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Janet Palmisano

Janet Palmisano is a member of the Recruiting and Admissions team at the George Mason University School of Business.

Why Amazon Values MBAs

Amazon, the giant e-commerce company, hires hundreds of MBA students. The company’s director of university recruiting explains why Amazon values MBA’s and what you need to get hired. (Excepted from BusinessBecause) Amazon, the giant e-commerce company, has been hiring more MBA graduates every year for the past five years. But the world’s largest online retailer […]

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Data Skills Give Analysts Career Edge

There’s gold in those big data clouds. Corporations, non-profits and the public sector seem sure it’s there somewhere. But for business analysts panning through floods of business intelligence, distilling actionable information remains a challenge. “It used to be PCs and smartphones; now you have tablets and sensors and cars spinning out all kinds of telemetry […]

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Business Analyst: Big Data Creates Big Job Market

Here’s what you need to succeed as a business analyst As sophisticated new software technologies become more adept at managing and compiling in-flowing data, business analysts with knowledge of business processes and data-mining techniques find themselves in high demand, poised to make an impact in the race to capitalize on big data’s potential. So what […]

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EMBA Student Brings Wealth of Security Experience to Classroom

…And Gains New Perspectives As Well With nearly 25 years of experience in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the U.S. Air Force, Captain Jerry Gay brings a great depth of knowledge and perspective to his Executive MBA/National Security cohort. And while he’s had much to contribute, he’s also grateful for what he’s gained. “Working toward […]

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Should the Financial Market Turmoil Affect Your Decision to Get an MBA Degree?

Since the turn of the New Year, there has been article after article discussing the turmoil of the stock market. Between the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, a drop in oil prices, and what appears to be a reduction in growth opportunities overseas, investors are reacting, causing this volatility in the stock market. With the […]

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