Articles by Harrison Kratz

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Maximizing Millennials: The Who, How, and Why of Managing Gen Y

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are entering the workplace in record numbers. They are idealistic, diverse, digitally-enabled, social and perhaps most importantly, ambitious. While these are all traits that …

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Business on the Web: A Road Map to Business Resources in the Digital Age

Not so long ago, we obtained the majority of our business and industry news from a small group of major print publications: Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and The …

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Real-Time Professional Applications for Business Lessons Learned From MBA@UNC

I chose an MBA from UNC over an M.S. in real estate because of (1) the attraction to a top-tier business school that is known for its real estate concentration; and (2) the ability to be a part of an innovative program that will likely shape the way education is delivered in the future. The MBA@UNC program has proven an integral solution to modern education and these particular courses are applicable to my career. Let me give you a few specific examples to put this into perspective.

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The MBA@UNC Advantage: An Interactive Experience

With the MBA@UNC platform, global immersions and the interactivity of live, online classes, I can honestly say that MBA@UNC has provided me with maximum learning opportunities, maximum networking and maximum flexibility. The idea that an online program sacrifices socializing or networking, remains a myth when it comes to MBA@UNC.

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Student Voices: Taking the Next Step with MBA@UNC

I have been extremely fortunate in my career. I have worked in Canada, Africa and Southeast Asia; I have experience in multiple sectors; and I have had many wonderful mentors. I was freelancing part-time and seeking a full-time job when I realized that I needed an MBA to be more competitive in the workforce. I looked for a highly selective program that would allow me to continue to work as I earned my degree. That is how I discovered MBA@UNC.

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Studying for the GMAT: When, Why, and How

As you begin to study for the GMAT, you will find that there is no shortage of preparatory material available. But what are the best study methods? How should you schedule your time? How should you study?

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A Skeptic Changes his Mind about Online Education

When we launched our program last year, we knew we were going to transform online education. Our program’s face-to-face learning platform was unlike that of any other online MBA program. The support and enthusiasm we received from UNC’s renowned faculty was unprecedented. And the excitement of our first enrolled students assured us that MBA@UNC had a bright future.

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Student Voices: The Academic Experience at MBA@UNC

When I’m asked about MBA@UNC, the most frequent questions are about the learning platform and the overall learning experience. Questions range from the very general “How does it work?” to those of the more considered variety. Today, I offer a peek inside what it’s like to use and learn in the MBA@UNC classroom!

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An Engineer’s Perspective: Why MBA@UNC?

As part of the inaugural class of MBA@UNC, I’m almost half way towards receiving my MBA. I can’t believe how quickly it has gone. I’m into my fourth set of classes, currently focusing on finance and marketing with a global perspective. Life has also gotten crazy with child number three on the way!

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Putting a Focus on Student Innovation

Students focused on ideation, rapid prototyping, selling the concept and refining it based on “investor” feedback, and the teams came up with some impressive ideas along the way.

We posted each product concept on Quirky.com, an online innovation marketplace that helps take great ideas from concept to reality. Their ideas are posted under Action Learning and are open for the public to vote and comment on.

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