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November 11, 2020

Profiles in Risk: A Conversation with Jenny Jacobsen, Senior Risk Advisor for HUB Risk Services Division in Omaha

Risk management has always been central to organizational success, but there are deficiencies in some organizational risk structures. Companies have been forced to acknowledge their shortcomings and have felt the pressure to react. Professor Ed Horwitz, PhD, invited Jenny Jacobsen, Senior Risk Advisor for HUB International, to join him for a candid conversation on the importance of having risk management plans throughout an organization and how individuals might enhance their careers in this growing industry.
November 5, 2020

Focus on Your Strengths and Employee Strengths for Better Performance

A person is more efficient and effective when doing something they are good at, but not everyone is aware of their strengths and the strengths of their team. Regardless of where you are at in your career, leveraging talent and focusing on your strengths and employee strengths really matters.
October 28, 2020

How to Succeed in Graduate School

Life doesn’t wait two or more years for you to complete a graduate-level degree, but you can still succeed as a graduate student amidst the unpredictability of life. Hear from current students and graduate faculty on the tips they offer to help ensure your success in a graduate program.

October 14, 2020

Have the Confidence to Earn a Graduate Degree Online

There has been a shift in daily routines toward a virtual world and life seems to revolve around computers and devices now more than ever. We have been forced to learn more about how we use devices, how to interact through technology, and how to use the tools of the internet to continue to pursue projects, interests, and passions. Put those skills to good use and feel confident in your ability to achieve a graduate degree online.
October 8, 2020

Why Graduate School? The Benefits of Having an Advanced Degree

Have you asked yourself the question of whether attending graduate school is right for you? If so, your answer probably depends on numerous variables, and is likely as personal and unique as you. Perhaps you have an innate curiosity and desire to learn. Or, maybe you have settled on a distinct path and a graduate degree is a steppingstone to success. Regardless of your motive, there are significant benefits to pursuing an advanced degree.
October 1, 2020

Profiles in Risk: A Conversation featuring Megan Holt, Risk Management Director

Now, more than ever, organizations realize the value in having a strong Enterprise Risk Management team that can help identify, manage and mitigate risk. To understand just how important the role of risk manager plays in an organization, Professor Ed Horwitz, PhD, invited Megan Holt, Mutual of Omaha’s Risk Management Director, to join him for a candid conversation on the role risk managers play in an organization.
September 17, 2020

Images of Justice and Injustice

Experiencing systemic injustice can be hard to name. And, even after seeing and naming injustice, people struggle with how it is normalized and hidden. Creighton University Graduate School, in cooperation with the Durham Museum and Omaha Community, explored questions of social justice during a recent “Speaking Truths” panel inspired by images in the Durham Museum's featured exhibition, "Pulitzer Prize Photographs" developed by the Newseum.
September 1, 2020

Streamlining IT Processes

Companies are composed of several different and distinctive divisions and perhaps the department with the most extensive organizational reach is IT. The IT department is integral to an organization’s functioning and is responsible for supporting and enabling its success. In this installment of the Business Bites Webinar Series, Anton Ames, MBA, instructor of business intelligence and analytics at the Heider College of Business, discusses how streamlining is beneficial when it is both efficient and effective.
August 21, 2020

Maintaining a Strong Brand During Turbulent Times

How do you protect your brand during turbulent times? Tim McMahon, PhD, associate professor of practice in the Department of Marketing and Management at Creighton’s Heider College of Business, addresses this timely question and draws on the expertise of master branders to present the key components of a strong brand. Dr. McMahon highlights companies that have failed their brands when faced with adversity and those that have relied on their brands to not only weather storms but emerge stronger.