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.
By Amanda Ronan
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.
By Judah Esparza
Business Management and Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business
The world’s market is defined by business and trade. The term “business” is used in a broad sense, yet is most commonly defined as a person’s regular occupation or trade. Grand Canyon University offers a wide variety of business degrees that aim to educate students on the versatility of the world of business. GCU’s Colangelo College of Business provides a business management degree program that teaches students how to be multifaceted, along with the skills necessary for the industry. The program also offers internship opportunities, competitive salaries and a wide network of alumni and connections through GCU.
Meet Shelby, an undergraduate marketing student at GCU’s Colangelo College of Business. In addition to her marketing and business studies, Shelby is also a part of GCU’s Honors College. She feels that the honors program goes more in depth than regular classes, and that she’s given the opportunity to learn class concepts through a more thorough curriculum.
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.
By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Keaton Edwards is a senior at Grand Canyon University studying business management through the Colangelo College of Business. In his time at GCU, he has been able to maximize his experience by taking advantage of the opportunities presented to him, as well as creating his own.
The sports industry in North America is worth billions. So, a degree in sports management is not a bad investment in your future. But if you are thinking sports management is all free tickets and championship rings, you have got a few things to learn. Yes, sports management can be a profitable career, but it is not an easy one. Sports managers have to have experience in leadership, business, communications and athletics. They have to be adept at working with teams and individuals. They are managers, coaches and mentors.