The (Online) B-School Advantage

Written by Alexa Apallas

The (Online) B-School Advantage By Alexa Apallas

In a tight job market, job seekers need to find ways of making themselves attractive to employers. And in this “jobless economic recovery” where more and more jobs are being shipped overseas (many call center and IT jobs may be lost to India forever), an advanced degree offers some protection against being outsourced.

By earning an MBA degree, candidates can demonstrate: their willingness to learn, their entrepreneurial drive, and their commitment to a career in business — qualities that most employers are eager to find. And holders of an MBA gain skills that can help them launch a new business enterprise or move several rungs uprepparttar corporate ladder.

An MBA degree offers monetary benefits, as well. According to a 2003 survey by, those with a professional degree earn an average of $81,000 a year, compared with $43,000 for those who have only a bachelor’s degree. BusinessWeek’s 2004 survey of 30 MBA programs turned up similar figures. Starting salaries for graduates ranged from $74,000 atrepparttar 140147 low end to $100,000 atrepparttar 140148 high end, for an average of $84,031.

But despiterepparttar 140149 many benefits that earning an MBA can bring — increased job security, a higher salary, better business skills, prestige and better job qualifications — some potential students have been reluctant to enroll in traditional B-schools. The Graduate Management Admissions Council found that 78 percent of business schools suffered a drop in applications to their traditional full-time programs forrepparttar 140150 2003-2004 school year. Tuition has been rising acrossrepparttar 140151 board, and adult students are finding it difficult to take on additional debt while atrepparttar 140152 same time giving up their full-time jobs. They may also have family obligations or other commitments that would make it difficult for them to enroll in a full-time, two-year program, especially if they would have to relocate to do so. That is why online MBA programs have been increasing in popularity.

For many prospective students, online interactive programs are an enticing option. Students learn at their own pace, so they can continue to earn income from a full-time job and maintain a family life while taking classes when it’s convenient for them. They don’t have to travel to campus or arrange for childcare. They can even receive financial aid, just as they would with a traditional program. With online MBA programs students receive all ofrepparttar 140153 benefits of traditional instruction, with none ofrepparttar 140154 drawbacks. Case in point: Regis University’s online MBA programs.

Regis University is a traditional, ground based school that offers four MBA degree programs 100 percent online. And not only is Regis University regionally accredited, but U.S. News and World Report rated them inrepparttar 140155 same category asrepparttar 140156 Ivy League schools: inrepparttar 140157 top-tier. So as you can see, students who choose an online education instead of going on campus do not have to sacrifice quality of education for convenience.

Why You Need to Do Bully Maintenance to Protect Your Child

Written by Paula McCoach

Why You Need to Do Bullying Maintenance to Protect Your Child

Are you sick and tired of your child dealing with bullying at school?

Well, once your child has slowedrepparttar bullying down, you and your child will have to continue to do bullying maintenance from time to time.

What do I mean by that?

Many bullies will stop when your school has followedrepparttar 140055 11 SIMPLE STEPS FOR ZAPPING BULLIES. But, there is almost a guarantee that after some time has passed, they will begin bullying again.

In my experience as a school counselor,repparttar 140056 bullying is not as intenserepparttar 140057 second time. Bullies are not cured overnight. They try over and over to tease and harass your child.

So, what do you do now?

You do "bullying maintenance"!

What is that?

You need to repeat some ofrepparttar 140058 steps you took to getrepparttar 140059 bullying to stop -

Askrepparttar 140060 school counselor to speak torepparttar 140061 bully again. The counselor strongly remindsrepparttar 140062 bully ofrepparttar 140063 harsh consequences of bullying. The bully's parent can be called...possibly forrepparttar 140064 second or third time. An administrator can take disciplinary action.

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