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.


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This week’s Viking Connectors: District Manager of Advocacy Centers & Academic Advisor

Perhaps the most useful way to learn what a career is all about is to find someone doing that career and connect with them.  Augustana Colleges has more than 10,000 alumni active on LinkedIn and 96 of them have signed …

By Nicole Grafon
Nicole Grafon
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So You’re Looking For An Internship…

It is never too early to start your internship search! Check this out to see what your next steps are

Need help?!? Make an appointment with one of our Career Coaches TODAY!

By Claire Martino
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How To Stay Motivated During Finals Week

Finals Week is here!! Check out these great study/ well-being tips to help you get through this stressful week!!

Tip #1: Make sure that you recharge. In between all those long study sessions, make sure that you are taking breaks …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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How to Set Career Goals

It is never too early to set career goals! Setting clear goals can actually help you accomplish all that you want! It is easy as 3 steps: Reflect, Research, and Take Action!

By Claire Martino
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Career Resources

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Viking Connections

Marlisa Barrett

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Food and Beverage Manager Crow Valley Golf Club

Dana Diedrick

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Accounting Manager Alera Group

Julie Dreixler

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

Deb Erhart

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

Patrick Hunt

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Senior Vice President-Director of Operations for Lending Radius Bank

Katelyn Kalck

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Senior Human Resource Generalist LaSalle Network

Sarah Lickus

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Manager of Insurance, Litigation, and Liability Risks The Boeing Company

Allyson Martinez

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Macro Investment Strategist William Blair

Andy Mau

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • CPA Lionheart Financial Ltd

Michael Pease

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Self-Employed MSP Tax & Accounting

Michael Ricaurte

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Lead Compensation, Benefits, Payroll and Systems Cheetah Digital

Kevin Roesler

Alumni, Community Experts
  • South San Francisco, California
  • Lead IT Architect, Global Customer Engagement Platform Genentech

Skill Building Courses

Managerial Economics

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

Finance Foundations: Risk Management

Jason Schenker
Risk isn’t something we usually think about until it’s too late. Financial risk management allows you to prepare for the…

Excel for Corporate Finance Professionals

Michael McDonald
Discover how to use Microsoft Excel for the bread-and-butter tasks required by corporate finance and financial planning and analysis (FP&A)…

Excel for Accountants

Michael McDonald
Become a better accountant, bookkeeper, or financial analyst with Microsoft Excel. Excel can be used for profit-and-loss (P&L) reporting, forecasting…

Business Analysis Foundations

Greta Blash
View Greta’s LinkedIn Newsletter One of the main reasons given for unsuccessful project results is the lack of clear understanding…

Designing a Training Program: Setting Goals, Objectives, and Mediums

Karl Kapp
View Karl’s LinkedIn Newsletter Discover how to create training programs for your organization that will be appealing to learners and…

Evaluating Business Investment Decisions

Joshua Rischin
Making an investment is risky for a company of any size. How do you know if a purchase or acquisition…

Part-time Real Estate Investing

Not ready to give up the safety of your day job, but still interested in the extra cash and financial…

Managing Skills for Remote Leaders

Being an effective manager can be challenging enough in a face-to-face setting, but as more people are shifting to working…

Excel for Banking Professionals

Michael McDonald
Across the world of banking and finance, Excel is simply indispensable. This critical tool serves as a blank canvas for…

Leading from Anywhere (Blinkist Summary)

The shift to remote work has created a need for new management skills. Remote work is here to stay. In…

Business Analysis Foundations: Enterprise

Vincent Mirabelli
When you understand the context of your organization, including factors like culture, structure, stakeholders, and risks, then you are better…

Foundations of Business Banking

Earl Stice
The rise of digital technology has certainly changed the role of the banker. But traditional banks still wield considerable power…

How to Build a Culture of Appreciation as a Manager

Christopher Littlefield
If you’re a manager, paying attention to employee engagement is crucial. The ways in which you recognize and value the…

Revit for Systems Design and Smart Buildings

Onyema Udeze
If you’re a systems designer or consultant working in the building and construction industry, you need to be able to…

The Best Leadership Lessons from the Worst Bosses

Scott Mautz
If you haven’t had a terrible boss before, odds are, eventually you will. While it’s tempting to dismiss your time…

Business Analysis Foundations: Business Process Modeling

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

Developing Adaptable Managers

Gary Bolles
The rules of management have changed. Managers must be able to adapt to a constantly changing workplace, which means they…

Management Essentials

Ellen Ensher
Being a manager is a big responsibility. Managers define business goals, prioritize work, and help employees achieve their potential. Success…

Accounting Foundations

Earl Stice
Accounting uses financial information from the past to make decisions in the present to change the future. This course provides…

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