Ep 16: MBA Programs with Jason Oliver, PhD

It’s time to explore Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs! This week, Scott was joined by Jason Oliver, who is an Associate Marketing Professor and the MBA program coordinator in the Gabelli School of Business at Roger Williams University.

Jay has a ton of experience both professionally and in education, having taught students at a number of institutions. His unique perspective as the MBA program coordinator gives him loads of insight into what students should know before enrolling. Listen in to get advice and a thorough overview of what it takes to get into an MBA program, and be successful!

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What an MBA is and how it can help you achieve your professional goals.
  • What to look for in an MBA program and what questions you should ask before applying.
  • How the MBA application process works, and what you need to know about taking tests like the GMAT or GRE.
  • Which things most commonly “trip up” MBA students.
  • The pros and cons between going into an MBA program right after undergrad, or working a few years before returning to school.
  • And a lot more!

Featured on the Show:

Roger Williams University at a Glance

Roger Williams University Seal Logo

Originally a junior college located in a YMCA, Roger Williams University now has two campuses with more than 45 undergraduate degrees and over 15 graduate degrees and certificates combined. The university embraces hands-on learning and teaching, and strives to give every student the opportunity to participate in real-world learning experiences. Students can also join any of the 90+ clubs, organizations, and academic honor societies that RWU has to offer.

  • Year Established: 1956
  • Total Student Population: ~5100
  • Location: Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Mascot: Hawks

Business Administration (MBA 4+1) from Roger Williams University

The Mario J. Gabelli School of Business at Roger Williams University has a Business Administration (MBA 4+1) degree program that is designed for students with undergraduate business degrees from AACSB-accredited institutions. Students in this program are required to complete 36 credits, which partially consists of an internship, an international experience, and two electives.

Student Resource Pick Of The Week: Apply.Me

We’ve created a brand new segment where we go out and discover AWESOME resources for current or prospective students. This isn’t sponsored, just awesome tools the YesCollege team thinks are worth sharing! It can be an app, a web site, an organization, or something completely different. Our resource this week is Apply.Me.

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