Degree Programs and Workplace Demand

“ENGINE FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT” Gathering to celebrate the opening of a
new Ivy Tech Community College instructional site in LaPorte are Dr. Thomas G. Coley,
chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and North Central regions; Mike
Seitz, president of the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce; Blair Milo, mayor of
LaPorte; and Rick Soria, president of Ivy Tech’s Michigan City campus.

Universities pay close attention to workplace demand as they develop new degree programs.

by Jerry Davich

Big data. It’s not only the next big thing in the business world. It’s also a skyrocketing trend with colleges and universities looking to recast their academic programs to better cater to students’ ever-evolving, real world focuses. They’re doing so by expanding students’ degree options to meet the growing …

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Rising Interest Rates

The Fed is expected to make a move soon; what will the impact be?

by Phil Britt

The Federal Reserve is expected by many economic experts to hike interest rates as soon as September and perhaps again in December.

The Fed took a pass on increasing the Federal funds rate at its June meeting, with Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen saying the board needed further …

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Business Plan Basics

Spell out your plans in detail in order to get startup financing.

For startup ventures, a well-written business plan will play an important role in the success of the business, but also will be required by banks to consider financing. The business plan basics should provide the bank with an overview of the company, market and competition, along with financial projections.

I highly recommend that …

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