5 Entry-Level Business Management Careers

Posted by Eden Lord

Nov 24, 2015 11:30:00 AM

iStock_000066984011_Small_1After teaching online for more than a decade, I’ve come to the realization that my favorite classes to teach are entry level business courses.

Students are eager to learn in those courses. They are full of ideas and plans. It’s a pleasure to help build their business education foundation.

That said, whenever I teach classes as part of an online business degree program, I know I will inevitably be asked “the question.”


Topics: Career Tips

5 Things Nobody Tells You about Your Career in Business Management

Posted by Eden Lord

Nov 20, 2015 3:01:22 PM

iStock_000055715590_SmallIt doesn’t matter how well your online business management instructors prepare you, the business world will throw you a few curveballs.

You’ll be up against budget constraints, missed deadlines, staffing issues and office politics, to name a few.

What really matters is how you handle situations when they pop up and how you apply concepts you’ll learn in your online business management program.

I can only say this with confidence because it’s happened in my own life. As the Founder and CEO of MedBuddy, I’ve worn every hat in the place and clawed my way through the toils to come out on top!


Topics: Career Tips

Meet Grantham’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year: Ryan Douglas

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 18, 2015 1:00:00 PM

20150602_RDouglas_0002In the midst of all the clamor and excitement of our annual commencement ceremony, there is a brief shift in focus from celebrating our graduates to honoring Grantham’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year.

It’s an award that recognizes the significant contributions of one of our full-time faculty members to both students and the institution throughout the year. This year’s recipient was Ryan Douglas.

An intricate part of the Mark Skousen School of Business, Douglas joined Grantham in May 2014 as a full-time faculty member teaching a variety of accounting courses.

“Ryan demonstrates a level of care for his students that all faculty should aspire to emulate,” said Chase Cookson, Grantham’s Dean of Faculty.”


Topics: online degree programs

Teaching the teacher: Reflections on learning lessons from veterans

Posted by Michelle Sodaro

Nov 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

veterans day, college after military, military friendly collegeWhen I interviewed for a full-time teaching position at Grantham University, the first thing I did (as all career-type articles tell us to do) was research the University to see if its educational philosophy was compatible with my own.


Topics: military

Happy 240th Birthday, United States Marines!

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 10, 2015 8:45:00 AM

marines_birthdayToday is the U.S. Marine Corps’ 240th birthday. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Parris Island and the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

I’ve been lucky enough to learn over the years - especially in my time working at a military friendly college - there is no such thing as a “former or ex-Marine.”

As General Robert Neller said in his recent celebratory remarks, the legacy of being a Marine isn’t given, it’s earned.

The Corps has seen many changes over the century, Green said, “but one thing that hasn’t changed is each Marine’s commitment to contributing to our great legacy.”

We salute and honor that legacy in our celebratory birthday video! Take a look:


Topics: military

How Grantham Makes Military Family Month a Timeless Commitment

Posted by Ryan Kane

Nov 5, 2015 3:30:00 PM

mark.Wilson.and.JorgeWith the Grantham University Blog, we strive for variety, but we also realize the need to revisit certain topics.

Sometimes it’s because things evolve or change, and those once familiar topics are new again.

Other times, revisiting a topic simply helps our newer readers understand what we’re about.

Today’s post fits pretty well in that second category.

Historically, much of our identity is tied to our reputation as a military-friendly college

So topics such as November’s Military Family Month tend to show up in the blog every year.


Topics: military

How One General Education Course Changed This Student’s Life

Posted by Valerie Morrow

Nov 3, 2015 2:45:00 PM

LisaMarie_Garden“When I signed up for Intro to Environmental Science with Sarah Powell, I had no knowledge of what the course entailed and was pretty much in the dark (albeit by choice) as to what is happening in the world today,” said Lisamarie Rykowski.

You may remember Rykowski from a blog last summer.

She’s a mom, full-time government employee and pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Management thanks to a full scholarship from Federally Employed Women (FEW).


Topics: Academic Advice

6 Tips to Paying Student Loans Back Faster

Posted by Eden Lord

Oct 28, 2015 2:15:00 PM

military friendly college, college after military After making the decision to attend an accredited online university, your first question after choosing your degree program might be, “How will I pay for my education?”

While many students receive grants, corporate reimbursements or scholarships to cover expenses, others use their veteran education benefits, pay out of pocket or with their savings.

For the rest, loans are available to help cover the cost of your education. So how can you be a smart borrower?

Student Loans: A primer

First, let’s talk about subsidized versus unsubsidized student loans. What’s the difference?


Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome? Here's how to break the cycle!

Posted by Sarah Burgen

Oct 26, 2015 2:30:00 PM

military friendly college, college after military, imposter syndrome I earned my Master of Business Administration at Grantham in 2014, but I wanted to study something that would equip me to succeed in my new role as a student advisor trainer.

A university in the area offers a Master of Science in Adult and Continuing Education, and it seemed perfect.

I enrolled in my first course and spent the weeks prior to class freaking out about whether I should bring a notebook or a laptop, or if I should dress up, or what it would be like.

Adults still experience first day jitters
With my 100% online MBA, I could “go to class” in my sweats, but I felt like I needed to dress to impress if I was going to be in a classroom.

In my first four-hour class session, I felt so intimidated. This particular course was considered to be an elective, so many of the students in class with me were


Topics: Academic Advice

The Amazing Evolution of Grantham University. Did You Know #5?

Posted by Ryan Kane

Oct 19, 2015 3:30:00 PM

donald_grantham_2A couple months ago, I was tasked with gathering facts and figures on Grantham’s progress since August 2005, the date the University left its former home in Slidell, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

We presented the information at a Grantham employee Town Hall meeting to commemorate our 10th anniversary in Kansas City – a city that immediately embraced and supported the 72 Life Changers who made that permanent move northward from Louisiana.

We also unveiled two full scholarships around this “10th Anniversary” theme: one open to a Kansas City area resident and another designated for a resident of Louisiana’s St. Tammany Parish area.

I tapped every department in the University, searching for stats that would show just how far Grantham had come these last ten years in serving and supporting its students.

There were some eye-opening revelations that really underscored our progress, as well as other information that made for ideal “fun facts.”


Topics: online degree programs

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