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online mba vs. in person mba

Online MBA vs. In-Person MBA: Which Type Is Best for You?

The decision between enrolling in an online MBA versus a traditional in-person MBA depends upon a student’s career aspirations, lifestyle, and the distinct characteristics of each type of degree.
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what does an MBA program teach you

What Does an MBA Program Teach You? What Courses Are Taught?

If you want to enroll in a master of business administration program, you may be wondering what exactly you will learn in an MBA.
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Which Management Career Often Requires a Master's Degree?

In today's competitive job market, aspiring professionals frequently face a crucial question: Which management career often requires a master’s degree?
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The Four Functions of Management: How They Impact Business

Effective management enables organizational goals to be achieved. From upper management to middle management, managers are the strategic force behind business success.
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What Can You Do with a Business Management Degree?

A degree in business management may serve as a solid steppingstone for further specialization or advanced studies.
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what skills does an MBA give you

What Skills Does an MBA Give You and Why Study for an MBA?

Having a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can be useful when pursuing job opportunities.
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is a business degree a BA or BS

Is a Business Degree a BA or BS? What’s the Difference?

Many business students often ask, “Is a business degree a BA or BS? What is the difference?”
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will an MBA help me start a business?

'Will an MBA Help Me Start a Business?' The MBA’s Benefits

Many aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business wonder, “Will an MBA help me start a business?"
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business administration vs. business management

Business Administration vs. Business Management: A Guide

In today's competitive business world, it's crucial to have a solid foundation in both business administration and business management.
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international business law

International Business Law: Understanding the Daily Reality

Ilan Fuchs, Ph.D.
With more business becoming involved in international trade, the need to know international business law has become more important for students aspiring to become a lawyer.
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retail crisis management

Retail Crisis Management: How to Navigate Uncertain Times

T. Leigh Buehler
All companies, especially those in retail, must understand that risks and crises are an inevitable part of doing business.
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supply chain management

The Many Roles of a Supply Chain Manager

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
In this article, Dr. Robert Gordon discusses the many skills of supply chain managers.
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How Hard Is It to Get a Law Degree? Advice from an Expert

Dr. Gary L. Deel
Attending law school is a transformative and character-building process for students seeking a law degree. But just how hard is law school, really?
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retail management

Why Study Retail Management? The Various Reasons

T. Leigh Buehler
The retail industry plays a fundamental role in today’s global economy. From your local grocery store to e-commerce storefronts, retail businesses touch nearly every part of our lives.
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relationships with vendors

Managing Relationships with Suppliers and Vendors You Use

T. Leigh Buehler
Assistance Professor T Leigh Buehler reviews the importance of managing relationships with vendors and suppliers.
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procurement strategy

Improving Procurement Strategy in Supply Chain Management

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
In this article, Dr. Robert Gordon reviews the component pieces of an effective procurement strategy as it relates to supply chain management.
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The 8 Best Types of College Courses to Be a Lawyer

Ilan Fuchs, Ph.D.
The path to becoming a lawyer begins in college as you choose courses that can help you start building a future career.
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team communication

Why It’s Necessary to Improve Team Communication

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
Faculty member Dr. Robert Gordon explains why it’s necessary to improve team communication in business.
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law degree

What Degree Do You Need to Be a Lawyer and Practice Law?

Ilan Fuchs, Ph.D.
To become a lawyer, you will need to graduate from a law school. But what degree should you pursue as an undergraduate?
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supply chain management

The Importance of Supply Chain Management in Logistics

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
Most of the time, items in a supply chain are in motion, so it's imperative that a supply chain have flexible logistics. Flexible logistics allow for the expediting or redirection of material, and being able to push or pull materials to and from different locations is very powerful.
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digital transformation

Digital Transformation in the Retail Industry is Necessary

T. Leigh Buehler
Digital retail management ensures that a retailer’s online presence is effective and results-oriented. Understanding how digital retail management is shifting and evolving is crucial for businesses as physical stores continue to make way for more online interactions.
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supply chain management

Supply Chain Management Majors: What Degree is Best?

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
The global successes of large retail firms that focus on supply chain management (SCM) have shown the importance of learning this subject in collegiate schools for supply chain management majors.
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project management

Virtual Project Management Teams and Future Predictions

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
In this article, Dr. Robert Gordon examines what the future holds for virtual project management teams.
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virtual leadership

Virtual Leadership and How to Properly Lead a Remote Team

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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criminal law

Legal Studies Concentration: 'Criminal Law Support'

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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data security

Law Firm Data Security: A Critical Skill for Lawyers and Paralegals

Dr. Alison 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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Ethical Issues in Supply Chain Management and Procurement

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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what is big data

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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procurement and supply chain management

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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Business law, corporate law, international law are all covered in legal careers and the practice of law - as well as degrees of interest offered by universities whereby an associate professor may teach a course on finance or accounting.

What Is A Business Law Class and Why Is It Important?

In a business law course, students learn about the laws and regulations that govern businesses including the formation and dissolution of companies, secured transactions, and other aspects of business law.
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A group project - with many group members - requires weekly meetings and group work. Assign roles, tasks, and contribute to stay on task, on track and focus.

How Do You Survive a Group Project?

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
Team projects at school can be challenging, of course, but you can navigate a group project successfully with the right approach and mindset. With the right strategy, you can survive group projects.
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how to become a sports agent

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 automobile industry

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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Competitive advantage  and key differences in supply chain and logistics include multiple organizations helping to make the supply chain run smoothly

Studying Supply Chain Management vs. Logistics Management

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
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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How to Create and Improve Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Dr. Kevin Harris
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The Business World and the Future Post-COVID-19 Environment

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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Project Management Degrees and Certification Options

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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Preparing Leaders through Humanities and Business Degrees

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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risks in supply chain management

What Are the Various Risks in Supply Chain Management?

Dr. Robert Gordon, CPC
In this article, Dr. Robert Gordon reviews the risks associated with supply chain management.
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What Is the Study of Law and What Paths Can Students Take?

Ilan Fuchs, Ph.D.
In this article, legal expert Dr. Ilan Fuchs provides useful advice for aspiring law students.
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retail management

Why Study Retail Management? The Various Reasons

T. Leigh Buehler
If you’re interested in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of retail management, consider earning a degree in the field.
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Business and Management Podcasts

Crisis Leadership — Success in a Pandemic

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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Building Economic Equality by Launching Black Entrepreneurs

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?

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

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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