Traditional and online MBA programs can provide students with a foundation in business education that they can utilize in their professional careers. These skills can prove useful if a troubled company needs to employ innovative strategies to improve its earnings.
Domino's Pizza is one company that listened to customer complaints and completely reinvented its pizza in 2009, according to USA Today. The restaurant chain's recipe received a complete overhaul, from the crust to the sauce, and it appears to have worked for the company.
In the first quarter of 2011, Domino's reported that its net income increased 10.6 percent to $27.1 million. Though U.S. sales dropped 1.4 percent from this time last year, the company's earnings were boosted by an 8.3 percent rise in non-U.S. sales, according to Reuters.
The pizza chain's revenue also increased by 2.1 percent to $389.2 million in the period that ended on March 27.
"This quarter clearly demonstrated that the combination of a new, bigger sales base domestically, a best-in-class international business, great franchisees and an optimized capital structure, drove strong results," said J. Patrick Doyle, president and chief executive officer of Domino's.