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(Poets Quants) What’s the best undergraduate business program in the U.S.?

If you believe U.S. News World Report‘s annual ranking, it’s Wharton, hands down. If you think Bloomberg BusinessWeek would have a better clue about what makes a great business program, you would probably be surprised that Wharton doesn’t even make its top five. BusinessWeek prefers Notre Dame University’s Mendoza College of Business.

We’ve come up with a new way to look at the best programs, combining the results of the two most closely watched rankings of the undergraduate experience with a new and important wrinkle in the analysis: a university’s overall national rank in the annual U.S. News list. After all, a student who majors in business at any of these schools will be taking far more courses outside the business school during the four years he or she is enrolled in an undergraduate program. So the school’s overall reputation should be as important as the quality of the business program.

Using this composite methodology, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School comes out on top, with a significant lead over the two schools that have tied for second place: Cornell University’s Dyson School and Notre Dame. The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Business comes in fourth, while Washington University’s Olin School rounds out the top five. Many of the first-tier programs are well known. The business schools at UC-Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Emory University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Carnegie Mellon University complete the top 10.

Four of the top 10 undergraduate programs in business are at public universities. That’s largely because many of the best-known private schools that grant MBA degrees, such as Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth Tuck to name a few, do not have undergraduate business programs.

Wharton’s clear win is not surprising. The school boasts one of the most respected, and selective, undergraduate business programs in the country. The University of Pennsylvania has a 12% acceptance rate, and it doesn’t break its statistics down by school—though the rumors are that Wharton is harder to get into than Penn. A veritable Who’s Who of America’s Corporate Elite have waved hefty job offers at the roughly 650 students in the class of 2014, making freshly minted Whartonites among the most richly paid business undergraduates in the world.

With more applicants seeking a place in business programs throughout the U.S., it s also getting significantly tougher to get into a top undergraduate program. Average SAT scores at many of the highly ranked schools have risen steadily in recent years. At the Wharton School, average SATs are up 22 points to 1466 in the past three years alone (we’re using the older scoring method in which a 1600 is a perfect score, not the current 2400). That’s considerably higher than the overall average of 1050 for SAT test takers.

Demand is really growing at a higher rate at this point, says Lori Rosenkopf, vice dean and director of Wharton s undergraduate business program. Certainly, if we look at our own trends in terms of just pure applications over the last decade, we’ve seen an almost continuous rise, with the exception of the economic crisis of 2008. For the current application cycle right now, we’ve had a 13% increase in applications. I think it represents this understanding more generally that business translates through many spheres.

The Poets Quants system tends to diminish anomalies in any one ranking, a common problem with statistical analysis. Those odd effects lead to some fairly divergent results between the U.S. News and Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings. While Wake Forest University’s business school is ranked No. 11 by BusinessWeek, for example, U.S. News puts it at No. 34. And while U.S. News gives UC-Berkeley’s business school a highly impressive No. 2 ranking, BusinessWeek ranks the same school at No. 15.

There are even more dramatic differences among other schools. Consider Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. U.S. News has it at No. 72; BusinessWeek gave it 19th place. That’s a difference of 53 places. Then, there is MIT’s prestigious Sloan School of Management. U.S. News has it in a three-way tie for second place, behind only Wharton. Shockingly, however, the school failed to make this year’s BusinessWeek ranking at all. The year before, MIT fell out of the top 10 to 19th place largely because Sloan has fewer than 125 undergraduate business majors, about 2% of its undergraduate student body. Other schools have thousands of students studying business. “For a potential employer looking specifically to hire a large number of business majors, this isn’t enough students to make a campus visit worthwhile,” explained the publication.

Why are such dramatic differences so common among the two ranking systems? The inconsistencies can be chalked up to significantly different ranking methodologies. U.S. News’ results are entirely based on the magazine’s survey of business school deans and senior faculty, many of whom vote on the basis of a program’s reputation, not its true quality. They are asked to rate the quality of all programs they were familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).

The BusinessWeek methodology is much more complicated and inclusive. It is based on surveys of students, employers, and schools. The student portion of the survey alone includes 44 questions about teaching quality, access to faculty, school facilities, career services, and more. The corporate recruiter survey was completed by 301 of the 922 surveyed employers, a response rate of 32.6%. An attempt to size up a school’s academic quality, using such factors as average SAT scores for the latest entering class and the ratio of faculty to students, is also used based on both school- and student-provided data.





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Our rankings are extremely subjective and we do not eliminate the possibility that if we were to do them again, there would be a few small tweaks to the business school rankings you see above. We looked at the program s selectivity, prestige, and reputation amongst recruiters. After we did this, we then compared our rankings to the big 2 of BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report and were quite surprised with the analysis.

We really did set out to establish an impartial ranking based on our own knowledge of the business schools. Of the 28 schools listed above, 12 received a ranking by BusinessSchoolAdmission.com that was outside the bounds of the other rankings. However, only 2 of these schools, Purdue and USC, were ranked more than 2 positions beyond the bounds of the other rankings.

One of 2 things must be true. Either we were subconsciously biased by the other MBA rankings or we are generally happy with these rankings. We believe it is the latter.

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The Wall Street Journal s annual business school rankings continue to produce findings that make people talk but largely draw disagreement. There is a methodology, believe it or not, but it is based on small sample sizes and encourages recruiters to discuss a particularly good or bad experience at one of the schools. This is quite convenient for making the objective rankings a bit controversial shall we say. For example, the first-ever Wall Street Journal rankings placed Stanford in 45th place, and only gradually raised it to positions 39 and 30 in subsequent years. (Enough said.)





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Our rankings are extremely subjective and we do not eliminate the possibility that if we were to do them again, there would be a few small tweaks to the business school rankings you see above. We looked at the program s selectivity, prestige, and reputation amongst recruiters. After we did this, we then compared our rankings to the big 2 of BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report and were quite surprised with the analysis.

We really did set out to establish an impartial ranking based on our own knowledge of the business schools. Of the 28 schools listed above, 12 received a ranking by BusinessSchoolAdmission.com that was outside the bounds of the other rankings. However, only 2 of these schools, Purdue and USC, were ranked more than 2 positions beyond the bounds of the other rankings.

One of 2 things must be true. Either we were subconsciously biased by the other MBA rankings or we are generally happy with these rankings. We believe it is the latter.

Wall Street Journal Business School Rankings

The Wall Street Journal s annual business school rankings continue to produce findings that make people talk but largely draw disagreement. There is a methodology, believe it or not, but it is based on small sample sizes and encourages recruiters to discuss a particularly good or bad experience at one of the schools. This is quite convenient for making the objective rankings a bit controversial shall we say. For example, the first-ever Wall Street Journal rankings placed Stanford in 45th place, and only gradually raised it to positions 39 and 30 in subsequent years. (Enough said.)





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Choosing the right MBA program is a complicated decision that will continue to affect your career long after graduation. Our list includes only AACSB accredited schools as this is the most respected accreditation agency when it comes to business schools.

While it is critical to select a program that specializes in the area of business you want to study, be sure to consider the reputation of the school as well as the network of contacts you will build while you are there. For example, if you are interested in quantitative investing, then you might want to look into the MBA program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. If entrepreneurship or venture capital is your passion, then you may want to apply to the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Both of these schools have stellar reputations for their programs in those specific concentrations, and their respective networks of contacts will continue to aid in the development of your career for years to come. It is also important to pay close attention to the Smart Rank, which weighs important factors for the institution. Additionally, it is beneficial to consider the average salary for graduates. While this should not be the single determining factor, it can help you make a decision once you have narrowed down your choices.

Read the following sections for more information on the various factors to consider when choosing a business school. Once you are ready to start researching, head back to the search results page and use the different filters to find the best business school for you.

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Our Smart Rankings are based on the most important factors in the quality of a business school institution and are determined by rating each school on these factors.

GMAT and GPA of incoming students indicate the quality of the student body, which generally translates to the quality of the business school. We also include the average amount of previous work experience the entering class has and the acceptance rate (lower generally indicates higher quality).

It’s important to know that when you finish your MBA, you’ll be able to land a job with a decent salary, so post-graduation salary is taken into account when determining rankings.





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Top 10 undergrad business programs in the U.S.

(Poets Quants) What’s the best undergraduate business program in the U.S.?

If you believe U.S. News World Report‘s annual ranking, it’s Wharton, hands down. If you think Bloomberg BusinessWeek would have a better clue about what makes a great business program, you would probably be surprised that Wharton doesn’t even make its top five. BusinessWeek prefers Notre Dame University’s Mendoza College of Business.

We’ve come up with a new way to look at the best programs, combining the results of the two most closely watched rankings of the undergraduate experience with a new and important wrinkle in the analysis: a university’s overall national rank in the annual U.S. News list. After all, a student who majors in business at any of these schools will be taking far more courses outside the business school during the four years he or she is enrolled in an undergraduate program. So the school’s overall reputation should be as important as the quality of the business program.

Using this composite methodology, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School comes out on top, with a significant lead over the two schools that have tied for second place: Cornell University’s Dyson School and Notre Dame. The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Business comes in fourth, while Washington University’s Olin School rounds out the top five. Many of the first-tier programs are well known. The business schools at UC-Berkeley, the University of Michigan, Emory University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Carnegie Mellon University complete the top 10.

Four of the top 10 undergraduate programs in business are at public universities. That’s largely because many of the best-known private schools that grant MBA degrees, such as Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth Tuck to name a few, do not have undergraduate business programs.

Wharton’s clear win is not surprising. The school boasts one of the most respected, and selective, undergraduate business programs in the country. The University of Pennsylvania has a 12% acceptance rate, and it doesn’t break its statistics down by school—though the rumors are that Wharton is harder to get into than Penn. A veritable Who’s Who of America’s Corporate Elite have waved hefty job offers at the roughly 650 students in the class of 2014, making freshly minted Whartonites among the most richly paid business undergraduates in the world.

With more applicants seeking a place in business programs throughout the U.S., it s also getting significantly tougher to get into a top undergraduate program. Average SAT scores at many of the highly ranked schools have risen steadily in recent years. At the Wharton School, average SATs are up 22 points to 1466 in the past three years alone (we’re using the older scoring method in which a 1600 is a perfect score, not the current 2400). That’s considerably higher than the overall average of 1050 for SAT test takers.

Demand is really growing at a higher rate at this point, says Lori Rosenkopf, vice dean and director of Wharton s undergraduate business program. Certainly, if we look at our own trends in terms of just pure applications over the last decade, we’ve seen an almost continuous rise, with the exception of the economic crisis of 2008. For the current application cycle right now, we’ve had a 13% increase in applications. I think it represents this understanding more generally that business translates through many spheres.

The Poets Quants system tends to diminish anomalies in any one ranking, a common problem with statistical analysis. Those odd effects lead to some fairly divergent results between the U.S. News and Bloomberg BusinessWeek rankings. While Wake Forest University’s business school is ranked No. 11 by BusinessWeek, for example, U.S. News puts it at No. 34. And while U.S. News gives UC-Berkeley’s business school a highly impressive No. 2 ranking, BusinessWeek ranks the same school at No. 15.

There are even more dramatic differences among other schools. Consider Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. U.S. News has it at No. 72; BusinessWeek gave it 19th place. That’s a difference of 53 places. Then, there is MIT’s prestigious Sloan School of Management. U.S. News has it in a three-way tie for second place, behind only Wharton. Shockingly, however, the school failed to make this year’s BusinessWeek ranking at all. The year before, MIT fell out of the top 10 to 19th place largely because Sloan has fewer than 125 undergraduate business majors, about 2% of its undergraduate student body. Other schools have thousands of students studying business. “For a potential employer looking specifically to hire a large number of business majors, this isn’t enough students to make a campus visit worthwhile,” explained the publication.

Why are such dramatic differences so common among the two ranking systems? The inconsistencies can be chalked up to significantly different ranking methodologies. U.S. News’ results are entirely based on the magazine’s survey of business school deans and senior faculty, many of whom vote on the basis of a program’s reputation, not its true quality. They are asked to rate the quality of all programs they were familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).

The BusinessWeek methodology is much more complicated and inclusive. It is based on surveys of students, employers, and schools. The student portion of the survey alone includes 44 questions about teaching quality, access to faculty, school facilities, career services, and more. The corporate recruiter survey was completed by 301 of the 922 surveyed employers, a response rate of 32.6%. An attempt to size up a school’s academic quality, using such factors as average SAT scores for the latest entering class and the ratio of faculty to students, is also used based on both school- and student-provided data.





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Our rankings are extremely subjective and we do not eliminate the possibility that if we were to do them again, there would be a few small tweaks to the business school rankings you see above. We looked at the program s selectivity, prestige, and reputation amongst recruiters. After we did this, we then compared our rankings to the big 2 of BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report and were quite surprised with the analysis.

We really did set out to establish an impartial ranking based on our own knowledge of the business schools. Of the 28 schools listed above, 12 received a ranking by BusinessSchoolAdmission.com that was outside the bounds of the other rankings. However, only 2 of these schools, Purdue and USC, were ranked more than 2 positions beyond the bounds of the other rankings.

One of 2 things must be true. Either we were subconsciously biased by the other MBA rankings or we are generally happy with these rankings. We believe it is the latter.

Wall Street Journal Business School Rankings

The Wall Street Journal s annual business school rankings continue to produce findings that make people talk but largely draw disagreement. There is a methodology, believe it or not, but it is based on small sample sizes and encourages recruiters to discuss a particularly good or bad experience at one of the schools. This is quite convenient for making the objective rankings a bit controversial shall we say. For example, the first-ever Wall Street Journal rankings placed Stanford in 45th place, and only gradually raised it to positions 39 and 30 in subsequent years. (Enough said.)





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This article refers to the results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2015. Click here to view the top universities for business and management in 2017.

