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the college question October 26, 2013
Think Twice About Skipping Out On College If You Are Poor

Looking at higher education today, one of the most common discussions center around college affordability and whether or not a college degree is worth the cost. However one thing that these discussions often seem to assume is that entrepreneurship and/or self-directed learning is the alternative to college. A smaller portion of discussions promote the idea […]

Wharton Marketing October 15, 2013
Marketing 101 On Coursera Underway!

Yesterday was the start of the Coursera course, An Introduction To Marketing, presented by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. So you may be wondering, why would someone with an MBA in marketing want to take this course? Well, for several reasons really. One of my pet peeves in regards to how people […]

PASSHE October 11, 2013
A New Chancellor For PASSHE

A random tweet in my Twitter feed displayed the following: Chancellor of Pa. State System says university cuts are regrettable but necessary http://t.co/dCSVlX1Ht1 — US Higher Education (@USHigherEdu) October 11, 2013 When I clicked on the story, I saw that the chancellor being quoted was Frank Brogan. Hmmm….where did I know that name from? Reading […]

wvu September 28, 2013
Party Hearty WVU

So the results are in…out…whatever. West Virginia University has topped the Playboy list of “party schools”. So yes, I’ll do my proverbial face palm here that my sheepskin was granted to me by an institution with such a reputation. But in just a few moments, I was over it. Why? Well because what does a […]

MBA Road Sign September 24, 2013
Do You Need an MBA to Run the Family Business? No, but It Helps

Now that you’ve established yourself within the family business, you might have a few ideas about how to increase efficiency or improve sales. Making changes in the family business isn’t always met with open arms, especially when older family members are involved. As a relative newcomer to the business, it’s easy to be dismissed as […]

social media graduate programs September 23, 2013
6 Reputable Graduate Programs In Social Media Or Digital Marketing

For those who are trailblazers or just functional realists, you may be wondering where you can go to get a post-graduate credential in social media and/or digital marketing. Well there are quite a few programs who are jumping on the bandwagon. I figured it would help to compile a list of the ones that I […]

MBA September 7, 2013
The MBA Degree: Demystified!

In the not too distant past, I made the decision to go to graduate school…specifically to earn an MBA degree. Back then, I didn’t think that the application and selection process would be that much different from any other graduate program. Well I quickly found out that I was wrong. Not only was I wrong, […]

March 28, 2013
6 Reasons To Cheer For FGCU (Even If You Aren’t A Sports Fan)

I got the pleasant surprise of my life last weekend when I heard that Florida Gulf Coast University (where I recently earned my MBA) was not only in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, but that they had advanced into the Sweet Sixteen! Not to pat myself on the back or anything (especially since I […]