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MBA Podcaster delivers relevant information and advice through biweekly audio segments for those planning to apply for a Masters in Business Administration. Topics include everything from a behind-the-scenes view of the admission's process to post-MBA job opportunities and current market trends. Guests include Deans of various business schools, alumni, corporate recruiters, MBA consultants and more. On each segment we go in-depth on a particular topic of interest to an MBA applicant and interview relevant experts to help make your application process more efficient and successful.

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MBA Podcaster delivers relevant information and advice through biweekly audio segments for those planning to apply for a Masters in Business Administration. Topics include everything from a behind-the-scenes view of the admission's process to post-MBA job opportunities and current market trends. Guests include Deans of various business schools, alumni, corporate recruiters, MBA consultants and more. On each segment we go in-depth on a particular topic of interest to an MBA applicant and interview relevant experts to help make your application process more efficient and successful.

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Very well done videos!

By abrakadabra - Oct 15 2014
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I just discovered this podcast. I highly recommend this for any MBA applicant. This podcast really assisted me with the application process and tons of insight on various business schools with first hand advice from admission directors.

Love the videos

By mbaalex - Sep 18 2014
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This is an awesome podcast. Glad I discovered it!

iTunes Ratings

10 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
4
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Very well done videos!

By abrakadabra - Oct 15 2014
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I just discovered this podcast. I highly recommend this for any MBA applicant. This podcast really assisted me with the application process and tons of insight on various business schools with first hand advice from admission directors.

Love the videos

By mbaalex - Sep 18 2014
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This is an awesome podcast. Glad I discovered it!

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MBA Podcaster

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MBA Podcaster delivers relevant information and advice through biweekly audio segments for those planning to apply for a Masters in Business Administration. Topics include everything from a behind-the-scenes view of the admission's process to post-MBA job opportunities and current market trends. Guests include Deans of various business schools, alumni, corporate recruiters, MBA consultants and more. On each segment we go in-depth on a particular topic of interest to an MBA applicant and interview relevant experts to help make your application process more efficient and successful.

Rank #1: Using an MBA to Change Careers

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Are you thinking about using an MBA to change careers? In business school they'll call you a career switcher and you'll find that you aren't alone. Up to 90% of MBA candidates consider switching careers during their time on campus. Within just one or two years you can learn the skills and gain the context you need to launch into a new direction. This time we'll take you through the process that you'd experience through the career management center at business school. You'll learn how to make your past experiences relevant to future employers, how to update your resume and network your way into new opportunities. You'll hear from the heads of career management from four top MBA programs.

Aug 18 2009

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Rank #2: The Best Time to Go For Your MBA

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Its been a wide-held notion that in order to get the most out of an MBA education you need at least a few years of working experience. Business schools compounded the theory by favoring candidates with solid work experience and turning out classes with an average age in the late twenties. Recently however, some top schools have been bucking the trend by reaching out to younger applicants in an effort to diversify their classes and attract fresh graduates before they become established in their careers. Well hear from these schools and understand the benefits of getting an MBA at a younger age.

Oct 07 2007

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Rank #3: MBA Admission Strategic Plan

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So youre thinking about applying to business school? Its never too early to start building a strong application. Our guests will help you with the process by telling you the top things you can do now to help you get in next year. Find out when you should start studying for the GMAT and how many times you should plan to take the exam, when is the best time to visit the schools and narrow your list of choices and what you can do now to address weaknesses in your application such as low undergraduate grades or a potentially low GMAT score. Then when youve finally finished the application our guests will tell you when is the best time to submit. Great ready to launch your MBA Admission Strategic Plan!

Mar 23 2008

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Rank #4: Top 10 Tips for Getting Into Business School

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Graduating from a top MBA program can mean a higher salary, wider name recognition, and greater career opportunities. Doors open and you have a certain level of pre-existing credibility. That's also why top schools are tough to get into; everyone wants it. If you're reaching for a top MBA program, we have 10 great tips on getting you in. On our show are two admissions directors from top MBA programs and an admission's consultant.

