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Entrepreneurship: A path to finding what you love to do

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Scott Dinsmore, founder of Live Your Legend, gives a TED talk on finding the work you love Have you ever had a feeling that you haven’t yet discovered your true calling? Live Your Legend is a global community committed to helping people discover their passion and turn it into a sustainable career. The organization’s website […]

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April 28th, 2017

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Hashing out the meaning of business strategy: student edition

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In the context of business, we often hear buzzwords like “strategy,” “strategic plan,” or “strategic approach,” yet over the years, several studies have shown that few people actually understand their employer’s strategy. Some have attributed this issue to poor communication between company leadership and rank-and-file employees; others point to common overuse of the terms as […]

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April 10th, 2017

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Becoming an entrepreneur without starting a business

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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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How technology is changing accounting and what bachelor’s students need to know

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To those earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, while your immediate priorities might be mastering basic taxation, know that the power of computing is transforming the accounting profession. And staying abreast of technological advances within the industry is key to remaining competitive in the future job market. According to a recent Accounting Today article, author Felice […]

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September 19th, 2016

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William Woods business students participate in DECA

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One of the special opportunities William Woods bachelors of business students have on campus is to join collegiate-DECA team. DECA is a nonprofit student organization with more than 215,000 members across the U.S., dedicated to preparing future leaders and entrepreneurs for a range of business careers. Their educational activities generally fall in the following four […]

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May 31st, 2016

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5 reasons why e-commerce jobs make sense for MBAs

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Choosing a career post MBA can be a daunting decision. From pay and location requirements, promotion and leadership potential, sector and industry interest…there seem to be countless factors to consider. And while financial and consulting industries have been the traditional choice for many MBA program graduates, newer sectors, like e-commerce are becoming an increasingly popular […]

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April 28th, 2016

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Why CPA license matters for accounting students

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Missouri was $71,480 in 2015. And according to the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of accountants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024. But what does it take for business and accounting students to land […]

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April 21st, 2016

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The return on investment (ROI) for an MBA degree

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When it comes to deciding whether or not to pursue an MBA degree, many students consider a wide range of factors from the time investment, career compatibility, personal goals and cost. However, while some factors may be a matter of pros versus cons, when it comes to the financial investment of an MBA, the bottom […]

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March 28th, 2016

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Going global with your business degree: 5 things students should consider

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As globalization continues to flatten the business world, more companies are evolving into international operations with offices, branches and partnerships across the globe. If you’ve ever dreamed of taking your bachelor of business degree global, here are a few things to consider. Leverage internship experience As the old saying goes, you don’t really know, until […]

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March 23rd, 2016

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Business student spotlight: Addie Rolwes

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When William Woods University business student Addie Rolwes looks for a job, she doesn’t simply submit an application and wait to see what happens. Rolwes is accustomed to more of a hands-on approach and it’s what helped her land a full-time position at Capitol Plaza Hotel after she graduates. Rolwes discovered her interest in hospitality […]

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February 29th, 2016

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