What Is Financial Modeling?

Tables of Contents How Financial Models Are Used in BusinessTypes of Financial ModelsHow to Build Financial ModelsCommon Financial Modeling TechniquesHow to Learn Financial ModelingFinancial Modeling: A Fundamental Skill for Financial Analysts Financial modeling is the use of accounting, finance, and business measurements to create abstract representations of an organization’s financial situation. However, that simple definition doesn’t really explain what financial modeling is or why it’s such a critical tool for business decision-makers. The best way to illustrate financial modeling is by citing examples of how the models drive nearly all aspects of day-to-day business operations. A company uses a linear […]

Esports vs. Sports: Getting Students Involved

Although esports and traditional sports may seem worlds apart, both activities are popular with students interested in exercising their competitive spirit. Most people are already familiar with the major sports that typically define collegiate athletics, such as basketball, baseball, football, tennis, golf, and track and field. College sports also include popular intramural and recreational games, such as pickleball, Frisbee golf, ultimate Frisbee, darts, foosball, and Slamball. No matter your level of athleticism, there’s probably a sport for you. Additionally, a new breed of competition has recently revealed itself in the video game world. Electronic sports, or esports, have taken the […]

Why Is Agriculture Important? Benefits and Its Role

Tables of Contents What Is Agriculture?Why Is Agriculture Important?How Is Agriculture Important?Importance of Agriculture in Everyday LifeHow Does Agriculture Affect the Economy?Importance of Agricultural BiodiversityWhy Is Agriculture Important for the Future? When people think of agriculture, they often envision crop farming: soil and land preparation and sowing, fertilizing, irrigating, and harvesting different types of plants and vegetation. However, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), crop farming is just one element of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting sector. Agriculture also encompasses raising livestock; industrial forestry and fishing; and agricultural support services, such as agricultural […]

Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has grown from a niche curiosity to a subject that everyone seems to be talking about. Its meteoric rise has drawn bigger attention to cryptocurrency mining, a process used to enter more crypto into circulation. Crypto mining requires a lot of energy due to the time and computer processing power involved, prompting serious environmental concerns that are being addressed through the creation of more energy-efficient methods. To learn more about the environmental impact of cryptocurrency, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program. Add This Infographic to Your Site <p style="clear:both;margin-bottom:20px;"><a […]

Supply Chain Attack: Preventing Ransomware Attacks on the Supply Chain

Tables of Contents What Is a Supply Chain Attack?Risks of Supply Chain CyberattacksSupply Chain Attack ExamplesSupply Chain Attack Prevention for OrganizationsThe Worldwide Battle Against Cybercriminals In 2021, a turning point was reached in the battle against cybercriminals who target global supply chains with their ransomware attacks: Ransomware supply chain attacks became more ruthless: They attempted to cripple food networks, water supplies, and fuel distribution networks as well as hospitals and city governments, as the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report explains.The year saw an increase in the number of ransomware attacks and their severity: 623 million ransomware attacks were recorded worldwide […]

Notable Asian American Historical Figures

Across many disciplines, from acting to physics to labor unions, Asian American history is complex and impressive. Asian Americans have contributed many significant accomplishments to the United States, as illustrated by the careers of Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu and other notable Asian American historical figures. To learn more, check out the infographic below, created by Maryville University’s online Bachelor of Arts in History program. Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu was a scientist. Early Life In 1934, Wu graduated from Taiwan’s National Central University at the top of her class. In 1940, she graduated from Berkeley with a PhD in […]

What Is Sustainable Shopping? Tips for Making Responsible Purchases

Every dollar spent shopping casts a ballot for or against a sustainable future. While many goods are produced in ways that deplete natural resources and destroy ecosystems, others are made in more socially and environmentally responsible ways. Learning about sustainable shopping practices means that individuals can work to ensure that their buying choices do not support the exploitation of people or the planet. To prevent a 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures, which scientists say would lead to a collapse of natural systems, the average global footprint needs to drop substantially. Human activity has already begun to strip the earth […]

A Conversation with an Enrollment Advisor on Nursing Programs

Prospective students exploring online nursing programs have many questions and diverse needs. With so many choices to make — full-time versus part-time study, online-only versus blended programs, certificates versus degrees — the potentially overwhelming number of options can make enrollment challenging to navigate. Where can you turn for help? At Maryville University, we offer potential nursing students one-on-one counseling with enrollment advisors (EAs) who answer your questions, help you decode the alphabet soup of nursing degree programs, and enroll successfully. Whether you’re a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree looking to take the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) […]

Shakespeare’s Influence on Contemporary Literature

William Shakespeare changed the English-speaking world forever. By creating new words and tropes, as well as building relationships between writers and patrons, Shakespeare greatly influenced contemporary literature. Not only are actors still performing his plays, but his works’ symbolism, wordplay, and characters inspire contemporary writers to push their creative boundaries. The History of Shakespeare William Shakespeare led a full and interesting life in the world of literature and theater. Early Life William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. As an adult, he moved to London shortly after 1585 to begin his acting apprenticeship. Poetry In 1593 and […]

Music to Help You Study: Best Playlists for Focus and Memory

Deciding whether to study in silence or while listening to music is largely a matter of personal preference. However, you may be interested to learn that numerous benefits are associated with the latter. For example, studying while listening to music is associated with improved concentration, lessened boredom, lower levels of stress, and other benefits, according to 1883 Magazine. However, just as certain types of chocolate pair best with certain types of coffee, some genres of music are more conducive to studying (and exam prep) than others. Below are just a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when you’re […]