The 2015 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today, features a new ranking of the world’s top universities for business and management. This new ranking of the world’s top business schools is one of six new tables added this year, alongside new rankings of the world’s top universities for architecture, art and design, development studies, dentistry and veterinary sciences.

This inaugural business school ranking, which features just over 200 top business schools worldwide, is headed by the UK’s London Business School, followed by Harvard University (US) and INSEAD (France). The US accounts for almost a quarter of the top business schools featured, with 46 representatives. The UK has 25 representatives, followed by Australia (18), Canada (10), France (9), Germany (9), South Korea (8), the Netherlands (7) and New Zealand (7). A total of 32 countries claim at least one entry.

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This new business school ranking aims to assess institutions’ overall performance and prestige in the business and management field, at both undergraduate and graduate level. It is based on the same methodology used across the QS World University Rankings by Subject, drawing on indicators which reflect academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The reputational indicators are assessed using QS’s major global surveys of academics and employers, while research citations data is drawn from Scopus.

The ranking showcases strengths in the business and management field around the globe, highlighting world-class institutions spread across a total of 32 countries. Beyond the five countries represented in the top 10 (UK, US, France, Italy and Denmark), other nations featured in the top 10 include Singapore (National University of Singapore is 11 th ), Australia (the University of Melbourne is 15 th ), the Netherlands (Erasmus University Rotterdam is 17 th ) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is 18 th ).

A total of 15 European countries appear at least once in the ranking; these are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK. The Asia-Pacific region is represented by Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, and four Latin American nations are also featured: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.





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101 Online Business Directories for Local Marketing (List + Tips)

For small businesses, local search is likely to drive most of the traffic to your business s website or physical location. This is why it s so important to get listed in online business directories that have a quality rank. Adding your business to directories that rank well should give you an extra boost in the SERPs and create quality backlinks to your site it s the quality, not the quantity.

A Few Tips to Keep in Mind

1. Be Complete and Accurate
Even if your business is already listed, claim your listing and double check your address, phone numbers, website, social profiles, email and description. Fill in all fields and check for accuracy.

2. Be Consistent
An address can be written many different ways. For example, Street and St. OR Suite 123 and #123 . It’s important that your business s information is always listed consistently across the web. When listing your business, make sure to always use the same format on every directory, every time.

2. Choose Accurate Categories
You want to include categories that best describe the products or services you offer. Start with broad categories first and then move to specific categories.

4. Include Photos and Videos
This will allow your listing to stand out among the others in your categories. Plus, videos can provide more information to compliment your listing.

5. Get Reviews
This is another way to help your listing stand out and let visitors see what your customers have to say so hopefully you have good reviews. If not, encourage customers to write reviews.

The List: 101 Online Business Directories to Improve Local Search Rankings

Head on over to GetListed.org which will provide you with a snapshot for a dozen or so directories with a link to claim your listing. Then, you ll need to do the rest manually. Wait! What. Yep, you ll need to do the other listings all on your own. But to make the process faster and easier on yourself, just use the Autofill for Chrome and Autofill for Firefox extensions. Now go get started!





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Whether it’s the money-laundering stoner in “Weeds” or the dorky auditor in “Parks and Recreation,” pop culture tends to portray an unsavory picture of accountants, but this profession doesn’t deserve such a bad reputation. Accountants make a pretty good living, and they have a lot of job security. After all, as long as people make money, they’ll need other people to handle it for them.

Put simply, an accountant is a person who keeps or inspects financial records. They’re “numbers” people who excel at organization and detail-oriented work. Since they deal with money – sometimes significant amounts of it – accountants must also possess a high degree of integrity.And because they’re constantly interacting with clients, accountants should be effective communicators. Patty Pogemiller, the national director for talent and acquisition and mobility for Deloitte, one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms, writes in an email, “Problem solving skills are essential in a client business like professional services. Employers are looking for people who demonstrate an ability to think analytically and approach a problem in a structured and methodical way. Can they objectively analyze and solve an issue? And once they have a solution, they must have the ability to communicate it to others – their clients, managers and fellow team members.”

In addition to preparing taxes for individuals, public accountants can also perform audits, prepare taxes and provide consulting for corporations, nonprofit organizations and governments. Internal accountants create processes to find and eliminate financial waste and fraud. Management accountants record and analyze financial information. Government accountants – at the federal, state or local level – maintain records of government agencies and audit private businesses or individuals whose activities fall under government regulation or taxation.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 142,400 new accounting and auditing jobs will open up by 2024. This equates to an 11 percent job growth rate.

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According to the BLS, the median annual salary for an accountant was $65,940 in 2014. The best-paid 10 percent earned roughly $115,950, while the lowest-paid made approximately $40,850. The best-compensated accountants work in the fields of securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage and for the federal executive branch. The highest-paid accountants work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Jose, California and Salinas, California.

75th Percentile. $87,530

25th Percentile. $51,130

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Training

Although there are some associate degrees for accounting, a bachelor’s degree generally looks better to prospective employers. Some employers may even prefer that their accountants have a master’s degree in accounting or business administration with a concentration in accounting. And some universities and colleges offer a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, which is a smart choice for students hoping to take the Certified Public Accountant exam. Most states require graduates to have a total of 150 hours of coursework, which equates to five years of school, before sitting for the exam. After passing, accountants will be able to file reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which makes them much more attractive to employers. Christopher Ekimoff, the director of FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, says, “Those three letters [CPA] really make your career. They will identify you in the marketplace, in the business world and in your career path as a professional willing to hold yourself to a higher standard and operate under a set of guidelines and principles that really set you apart.”

In addition to the CPA certification, accountants may also want to get the Certified Management Accountant certification, which requires a bachelor’s degree, two years of work in management accounting and passing an exam. There are also a handful of other certifications that accountants may want to procure down the line, including the Certified Internal Auditor certification and the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
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Stress Level. Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Above Average
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The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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Research Rankings Overview

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





101 Online Business Directories for Local SEO – Rankings #small #business #investors

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101 Online Business Directories for Local Marketing (List + Tips)

For small businesses, local search is likely to drive most of the traffic to your business s website or physical location. This is why it s so important to get listed in online business directories that have a quality rank. Adding your business to directories that rank well should give you an extra boost in the SERPs and create quality backlinks to your site it s the quality, not the quantity.

A Few Tips to Keep in Mind

1. Be Complete and Accurate
Even if your business is already listed, claim your listing and double check your address, phone numbers, website, social profiles, email and description. Fill in all fields and check for accuracy.

2. Be Consistent
An address can be written many different ways. For example, Street and St. OR Suite 123 and #123 . It’s important that your business s information is always listed consistently across the web. When listing your business, make sure to always use the same format on every directory, every time.

2. Choose Accurate Categories
You want to include categories that best describe the products or services you offer. Start with broad categories first and then move to specific categories.

4. Include Photos and Videos
This will allow your listing to stand out among the others in your categories. Plus, videos can provide more information to compliment your listing.

5. Get Reviews
This is another way to help your listing stand out and let visitors see what your customers have to say so hopefully you have good reviews. If not, encourage customers to write reviews.

The List: 101 Online Business Directories to Improve Local Search Rankings

Head on over to GetListed.org which will provide you with a snapshot for a dozen or so directories with a link to claim your listing. Then, you ll need to do the rest manually. Wait! What. Yep, you ll need to do the other listings all on your own. But to make the process faster and easier on yourself, just use the Autofill for Chrome and Autofill for Firefox extensions. Now go get started!





Financial Advisor – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #grants #for #business

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Financial Advisor Overview

Overview

It’s an exciting time to be a financial advisor, since several decades ago, the position didn’t really exist. You were either a stockbroker or a community banker or even in insurance sales, according to James Kinney, a certified financial planner and founder of the New Jersey-based Financial Pathways. Now, however, financial advisors perform all these roles, from small independent practices to big investment firms.

“As a larger portion of the industry shifts away from the banks, brokers and insurance companies, additional opportunities have opened,” writes Eric Schaefer of the Virginia-based wealth management, investment and financial planning firm Savant Capitalin an email. “As this transition takes place, many advisors have gone independent or created ensemble relationships in new businesses. These new businesses need young, energetic and driven professionals to leverage the time of senior advisors and provide for the future continuity of the business.”

Put simply, financial advisors meet with clients and counsel them on their finances. This could mean sitting down and creating budgets to firming up retirement plans to giving advice about investing. Financial advisors can also invest a client’s funds and meet with him or her regularly to discuss their investments. Some are also licensed to sell insurance. Many times, financial advisors help plan a safe, comfortable future for their clients, but they’re also called upon when the unexpected occurs –perhaps an aging parent suddenly requires a live-in nurse, a couple plans on divorcing or a child needs to transfer to an expensive private school. Financial advisors may step in and make sense of these fiscal troubles and create a plan for moving forward. For that reason, Schaefer explains, “Good financial advisors and good teachers tend to have a lot of traits in common.” He points out that advisors must be able to listen to their clients; explain complex ideas in easy-to-understand ways; and be able to sympathize with their clients.

This is expected to be one of the faster-growing occupations over the next decade, with a projected growth rate of 30 percent through 2024, according to the Labor Department. That’s an additional 73,900 new positions on top of the 249,400 jobs financial advisors held in 2014. The retirement of baby boomers in need of financial planning advice is one driver of the expected growth. Still, employment may be tempered by the increasing number of online advisory tools, which may divert clients from seeking financial advice in person.

Quick Stats

$81,060 Median Salary

3.3% Unemployment Rate

73,900 Number of Jobs

Salary

The median annual salary for financial advisors was $81,060 in 2014, with the lowest-paid earning less than $35,500 and the highest-paid earning more than $187,199. On top of their salaries, many advisors also earn substantial bonuses. The best-paid financial advisors live in the metropolitan areas of Danbury, Connecticut; Panama City, Florida; and Great Falls, Montana.

75th Percentile. $139,350

25th Percentile. $52,590

How much do Financial Advisors make in your city?

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Training

To be a financial advisor, you need financial expertise and a desire to help people. A bachelor’s degree is typically a good starting place, but you can choose a broad range of degrees – from finance to business to something entirely different. Increasingly, universities have begun offering financial planning degrees, too.

However, Schaefer says, “My colleagues and I agree that 80 percent of our job is psychology, and only 20 percent is financial. I know successful owners of financial advisory firms that specifically recruit psychology majors for this reason. Though a business or economics degree will better prepare a professional to take industry exams or explain financial products, the ability to understand the core concerns and goals of a client or prospective client is much more valuable.”

The Certified Financial Planner exam is required to become a CFP –a distinction that looks good to employers. You can also acquire other designations if you want to specialize in a certain area of financial planning. For instance, you can complete the necessary coursework and exam to acquire the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, or CRPS, designation. And if you plan on buying or selling stocks or selling insurance, you’ll need to procure state-specific licenses.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. Above Average
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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Research Rankings Overview

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





Market Research Analyst – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #register #business

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Market Research Analyst Overview

Overview

Market research analysts help their clients figure out who their consumers are, what those consumers want and how much they’ll pay for what they want. Analysts reach these conclusions with traditional methodologies like focus groups and surveys, as well as newer technologies. “Our industry has changed so much even in the last five years,” says Ted Donnelly, managing director for the marketing research and focus group firm Baltimore Research and chairman for the Marketing Research Association’s national board of directors. “We have so many new tools in the tool kit.” One of those new tools is geofencing, which uses GPS or similar technology to construct a virtual fence around a business and deliver targeted advertisements to a customer’s phone as he or she walks through a store. Eyetracking, which monitors how your eye travels around a website, is another technology these professionals use.

Market research analysts also churn out reports on sales trends and consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits. They must be able to present their findings to clients in an easy-to-understand way. The process of collecting and analyzing data is logical and quantifiable; gauging why target audiences might be attracted to a particular product is anything but. This is why some of the most successful analysts seem to understand human emotions as much as they understand logic.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 18.6 percent employment increase between 2014 and 2024, and 92,300 new job openings. A range of employers, including research companies, colleges and government agencies, should galvanize growth in this field.

Quick Stats

$61,290 Median Salary

2.4% Unemployment Rate

92,300 Number of Jobs

Salary

Market research analysts earned a median salary of $61,290 in 2014, according to the BLS. The best-paid earned more than $116,740, while the lowest-paid earned less than $33,460. The aerospace product and parts manufacturing and semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industries pay market research analysts particularly well. And if you live on the West Coast, you’re in luck: The top-paying metropolitan areas for market research analysts include San Jose, California; San Francisco; and Seattle.

75th Percentile. $86,170

25th Percentile. $44,350

How much do Market Research Analysts make in your city?

See current salary offers for jobs in this field

Training

Becoming a market research analyst requires at least a bachelor’s degree, but you could choose from a range of majors. The BLS notes that statistics, math, computer science and business administration are good specialties, but studying one of the social sciences, like communication, may also serve a budding analyst well. For instance, Donnelly has degrees in psychology, marketing research and consumer psychology. He says market research analysts should have both analytic skills and an innate curiosity about people. He recommends taking business management and statistical courses and says a familiarization with different software programs used for data analysis is helpful. Donnelly also recommends that analysts get their Professional Research Certification, which isn’t yet a requirement for most employers, but “it helps demonstrate that you’re very serious about what you do,” he says.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Below Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Marketing Manager – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #online #business #systems

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Marketing Manager Overview

Overview

“I wasn’t terribly interested in marketing in college,” says Kate Beihl, chief marketing officer at MetaCommunications in Iowa City.

But in 2003, when Beihl was hunting for a job in Chicago, where she lived at the time, she applied for a marketing position at what was then called Children’s Memorial Hospital (now called the Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago).

“I didn’t have very much of an idea of what it was. But it was this cool job where you were going to work on a website and on print materials. You were going to do a little design. You were going to do some writing and planning and events. And that diversity of tasks was intriguing to me.”

