy Ferguson, MBA ’16 (Originally published on January 20, 2015) Imagine this: standing in front of a full audience of your peers, faculty, and a panel of local business executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and venture capitalists delivering a comprehensive business plan for a new venture you just learned about 14 weeks before. If you matriculate

What I Learned in the First Semester of my MBA Program

By Jeremy Ferguson, MBA ’16 Has it really been two weeks since the first semester of classes ended? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! Fun: did you ever think you would hear somebody describe an MBA program as “fun?” I’ll admit there were times that I felt overwhelmed and would ask myself, “Why

Drinking from the Fire Hose: Musings of a First-Year BC MBA

 By Chris Anselmo, MBA ’16 At Boston College, the first year of the full-time MBA program is divided into four sessions. As soon as you can say “MBA orientation,” students hit the ground running with four classes that span a mere seven weeks. It is a semester’s worth of material condensed into a short time

Military Veterans and the MBA: 6 Things You Need to Know About Boston College

You’ve served our country, demonstrated leadership, accomplished something truly honorable, and now, you’re interested in leveraging your experience in pursuit of an MBA. As a military veteran with business goals, your path to an MBA should begin at a business school that recognizes all the skills you’ve already developed in your training—and where veterans can take advantage

Four Pitfalls to Avoid When Applying to an MBA Program

When you are applying to an MBA program, you have likely taken all parts of this process seriously: researching where you’d like to apply, studying for the GMAT, and even perfecting multiple drafts of the optional essay. To honor all of this effort you’ve made, make sure you avoid these four pitfalls when you apply