Is there life after getting your MBA? Let Alexa Portales tell her story: “After getting my MBA I quickly rose to a senior management position at my company in Paris. I enjoyed the stimulation and challenge, but eventually felt that my intellectual horizon was beginning to narrow. So I did some research, and discovered that…

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs will celebrate 18 years of existence in October by inviting Edward James Olmos to address them at their annual Prospanica Conference. The conference is scheduled to run from Oct. 8 – 11, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Mr. Olmos is a noted Hispanic actor and activist. He is the…

William Jessup University, a private Christian establishment in Rocklin, California, has initiated a Master of Business Administration program this year. To date, they have 30 students enrolled. Head of the Program, Steven Strombeck, hopes to boost that number up to 300 by 2018. Strombeck says: “We hope to have a viable program that not only…

Due to budget constraints, the IRS has announced it is closing a reconciliation program that in the past allowed large corporations to negotiate graduated payments on corporation taxes prior to the actual filing. The Compliance Assurance Program, as it was called, will be closed to all future applications at the end of September, 2016. CPA…

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants has just announced they are partnering with a strategic IT private cloud provider. Thomas Ralph, a CPA in Trenton, New Jersey, said about the strategic partnership: “This is how CPAs will have to enlarge their business in the future; leveraged cloud technology gives a very competitive edge…

MBA-holder and author Julie Broad has made quite a successful career out of disruption. That is, coaching others on how to use disruption to benefit their careers and business. The author of “More Than Cashflow” explains: “When I graduated with my MBA I began a sales career. I soon found that the number one reason…

According to the U.S. News and World Report, Harvard University remains the top-rated school for MBAs. The Boston-based institution has held first place in the rankings for the past 17 years. Yearly tuition is $61 thousand. Second place goes to Stanford University in California. Tuition there per year is now set at $64 thousand. Third…

Futurist David Henderson recently warned that CPAs are falling behind other financial advisers when it comes to embracing new technology, specifically in using cloud integration: “Up until 2014, only 18% of CPAs were involved in caching their clients financial information in the cloud. This was mostly because of the unclear concept of how the cloud…

The Financial Standards Accounting Board has issued new accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations. Disclosure and presentation standards under the new regulations will allow more access to a not-for-profits financial records by grantors, donors, creditors, and others who need the access. One of the main changes is that net asset classes will be decreased from three…

The Journal of Accountancy recently reported that the IRS is revamping its user fees for installment payment agreements. Lee Schneider, a tax specialist at Accounting Solutions in Los Angeles, says: “CPAs often work with their clients in hammering out payment agreements with the Treasury Department. In the past, the fee to begin such agreements was…