QU Online Blog

The QU Online Blog was created for distance learners to cover topics related to online education, professional development and industry trends. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting a career path, this blog is designed to be a valuable resource for your educational journey.

Choosing Between an MBA and an MS in Organizational Leadership Degree

Aspiring leader decides to earn her MBA online.

July 12, 2019

Two of the most popular and beneficial degrees for current or aspiring business leaders are the MBA degree and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. While both can be very beneficial, these degrees are unique and each is tailored for a different audiences.

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Why Earning Your BSN is Important

Nurses earning their BSN learn advanced skills in clinical setting.

June 26, 2019

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) believes that “education has a significant impact on the knowledge and competencies of the nurse clinician.” Earning a bachelor’s of science in nursing empowers nurses to learn new skills to improve patient heath and advance their industry.

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Quinnipiac University Recognized as the Top College in the Nation for Employment

Mentor coaches new teacher in her first years of teaching.

June 18, 2019

Quinnipiac University is the best college in the nation for employment with an employment rate of 96.10% according to career site Zippia.com. Quinnipiac also ranks among the best in the region for average salary after graduation at more than $63,000.

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A New Model for Teacher Leadership

Mentor coaches new teacher in her first years of teaching.

June 14, 2019

A new model for teacher leadership is beginning to emerge as the profession is called on to shoulder increased responsibilities while improving teacher effectiveness. 21st century education is calling for all teachers to assume more undertakings from data integration to technology in the classroom to provide a safe climate in an increasingly complicated world.

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Understanding Cybersecurity Work Roles and Job Titles

A new cybersecurity professional is training on software.

June 2019

The cybersecurity field is so broad that standardized work roles and job titles have yet to crystallize. I see huge variation across industry verticals and between public and private sectors. This blog post is part of my series on understanding cybersecurity career trends.

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The Future of Business Analytics

A team looks at an analytics report on a tablet.

May 2019

The world of business analytics is evolving at an incredible pace as organizations around the world collect and process more information than ever before. In fact, Forbes.com recently reported, “90% of the data in the world was generated in the past two years alone”.

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Mining the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Report for Cybersecurity Career Guidance

Cybersecurity professionals prevent cyber attacks.

May 2019

Last week Verizon published the 12th Edition of its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). This report, looked forward to every year by security professionals, highlights the previous years’ 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data breaches, as investigated by Verizon and its 66 partners.

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Washington Moves to Address Shortage of Cybersecurity Workers

Businessman using his calendar as a time management tool.

May 2019

Two new initiatives out of Washington last week promise to increase the number and skill level of trained cybersecurity specialists. First, President Trump issued a new Executive Order regarding America’s Cybersecurity Workforce.

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Time Management Strategies for Graduate Students

Businessman using his calendar as a time management tool.

May 16, 2019

As the marketplace demands continuous learning for employees, many professionals are faced with the decision of returning to school to earn a graduate degree. This poses a challenge for people who are already balancing work and home responsibilities. Learning effective time management strategies will help organize your life across work, home and school to create the time needed to succeed in your graduate degree program.

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Security Practitioners Must Keep Up with Changing Roles

Cybersecurity professinals discuss changing roles.

May 3, 2019

As digital technology penetrates virtually all business processes, the roles and responsibilities of information security practitioners are undergoing major changes. While data confidentiality was the highest priority over the past decade, newer responsibilities highlight data integrity and data availability.

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