Some Reasons to Choose a Business School in Europe

The first American Master of Business Administration program was founded at Tuck Business School at Dartmouth in 1900. America has been seen as the home of the MBA over the last century, indeed MBAs have only been offered in Europe since 1957. However, with 3 of the top 10 MBA programs now located in Europe, increasing numbers of students are applying to Business Schools in Europe, including students from America. The GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council) Geographic Trend Report for Europe states that: The number of GMAT score reports received by programs in the top 10 European countries increased 96 percent between TY 2005 and TY 2009, outpacing a worldwide increase of 41 percent over the same period.

So what is behind this huge increase? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons prospective MBA students are increasingly choosing to study at Business School in Europe. Typically, American institutions focus on finance and consulting, with graduates tending to specialize in these areas. However, due to the economic downturn, jobs in these areas are scarce and the advantages of studying a wider range of specialisms have never been so apparent. A Business School in Europe will typically cover the areas mentioned above, but will also offer courses in other areas such as management, marketing and entrepreneurship, meaning their graduates are more well-rounded and adaptable – a key quality in today’s job market.

Speaking of job markets, Europe is now known as a great place to make contacts and find job opportunities. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, European businesses tend to develop links and contacts more easily, as they are used to trading outside of their own country, and geographically are in a great position to do so with so many other countries on their doorstep. And again, as mentioned above, as a Business School in Europe will focus on a number of different areas, they tend to also make contacts with industry figures in these areas, meaning students are exposed to a wider variety of industries. Take Spain as an example: Barcelona is the eighth most popular city in the world for MBA studies, as it is in a convenient location for travel to many European countries, and is a base for Spanish industries such as the retail and financial sectors.

In the current economic climate, this increased diversity and adaptability can only be an advantage. In 2009, for example, GMAC reported that three quarters of Europeans who earned a business degree in 2009 got a job within a few months of graduating. Another important advantage to studying at a Business School in Europe is that costs tend to be a lower than at American institutions. Whilst an MBA in a top American school could cost you upwards of $150,000, a similar program at a European school costs around half that price! So the real question is, with so many advantages to studying at a Business School in Europe, why go anywhere else?

MLM Europe – ACN – A Fast Growing Team of Great Reps With a Great Company Behind It

Just to be clear, ACN is a great company however I am not a representative and I will not forward you to any particular person. This is only my review of how ACN is doing (specially in Europe) and why I think ACN is a great company.

Today I will go into one of the companies here in Europe that is a growing at a steady pace. Obviously not only in Europe, ACN started out in the US however I would like to focus on Europe today.

ACN Headquarters here in Europe is based in Amsterdam just a 10 minute bike-ride from my apartment. I have been there several times, and yes, have been to a presentation and actually started with the business. I had a great mentor for the two weeks I was in the company until I ran into iLearningGlobal and fell in love… Shame that didn’t take that long…

I have some really close friends working at ACN headquarters and I know that specially the customer service behind their products is great. This is obviously very important since service is always the base of the foundation of the companies’ success.

Many new reps in ACN love the products and love the great value they can offer the customers. Specially the videophone is a great product and in most countries very new and a perfect way to get more and more people interested.

Marketing the ACN products is quite easy since customers and companies can save a lot of Euro’s or Dollars by using the services offered. Besides that, because of the service level many European customers are very surprised because the general CS in Europe needs to learn A LOT. Yes, the American Customer Service level that is being offered really helps building the business.

To build your business in ACN (and any other MLM company) it is important to offer your team members a good training in both product and marketing. Training in product is in any network marketing relatively easy however many MLM lovers come to me how to handle the marketing.

This is why it is important to be able to offer your team not only a product training and let them make a list of people to call and harass their family and friends but actually help them build themselves as a leader.

As I said I had a great mentor within ACN, probably the best motivator I have ever met however very much old school. Make a list of all the people you know or know you and then call them to ask if they need a lower phone bill. Of course this is great however we all know that specially in this business you want to build your team and work towards financial freedom.

So you need a system that is duplicable, a marketing system, a step by step blueprint to becoming an MLM (Internet) Marketing Pro. The idea is that by becoming an MLM Marketing Pro people will follow you. People follow leaders. This concept is called Attraction Marketing.

So ask yourself this question: What do the people really need, what are they looking for when they would start a part-time business?

Do you think they are looking to start a business? Do you think they are looking for more money? Or could it be they are they looking for freedom? Freedom of buying more stuff, freedom of not having to work, freedom to choose WHO they want to work with?

When people buy a drill, do they want a drill, or do they want a hole?

Another question:

When there are ten ACN reps in a row and nine of them are carrying a white sign saying: “THIS IS MY OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, IT IS GREAT AND IT WILL MAKE YOU RICH”


Which rep would you choose? I hope you understand now what who you need to become…

Comparing Skiing in Europe With That of America

When it comes to enjoying their favorite sport, skiers and golfers have quite a lot in common. Each loves to go to that spot that for them feels kind of special, but also makes them feel comfortable. With skiers, though, when looking for a place to ski if you live in the United States it might seem much too costly to ski in Europe. Obviously there will be some additional cost with travel, but once you get there costs will not be that much higher in Europe. Plus there are about five times as many ski areas in Europe, about 4000, then there are in North America.

There will be quite a few differences, such as in the texture of the snow. In Europe the snow will be more like that found in New England; not as light and fluffy as you’ll find in western North America. Plus ski slopes will typically be longer. Ski areas there will cooperate and interlink their runs together, sharing a complex of ski runs among as many as half a dozen resorts in one case.

In Europe businesses surrounding the ski areas that deal with rentals, restaurants and hotels will typically be family-owned establishments that have been around for many years, sometimes generations. These family-owned restaurants will serve local food and cook using traditional recipes. Only if you go to the large hotels will you see the style of restaurants that Americans have come to be familiar with.

The ski runs in the Alps will typically be much longer than in North America. Of the 50 longest ski descents in the world, virtually all of them are in the Alps. One in France runs down 15 miles with a 9200 foot vertical drop. Quite a lot of investment has gone into ski lifts in Europe in recent years, and as a result you will find many of the lifts much more comfortable, as well as fast.

When most of us think of skiing in Europe we naturally think of the Alps. But you can find some great skiing and often at bargain prices at other locations throughout Europe. For instance Andorra, located between Spain and France has a very nice resort. Bulgaria is quickly gaining the reputation as a place with great snow and bargain prices. And even Scotland not too far north of Edinburgh has skiing, although not to the degree that you would build an entire ski trip around. But Edinburgh is always fun to go to, so a diversion with some skiing could be something to consider.

If you watch the winter Olympics you will see that alpine skiing is a huge part of the European heritage, as countries in the Alps always compete well. For the skier that will not only want to go for some excellent skiing but for a romantic getaway, Europe is a great place to go.