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How to Create a Code of Business Ethics
A code of ethics details the principles and values that guide how accounting professionals and organizations operate. This article, which also includes a comprehensive video, outlines the steps, guidelines ,and codes you can incorporate into your business.
Forging a Personalized Career Path with a Degree in Health Informatics
As part of the health informatics degree, you'll complete a capstone course project, which includes individual placement in a healthcare organization with the opportunity to work on a project aligned with your interests. You can read more here about how a recent graduate applied her capstone project to her ideal career in veterinary science.
Statistics That Prove Becoming a CPA Is Worth it
Earning your CPA puts you in the spotlight for promotion, rapid career advancement – and a better salary. Learn more about why getting your CPA is worth it!
Informative CPA Statistics!
Explore useful tools and information that can help you better prepare for the CPA exam. Develop a CPA exam study schedule and perform better.
Advance Your Career in Accounting
Plan your professional future in accounting with Scranton University's career development guide for tips that any graduate of accounting can apply.
Health Informatics: The Marriage of Healthcare, IT, Big Data, and Analytics
The future of healthcare is in big data. Learn how health informatics are shaping the medical landscape in dynamic, effective ways.
MBA or MHA — Which Is Right for You?
Deciding between a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in healthcare can be overwhelming. This guide breaks down the benefits of both to help you choose your career path.
The Power of Big Data: Career Opportunities in Health Informatics
Health Informatics is the future of innovative healthcare practices. Learn how careers in the field are growing in a number of new directions.
Sustainability for People, Planet and Profits: Understanding the Triple Bottom Line
Business leaders are uniquely poised to drive profits at the same time that they create ethical, sustainable frameworks across industries. Learn why more business leaders than ever are considering the triple bottom line.
How Online Learning Benefits Different Types of Learners
A growing number of students are turning to online degree programs. Learn how online learning benefits different types of learners.
The Benefits of Enrolling in a CAHME-Accredited MHA Program
Gain a better understanding of how getting a degree from a CAHME-accredited program will give you the foundation to support healthcare organizations.
Why You Should Start Your Career in Hospital Administration
Learn how to launch a fulfilling and lucrative career in hospital administration by getting a degree from Scranton University.
Everything You Need to Know about Big 4 Accounting Firms
Find out how the biggest accounting firms in the country operate and how you can work for them.
How to Start Your Career in Human Resources
Discover the best tactics to begin – and advance – your career in human resources through this engaging step-by-step article.
Essential HR Manager Skills and Competencies to Advance Your Career
Learn the core skills and competencies that HR Managers must have to find and sustain success.
How Managers Should Select New Hires and What It Takes to Keep Them
Discover what managers need to consider when deciding who to hire. This article also explores how managers can implement retention strategies to keep new hires on board.
How I chose The University of Scranton to pursue my degree
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Keri Thorpe As an undergraduate I had attended The University of Scranton. I found the Jesuit education to be very well rounded, focusing on intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical development. A Jesuit education develops students in efforts to have them contribute their talents and skills to the…
Time Management Tips for Taking 3 Credits in 8 Weeks
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Deb Laudenslager Completing three credits in eight weeks is rewarding and challenging. On the positive side, eight weeks fly by, and before you know it you have another course under your belt. It is so much more encouraging to make progress towards your goals every eight weeks,…
The Difference in Traditional Campus and Online Learning Environments
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Andrew Donet Attending The University of Scranton can be achieved through on-campus or online classes, and it is with this exact flexibility that I was able to begin and advance my career. Originally, I applied to The University of Scranton because of its beautiful campus, especially when…
5 Tips for group work in an online program.
Monday, January 30, 2017 by Keri Hindman You know the challenge…trying to get more than two people together to meet or work on projects can be daunting. As part of a master of accountancy online education community, students may exist in multiple time zones and have other life commitments that created the need…
Transitioning back to formal education 20+ years after receiving a Bachelor’s degree
by Deb Laudenslager So you are thinking of going back to school for an advanced degree, huh? That was me a few years ago. Don’t worry! It’s not that bad – in fact, it’s kind of fun! I am presently 6 credits from graduating, and as much as I’m ready to…
What To Expect From a Healthcare Masters Program
A master’s in healthcare administration prepares individuals to work in a range of leadership roles and various types of organizations. Earning a master’s level degree in health administration can be accomplished simultaneously while working and caring...
What Hospital Administrators Should Consider When Going Green
Here are a few things hospital administrators should consider when going green with their hospitals.
The Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
Assessing, improving, and implementing quality nursing home resident care is an ongoing effort for many professionals in the industry. Nursing home administrators have worked hard to improve the quality of care provided to residents and to improve...
The Intersection of Public Health and Social Media
Patients’ relationships with their health care providers are built on a foundation of communication. Doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives ask questions, patients provide answers.
Patient Engagement and Health Informatics
The way patients interact with their health-care providers is evolving thanks to health informatics technologies.
