The funny thing about the brain is nobody really knows much about how it works. It is much like going into uncharted forest without so much as a compass from Sierra Trading Post. Most things known about it is from a bit of observation, a touch of deduction, and a lot of guesswork. One of the things that scientists believe about the brain has to do with learning. They believe that people learn using two distinct modes of thinking: focused and diffused. Continue reading
Whether we accept it or not, most of us doodle during lectures and meeting. Definitely, we are finding the lecture or the meeting to be boring and thus our mind simply gets distracted. Well, of course later on we are going to regret for not paying attention. On the brighter side, we actually let our mind be free and scribble on paper all our worries and tension. Continue reading
Business students learn a lot about the fundamentals of business, but sometimes the details tend to get left out until they actually start their first jobs. In the sales world, understanding how to create a strong sales presentation means the difference between meeting sales objectives, and clinging to a struggling sales career. While each sales presentation is formulated for its industry, there are certain key elements every sales presentation should have to be successful. Continue reading
If you want to open the door to scholasticism at the graduate level, the first thing to do is choose your field of study, and to pick a list of schools you hope to attend. Of course, there is a process involved, and getting in to a prestigious school is not an automatic process. But with the right preparation and a solid score on a standardized test, you can get a jump start on making your dreams a reality. One of the most popular standardized tests for university admission is the GMAT, and as any individual who is preparing to take the GMAT(or Graduate Management Admissions Test) knows, you have to be able to test to the best of your ability. Continue reading
If you want to succeed in today’s finance and business-driven world, it pays to pursue an education that can be directly applied to Canada’s high-paced corporate culture. Studies continue to show that a Master’s degree in Business Administration will keep you competitive in the sink-or-swim model of business, management, and high finance. This is because an accredited MBA program offers engaging lectures, collaborative team-building exercises, and a focused teaching model combined with practical real-world business scenarios to help students succeed in a real business — with a real salary — once they graduate. A top-notch business school will also offer the latest in classroom teaching technologies which will enhance the learning experience. All of this will not only prepare you for a job in business, human resources, accounting, operations, business analysis, finances, or marketing, but it will also allow you to hit the ground running and put you on an immediate management track — a sizeable perk that a bachelor’s degree alone cannot help you achieve. Additionally, leading business schools will allow you to combine an MBA with other degrees — some business school students graduate with both an MBA and a CPA or a Masters of Finance.
This intense skillset translates directly into earning potential, which essentially turns the cost of tuition into a winning investment. The Graduate Management Admission Council, the body that administers the GMAT, explains that business school graduates will make more this year than they did the year prior — which means that MBA grads will be seeing higher salaries right out of the gate. The council’s 2015 survey also found that among corporate recruitment agencies, more than half of employers globally will increase salaries of new MBA hires in 2015. Furthermore, 30% of employers will offer a raise commensurate with the rate of inflation while 21% will offer an increase that tops that rate. The median starting salary in the US for MBA grads is expected to be $100,000 which is an increase of $5,000 from 2014 and a $45,000 advantage over what these same employers will be paying candidates with undergraduate degrees alone. A further advantage for MBA grads is the fact that overall job prospects are better than they have been for a decade, and 84% of employers plan to hire MBA grads this year, which is up from 74% in 2014.
What does all this mean to you? It means that the business and financial world is serious about hiring MBA graduates, which tells you that if you want to make it into business school, you need to be equally serious. If you want to add that prestigious MBA accreditation to your CV, you will need to buckle down and give the application process your all. The MBA application process is itself a preliminary screening process, and universities use it to pinpoint the best from the rest, bringing only the most adept and diligent on board to study at the graduate level. Study the process before you start — you can cut down on hesitation, confusion, and anxiety by familiarizing yourself with the application process before you actually apply, which will allow you to deal with eligibility requirements so that they become a boon rather than a hindrance — focus on your strengths and draw attention away from any weak spots. Knowing what you will need to prepare, coordinate, and submit — long before the near-deadline crunch — will allow you to maximize results and minimize stress.
Of course, where you apply is as important as how you apply, and the right research will allow you to find the right business school for you unique needs and ambitions. Choose a school with a proven track record and the right tools to help you before, during, and after your studies. Business school is all about integration — how will your theoretical learning apply out there in the boardroom or on the trading floor? Because so much emphasis is placed on real-world business models, you should choose a school with a successful co-op program in place. Make sure the co-op model is competitive, and make sure that the school has a strong tie to business partners. Wilfrid Laurier University is renowned for its business partnerships; for the past few years, Laurier has consistently had a 100% employment rate for its co-op students during their work terms, and in any given year the university offers more than 3,000 job postings from 714 organizations, including several Fortune 500 companies. If you’re looking for a placement in an industry like accounting, health care, financial services, consulting, technology, economic research, securities, HR, marketing, or management accounting, the co-operative education option is definitely right for you.
If you’re interested in finding a placement (or eventual employment) with a dug-in-the-trenches business firm, why not pursue your MBA right where the action is? For more than 17 years,Laurier has been offering the full content MBA degree program, and the combined programs, MBA with MFIN and the MBA with the CPA, in the heart of the Toronto Financial district at its Toronto MBA campus. Located in the Sun Life Financial Tower, classrooms are literal steps away from the TSX (or Toronto Stock Exchange) and all the major Bay Street investment and management firms. According to the World Federation of Exchanges, the TSX is one of the leading global financial exchanges, as it holds the greatest number of security listings of any exchange in North America while also boasting the second-most globally. An MBA that offers its students the chance to study in the heart of Canada’s booming financial district, with industry leaders just a few blocks away, seems like a winning situation that no aspiring grad would ever turn away. If pursuing an MBA at a world-renowned university on a campus minutes away from Bay Street appeals to you, then check out one of the many Wilfrid Laurier MBA programs and jump start your career in business today. The opportunities you will be buying yourself are nearly endless.
Math is all around us in our daily lives, from grocery shopping, for gas, use a GPS or place a rack on the wall. In 2013, the renowned mathematician and writer of popular books, Ian Stewart, published a book entitled “17 Equations That Changed the World”. In this article, we explain some of them and why they have been so important for the history of mankind. Continue reading
Education is one of the most difficult tasks we face parents. And although there are no magic formulas, yes there are some key issues that we have to handle with ease. It’s never too early to begin to educate. These are the basic rules to ensure that your child grows up happy. Continue reading
Examination periods bring head to students, but to all, there are some techniques that make them more bearable. Here we show you some tips that we hope you find them useful. Cheer up!
- Write by hand on paper:
Write down what you’re trying to study for remember more easily. Research on the subject says that the act of writing produces the feedback of the brain, resulting in a motor memory which makes it easier to remember the long-term information. Typing or voice recording have the same result, so, even if it takes longer it is the best you can do. Continue reading
There are enough smart people who just need to study, and others for whom – it seems – that study is not your thing. But you probably have an average intelligence and good results are obtained with a proper motivation to facilitate the effort of study. Think what the reasons are that you have to study. The more valuable the better. Without a willingness to study, there is nothing to do … and why you have to study are decisive. Continue reading
One of the biggest mistakes students is wait until a day before the test to begin studying. Then come to the assessment tired, irritated eyes from lack of sleep and very unlikely to get away with testing . Therefore it is very important to form the habit of studying every day. Continue reading