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Digital transformation isn't just about technology, and it's no longer optional for businesses in today's landscape. It's a strategic imperative for modern leadership. Deepen your understanding of the digital shift and crucial leadership strategies for tomorrow.
As of 2023, 12.7% of full-time employees work from home, while 28.2% work a hybrid model, and some leaders are discovering that a new set of social skills and emotional intelligence are necessary.
Global business plays a significant role in the modern economy. Increase your understanding of the global business environment with this article, which explores the dynamics, challenges and opportunities of international business.
In the dynamic landscape of the business world, the role of effective leadership cannot be overstated. Leadership skills are not only a desirable trait, they are a fundamental cornerstone that shapes the success and longevity of any business. This article explores the multifaceted dimensions of business leadership skills, examining their significance, development and the impact they have on organizational success.
This post explores practical tips and strategies for improving employee performance and motivating employees to achieve individual and business success.
The dream of a concise and perfect management strategy has spawned countless frameworks over the years. While the old standards, like SWOT analysis, stand strong, new analysis methods are being introduced every year. With so many theories to wade through, it can be tough even for experienced professionals to know where to begin.
Learn how Marquette University’s online Master in Management can help you improve time management, task prioritization and other essential skills.
Empower your organization with effective strategies for workplace challenges, from difficult employees to discrimination, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
MBA graduates are highly sought after in various industries, including finance, marketing, healthcare, technology and consulting. Whether you aspire to be a corporate executive, an entrepreneur, or a nonprofit leader, an MBA provides you with the versatility to pursue your passion.
Named a Native American 40 Under 40 award recipient, Boivin, who is Menominee, was being recognized for her work leading Woodland Financial Partners, a Native community development financial institution (formerly NiiJii Capital Partners).
In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern job market, networking skills and relationship building are indispensable tools for career development. This article will delve into the importance of building professional relationships and explore how networking skills can contribute to your career growth.
Are you contemplating graduate school to pursue a MBA? Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills, choose a new career path, or simply expand your horizons, pursuing an MBA can be a transformative experience.
Spend a few minutes browsing job advertisements, and you’ll likely notice that two skills appear frequently in the lists of required skills: leadership and management. These abilities are in high demand across careers and industries. Find out how to stand out as an effective leader and manager.
Explore the job market's intricacies, industry-specific salaries and the unique benefits of an MBA.
Managers can boost employees' job satisfaction, and more importantly, promote equity and social justice, by creating initiatives and policies that advance DEI. This article explores best practices and strategies for fostering an inclusive culture that values diversity. 
You can set yourself up for career and business success by developing the right knowledge and skills while networking. Even if you're already working a full-time job, you'll want to integrate some of these tasks to your to-do list to get ahead. This guide covers the top tips and strategies to advance your business career and achieve your goals.
Goals are an important motivator. Measuring employees' work gives them set parameters so that they understand performance expectations. Proper goal setting can boost employee engagement, which in turn improves the individual employee performance that will benefit the organization as a whole.
Everyone wants to make a first good impression. Your MBA application is an opportunity to showcase your best skills and prove why you’re a stellar candidate for business school.
As a consumer, you consider a broad range of factors when you shop for products and services. If you’re like many Americans, you might also research a company’s business ethics and values before making purchasing decisions. Learn about business ethics and corporate social responsibility from the business side of things with Marquette.
Everyone has a personal moral code that shapes their everyday behavior. You make ethical decisions when you choose where to shop, what to eat, how you interact with others, and much more. People often don’t think of corporations as moral or immoral, but companies also consider ethics when making decisions and implementing policies. But why are ethics important in business?
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs have exploded in popularity in recent years. Many companies have taken steps to create more welcoming and fair workplace cultures. However, cultivating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace takes time and a sustained effort. Companies often need to revamp many practices and policies to genuinely support their DEI goals.
Adopting ethical business practices takes time, dedication, and often money. But doing the right thing has many benefits. This article covers the definition of ethical business practices, methods to apply these principles in the workplace, and why business ethics matter.
May 17, 2023
As the world of artificial intelligence (AI) expands, so do the ethical questions surrounding its use. In 2023, AI has the potential to transform businesses in numerous ways, enabling them to operate more efficiently, make better decisions, and provide better experiences to their customers.
What makes a good leader? Being a good leader is about a lot more than being put in charge–it requires a level of self awareness, confidence, strategic thinking and an ability to make a positive impact with whatever resources they have.
“Leadership is often called both an art and a science.” So begins a recent paper co-authored by Marquette University’s Dr. Jay L. Caulfield.
Kristie Rogers, MBA, Ph.D., associate professor of management, Marquette University, was named to Poets&Quants 2022 list of Best Undergraduate Professors. Dr. Rogers has been teaching courses and facilitating workshops for more than a decade and her research focuses on respect at work and how we build our identities through our work. Learn more about Dr. Rogers and her award at our blog.
Assistant professor Jennica Webster, Ph.D., collaborated with two other researchers on a 2021 study that offers insights into ways managers and leaders can improve organizational climate and make all employees feel valued, in turn leading to greater engagement, productivity and loyalty. Learn more about that research and background on LGBTQ workplace discrimination.