How Health Informatics Transforms the Insurance Industry
Health informatics is becoming an integral part of the insurance industry as more insurers work with health-care providers.
Health Informatics in the Time of COVID-19
Neel Pathak, an MHA graduate, has eight years of progressive management experience in diverse settings, including major health systems, healthcare associations, accrediting organizations, and academic institutions.
Faculty Spotlight: Scranton’s Beth Elias, Ph.D., MS, FHIMSS, Brings Health Informatics Expertise to Leading International Conference
Professor Beth Elias, Ph.D., MS, FHIMSS, was honored to be a “Views from the Top” presenter at the HIMSS 2019 conference! Over 40,000 health information and technology professionals came together to discuss the future of health information management.
EMR: The Progress to 100% Electronic Medical Records
As technology advances, electronic methods of storing information have become more prevalent and beneficial to organizations. Healthcare organizations are no exception as they move towards completely electronic systems to store patient records...
Cybersecurity: What Health Informatics Professionals Need to Know
Health informatics is one of the hottest areas of health care. But the fact that it forms the junction of health care and information technology makes it an attractive target for cybercriminals.
Community Health and Informatics
Public health agencies are on the front line of preventing epidemics. But they also do much more than that in the communities they serve, and their work is being informed by technology that allows information to be collected and analyzed in new ways.
Transitioning from Business into Health Informatics
Health infromatics professional applying technology in his healthcare job.
7 Must-Have Skills for Hospital Administrators
Here are the 7 top skills you’ll need to be a successful hospital administrator.
7 Careers for Health Service Administration Graduates
Recent transformations within the health care industry have given healthcare executives the opportunity to consider more diverse career options.
7 benefits of electronic health records for hospitals
Most patients are, by now, used to seeing their health care providers put notes into a computer during office visits.
4 ways companies can attract and retain young workers
Millennials now make up the largest share of the workforce. Recruiting young professionals requires a different approach and a new set of skills from human resource professionals.
10 Ways Health Information Management Impacts the Quality of Patient Care
Health information management provides a balance between the number-crunching side of healthcare and the growing demand to provide optimum care for every patient.
Working Remotely: Is Telecommuting Right for Every Company?
Today, more companies are turning toward a telecommute strategy, but is working remotely right for everyone?
How to Create a Win/Win Compensation Strategy
How can you as a human-resource professional make sure your company’s compensation strategy is a win/win for your company and its employees?
HR Concerns for Terminating Employees: Law, Policies and Suspensions
The creation and enforcement of a protocol concerning employee termination through human resources reduces conflict and improves professional interaction.
How to Handle Employee Performance and Recognition Programs
For managers, keeping your employees happy and engaged should be a top priority. A balance is needed for working hard and rewards given for that work.
How To Create A Stellar Resume
Writing a great resume is a balancing act. You need to outline your portfolio with professional keywords in your field, but also stand out from the pack.
5 Tips on How to Be Successful in an Online MBA Program
Online MBA programs are a viable option for ambitious people seeking to fit higher education into their busy lifestyles. Read stories from real students!
How the Smartphone has Impacted Economic Development
Since 2007, when the first smartphone was released, the effect they have had on the US and the world’s economic growth has been monumental.
Five Ways Corporate Social Responsibility Promotes Sustainable Business
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly more important today and can take on various forms. Here are five ways CSR contributes to the triple bottom line.
Which Professional Accounting Association is Right for You?
Joining a professional accounting association is a great way to network and enhance your career.
What Exactly Should You Study for the CPA Exam?
With a Master of Accountancy, graduates have the knowledge and skills they need to successfully prepare for and take the CPA exam.
What is Forensic Accounting?
Forensic accounting has gained recognition and reputation in the past few decades with the publicity of high-profile criminal cases, sparking the interest of many intrigued students.
Top 5 Ways Social Media is Used by Healthcare Professionals
Social media has become widely used by individuals and businesses to stay connected, communicate and even market products or services. As these sites evolve and become a prevalent way of reaching out to consumers, healthcare professionals are finding...
Top 4 Careers for Operations Management Graduates
For those interested in a career in the operations management field, there are 4 key areas of focus.
Tips for Measuring Employee Engagement Plans
Business owners must be proactive in creating the type of team environment that fosters and cultivates engaged, interested employees.
The Role of Information Systems in Running the 21st Century Organization
Management Information Systems (MIS) focus on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in managing organizations. In the 21st century almost all organizations use Information and Communication Technologies to efficiently manage their...
The Complete OSHA Compliance Assistance Checklist
Gaining OSHA Compliance is easier when employers invest time and resources to research OSHA standards and implement programs to ensure worker safety.
The 5 Functions All Business Managers Should Master
After mastering these business management functions, such as leadership and planning, any manager should have the ability to successfully run a business.
Top 5 Soft Skills Professional Accountants Need
Basic, soft skills accountants need to succeed are often forgotten. Here’s a list of 5 to work on.