Beihl ended up landing the job as marketing coordinator at the hospital and found that, in fact, she loved marketing. “I loved the variety of work that we were doing,” she says. “I loved the inside marketing that we were doing: Having a single client and being able to really, deeply understand the way the work that we did, whether it was creating brochures or a new campaign or signage, all led back to the growth of the organization.”

The American Marketing Association defines its trade like this: “Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.”

In addition to the actual marketing work, marketing managers have the added responsibilities of hiring staff and team building; vision casting and strategic planning; and managing budgets and tracking their results.

Successful marketing brings in major revenue for companies and organizations, which is why the Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts steady job growth in this sector. In fact, the BLS expects this profession to grow at a rate of 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, resulting in 18,200 new jobs for marketing managers.

Quick Stats

$127,130 Median Salary

3.5% Unemployment Rate

Training

Most marketing managers have at least a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications or another similar field. Marketing programs generally include courses in everything from business law and economics to finance and statistics. Courses in computer science are becoming increasingly important, as more and more marketing is directed through digital means. Work experience and internships are also important, if not required, parts of marketing programs.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. Above Average
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Below Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Registered Nurse – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #money, #careers, #salary,


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Registered Nurse Overview

Overview

Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing, lived more than a century ago, but her legacy lives on in hospitals, clinics and schools. Nightingale’s concern for patients stretched beyond administering medication to caring for the whole person – physical as well as emotional, intellectual and spiritual. And she backed up her nursing philosophies with research. Today, nursing research is just one of the exciting changes in the field, says Kathy McCauley, associate dean of academic programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. Increasingly, evidence-based science is confirming the contributions nurses make to patient care.

So, who are the people making these contributions? A registered nurse is the professional you’ll likely have the most contact with during a hospital stay. They’re responsible for monitoring a patient’s condition, performing medical procedures and administering medicine. They are also responsible for charting a patient’s progress. These professionals work with a range of patients, from those who are healthy (and are proactively trying to stay that way), to those who are pregnant and bringing new life, to those who are nearing the end of life and hoping for a peaceful death. “Nurses have a very holistic view of health and well-being, and I really appreciated that perspective,” Erin Whitehouse, an RN and Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, writes in an email. “[They] look at an entire person and their situation, not just what medical concern they have.”

Many nurses also specialize and work with patients who have a certain health condition like cancer or diabetes. They can also specialize by body part. For instance, there are dermatology nurses and cardiovascular nurses, among others. RNs can also specialize by people group (like newborn babies) or by environment (like a school or hospital emergency room).

Registered nurses will be in high demand in the next decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the profession to grow 16 percent by 2024, opening up 439,300 new jobs.

Quick Stats

$67,490 Median Salary

1.5% Unemployment Rate

439300 Number of Jobs

Rankings

Registered Nurses rank #17 in Best Health Care Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors. Read more about how we rank the best jobs.

Registered Nurses are ranked:


Jamaica – s All Island Secondary School Rankings – 2014 #b #-


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Jamaica s All Island Secondary School Rankings 2014

You might be surprised by the some of the schools that appear in the upper segment of this year s rankings.

The ranking by EducateJamaica.org takes a look at each school and calculates what percentage of students they are turning out at the end of grade 11, with a minimum of 5 CSEC subjects (including Mathematics and/or English) and based on the percentage obtained, they are ranked.

The rankings are based on the CSEC results of 2013.

Schools ranked by Percentage (%) of grade 11 cohort attaining Five (5) subjects with English and/or Mathematics.

The all-island ranking shows the comparative performance of secondary schools across the entire island.

Percentage (%) of grade 11 cohort attaining Five (5) subjects with English and/or Mathematics.

St. Andrew High School for Girls

Convent of Mercy Academy Alpha

Herbert Morrison Technical High

Marcus Garvey Technical High

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Many rural schools in Jamaica continue to perform admirably academically.You might be surprised by the some of the schools that appear in the upper segment of this year’s rankings.The ranking by EducateJamaica.org takes a look at each school and calculates what percentage of students they are turning out at the end of grade.

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Accountability – Testing & Accountability (CA Dept of Education) #accounting #school #rankings


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Accountability

Program information pertaining to school performance.

California Accountability Model School Dashboard

California Accountability Model School Dashboard
California s new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of California s diverse student population based on a concise set of measures.

Other Accountability

Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM)
The California Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 established ASAM which provides school-level accountability for alternative schools serving highly mobile and at-risk students.

Local Educational Agency Accountability Report Card
An Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) required annual districtwide summary report of student assessment results, high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, and other indicators.

Parent Empowerment
Parent Empowerment provisions provide parents of pupils who are, or will be, enrolled in a low-achieving school that meets certain eligibility requirements the option to petition the Local Educational Agency (LEA) to implement reform in the school.

School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
California public nonpublic, nonsectarian schools annually provide information to the community to allow public comparison of schools for student achievement, environment, resources demographics.

State Accountability Report Card
An Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) required annual statewide summary report of student assessment results, high school graduation rates, teacher qualifications, and other indicators.

Former Accountability System

Academic Performance Index (API)
The outdated cornerstone of California’s Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 ; measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures for 1999-2013.

Accountability Progress Reporting (APR)
California’s integrated accountability system that reports both the state Academic Performance Index (API), and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI).

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
The former statewide accountability system mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which requires each state to ensure that all schools and districts make Adequate Yearly Progress.

California Accountability Improvement System (CAIS)
CAIS is a web-based support system used to review school plans and monitor compliance documentation for schools (public and non-public), districts, and county offices that receive funding for certain programs.

Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools
Federal and state law and guidance require California to identify schools for the purposes of the School Improvement Grant and State Fiscal Stabilization Fund programs.

School Quality Snapshot
The School Quality Snapshot displays a broad series of data that can be used to help inform parents and policy leaders about the success of each school.

Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA)
Authorizes the creation of an educational accountability system for California public schools. Its primary goal is to help schools improve and to measure the academic achievement of all students.

Title I, Part A-Accountability
Information about all local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools, including Title I-funded schools and LEAs, making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by No Child Left Behind Act (

Title III Accountability
A statewide accountability system, as required by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Act, which reports on English proficiency achievement objectives for English learners.

Last Reviewed: Friday, February 10, 2017


Market Research Analyst – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #business #calendars

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Market Research Analyst Overview

Overview

Market research analysts help their clients figure out who their consumers are, what those consumers want and how much they’ll pay for what they want. Analysts reach these conclusions with traditional methodologies like focus groups and surveys, as well as newer technologies. “Our industry has changed so much even in the last five years,” says Ted Donnelly, managing director for the marketing research and focus group firm Baltimore Research and chairman for the Marketing Research Association’s national board of directors. “We have so many new tools in the tool kit.” One of those new tools is geofencing, which uses GPS or similar technology to construct a virtual fence around a business and deliver targeted advertisements to a customer’s phone as he or she walks through a store. Eyetracking, which monitors how your eye travels around a website, is another technology these professionals use.

Market research analysts also churn out reports on sales trends and consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits. They must be able to present their findings to clients in an easy-to-understand way. The process of collecting and analyzing data is logical and quantifiable; gauging why target audiences might be attracted to a particular product is anything but. This is why some of the most successful analysts seem to understand human emotions as much as they understand logic.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 18.6 percent employment increase between 2014 and 2024, and 92,300 new job openings. A range of employers, including research companies, colleges and government agencies, should galvanize growth in this field.

Quick Stats

$61,290 Median Salary

2.4% Unemployment Rate

92,300 Number of Jobs

Salary

Market research analysts earned a median salary of $61,290 in 2014, according to the BLS. The best-paid earned more than $116,740, while the lowest-paid earned less than $33,460. The aerospace product and parts manufacturing and semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industries pay market research analysts particularly well. And if you live on the West Coast, you’re in luck: The top-paying metropolitan areas for market research analysts include San Jose, California; San Francisco; and Seattle.

75th Percentile. $86,170

25th Percentile. $44,350

How much do Market Research Analysts make in your city?

See current salary offers for jobs in this field

Training

Becoming a market research analyst requires at least a bachelor’s degree, but you could choose from a range of majors. The BLS notes that statistics, math, computer science and business administration are good specialties, but studying one of the social sciences, like communication, may also serve a budding analyst well. For instance, Donnelly has degrees in psychology, marketing research and consumer psychology. He says market research analysts should have both analytic skills and an innate curiosity about people. He recommends taking business management and statistical courses and says a familiarization with different software programs used for data analysis is helpful. Donnelly also recommends that analysts get their Professional Research Certification, which isn’t yet a requirement for most employers, but “it helps demonstrate that you’re very serious about what you do,” he says.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Below Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Business School Rankings – Foster School of Business #online #business #classes

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Business school rankings

Use sliders above and click the ‘Calculate’ button to see School Data.

Methodology

This table lists the metrics used in the MBA rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes, as well as average debt data from M7 Financial. We’ve included the source of each metric and the official definition from the source. Program size and tuition are for information only and are not used in ranking schools. The methodology of the source publication is described in the definition for each metric.

Rankings calculator methodology: How is the top 30 schools list generated?

For each metric, the top 30 schools ranked in that category are assigned points for their ranking. The top-ranked school receives 30 points and the bottom-ranked school receives one point. Schools that tie receive the same number of points. The custom ranking list is based on the sum across criteria of the weight assigned to each metric times the school’s points on that metric. The best fit list ranks the top 30 schools based on these composite scores.

Average Salary Bonus

Average starting salary & bonus for previous year MBA grads. Salary based on the number of graduates who reported data. Mean signing bonus weighted by the proportion of those graduates who reported a bonus. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Job Placement Rate

Employment rate for previous year MBA graduates 3 months after graduation. Those not seeking jobs or for whom no job-seeking information is available are excluded. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Return on Investment

Alumni at 100 schools surveyed for pre- and post-MBA compensation, career choice, and location. Schools ranked based on five year MBA gains: alumni earnings in the first five years compared to opportunity cost (2 years forgone compensation/bonuses & stock, tuition, fees). It’s assumed compensation would have risen half as fast as post-MBA salary increases had alumni not attended business school.

Low Average Debt

Average post-graduation debt for MBA graduates ranked from low to high.

Feedback from the classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 on how their MBAs have affected their careers, their compensation changes over time, and their midcareer job satisfaction.

Number of articles published by full-time faculty in 45 selected journals weighted relative to the size of each faculty. (Research rankings here only include rank among U.S. schools.)

Percentage of previous year’s applicants to the full-time program who were accepted. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Average Graduate Management Admission Test score and average GRE quantitative and verbal scores of full-time MBA students entering the previous fall. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Dean Director (Peer) Opinion

Survey of business school deans and directors of accredited business master’s programs. Peers asked to rate programs on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 5 “outstanding” or “don’t know.” School’s score is the average of all the respondents’ ratings. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Recruiter feedback on the skills they look for in MBAs, and which programs best equip their students with those skills.

Annual Tuition Fees

For information only, not a ranking factor. Out-of-state tuition and fees cost per year for the full-time MBA program. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

For information only, not a ranking factor. Total student enrollment in the full-time MBA program. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Frequently asked questions

Why create an MBA Rankings Calculator? The inspiration for the calculator was a new ranking developed by Poets & Quants. which essentially assigned a zero weight to criteria that were not focused on student inputs and outputs.

This led us to the question: why not come up with a way to let MBA applicants weight categories based on their individual preferences? This is what the MBA Rankings Calculator sets out to do.

Designed with input from prospective MBA students, this resource can help candidates save time generating a short list of schools to explore for a personalized fit.

For example, one applicant may want to emphasize low debt and ROI over competitive GMAT scores in a program. Another may choose a school based on high research performance and a strong academic reputation with deans and MBA directors. A third candidate may be primarily focused on high salaries, job placement, and employer opinion. There is no one-size-fits-all program for everyone this tool helps candidates find their best matches. Which metrics are used? Average salary and bonus, job placement, average debt, alumni advancement, return on investment, faculty research, student selectivity, average GMAT score as well as opinions of employers and business school deans and directors. What are the sources of the data? We developed the calculator with data licensed from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, Forbes, and M7 Financial. The data provided are for personal, non-commercial use only, based on the copyrights and terms and conditions of the data providers. Why were these 10 metrics chosen? We tested the calculator with prospective students, including those who had not applied at the Foster School of Business. Based on student feedback, we selected diverse metrics that were important to them while creating a tool that was simple to use. How are the rankings metrics weighted? For each metric, the top 30 schools ranked in that category are assigned points for their ranking. The top-ranked school receives 30 points and the bottom-ranked school receives one point. Schools that tie receive the same number of points. The custom ranking list is based on the sum across criteria of the weight assigned to each metric times the school’s points on that metric. The best fit list ranks the top 30 schools based on these composite scores.

While these metrics are based on the methodologies of the source publications (described in the ‘Methodology’ tab), users of the calculator can weight each factor separately to create their own custom list. Why 30 schools? There are more than 60 schools included in the calculator, as different schools are included in different metric rankings. Listing 30 schools in the best fit ranking allows for a diverse range of large, medium, and small schools across the U.S. as well as a blend of private and public schools with different specialties. After the top 30 schools, there is less consistency of schools that are ranked in more than two ranking metrics. Why were only United States schools included? The majority of potential MBA students who contact our admissions staff are interested in business schools in the United States. While we do recruit students internationally, we are located in the U.S. For these reasons, we decided to focus exclusively on U.S. schools. Does the calculator give an advantage to the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business? No. The Foster School is not included in the top 30 for one metric and is ranked in the lowest quartile on other metrics. The metrics were chosen based on prospective student priorities primarily outcomes for graduates, program selectivity, and reputation with employers and school leaders.

