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

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

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

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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Nonprofits seek, value MBA skill set

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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Interview tips for MBAs on the hunt for new opportunities

You’ve made it. You finished your MBA degree, you sent out your resume and now it’s time to show potential employers what you’ve got. It’s interview time! There are many ways you can improve your chances of landing your next job. Here are some tips. Listen Intently Instead of going over and over in your […]

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Student Insights: Hart brings MBA skill set to nonprofit work

We 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 Christa Hart, […]

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MBA: A Smart Mid-Career Option

MBA degrees are breathing new life into mid-level careers. Many mid-career professionals are pursuing MBAs with the hopes of increasing their prospects of higher income and positions. For these experienced workers, an MBA can be used for networking, starting a business, advancing in a current field or jump-starting a new career. Overall, a graduate business […]

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  • November 21st, 2014
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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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Meet the MBA Faculty: Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu

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

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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