Business Analytics Program Redesigned to Produce ‘Analytics Translators’

The progression of artificial intelligence and algorithms are changing the field of business analytics. Organizations need business analytics professionals who can translate complex data sets into useful insights that inform leadership to solve business problems. The redesigned Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics programs at Opus College of Business emphasize experiential learning to prepare graduates to serve in analytics translator roles. As part of the core curriculum of the master’s program, a capstone project allows students to apply their skills to a real-world analytics project and strengthen their data storytelling capabilities. Throughout the semester-long project, groups of three to five students are paired with a sponsor from the partnering firm. The teams meet with their sponsor weekly to coordinate client and project management. The semester culminates in a presentation to senior leadership within the organization. The participating firms represent a wide swath of

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Local veteran business leader tapped to participate in USMCA pilot program | News

WATERVLIET, N.Y. — Amy Amoroso, director VBOC Region II hosted at the McNulty Veteran Business Center, was recently invited to join a select group of other small business counselors in Mexico, Canada, and the United States to collaborate and help small businesses find success through exports and help their clients take advantage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“I was delighted to be nominated by Peter Fehnel, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist & Veteran Business Outreach Officer for SBA’s New York District Office, for this pilot program, and am proud to join this select group. Together we will identify opportunities for the veteran-owned businesses that I represent to do business throughout our neighboring countries,” Amoroso said. 

USMCA is a unique program connecting individual SME Resource Partner counselors to other counselors in the US and Mexico and Canada to strengthen their abilities to help clients and increase their knowledge and networks across North

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Penn State World Campus business program marks 15-year anniversary

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Arthur Cressman returned to school to complete his business degree after 20 years, he knew he was taking a life-changing step.

“I was not ready for college my first time around, and I carried the regret of quitting with me as my career progressed,” said Cressman, who graduated with a bachelor of science in business in 2020. “I knew completing a business degree would literally change my life, which it has.”

Since 2006, the bachelor of science in business has helped prepare people like Cressman to take major steps toward their goals — starting new jobs after graduation or attending graduate school. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the business degree program, which is offered online through Penn State World Campus and a consortium of Penn State campuses.

“My education at Penn State allowed me to see how much I could accomplish if I

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Gov. Parson attends Urban League’s Women’s Business Center Program graduation

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – The sheriff’s department in Madison County is using a P.I.N. Sticker Program (potentially impaired or non-verbal person) to let law enforcement, firefighters and EMS partners know that someone may have a communication barrier, and if authorities try to talk with them, they may be non-verbal.

 “Any tool that we can have in our arsenal that allows us to seamlessly communicate effectively, especially in times of crisis, going into an incident or a situation, already knowing that there’s a communication barrier, we can prepare for that, we can prepare ourselves to effectively communicate,” Madison County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Kristopher Tharp said.

Those with communication barriers are asked to pick up a free sticker and place it on the back window of their car and on their front door, or front window glass.

Residents with communication barriers or their caretakers can get a free sticker at Madison County

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