To see the top 30 schools in an individual category, allocate 100 points to that metric and click the ‘Calculate’ button. Does the rankings calculator replace or duplicate other MBA rankings? No. The rankings calculator is a complementary tool to the existing rankings. It uses data points licensed from U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, The Financial Times, Forbes, and M7 Financial to help potential students create a custom list of schools that fit their priorities. It also links to each of these rankings so that prospective students can explore the full set of data that each ranking offers. What makes the rankings calculator unique is the opportunity for prospective students to select their own metrics and apply their own weights. How can I share this page? The easiest way to share this page is to use the social media buttons above to post to your networks. The results from the rankings calculator data are provided for your personal, non-commercial use based on the copyrights and terms and conditions of the sources: U.S. News & World Report. Bloomberg Businessweek. Financial Times. Forbes. and M7 Financial.

How do you know which MBA program is the right fit for you?

“Fit” is a complex idea that incorporates elements like culture, location, size, business relationships, student community, and much more.
Learn more about the Foster Fit and find out if we’re the right school for you.





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Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School located in Ithaca New York is a graduate school of Cornell University. It is one of the five Ivy League law schools. The law school offers four types of law degrees an array of programs and institutes and over 120 courses for its students. Programs at the law school can be supplemented by the rich academic resources available in other units of Cornell University. The law school’s faculty is one of the most prolific in the nation and is also known for its excellence in classroom teaching. Among the profession Cornell retains an excellent reputation: its graduates have the sixth highest percent placement at the top 50 law firms. Additionally Cornell’s New York bar pass rate for first-time candidates is always among the highest of any law school in New York state. The Cornell Law School was formally opened in 1887 but was moved to its present-day location at Myron Taylor Hall in 1937. The law school building an ornate Gothic structure was the result of a donation by Myron Charles Taylor a former CEO of US Steel and a member of the Cornell class of 1894. An addition to Myron Taylor Hall the Jane M.G. Foster wing was completed in 1988. Ms. Foster was a member of the class of 1918 and was the first woman to serve as Editor in Chief on an American law review.

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Founded. 1887
ABA Accredited. Yes
AALS Member. Yes

Rankings

Median LSAT. 167
Median GPA. 3.74
Acceptance Rate. 31%

Cornell Law School Admissions

Cornell Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 31% of its applicants. Comparatively, Cornell is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.

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Financial Advisor – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #business #data

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Financial Advisor Overview

Overview

It’s an exciting time to be a financial advisor, since several decades ago, the position didn’t really exist. You were either a stockbroker or a community banker or even in insurance sales, according to James Kinney, a certified financial planner and founder of the New Jersey-based Financial Pathways. Now, however, financial advisors perform all these roles, from small independent practices to big investment firms.

“As a larger portion of the industry shifts away from the banks, brokers and insurance companies, additional opportunities have opened,” writes Eric Schaefer of the Virginia-based wealth management, investment and financial planning firm Savant Capitalin an email. “As this transition takes place, many advisors have gone independent or created ensemble relationships in new businesses. These new businesses need young, energetic and driven professionals to leverage the time of senior advisors and provide for the future continuity of the business.”

Put simply, financial advisors meet with clients and counsel them on their finances. This could mean sitting down and creating budgets to firming up retirement plans to giving advice about investing. Financial advisors can also invest a client’s funds and meet with him or her regularly to discuss their investments. Some are also licensed to sell insurance. Many times, financial advisors help plan a safe, comfortable future for their clients, but they’re also called upon when the unexpected occurs –perhaps an aging parent suddenly requires a live-in nurse, a couple plans on divorcing or a child needs to transfer to an expensive private school. Financial advisors may step in and make sense of these fiscal troubles and create a plan for moving forward. For that reason, Schaefer explains, “Good financial advisors and good teachers tend to have a lot of traits in common.” He points out that advisors must be able to listen to their clients; explain complex ideas in easy-to-understand ways; and be able to sympathize with their clients.

This is expected to be one of the faster-growing occupations over the next decade, with a projected growth rate of 30 percent through 2024, according to the Labor Department. That’s an additional 73,900 new positions on top of the 249,400 jobs financial advisors held in 2014. The retirement of baby boomers in need of financial planning advice is one driver of the expected growth. Still, employment may be tempered by the increasing number of online advisory tools, which may divert clients from seeking financial advice in person.

Quick Stats

$81,060 Median Salary

3.3% Unemployment Rate

73,900 Number of Jobs

Salary

The median annual salary for financial advisors was $81,060 in 2014, with the lowest-paid earning less than $35,500 and the highest-paid earning more than $187,199. On top of their salaries, many advisors also earn substantial bonuses. The best-paid financial advisors live in the metropolitan areas of Danbury, Connecticut; Panama City, Florida; and Great Falls, Montana.

75th Percentile. $139,350

25th Percentile. $52,590

How much do Financial Advisors make in your city?

See current salary offers for jobs in this field

Training

To be a financial advisor, you need financial expertise and a desire to help people. A bachelor’s degree is typically a good starting place, but you can choose a broad range of degrees – from finance to business to something entirely different. Increasingly, universities have begun offering financial planning degrees, too.

However, Schaefer says, “My colleagues and I agree that 80 percent of our job is psychology, and only 20 percent is financial. I know successful owners of financial advisory firms that specifically recruit psychology majors for this reason. Though a business or economics degree will better prepare a professional to take industry exams or explain financial products, the ability to understand the core concerns and goals of a client or prospective client is much more valuable.”

The Certified Financial Planner exam is required to become a CFP –a distinction that looks good to employers. You can also acquire other designations if you want to specialize in a certain area of financial planning. For instance, you can complete the necessary coursework and exam to acquire the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, or CRPS, designation. And if you plan on buying or selling stocks or selling insurance, you’ll need to procure state-specific licenses.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. Above Average
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Ivey in the Rankings #top #new #business #ideas

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Ivey in the Rankings

Many media organizations publish some sort of package which rank business schools against each other. Most rankings measure schools on multiple dimensions with different weightings assigned to different elements.

There are some rankings dimensions that align with Ivey’s program strategies, which center on student and recruiter satisfaction, and others that do not. On the measures that align with our strategy, we perform well and where we do not, we pay close attention and review the data to determine if there is opportunity to improve. However, we do not formulate strategy based on their results.

From the Dean

“Choosing the right business school for you is not an easy decision and rankings don’t always make the decision easier. As a consumer you should become familiar with ranking methodology and the dimensions each one focuses on. Beyond rankings it’s important to consider whether a business school is a good fit for you. Prospective students should take into account everything from classroom experience, to meeting career goals and strength of alumni networks when going through the selection process.”

– Bob Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School

Rankings and Accolades

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked our MBA program as the #1 international MBA program (outside the United States) two years in a row.

In a 2015 recruiter survey for Bloomberg Businessweek Ivey’s MBA graduates ranked first in leadership skills, strategic thinking, collaboration and communications skills – among the most-wanted and hardest-to-find skills sought after by employers.

According to the 2016 Financial Times Ranking. our MBA program has the highest recorded salaries three years after graduation of any Canadian business school and scored top marks for career management service satisfaction.

Our Executive Education program is ranked #1 in Canada by the Financial Times .

The Economist ranked our MBA program 2 nd in Canada.

In 2015 the School received a bronze medal in the Nurturing Employability category at the prestigious Wharton-QS Stars ReImagine Education Awards.

Ranked Top 10 in the World for Alumni Network.
*The Economist 2015 MBA Rankings.





101 Online Business Directories for Local SEO – Rankings #business #opportunities

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101 Online Business Directories for Local Marketing (List + Tips)

For small businesses, local search is likely to drive most of the traffic to your business s website or physical location. This is why it s so important to get listed in online business directories that have a quality rank. Adding your business to directories that rank well should give you an extra boost in the SERPs and create quality backlinks to your site it s the quality, not the quantity.

A Few Tips to Keep in Mind

1. Be Complete and Accurate
Even if your business is already listed, claim your listing and double check your address, phone numbers, website, social profiles, email and description. Fill in all fields and check for accuracy.

2. Be Consistent
An address can be written many different ways. For example, Street and St. OR Suite 123 and #123 . It’s important that your business s information is always listed consistently across the web. When listing your business, make sure to always use the same format on every directory, every time.

2. Choose Accurate Categories
You want to include categories that best describe the products or services you offer. Start with broad categories first and then move to specific categories.

4. Include Photos and Videos
This will allow your listing to stand out among the others in your categories. Plus, videos can provide more information to compliment your listing.

5. Get Reviews
This is another way to help your listing stand out and let visitors see what your customers have to say so hopefully you have good reviews. If not, encourage customers to write reviews.

The List: 101 Online Business Directories to Improve Local Search Rankings

Head on over to GetListed.org which will provide you with a snapshot for a dozen or so directories with a link to claim your listing. Then, you ll need to do the rest manually. Wait! What. Yep, you ll need to do the other listings all on your own. But to make the process faster and easier on yourself, just use the Autofill for Chrome and Autofill for Firefox extensions. Now go get started!





Ivey in the Rankings #home #business #opportunity

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Ivey in the Rankings

Many media organizations publish some sort of package which rank business schools against each other. Most rankings measure schools on multiple dimensions with different weightings assigned to different elements.

There are some rankings dimensions that align with Ivey’s program strategies, which center on student and recruiter satisfaction, and others that do not. On the measures that align with our strategy, we perform well and where we do not, we pay close attention and review the data to determine if there is opportunity to improve. However, we do not formulate strategy based on their results.

From the Dean

“Choosing the right business school for you is not an easy decision and rankings don’t always make the decision easier. As a consumer you should become familiar with ranking methodology and the dimensions each one focuses on. Beyond rankings it’s important to consider whether a business school is a good fit for you. Prospective students should take into account everything from classroom experience, to meeting career goals and strength of alumni networks when going through the selection process.”

– Bob Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School

Rankings and Accolades

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked our MBA program as the #1 international MBA program (outside the United States) two years in a row.

In a 2015 recruiter survey for Bloomberg Businessweek Ivey’s MBA graduates ranked first in leadership skills, strategic thinking, collaboration and communications skills – among the most-wanted and hardest-to-find skills sought after by employers.

According to the 2016 Financial Times Ranking. our MBA program has the highest recorded salaries three years after graduation of any Canadian business school and scored top marks for career management service satisfaction.

Our Executive Education program is ranked #1 in Canada by the Financial Times .

The Economist ranked our MBA program 2 nd in Canada.

In 2015 the School received a bronze medal in the Nurturing Employability category at the prestigious Wharton-QS Stars ReImagine Education Awards.

Ranked Top 10 in the World for Alumni Network.
*The Economist 2015 MBA Rankings.





University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business #business, #b #school, #b


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University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business Located in Austin, Texas

Why Is University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business Ranked #18?

StartClass has developed a ranking system for business school MBA programs by analyzing the statistics relevant to the quality of the institution and how it prepares graduates. The following breakdown explains how this school stacks up against all other business schools for data the school has reported.

  • Better than Average
    • Post-Graduation Salary: $107,272 USD (top 30%)
    • Acceptance Rate: 28.5% (top 10%)
    • Average GMAT: 694 (top 20%)
    • Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.4 (top 45%)
  • Average
    • Previous Work Experience: 5 years

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Admissions

Applying

Admissions Statistics

Difficult to Get In, Lower Than Average Percent Yield

University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business extends offers to 28.5% of applicants. This is one of the lowest compared to all business schools (average: 56.6%). Of those that get offers, 44.4% enroll in this school, well below the average percent yield (60.8%).

Average Difficulty to Get In, Lower Than Average Percent Yield

University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business extends offers to 77.9% of part-time applicants. This is about average compared to all business schools (76.9%). Of those that get offers, 68.1% enroll in this school, which is below the part-time average percent yield (76.7%).

Acceptance Rate (Part-Time)

Percent Yield (Part-TIme)

GMAT

Higher than Average GMAT

Students enrolling in University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business have an average GMAT of 694, which is much higher than average compared to all business schools (613).

Undergraduate GPA

Average Undergrad GPA

Higher than Average Undergraduate GPA

The entering class of University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business has an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4. This is higher than average compared to all business schools (3.35).

More Graduates Go Into Tech Compared to Average

Looking at the industries graduates go into compared to the average for all business schools, those from University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business more often go into tech. On the other hand, a smaller percentage than average go into pharma/ biotech/ health care. All schools have different naming conventions, but StartClass has normalized them into common buckets to help guide prospective MBA students towards programs that cater to the industries they desire. The rest of the employment section gives further details on the industries and functions graduates and interns enter to the extent that the school makes this data available.

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Higher than Average Percentage of Male Students

University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business has 69% male students, above the average across all business schools (63%).

University of Texas-Austin

This university is situated in University of Texas-Austin, Texas, which is 0.73 mi² in size and has a population of 8,569 people.

  • This neighborhood is tagged as low income. In other words, a disproportionately large percentage of its households earn under $25,000 per year.
  • Most of the rental properties in this neighborhood cost above $1,500 per month.

Place “Insights” look at the composition of local businesses to identify over-indexed business types compared to the national average.

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Insurance Sales Agent – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #money, #careers,


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Insurance Sales Agent Overview

Overview

Insurance agents are the men and women represented by some of TV’s most unforgettable ad campaigns. Who can forget GEICO’s gecko with that adorable British accent, Allstate’s memorable “Mayhem” character or the catchy jingle “Nationwide is on your side”? Insurance agents sell auto, health, home and life insurance. Commercial insurance agents also sell property damage and liability policies, employee and executive coverage and product liability. Insurance is a heavily regulated field, and agents must be licensed by their state.

Roughly a quarter of agents work for an insurance company and often sell its products exclusively. About half work for an independent insurance agency or brokerage and sell the products of many insurance companies. Nearly 20 percent are self-employed. Commissions are an important source of income for most agents, although a smaller number hold salaried positions. Agents spend considerable time developing and pursuing sales leads. Consumer policy agents do a lot of telephone and office work, while commercial agents are more likely to be out in the field with customers. Independent agents who work for a brokerage may have irregular hours, but they also have more control over their work schedules than agents who work for an insurance company or spend most of their time in an office. There tends to be a lot of turnover in this career, because many new agents struggle to earn sufficient commission income and switch to other occupations.

