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Now, More Than Ever, Our Nation's Economy Relies On College Grads

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

New workforce study shows high demand for college-educated workers in today’s service economy.

Sure, you know a college diploma opens doors and increases your earning potential. That's why you've enrolled in an online degree program.

But you probably haven’t considered that in today’s postindustrial service economy, a college education is increasingly becoming the admission ticket to the workforce.

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Business Ethics: When Actions Speak Louder Than Words [Interview]

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo University’s Joe Little says ethics isn’t a matter of what you say, it’s a matter of what you choose to do.

Do you think you have strong business ethics? If you’re like most people, you probably think you do.

But have you ever been put to the test?

Have you caught your boss telling a lie?

Found a discrepancy in the books of your biggest client?

Overheard an associate promise a service your firm couldn’t possibly deliver?

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2015’s Hottest Jobs for College Graduates

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 20, 2015 7:41:00 AM

Online degree programs offered through the Donald R. Tapia School of Business could help prepare you for one of the year’s top jobs. 

Supply and demand.

It may sound like a chapter from your high school economics textbook, but in today’s job market, supply and demand is about talent deficits – a lack of qualified people to fill available jobs.

In other words, it’s about opportunity.

And the possible next step in your career.

According to a new list compiled by employment powerhouse CareerBuilder, the future is bright – particularly for business and computer information professionals with college degrees.

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5 Reasons Why Earning Your College Degree Is Worth It

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 28, 2014 8:02:00 AM

If you’re looking for some hard numbers to back up what you feel is true, check out the highlights from two recent studies.

More than a quarter of adults plan to return to school someday, but with rising tuition costs over the past several years, is it really worth it to get your degree?

According to 2014 Pew Research Center and Federal Reserve Bank of New York studies, it is worth it.

In fact, the Federal Reserve Bank study, “Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs,”  concludes that, “investing in a college degree may be more important than ever before because those who fail to do so are falling further and further behind.”

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Study Forecasts More Jobs For College Grads

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jun 27, 2013 10:28:00 AM

New report says the economy will create 55 million new jobs over the next decade and 65 percent will require postsecondary education.

If you’re pursuing a college degree, stay the course.

A new study says that there could be 55 million job openings in the economy through 2020. Twenty-four million of those openings will be from newly created jobs and 31 million openings will be due to baby boomer retirements.

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Move Up In Your Career: Graduate Degrees That Pay Off

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 21, 2013 8:09:00 AM

The rate at which individuals are earning graduate degrees is growing quickly, raising the question, is a master's degree worth the investment?

Almost 420 candidates received master’s degrees at the recent commencement at Saint Leo’s University Campus, many earning their graduate degrees online. Over 330 more candidates will receive graduate degrees at numerous commencement ceremonies at Saint Leo centers across the country in coming weeks.

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