About BusinessBecause.com

BusinessBecause.com helps you make connections before, during and after your MBA. It's free to join as a basic member.

You can use BusinessBecause:

  • Before your MBA - to research business schools, read MBA admissions tips and message current students and admissions directors
  • During your MBA - to connect with other business students in your city or across the world, build a professional online resume and apply for jobs
  • After your MBA - to message recruiters, connect with fellow alumni at interesting companies and stay in touch with business school news

Premium members and students of our partner schools get acess to the MBA Jobs Zone with daily updated job vacancies, internships, careers news and profiles of SMEs that are hiring MBAs!

Our news stories

We publish journalism about trends in the business school world, the issues facing MBA students and applicants, MBA careers, MBA entrepreneurs, humorous pieces about campus life and a popular weekly "Inside View" interview series with MBA employers.

We also gauge sentiment from across the b-school community via thought-provoking research, such as our recent competition asking MBAs to predict the future.

We have a small team of journalists but also encourage our members to submit their own personal MBA stories, business case studies, club news, job tips or fun photos!

Our editorial is built on a concept of "community journalism" - we cover personalities and institutions who are part of our community and always try to "tag" people in stories so that you can "meet" the people you read about!

Right now, some of our stories are sponsored content and feature our partner schools. We do this to pay the bills, as we're a self-funded start-up on a limited budget. Read the stories and hopefully you'll agree that they're not shameless puff pieces, and they're informative and well-written.

Our history

BusinessBecause launched in late-2009 as the first "niche network" connecting business students, employers, business school applicants and business schools around the world. Our aim was to cover fascinating, people-focused stories and to provide useful information on choosing a b-school (e.g. Why MBA, MBA rankings) and finding a job.

In the last three years we've steadily grown in to a vibrant community where members share information with each other and use the network to build valuable career connections internationally. BusinessBecause.com now has 40,000 members worldwide and more than 120,000 monthly visitors.

We run another niche network, EngineeringBecause, for the world's top engineering students and we have a technology business, NetworkBecause, that provides alumni platforms for organisations.

Get in touch

Comments and feedback on content, user-friendliness and functionality are welcome. The best way to get in touch is to message us via the site, we usually respond within a few hours. To find out more about how we work with business schools or employers please message Giles. If you have a story idea or you're interested in becoming a contributing writer, message our Editorial Manager, Seb.

We also pick up emails at ideas@businessbecause.com

For regular social media updates check out our Facebook or RenRen pages, follow us on Twitter, or join our LinkedIn group. But best of all, just log-in to BusinessBecause.com...

BusinessBecause in the press

Here are some press articles in which BusinessBecause has been mentioned. For a full list, check out our 'Press Coverage' album on Facebook