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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Resources

Keeping abreast of trends, opinions and ideas in business is vital to career success. This page offers a range of articles offering new perspectives and insights into everything from best practices in management to professional opportunities you might not have considered. If there’s a specific business, management or leadership topic you would like to see covered here, email us at onlinedegrees@ben.edu.

Data vs. Information vs. Insight

During a recent presentation I was asked a central question of analytics… What is the difference between data, information...


It is Time to Complete Your Inventory

As current and future business leaders this is the time of the year most firms vigorously pursue the planning cycle for the...


Can I Just Do This In Excel?

Right behind the question “what is analytics?” one of the most common questions I get in this domain is “why can’t we just...


Business Forecasting

A forecast is the main driver to future performance and although faced with various uncertainties can still be used as an...


Top 10 Challenges Managers Face in 2015

It seems like I can't go more than a week without seeing an article in the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review...


Is the World Ready for a Better Mousetrap?

While there are some academically accepted definitions for what an innovation is and is not, the determinant of whether or...


The Importance of the Use of Financial Metrics When Pursuing an MBA

When referring to financial metrics think, earnings per share (EPS), return on investment (ROI), return on assets (ROA),...


The Impact of Green Chemistry in Commerce With Focus On The Drive To Sustainability

One of the concepts we stress when instructing classes in either the traditional or online MBA program is the concept of...


The Impact of Culture On International Commerce

I recall with fond memories my first business trip across the Atlantic to The Netherlands. With passport in hand I boarded a...


6 Reasons to Pursue an MBA Degree

Pursuing an MBA in order to advance one’s career makes sense. After all, most firms look for potential employees with not...


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