Author Archives | Jackie Buchy

About Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

The ROI of a Traditional MBA Degree vs. an Online MBA Degree

December 22, 2014

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Considering an MBA program but not sure if you should go for the traditional MBA degree or an online MBA degree?  There are many factors to consider including cost, convenience, learning environment, networking opportunities, career outcomes, degree value, ROI, and MBA program reputation. Advantages of a Traditional MBA Degree At George Mason University, we offer […]

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8 Questions to Consider When Choosing an MBA Program

December 9, 2014

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There is a lot to think about as you begin to research business schools and graduate business degrees. Once you’ve decided an MBA program is the best graduate degree for you, you’ll need to find a program that fits your academic and professional goals, delivery format, schedule, and the classroom experience you desire. Some questions […]

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What Not to Do When Applying to Business Schools

December 1, 2014

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Each year, business schools review hundreds of applications to their MBA programs and other graduate business programs. George Mason offers seven different graduate programs that serve students from directly out of their undergraduate career to people with forty years of experience in the field. Their background, education, culture, goals, and experience are very different. We […]

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What do MBA Rankings Actually Mean?

November 11, 2014

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Both universities and prospective students place a great deal of emphasis on MBA rankings. Rankings often compare many factors and give students a way of comparing MBA programs against each other. But with so many publications issuing MBA rankings, how can you break down the rankings to determine what meaning they have behind the numbers? […]

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MBA Degree Programs & Social Media

November 3, 2014

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We can now safely say that social media has infiltrated many aspects of everyday life. From sharing personal information such as pictures and good news with family and friends to connecting with employers and posting résumés to connecting with groups, social media provides a unique way to engage with friends, family, colleagues, brands and even […]

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