Category: ACU Online
Calculating the ROI of an MBA: Is the Prestigious Degree Worth the Investment?
When it comes to success in the business world, earning an MBA is often seen as the ticket forward. However, earning this graduate degree requires a significant investment. This degree can easily cost between $50,000 and $100,000, which can be particularly overwhelming for those still working to pay off prior student debt. To prepare to … Continued
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
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
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
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
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
Marriage and Family Therapists versus Psychologists: What is the difference?
For those who enjoy working with others and helping them with their mental health and interpersonal relationships, entering the fields of psychology, therapy, and counseling can be appealing. Each of these areas allows you to work directly with people who benefit from your guidance and assistance. You can assist people in managing illnesses and improving … Continued
Can I Earn a Master’s Degree in a Different Field Than My Bachelor’s?
Selecting a college major is often a challenging task. As many as 30 percent of students will change their major at least one time during their undergraduate program. This uncertainty does not disappear once people graduate. Earning an undergraduate degree can provide you with the tools you need to get started in your career. It … Continued
ACU taps award-winning producer Randy Brewer to tell online alumni stories
Randy Brewer (’93), producer of award-winning music videos for Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, is putting his talent to work for his alma mater creating a series of TV commercials to air throughout Texas beginning in July. Brewer, founder of Nashville-based Revolution Pictures, has created memorable work with dozens of high-profile clients, including Underwood, Swift, Verizon, Brad … Continued