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.

Six Reasons a Part-Time MBA Isn’t Right for You

January 28, 2015

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Universities generally offer MBA programs as both part-time MBA or a full-time MBA programs. But with changing market demands, MBA programs have begun to take new shape and new names. Sometimes called a traditional MBA, evening MBA, or professional MBA, these programs are variations on the historic full-time MBA and part-time MBA offerings. It’s important […]

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4 Reasons a Full-Time MBA Isn’t Right For You?

January 13, 2015

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Once you decide to pursue an MBA degree, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether or not you want to apply for a part-time MBA or a full-time MBA program. Below are four benefits of a part-time MBA program. 1. No Career Interruption A part-time MBA allows you to continue […]

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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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