Graduate degrees are a common path to high-level business management positions. The rise of part-time online programs from top-ranked schools has opened the door to professionals who want to follow that path, but remain in their full-time job. Most business programs have some elements coursework in common — business basics, problem-solving, management and leadership skills, etc. In today’s modern learning landscape, you have the opportunity...
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As technology revolutionizes the digital economy, we’re redefining what it means to be successful at work. Aside from technical proficiency, studies show that employees will also need a versatile mix of human skills, business enabler skills, and digital building blocks skills. In fact, according to edX’s 2018 survey findings, only a fifth of the respondents surveyed consider the education from their college major to be...
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Organizations and business professionals are becoming more and more aware that everyone has unconscious bias. But having an unconscious bias doesn’t make us bad—it just makes us human. Unconscious biases can have a significant negative impact on workplaces, leading to differences in who gets hired and recruited, who gets offered new opportunities, and whose voice is listened to in meetings and beyond. With training, however,...
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A key challenge facing companies today isn’t the collection and management of customer data but, rather, its analysis. While technologies like Hadoop and Azure make it easier to collect large amounts of data from multiple customer touch points, much of this data’s potential is largely untapped. To keep up with the quantity of new information, companies need well-trained, analytics-savvy employees who can spot trends, identify...
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According to the World Economic Forum, more than 30% of the skills employees will need by 2020 are not considered crucial today. On-the-job training is officially required to keep pace with advancing technology. So, how do you foster a culture that values ongoing learning at a big company? It requires equal parts passion, policy, and planning: Company-wide passion Clear policies for learners and managers Thoughtful...
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