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Managing Your Career with LinkedIn

Today, millions of professionals in virtually all industries use specialized social networking platforms such as LinkedIn to not only manage their careers, but also build upon their real-life networks and establish connections with other like-minded professionals. However, the difference between maintaining a lackluster LinkedIn profile and an active social media presence that can open doors for you is critical, and without a strategic approach to networking on LinkedIn, you could be missing out on remarkable career opportunities.

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6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Benefit from Earning an MBA

Whether you’re interested in launching your own startup, designing a new product to fill a gap in the market or even stepping in to lead an existing business, entrepreneurship is an exciting path. However, without keen business acumen to complement your idea, your venture may not succeed. For this reason, many ambitious entrepreneurs are earning Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees to augment their ideas and improve their prospects for success.

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Gaining Focus: MBA@UNC Student Lauri De Cicco Repurposes Her Venture

When Lauri De Ciccio decided to enroll in MBA@UNC, she was struggling to generate interest in her new Web site, ToddlerResource.com External link. Through online MBA entrepreneurship courses, De Ciccio gained the support and resources she needed to take her venture to the next level.

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Why Going Green Is Good for Business

Social and environmental responsibility is much more than a passing fad. Many consumers are turning their backs on businesses that utilize exploitative manufacturing processes, and some are becoming actively involved in evangelizing for environmentally conscious brands. With demand for responsible enterprises and products at an all-time high and word-of-mouth marketing more important than ever to many brands, aspiring executives and business professionals need to understand the importance of social and environmental responsibility within a corporate context to prepare themselves for a career in management at such organizations.

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The Qualities of a Good Leader, and How an MBA Helps Develop Them

At the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, we want to create passionate leaders who can inspire their employees and partner with other ambitious individuals to effect real change in the world of business. Our MBA@UNC program is designed with our unique leadership values in mind to prepare the next generation of leaders for the rigors of working in today’s competitive business environment. Here are a few ways MBA@UNC can help you realize your professional goals.

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UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Ted Zoller Talks Entrepreneurship

Some people are big dreamers and risk takers. Full of drive and determination, these innovators are ready to seize new opportunities, start new enterprises and improve existing business models. According to Ted Zoller, who oversees the teaching and outreach programs of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, these are the business leaders of the future.

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From Layoff to Dream Job: A MBA@UNC Student’s Journey Through Unemployment

George Yanez is from North Carolina and now works as an associate product manager at ReverbNation (a fast-growing tech startup that provides online tools to music industry professionals). Yanez earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and spent 11 years working as a hardware engineer. He completed the MBA@UNC program in December 2013.

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5 Tips for Effective Negotiation

Whether you’re discussing a salary or closing a million-dollar real estate transaction, negotiation is a core leadership competency that’s central to almost every aspect of business. However, most negotiators are not as effective as they could be. Here are Dr. Alison Fragale’s negotiating tips for creating outcomes that benefit both parties.

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Student Voices: How I Landed My Dream Job through MBA@UNC

I decided to pursue an MBA because my responsibilities and oversight in the IT project management arena escalated, as did the necessity for integrating other functions across the business. I sought the managerial competence to ensure our technology priorities met the far-reaching needs of the organization as a whole. While I felt highly confident within the confines of my IT world, I lacked the business knowledge to advocate effectively at a broader, visionary level.

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