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How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

There’s nothing comfortable about having to inform a valued employee that her project performance missed the mark. Equally as tough is telling another employee that his negative attitude is creating a culture of discontent. “Handling difficult conversations well is not just a skill, it is an act of courage,” Jean-Francois Manzoni, professor of human resources … Continued
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5 Time Management Tips for Online Students

If you believed “there just aren’t enough hours in the day” before enrolling in an online degree program, get ready to feel even more time-constrained once class begins. Perennial procrastinators and masters of mañana face the toughest time-management challenges in online programs. But even the most self-disciplined and efficient distance learner can struggle to stay … Continued

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5 Key Skills a Future Leader Needs

Do you envision yourself as a future leader? Whether you desire to make your mark as an entrepreneur or in management, you hold the power to make a difference. First, however, you’ll need to develop a variety of skills that, while already valuable, will prove vital in the workplace of tomorrow. These go beyond the … Continued

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Why ACU?

Those interested in going back to school often find themselves facing an incredibly difficult decision: What school should I attend? If this question sounds familiar, we want to help you understand what sets Abilene Christian University apart from the rest, and why it might be just the school you are looking for. Trust and reputation … Continued


Why Get an MBA?

For students interested in earning an MBA, the prospect can be both exciting and intimidating. This degree is highly coveted within the business world, and it has almost become a requirement for nearly any management position. But what is an MBA? Why should you get one? What is an MBA? A Master of Business Administration, … Continued

Jeremy Davis

Student Spotlight: Jeremy Davis

Global citizen and passionate multicultural minister Jeremy Davis boasts a passport full of stamps. He has also enjoyed a long and fruitful academic career with ACU. You can find Jeremy currently living at about 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, where he’s six courses into ACU Online’s Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program. … Continued

Marriage and Family Therapy

What’s the Difference Between a MFT and a MSW Program?

For those who enjoy working with people and helping their community, pursuing an education in marriage and family therapy or social work offers excellent opportunities to put these desires to work. Both fields allow you to make a genuine difference in people’s lives. It’s only natural that you might have questions about the differences between … Continued

Cybersecurity Skills

How to Obtain In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills

Cyberattacks make headlines every day. These breaches affect huge populations and cause hundreds of millions in financial damages. The notorious 2017 Equifax breach, for example, is believed to have impacted over 143 million victims, resulting in a settlement of $700 million and untold damage to the credit reporting agency’s reputation. Desperate to avoid such devastation, … Continued

To-Do List

How to Manage Your To-Do List

When you’re juggling school, work and personal commitments, your to-do list can seem impossibly long. Balancing work, life and online education is a challenge, but it’s doable. However, when your to-do list feels like it’s staring back at you with hundreds of unchecked boxes, you can feel overwhelmed. That to-do list becomes a major roadblock … Continued

Going Back to School

Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

Is “getting a degree” on your New Year’s resolution list for 2020? It’s never been easier for adult learners to return to school than it is right now. Distance learning via online degree programs has made it possible for working professionals and those with families to pursue advanced degrees without travel, without room and board … Continued