Should Employers have a Social Media Policy?
While social media can build an organization’s brand and image, improper use of social media accounts by employees can be damaging. Find out why your organization should have a social media policy.
The SEC’s Renewed Focus on Accounting Fraud
With a goal to mitigate regulatory oversight, the SEC has unveiled a revolutionary tool known as the accounting quality model (AQM).
Reasons to enroll in an AACSB-accredited MBA program
Less than 5 percent of the world’s business programs have earned AACSB accreditation, which is the highest standard of achievement for business schools.
The Purpose of Risk Management in Healthcare
Risks to patients, staff, and organizations are prevalent in healthcare. Thus, it is necessary for an organization to have qualified risk managers to assess, develop, implement, and monitor risk management plans with the goal of minimizing exposure...
Professional Accounting Resume Tips
Your resume has to stand out in a pile of papers. Once it is noticed, it also has to demonstrate you know the accounting industry.
Managerial vs. Financial Accounting: What is the Difference?
Organizationally, financially, and legally, accounting is a core department in any organization, and the need for a highly trained accounting team is absolutely essential.
Understanding the Importance of Data Accuracy During an Audit
Management, tax authorities, lenders, and investors rely on accurate, detailed financial statements to make decisions about a company. Audits are crucial in helping to ensure such accuracy.
Employee Wellness and Development Guide
Happy and healthy employees are an asset to every company. HR departments can use the following employment guide to promote healthier living, stronger performance levels, and greater satisfaction for their organization’s employees.
What’s the difference between an MBA and a Master of Accountancy?
Students contemplating a career in accounting may be wondering which path is right for them, an MBA with a focus in Accounting, or an Master of Accountancy.
The Increasing Demand for Accountants with Specialized Expertise
As lending standards, audit regulations, and financial laws become more meticulous, accountants with an advanced degree and more refined skill set will find themselves in demand.
A Definition on Regulatory Compliance
Knowledge of regulatory compliance allows human resources managers to determine the best course to help any business achieve success under U.S. laws.
CPA or CFA: Which Credential is Right for Your Accounting Career?
Although many accounting professionals acquire licenses for both Certified Public Accountant¬ (CPA) and Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) designations, there are note-worthy differences between the two.
Communicating Sustainability in Social Media
For companies that are implementing sustainability and the triple bottom line, using social media to communicate with consumers can still be challenging.
Changing HR Manager Responsibilities in the 21st Century
Change in work culture directly influences an HR manager’s responsibilities. Becoming an advocate for employees has taken center stage.
CEOs’ Expectations of Corporate Training
CEOs are increasingly turning to training programs to help their employees develop key skills. They know that such skills are important for individual and organizational success. Training programs can give workers the opportunity to work through situations that arise regularly on the job, but in a non-pressure environment. They also…
Business Financial Management for Beginners
Basic financial planning is to running a business as knowing how to speak a given language is to visiting a foreign country.
The Benefits of Enrolling in a SHRM-Aligned MSHRM Program
Learn how you may benefit from enrolling in a SHRM-aligned master’s in human resources program, including hr-online.
Accounting Standards Every Accountant Should Know
With a Master of Accountancy, graduates are prepared to accurately understand and use all accounting standards, domestic or international.
The Accounting Doctorate Shortage – Opportunities for Practitioners
For professionals pursuing online master’s degree in accounting , new doors of opportunity are opening for accounting careers in teaching – especially for those who intend to continue their education to a doctorate level.
Accounting Considerations for Non-Profits
All organizations have a capital structure, even non-profit organizations. When it comes to accounting considerations for non-profit organizations, it's important to know what separates the accounting practices from those of for-profit entities.
The 10 Best Professional Credentials for Accountants
A high number of high quality professional accounting qualifications and credentials exist to keep the career minded moving. Here we list the 10 best.
5 Management Traits of an Operations Manager
Overseeing the operations of any business is a career in which the right business-minded individual can truly succeed. Operational managers are tasked to ensure that operations are both efficient and effective. However, this requires not only...
5 Essentials Every Human Resource Leader Should Have
o be an effective business leader it is important to understand the broad operations and processes that drive commerce and create growth. However, to be a successful Human Resource leader, it is not only critical to understand the...
The 4 Most Desirable HR Job Titles
Whether a sole proprietor human resources consult or a company’s senior HR officer there are amazing HR titles and careers out there for you to discover.
4 Companies that Define Sustainable Practices
Highlights companies that are great examples of sustainability and the triple bottom line while using ethical business practices.
3 Executive Leadership Strategies in the Medical Field
Today’s innovative health care environment brings with it an opportunity for those interested in business to practice executive leadership that is centered on patient care and the patient’s family.
10 Ways Enterprise Systems Affect your Business
Information technologies that integrate business functions across the enterprise, known as Enterprise Systems, are the backbone of modern organizations. Here are 10 ways that enterprise systems can benefit the companies that successfully implement them.