Accounting, Business, & Management

Welcome to the Accounting, Business, & Management Community! Members of this community will find resources that assist in their education on fundamental, specialized, and complex skills and techniques needed to grow in these areas. In this community, you’ll also find blogs, career development resources, and career opportunities in the ever-expanding field of business.

Launch into the Future: Conquering Post-Graduation Uncertainty

Graduation is upon us, Vikings! It’s a thrilling launchpad, but also normal to feel a mix of “what’s next?” and nervous excitement. Don’t worry, you’re not lost at sea. Here’s your personal treasure map to navigate post-graduation uncertainty with confidence …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
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Beyond the Cap and Gown! Maximizing Finals Week and Graduation for Career Success

As finals week approaches and the excitement of graduation builds, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of last-minute assignments and celebratory plans. However, amidst the chaos, it’s essential to recognize that these moments offer unique opportunities to …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
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WQPT-PBS Internships

Are you looking for a summer internship?🔍 Are you interested in the media industry? 📺Check out these internships from WQPT/PBS!

🎓Development Intern

PBS seeks a highly motivated, self-starting student who is passionate about public broadcasting and education. The Development Intern …

By Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen
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Career Spotlight

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
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Innovation In The Alps!

In the spring of 2025, Augustana College will offer a Study Away program focused on innovation in music and science and ethical consideration in Germany and Switzerland (Alps). Students will take two courses on campus (ENGR 315 and MUSC 306) in Spring. After …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Decoding Your Future

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Employment Tips for International Students

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Viking Connections

John Anderson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • IL
  • Vice President Product Innovation Utica National Insurance Group
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Michael Anderson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Partnerships & Business Development Uber Health
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Alex Anderson

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, IL
  • Admissions Representative Chamberlain University
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Marlisa Barrett

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  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Owner/Operator Swirl Wine Bar
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  • Chicago, IL
  • wholesale credit analytics The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Lindsey Cannata

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Roselle, IL
  • certified financial planner J.P. Cannata & Associates
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Dana Diedrick

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Assistant Vice President, Financial Systems Kemper
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Julie Dreixler

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Chief Human Resources Officer Graham Media Group
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Deb Erhart

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Sugar Land, Texas
  • Human Resources Talent Acquisition Consultant Fort Bend Independent School District
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Patrick Hunt

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Senior Director, Head of Commercial & GGL Operations Lending Club
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Katelyn Kalck

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  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Senior Human Resource Generalist LaSalle Network
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Liz Lefelstein

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • SEO Product Leader | Data Storytelling Expert Apple | TEKKI DIGITAL, Inc
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Skill Building Courses

Finance Foundations: Business Valuation

Taught by Earl Stice
Do you know the value of your business? Business valuation is critical when selling a small business, bringing on a…

How to Budget on a Starting Salary

Taught by Madecraft
Transitioning to a job with a starting salary is exciting, but creating a budget based upon it can be completely…

Train the Trainer

Taught by Ajay Pangarkar
Before you can start helping others learn, you must be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to convey information…

Defining and Achieving Professional Goals

Taught by Dorie Clark
Plenty of people have had the experience of setting goals and then failing to achieve them—think of all the New…

Field Sales Management

Taught by Dean Karrel
Whether you’re leading a small team of in-house salespeople or a global team of 100 or more, the skills you…

Managing Up

Taught by Roberta Matuson
Are you ready to take charge, do good work, and get noticed for it? If you don’t manage up, you…

Business Analysis Foundations: Business Process Modeling

Taught by Haydn Thomas
When you’re trying to grapple with user demands and market changes, it can be difficult to mentally zoom out and…

Managerial Economics

Taught by Stefan Michel
Managers can use economics to strategize and solve a variety of business problems, from the mundane to the mission critical.…

Setting Team and Employee Goals Using SMART Methodology

Taught by Mike Figliuolo
Employee goals should be driven by the organization’s needs—whether it’s to cut costs, drive revenue, or build skills—and keep employees…

Running a Profitable Business: Calculating Breakeven

Taught by Earl Stice
Starting a business can be pricey. Breakeven analysis and cost-volume-profit analysis will help you understand when—and if—your business will start…

Requirements Elicitation for Business Analysts: Interviews

Taught by Angela Wick
Interviews can be an effective component in identifying requirements during project planning, and help business analysts and project managers understand…

Management Tips

Taught by Todd Dewett
In this series, Todd Dewett, PhD, shares the tips respected and motivated managers use to improve rapport, navigate tricky situations,…

Taxes and Accounting for Music

Taught by Richard Stim
Most musicians count themselves lucky to make money at a career they love. But income means taxes, and taxes can…

Running a Profitable Business: Revenue Recognition

Taught by Earl Stice
Revenue recognition determines when a sale should be recorded: This month or next month? This year or next year? This…

Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Cash Flow

Taught by Earl Stice
The cash flow statement is one of the three primary financial statements, but because it has only been around since…

Accounting Foundations: Managerial Accounting

Taught by Earl Stice
Managerial accounting helps managers make decisions using an organization’s financial data. An understanding of managerial accounting helps you figure out…

Finance for Non-Financial Managers (2015)

Taught by Earl Stice
If you’re looking to grow your career and take on greater responsibility within your organization, you’ll need to demonstrate a…

Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Financial Ratios

Taught by Earl Stice
Financial ratios—such as ROI (return on investment) or ROA (return on assets)— are a valuable tool for measuring a company’s…

The Five-Step Creative Process

Taught by Stefan Mumaw
The creative process isn’t just generating ideas. The reality is it’s a five-step process, and ideation is only one of…

Financial Analysis: Making Business Projections

Taught by Rudolph Rosenberg
Estimating future financial performance plays a big part in the life of start-ups and corporations large and small. By looking…

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