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Social Media Risks

Social media usage is growing at an exponential rate. With this growth come enormous benefits, like the ability to connect people all around the world and allow them to create increasingly rich content. With this growth, however, also comes an increasing number of risks. As you pursue your Online Master of Science in Management Information […]

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How Square Revolutionized Payment Processing

Square’s portable, pocket-sized credit card processing system has created a new economy that allows individuals and small businesses to accept credit card payments. This small development has completely revolutionized how the world does business. As you pursue your MBA degree online, topics like these are important for forming a perspective on the modern business world […]

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How the Marketplace Affects Product Development

In an article entitled, “NPD Speed vs. Innovativeness: The Contingent Impact of Institutional and Market Environments,” UAB Collat School of Business Professor Shibin (Simon) Sheng collaborated with Kevin Zheng Zhou and Leopold Lessassy to research new product development in an underdeveloped country (China). An important study for students entering the global marketplace after earning their […]

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Emergency Operations Centers Make a Difference

When infectious disease outbreaks occur, containment is a vital strategy for protecting the affected population and preventing the spread of fear and panic. Emergency Operations Centers can help return stability to impacted nations, as reflected in recent responses in Nigeria. According to research co-authored by University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business Management […]

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Accounting Controls and Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud occurs in a variety of areas of the US healthcare system. It can include anything from unintentional accounting errors to expensive reimbursement for false claims. According to research by University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business Professor James (Jim) Byrd, accounting fraud in healthcare can be avoided through ensuring patient involvement […]

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Data Security on Mobile Apps

Mobile applications are important moneymakers for app providers, developers, software companies and advertisers. With $46 billion dollars in profits in 2016 alone, the popularity of these apps is only continuing to grow. As you pursue your Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree, it’s important to understand that along with this popularity comes a unique […]

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Why Sales and Marketing Need to Work Together

If you aspire to work in sales, marketing or management as you pursue your business degree online, it’s important to understand the importance of a strong relationship between these two departments and business functions. Often kept separate, these two functions can be extraordinarily powerful when used together. Research co-authored by Dr. Mike Wittmann, chair of […]

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The Hunter-Farmer Salesperson

For modern business leaders, identifying successful salespeople and properly leveraging their talents is key to long term firm performance in the marketplace. In that vein, business researchers studying how to affect a superior salesforce have developed the concept of “hunters” and “farmers” to help organizations identify desired qualities in a salesperson and understand how to […]

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Friendships in the Workplace

If you are interested in pursuing an online business degree to improve your leadership skills and advance your career opportunities, understanding the complex dynamics of workplace relationships is key. One study, co-authored by UAB Collat School of Business Associate Professor Anthony Hood, specifically explores the benefits and risks of friendships in workplace groups. Effects of […]

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Conflict & Work-Life Balance

Two of the most time-consuming and costly tasks that business managers face are recruitment and training of new employees. It is clear that the organizational resources devoted to the effects of voluntary, dysfunctional turnover are numerous and taxing on any business. As you work toward your business degree online and enter the workforce, it’s important […]

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The Long-Term Impacts of a Man-Made Disaster

The immediate impact of oil spills can usually always be found in the news. From Exxon Valdez to BP, oil spills have accounted for some of the worst man-made environmental disasters in recent history, with extensive media coverage covering their immediate wake. But what happens in the long-term? Specifically, what is the economic impact of […]

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Crowdsourcing in Accounting

Generating earnings forecasts and ensuring that they are accurate is one of the most important tasks in the business world. After all, enormous financial investment decisions are based on the data contained in these forecasts. As a current bachelor’s degree in accounting student and future accountant, business leader or financial expert, it is important that […]

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Globalization and the Future for Accounting

After earning your online Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you will enter a dynamic and growing workforce. One important trend having a unique impact on the industry is globalization. Here’s why: The Role of Accounting Practices in Globalization Small-to-medium sized practices (SMPs) play an integral role in the globalization of small-to-medium-sized enterprise. Especially important in […]

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Which Degree Program? Information Systems vs. Computer Science

When considering the advantages of an Information Systems (IS) degree versus a Computer Science (CS degree), there are many factors to examine…

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Virtual Team Leadership: The Highs & Lows of Leading a Team Remotely

As you work toward your Master of Business Administration degree online, you know better than anyone the value and viability of a system of working on your own time, at your own pace, from your home. The Internet Initiates Change The internet has made advancing your education more convenient by leading to the development of […]

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The Benefits of Competition

Many companies may see competition as a hindrance that threatens to reduce their customer base. They forget that in the business world…

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Entrepreneurs and social media

According to research by Dr. Molly Wasko and Carlene Cassidy of The UAB Collat School of Business, many business owners are hesitant to jump onto the social media bandwagon. As you work toward your online business degree, you’ll come to understand the overall importance of social networks to business success. Our latest infographic sheds light […]

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Mis Security Infographic

As businesses large and small become more dependent on electronic data, a major focus has shifted towards information security.  Businesses are investing more than ever to protect themselves from dozens of security threats, from malware infections to financial fraud.

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Big Data for Small Business

Getting your Online Master of Science in Management Information Systems means understanding the impact of data on business. In our latest infographic, we uncover the positive impact Big Data can have on Small Businesses: Add This Infographic to Your Site University of Alabama at Birmingham Online

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The IT skills gap

Did you know that the largest percentage of citizen developers are between the ages of 18 and 29? The IT skills gap is an issue you will certainly confront as you work toward your information systems management degree.

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Candy Crushed – a breakdown of a busted IPO

The start of the 2015 IPO season has been relatively lackluster, following a year of ups and downs in the market. 2014 saw the busted IPO of Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment. If you’re interested in getting your accounting degree online, understanding what makes an IPO successful is important.

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Breaking Down the New Microsoft

Your Master’s degree in Management Information Systems means you spend a great deal of your time with technology. Chances are, you are working with either an Apple or a Microsoft device (or software).

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The Science Behind Google

An online Master’s degree in Management Information Systems will give you insight into the intricate inner workings of today’s digital technologies. With you in mind, we’ve created the infographic below. Learn the secrets behind search engines – how they work and how they have evolved: Add This Infographic to Your Site University of Alabama at […]

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Money Grows on Degrees

If you’re considering getting your degree online but haven’t yet picked a specialization, it can be helpful to gain insight into what the future might hold.

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The future of mobile application

The Future of Mobile Application As the number of people who own and use cell phones continues to grow, so does the use of smart phones. 91% of the US adult population currently owns a cell phone and of that 91%, 61% are smartphones.

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Promoting data security in the workplace

No matter the workplace, data security is often a top concern for management professionals. Security breaches can end up threatening the livelihood of employees and entire companies alike, depending on how severe they are.

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Elon Musk vs New Jersey

One of the most important aspects of getting your business degree online is learning from those who came before you – those successful figures who serve as important role models.

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Best Jobs in America

As you look to advance your career with a business degree online, it can be valuable to know what industries are growing. With industry growth comes job growth – and career opportunities for you.

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Damaging Data Breaches

With the growth of social media, online businesses and payment technologies, data breaches have seemingly become commonplace. From Nasdaq to Michaels, some of the biggest companies have been breached.

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Accounting Tools for the Digital Age

If you’re looking to get your accounting degree online, the fundamentals of accounting aren’t the only things you have to learn. Check out UAB’s infographic about important accounting tools.

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