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Preparing Leaders Through Humanities and Business Degrees

By Dr. Bjorn Mercer

How do you become a leader of people? One traditional path is to go to business school and take a bunch of business and management classes. Another path involves business and management workshops. But after all that, do you become a leader?

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How to Create and Improve Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

By Dr. Kevin Harris

Significant media attention is often given to the large data breaches of multinational corporations that have become increasingly common in today’s digital age. These breaches have significant consequences for large organizations, such as fines, lawsuits and devastating damages to their business brands.

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Project Management Degrees and Certification Options

By Dr. Kandis Boyd Wyatt

For many people, the hardest position to attain is their first. How can we bridge this gap to connect qualified candidates with the appropriate organization that needs their skillsets?

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The Business World and the Future Post-COVID-19 Environment

By Dr. Gary L. Deel

Competent workforce planning around significant changes in the operating environment is critical to the success of all businesses. In this article, we'll review how COVID-19 has impacted the business world.

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A Possible Game Plan for Aspiring Sports Agents

Dive into a guide helping to ensure a smooth journey for those intrigued by the sports agent role, emphasizing the importance of education, ethics, and experience in business management.

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Green Supply Chain Management in the Automobile Industry

Explore the implementation of green supply chain management in the automobile industry and learn how sustainable practices are helping to reshape the automotive sector for a greener future.

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Studying Supply Chain Management vs. Logistics Management

Explore the nuances between studying supply chain management and logistics management, shedding light on their unique features and intersecting aspects within business and management.

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Procurement and supply chain management - supply chain professionals are a cross functional group with key differences while acquiring goods.

Supply Chain vs. Procurement: A Comparison

The supply chain and procurement teams are two critical functions within any business model. While they are closely interrelated, their roles, tasks involved, and the perspectives they bring are distinct.
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What is Big Data?

What is Big Data and why is analyzing data important? In this article, we'll discuss the specifics of analyzing data and identifying risks.
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Ethical Issues in Supply Chain Management and Procurement

By Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
In this article, Dr. Robert Gordon reviews ethical dilemmas that arise in supply chain management and discusses ways to build successful suply chains.
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The Many Roles of a Supply Chain Manager

By Dr. Robert Gordon
In this article, Dr. Robert Gordon discusses the many skills of supply chain managers.
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Law Firm Data Security: A Critical Skill for Lawyers and Paralegals

By Dr. Allison Becker

In an era of technological advancement, data security has emerged as a quintessential skill for legal professionals, especially for those working in law firms.

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Legal Studies Concentration: 'Criminal Law Support'

By Dr. Alison Becker

The business of criminal law - and its many resources - can get complicated. Prior to law school, the starting point for prospective paralegals is a bachelor's degree - and American Public University is offering a new legal studies concentration.

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Improving Cost Control Challenges in Supply Chain Management

In the modern business landscape, supply chain management and cost control have emerged as critical determinants of success. 

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Virtual Leadership and How to Properly Lead a Remote Team

By Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
Dispersed projects and virtual teams have become more common, so that effective virtual leadership has become a necessary skill for managers to learn.
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Virtual Project Management Teams and Future Predictions

By Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
In this article, Dr. Robert Gordon explores what the future holds for virtual project management teams.
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Business & Management Podcasts

Building Economic Equality by Launching Black Entrepreneurs

By Dr. Aikyna Finch

In this episode, Dr. Aikyna Finch, faculty member at American Public University, talks to Will Acuff about his non-profit and how he’s helping to launch Black entrepreneurs.

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Is Teamwork Becoming the Future of Work?

By Dr. Marie Gould Harper
Today’s workforce is disparate, distributed, and disconnected. In this episode, APU’s Dr. Marie Gould Harper talks to workforce expert Mitch Zenger about the role that teamwork will play and solutions to drive positive change.
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The Future of Business School: Stackables and Flexible Credentials

By Dr. Marie Gould Harper
The economy and job opportunities are changing rapidly, forcing institutions of higher learning to adapt by providing innovative and flexible educational offerings. In this episode, APU Dean Dr. Marie Gould Harper talks to President Emeritus Dr. Wallace Boston about the importance of universities and colleges offering customized, flexible credentials including ones that are “stackable.”
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Crisis Leadership — Success in a Pandemic

By Dr. Linda Clark Ashar
The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to adapt operations nearly overnight. In this episode, APU business professor Dr. Linda Ashar talks to Dan Cwalina, the CEO of Lormet Community Federal Credit Union, about his experience leading an essential business through the pandemic.
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