Nov 04 2007

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Rank #5: Career Change

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The old adage says that if you're looking to change your career you need to go back full-time while pursuing your MBA. We challenge the notion and explore the opportunities available for part-time MBA students to change career tracks in the middle of, or after, their MBA studies. We hear from a corporate recruiter, a part-time alumnus who successfully changed careers and MBA career placement departments. Hear what our experts recommend if you are planning on getting an MBA part-time but may be interested in pursuing a new career down the road.

Jun 11 2006

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Rank #6: MBA Podcaster Day in the Life Series - The Wharton MBA

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Wharton was founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, and that spirit of innovation still drives the school today. Wharton offers a distinctively collaborative MBA experience, unparalleled academic and career resources, and a commitment to learning and personal growth. Wharton professors create the new ideas that are transforming businesses and governments around the world and they bring that cutting-edge knowledge into the classroom, so Wharton MBAs take the lead in innovating the new ideas of the future.

Jul 27 2008

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Rank #7: Application Essays and Recommendations

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Get ready to think hard, dig deep and do a little soul searching: youre about to tackle your MBA application essays. The essay section is the single most important part of your entire application which you can control. So put the test scores and the GPA aside and think about how you can convince the admissions committee that you deserve a spot on their campus. Our guests will tell you where to begin, what to focus on and how to address any weaknesses in your application such as a low GMAT score or weak GPA. Youll also learn how to prep the people you chose to write your letters of recommendation so that they are consistent with your essays and add to the overall image youre building of yourself.

Sep 09 2007

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Rank #8: MBA Applicant Case Studies

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This week we're bringing you case study evaluations for three different mock business school applicants. One comes from an international background, another with a ''typical'' investment banking background, one who was laid off and has a gap on his resume and some who have low GMAT verb and/or quant scores. The show is moderated by Jeremy Shinewald, founder of mbaMission an MBA admission consulting firm. He'll walk you through each applicant's application and dissect the most relevant parts for most applicants in general. He'll spend extra time delving into weaknesses and how to address them and how to roll each application into one unified, strong package to stand apart from the sea of applicants and get into top choice schools.

Nov 02 2010

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Rank #9: MBA Salaries

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According to recent compensation surveys, MBA salaries are on the rise. That's good news for MBAs. In 2007, GMAC reported the average MBA starting salary ranged between $80 - $85,000. Many factors influence how much you'll actually make. Years of experience, location, industry, function, and region are just a few things that can significantly raise or lower your MBA salary. Join us as we explore MBA salaries, how to properly determine how much you can earn, and how to have realistic salary expectations. You'll hear from GMAC, TopMBA.com, Payscale.com, and MBA career management directors.

Dec 21 2007

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Rank #10: MBA Salaries in the Current Economic Climate

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Salaries for MBA grads, especially those in the traditionally highly-paid sectors of investment banking and private equity, is a topic of great interest in any economy. It's a given that the finance industry is not the easiest place to find a job at the moment. But for those few MBA grads savvy enough to land a job, what kinds of salaries can they expect? How is the recession affecting MBA grads' salaries in finance jobs, on and off Wall Street? And most importantly, what can you do to land yourself a job in investment banking or private equity in this economic climate?

Jul 24 2009

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Rank #11: Preparing for an MBA

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Let's face it: getting into the MBA program of your choice isn't easy. This may be especially true for younger people with less work experience, or would-be applicants with liberal arts or science backgrounds - valid pursuits, but not directly linked in an admissions director's mind to making someone B-school ready. In this show, we'll talk with some experts - program administrators, a professor, and a student - to hear their advice for non-business majors about getting some coursework under their belts before applying for or entering an MBA program.

