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By definition, disaster preparedness professionals are master craftsmen at planning. It isn’t in their nature to wait for something catastrophic to happen before taking action. These forward-thinking individuals identify the challenges that could be brought on by natural and man-made disasters, and they proactively develop actionable plans to mitigate hazards. When disasters do occur, this careful planning can save lives, reduce injuries and minimize property damage. With GCU’s Masters of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership, you can become the most prepared professional and build a career that aims to help others in times of crises.

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By Amanda Ronan
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People often imagine entrepreneurs as individuals toiling away at their desks, creating new products by themselves, but the people who are most successful in business don’t go at it alone. Even if you’re just starting out in the industry, business professionals spend a lot of time bouncing ideas off of colleagues, teammates, friends and family members.

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Big data is big news. In fact, about five years ago, the Harvard Business review named business analytics the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” Because of the industry’s high-profile popularity, business analytics jobs can be tough to nab, but the skills you gain during your studies are highly transferable. The intricacies of big data are what allow businesses to offer a variety of roles and employment opportunities that all need people who’ve got analytic skills. Here are just a few of the many jobs that are open to you when you’ve got a business analytics degree.

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If you would like to bring your business plans to life, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies may be your chance to gain a solid academic foundation to help make your ideas a reality. This degree program, offered by the Colangelo College of Business, will help prepare you for a career in the contemporary business field funding and maintaining your enterprise.

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Public safety and emergency management are broad fields with a vast range of career possibilities. Typically, students who choose degree programs in this area are service-minded individuals who feel compelled to protect others in their communities. Many public safety and emergency management employees enter the field as entry-level workers, without specific academic credentials. But in order to advance, it is essential to demonstrate professional competency with a bachelor’s degree from a respected university.

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People who enjoy mathematics are often drawn to the accounting field. But, proficiency in math is not the only skill you will need to succeed as an accountant. Effective accounting professionals are excellent communicators, critical thinkers and problem solvers who are well-versed in many aspects of business strategies. Although the field can be demanding, you may find a career in accounting rewarding if you possess the following traits and goals:

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With the hospitality industry growing steadily, it is no surprise to see students wanting to get into this dynamic industry. Hospitality managers oversee day-to-day operations and provide top-notch customer service. Grand Canyon University makes sure students are prepared for this fast-paced environment by giving them as much hands-on experience as possible through the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program and learning experiences at the Grand Canyon University Hotel.

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