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The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Leadership takes many forms. No two leaders look exactly alike, and yet, radically different styles can produce equally impressive results. While a wide variety of qualities set modern leaders apart, most ultimately fall under one of two main categories: transactional and transformational. Identified in James MacGregor Burns’s book entitled Leadership, these influential styles were initially […]

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Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

We recently chatted with Deandra Porter, who graduated from ACU Online’s Master of Science in Organizational Development program in May 2020. After graduation, she found herself working in Austin at the Texas Capitol in Senator Charles Schwertner’s office. Deandra has worked in politics for five-and-a-half years. She holds two titles in Sen. Schwertner’s office: administrative […]

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Marriage and Family Therapists versus Psychologists: What is the difference?

Marriage and Family Therapists versus Psychologists: What is the difference?

For those who enjoy working with others and helping them with their mental health and interpersonal relationships, entering the fields of psychology, therapy, and counseling can be appealing. Each of these areas allows you to work directly with people who benefit from your guidance and assistance. You can assist people in managing illnesses and improving […]

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Can I Earn a Master’s Degree in a Different Field Than My Bachelor’s?

Can I Earn a Master’s Degree in a Different Field Than My Bachelor’s?

Selecting a college major is often a challenging task. As many as 30 percent of students will change their major at least one time during their undergraduate program. This uncertainty does not disappear once people graduate. Earning an undergraduate degree can provide you with the tools you need to get started in your career. It […]

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The Four Critical Functions of Every Manager

By on June 3, 2020 in Business with 0 Comments
The Four Critical Functions of Every Manager

Just like a plane can’t fly without a pilot, businesses cannot succeed without leadership. At the heart of every successful business is a successful management unit. Whether that is one individual or a group of leaders, their function is critical for the company to thrive. Much has been written about leadership styles within the business […]

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Everything You Need to Know About ACU Online’s DNP Program

By on May 11, 2020 in Healthcare, nursing with 0 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About ACU Online’s DNP Program

Nurses are some of the most dedicated professionals in the healthcare field, providing comfort, respite and necessary care to others. Over time, many nurses will look at their career goals and where they aspire to be in the medical profession. If you find yourself looking to advance your career, now may be the time to […]

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How to Build Relationships With Professors and Peers in an Online Degree Program

By on May 1, 2020 in General with 1 Comment
How to Build Relationships With Professors and Peers in an Online Degree Program

Online degree programs have been increasing in popularity and have most recently become a forced necessity. Inside HigherEd reports that “hundreds of thousands of professors and students are venturing into academic cyberspace for the first time,” making technology-enabled forms of learning both practical and mandatory. The current need for social distancing causes a greater degree […]

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What are the Differences Between an MBA and a MSM?

By on April 29, 2020 in ACU Programs, Business with 0 Comments
What are the Differences Between an MBA and a MSM?

If you are looking for a way to get ahead in business and make yourself more appealing as a candidate for various positions, expanding your education may be a key to reaching your goals. Both a Master of Science in Management and a Master of Business Administration provide a way for individuals of all ages […]

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What Can You Do With a Marketing Degree?

What Can You Do With a Marketing Degree?

Are you considering an online marketing degree? Marketing is an exciting field that gives you many opportunities to apply your knowledge as you help businesses and non-profits find success. If you’re a creative individual who wants to apply that creativity to the business world, this degree can be a good fit. Perhaps you’re wondering what […]

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In Times of Uncertainty, Focus on Faith and Well-Being

By on April 20, 2020 in General with 0 Comments
In Times of Uncertainty, Focus on Faith and Well-Being

In times of uncertainty, fear and anxiety can set in. Illness, job loss, financial pressure—these real-life stressors can leave a person feeling deflated and anxious. As individuals wrestle with these thoughts, how should Christians respond to the stress, anxiety, and fear they are facing? At Abilene Christian University, our passion is helping our students approach […]

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