Jun 01 2009

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Rank #12: Financing Your MBA

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You know you need an MBA to progress in your career and earn a higher salary. But how will you finance the $40,000+/year in MBA expenses? Our guests explain the options available to students, how best to prepare financially to be a student again and help you determine which financing strategy will work for you. In some cases, your MBA educational expenses can be tax deductible, learn if this option works for you.

Mar 05 2006

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Rank #13: Online MBA Programs

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Online MBA programs are popping up from coast to coast, catering to professionals who want to get an MBA degree on their own time. These online MBAs have sparked a significant amount of discussion and dialogue about the quality of the online education and the acceptance of such degrees among businesses today. Join us as we talk with the experts to explore the educational value of an online MBA, the criteria by which to judge online MBA programs and the reception among recruiters.

Mar 19 2006

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Rank #14: Acing the MBA Interview

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For most MBA programs, being granted an interview is your first step toward acceptance into business school. Its the opportunity for you to make yourself come alive to the admissions committee and show them why you should be included in their upcoming class. Its also a time that many candidates have a hard time setting themselves apart from all the other candidates and verbalizing their individual value proposition. Listen in as we discuss the business school interviews with the admissions directors of various MBA programs and see what they recommend in order to ace your interview.

Apr 16 2006

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Rank #15: MBA Admission Consultants

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Many have relied upon the services of an admission's "coach" or consultant to get them into their top choice school, yet few have admitted to it. We explore the benefits and risks of using such services and find out what type of candidate is best suited for the advice of a professional. Hear what schools think about the use of a consultant and what they consider the tell-tale signs of relying too heavily on a 3rd party on your application.

Jan 08 2006

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Rank #16: Top One Year MBA Programs

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Wouldn't it be great if you could get your MBA in one year instead of the traditional two years? You'd save time, probably some money and get back to work faster. But before you decide, you should know a one year MBA is not for everyone. Who is a good candidate for a one year program? What do schools look for in a candidate that will make them successful? What's the difference between a one year program and a two year program? We talk to those responsible for admissions from some of the top one-year programs about what to expect from a 1 year program during school and after graduation.

Apr 27 2008

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Rank #17: Comparing GMAT Test Prep Companies

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Business school applicants have been lining up to take the GMAT since 1954. This year it's your turn. To help you prepare, we have interviewed the various test preparation companies to hear what they have to offer. They'll discuss the different types of courses they offer from traditional classroom courses to private tutoring and online courses. Each company will have the opportunity to explain how they are unique and what makes them stand out. Listen and learn which option is best for you.

Dec 16 2007

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Rank #18: The Executive MBA (EMBA)

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You know you need to get a MBA in order to advance your career but you're not sure what program fits your experience. Do you have enough experience to qualify for an Executive MBA? What's the difference between the Executive MBA and a regular Part-Time MBA? What's the long-term career impact of choosing one program over the other? We'll ask all these questions and more from directors of top EMBA programs across the country.

Jun 24 2006

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Rank #19: Dealing With a Low GMAT Score

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In a 2008 Kaplan survey of 250 MBA admissions officers, 55% said that the GMAT is the most important factor on the business school application. Over 90% said it's one of the top 2 most important factors. Research shows that every 10 point increase in your GMAT score correlates to another $5K in your starting salary after business school. Why? Higher scores help you to gain admission into more competitive, higher-ranked MBA programs, which in turn brings more job opportunities and higher salaries. Prepping for the GMAT can have a big payoff. That's great if you did well on the GMAT. But how should you respond to a GMAT score that's lower than you want or need to get into the program of your choice?

Oct 20 2009

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Rank #20: Getting an MBA vs. a Masters in Finance or Economics

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Has the MBA become pass? Once viewed as an elite degree for the future leaders of successful organizations, MBA programs and graduates are now popping up everywhere. With the multitude of degree options available to graduate students how does one decide which program best suites their needs and growth plans? Well discuss the topic with the deans at the top business schools as well as deans from masters programs in finance and economics.

May 14 2006

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