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Compete Smarter, Not Harder: Fundamental Strategies

Given the lightning-fast pace of change in today's business world, companies need to be more agile than ever to seize new opportunities and react to evolving consumer demands. In his new book, Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking, Dr. William Putsis lays out a step-by-step process of strategic prioritization so that companies can find the right space to compete effectively and lead market changes.

Women in Leadership and Advocating for Yourself

If you’re not at the table, you’re not in the conversation.  Yet for many women early in their career, stepping up to a seat doesn’t always come easily, according to Susan Cates, president of Executive Development and executive director of MBA@UNC at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The MBA@UNC Advantage: A Genuine Kenan-Flagler Experience

MBA@UNC has made every effort to ensure that nothing is lost in the online format; the program requires students to meet with their professor and 10 to 15 of their classmates in a virtual classroom. Just as they do in a physical classroom, UNC professors lead a discussion of the problems or cases relating to the latest lecture. Though they are virtual rooms, classes feel more like sitting in a circle with your professor in the quad, where everyone is visible and expected to participate.

Faculty Insights: Identifying Influence in the Workplace

The first step to selling your idea is to understand whom you have to influence to be effective. This is regularly not done well because people often fail to recognize the difference between formal and informal power in an organization. To effectively influence, you need to find who has informal power: i.e. those who are always able to get things done inside an organization, often irrespective of their title or where they fall within the organizational chart.

Taking the MBA Online and to New Heights

MBA@UNC is brand new, but we are a first step toward Googlizing MBA education. Someday, we hope to have all of the knowledge of our world-class faculty accessible at any time to all of our students. Today, our total faculty knowledge is like a huge wall. On the wall are small circles. We teach the material in the circles. A few circles overlap, but most stand alone. At any moment, students can learn everything in a few circles. During their matriculation, they can learn many circles, but only a tiny portion of the entire wall.

Q&A Session with MBA@UNC Admissions Director, Beth Flye

Our team at MBA@UNC wanted to send you a friendly Friday invitation to a Q&A session with our Admissions Director, Beth Flye next week on Beat the GMAT. Starting at 1pm EST on Thursday, September 29th, you can join Beth in an interactive hour-long chat to discuss the MBA@UNC admissions process and have your questions answered by one of the best admissions directors around.