Prospects for insurance agents are closely tied to the growth of the broader economy, so the slow but steady recovery from the recession is providing improved job opportunities and stability for professionals in this industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects insurance agent employment growth of 9 percent between 2014 and 2024. That’s an additional 43,500 jobs that should open up before the end of that time period.

Quick Stats

$48,200 Median Salary

2.3% Unemployment Rate

43,500 Number of Jobs

Rankings

Insurance Sales Agents rank #2 in Best Sales Marketing Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors. Read more about how we rank the best jobs.

Insurance Sales Agents are ranked:

Salary

According to the BLS, the median annual salary for insurance agents was $48,200 in 2015. The best-paid 10 percent made more than $122,590, while the lowest-paid 10 percent made less than $26,330. The highest salaries were paid by management, scientific and technical consulting services. The highest-paid insurance agents worked in the metropolitan areas of Glens Falls, New York; Dutchess County, New York, and Appleton, Wisconsin.

75th Percentile. $73,650

25th Percentile. $33,700

How much do Insurance Sales Agents make in your city?

See current salary offers for jobs in this field

Training

College degrees are generally only required for specialized sales positions, including those involving investment products; high school diplomas are usually sufficient for most other positions. Substantial knowledge of individual lines of insurance is needed, and insurance agents have continuing education requirements to retain their state licenses and make sure they maintain current knowledge of their field.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how Insurance Sales Agents job satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. Average
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Above Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Looking Back at the High School Scouting Reports of Today s Biggest NBA Stars

Looking Back at the High School Scouting Reports of Today s Biggest NBA Stars

Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, Chicago Bulls

DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento Kings

Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors

Anthony Davis, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans

DeMar DeRozan, SG, Toronto Raptors

Kevin Durant, SF/PF, Golden State Warriors

Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers

Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors

James Harden, PG, Houston Rockets

LeBron James, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Antonio Spurs

Isaiah Thomas, PG, Boston Celtics

Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Rivals Rank . Unranked (3 Stars)

Now that Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double and serving as one of the MVP front-runners, it’s easy to assume he was a top recruit coming out of Leuzinger High School. Surely, he was so highly coveted that UCLA had to fend off other suitors with a baseball bat.

Westbrook didn’t receive much attention from top collegiate programs —p erhaps because he didn’t grow into his 6’3″ frame until the end of his high school career. Arizona State, Creighton, Kent State, Miami and San Diego were the only other schools to extend him formal offers, and he sat below James Keefe among UCLA enrollees in the class of 2006.

Westbrook was viewed primarily as a shooting guard at the time; the playmaking skills wouldn’t develop until he’d grown under head coach Ben Howland. He didn’t even gain recognition in NBA draft circles until midway through his sophomore year. That’s when Rodger Bohn wrote the following for DraftExpress:

Coming off of the bench this season, Westbrook has been incredibly productive, especially in terms of his playmaking. He is averaging 5.7 assists while playing off of the ball for the most part, leaving one to ponder what he could be able to do with the ball in his hands for the entire game. His court vision isn’t spectacular by any stretch, but he does a good job playing within UCLA’s system, and finding the many weapons he has around him within their set offense.

The explosiveness that he possesses directly translates into his ability to get to the rim, where he has shown no problem converting in transition when presented with the opportunity. In traffic he seems to struggle a bit, though, as he’s often out of control by the time he reaches the basket

Bohn also noted that Westbrook ” struggles to create his own shot on a consistent basis, and often looks completely out of control when forced to weave in and out of traffic. when you break down his skill set individually, it’s quite clear that he has a lot of holes to his game.”

Westbrook’s development into a one-man wrecking ball is a testament to endless hours of hard work. He was not anything close to this player as a high school standout, nor was he expected to enjoy this type of ceiling.

Unless otherwise indicated, all stats from Basketball-Reference.com. NBA.com or NBA Math and accurate heading into games on Wednesday, February 1.


Esthetician and Skincare Specialist – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #money,


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Esthetician and Skincare Specialist Overview

Overview

“Beauty is only skin-deep.” It’s a familiar phrase that means what’s on the outside doesn’t always reflect what’s on the inside. But if we’re strictly talking about what’s on the outside – well, skin does have a lot to do with outer beauty. And a skin care specialist has a lot to do with helping clients attain that outer beauty.

These specialists, or estheticians as they’re sometimes called, cleanse and exfoliate, wax and laser, moisturize and apply makeup to enhance a person’s overall appearance. A skin care specialist will first assess the condition of his or her clients’ skin and make recommendations on what can be done to improve their skin quality. For instance, chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles; waxing and lasers remove unwanted hair; and exfoliating scrubs can slough off dead skin. An esthetician will also cleanse the skin, and in so doing, educate the client on which face washes, lotions and creams are best suited to him or her. Applying makeup is another piece of the job description, as is advising the client on a personalized skin care regimen. An esthetician might also perform facials, massages and other full-body treatments. A less glamorous part of the job includes disinfecting equipment and cleaning work areas.

Since skin care specialists stand face-to-face with their clients, they should enjoy interacting with people. Many times, skin care specialists find great fulfillment in helping people look their best, especially since the pay isn’t particularly high compared to other health care occupations. Respect and sensitivity are key traits, too. If clients show serious skin problems, skin care specialists may have to refer them to dermatologists.

The future looks bright for skin care specialists. The BLS projects employment growth of 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is driven primarily by women clients – although men are increasingly seeking skin care specialists to battle the appearance of aging.

Quick Stats

$30,090 Median Salary

1.9% Unemployment Rate

6600 Number of Jobs

Salary

According to the BLS, skin care specialists made a median salary of $30,090 in 2015. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $61,330, while the lowest-paid earned $18,310 that year. The top-paying employers for this type of work are colleges, universities and professional schools; outpatient care centers; and general medical and surgical hospitals. The best-compensated skin care specialists work in the metropolitan areas of Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Washington; and Washington, D.C.

75th Percentile. $43,090

25th Percentile. $21,390

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Training

Each state dictates different educational requirements for skin care specialists. All states, except Connecticut, require skin care specialists to complete a cosmetology or esthetician program and obtain a license. Educational requirements vary, ranging from 300 hours to 1,500 hours of courses, depending on the state. The average number of class hours is about 600. In order to get a license, skin care specialists will need to take and pass a practical and written exam. Many entry-level estheticians will receive further training on the job, especially if they work with chemicals. With new products constantly entering the market and medical advancements, the Professional Beauty Association and American Association of Cosmetology Schools offer continuing education through seminars and webinars, so specialists can stay up to date on the latest treatments and developments in the field.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. Average
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Below Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Rutgers Business School Rankings

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is recognized as one of the top three business schools in the New York City Region, and is the highest-ranked business school in New Jersey.

#1 MBA employment among the Big 10 Schools – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#1 Public Business School in the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT) – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#1 most women students (45.9%) among the Big 10 B-schools – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#3 MBA employment nationwide – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#3 Best for Vets nationally, Graduate degrees – MilitaryTimes. 2016
#5 Undergraduate Supply Chain Management program in North America – Gartner. 2016
#7 Graduate Supply Chain Management program in North America – Gartner. 2016
#7 Undergraduate Accounting program nationwide – College Choice. 2016
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Top 10 colleges for jobs on Wall Street – Business Insider. 2016
#10 Master of Public Policy / MBA – Top 200 Best Masters in Public Administration / Management Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#10 Online Certification in Digital Marketing in North America – Best Marketing Degrees. 2016
#11 Graduate Supply Chain Management program nationwide – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#14 Master’s in Governmental Accounting among online graduate business programs in the nation (excluding MBA) – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#21 MD / MBA – Newark – Top 200 Best Masters in Engineering and Project Management Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#23 Master of Information Technology Accounting Information Systems – Top 200 Best Masters in Information Systems Management Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#26 JD / MBA – Top 200 Best Masters in Business and Commercial Law Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#27 Public Business School in the U.S. – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#28 Graduate Program in Food Business Economics – “Top 50 Best Masters in Agribusiness / Food Industry Management” Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#28 in “Top 200 Best Masters in Executive MBA MBA part time” Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#37 Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting “Top 200 Best Masters in Accounting and Auditing” Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#38 in “Top 50 Best Value Dual MBA Health Management Degrees of 2016” – Value Colleges
#43 Part-time MBA program nationwide – U.S. News World Report. 2016
#46 Master of Accountancy in Taxation “Top 50 Best Masters in Taxation” Global Ranking – Eduniversal. 2016
#53 Full-time MBA program nationwide – U.S. News World Report. 2016
Ranked Tier One Global Executive MBA programs, CEO Magazine. 2016

#4 Executive MBA in the Big Ten Conference, 2014
#7 in MBA employment nationwide – US News World Report. 2014
Top-20 U.S. Executive MBA Programs, nationwide – Financial Times. 2014
#24 Public Part-Time MBA Program, nationwide – US News World Report. 2014
#25 Public National University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – US News World Report. 2014
#27 Public Business School, Newark, starting median salary nationally – Bloomberg Businessweek. 2014
#28 Public Business School, New Brunswick, starting median salary nationally – Bloomberg Businessweek. 2014
#39 Part-Time MBA Program, nationwide – US News World Report. 2014
#56 Public Business School, New Brunswick – Bloomberg Businessweek. 2014
#65 Public Business School, Newark – Bloomberg Businessweek. 2014

#10 in awarding 10 or more degrees to Fortune-500 CEOs – US News World Report. May 2012
Top 10 Master of Quantitative Finance Program nationwide according to a panel of Wall Street experts. 2012
#33 in “Top B-Schools for MBA Pay,” Bloomberg Businessweek. 2012

#1 Most Diverse National University – U.S. News World Report.
U.S. News World Report ranks the Newark campus of Rutgers University as the “#1 most diverse national university in the United States.” Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of this campus, which has received this distinction each year since 1997 when U.S. News World Report began assessing diversity





Online MBA- Missouri State University or Eastern New Mexico University? #online,mba,missouri,state,university,eastern,new,mexico,university,eastern #new


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I don’t know anything about MSU but I used to live near the Portales, NM main campus of ENMU. You cannot imagine how different the area is from the usual conception of New Mexico. Flat, dry, agricultural and Baptist. Very Baptist. Very, very mild chile sauce. They even sometimes put TOMATOES in it. No wonder we call the area Little Texas !

But ENMU is a good school and those folks know what they are about. If you do decide to go with them, you will not regret it.

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As a general note, I think they will accept a DETC bachelor’s degree.

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The MSU is on my radar as well. I am looking for an AACSB for the lest amount of tuition, as I am coming out of my own pocket.
U of Louisiana – Monroe has an AACSB MBA program that is 30 credits (with a lot of prereq’s which you cant CLEP and DANTES), and will be under 15k. I am CLEPing Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing the first week of January in case I decide on this one, and studying for the GMAT in March.
The U of Nevada – Reno EMBA program is AACSB, and has a cohort program that has a high grad rate, at 24k. Since I live in NV, it has been on the top of my list as well.
Also considering U of North Dakota MBA. and could possibly end up in the UNLV EMBA program since it is local.
I guess I am looking for some sort of name recognition as well, or at least a state one part of a state University system. This is all a tough package to find at a discounted rate. I just do not see the ROI on spending more than 30k for an MBA. with so many of them being turned out by so many schools these days.
At least I have it more narrowed down than a few months ago.

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Best Business School Programs (MBA) – Compare Rankings #online #business #cards

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Best Graduate Business Schools (MBA)

Choosing the right MBA program is a complicated decision that will continue to affect your career long after graduation. Our list includes only AACSB accredited schools as this is the most respected accreditation agency when it comes to business schools.

While it is critical to select a program that specializes in the area of business you want to study, be sure to consider the reputation of the school as well as the network of contacts you will build while you are there. For example, if you are interested in quantitative investing, then you might want to look into the MBA program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. If entrepreneurship or venture capital is your passion, then you may want to apply to the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Both of these schools have stellar reputations for their programs in those specific concentrations, and their respective networks of contacts will continue to aid in the development of your career for years to come. It is also important to pay close attention to the Smart Rank, which weighs important factors along with expert opinions. Additionally, it is beneficial to consider the average salary for graduates. While this should not be the single determining factor, it can help you make a decision once you have narrowed down your choices.

Read the following sections for more information on the various factors to consider when choosing a business school. Once you are ready to start researching, head back to the search results page and use the different filters to find the best business school for you.

Rankings

Our Smart Rankings are based on the most important factors in the quality of a business school institution and are determined by rating each school on these factors.

Admissions Selectivity
GMAT and GPA of incoming students indicate the quality of the student body, which generally translates to the quality of the business school. We also include the average amount of previous work experience the entering class has and the acceptance rate (lower generally indicates higher quality).

Expert Opinions
US News. Bloomberg. the Economist. the Financial Times and Forbes rankings are taken into account. These organizations carry a lot of weight in their rankings and look at their own unique factors when determining rankings.

Post-Graduation Salary
It’s important to know that when you finish your MBA, you’ll be able to land a job with a decent salary, so post-graduation salary is taken into account when determining rankings.

Programs Offered

For students with alternative scheduling and program needs, some schools offer special MBAs. These include:

Part-time MBA: A part-time MBA is a great choice for a working individual or a student with family responsibilities. Part-time MBAs take longer to complete, but they typically require only half the work load.

Executive MBA: An executive MBA is designed for managers or executives with several years of work experience. These programs allow seasoned leaders to further develop their skills, while largely maintaining their day-to-day work schedule.

Online MBA: An online MBA offers the greatest flexibility, allowing students to work from home.





Esthetician and Skincare Specialist – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #money,


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Esthetician and Skincare Specialist Overview

Overview

“Beauty is only skin-deep.” It’s a familiar phrase that means what’s on the outside doesn’t always reflect what’s on the inside. But if we’re strictly talking about what’s on the outside – well, skin does have a lot to do with outer beauty. And a skin care specialist has a lot to do with helping clients attain that outer beauty.

