March, 2014

The Student Experience: What to Expect from an Online MBA

Author: Ellen McMahon, EdD

Monday, March 31, 2014

The way we presently use technology and its proliferation into every aspect of our lives seamlessly has changed the face of education.  Obstacles such as transportation, geographic accessibility of educational facilities and even resources for coursework have been eliminated thanks to the ability to deliver distance education programs.

Taking an online course is something that graduated into the educational system, but completing entire degrees or certificates through distance education was a little slower to be adopted.  Thankfully the misconceptions about online learning have made way to a true environment of ‘education without borders’ where we are able to provide our qualitative recognized MBA program to students around the Globe.

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What is the R.O.I. of an MBA? Is it Worth the Investment?

Author: Ellen McMahon, EdD

Monday, March 31, 2014

Traditionally whenever there is volatility within the economy, students pursuing their MBA in an adverse job market become concerned about the competition for management roles and the return on investment for their studies.    When you consider both the investment of time and money, it is a valid question for students to consider.

As part-time students pursue their Leadership MBA Program at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management they may choose to take a long study (four years) or shorter route (up to twenty-four months) to graduate depending on their needs. However the flexibility of the Leadership MBA Program allows for students to remain with their current employers and apply what they are learning immediately within their organization.  This both benefits employers as well as students who can put their learning into action.

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Social Media in the Workplace: Does it Impact Productivity?

Author: Barbara Siegel

Friday, March 28, 2014

Once considered simply a fad, the prevalence and continued growth of social media has changed virtually every facet of how we keep in touch, socialize and engage for both personal and professional activities.   Social networks have even had a measurable impact on workplace activities as human resource policies are adjusted to keep pace with the new social norms.

While there are a number of positive aspects to social media, it is important to take a look at what detriment (if any) it has presented in the productivity of employees and some alternatives to adopt a successful social media policy in your workplace.

 

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