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

What I Looked for in an MBA Program

By Jeremy Ferguson, MBA ’16 By now, you’ve already set your sights on business school. The decision to leave your full-time job and go back to school was tough to make, but you’re past that. Now the question that’s boggling your mind is: which school has the best program for me? Which program am I

Navigating the Application Process

By Chris Anselmo, MBA ’16 As I write this blog post, I can’t help but think back to this time last year. I was frantically studying for the GMAT, and was living and dying on the result of every practice test. I was taking a prep class on Tuesday nights while working a full day,