These specialists, or estheticians as they’re sometimes called, cleanse and exfoliate, wax and laser, moisturize and apply makeup to enhance a person’s overall appearance. A skin care specialist will first assess the condition of his or her clients’ skin and make recommendations on what can be done to improve their skin quality. For instance, chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles; waxing and lasers remove unwanted hair; and exfoliating scrubs can slough off dead skin. An esthetician will also cleanse the skin, and in so doing, educate the client on which face washes, lotions and creams are best suited to him or her. Applying makeup is another piece of the job description, as is advising the client on a personalized skin care regimen. An esthetician might also perform facials, massages and other full-body treatments. A less glamorous part of the job includes disinfecting equipment and cleaning work areas.

Since skin care specialists stand face-to-face with their clients, they should enjoy interacting with people. Many times, skin care specialists find great fulfillment in helping people look their best, especially since the pay isn’t particularly high compared to other health care occupations. Respect and sensitivity are key traits, too. If clients show serious skin problems, skin care specialists may have to refer them to dermatologists.

The future looks bright for skin care specialists. The BLS projects employment growth of 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is driven primarily by women clients – although men are increasingly seeking skin care specialists to battle the appearance of aging.

Quick Stats

$30,090 Median Salary

1.9% Unemployment Rate

6600 Number of Jobs

Salary

According to the BLS, skin care specialists made a median salary of $30,090 in 2015. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $61,330, while the lowest-paid earned $18,310 that year. The top-paying employers for this type of work are colleges, universities and professional schools; outpatient care centers; and general medical and surgical hospitals. The best-compensated skin care specialists work in the metropolitan areas of Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Washington; and Washington, D.C.

75th Percentile. $43,090

25th Percentile. $21,390

How much do Estheticians make in your city?

See current salary offers for jobs in this field

Training

Each state dictates different educational requirements for skin care specialists. All states, except Connecticut, require skin care specialists to complete a cosmetology or esthetician program and obtain a license. Educational requirements vary, ranging from 300 hours to 1,500 hours of courses, depending on the state. The average number of class hours is about 600. In order to get a license, skin care specialists will need to take and pass a practical and written exam. Many entry-level estheticians will receive further training on the job, especially if they work with chemicals. With new products constantly entering the market and medical advancements, the Professional Beauty Association and American Association of Cosmetology Schools offer continuing education through seminars and webinars, so specialists can stay up to date on the latest treatments and developments in the field.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. Average
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Below Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Accountant – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #small #business #services

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Accountant Overview

Overview

Whether it’s the money-laundering stoner in “Weeds” or the dorky auditor in “Parks and Recreation,” pop culture tends to portray an unsavory picture of accountants, but this profession doesn’t deserve such a bad reputation. Accountants make a pretty good living, and they have a lot of job security. After all, as long as people make money, they’ll need other people to handle it for them.

Put simply, an accountant is a person who keeps or inspects financial records. They’re “numbers” people who excel at organization and detail-oriented work. Since they deal with money – sometimes significant amounts of it – accountants must also possess a high degree of integrity.And because they’re constantly interacting with clients, accountants should be effective communicators. Patty Pogemiller, the national director for talent and acquisition and mobility for Deloitte, one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms, writes in an email, “Problem solving skills are essential in a client business like professional services. Employers are looking for people who demonstrate an ability to think analytically and approach a problem in a structured and methodical way. Can they objectively analyze and solve an issue? And once they have a solution, they must have the ability to communicate it to others – their clients, managers and fellow team members.”

In addition to preparing taxes for individuals, public accountants can also perform audits, prepare taxes and provide consulting for corporations, nonprofit organizations and governments. Internal accountants create processes to find and eliminate financial waste and fraud. Management accountants record and analyze financial information. Government accountants – at the federal, state or local level – maintain records of government agencies and audit private businesses or individuals whose activities fall under government regulation or taxation.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 142,400 new accounting and auditing jobs will open up by 2024. This equates to an 11 percent job growth rate.

Quick Stats

$65,940 Median Salary

3.2% Unemployment Rate

142,400 Number of Jobs

Salary

According to the BLS, the median annual salary for an accountant was $65,940 in 2014. The best-paid 10 percent earned roughly $115,950, while the lowest-paid made approximately $40,850. The best-compensated accountants work in the fields of securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage and for the federal executive branch. The highest-paid accountants work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Jose, California and Salinas, California.

75th Percentile. $87,530

25th Percentile. $51,130

How much do Accountants make in your city?

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Training

Although there are some associate degrees for accounting, a bachelor’s degree generally looks better to prospective employers. Some employers may even prefer that their accountants have a master’s degree in accounting or business administration with a concentration in accounting. And some universities and colleges offer a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, which is a smart choice for students hoping to take the Certified Public Accountant exam. Most states require graduates to have a total of 150 hours of coursework, which equates to five years of school, before sitting for the exam. After passing, accountants will be able to file reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which makes them much more attractive to employers. Christopher Ekimoff, the director of FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, says, “Those three letters [CPA] really make your career. They will identify you in the marketplace, in the business world and in your career path as a professional willing to hold yourself to a higher standard and operate under a set of guidelines and principles that really set you apart.”

In addition to the CPA certification, accountants may also want to get the Certified Management Accountant certification, which requires a bachelor’s degree, two years of work in management accounting and passing an exam. There are also a handful of other certifications that accountants may want to procure down the line, including the Certified Internal Auditor certification and the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Above Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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From filling cavities to whitening teeth, dentists primarily examine and treat issues involving the mouth, gums and teeth. The BLS predicts 23,300 job openings from 2014 to 2024, which is an increase of 18 percent. more

23,300 Projected Jobs $152,700 Median Salary 0.1% Unemployment Rate

#2 in The 100 Best Jobs

Nurse practitioners perform a lot of the same duties as physicians; they perform physical exams, order lab tests and analyze results, prescribe medicines and authorize treatments. These professionals usually have a specialty, such as adult and geriatric health, pediatric health or mental health. The BLS expects high job growth – a 35 percent increase or 44,700 new jobs – in this field between 2014 and 2024. more

44,700 Projected Jobs $98,190 Median Salary 0.7% Unemployment Rate

#3 in The 100 Best Jobs

Physician assistants work under doctors to care for the sick or injured by interpreting tests and conducting exams. With heightened demand for health care, growth in this field will continue at a high rate of 30 percent by 2024, which equates to 28,700 new jobs. more

28,700 Projected Jobs $98,180 Median Salary 0.6% Unemployment Rate

#4 in The 100 Best Jobs

Statistics is the science of using data to make decisions. This is relevant in almost all fields of work and the opportunities for employment have never been higher. The BLS predicts this field will grow at a very high rate of 34 percent, with 10,100 new jobs by 2024. more

10,100 Projected Jobs $80,110 Median Salary 0.8% Unemployment Rate

#5 in The 100 Best Jobs

Picture-perfect teeth often start with an orthodontist. Orthodontists focus primarily on the teeth and jaw, including realignment and preserving normal function and appearance. By 2024, the BLS predicts the job will grow by 18 percent. more

1,500 Projected Jobs $187,200 Median Salary 0.1% Unemployment Rate

#6 in The 100 Best Jobs

As a type of advanced practice registered nurse, nurse anesthetists work with patients regarding anesthetic treatment before, during and after surgery, as well as with therapy or other medical procedures that use anesthesia. The BLS predicts that the profession will grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024. more

7,400 Projected Jobs $157,140 Median Salary 0.7% Unemployment Rate

#7 in The 100 Best Jobs

The doctors who sent you on your way with a lollipop and sticker when you were younger were likely pediatricians, doctors who diagnose and treat medical issues specific to infants, children, teenagers and young adults. Pediatrician responsibilities typically include treating common illnesses, minor injuries and infectious diseases, as well as administering vaccinations. The field is expected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the BLS. more

3,600 Projected Jobs $170,300 Median Salary 0.6% Unemployment Rate

#8 in The 100 Best Jobs

Computer systems analysts must have a diverse skill set. The position requires information technology and business knowledge. These analysts custom design computer systems and processes for clients. From 2014 to 2024, the BLS predicts 118,600 job openings in the field. more

118,600 Projected Jobs $85,800 Median Salary 2.4% Unemployment Rate

#9 in The 100 Best Jobs

Whether you’re going in for a routine checkup or delivering your first child, obstetricians and gynecologists can provide a variety of care related to childbirth and female reproductive health. From 2014 to 2024, the field is expected to grow by 18 percent, the BLS reports. more

4,300 Projected Jobs $187,200 Median Salary 0.6% Unemployment Rate

#9 in The 100 Best Jobs

From repairing cleft lips and palates to taking care of impacted teeth, oral and maxillofacial surgeons operate specifically on the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, neck and head. According to the BLS, the profession is projected to grow 18 percent by 2024. more

1,200 Projected Jobs $187,200 Median Salary 0.6% Unemployment Rate


Executive MBA Rankings #mba #finance #rankings


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Combines a challenging business core and a liberal arts curriculum focused on reasoning and critical thinking skills

Master of Science in Finance

Deepen financial acumen through an innovative online program

The Georgetown McDonough MBA Programs provide a general management degree with a global view to both full-time and working professional students.

Executive Master s in Leadership

Learn organizational leadership and management strategy to become a change agent

Study MBA fundamentals in a format that matches the life of a fast-paced executive

The world is the classroom for this immersion into business, geopolitics, policy, and regulation

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy

Better understand the business frameworks and socio-political and economic issues that affect doing business around the world.

Executive MBA Rankings

The Financial Times 2016 rankings listed Georgetown McDonough’s Executive MBA program among the world’s best:

1st for International Business

2nd in the United States for meeting the goals of the alumni in the “Aims Achieved” category

3rd in the U.S. for international course experience

5th overall of stand-alone U.S. programs

The Financial Times produces the Executive MBA ranking through surveys of alumni and individual business schools. Programs are evaluated on the following criteria: alumni salary figures and percentage salary increase, alumni career progress and aims achieved as a result of their degree, faculty research, percentage of faculty with doctorates, percentage of international and women faculty members, student work experience, percentage of international and women students, international course experience, percentage of international and women board members, and number of languages students are required to speak upon graduation.

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Faculty-Led Research Centers

The research entities at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business leverage their location in Washington, D.C. to study the intersection of business and public policy, international affairs, financial markets and policy, and markets and ethics. Georgetown McDonough faculty members excel at solving critical business issues and defining best practices across a range of industries that will transform the world of business.

ABOUT GEORGETOWN MCDONOUGH EXECUTIVE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Georgetown University’s McDonough Business School offers world-class executive degrees, including the Executive MBA, Executive Master’s in Leadership, the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA, Corporate International Master’s and the Master of Science in Finance. Curricula focus on business, leadership and strategy from a global perspective. Georgetown McDonough executive degree programs help shape world leaders, who benefit from a distinguished educational experience at one of the world’s top business schools.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs.

The MBA Career Center offers a variety of career services to current MBA students and alumni. They provide students career guidance through career courses, career counseling, and hosting recruiting on campus, ultimately resulting in students securing the MBA internships and job placements they are seeking. Whether entering business school to learn how to change jobs, to advance within a particular industry, or to become an entrepreneur, Georgetown MBA students are prepared to achieve their career goals.


Market Research Analyst – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #a #business

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Market Research Analyst Overview

Overview

Market research analysts help their clients figure out who their consumers are, what those consumers want and how much they’ll pay for what they want. Analysts reach these conclusions with traditional methodologies like focus groups and surveys, as well as newer technologies. “Our industry has changed so much even in the last five years,” says Ted Donnelly, managing director for the marketing research and focus group firm Baltimore Research and chairman for the Marketing Research Association’s national board of directors. “We have so many new tools in the tool kit.” One of those new tools is geofencing, which uses GPS or similar technology to construct a virtual fence around a business and deliver targeted advertisements to a customer’s phone as he or she walks through a store. Eyetracking, which monitors how your eye travels around a website, is another technology these professionals use.

Market research analysts also churn out reports on sales trends and consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits. They must be able to present their findings to clients in an easy-to-understand way. The process of collecting and analyzing data is logical and quantifiable; gauging why target audiences might be attracted to a particular product is anything but. This is why some of the most successful analysts seem to understand human emotions as much as they understand logic.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 18.6 percent employment increase between 2014 and 2024, and 92,300 new job openings. A range of employers, including research companies, colleges and government agencies, should galvanize growth in this field.

Quick Stats

$61,290 Median Salary

2.4% Unemployment Rate

92,300 Number of Jobs

Salary

Market research analysts earned a median salary of $61,290 in 2014, according to the BLS. The best-paid earned more than $116,740, while the lowest-paid earned less than $33,460. The aerospace product and parts manufacturing and semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industries pay market research analysts particularly well. And if you live on the West Coast, you’re in luck: The top-paying metropolitan areas for market research analysts include San Jose, California; San Francisco; and Seattle.

75th Percentile. $86,170

25th Percentile. $44,350

How much do Market Research Analysts make in your city?

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Training

Becoming a market research analyst requires at least a bachelor’s degree, but you could choose from a range of majors. The BLS notes that statistics, math, computer science and business administration are good specialties, but studying one of the social sciences, like communication, may also serve a budding analyst well. For instance, Donnelly has degrees in psychology, marketing research and consumer psychology. He says market research analysts should have both analytic skills and an innate curiosity about people. He recommends taking business management and statistical courses and says a familiarization with different software programs used for data analysis is helpful. Donnelly also recommends that analysts get their Professional Research Certification, which isn’t yet a requirement for most employers, but “it helps demonstrate that you’re very serious about what you do,” he says.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Below Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Ivey in the Rankings #stock #market #news #today

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Ivey in the Rankings

Many media organizations publish some sort of package which rank business schools against each other. Most rankings measure schools on multiple dimensions with different weightings assigned to different elements.

