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When entrepreneurs become HR people

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In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the HR partner model — the idea that HR should participate in strategic planning and be at the executive table, in order to help an organization, achieve its goals. For example, a 2015 Harvard Business Review article, “People Before Strategy: A New Role for […]

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June 28th, 2017

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Risk management and insurance jobs for business students

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Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the insurance industry and its impending shortage of talent caused by large numbers of baby boomers nearing retirement. And while the insurance business has traditionally provided stable, well-paid positions, millennials have been less eager to embrace these opportunities. A 2015 survey by The Hartford showed that […]

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May 31st, 2017

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A day in the life of an entrepreneur: What aspiring entrepreneurs should know

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Ever wonder what the life of an entrepreneur is really like? If you are earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in  entrepreneurial management or an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership, then you’ve likely contemplated this question. It turns out that the answer isn’t quite simple. Part of the reason is because […]

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April 19th, 2017

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What can I do with a master’s degree in healthcare administration?

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In a recent blog post, we highlighted the various benefits and growth data of those with a master’s degree in healthcare administration. The kinds of jobs available are diverse, rewarding, and offer great pay. CNN Money’s 2017 Best Jobs in America list, in collaboration with Payscale.com, considers growth, pay, and job satisfaction when ranking jobs. […]

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April 3rd, 2017

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Becoming an entrepreneur without starting a business

William Woods Business

For many aspiring business professionals the most commonly thought of way of becoming an entrepreneur is to start a business. However, a recent Harvard Business Review article discusses another popular route toward entrepreneurship: business acquisition. Acquisition entrepreneurship is when an entrepreneur buys into an existing business that’s already running. And according to authors Richard S. […]

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March 8th, 2017

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Want to go big for that first job or internship? Look no further than Fortune 500 employers in Missouri

William Woods Business

According to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), Missouri is home to 10 Fortune 500 companies. This ranks the state as number 18 when it comes to the number of Fortune 500s headquartered in one state. In fact, in the surrounding states, only Illinois is ranked higher with a total of 36 Fortune […]

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January 5th, 2017

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Business Careers: Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems

William Woods Business

If you’re pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), you will one day sit at the intersection of business and technology where big questions are asked about how to improve product sales, expand brand awareness or boost efficiency of an organization or a business. Unlike some of the other technology related degrees, such as […]

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September 12th, 2016

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How niche accounting helps small CPA firms compete

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As large accounting companies turn to mergers and acquisitions as their growth vehicles, smaller accounting firms are leveraging niche specialties to stay competitive. An accounting niche is a specialized area of practice such as healthcare, nonprofit, real estate, hospitality, etc. that positions an accounting firm as a subject matter expert based on the experience with […]

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August 22nd, 2016

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Top challenges facing accounting firms

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Aspiring accountants and students pursuing a bachelors of science in accounting can get an inside look at some of the top issues affecting the accounting profession in a biennial report published by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The AICPA Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) Top Issues Report is a result of a survey of […]

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June 30th, 2016

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