YCBK 151: The New M.B.A.

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (14:12) : In this week’s news segment, an article from The Wall Street Journal “The New M.B.A.: Flexible, Cheaper and Lifelong”, by Patrick Thomas Harvard’s and Columbia’s business schools are starting to add certificates and ‘lifelong learning’ to their programs, a shift that could transform business education in the years ahead. (Length 14 minutes)


Chapter 151 of 171 Answers (28:03) : we’re talking through the pros and cons of using a Roth IRA as a source to pay for college.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark also answers the question, if you do not have enough money for a 529 and an IRA, which one should you prioritize? (Length 20 minutes)

This week’s question (48:14) is from Jillion in CA: “I heard people get dual citizenship if they attend college in Canada. Can that be true?”

Dave was born and raised in Toronto so he joins Mark and they both answer this question this week. (Length 12 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:00:49) College Student Chika Nwosu reflects on her freshman and sophomore year at the University of Miami.

Chika Nwosu
Chika joined us on episode 38 and again on episode 81. A parent asked us if we can follow a student and have her come on three times over the course of several years. This is the third interview in our sequence with Chika. (Length 8 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:08:15) If you want to know more about studying in Canada go to the official website for the Country of Canada, that website is Canada.ca (Length 25 minutes)

College Spotlight: N/A

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