Senior year of high school is a time to enjoy quality time with friends, reflect on the progress made over the past 12 years of school, and look forward to life’s next chapter. Too often, though, it becomes a frantic season of college applications, essays, final exams, and other life stressors. Fortunately, the holidays are a perfect time to encourage your child to slow down a bit. Purchase a holiday gift that promotes relaxation, entertainment, or a slower pace of life to ease the transition into college. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the upshots of going to graduate school, other than a boost in credentials, is that students can now attend through the ease of online courses. The volume of students attending on-campus graduate courses has gradually decreased over the last few years, with higher volumes of applicants and lower volumes of acceptances. On the other side, however, online graduate programs have grown dramatically over the past decade. This trend is true in general with respect to the online arena. The number of students, graduate and undergraduate, who have taken at least one online course has grown from 1.1 million in 2002 to an estimated 22 million over the next five years. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s at stake?: $400 billion: amount of money spent annually in U.S. on universities. The $400 billion represents: more than the annual revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined. Every educational institution wants a piece of that pie. MOOCs could jeopardize that. 10 million is the estimated number of students who have taken at least one MOOC. Read the rest of this entry »

Studying and education is often seen as a means to an end; a way to get a job and progress in your career. However, anyone who has been to university or taken a Higher Education course will tell you that this is only half the story.

Education is about enhancing your everyday life, not merely helping you to get a job. By studying Higher Education courses with London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), you can reap the rewards which are offered to you – both professionally and personally. Read the rest of this entry »

The quantity and quality of online classes is increasing. More than 50 percent of college presidents surveyed by Pew Research said that online courses provide the same value as do traditional classroom courses. With more people seeking alternative ways to learn, online classes are proving to be an effective solution. Read the rest of this entry »

When it comes to getting that business degree, American MBA programs remain strong choices for international applicants. Of the top 10 MBA programs in the world, six are located in the United States, according to the Financial Times. Fortunately, these well-ranked business programs consistently look for competitive applicants from overseas. For example, international students formed 34 percent of Harvard Business School’s Class of 2013. When it comes to the MBA application, it’s all about how you market your global experience and unique skills as an international applicant. Read the rest of this entry »

An infographic about hidden gems in business education. Take a look at the way large Universities was and how they are now, which are the 5 top reasons why to go on a small school, and 5 reasons why big schools might be better.

See also the 10+1 top-rated lesser known business schools, as well as some of the famous businessmen who graduated from small schools.  Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. college tuition and fees have increased 1,120 percent since records began in 1978. Maybe American students should consider colleges outside our borders.

Some schools are breaking the tuition trend and allowing students to attend for free, but how do they make up for all of that money?

Finding tuition free colleges is far easier when going abroad as an international student. Countries like Germany, Norway, and Sweden all have programs that allow international students to attend for free. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’ve ever considered sending your child off to school with a $400 laptop in hand, you’re among the 70 percent of parents polled who enthusiastically embraced the idea.

BYOD, or bring your own device, has been the goal of progressive school administrators across the country for the past several years. As early as 2009, the idea was being implemented in schools like the Katy Independent School District in Texas to help offset the costs of providing students access to 21st-Century technology.

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Students today frequently choose majors based on what they’re interested in rather than what benefits them; however, your choice in education attainment, major, and occupation could affect your bank account by millions of dollars over the span of your working life. Read the rest of this entry »