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Selecting among many options is one of the most common decisions a manager faces, and aelection situations range from the mundane to the very critical. In this article, we look at some symptoms you may observe in your decision-making process.
As an employer, how to you find the best talent to help your organization grow? Faculty member Dr. Ilene Ringler offers a 3-step process that can help increase your confidence in interviewing and hiring employees.
Much is being made of the use of asynchronous teaching as a result of the popularity of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offerings. Can MOOCs, or any online asynchronous teaching method be the best approach in teaching students?
Have you had enough of the 9 to 5 grind? Perhaps you’ve been laid off from your job, or you just don’t feel like your company has any loyalty toward you, despite all of your hard work, long hours and dedication.
Whether you are inclined towards a career path within an established organization, or you have a more independent outlook and a certain itch to start your own business, arming yourself with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is worth considering.
Good bosses aren’t just born that way. Like any other job, being a supervisor requires education, training, and experience. If you want to become a strong leader and someone any colleague would be happy to work for, get started by following these tips.
Virtual teams are becoming more common in today's increasingly mobile work environment. While this provides a number of benefits, what does it take to make virtual teams work effectively?
In the span of just a few years, the cloud has reinvented old ways of doing business and engendered entirely new models but it's important to remember that getting business value from the cloud requires more than signing up for iCloud.
If you think the only people who need to understand finance are those who work in banking, it’s probably time you reconsidered your worldview.
In the midst of a golden age of technology and innovation, from electric cars to new techniques for extracting shale gas and oil, great businesses are changing the way we live.
Discover some underlying trends as well as individual attributes of successful financial advisors that may help you determine whether this is the right career path for you.
Getting to the top of a company’s hierarchy takes a lot of planning and skill (and sure, a bit of luck). This infographic maps out the essential skills and key steps to focus on as you progress through your career.
If women pursue studies in STEM does it mean that they have a much higher likelihood of making it to the C-suite? Find out!
The millennial generation are perceived to be chronic job hoppers but recent data reveals that they are actually staying longer with their employers.
A recent study found that women earned 57.2% of bachelor’s degrees in all fields in 2010 and 50.3% of science and engineering degrees. Yet more than half of the STEM degrees were in biology, leaving a void in areas such as computer science.
Take a closer look at women who are succeeding in corporate leadership positions, the reasons behind their success and where they are headed.
Here are the top tech trends that human resources experts say will continue to shape the role of the HR practitioner over the next decade—and how HR professionals can prepare for them.
Learn how successful leaders are dealing with the fastest-growing challenge in the workplace today—managing employees across three different generations.
Studies show that today's millenials are increasingly interested in their employer's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Could it be that the job decree of millenniums has switched from “Show me the money” to “Show me the CSR?”
In a world of global business where time on the clock blurs with time off the clock, leaders have a practical interest in helping employees manage health-damaging stress.
As scholars have sought to quantify the economic effects of workplace diversity, a growing body of research suggests that diverse work environments boost employee performance and a business’s bottom line.
Ongoing efforts to create awareness about diversity have been made but many inequities continue to exist. Here are some strategies that can be used as a model to further increase diversity awareness.
Take a look at Kaplan University’s business articles from 2014 that garnered the most attention from our readers. Regardless of where you are or where you want to go in your career, we encourage you to take a look.
The decision to attend college is one of the most important in your life. This means that your future success depends, in large part, on the choices you make regarding that education.
Some recent surveys and reports regarding American behaviors, attitudes, and concerns on retirement lead us to believe that financial planners and their advice may be of great benefit to most Americans.
Clichés for success are abundant, but what are some real, hands-on suggestions from those who’ve battled to the top? Some tips from experts in business, finance, real estate, and accounting about what helped them succeed. Perhaps a few wise words are what we need to jump-start that next step to a better career.
Entering one of the most competitive job markets in history, critical thinking and written communications are the most important skills college graduates in business and information technology programs will need to succeed in the workforce. That finding is part of the inaugural Student Advisory Report, "If I Were You," assembled by Kaplan University's School of Business and Information Technology.
A Q&A session with Finance Department Chair, Heather Dana, on the career scope and opportunities related to financial analysis and how Kaplan University’s School of Business and Information Technology educates students for excellence in this discipline.
Ever wondered what it is like to be a financial analysis student at Kaplan University’s School of Business and Information Technology? Rotunda McDowell—a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration student—shares her unique experience and insight into the program.
By Tom Boyd, Dean, School of Business and Information Technology Over the (many) years, I have found that I am happiest and most productive when I have an outlet for different areas in my life. I believe this approach aids productivity and has helped me through difficult times.
By Steven Cates, Faculty, School of Business and Information Technology
Students spend years learning the information and skills they need to be successful in future jobs. But the move from classroom to cubicle is a big leap, and all too often students are not prepared to become professionals.
In this research, I have been able to incorporate two of my passions—leadership and baseball—in a quest to gain practical insight about leadership and organizational behavior through a better understanding of what it takes to be a great leader in baseball.
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