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What should MBA students know about employee recognition programs?

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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Manufacturing comeback provides new opportunities for MBAs

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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Five Tips on Combining LinkedIn Plus Your MBA Degree for Career Growth

Since LinkedIn has been around for 10 years, most professionals already have a profile and are connected to business associates. If that’s all you do on LinkedIn, however, please keep reading!  Earning your MBA is the first step to advancing your career and mastering LinkedIn is the second step. 1. Keep profile current. Obviously your […]

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MBA Graduates Sought out for Critical Thinking Skills

What’s the first image that pops into your head when you hear the word, Africa? If you answer a wide-open savanna filled with elephants, lions and giraffes, you probably didn’t read about the inaugural Entrepreneurs’ Emporium and Business Conference in last week‘s Reading Eagle. Over a dozen African business leaders came to this conference in […]

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How to Use Your MBA Degree to Launch a New Career

Anyone who enters an MBA program with hopes that the advanced degree will be their ticket to a new career should be encouraged by these projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Listed below is the percentage of growth predicted between 2010 and 2020: Market Research Analysts –41% Financial analysts –23% Management Analysts –27% Human […]

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Which Delivers Best ROI, an MBA or CPA?

It used to be that a person earned an undergraduate degree in accounting, worked a few years and then sat for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Lately, there has been a growing debate as to which delivers a better ROI (return on investment):  the CPA or the MBA. Why would an accountant want an […]

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Technology Changes Business, Presents Opportunities for MBA Program Grads

Obviously the rapid changes in technology are good news for computer programmers and developers; however, it’s also good news for anyone enrolled in an MBA program. If you have a smartphone, or a tablet, you know how these devices are useful on a personal level. Let’s take a quick look at how these devices have […]

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Manufacturing appears to be on the upswing; why this matters to MBA graduates

Last week’s report from the Institute for Supply Management paints an optimistic picture for manufacturing in the country.  The Purchasing Managers Index  (PMI) grew 4.5 percentage points in July. The PMI is determined by evaluating the number of new orders, inventory levels, production, suppliers, delivery and employment. In June, the PMI was 50.9 percent, and […]

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