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What should MBA students know about employee recognition programs?

  • MBA Alvernia

Employee recognition programs not only make people feel good, but they can improve worker productivity and retention. If you have aspirations of managing others, these programs are downright essential. The purpose of an employee recognition program is to acknowledge and reward actions and behaviors that support organizational values and goals. Designing and maintaining employee recognition […]

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Meet the MBA Faculty: Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu

  • MBA Alvernia

Even if some people are born leaders, the skill of leadership still has to be nurtured and developed. Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D., has worked in areas focused on leadership development throughout his career. Currently, Dr. Tiglioglu is director of the Ph.D. program in leadership at Alvernia and the associate director of the O’Pake Institute of Ethics, […]

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An inside look at MBA 540: Labor and Employment Law

  • MBA Alvernia

Why does a student earning an MBA degree need to learn labor and employment laws? If you are managing others, these laws are essential since they offer protection to both employees and employers. Managers should have a fundamental understanding of the regulations that encompass labor relations, including the federal regulations that give direction on conflict […]

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  • September 25th, 2014
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Professor Wells gives MBA students valuable negotiating tips

  • MBA Alvernia

Since negotiation skills are essential for a career in business, we interviewed Mary Ellen Wells, an associate professor in the business department at Alvernia University, where she specializes in law and negotiation courses at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Professor Wells is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. In […]

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Student Insights: Kozlowski says MBA goal worth the time

  • MBA Alvernia

We recently surveyed our MBA students to learn where they are in their career and asked what advice they have for those considering earning an MBA. We’ll share their thoughts periodically on this blog to help you decide if you should enroll in an MBA program. Here are a few insights from Nicholas Kozlowski, CIC, […]

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  • August 28th, 2014
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Manufacturing comeback provides new opportunities for MBAs

  • MBA Alvernia

MBAs could help guide manufacturing into the future. According to a June report from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), 2014 business school graduates were more successful at receiving early job offers in manufacturing than those going into industries such as finance or consulting. The manufacturing, engineering and industrial sectors are huge. The trend in […]

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Why the numbers matter – How an MBA helps advancement in numerous careers.

  • MBA Alvernia

Walk into any business setting and you will soon find out how much the numbers matter. Leaders and managers rely on financial data and other information to make major decisions that help achieve their business goals.  That’s why MBA programs include courses in accounting, finance and economics. These skills are beneficial for managers of all […]

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  • July 24th, 2014
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Student Insights: Kramer applies MBA classroom knowledge in the workplace

  • MBA Alvernia

We recently surveyed our MBA students to learn where they are in their career and asked what advice they have for those considering earning an MBA. We’ll share their thoughts periodically on this blog to help you decide if you should enroll in an MBA program. Here are a few insights from Melanie Kramer, a […]

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Survey: MBA Job Market Stronger in 2014

  • MBA Alvernia

The outlook for MBA grads is bright. A survey of corporate recruiters by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) reports that companies worldwide plan to hire MBAs and other business school graduates more in 2014 than last year. According to the survey, 80 percent of employers expect to hire MBA graduates in 2014, up 7 […]

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  • July 10th, 2014
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MBA Spotlight: Gaul Transitioned Nursing Career into Management

  • MBA Alvernia

Many nurses find themselves at a turning point in their career. They seek to transition their experience in clinical practice to a position in which they can affect organizational change and lead staff. Patty Gaul reached that point after working nearly 20 years as a nurse. Now, as director of Medical Surgical, Infusion Services and […]

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