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WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
This program is designed to provide the graduate with the conceptual accounting and business knowledge necessary as a foundation to pursue an accounting career. For those students pursuing the Associate of Science degree, the program is designed to provide the graduate with the necessary knowledge to obtain immediate employment in the area of financial or cost accounting. For those students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree, the program is designed to provide the graduate with the necessary concepts relating to the various disciplines that comprise the body of knowledge of accounting, specifically the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing and taxation.
Those students who are planning to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination may do so with the Bachelor of Science degree. Those students who are planning to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Florida must take an additional 30 semester credits of course work beyond the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree to qualify to sit for the CPA examination under the State of Florida CPA Law. Specifically, the student must complete the following credits (at a minimum) in order to sit for the CPA examination.
Today’s business environment relies heavily on the production, presentation and
management of information. The modern corporate communication professional writes news releases, designs brochures, edits material created earlier, and updates the organization’s web page all from a desktop computer. The Corporate Communication program, leading to the B.S. degree, prepares students for positions in government, private industry, and the not-for-profit sector as specialists in the visual and verbal presentation of information. The required courses in this interdisciplinary program focus on how communication is used in business to promote
products and services motivate employees and explain corporate decisions to stakeholders. The elective courses enable students to pursue an area of interest or specialization–particularly in the areas of media relations or employee motivation and training.
Courses in the program are designed around realistic business problems and hands-on experience with both hardware and software. As the graduate expands his/her knowledge and skills with specific software and systems, and develops important experience; career opportunities widen into positions, such as systems/network administrator, programmer, systems designer, systems analyst, systems engineer, or MIS manager.
This program is designed to prepare the graduate as a financial analyst. The student will develop an understanding of the theory of finance and the interaction of private and public sector finance as they relate to the overall economy. The student will develop a theoretical as well as a practical understanding of the various areas in the field of finance: banking, investments, financial institutions, insurance, real estate, portfolio management, and general financial management.
The Bachelor of Science in General Business Studies degree is available entirely online. It is a program that recognizes the ever-changing needs in the world today. The program offers flexibility for student who have career goals that require a business background but do not require a specific area of concentration. The program is structured to permit the transfer of up to 39 non-business related credits for student who have earned credit in another area but have recognized the need for a business foundation in their chosen field of employment. It also provides flexibility for the student to select a large number of electives within the business field to tailor the educational program to the student’s life goals. The General Business Studies course work is largely managerial and entrepreneurial in scope. The program is ideal for students who want to operate a small business in a technical field or who are reentering college after having earned college credit in another field.
Hospitality and Tourism Management
The graduate of Webber International University’s Hospitality Business Management program will have the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective manager in the hospitality industry. The program is designed to give the student both theory and practice in the most relevant aspects of Hospitality Business Management. The graduate will have learned how to deal with human and material resources, how to face challenges in a positive and productive manner, and how to direct a team effort in the delivery of superior service.
The program’s inherent flexibility promotes the skills to manage in a variety of business and industry positions. The carefully planned courses provide the foundation for making intelligent business decisions. Entrepreneurial education is an essential component of the Management Program. Emphasis is placed on: creating and revising strategic plans; processes leading to planned outcomes; budgets and controls; personnel issues and ethics in business. These skills are as applicable to small business as they are to medium and large business enterprises.
Marketing is a dynamic field and includes product development and planning, pricing, distribution and promotion. Marketing operations are carried out by all business organizations offering a product or service. The program is designed to give students an overview of the variety of marketing activities and functions, and to assist them in acquiring the necessary skills that will enable them to meet the many challenges Marketing poses.
The Pre-Law major at Webber International University gives the student the best of both approaches to the preparation for law school. The business core courses prepare the student for the commercial and corporate aspects of the practice of law and the courses that compose the pre-law major represent the sociological and political aspects that lead to the development of the current legal environment. Students selecting this major should strongly consider elective courses that reinforce analytical and critical thinking and problem solving. The Webber International University curriculum is especially appropriate for students pursuing a career in law because of the concentration of writing and oral communications skills cultivated in the general education courses and the business core courses. Students may also select a minor in another area of business such as accounting or finance. These areas comprise a significant portion of the preparation for law school and the practice of law as a profession.
The Security Management major is designed for those students who aspire to have a leadership role – in either the public or private sector – in the realms of security. Consequently, the degree is designed to provide students with the fundamentals they need to be managers in general coupled with specific coursework in crime, justice, investigation, and security. As a cohesive course of study providing a broad base of management knowledge and a concentration of industry specific knowledge, the program of study is intended to provide students, whether in private or governmental entities, with the skills they need to manage security related departments and functions.
Sport Business Management
The sport industry is truly international. Demand for the leaders needed to maintain its success is growing rapidly. The Sport Business Management program is designed to provide such leaders. Building on a solid business core, the student then explores the unique aspects of such areas as sports promotion, sports information and media, and facilities and event management.
ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY
In support of the mission of the University, the purpose of the interdisciplinary studies major is to permit students to profit from the study of the full breadth of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum, as an end in itself as well as to complement and provide a context for the study of a particular discipline. The major may draw on courses in the natural and health sciences, mathematics, fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences. It allows students to explore and appreciate the ways in which diverse disciplines, schools of thought, modes of inquiry, and cultures fit into the rich fabric of human nature and self-expression. Intellectual, cultural, social, political, scientific, artistic, literary, and religious interactions and influences within a given era and from age to age are studied. Depth of knowledge and understanding is gained through progressively advanced study in several disciplines, rather than in a single discipline. The major in Interdisciplinary Studies is a contract major, constructed by students in consultation with their advisors, and subject to the approval of their respective coordinators. Learning outcomes and a statement of purpose are developed for each individual contract.
The program prepares majors to enter graduate school in psychology or related fields, to enter professional training programs, or to obtain employment in a wide variety of fields in which they can apply the knowledge, research experience and analytical skills learned in their program. The Psychology program provides majors both a breadth of knowledge in a wide range of fields within the discipline of psychology and depth of knowledge in a specific area.