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Research Shows That Hybrid Courses Are a Great Way to Learn

In several of our blog posts over the last few weeks, we’ve discussed the fact that hybrid MBAs provide students with a convenient, flexible option for attaining their MBA. Hybrid MBAs give students the flexibility they need to attain an MBA while working full-time, but still provide them with the in-person networking opportunities that are necessary to a well-rounded graduate business degree.

making the move to a hybrid mba

Making the Move to a Hybrid MBA

“It’s a different experience when you’re communicating with someone you’ve met face to face. You have a context for the thoughts and ideas they’re sharing online.”

That’s what Keith Burrows, 40, said about his graduate program at Boston Architectural College after deciding to switch from a traditional online program to their new hybrid program.

Forbes Is Right: Now Is the Time to Prepare for Your MBA Application!

Forbes Is Right: Now Is the Time to Prepare for Your MBA Application!

Last week, Forbes contributor Shawn O’Connor urged readers to build their profile now for Fall 2014 MBA deadlines. O’Connor recognizes that there’s still a lot of time left before those deadlines for Fall MBA applications, but also brings up an important point: “Your MBA application is about a lot more than filling out some forms.”
Are MBAs and Entrepreneurship Compatible?

Are MBAs and Entrepreneurship Compatible?

In a recent blog for the New York Times, Cliff Oxford of Atlanta’s Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs said that a traditional MBA is "pretty much like having athletes studying game film but never practicing on the field." 

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The Midland MBA Price Point: Factory, or Faculty?

When discussing the value of an MBA, it’s hard not to talk about cost. Even though the value of an MBA goes far beyond salary increases—additional benefits range from networking to increased patience and persistence—cost is still a significant factor in students’ decisions to invest in an MBA.

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The Curriculum of the Midland MBA

The cohort model and core curriculum offered at Midland is an integral part of the value of the Midland MBA. Within this model, we offer a strong core curriculum—one that is the same (or very similar) for all students throughout the course of the program. This cohort model, tied in with the expanded core, allows students to succeed and learn together. By learning and succeeding together as a group all throughout the program, every student who earns a Midland MBA will graduate with the skills they need to turn in-the-classroom learning into real, tangible success in the business world.
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The Value of the Midland MBA: Financial and Beyond

Students often intrinsically understand the financial value of an MBA, as the degree has always been a valuable investment in your career and earning potential. Even through the financial crisis, the value of an MBA remained high. GMAC’s 2009 survey, at the height of the global recession, showed that employers paid a premium for MBAs they hired.
3 Benefits of Midland's Office-to-Classroom Approach

3 Benefits of Midland's Office-to-Classroom Approach

Traditional, full-time MBA programs come with high opportunity costs. Not only do full-time students lose valuable wage-earning time while in school piling up debt, they also lose critical career progression time. What’s more, they must wait years to apply what they are learning to the real world.
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Prior Credit and the Midland MBA

The Midland MBA program is a lock-step, cohort-based program. That means that students move through all courses in the curriculum together. This is beneficial for students because they get to develop a robust network as they work together from the beginning, sharing expertise and relative strengths with each other as they move through some material that is familiar, and other material that is new.

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Achieving a Work-Life Balance with the Midland MBA

Although many see it as a utopian dream, a proper work-life balance is essential to maximizing productivity and job satisfaction in the workplace. In fact, a 2002 study of MBA student attitudes about business and society found that almost 53% of MBA students considered work-life balance as one of three factors most important in their job selection after graduation.

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