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4 Challenges Associated With Big Data

Forbes defines big data as “a collection of data from traditional and digital sources…that represents a source for ongoing discovery and analysis.” Data-driven marketing expert Lisa Arthur says that companies form their own definitions of big data and decide how they should use that data most effectively. However, what challenges do corporations and leaders face with big data [...]

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Tips for Maintaining Your Focus as an Online Student

The Challenges of Convenience There are so many advantages to choosing an online education over a traditional campus experience. The convenience and flexibility of being able to learn on one’s own schedule make it possible for students, who would otherwise never pursue an online MBA degree, to advance their education. However, there is one caveat: [...]

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4 Ways to Know You Should Be an Operations Manager

As you pursue your MBA, you may be contemplating your career path. An MBA opens up an almost endless range of options, and it is possible that all the choices in front of you leave you feeling a little overwhelmed. Have you considered becoming an operations manager? If the following points describe you, perhaps you should [...]

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Seven Tips for Increasing Employee Engagement

Seven Strategies for Employee Satisfaction In October 2013, Gallup, a leader in polling employee satisfaction rates, came out with a stunning report on the “State of the Global Workplace.” The bottom line of their findings is that only 13 percent of all workers in the world are truly engaged in their jobs. For North America, [...]

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Entrepreneurs and the MBA Degree

The success of innovators such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg might have convinced you that higher education isn’t necessary for entrepreneurial success. However, for every non-college graduate who has made millions, many more have had business ideas that never materialized. You might not need an MBA to succeed, but below are several [...]

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Six Business Trends You Should Know About

Now Trending for 2014 & Beyond Several of the biggest trends already have a footing in the business world. Most are centered on technology which continues to be the major driver of change. Savvy professionals will vet these trends for validity in terms of the big picture for new opportunities to innovate and thrive. • [...]

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The Global Influence on the U.S. Stock Market

The movements of international financial markets can impact the U.S. stock market. Find out how recent global events have affected U.S. stocks and what implications these events have for investors. Chinese Stock Market Impacts Wall Street Image via Flickr by AndreasPoike China is the world’s second-largest economy, according to The Guardian’s Katie Allen, so movements in this market greatly affect others around [...]

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Top Five Reasons to Get Your MBA Online

Five Smart Reasons to Get Your MBA Online Once you’ve made your decision to pursue your MBA degree, there is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the program that is right for you. Many of today’s business professionals select an accredited online MBA program for the advantages that distance learning can provide [...]

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Investment 101 Cheat Sheet

While an individual’s investment strategies should depend on several factors, including how much money they have to invest and at what age they begin investing, there are general investing tips that practically any person or organization should follow. This cheat sheet lists some of the most important features of successful investing strategies. #1: Stocks Offer [...]

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The Importance of Culture to Business Success

“Culture is not about being cool or even being a ‘best place to work.’ It’s about being more successful. Period.” Thus begins a recent article from Ere Media. Just what is the connection between business culture and business success? Is culture as important as many claim? Good Culture Attracts and Retains Talent         [...]

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