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  • An inventory manager is using a digital tablet to check stock levels at a company warehouse.

    What Is a Logistics Degree?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the global supply chain and logistics field in unprecedented ways. At various points during the pandemic, demand outpaced supply in many industries, sending both consumers and businesses scrambling to resolve the disparity.  A string of additional calamities exacerbated the issue: a shipping blockage in the Suez Canal; droughts that

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  • A healthcare worker uses a tablet, surrounded by symbols of types of medical data.

    Data-Driven Leadership: How to Maximize Data in Business and Healthcare

    The business world has been shaped and reshaped by one transformative technology after another, but through every wave of change, the fundamentals of business remain the same: Understand the needs of your customers. Operate as efficiently as possible to meet those needs. Achieve efficiency by making faster, smarter business decisions. These three principles are at

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  • A healthcare administrator talks with a nurse in a hospital lobby.

    Healthcare Administration vs. Healthcare Management

    No matter how you look at it, the role of the healthcare industry in the U.S. economy can’t be overstated. In 2019, according to the Brookings Institution: The healthcare sector employed 11% of U.S. workers  Health insurance accounted for the largest element (26%) of nonwage compensation Healthcare accounted for one of the largest elements (8.1%)

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  • A purchasing manager evaluates inventory quality.

    What Is Supply Chain Management and Why Is It Important?

    Nearly eight in 10 companies with high-performing supply chains create revenue growth that’s well above their industry’s average, according to Deloitte. On the other hand, only 8% of organizations with more limited supply chain capabilities manage to do the same.  Many of today’s organizations recognize the key role their supply chains play in their ability

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  • A smiling data scientist is about to give a presentation to her colleagues.

    Benefits of a Business Analytics Degree

    Benefits of a Business Analytics Degree More than ever before, businesses are relying on data analytics to inform company strategy and accelerate growth. No longer limited to large corporations, smaller companies are finding value in analyzing the data they have at their disposal. As a result, candidates with a business analytics degree have never been

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  • A human resource manager interviews a job candidate in an online meeting.

    What Can You Do with a Human Resource Degree?

    More than 9 in 10 employees say that empathetic employers make them more likely to stay at their jobs, according to the “2021 State of Workplace Empathy” report. Gallup estimates that replacing an employee costs organizations around one-half to two times the employee’s annual salary. Not only that, losing talented employees can damage group morale

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  • Businesspeople meet around a conference table.

    Types of Business Degrees: Which Path Is Right for Your Career?

    When considering a graduate business degree, many people might first think of a traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA), but advanced business education has expanded into greater areas of specialization. Today, students can choose from various types of business degrees, allowing them to pinpoint a specific aspect of the field.  Specialized Master of Science (MS)

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  • Two supply chain managers at a port ship loading dock are viewing a shipping schedule on a laptop.

    Supply Chain Management: Salary and Job Outlook

    In many ways, a solid supply chain provides the backbone for good customer service. If the process from product creation to the hands of consumers runs smoothly, everyone’s happy. But if one little hiccup causes a delay or malfunction, an unplanned price hike, customer dissatisfaction, or even public relations disasters can occur.  Thanks to advances

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  • Four hospital administrators meet at a hospital conference table.

    Healthcare Administration Careers: What Can You Do With a Master’s in Healthcare Management?

    A nervous patient scheduled for surgery is admitted and discharged without stress-inducing delays. A healthcare provider returns a patient phone call to clarify a treatment plan. A patient confused about an insurance claim gets step-by-step guidance. Healthcare administrators play a key role in quality healthcare delivery. They make practical and caring decisions that support patient

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  • A human resource manager is interviewing an applicant for an open position.

    What Is Strategic Human Resource Management?

    In its infancy nearly a century ago, human resources was an administrative function that generally was limited to tasks such as hiring employees, managing benefits, and ensuring regulatory compliance. HR’s goal was to take care of an organization’s current personnel needs. Today, however, HR is increasingly strategic, as it involves aligning a company’s workforce with

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  • A healthcare administrator talks with a physician.

    How to Become a Healthcare Administrator

    Healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, and specialists can focus on high-quality patient care delivery thanks to the many contributions of healthcare administrators.  For individuals interested in learning how to become a healthcare administrator, the first step is to know what healthcare administrators do. Important factors to consider in preparing for a healthcare administrator career

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  • Business leaders meet around a conference table.

    5 Business Administration Careers for Future Leaders

    An advanced degree can open doors to many different business administration careers. Find out how a master’s degree can help you become a business leader.

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