Category: master in business

2021 Acura TLX’s appeal: New platform, attractive price


Building a world-class sport sedan is tougher than it looks. Of course, that’s true of everything from making an omelet to setting a broken bone, but a smart, focused student can generally master either of those in less than a decade.

The learning curve is a bit — shall we say “extended?” — for automakers who want to challenge cars like the Audi A4, BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class.

The 2021 Acura TLX (Photo: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press)

Twenty years after Cadillac joined the fray with the CTS, GM’s luxury brand is back where it started, trying to establish the CT4 and CT5 as contenders. Ditto, Lexus, whose next truly successful small sport sedan will be its first. Reading between the lines of corporate cost cutting initiatives, Infiniti appears to have all but given up trying. Jaguar appears headed the same direction.

All of which makes the 2021 Acura

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Macquarie university’s Master of business administration ranks in top 100 globally

Macquarie University’s MBA, run by the Macquarie Business School (MQBS), has ranked 95th out of 258 MBA courses offered worldwide in the 2021 Global MBA QS World University Rankings.

Macquarie Business School’s MBA has moved up in ranking from the previous year, breaking into the top 100 globally. This year, Macquarie Business School also submitted three more of its post graduate courses to QS for ranking consideration. All three have been ranked in the top 50 globally. The Master of Marketing is ranked 19th, Master of Applied Finance ranked 32nd and Master of Management ranked 49th globally. These results mean that the Master of Marketing and Master of Applied Finance both ranked 1st in Australia.

The Global MBA QS World University Rankings is based on five key indicators: employability, return on investment, alumni outcomes, thought leadership and diversity.

Professor Eric Knight, Executive Dean, Macquarie Business School says the results were

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Top 200 QS Masters in Management list declared, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad and five other IIMs listed

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Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore along with many other IIMs in the country have been placed in the Top 200 in the QS Masters in Management 2021 list. The other institutions which have been listed in the Top 200 in the QS Masters in Management 2021 include IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Udaipur which have also secured 101+Band in the Management list. 

Ranks Secured

In this year’s rank list released – IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore have been placed among the Top 50 with IIM Ahmedabad securing 31st place while IIM Bangalore secured the 35th place in the list, along with these, IIM Calcutta has also found a place in the list placed at 51In the rank list released in the previous year, IIM Bangalore and IIM Udaipur were placed in Rank 26 and the 101+Band respectively along with IIM Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad. 


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HP, AU Commission Sign MoU to Collaborate for Development of Entrepreneurial Skills in Africa

HP Inc. in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster entrepreneurial learning in Africa.

The aim of the MoU is to further cement the collaboration between these two parties in building entrepreneurial skills across the continent and to leverage HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE).

HP LIFE provides people in the region with access to 32 free, online courses in seven languages to build key business competencies as set out in the AGENDA 2063.

AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future.

It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress, and collective prosperity.

HP Inc. and the AUC have agreed to exchange information and material on

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Poway Unified candidates discuss COVID-19, racism in schools

Two candidates are vying for the Trustee Area E seat on the Poway Unified School District Board of Education in the Nov. 3 election.

Jimmy Karam and Cindy Sytsma are both Poway residents. The winner will replace Kimberley Beatty, who decided not to seek reelection. The area covers parts of south Poway and Sabre Springs. A map showing district boundaries is at

Karam previously ran for a board seat in 2016. This is Sytsma’s first time running for a political office.

Karam has lived in the district for 12 years. He is a Department of Defense contractor and adjunct economics professor at Palomar College. He also teaches economics at Escondido High School as part of its dual enrollment program. He said his “day job” is a functional area manager leading an engineering staff of 45 people. Karam is a Navy veteran, served as a Navy supply corps officer and

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Masters of Scale: CEO’s of Zscaler, NexTech AR, Zoom, and Slack Driving Explosive Revenue Growth

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Wall Street Reporter, the trusted name in financial news since 1843, has published reports on the latest comments and insights from tech leaders at: Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS), NexTech AR (OTC: NEXCF) (CSE: NTAR), Zoom Video (NASDAQ:ZM), and Slack Technologies (NYSE:WORK).

2020 is emerging as the pivotal year, with a new generation of tech leaders breaking off from the pack with scaling revenue growth. Accelerating digital transformation is driving record growth, in the cloud, big data, and digital connectivity. Wall Street Reporter highlights the latest comments from tech leaders, who are taking full advantage of these tailwinds, and positioning their companies for massive growth opportunities, ahead.

Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS) CEO Jay Chaudhry: “2020 a Pivotal Year – Incredible Growth Opportunity Ahead”

“…In Q4, we delivered growth of

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NBBJ unveils waterfront-revitalizing master plan for Chester, Pennsylvania

Less than 20 miles downriver from Philadelphia, where a multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of that city’s Delaware River waterfront is due to kick off next year, another historic Pennsylvania city is slated for a catalytic and long-overdue waterfront makeover that, in this instance, aims to spur economic development, enhance tourism opportunities, and bring together and celebrate a community that hasn’t always had it easy.

The city in question is Chester, the oldest in Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1682, Chester is a small and once-prosperous city—declared a state-designated financially distressed municipality in 1995, the city is now under receivership—that’s experienced a decidedly disproportionate amount of turbulence over its very long history. Early 20th-century race riots, severe mid-century economic decline, rampant political corruption, and ongoing environmental degradation caused by a predominance of highly polluting industries, namely waste incinerators, located within city limits. Air pollution in Chester, and its impact on public health, has garnered it

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precautions at all forthcoming events. Please click here to download our information sheet.’s 2020 Business Masters will recognise the achievements of firms of all sizes across the region.

There are 13 award categories, covering the full range of business activity in the region.

There is one award, Ambassador, for the individual who has made an outstanding contribution either in leading their business or in representing the region or their sector on a bigger stage.

Roger Marsh OBE, 2019 Ambassador

The Business Masters winners will be revealed

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UL Lafayette listed among best colleges in US News and World Report rankings

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been listed among the nation’s top 389 colleges in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges.”

The annual guidebook assessed 1,452 four-year colleges and universities to help parents and students make decisions about which schools to attend.

UL Lafayette was tied with a host of other schools at No. 154 in the public universities category, and No. 298 in the national universities category. National universities emphasize research and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Rankings are compiled based on many factors, including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student/faculty ratio, social mobility, ACT/SAT scores of admitted students and alumni giving.

“U.S. News & World Report’s recognition is representative of our learning environment, which attracts academically gifted students who are stimulated by challenging coursework delivered by dedicated faculty members,” said Dr. DeWayne Bowie,

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Investing Real Funds for Real Impact: Experiential Learning with Portland State’s Master of Science in Finance.

Portland State University’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) is designed around applied learning opportunities and values that go beyond the bottom line. Impact Ventures is a unique student-run and founded investing fund, which epitomizes the program’s commitment to both career and community outcomes.

Alexis Nelson is an MSF alum and one of the founders — along with Yelena Bean, Lisa Pitts and Brent Stark — who helped start Impact Ventures. They wanted to learn more about an investment framework that considers environmental and social performance alongside financial success and to explore the role capitalism plays in addressing our most pressing issues. They saw the chance to bring venture capital and social and environmental good together in the first student-led impact investing fund in the Pacific Northwest.

“I knew that this project could help me to satisfy my entrepreneurial drive, challenge myself in a new way and learn more about

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