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2016 Business trends: What students should know

William Woods Business

In our personal lives, the end of the year is usually a time of resolutions; in business, it’s often a time of predictions. Anticipating business trends helps firms stay ahead of the competition by leveraging insights that drive business growth. Ian Altman, Forbes Magazine contributor, is a three-year veteran when it comes to predicting market […]

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January 11th, 2016

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The future is bright for business graduates

William Woods Business

Current Master of Business Administration students who may have entered graduate school in a somewhat questionable economy: the light at the end of the tunnel may be in view. As of last week, the U.S. unemployment rate is 5.3 percent — the lowest it’s been since April, 2008. But what kinds of industries are these […]

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September 17th, 2015

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Rising tide of MBA graduates in manufacturing

William Woods Business

The versatility of an MBA degree has always been evident in the range of industries in which the students find work after graduation. Industries such as consulting, finance and technology have traditionally been among popular career choices for many MBA grads. However, in recent years, some parts of the country­ have seen hikes in the […]

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July 29th, 2015

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Missouri Business Trends in Agriculture

William Woods Business

The 2012 Agriculture Census Full Report released last May, revealed a number of interesting business trends across the nation and state-wide. Nationally, there is an overall increase in organic sales, use of renewable energy and direct selling. In Missouri, more farms are selling value-added products such as beef jerky, fruit jams, jelly, floral arrangements, cider […]

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September 23rd, 2014

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MBA outlook looking bright

William Woods Business

The Corporate Recruiters Survey, GMAC’s annual survey of employers that recruit on business school campuses, shows that the job market continues to improve for graduate business degree holders, in Missouri and worldwide. An estimated 80% of companies plan to hire MBAs in 2014, with the health care and manufacturing sectors showing the greatest expected growth […]

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August 19th, 2014

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