There are some rankings dimensions that align with Ivey’s program strategies, which center on student and recruiter satisfaction, and others that do not. On the measures that align with our strategy, we perform well and where we do not, we pay close attention and review the data to determine if there is opportunity to improve. However, we do not formulate strategy based on their results.

From the Dean

“Choosing the right business school for you is not an easy decision and rankings don’t always make the decision easier. As a consumer you should become familiar with ranking methodology and the dimensions each one focuses on. Beyond rankings it’s important to consider whether a business school is a good fit for you. Prospective students should take into account everything from classroom experience, to meeting career goals and strength of alumni networks when going through the selection process.”

– Bob Kennedy, Dean, Ivey Business School

Rankings and Accolades

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked our MBA program as the #1 international MBA program (outside the United States) two years in a row.

In a 2015 recruiter survey for Bloomberg Businessweek Ivey’s MBA graduates ranked first in leadership skills, strategic thinking, collaboration and communications skills – among the most-wanted and hardest-to-find skills sought after by employers.

According to the 2016 Financial Times Ranking. our MBA program has the highest recorded salaries three years after graduation of any Canadian business school and scored top marks for career management service satisfaction.

Our Executive Education program is ranked #1 in Canada by the Financial Times .

The Economist ranked our MBA program 2 nd in Canada.

In 2015 the School received a bronze medal in the Nurturing Employability category at the prestigious Wharton-QS Stars ReImagine Education Awards.

Ranked Top 10 in the World for Alumni Network.
*The Economist 2015 MBA Rankings.





Business School Rankings – Foster School of Business #stock #prices

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Business school rankings

Use sliders above and click the ‘Calculate’ button to see School Data.

Methodology

This table lists the metrics used in the MBA rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes, as well as average debt data from M7 Financial. We’ve included the source of each metric and the official definition from the source. Program size and tuition are for information only and are not used in ranking schools. The methodology of the source publication is described in the definition for each metric.

Rankings calculator methodology: How is the top 30 schools list generated?

For each metric, the top 30 schools ranked in that category are assigned points for their ranking. The top-ranked school receives 30 points and the bottom-ranked school receives one point. Schools that tie receive the same number of points. The custom ranking list is based on the sum across criteria of the weight assigned to each metric times the school’s points on that metric. The best fit list ranks the top 30 schools based on these composite scores.

Average Salary Bonus

Average starting salary & bonus for previous year MBA grads. Salary based on the number of graduates who reported data. Mean signing bonus weighted by the proportion of those graduates who reported a bonus. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Job Placement Rate

Employment rate for previous year MBA graduates 3 months after graduation. Those not seeking jobs or for whom no job-seeking information is available are excluded. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Return on Investment

Alumni at 100 schools surveyed for pre- and post-MBA compensation, career choice, and location. Schools ranked based on five year MBA gains: alumni earnings in the first five years compared to opportunity cost (2 years forgone compensation/bonuses & stock, tuition, fees). It’s assumed compensation would have risen half as fast as post-MBA salary increases had alumni not attended business school.

Low Average Debt

Average post-graduation debt for MBA graduates ranked from low to high.

Feedback from the classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 on how their MBAs have affected their careers, their compensation changes over time, and their midcareer job satisfaction.

Number of articles published by full-time faculty in 45 selected journals weighted relative to the size of each faculty. (Research rankings here only include rank among U.S. schools.)

Percentage of previous year’s applicants to the full-time program who were accepted. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Average Graduate Management Admission Test score and average GRE quantitative and verbal scores of full-time MBA students entering the previous fall. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Dean Director (Peer) Opinion

Survey of business school deans and directors of accredited business master’s programs. Peers asked to rate programs on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 5 “outstanding” or “don’t know.” School’s score is the average of all the respondents’ ratings. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Recruiter feedback on the skills they look for in MBAs, and which programs best equip their students with those skills.

Annual Tuition Fees

For information only, not a ranking factor. Out-of-state tuition and fees cost per year for the full-time MBA program. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

For information only, not a ranking factor. Total student enrollment in the full-time MBA program. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Frequently asked questions

Why create an MBA Rankings Calculator? The inspiration for the calculator was a new ranking developed by Poets & Quants. which essentially assigned a zero weight to criteria that were not focused on student inputs and outputs.

This led us to the question: why not come up with a way to let MBA applicants weight categories based on their individual preferences? This is what the MBA Rankings Calculator sets out to do.

Designed with input from prospective MBA students, this resource can help candidates save time generating a short list of schools to explore for a personalized fit.

For example, one applicant may want to emphasize low debt and ROI over competitive GMAT scores in a program. Another may choose a school based on high research performance and a strong academic reputation with deans and MBA directors. A third candidate may be primarily focused on high salaries, job placement, and employer opinion. There is no one-size-fits-all program for everyone this tool helps candidates find their best matches. Which metrics are used? Average salary and bonus, job placement, average debt, alumni advancement, return on investment, faculty research, student selectivity, average GMAT score as well as opinions of employers and business school deans and directors. What are the sources of the data? We developed the calculator with data licensed from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, Forbes, and M7 Financial. The data provided are for personal, non-commercial use only, based on the copyrights and terms and conditions of the data providers. Why were these 10 metrics chosen? We tested the calculator with prospective students, including those who had not applied at the Foster School of Business. Based on student feedback, we selected diverse metrics that were important to them while creating a tool that was simple to use. How are the rankings metrics weighted? For each metric, the top 30 schools ranked in that category are assigned points for their ranking. The top-ranked school receives 30 points and the bottom-ranked school receives one point. Schools that tie receive the same number of points. The custom ranking list is based on the sum across criteria of the weight assigned to each metric times the school’s points on that metric. The best fit list ranks the top 30 schools based on these composite scores.

While these metrics are based on the methodologies of the source publications (described in the ‘Methodology’ tab), users of the calculator can weight each factor separately to create their own custom list. Why 30 schools? There are more than 60 schools included in the calculator, as different schools are included in different metric rankings. Listing 30 schools in the best fit ranking allows for a diverse range of large, medium, and small schools across the U.S. as well as a blend of private and public schools with different specialties. After the top 30 schools, there is less consistency of schools that are ranked in more than two ranking metrics. Why were only United States schools included? The majority of potential MBA students who contact our admissions staff are interested in business schools in the United States. While we do recruit students internationally, we are located in the U.S. For these reasons, we decided to focus exclusively on U.S. schools. Does the calculator give an advantage to the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business? No. The Foster School is not included in the top 30 for one metric and is ranked in the lowest quartile on other metrics. The metrics were chosen based on prospective student priorities primarily outcomes for graduates, program selectivity, and reputation with employers and school leaders.

To see the top 30 schools in an individual category, allocate 100 points to that metric and click the ‘Calculate’ button. Does the rankings calculator replace or duplicate other MBA rankings? No. The rankings calculator is a complementary tool to the existing rankings. It uses data points licensed from U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, The Financial Times, Forbes, and M7 Financial to help potential students create a custom list of schools that fit their priorities. It also links to each of these rankings so that prospective students can explore the full set of data that each ranking offers. What makes the rankings calculator unique is the opportunity for prospective students to select their own metrics and apply their own weights. How can I share this page? The easiest way to share this page is to use the social media buttons above to post to your networks. The results from the rankings calculator data are provided for your personal, non-commercial use based on the copyrights and terms and conditions of the sources: U.S. News & World Report. Bloomberg Businessweek. Financial Times. Forbes. and M7 Financial.

How do you know which MBA program is the right fit for you?

“Fit” is a complex idea that incorporates elements like culture, location, size, business relationships, student community, and much more.
Learn more about the Foster Fit and find out if we’re the right school for you.





Financial Advisor – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #business #for #sales

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Financial Advisor Overview

Overview

It’s an exciting time to be a financial advisor, since several decades ago, the position didn’t really exist. You were either a stockbroker or a community banker or even in insurance sales, according to James Kinney, a certified financial planner and founder of the New Jersey-based Financial Pathways. Now, however, financial advisors perform all these roles, from small independent practices to big investment firms.

“As a larger portion of the industry shifts away from the banks, brokers and insurance companies, additional opportunities have opened,” writes Eric Schaefer of the Virginia-based wealth management, investment and financial planning firm Savant Capitalin an email. “As this transition takes place, many advisors have gone independent or created ensemble relationships in new businesses. These new businesses need young, energetic and driven professionals to leverage the time of senior advisors and provide for the future continuity of the business.”

Put simply, financial advisors meet with clients and counsel them on their finances. This could mean sitting down and creating budgets to firming up retirement plans to giving advice about investing. Financial advisors can also invest a client’s funds and meet with him or her regularly to discuss their investments. Some are also licensed to sell insurance. Many times, financial advisors help plan a safe, comfortable future for their clients, but they’re also called upon when the unexpected occurs –perhaps an aging parent suddenly requires a live-in nurse, a couple plans on divorcing or a child needs to transfer to an expensive private school. Financial advisors may step in and make sense of these fiscal troubles and create a plan for moving forward. For that reason, Schaefer explains, “Good financial advisors and good teachers tend to have a lot of traits in common.” He points out that advisors must be able to listen to their clients; explain complex ideas in easy-to-understand ways; and be able to sympathize with their clients.

This is expected to be one of the faster-growing occupations over the next decade, with a projected growth rate of 30 percent through 2024, according to the Labor Department. That’s an additional 73,900 new positions on top of the 249,400 jobs financial advisors held in 2014. The retirement of baby boomers in need of financial planning advice is one driver of the expected growth. Still, employment may be tempered by the increasing number of online advisory tools, which may divert clients from seeking financial advice in person.

Quick Stats

$81,060 Median Salary

3.3% Unemployment Rate

73,900 Number of Jobs

Salary

The median annual salary for financial advisors was $81,060 in 2014, with the lowest-paid earning less than $35,500 and the highest-paid earning more than $187,199. On top of their salaries, many advisors also earn substantial bonuses. The best-paid financial advisors live in the metropolitan areas of Danbury, Connecticut; Panama City, Florida; and Great Falls, Montana.

75th Percentile. $139,350

25th Percentile. $52,590

How much do Financial Advisors make in your city?

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Training

To be a financial advisor, you need financial expertise and a desire to help people. A bachelor’s degree is typically a good starting place, but you can choose a broad range of degrees – from finance to business to something entirely different. Increasingly, universities have begun offering financial planning degrees, too.

However, Schaefer says, “My colleagues and I agree that 80 percent of our job is psychology, and only 20 percent is financial. I know successful owners of financial advisory firms that specifically recruit psychology majors for this reason. Though a business or economics degree will better prepare a professional to take industry exams or explain financial products, the ability to understand the core concerns and goals of a client or prospective client is much more valuable.”

The Certified Financial Planner exam is required to become a CFP –a distinction that looks good to employers. You can also acquire other designations if you want to specialize in a certain area of financial planning. For instance, you can complete the necessary coursework and exam to acquire the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, or CRPS, designation. And if you plan on buying or selling stocks or selling insurance, you’ll need to procure state-specific licenses.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. Above Average
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Accountant – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #businesses #to #start

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Accountant Overview

Overview

Whether it’s the money-laundering stoner in “Weeds” or the dorky auditor in “Parks and Recreation,” pop culture tends to portray an unsavory picture of accountants, but this profession doesn’t deserve such a bad reputation. Accountants make a pretty good living, and they have a lot of job security. After all, as long as people make money, they’ll need other people to handle it for them.

Put simply, an accountant is a person who keeps or inspects financial records. They’re “numbers” people who excel at organization and detail-oriented work. Since they deal with money – sometimes significant amounts of it – accountants must also possess a high degree of integrity.And because they’re constantly interacting with clients, accountants should be effective communicators. Patty Pogemiller, the national director for talent and acquisition and mobility for Deloitte, one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms, writes in an email, “Problem solving skills are essential in a client business like professional services. Employers are looking for people who demonstrate an ability to think analytically and approach a problem in a structured and methodical way. Can they objectively analyze and solve an issue? And once they have a solution, they must have the ability to communicate it to others – their clients, managers and fellow team members.”

In addition to preparing taxes for individuals, public accountants can also perform audits, prepare taxes and provide consulting for corporations, nonprofit organizations and governments. Internal accountants create processes to find and eliminate financial waste and fraud. Management accountants record and analyze financial information. Government accountants – at the federal, state or local level – maintain records of government agencies and audit private businesses or individuals whose activities fall under government regulation or taxation.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 142,400 new accounting and auditing jobs will open up by 2024. This equates to an 11 percent job growth rate.

Quick Stats

$65,940 Median Salary

3.2% Unemployment Rate

142,400 Number of Jobs

Salary

According to the BLS, the median annual salary for an accountant was $65,940 in 2014. The best-paid 10 percent earned roughly $115,950, while the lowest-paid made approximately $40,850. The best-compensated accountants work in the fields of securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage and for the federal executive branch. The highest-paid accountants work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Jose, California and Salinas, California.

75th Percentile. $87,530

25th Percentile. $51,130

How much do Accountants make in your city?

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Training

Although there are some associate degrees for accounting, a bachelor’s degree generally looks better to prospective employers. Some employers may even prefer that their accountants have a master’s degree in accounting or business administration with a concentration in accounting. And some universities and colleges offer a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, which is a smart choice for students hoping to take the Certified Public Accountant exam. Most states require graduates to have a total of 150 hours of coursework, which equates to five years of school, before sitting for the exam. After passing, accountants will be able to file reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which makes them much more attractive to employers. Christopher Ekimoff, the director of FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, says, “Those three letters [CPA] really make your career. They will identify you in the marketplace, in the business world and in your career path as a professional willing to hold yourself to a higher standard and operate under a set of guidelines and principles that really set you apart.”

