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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

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

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

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 24, 2014 8:23:00 AM

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.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

Online MBA In Marketing Research And Social Media Analytics Available

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 22, 2014 9:36:00 AM

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.

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Topics: MBA

Your Green Flag To A Sport Management Career

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 14, 2014 8:02:00 AM

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.”

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

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