Month: July 2021

New application deadline for online business analytics certificate program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Business professionals now have another opportunity to gain in-demand business analytics skills through Penn State World Campus. 

The new application deadline is Nov. 1 and allows students to enroll in the spring 2022 semester, which starts on Jan. 10. Previously, students could only begin the program during Penn State’s fall semester, which starts in August. 

The 9-credit graduate certificate consists of three courses from the Master of Professional Studies  in Data Analytics – Business Analytics option that are taught by the same faculty who teach for the Smeal College of Business at Penn State’s University Park campus. 

The certificate curriculum covers descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics practices. Students will also learn about the quantitative and managerial skills needed to analyze large data sets and make data-driven decisions.

“As the demand for business professionals with analytics skills continues to increase, we recognized the need to

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North America’s $229B+ Wood Products Market: Insights & Forecast (2021-2025) with COVID-19 Impact Analysis – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–()–The “North America Wood Products Market (Softwood Lumber, Oriented Strand Board & Plywood): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2021-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The North American wood products market is forecasted to reach US$229.27 billion by 2025, witnessing growth at a CAGR of 6.75% over the period spanning 2021-2025.

Factors such as growing population, escalating new residential construction, high availability of forest reserves, surging demand for wooden furniture in offices and the rising inclination of the population towards home repair and remodeling would drive the growth of the market.

However, growth would be challenged by price fluctuations in North American softwood lumber and the rising availability of alternatives for wood products. A few notable trends include accelerating preference for engineered wood, an upsurge in housing starts, growing investment in the development and renovation of tourism infrastructure and an upswing in wood

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Discounts for jabs: Turkish business world calls for vaccination

Turkish businesses were called to kick off campaigns to promote vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest drive to contain the spread of the virus while keeping the economy on track without lockdowns or restrictions.

Şekib Avdagiç, chairperson of the Commerce Chamber of Istanbul (ITO) said Wednesday that by inviting the business world to the “get vaccinated, get the discount” campaign, they invite large companies, retail groups, financial institutions, businesses such as airlines and hotels serving the public, and every company that wants to participate to the “vaccine rewards” system.

He said in a written statement that this would be a great support from the business world to increase the rates of vaccinated people amid resurgent COVID-19 cases in the country.

Over 22 million people countrywide haven’t yet received any of their COVID-19 jab doses.

“Just like the seasonal discount season we apply, we can make vaccination season discounts.

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Ways Businesses Can Get Their Calendar and Finances Organized


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This story originally appeared on Calendar

Staying organized in all areas of business may not be a strong skill for many founders. Try as they might, plenty of entrepreneurs are unable to bring order to their chaos. Some even claim that they thrive on not knowing what comes next. But for the vast majority of executives, disorganization leaves them at a serious operational and financial disadvantage.

Without systems in place to keep everything moving along systematically and predictably, the wheels start to fall off the train — fast. That’s not good for productivity, morale, or future success. Therefore, owners owe it to themselves and their companies to practice organizational skills.

Of course, being organized isn’t just about applying a few hacks, as a Harvard Business Review piece notes.

Ways Businesses Can Get Their Calendar and Finances Organized

Getting and staying organized for

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