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5 Networking tips for students earning an MBA online

Limestone College Business

For many MBA students, one of the most beneficial aspects of earning an MBA degree, apart from the knowledge they gain, is the opportunity to network with their classmates. At Limestone College, an MBA program cohort brings together a diverse pool of candidates from various professional and academic backgrounds, providing students exposure they might not […]

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March 1st, 2017

Posted in Business Degree At Work, Professional Development

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Fortune 500 companies and MBA employers in South Carolina and North Carolina

Limestone College Business

According to Fortune Magazine, “Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $12 trillion in revenues, $840 billion in profits, $17 trillion in market value and employ 27.9 million people worldwide.” Currently, there is only one South Carolina company among Fortune 500. However, there are several South Carolina companies that are ranked not […]

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February 27th, 2017

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Feeding your entrepreneurial drive: earning an MBA to start a business

Limestone College Business

For many business school entrants, an MBA program provides a sure pathway to job advancement or a new career. For others, it is the most crucial training opportunity for the greatest career journey of their life — entrepreneurship. But how useful or necessary is an MBA for starting a business? A BBC News article explores […]

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January 30th, 2017

Posted in Careers, Management Skills

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Meet Kayla Covil: Limestone MBA program student

Limestone College Business

“Going through Limestone’s MBA program has really opened my eyes to possibilities of what could be. I don’t think as small as I used to. It’s definitely opened my mind to dreaming more, being more and doing more.” — Kayla Covil Kayla Covil, a Limestone MBA program student, is four courses away from her MBA […]

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January 18th, 2017

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MBA employer-sought skill: creative problem solving

Limestone College Business

In a previous post we discussed the value of teamwork and collaboration, a skill sought by many MBA employers according to GMAC Corporate Recruiter Survey. One of the many advantages of teamwork and collaboration is the group’s ability to develop innovative ideas, which leads us to another in-demand skill: creative problem solving. A Bloomberg Recruiter […]

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January 9th, 2017

Posted in Management Skills

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4 things to know about the MBA residency weekend

Limestone College Business

If you are a Limestone MBA program student, then you have already heard about the residency weekend, an on-campus event that occurs three times during your program and is a required portion of the MBA curriculum. Residency weekends provide an immeasurable value to a student’s learning experience. It will help you acquire the sought-after skills […]

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December 28th, 2016

Posted in Management Skills, Professional Development

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6 Limestone resources for MBA program students

Limestone College Business

The reality for many online students, including those in the Limestone’s MBA program, is that life is a juggling act of work, family and school. With so much to do and so little time, various school resources can come in handy. If it’s been a while since you looked around the Limestone College website, here […]

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December 19th, 2016

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Managing a Blend of Online and Classroom Coursework

Limestone College Business

A recent survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) found that prospective business school students, regardless of preferred program type, seek programs that offer a combination of online and classroom courses. According to the survey: • Full-time students want roughly 15 percent of their coursework online; • Part-time students want 25 percent of their […]

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December 7th, 2016

Posted in Tech + Leadership

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Skills sought by MBA employers: teamwork & collaboration

Limestone College Business

From the Bloomberg Recruiter Report to GMAC’s Corporate Recruiter Survey, teamwork and collaboration continues to be among the top skills sought by MBA employers. The Bloomberg Report identifies the “ability to work collaboratively” as one of the more desired yet also more common skills among MBA graduates; While the GMAC report identifies the “ability to […]

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November 30th, 2016

Posted in Management Skills

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Course Spotlight: Supply Chain Management

Limestone College Business

If you are earning an MBA degree at Limestone College, one of the courses you’ll take is MG620 Supply Chain Management. In this course, you will learn to analyze the supply chain system in order to maximize efficiencies and limit costs. But what is supply chain management and why is it important? The Council of […]

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November 16th, 2016

Posted in Course + Faculty Spotlights

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