In addition to the CPA certification, accountants may also want to get the Certified Management Accountant certification, which requires a bachelor’s degree, two years of work in management accounting and passing an exam. There are also a handful of other certifications that accountants may want to procure down the line, including the Certified Internal Auditor certification and the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Above Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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Business School Rankings – Foster School of Business #sba #business #loans

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Business school rankings

Use sliders above and click the ‘Calculate’ button to see School Data.

Methodology

This table lists the metrics used in the MBA rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes, as well as average debt data from M7 Financial. We’ve included the source of each metric and the official definition from the source. Program size and tuition are for information only and are not used in ranking schools. The methodology of the source publication is described in the definition for each metric.

Rankings calculator methodology: How is the top 30 schools list generated?

For each metric, the top 30 schools ranked in that category are assigned points for their ranking. The top-ranked school receives 30 points and the bottom-ranked school receives one point. Schools that tie receive the same number of points. The custom ranking list is based on the sum across criteria of the weight assigned to each metric times the school’s points on that metric. The best fit list ranks the top 30 schools based on these composite scores.

Average Salary Bonus

Average starting salary & bonus for previous year MBA grads. Salary based on the number of graduates who reported data. Mean signing bonus weighted by the proportion of those graduates who reported a bonus. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Job Placement Rate

Employment rate for previous year MBA graduates 3 months after graduation. Those not seeking jobs or for whom no job-seeking information is available are excluded. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Return on Investment

Alumni at 100 schools surveyed for pre- and post-MBA compensation, career choice, and location. Schools ranked based on five year MBA gains: alumni earnings in the first five years compared to opportunity cost (2 years forgone compensation/bonuses & stock, tuition, fees). It’s assumed compensation would have risen half as fast as post-MBA salary increases had alumni not attended business school.

Low Average Debt

Average post-graduation debt for MBA graduates ranked from low to high.

Feedback from the classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 on how their MBAs have affected their careers, their compensation changes over time, and their midcareer job satisfaction.

Number of articles published by full-time faculty in 45 selected journals weighted relative to the size of each faculty. (Research rankings here only include rank among U.S. schools.)

Percentage of previous year’s applicants to the full-time program who were accepted. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Average Graduate Management Admission Test score and average GRE quantitative and verbal scores of full-time MBA students entering the previous fall. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Dean Director (Peer) Opinion

Survey of business school deans and directors of accredited business master’s programs. Peers asked to rate programs on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 5 “outstanding” or “don’t know.” School’s score is the average of all the respondents’ ratings. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Recruiter feedback on the skills they look for in MBAs, and which programs best equip their students with those skills.

Annual Tuition Fees

For information only, not a ranking factor. Out-of-state tuition and fees cost per year for the full-time MBA program. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

For information only, not a ranking factor. Total student enrollment in the full-time MBA program. Copyrighted 2016. U.S. News & World Report. 120792:0116JM

Frequently asked questions

Why create an MBA Rankings Calculator? The inspiration for the calculator was a new ranking developed by Poets & Quants. which essentially assigned a zero weight to criteria that were not focused on student inputs and outputs.

This led us to the question: why not come up with a way to let MBA applicants weight categories based on their individual preferences? This is what the MBA Rankings Calculator sets out to do.

Designed with input from prospective MBA students, this resource can help candidates save time generating a short list of schools to explore for a personalized fit.

For example, one applicant may want to emphasize low debt and ROI over competitive GMAT scores in a program. Another may choose a school based on high research performance and a strong academic reputation with deans and MBA directors. A third candidate may be primarily focused on high salaries, job placement, and employer opinion. There is no one-size-fits-all program for everyone this tool helps candidates find their best matches. Which metrics are used? Average salary and bonus, job placement, average debt, alumni advancement, return on investment, faculty research, student selectivity, average GMAT score as well as opinions of employers and business school deans and directors. What are the sources of the data? We developed the calculator with data licensed from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times, Forbes, and M7 Financial. The data provided are for personal, non-commercial use only, based on the copyrights and terms and conditions of the data providers. Why were these 10 metrics chosen? We tested the calculator with prospective students, including those who had not applied at the Foster School of Business. Based on student feedback, we selected diverse metrics that were important to them while creating a tool that was simple to use. How are the rankings metrics weighted? For each metric, the top 30 schools ranked in that category are assigned points for their ranking. The top-ranked school receives 30 points and the bottom-ranked school receives one point. Schools that tie receive the same number of points. The custom ranking list is based on the sum across criteria of the weight assigned to each metric times the school’s points on that metric. The best fit list ranks the top 30 schools based on these composite scores.

While these metrics are based on the methodologies of the source publications (described in the ‘Methodology’ tab), users of the calculator can weight each factor separately to create their own custom list. Why 30 schools? There are more than 60 schools included in the calculator, as different schools are included in different metric rankings. Listing 30 schools in the best fit ranking allows for a diverse range of large, medium, and small schools across the U.S. as well as a blend of private and public schools with different specialties. After the top 30 schools, there is less consistency of schools that are ranked in more than two ranking metrics. Why were only United States schools included? The majority of potential MBA students who contact our admissions staff are interested in business schools in the United States. While we do recruit students internationally, we are located in the U.S. For these reasons, we decided to focus exclusively on U.S. schools. Does the calculator give an advantage to the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business? No. The Foster School is not included in the top 30 for one metric and is ranked in the lowest quartile on other metrics. The metrics were chosen based on prospective student priorities primarily outcomes for graduates, program selectivity, and reputation with employers and school leaders.

To see the top 30 schools in an individual category, allocate 100 points to that metric and click the ‘Calculate’ button. Does the rankings calculator replace or duplicate other MBA rankings? No. The rankings calculator is a complementary tool to the existing rankings. It uses data points licensed from U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek, The Financial Times, Forbes, and M7 Financial to help potential students create a custom list of schools that fit their priorities. It also links to each of these rankings so that prospective students can explore the full set of data that each ranking offers. What makes the rankings calculator unique is the opportunity for prospective students to select their own metrics and apply their own weights. How can I share this page? The easiest way to share this page is to use the social media buttons above to post to your networks. The results from the rankings calculator data are provided for your personal, non-commercial use based on the copyrights and terms and conditions of the sources: U.S. News & World Report. Bloomberg Businessweek. Financial Times. Forbes. and M7 Financial.

How do you know which MBA program is the right fit for you?

“Fit” is a complex idea that incorporates elements like culture, location, size, business relationships, student community, and much more.
Learn more about the Foster Fit and find out if we’re the right school for you.





Market Research Analyst – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #daily #stock

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Market Research Analyst Overview

Overview

Market research analysts help their clients figure out who their consumers are, what those consumers want and how much they’ll pay for what they want. Analysts reach these conclusions with traditional methodologies like focus groups and surveys, as well as newer technologies. “Our industry has changed so much even in the last five years,” says Ted Donnelly, managing director for the marketing research and focus group firm Baltimore Research and chairman for the Marketing Research Association’s national board of directors. “We have so many new tools in the tool kit.” One of those new tools is geofencing, which uses GPS or similar technology to construct a virtual fence around a business and deliver targeted advertisements to a customer’s phone as he or she walks through a store. Eyetracking, which monitors how your eye travels around a website, is another technology these professionals use.

Market research analysts also churn out reports on sales trends and consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits. They must be able to present their findings to clients in an easy-to-understand way. The process of collecting and analyzing data is logical and quantifiable; gauging why target audiences might be attracted to a particular product is anything but. This is why some of the most successful analysts seem to understand human emotions as much as they understand logic.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 18.6 percent employment increase between 2014 and 2024, and 92,300 new job openings. A range of employers, including research companies, colleges and government agencies, should galvanize growth in this field.

Quick Stats

$61,290 Median Salary

2.4% Unemployment Rate

92,300 Number of Jobs

Salary

Market research analysts earned a median salary of $61,290 in 2014, according to the BLS. The best-paid earned more than $116,740, while the lowest-paid earned less than $33,460. The aerospace product and parts manufacturing and semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industries pay market research analysts particularly well. And if you live on the West Coast, you’re in luck: The top-paying metropolitan areas for market research analysts include San Jose, California; San Francisco; and Seattle.

75th Percentile. $86,170

25th Percentile. $44,350

How much do Market Research Analysts make in your city?

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Training

Becoming a market research analyst requires at least a bachelor’s degree, but you could choose from a range of majors. The BLS notes that statistics, math, computer science and business administration are good specialties, but studying one of the social sciences, like communication, may also serve a budding analyst well. For instance, Donnelly has degrees in psychology, marketing research and consumer psychology. He says market research analysts should have both analytic skills and an innate curiosity about people. He recommends taking business management and statistical courses and says a familiarization with different software programs used for data analysis is helpful. Donnelly also recommends that analysts get their Professional Research Certification, which isn’t yet a requirement for most employers, but “it helps demonstrate that you’re very serious about what you do,” he says.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Above Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Below Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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Research Rankings Overview

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





Accountant – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice #business #english

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Accountant Overview

Overview

Whether it’s the money-laundering stoner in “Weeds” or the dorky auditor in “Parks and Recreation,” pop culture tends to portray an unsavory picture of accountants, but this profession doesn’t deserve such a bad reputation. Accountants make a pretty good living, and they have a lot of job security. After all, as long as people make money, they’ll need other people to handle it for them.

Put simply, an accountant is a person who keeps or inspects financial records. They’re “numbers” people who excel at organization and detail-oriented work. Since they deal with money – sometimes significant amounts of it – accountants must also possess a high degree of integrity.And because they’re constantly interacting with clients, accountants should be effective communicators. Patty Pogemiller, the national director for talent and acquisition and mobility for Deloitte, one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms, writes in an email, “Problem solving skills are essential in a client business like professional services. Employers are looking for people who demonstrate an ability to think analytically and approach a problem in a structured and methodical way. Can they objectively analyze and solve an issue? And once they have a solution, they must have the ability to communicate it to others – their clients, managers and fellow team members.”

In addition to preparing taxes for individuals, public accountants can also perform audits, prepare taxes and provide consulting for corporations, nonprofit organizations and governments. Internal accountants create processes to find and eliminate financial waste and fraud. Management accountants record and analyze financial information. Government accountants – at the federal, state or local level – maintain records of government agencies and audit private businesses or individuals whose activities fall under government regulation or taxation.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 142,400 new accounting and auditing jobs will open up by 2024. This equates to an 11 percent job growth rate.

Quick Stats

$65,940 Median Salary

3.2% Unemployment Rate

142,400 Number of Jobs

Salary

According to the BLS, the median annual salary for an accountant was $65,940 in 2014. The best-paid 10 percent earned roughly $115,950, while the lowest-paid made approximately $40,850. The best-compensated accountants work in the fields of securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage and for the federal executive branch. The highest-paid accountants work in the metropolitan areas of New York City, San Jose, California and Salinas, California.

75th Percentile. $87,530

25th Percentile. $51,130

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Training

Although there are some associate degrees for accounting, a bachelor’s degree generally looks better to prospective employers. Some employers may even prefer that their accountants have a master’s degree in accounting or business administration with a concentration in accounting. And some universities and colleges offer a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, which is a smart choice for students hoping to take the Certified Public Accountant exam. Most states require graduates to have a total of 150 hours of coursework, which equates to five years of school, before sitting for the exam. After passing, accountants will be able to file reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which makes them much more attractive to employers. Christopher Ekimoff, the director of FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, says, “Those three letters [CPA] really make your career. They will identify you in the marketplace, in the business world and in your career path as a professional willing to hold yourself to a higher standard and operate under a set of guidelines and principles that really set you apart.”

In addition to the CPA certification, accountants may also want to get the Certified Management Accountant certification, which requires a bachelor’s degree, two years of work in management accounting and passing an exam. There are also a handful of other certifications that accountants may want to procure down the line, including the Certified Internal Auditor certification and the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification.

Job Satisfaction

Average Americans work well into their 60s, so workers might as well have a job that’s enjoyable and a career that’s fulfilling. A job with a low stress level, good work-life balance and solid prospects to improve, get promoted and earn a higher salary would make many employees happy. Here’s how this job’s satisfaction is rated in terms of upward mobility, stress level and flexibility.

Upward Mobility. High
Opportunities for advancements and salary

Stress Level. Average
Work environment and complexities of the job s responsibilities

Flexibility. Above Average
Alternative working schedule and work life balance

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The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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Research Rankings Overview

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





101 Online Business Directories for Local SEO – Rankings #t #shirt #business

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101 Online Business Directories for Local Marketing (List + Tips)

For small businesses, local search is likely to drive most of the traffic to your business s website or physical location. This is why it s so important to get listed in online business directories that have a quality rank. Adding your business to directories that rank well should give you an extra boost in the SERPs and create quality backlinks to your site it s the quality, not the quantity.

A Few Tips to Keep in Mind

1. Be Complete and Accurate
Even if your business is already listed, claim your listing and double check your address, phone numbers, website, social profiles, email and description. Fill in all fields and check for accuracy.

2. Be Consistent
An address can be written many different ways. For example, Street and St. OR Suite 123 and #123 . It’s important that your business s information is always listed consistently across the web. When listing your business, make sure to always use the same format on every directory, every time.

2. Choose Accurate Categories
You want to include categories that best describe the products or services you offer. Start with broad categories first and then move to specific categories.

4. Include Photos and Videos
This will allow your listing to stand out among the others in your categories. Plus, videos can provide more information to compliment your listing.

5. Get Reviews
This is another way to help your listing stand out and let visitors see what your customers have to say so hopefully you have good reviews. If not, encourage customers to write reviews.

The List: 101 Online Business Directories to Improve Local Search Rankings

Head on over to GetListed.org which will provide you with a snapshot for a dozen or so directories with a link to claim your listing. Then, you ll need to do the rest manually. Wait! What. Yep, you ll need to do the other listings all on your own. But to make the process faster and easier on yourself, just use the Autofill for Chrome and Autofill for Firefox extensions. Now go get started!