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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 … Continued

The Three Fundamental Aspects of a Healthy Lifestyle

As we settle into 2021, many have already abandoned the resolutions they eagerly celebrated as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. While most of our personal goals are centered around achieving a happier and healthier life, lofty aspirations turn into a daunting reality quickly if goals are not attainable for our daily routines. … Continued

How ACU’s Online MBA Program is Fueling Educator’s Startup Dream

Julio Cesar Manzano loves education. Cesar is in his third year as an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher at Vanguard Academy, a charter school district in South Texas where he also helps coach 8th-grade track and field, high school cross country, and currently serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) sponsor at his … Continued

The Top Five Industries in High Demand for 2021

The year 2020 will forever be trademarked by COVID-19. It not only brought heartbreaking health challenges, record-breaking case numbers and months of lockdown, but also an economic recession that affected thousands upon thousands of employees across a vast number of industries. This left people out of jobs and trying to navigate a new professional world, … Continued

4 Essential Tools Professionals Use to Improve Workplace Performance

The modern workforce is fluid enough to make transferable skills vital to success. After all, projections from Forrester Research suggest that today’s youngest professionals will hold between twelve and fifteen different jobs before retiring. While in-depth training is valuable for gaining a much-needed step up in a competitive workforce, it’s also important to develop and … Continued

How to be an Effective Nurse Leader

There are more than 3.8 million registered nurses throughout the United States, making them the largest healthcare profession. Nurses play a critical role in most healthcare services from direct patient care to case management, and the WHO even cites them as “key to the achievement of universal health coverage.” The importance of nurses and the … Continued

The Role of Effective Conflict Resolution in Improving Relationships and Fostering Productivity

Workplace conflict can cause a tremendous amount of stress and lost productivity for organizations. An estimated 60-80 percent of challenges that businesses experience originate with strained relationships developing between coworkers. When this happens, it can cause hardship for people throughout the company. Team members begin to struggle to work together, finish projects, set goals, and … Continued

Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

When we connected with ACU Online grad Clay Hunt, he was vacationing with his family in Colorado. He warned us it might get rambunctious since Clay and wife Kristin have three young children: 6-year-old Stella, 3-year-old Hattie, and 2-year-old Lux. Clay was a charter student in ACU Online’s MBA program, joining in 2015 with the … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued