Check out these resources for students before, during and after business school.
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www.Bcomconnect.com is a business social network exclusively for BCom current students and recent graduates from all universities and colleges in South Africa and, other countries in Africa. On the site you’ll get BCom-level jobs, business events, networking, knowledge-sharing and other fantastic opportunities for the BCom community.
Through BCom Connect you’ll find BCom-level jobs and business events. Network with other BComs and reconnect with your BCom classmates who’ve joined. Get cutting-edge articles on the latest business thinking across a wide range of topics. You can market your services if you’re a BCom entrepreneur, and share your views and expertise on blogs. Plus lots more ….
Join this vibrant community at www.BComconnect.com. To find out more, contact Faye at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. Our accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. We accredit MBA provision at 201 schools in over 70 countries.
They are a professional membership association that connects MBA students, graduates, accredited business schools, and MBA employers.
Check them out at www.mbaworld.com
How to Study for the GMAT
The GMAT isn’t testing your ability to memorize formulas; it is testing your ability to identify the moment and situation when you have to use them to solve the problem.
The GMAT guide will introduce you to tips, tricks, and techniques that can supplement your foundational knowledge and skills to improve your score in a short amount of time. Written by Prof. Dennis Masino and Jackie Giuliano, Ph.D, the guide covers:
• Chapter 1 – Understanding the GMAT
• Chapter 2 – Most Common Reasons for Failing the GMAT
• Chapter 3 – Verbal Section
• Chapter 4 – Quantitative Section
• Chapter 5 – Analytical Writing Assessment
• Chapter 6 – Integrated Reasoning
• Chapter 7 – Exam Day Tips
Volunteer, Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
GBSN partners are often looking for volunteers, interns and fellows with business school experience.
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Since 1990 Pyxera Global has matched talented and experienced MBA graduates with skill-based volunteer assignments in emerging markets around the world. Over this time over 1,000 highly skilled MBAs have strengthened and supported more than 4,000 enterprises, entrepreneurs, governments, and NGOs.
As MBAs Without Borders (MWB) Advisors, MBA graduates utilize their business acumen and skills to provide pro bono consulting services to promote growth, entrepreneurship, and economic development around the world.
The iCats Program was founded by LGT Venture Philanthropy in 2007 to provide additional professional know-how to its portfolio organisations, alongside financial and social capital. The Program bridges the gap between social ventures in need of professional know-how and resources, and business professionals with the desire to apply their knowledge and experience to benefit the social sector, thus acting as “impact catalysts”. This is how the name iCats came about. Global corporations can integrate the iCats Program into their leadership development programs to promote responsible leadership through first hand experience.
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Africa-America Institute International Fellowships Program – AAI has been the International Partner for the Southern Africa region for the Ford Foundation-funded International Fellowships Program(IFP) since 2002. Reflecting AAI’s commitment to capacity-building, IFP Southern Africa provides opportunities for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a Master’s or Ph.D. degrees. AAI recruits, supports and evaluates IFP Fellows from the Southern Africa region administering this $2.1 million program from its South Africa and Mozambique offices.
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The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) of the Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE) was initiated in 1992. Since then, 220 Advisers have provided business assistance to 140+ businesses and organizations in 46 USAID-assisted countries. EMDAP advisers — all students and recent graduates of U.S. MBA or Masters Programs represent 84 graduate schools.
Challenge:Future (C:F) is a global youth competition on innovation and sustainability and a think tank focusing on acceleration of ideas, talent and multi-cultural collaboration of youth for the world’s prosperous future. It offers a variety of platforms serving to give young talent at all levels of society and all around the globe the possibility to gain profound experience as they think about the future and get a chance to influence it in a positive way.
The Global Management Challenge USA is US-based company that is part of the world’s largest strategy and management simulation competition operating since the late 1970s and currently in over 40 countries. It consists of a strategy and management online-based simulation in which each team runs a virtual company, with the objective of finishing with the highest company share price on the simulated stock exchange.
Finding the Right School
The schools that join GBSN are leaders in business education and have made a commitment to internationalization and helping to improve management education in the developing world. Looking for a business school with these qualities? Check out our list of member schools!
The mission of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.
The PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.
Check out their list of signatory schools
Get B-Schooled from AACSB (the leading accrediting body for busines sprograms worldwide) is for prospective business school students. For more information on business programs and to search only AACSB-accredited schools, visit AACSB’s student website: BestBizSchools.com.
mba.com is a complete resource for the GMAT exam, and MBA and Masters programs. Brought to you by GMAC, the non-profit council of business schools worldwide.
AccreditedOnlineColleges.org is a resource for Masters programs information, including MBAs. They have easily searched listings that you can customize to find appropriate programs to investigate.
phds.org/ is a comprehensive PhD/graduate program resource that seeks to help those interesting in their doctoral pursuits. Also, for those that are soon to complete their studies, the sites offers insight in developing careers and relevant job listing.
The Education Index at PhDs.org is the Internet’s premier source of updated, clear educational data about undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. We use publicly available numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and strive to present them in a simple and easy-to-digest way. Our desire is to make it easy for you to pick the best college you possibly can with this index: a college that fits your financial, social and educational interests and goals.
masterstudies.com lists international MBA, EMBA, Masters Degree, LLM, PhD and undergraduate programs, listing them by offerings, rankings, etc.
Doing Business Because has produced a Guide to Top Accredited Online MBA Programs. To help speed up your search Doing Business Because has done the heavy lifting for you. Doing Business Because searched, collected and verified data from multiple sources including the NCES, AACSB, and directly from school surveys. To add to this, Doing Business Because researched MBA scholarships, accreditation, rankings and lots more.
When top-tier schools are asking for $60,000+ in tuition, is it really possible to gain a creditable and affordable MBA degree? Are there any worthwhile online MBA programs? Will an MBA degree from a school other than Harvard or Wharton help me gain a better salary, change careers or launch a company? The answer to all of these is “yes”, but it may take you a little longer to assess your options.
To take the pain out of that process, collegeaffordabilityguide.org is a tool to comparing schools. Here you can match affordable MBA programs against a shortlist of criteria, decide which type of MBA degree is best for your needs and discover whether your employer will help pay for tuition.
News and Resources
Business Fights Poverty is a vibrant community of individuals from business, the international donor community, non-government organizations and academia – all of whom share a passion for fighting poverty through business.
Business Fights Poverty provides its members with targeted online and face-to-face peer-to-peer engagement and hot-off-the-press, mission-critical knowledge.
Earning an MBA can open doors to employment opportunities in nearly every sector, from finance to logistics. Yet, landing a job after graduation is not a foregone conclusion. Before completing their program, students should be sure to align their academic curriculum to their future career interests.
Affordable Colleges Online offers a “life After the MBA” guide that discusses career paths for MBAs, includes an interview with a recent MBA graduate who secured employment, and offers resume tips to help maximize the chances of landing a job upon graduation.