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The Growing Need for Healthcare Administrators

The Growing Need for Healthcare Administrators

When you picture yourself leading a team, what do you see? A bustling wing in a medical center? A tree-lined residential community where patients live on-site? A hometown private practice? There’s a wide array of options in the healthcare industry, and the knowledge and skills you’ll develop while earning your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) […]

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5 Career Routes You Can Take With A Management Degree

5 Career Routes You Can Take With A Management Degree

Managers play a critical role in the performance and success of businesses and organizations worldwide. Because every company needs someone to run effective  operations within its business, the fields in which management graduates can pursue are endless.  In addition to a variety of industries, there are also a wide range of roles to be filled […]

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Student Spotlight: Zaviar Gooden

Student Spotlight: Zaviar Gooden

“I think I’m just a natural leader,” says Zaviar Gooden, who played college and professional football before starting his sports and fitness training business. In partnership with his wife Alex, a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist, Zaviar launched CRA-Z Sports and Fitness in September 2019. “We’re on a steady pace of growth,” he says […]

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Calculating the ROI of an MBA: Is the Prestigious Degree Worth the Investment?

Calculating the ROI of an MBA: Is the Prestigious Degree Worth the Investment?

When it comes to success in the business world, earning an MBA is often seen as the ticket forward. However, earning this graduate degree requires a significant investment. This degree can easily cost between $50,000 and $100,000, which can be particularly overwhelming for those still working to pay off prior student debt. To prepare to […]

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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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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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Why Certificate Programs Have Skyrocketed in Popularity

By on March 31, 2020 in Graduate School with 1 Comment
Why Certificate Programs Have Skyrocketed in Popularity

A generation ago, getting a bachelor’s degree was considered the ultimate goal in secondary education. Gaining stable employment required a four-year degree, and those who received certificates or two-years degrees simply didn’t have the same opportunity. Yet recent statistics are showing a shift with associate’s degrees and certificates increasing in popularity. Here is a closer […]

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How to Choose an Online Grad School that Fits Your Future Goals

By on January 2, 2020 in Graduate School with 0 Comments
How to Choose an Online Grad School that Fits Your Future Goals

Do you remember all the time you spent choosing the right college? You’ll need to be just as diligent when choosing an online grad school. The stakes are high. Not only are you making time and monetary investments, you’re doing so while trying to juggle a job and other responsibilities. You have dreams, goals, and […]

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5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

By on December 11, 2019 in Graduate School, Student life with 1 Comment
5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

Excelling in graduate-level courses and securing your advanced degree requires you to up your undergraduate game in a big way. Graduate students are expected to have: A greater level of academic maturity High emotional intelligence Social professionalism Interpersonal respectfulness Strong research, critical thinking and writing skills For some grad students, this means adopting a few […]

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