Category: Business

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BUS 552 Leadership explores leadership from four different perspectives: the leader, the follower, the situation, and leadership skills. The main themes discussed in the course include: setting a vision, establishing culture, working through change, ethics and leadership, team building and empowering people, principles of leadership, leading a culturally diverse team of people, leading through difficulty, …

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“We don’t get to pick and choose when bad things happen. Doing something in a situation matters,” said police officer Zinab Kitonyi, after a workplace training class on how to respond to an active shooter event. Kitonyi, known as “Zee,” a student in the Associate in Science in Administrative and Management Studies, came to Excelsior …

Terry Leonard, Criminal Investigator

Robert “Terry” Leonard’s career in law enforcement has spanned more than two decades in various capacities, from a 911 dispatcher to a criminal investigator. The knowledge he gained from earning a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and Management in 2015 has contributed to advancements in his work, and his passion for his career is …

Life is full of impactful moments, ones that take you from someplace you expected to a path of invigorating unfamiliarity. That unfamiliar path can be exciting and often delivers individuals to an ongoing series of rewarding experiences. Just ask Excelsior College instructor Kathryn Saintcross. A faculty member since 2014, the native of Burlington, Vermont, earned …

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BUS 311: Organizational Behavior offers an overview of human behavior in work organizations. Students study theoretical, empirical, and applications issues from individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational perspectives. Topics covered include the overview and history of the field, perceptions, attitudes, learning processes, personality, motivation, stress, performance appraisal, group dynamics, leadership, communication, decision making, job design, organizational …

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Accounting, known as the language of business, is a system of information intended to reflect the economic activities within an organization.  It is concerned with the methods of recording transactions, keeping financial records, performing internal audits, analyzing financial information, and advising taxation matters. Accounting as a profession provides relevant and reliable financial information used in …

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By Michele Paludi and Maribeth Gunner Pulliam Where do you see yourself professionally in five years? Do you picture yourself applying your leadership skills to direct an organization’s vision? Are you someone who enjoys applying data analytics to solve organizational problems? Do you want a career in consulting to improve organizations’ performance and business systems? …