Strategic advice on today’s highly competitive business market, straight from our M.B.A. faculty; supporting you with insights and ideas to help you make a bigger impact in the world.

September 27, 2017

Costing Services in a Not-For-Profit Environment

By Steve Shively, Adjunct Professor, Managerial Accounting | Business

Not-for-profit entities that provide human services do so with a mission of helping others. While the missions are often of noble cause, they’re not free. And while organizations operating as not-for-profit can be viewed as benevolent societies forwarding their respective causes, the classification is more for tax purposes than anything else. Every company in business…

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August 8, 2017

Online MBAs: What Do Employers Really Think About Them?

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Business

The truth is, in most cases, employers don’t think about online MBAs. In today’s ever-advancing technological landscape, online learning is seen every bit as valid as traditional classroom learning. Sure, 15 years ago an online degree may have given a few employers pause, but it’s much more widely understood, accepted and even valued today. 3 Reasons…

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July 12, 2017

4 Ways to Engage a Digital Learner

By Danielle Babb, PhD | Business

As a professor, I’ve learned quite a bit about how to connect to an audience in the digital space. And, the practical concepts I’ve developed in my online classroom can be implemented in business as well—for employee training. As a boss, a human resource manager, or any other facilitator of online training, you’re trying to find the best…

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June 22, 2017

Nonprofit Development and Leadership: An Entrepreneur’s Dream for a Family Business

By Dr. Sharon Link-Wyer, MBA Adjunct Professor | Business

As an adjunct professor of Concordia University, Nebraska’s Nonprofit Organization Development course and the head of a nonprofit, I know the pressures of managing two full-time commitments can be overwhelming. In 2009, I formed the nonprofit Link Autism Leadership on behalf of my autistic son, James. With the help of the pro bono and civic-minded law clinic at…

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June 13, 2017

3 Keys to Social Media Success as a Small Business

By Dr. Shannon Leinen, MBA Program Director | Business

If you’re working on low advertising budget, promoting on social media is a no-brainer. In today’s global community, e-commerce is a necessity to remain viable in the public’s eye. Small businesses need to educate themselves on modern marketing practices to stay relevant and continue to meet sales goals. Ultimately, you need a plan to create…

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June 5, 2017

5 Things to Know About IRAs

By Dr. Kenny Roberts, MBA Adjunct Professor | Business

Most Americans aren’t adequately positioned for retirement—and approximately 46 percent of American families have no retirement savings at all. The goal of retirement is becoming more and more unrealistic. But the first step to change is getting informed—specifically about IRAs. Contributing to an IRA can make all the difference. The most significant difference between a…

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May 30, 2017

Encouragement to Entrepreneurs: Creating Success in a Changing World

By Joel Christiansen, MBA Adjunct Professor | Business

“Change is the price of survival.” -Winston Churchill Life is a cycle and process of change, with some experiences good, some not. That is the reality of life—and business.  It has a way of humbling us, disciplining us and rewarding us in a thousand different ways. Think of life and growing a business as a…

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April 4, 2017

Business: It’s All About the People

By Shannon Leinen, MBA Program Director | Business

“Consider this: jobs that involve relationships with groups of people, whether customers, employees, partners or otherwise, are rapidly on the increase as more companies build online communities and participate in social environments online to interact for business reasons. They aren’t simply looking for people who know how to use Facebook; they need people who can…

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