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Money for Graduate School March 18, 2013
If You Want An Affordable MBA, Get It Now

When looking at MBA programs back in 2009, one of my main concerns was cost. Basically I wanted the best education I could find at a reasonable cost. My goal was to find an accredited MBA program under $20K. I was successful and the MBA program at Florida Gulf Coast University fit the bill for […]

A Somber Look At College Tuition Rates

Many times I try to caution people about the rude awakening they face when looking at the cost of college. I have a sister who is a senior who is going through the process now. Once you get over the shock, you may find a host of other feelings — such as anger, confusion and […]

no football March 1, 2013
4 Reasons Why Florida Gulf Coast University Does Not Need Football

No question about it, I enjoy watching football; especially if the WVU Mountaineers or the Pittsburgh Steelers happen to be playing. When I started graduate school at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009, I remember the buzz about the new university president seriously looking into starting a football program at the 12 year-old university. Two […]

January 8, 2013
Why I’m Not Adding The Initials ‘MBA’ After My Name

On December 16, 2012, I woke up as a newly minted MBA. Everyone kept asking me if I was excited. Excited? No not really. More like relieved. Relieved at the removal of the insecurity of whether or not I could actually finish or not. Relieved at not having to scramble to buy books, software, or […]

October 22, 2012
Suggested Marketing Improvements For Online Degree Programs

I realize that colleges have it made it regards to the basic supply and demand theory of economics. College enrollment is on the rise, and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Online degree programs are an excellent way for institutions to keep up with demand. Plus the anomaly of higher education is […]

October 20, 2012
Are MBAs From AACSB Programs Better?

I will tell anyone that my first and foremost concern in regards to choosing an appropriate MBA program was cost. However I realize that for most other people, the consideration of quality, job prospects, and admissions statistics are their primary concern. To be fair, in the end, I did end up choosing a program that was […]

October 12, 2012
Defending Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Thanks to Tumblr, I got wind of the story regarding Abigail Fisher and her case against the University of Texas at Austin. The basic premise of her case: that using race as a factor in college admissions is unconstitutional. In the following video, Ms. Fisher casually states that it would be better “…if the boxes […]

October 10, 2012
What Dana Holgerson Taught Me About Leadership Change

  Back in late 2011, I and many other Mountaineer fans were disappointed to see the seemingly premature outing of the late Bill Stewart from the head coach position of the WVU football program. Coach Stew had been there for WVU football for 11 years and stepped up to the plate during the 2008 Fiesta Bowl […]