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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.
February 01, 2022
A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree is an excellent choice for an undergrad degree when you’re interested in working in any aspect of the business world. Learn more about the dynamic skills you can develop with a BSBA degree and find out about the best BSBA degree careers to plan for once you graduate.
Strategic management is the approach taken to orchestrating business outcomes from start to finish— bringing things all together from ideation to execution. Seems pretty straightforward, right? But actually implementing successful strategic planning and management requires careful and thorough attention.
The first step for those who are ready to pursue the professional rewards of a salary-boosting online MBA by earning their degrees is to apply to a top online program with a top-notch essay. Learn how to craft your perfect MBA essay and increase your chances of being accepted to the leading online MBA program of your choice.
January 19, 2022
Making the decision to pursue a business degree opens up the door to choosing a major. Check out this breakdown of BSBA course majors with course topics, skills required, potential careers and salaries can help you narrow down the best BSBA major for you.
January 07, 2022
What is a BSBA degree? Explore the curriculum and career outlook for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree to determine if it is the right fit for you.
Many professionals arrive at a point in their careers where they feel they’ve plateaued. Whether you feel you’re lacking knowledge to be able to responsibly advise on organizational changes or need new skills to take on a leadership role, an online Master in Management (MiM) degree could be a great opportunity to grow your professional potential. Learn more about the degree and its curriculum, how the MiM compares to the MBA, skills gained with an MiM and what types of careers and roles you can pursue with the degree.
As a leading researcher in the field of industrial and organizational psychology — and specifically in the subtopic of diversity and inclusion— Jennica Webster, Ph.D., and her work in and outside of the classroom are a prime example of how Marquette blends its holistic, ethics-based mission into its management curriculum.
It’s a big business world out there. The possibilities and opportunities can be thrilling—and overwhelming. As you bring your educational and career goals into focus, start by looking at some of the available degree options and seeing how each one aligns with your professional goals.
Often, businesses don’t realize the things baked into their organizational culture already that are keeping teams homogenous. As you attempt to change things up, keep in mind there might be practices you need to weed out of your organization just as much as you need to integrate new processes.
Getting a degree is no small undertaking. It’s understandable that many people end up putting college on hold to take care of family, job, or health issues. However, a bachelor’s degree still provides certain advantages as you progress in your career and look for new opportunities. Read on for things to keep in mind when considering going back to school to finish your degree.
The professional world and the world of business school have many things in common, and one fact that is truly important in both of these spaces is that relationships matter. When you’re applying to business school, strong recommendation letters can go a long way toward making your admissions committee confident that you’ll be an asset to the program, and weak or impersonal ones can create some major red flags.
Good news for potential business school applicants: the personal statement doesn’t need to be the most daunting part of your application package.
It’s a general truth about resumes that they should always strive to speak to a specific opportunity. While the resume you use for professional opportunities may be fairly consistent if you are applying to multiple jobs in the same industry, your resume for business school poses a bit of a different challenge.
Between a dog-eat-dog culture and a constant stream of social media, people can feel a need to “keep up” at work and online. While some competition is good, unhealthy competitive environm...
You’ve made the decision that a graduate business degree is your best route toward qualifying for today’s most desirable roles and future-proofing your career against any changes that may occur in the job market. Congratulations! This is a big step, and one that is sure to pay off in ways far beyond your paycheck.
The old adage holds true: “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” One of the best ways to increase your roster of “who you know” is through networking, which is one of the biggest advantages of an MBA program.
Many professionals aspire to earn an MBA at some point in their careers. By adding an MBA to your existing qualifications and experience, you’ll gain the opportunity to climb the career ladder into high-profile management and directorial positions.
Each year, many people consider whether to get an MBA. There are plenty of long-term benefits to earning your degree: career development, larger and stronger professional networks, and eventual increases in salary, authority and reputation, among others.