Choosing a Degree

Whether you finished earning your undergraduate degree in accounting last week, last year or last decade, it’s a good time to think about getting your master’s in accounting. Why? Because a transformational graduate program can help advance your career – no matter what stage you’re in. Graduate-level studies through an accounting master’s degree program can […]

“Begin with the end in mind.” That’s Habit #2 of Stephen Covey’s renowned book, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. It’s also highly sound advice for those who are deciding whether or not to pursue a master’s degree in marketing and communications. Think about it. You have to know where you are going in […]

  Of all the MBA programs, in all the towns, in all the world, which one is right for you? Well, in the immortal words of renowned actor Humphrey Bogart, the right MBA program should be “the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Huh?! That’s right. Your future MBA program is a lot like a beautiful […]

Can the process of choosing a college degree program be likened to following a recipe in the kitchen? Well, consider a simple recipe: a list of ingredients + assembly instructions = finished dish. If it were that simple, however, everyone would be a great cook. And, as you know from your last potluck (or, ahem, […]

The fictional character Yoda of Star Wars fame spoke what some believe to be one of the most important pieces of advice of all time: “Do or do not. There is no try.” You have embraced Yoda. You have decided to “do”—you are going back to college and you are finishing your degree. Congratulations on […]

A search of the key phrase “internet careers” nets almost 1 billion results. And yet there was a time when such a thing did not exist. Thirty years ago, adult learners and college students had absolutely no clue there would be a technology revolution like we’ve had. And certainly no one anticipated a career that […]

First century author Publilius Syrus said, “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” Although you probably seek the counsel of friends and family about the trivial things in life, such as, “What’s a good restaurant for an anniversary dinner?” or “Where’s the cheapest vacation spot for families?” if you’re like most people, you […]

Before computers, smart phones, and Google ruled our everyday world, one of the best ways to make a decision was to take a sheet of paper, draw a dividing line and label one side “Pros” and the other side “Cons.” Then you’d brainstorm as many pros and cons surrounding your decision (whatever it was), adding […]

Would you hide your money under a mattress and expect it to earn interest? Of course not. But that’s exactly what getting your degree from an unaccredited college or university is like: It may seem like a good idea, but it yields no return on your investment. The truth is, accreditation matters very much. Before […]

Not sure what to study now that you’ve decided to go back to college? You’re not alone. If you’re like most adult learners, you’re heading back to school to advance or change your career. (Good for you, by the way.) So, of course, you want to succeed in the classroom. Before you do, you have […]