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Investment planning: How to make your portfolio work in troubled times

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Investment planning: How to make your portfolio work in troubled times

How to ensure your portfolios works for you in these troubled times As an investor, you may have noticed that the gains accrued in 2017 was wiped out in 2018 ( if the holdings were pre-dominantly in small and midcap mutual funds and shares). And in 2019, till date, the BSE Sensex has delivered an absolute return…

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Indian MBA students & undergrads choose Google as their ideal employer: Report

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Indian MBA students & undergrads choose Google as their ideal employer: Report

Following the trend of the past few years, Google has topped the list of the most ideal employers for India’s business and commerce, engineering and IT, and MBA students, in Universum’s Top 100 Ideal Employer Rankings. The survey also sheds light on the students’ preferred industries to work in after graduation and highlights some of…

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How Does An MBA Help Build Your Personal Brand?

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How Does An MBA Help Build Your Personal Brand?

It’s time for another Applicant Question of the Week at BusinessBecause! Every week, we give you the opportunity to ask one of our chosen admissions experts anything you want to know about getting into business school. One question each week is chosen for our expert to answer. This week, our question comes from Robert Donnelly (pictured), author and MBA…

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Google Makes $600-Million Investment to Expand Oklahoma Data Centre

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Google Makes $600-Million Investment to Expand Oklahoma Data Centre

As part of its plan to invest $13 billion (roughly Rs. 91,000 crores) in building new data centres and offices in over a dozen states in the US this year, Google has announced a fresh investment of $600 million (roughly Rs. 4,200 crores) to expand its data centre in Pryor, a city in Oklahoma. The…

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Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

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Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

AS YOU KNOW the online circulation of misinformation including doctored images, memes and videos has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. Ever more bizarre conspiracy theories, with absolutely no basis in scientific fact, continue to do the rounds. These include claims that vaccines cause autism, that fluoride in our drinking water is dangerous and that…

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Jet Airways slips to record lows after Hinduja, Etihad halt investment plans

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Jet Airways slips to record lows after Hinduja, Etihad halt investment plans

New Delhi: Shares of debt-laden Jet Airways slipped to a record low on Tuesday after Mint reported that Hinduja Group and Etihad Airways PJSC may not proceed with plans to resurrect Jet Airways, dealing a severe blow to efforts aimed at rescuing the airline that has suspended flights for nearly two months. Jet shares slumped as much as…

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MBA salaries in US are highest on record: Report

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MBA salaries in US are highest on record: Report

MBA salaries in US are highest on record: Report The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a global association of leading graduate business schools, in partnership with MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), has released its Business School Hiring Report based on findings from the annual Corporate Recruiters Survey,…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Get Your MBA In Texas

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10 Reasons Why You Should Get Your MBA In Texas

Being surrounded by the best and brightest is a great reason to study at Texas McCombs. From bumper stickers to the enthusiastic residents, everyone will tell you—’Everything’s bigger in Texas’. As the energy powerhouse of America, a hub for tech firms, and a hotspot of entrepreneurship, the Lone Star State is known for being one…

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How Important Is Your GMAT Score When Applying For An MBA Scholarship?

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How Important Is Your GMAT Score When Applying For An MBA Scholarship?

It’s time for another Applicant Question of the Week at BusinessBecause! Every week, we give you the opportunity to ask one of our chosen admissions experts anything you want to know about getting into business school. One question each week is chosen for our expert to answer. This week, our question comes from business school applicant Isaac…

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Meet The Woman Heading Up LSE’s Alternative MBA Degree

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Meet The Woman Heading Up LSE’s Alternative MBA Degree

When Connson Locke recalls studying for her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business she says it felt like lightbulbs were going off in her head every few weeks as old theories became new knowledge, and she found herself asking why nobody had told her these things before. Now the director…

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BSP leader tries to get MBA paper leaked for girlfriend, lands in Aligarh jail; lover absconding

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BSP leader tries to get MBA paper leaked for girlfriend, lands in Aligarh jail; lover absconding

BSP leader Feroz Alam a.k.a. Raja has admitted that he wanted to get the paper leaked to help his girlfriend, who is pursuing the MBA course. BSP leader told the Uttar Pradesh Police that he had promised his lover that he could get the examination paper  |  Photo Credit: ANI Aligarh: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday…

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Why Business Schools Are Shutting Down Their MBA Programs

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Why Business Schools Are Shutting Down Their MBA Programs

The University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business has become the latest school to announce that it is getting out of the full-time, on-campus MBA market. Instead, Gies will focus more aggressively on its online MBA option, the $22,000 iMBA, which has seen big growth since being launched in 2015 (see Illinois To End Full- And…

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Meet The MBA Students Running Top Industry Events—From FinTech To Startups In Hong Kong

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Meet The MBA Students Running Top Industry Events—From FinTech To Startups In Hong Kong

Putting together a successful industry event can be the making of a manager. Decisiveness, organization, communication, delegation—event planning takes all of the skills that make a leader, and putting them to the test in a dynamic business environment can be the making of a successful career. On the MBA at CityU, students get to experience this…

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This Blockchain Entrepreneur Is Using Her MBA To Launch A New Business Venture

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This Blockchain Entrepreneur Is Using Her MBA To Launch A New Business Venture

It was a chance opportunity to attend a hackathon while working as an IT consultant that first sparked Rebecca Wald’s interest in entrepreneurship. “I couldn’t really code—I did it at university but I was pretty useless—but I organized the development of the team and we actually won every single prize,” she recalls. “The event changed…

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