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5 Reasons To Choose Project Management As A Career

 
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Looking for a lucrative business career in a growing field? Think project management.

A generous benefactor provides funding for a new wing for a local art museum.

A large company needs to update its expense reporting system and roll it out to employees worldwide.

A targeted malaria immunization program is required in an endemic country.

A rock band wants to launch a revival tour.

In a competitive business environment where there is always more to do than there is time or resources, organizations – for-profit, non-profit, private corporations and government agencies alike – are turning to teams for the agility and flexibility needed to get things done.

Leading these fluid and diverse teams are project managers.

Accelerated MBA Online: A Faster Degree Path

 

Earning an accelerated MBA online in one year fit Oscar Webb's career goals, as he prepares to transition from the Navy to civilian life.

After more than 11 years in the U.S. Navy, Oscar Webb is looking ahead to civilian life. He expects to make the transition next year and wanted to be prepared for the change. With an undergraduate degree from Saint Leo in business administration, Webb chose to return to his alma mater for a master’s degree. 

An MBA in Health Care Management seemed like it could give him a competitive edge in the job market and help him gain additional, valuable skills. But his nontraditional schedule as an aviation electronics technician meant that a traditional classroom setting, with courses set at fixed times, wouldn’t work for this Virginia man.

SLU Online Sport Business Program One Of World’s Best

 
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Saint Leo’s sport business program continues to rank as one of the top online sports management graduate programs worldwide. It recently became the university’s first Program of Distinction.

For the third consecutive year, Saint Leo University’s MBA Sport Business program has been recognized by the prestigious industry publication, SportBusiness International, as one of the top online sports management programs in the world.

The June issue of the London-based publication lists Saint Leo’s online MBA degree program with a concentration in sport business as an international leader, placing the program at number three worldwide.

Saint Leo Offers Project Management Degrees Online

 
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The university launches a new online MBA concentration in project management that helps prepare students for PMI® certification. Saint Leo's bachelor's in business administration-project management is now also available online.

To boost competitiveness, corporations in practically every industry around the globe – from health care and manufacturing to information services and business services – are becoming more project based and team oriented.

This means that the demand for project managers – business professionals with the skills and knowledge to lead complex projects for mid to large-size companies – continues to increase.

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI),® the world’s leading professional association for project management practitioners, more than 15.7 million new project management roles are projected to be created by the year 2020 globally. Approximately 700,000 of those new positions will be in the United States.

Newest MBA Grads Share Reasons For Earning Degrees

 
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Members of Saint Leo's Class of 2014 are using their MBA degrees to advance their careers, move in new directions, and fulfill lifelong personal goals.

Commissioner of an NCAA Division II athletic conference, the South Atlantic Conference, Patrick Britz has been working in college athletic administration for more than 20 years. For him, earning an MBA in sport business completes a personal goal he started some time ago.

For Stephanie Reitz, earning an MBA has enabled her to move her career with Tampa's Straz Center for the Performing Arts in a new direction – and to find an unexpected passion for human resources management.

Both Colleen Stevens and Nicole Kelton attribute promotions into leadership positions within their current organizations to earning MBA degrees.

Whether their reasons for embarking on online MBA degree programs was to fulfill personal ambitions, to run their own businesses, or to advance in their current organizations, members of Saint Leo University’s Class of 2014 are reaping the benefits of their hard work and dedication.

And they’re not alone.

Sport Business And Sports Management: What's The Difference?

 
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From professional athletics to community youth programs, the sport industry offers a variety of career opportunities.

American sports are a $470 billion industry annually, according to Plunkett Research. The global sport business industry is even larger – about $1 trillion annually.

With all this money changing hands, it’s not just pro athletes and coaches with big paychecks that benefit.

Sports organizations need professionals to help manage personnel, facilities, events, business strategy, budgets, sales, marketing, communication, sponsorships, community outreach, and more.

Online MBA In Marketing Research And Social Media Analytics Available

 

Saint Leo’s new online MBA concentration meets industry demand for skilled marketing managers who can analyze big data from social media and design successful marketing strategies.

Starting in Fall 2014, students enrolled in Saint Leo University’s online MBA program can pursue a new concentration in marketing research and social media analytics that will prepare them for today’s rapidly evolving, data-driven business world.

The entirely online concentration is designed to provide students with the depth of knowledge and skills needed to gain employment in the growing field of market analytics, including social media.

Your Green Flag To A Sport Management Career

 
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If you dream of a sport management career, then you need to hear what Saint Leo Professor Dr. Eric Schwarz has to say. Download the podcast.

If you’re searching for those ‘pearls of wisdom’ about breaking into a career in the sport industry, look no further than Saint Leo University's Dr. Eric Schwarz.

Like a coach during the final time-out of a crucial game, in the Saint Leo University podcast titled, “Getting Started in Sport Business” he is clear, decisive and direct.

“It’s who you know that gets you the job in this industry. It’s what you know that keeps the job.”

“The perception is that sport is fun. The reality is it’s a tough business – just like working on Wall Street or for any Fortune 500 company.”

Do Graduate Degrees Pay Off? [Infographic]

 
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Should you go to grad school? Check out our infographic, “What’s the Value of a Graduate Degree?” – and get some insight from Saint Leo’s graduate admissions director.

Over the last decade, the number of people in the United States with doctor and master’s degrees grew at higher rates than any other degree – 45 and 43 percent respectively, compared to 31 and 25 percent for associate and bachelor’s degrees.

The reasons so many busy adults – many raising families and all with professional and personal commitments and responsibilities – are making the time to pursue advanced degrees vary.

Online MBA Program With Sport Business Specialization Highly Ranked

 
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International trade journal compares Saint Leo’s online MBA program with other graduate degree offerings.

By Jo-Ann Johnston,
University Communications

Saint Leo University’s Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Sport Business has again been ranked an international leader by the London-based publication Sport Business International. The current issue of the trade publication lists Saint Leo’s M.B.A. with a Sport Business specialization among the top online programs globally.


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