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Here’s what MBA students need to know about group dynamics

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Any manager interested in accomplishing business goals needs to understand group dynamics. After all, if you are going to manage people and projects, it’s essential that you know how to inspire teams to put forth their best effort. That’s why many MBA programs have students work in groups. Managers must coordinate the activities and interactions […]

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Here’s how MBA students can maintain work-life balance

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Going after an MBA takes commitment. Add work and family and it can seem like a lot to juggle. It is possible to maintain a work-life balance and make time for the most important people in your life by making a few behavioral adjustments to manage your time better. In her article “30 Time Management […]

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MBA grads need to understand that ethics is a necessity in 21st Century organizations

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A wider ethical spotlight has been cast on modern businesses. The first decade of this millennium featured headlines about scandals surrounding Enron, WorldCom and Bernard Madoff. These scandals exposed the depths and destructiveness of unethical business practices. Businesses and MBA programs alike sought to expand ethics education with the goal of having positive impacts on […]

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Beyond corporate careers, opportunities for MBA grads abound

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More and more businesses realize that if they want to keep up and stay ahead, they have to hire the right people. MBA graduates are top candidates because they have various skills in interpersonal relationships, communication and strategic thinking. In addition, MBA graduates are prepared for the current issues in today’s economy and fluid business […]

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Meet the MBA faculty: Dr. James K. Miller

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If “experience is the best teacher,” Dr. James K. Miller offers his students more than just assignments and tests. He is an example of how hard work and discipline can successfully guide someone through various professional journeys. Miller, assistant professor of Business, has a diverse professional background that includes positions as a CFO, banker, controller […]

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Reinvent your career with an MBA degree

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According to an article in U.S. News & World Report, 70 percent of MBA applicants plan to change careers. This article, also introduces a ballerina who went from dancing to a career in healthcare consulting. She’s quoted as saying, “What I want is such a drastic change, I knew I couldn’t do it without an […]

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Student Insights: Overholt follows work-MBA dream

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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 MBA student Steven […]

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Time management apps for the busy MBA student

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Practically everyone who enrolls in Masters in Business Administration program asks themselves the same question: How will I find time to do this? Thanks to time management apps, it’s easy to take notes more efficiently, schedule projects and meet assignment deadlines. There are several programs out there with features such as calendars, lists, timers and […]

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MBA job search question: Is a start-up career for you?

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Earning an MBA opens up a world of job opportunities. While some plan to put their MBA degree to use in a corporate setting, others like the idea of working at a start-up. The media portrays life at a start-up as super cool. After all, working at a new company with just a handful of […]

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  • February 26th, 2015
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Nonprofits seek, value MBA skill set

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Today, organizations of all sizes, whether they are for-profit or nonprofit, have to be agile and efficient and MBA graduates can help them operate in such ways. MBA-degree holders typically have well-rounded experience to help them serve many different roles for nonprofits. The degree is versatile and covers a broad range of business topics. For […]

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