You have surveyors to thank for this week’s business jargon!
There's no one "right way" to prepare for MBA classes, but becoming familiar with quantitative business concepts is very important.
An MBA isn't necessarily the right graduate degree for everyone. I've met with many prospective students over the years who would be better served by pursuing a specialized master's degree in business.
Whether you're already working in the marketing/advertising/communication fields or hope to make a career change into one of those areas, the Alphabet Bash can provide you with great opportunities to connect with industry professionals.
Next time you feel particularly politically inspired, and you’re inclined to jump on the band wagon, just be grateful modern technology has allowed you to do so figuratively, without having to tour the town with a prattling politician.
On September 23, 2010, the winners of the spring CEBC Ethics Case Competition will represent the University of St. Thomas as one of five teams invited to compete in the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition.
The way most of us work isn’t working. Study after study has shown that companies are experiencing a crisis in employee engagement. A 2007 Towers Perrin survey of nearly 90,000 employees worldwide, for instance, found that only 21% felt fully engaged at work and nearly 40% were disenchanted or disengaged.
It used to be that CEOs made something like 40 times their average worker's salary, in recent years that has jumped to three or four hundred times the average worker's salary. Many aspiring MBAs are really aspiring CEOs. Who wouldn't say they want a shot at that top spot and the big compensation packages that come along with it?
In an age where social media reigns and networking is continuous, it got me thinking about boundaries and to a greater extent how much balance people have in their lives. It’s one thing to own an iPhone or regularly check your wall on Facebook, but how much time and energy should one expend each day in order to remain connected?
Coupon and discount promotions have long been a staple of marketing strategy and as such deployed by communication professionals. We know that redemption rates are low, but for purveyors of toothpaste, breakfast cereal or any item at a big box retailer, the redemption rate can generally be predicted based on decades of data.
The overall value of a graduate management degree remains high among alumni. About two-thirds (64%) of respondents rated the value of their degree as outstanding or excellent. Classmates, a relevant curriculum and committed faculty were the primary driving forces of value.
To summarize a 24-page article in one sentence, it discusses the much-acclaimed May 1996 Everest Expedition and how the lessons of achievement and tragedy relate to the accomplishments and challenges that business leaders face on a day-to-day basis.
Our company is growing quickly and we are anticipating a hockey-stick growth curve within the next year. This growth will require us to hire people quickly, and I don't want to hire too many or too few. Is it better to start off with less or more human resources?
The origin of this phrase is perhaps obvious. At times, nautical travel has required ships to break ice in order to cross rivers and oceans. This is no different today than it was hundreds of years ago, though the technology has evolved somewhat.
frequently speak with recent college graduates and MBA students with limited work experience who tell me that they are unable to find an internship or full-time job due to their lack of experience--it appears to be a Catch-22. Young professionals need to think more creatively when it comes to gaining relevant experience.
In Thomas Kuhn's 1962 book entitled The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, he explained that when there is a change in the basic assumptions within the ruling theory of science, it constitutes a "paradigm shift."
GMAC has proposed adding a new section to the GMAT called "Integrated Reasoning," which will help assess prospective students' abilities to analyze data presented in a variety of formats (spreadsheets, charts, text) and come to reasonable conclusions.
CNN Money named Eden Prairie, a suburb southwest of Minneapolis, the best small city (population 50,000 to 300,000) in the United States for quality of life. Not only was Eden Prairie #1, four other Twin Cities suburbs (Plymouth, Woodbury, Eagan, and Apple Valley) were listed in the top 20.
One of the biggest challenges in applying for a job, especially if you haven't got a strong networking connection to the position is "pitching your fit" or explaining how you are the right person for the job, in more ways than just meeting the listed qualifications on the job posting.
HBR's Conversation has a great post this week about management and covering people's backs. It helps, as an employee, to know that your boss supports you. "There are many nuances to how bosses protect their followers, but it's a useful simplification to say that the protection must be both tangible and emotional."
Although we might innocuously state, “People are drinking the Kool-Aid from our last campaign, and sales are up,” the phrase in its original context is certainly not innocuous.
What do a hobo jumping off a train and a paratrooper have in common? They both hit the ground running!
Your message must be very carefully crafted—and brief—when using e-mail as a marketing tool.
Generally reporters use the term “leak” to describe the flow of crude oil into the once pristine waters of the gulf. It occurred to me that this minimizes the situation – like accidentally lopping off the garden hose with the mower and calling the free flow of water a leak.
If Governor Pawlenty’s dream comes true, freshmen 20 years from now will just log on to iCollege, enter their credit card information and absorb all the insights, expertise and knowledge of several thousand years of human history.