AU to launch MBA in Business Analytics next academic year- The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM:  Andhra University is set to introduce MBA in Business Analytics from the 2022-23 academic year. The academic senate, which met virtually under the chairmanship of vice-chancellor PVGD Prasada Reddy on Wednesday, gave its approval to the merger of departments of human resource management and commerce and management studies.

A decision to increase the number of seats from 44 to 88 for M.Sc Botany was also taken. Similarly, seats for integrated course in B.Tech CSE will be doubled from the current 120. As per AICTE guidelines, duration of MCA has been reduced from three to two years. 

The senate also approved the proposal to introduce a PG diploma course in child psychology from the current academic year. A course on logistics will also be offered to defence employees. It also decided to allow those who have completed their four-year B.SC programme in agriculture, horticulture, sericulture and

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Free webinars assist with using QuickBooks | Local News

HICKORY — The Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center will present two free webinars to assist small businesses and start-ups with using QuickBooks to track their finances.

The Small Business Center will present a no-cost “Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop” webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9-11 a.m. This webinar gets new and existing small business owners started with QuickBooks, focusing on navigating the home page, using QuickBooks lists, and the chart of accounts.

The Small Business Center will present a no-cost “Intermediate QuickBooks Desktop” webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 9-11 a.m. This intermediate webinar covers more complex transactions, including receiving payments and paying bills; managing accounts receivable and accounts payable; reconciling bank and credit card accounts; and how to generate financial reports.

There is no charge to participate in these webinars, and registered participants will receive a link to join the program from their computer. To register or

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Nordstrom (JWN) Q2 2021 earnings

A shopper leaves a Nordstrom store on May 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Nordstrom shares fell Tuesday after the department store chain reported fiscal second-quarter sales remained below pre-pandemic levels.

Compared with a year earlier, sales more than doubled, as shoppers used Nordstrom’s anniversary sale as a reason to head back to the mall and splurge on new shoes, dresses and activewear. But on a two-year basis, revenue was down 6%.

Nordstrom was feeling more optimistic about the rest of the year and raised its outlook, following rivals Macy’s and Kohl’s, which did the same in recent days.

But its shares were down more than 6% in extended trading.

Here’s how Nordstrom did for the quarter ended July 31 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:

  • Earnings per share: 49 cents vs. 27 cents expected
  • Revenue:
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Yes Men Dangerous In Business As Well As Biden’s Afghanistan Policy

“… fear of disagreement with President Biden doomed the decision-making process for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan,” according to Tevi Troy writing in the Wall Street Journal. That may not be an accurate assessment, but it certainly occurs in executive suites across the business world—and with the same disastrous consequences.

Nobody knows everything about a complex issue, and even people with similar knowledge may have different perspectives about risks and opportunities. The CEO’s broad responsibilities make it difficult to learn all relevant facts about a major decision. That’s why debate about policy and strategy is vital to good decisions-making.

Corporations and even small businesses face the same challenge as presidents, though for different reasons. Presidents are embarrassed and can lose prestige when internal policy debates are

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