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How a Psychology Degree helps in Business: Hidden Benefits and Potential Careers

Psychology is the fourth most common undergraduate major in the United States. Thousands of students enter psychology degree programs across the country each year. The field covers a wide range of topics and areas of study, ranging from child development to analyzing the management of the workplace. Those interested in pursuing a degree in psychology … Continued
Brandi and Walter Phillips

Student Spotlights: Brandi and Walter Phillips

Successfully balancing a full-time job with a full-time online degree program, a marriage, and homeschooling three of their four children is an extraordinary feat. But together – and individually – Brandi and Walter Phillips pull it all off with grace, humor, and seeming ease. The female member of this dynamic duo is maintaining a 3.8 … Continued

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How to be an Effective Nurse Leader

There are more than 3.8 million registered nurses throughout the United States, making them the largest healthcare profession. Nurses play a critical role in most healthcare services from direct patient care to case management, and the WHO even cites them as “key to the achievement of universal health coverage.” The importance of nurses and the … Continued

effective conflict resolution

The Role of Effective Conflict Resolution in Improving Relationships and Fostering Productivity

Workplace conflict can cause a tremendous amount of stress and lost productivity for organizations. An estimated 60-80 percent of challenges that businesses experience originate with strained relationships developing between coworkers. When this happens, it can cause hardship for people throughout the company. Team members begin to struggle to work together, finish projects, set goals, and … Continued

positive leadership

The 5 Traits of Positive Leadership to Master

Leaders wield considerable power over the productivity of their teams and the overall workplace culture. An excellent leader knows how to inspire people to follow their example, produce outstanding results, and work for the good of the organization. Unfortunately, many leaders fall short of these expectations. As many as 80 percent of work accidents occur … Continued

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ACU hits record enrollment for third year in a row

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students enrolled for the Fall 2020 semester at Abilene Christian University: 5,293 students. Within that number, the most significant increase came through 10 new online undergraduate programs introduced through ACU Dallas, the branch campus home of the university’s online degree programs. This year, ACU Dallas offered … Continued

Clay Hunt, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Student Spotlight: Clay Hunt

When we connected with ACU Online grad Clay Hunt, he was vacationing with his family in Colorado. He warned us it might get rambunctious since Clay and wife Kristin have three young children: 6-year-old Stella, 3-year-old Hattie, and 2-year-old Lux. Clay was a charter student in ACU Online’s MBA program, joining in 2015 with the … Continued

transformational leadership

The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Leadership takes many forms. No two leaders look exactly alike, and yet, radically different styles can produce equally impressive results. While a wide variety of qualities set modern leaders apart, most ultimately fall under one of two main categories: transactional and transformational. Identified in James MacGregor Burns’s book entitled Leadership, these influential styles were initially … Continued

Deandra Porter

Student Spotlight: Deandra Porter

We recently chatted with Deandra Porter, who graduated from ACU Online’s Master of Science in Organizational Development program in May 2020. After graduation, she found herself working in Austin at the Texas Capitol in Senator Charles Schwertner’s office. Deandra Porter has worked in politics for five-and-a-half years. She holds two titles in Sen. Schwertner’s office: … Continued