Sports That Could Lead to Great Connections for MBA Students

Sports can be a great way to develop important relationships and initiate business deals. There are several sports that MBA students and entrepreneurs should learn that could lead to a potential job, contract salary increase or all of the aforemntioned. –amir shaw Polo – The essentials for playing polo include a horse and a long-handled […]

GMAT vs. GRE: Which Test Is Best Suited for You?

Before applying to business school, it’s important to determine which entry exam, GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), will be most suitable for you. The GMAT is the traditional test for students entering business school and the GRE serves as the entry exam for graduate school. Although the GRE is mainly for students who choose […]

Jerome Clark, L’Oreal USA Marketing Director, Touts Value of MBA

It was words of encouragement from Dr. Andrew Hill, a professor at Clark Atlanta University that impelled Jerome Clark to pursue his MBA. The Tulsa, Okla., native remembered his mentor’s advice after working in corporate America for three years; he entered Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business on a Consortium fellowship. The marketing director for […]

Bilingual in the Global Economy: Why an MBA Isn’t Enough

American businesses are increasing their clout as players in the global economy. Hiring qualified employees with bilingual skills remains a lower priority than more tangible ones, such as experience in currency exchange. The reasons for this are many, but most prevalent is that more countries prefer to do business in the English language. In retrospect, […]

Harvard Basketball Star Trades Hoop Dreams for an MBA

Before entering college, Michael Beal had dreams of making it to the NBA. By the time he graduated form high school, he was ranked as one of the top 100 basketball players in the country and could have accepted a scholarship at a basketball powerhouse in the ACC or Big East. But after scoring a […]

Advanced Degree to Success: Road Map to the Top of the Corporation

When Floyd Hall enrolled in one of the nation’s most successful MBA programs at Columbia University, he was looking to change careers and strike out on his own. The Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology graduate knew that going back to school for his master’s in business administration would be a great way to […]

Accessorize for Success: The Little Things Matter

In the professional setting before you even utter a single word you are being judged. Eyes scan your person to check for a sparkle on your wrist in the form of a watch or cufflinks. The leather quality of your belt is noted without the need for one to touch it. Your creative flair is […]

Ronald Fleming’s MBA Became His (Free) Ticket to Traveling the World

Detroit native Ronald Fleming was serving as a commander in the Detroit Police Department when he decided to take advantage of a program designed to encourage law enforcement officers to pursue higher education. “I earned my master’s degree in criminal justice from Atlanta University,” says Fleming, “And when I was called back to the force […]

Morehouse School of Medicine Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery-Rice on MBAs and Advanced Degrees

The American workforce is under siege. Modern technology, wage retraction, disappearing blue collar jobs and a prolonged economic slump have all produced unemployment numbers unseen since the Carter Administration. In some circles, an advanced degree, such as an MBA, Ph.D or a juris doctorate, have become a virtual necessity in order to increase marketability. Dr. […]

Living the MBA Lifestyle: 5 Hot Cars for Mastering the Road

Obtaining an MBA is an achievement that will change your outlook and lifestyle. It’s important to find a vehicle that exudes the style and quality of being a leader. In this week’s rides, we highlight five hot cars that are great for business executives and entrepreneurs. –amir shaw 2011 Cadillac STS The 2011 Cadillac STS offers the style and […]

Odunde’s Executive Director, Oshun Bumi Fernandez, Carries on Her Mother’s Legacy

Celebration, passion and persistence are the words that come to mind when describing the life of Oshun Bumi Fernandez, CEO of Odunde, Inc. Odunde is the longest running and largest African American street festival on the East Coast. The festival attracts up to 600,000 attendees, covers 12 city blocks, has more than 200 cultural vendors […]