Effectively addressing discrimination in the workplace is a critical business competency taught by leading management researchers and practitioners, including Jennica Webster, Ph.D., of the Marquette online Master in Management (MiM) program. Read an overview of federal workplace discrimination laws and an abstract of Dr. Webster's recent Oxford Research Encyclopedia article.
Diversity is a hugely important topic within contemporary work culture. Whether an organization has a goal of increasing workforce diversity through different hiring practices, or individual employees are pushing for greater inclusion of different identities in day-to-day practices, the best managers of today's workplaces will be familiar with all aspects of creating a diverse workplace.
Before the pandemic, nearly a quarter of the workforce in the United States worked from home at least a portion of the time. So, while the challenges of managing remote employees are more prevalent than before, they're not entirely new. When it comes down to it, effectively managing remote teams relies on many of the same tenets and hard skills as in-person management. What needs to shift is the manager's frame of thinking and approach to handling a diverse group of employee needs and expectations.
It's hard to deny that the salary for a position will often make or break your decision to take the job. Check out this blog for a more specific idea of how much you can make in different industries with an MBA.
Change is difficult. It’s an adage that’s tossed around for decades and speaks to something many of us know personally: change is difficult. No matter if it’s a self-imposed change or implementing a change for a large group. While transitions involve many cut-and-dry logistics, they also often will cause an emotional stir in employees. That’s where organizational change management (OCM) comes in.
Kalin Kolev, MBA, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management at Marquette, wanted to look further into how and why executive teams make certain decisions when faced with poor performance. In the paper, the role of top management teams in firm responses to performance shortfalls, Kolev and his co-author Gerry McNamara, MBA, Ph.D., analyzed the relationship between how much risk top management teams are prepared to take on in relation to the makeup of the team.
MBA graduates equipped with leading-edge skillsets are ready to face complex business challenges while working tirelessly for the greater good. Finding an opportunity to make a difference in the world requires innovative thinking about the future of business management in an increasingly challenging era.
A set of universal standards or a personal ethic code can serve as the guide for judging between right and wrong in your daily life. Business ethics are similar in principle to standard ethics, but have much broader conseque...
If quiet quitting isn’t really quitting, then what’s the big problem? Learn from Marquette Associate Professor of Management Kristie Rogers about the issues poor employee engagement can bring to a post-pandemic organization.
Women in business may face many challenges on their way to the top, but that doesn’t mean they’re not making a major impact. Below, check out our list of the 11 most powerful women in business today.
Are you looking for a career that gives you many options, in addition to a generous salary and the ability to work for different types of organizations? Consider a business administration degree. You’ll have the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and you can choose to concentrate in a particular area, such as finance, accounting, marketing, management, statistics or economics.
If you’re currently a manager or interested in becoming one, one of the most important skills you need to develop is knowing how to motivate employees. Just as all people are unique, not all workers will be motivated by the same things. But having motivated team members is extremely important for company success.
When you think about coaching in the workplace, what initially comes to mind is executive coaching for higher-level employees, as part of management training and development. However, employee coaching can be helpful at any level, and there are many benefits—both for the individual and for the company.
In this article, we examine what is meant by the phrase ‘difficult employee,’ the connection between engagement and undesirable behavior and what you, as a manager, can do to handle difficult employees for a healthier, more productive work environment.
More than half of U.S.-based companies offer educational support programs to employees, so there’s a decent chance your organization already has a system in place to help pay for your academic endeavors. Whether the practice exists already or not, it can be a bit nerve wracking to speak to your management team about helping you finance your degree. Follow our guidelines below to make sure you’re ready for the big conversation.
An MBA in business analytics is one of the most applicable degree concentrations available today since it can be used in fields as varied as medicine, manufacturing, finance, retail, and so much more.
Finishing your degree while working full-time and balancing other commitments is possible. How? The answer is effective time management. Check out these top time management tips for students.
Follow these tips to choose your recommenders and help them write strong letters about your skills and character after you have been out of school for some time.
John L. Cotton is a Professor of Management and Director of the Executive MBA Program in the College of Business Administration at Marquette University. Dr. Cotton's primary interests are in Organizational Behavior, specifically employee involvement, leadership, the sociology of academic knowledge, and the mentoring of employees. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and a book on these topics.
Learn about the ways a Master’s in Management (MiM) degree can enhance your career prospects and your salary.
Leadership coaching, also known as leadership development, is a style of management with increasing popularity. Learn about this management style and what makes a good leader in Marquette’s blog.
Should you get your bachelor’s in business administration? Yes! Workers with a bachelor’s degree had median weekly earnings of $1,305 in 2020, compared with $781 for workers with a high school diploma and $938 for a worker with an associate degree. Find out how far a bachelor’s in business administration can take you and the factors that affect salary in different business positions.
If you’ve applied to or worked for a business at any point in your life, you’ve likely come into contact with human resources (HR) at some point whether you knew it or not. But what is human resources beyond hiring and payroll? Keep reading to find out how the field of HR came about, the general responsibilities of an HR department and how it fits into the 21st century of business.