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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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7 Tips for earning an MBA while working full-time

  • MBA Alvernia

Part-time MBA programs are excellent options for students who want to keep their present position and return to school. Classes are typically scheduled in the evening outside of normal business hours, making it convenient for those who want to earn an advanced degree while working full-time. However, balancing full-time employment and a part-time MBA isn’t [...]

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Meet the MBA Faculty: Woosoon Kim

  • MBA Alvernia

The determination to succeed is a quality found in business and sport. It is what pushes participants in both arenas to develop effective strategies to overcome challenges. Assistant professor Dr. Woosoon Kim knows this firsthand as a member of the MBA program faculty at Alvernia University. His motivation has led him to pursue advanced degrees [...]

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The Top 4 Skills MBA Program Graduates Should Have

  • MBA Alvernia

Business school graduates are expected to bring fresh management skills to the table. They should be able to show employers that they have what it takes to help organizations run efficiently and effectively. Courses in the MBA program at Alvernia University in Berks County are designed to give students a comprehensive approach to the fundamentals [...]

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  • May 15th, 2014
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