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The Value Of A Graduate Degree In Law Enforcement

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 21, 2014 7:49:00 AM

Eileen Powell is Florida Highway Patrol’s first female troop commander in North Florida. Earning a graduate degree helped prepare her for the position.

For Eileen Powell, the decision to pursue a master's of business administration (MBA) online was not just a professional determination to diversify her skills and increase her employability – it was a highly personal one.

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Topics: MBA, Criminal Justice

4 Steps To Finding A Sports Management Internship

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 9, 2014 7:40:00 AM

Do internships turn into permanent positions? Sometimes. But even if they don’t, the experience is invaluable.

Sports management is a highly competitive field, but it’s not impossible to get the job or internship of your dreams working for a pro sports team, college athletic program, or other sport business organization.

“It’s about building your networks, about having an academic foundation in the sport industry, and about getting experience. If you have those three things, you should be able to break into this industry and be very successful,” says Dr. Eric Schwarz, chair and professor of sport business at Saint Leo University. 

Internships are just as important for sport business graduate students who come from other industries as they are for undergraduates, Schwarz adds. Follow these steps to land an internship.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

Accelerated MBA: What’s The Key To Success?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Aug 7, 2014 7:35:00 AM

U.S. Air Force Captain Jason Ross shares how he was able to earn an MBA online in one year.

An MBA can help you improve your earning potential, gain new skills and stand out in a competitive job market. So why not try to complete the coursework as quickly as possible?

It’s true — taking two classes each term can help you earn enough credits for an MBA in as little as one year. But following an accelerated MBA path isn’t for everyone. It takes time management, discipline and a willingness to make sacrifices temporarily to reach your goal.

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Topics: MBA

Why Study Marketing Research And Social Media Analytics?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Aug 5, 2014 7:54:00 AM

The tremendous growth of social media to collect customer and market data is creating exciting, new career opportunities.

Not so long ago, social media was for recreational use only – a way for friends and families to connect and share photos. Today, sites such as Facebook, Twitter and countless others have become legitimate and powerful marketing tools.

To meet industry’s demand for managers with the technological and business skills to address this latest evolution in marketing, Saint Leo University launched an MBA concentration in marketing research and social media analytics.

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Topics: MBA

5 Reasons To Choose Project Management As A Career

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: MBA, Project Management

Marketing And Advertising: Are They One And The Same?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 10, 2014 7:23:00 AM

If you’re thinking about pursuing a business degree in marketing, it’s important to know the difference.

“Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing is okay. You are okay.” -- Don Draper

If you’re a fan of AMC’s hit series Mad Men, you’ve likely gotten a lesson or two in advertising – and life – from Madison Avenue bad boy Don Draper.

But if you’re majoring in business and are truly considering a future in the field of marketing, you’ll want to have a handle on the basics, like the difference between marketing and advertising.

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Topics: MBA, Marketing

Accelerated MBA Online: A Faster Degree Path

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jun 26, 2014 9:08:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: MBA

SLU Online Sport Business Program One Of World’s Best

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jun 19, 2014 7:23:00 AM

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.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

Saint Leo Offers Project Management Degrees Online

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 22, 2014 8:38:00 AM

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.

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Topics: MBA, Project Management

Newest MBA Grads Share Reasons For Earning Degrees

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 1, 2014 8:48:00 AM

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.

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Topics: MBA

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