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Accelerated Degree Programs & Tuition

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Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Majors: Accounting, E-Commerce, Economics, Finance, Green/Sustainable Enterprise Management , Healthcare Management, Information Systems Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Retail/Supply Chain Management, Small Business Management

$5,610.00

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Majors: Accounting, E-Commerce, Economics, Green/Sustainable Enterprise Management , Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, International Banking & Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Retail/Supply Chain Management, Small Business Management

$6,300.00

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

$6,900.00

Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Counseling, Developing World Studies, Education, English, Hotel Management and Tourism, International Studies And Diplomacy, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, World History

$5,610.00

Master of Arts

Majors: Counseling, Developing World Studies, Education, English, Hotel Management and Tourism, International Studies and Diplomacy, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Political Science, Sociology, World History

$6,300.00

Doctor of Philosophy in Liberal Arts

$6,900.00

Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Majors: Engineering Management

$5,610.00

Master of Science in Engineering

Majors: Engineering Management

$6,300.00
Accounting
This course will explore a variety of contemporary accounting topics that deal with the changing role of accounting information in today's business. Examples of issues discussed include cost concepts and behavior, product-costing systems, resource allocations, capital budgeting, financial control, compensation issues and accounting ethics.
E-Commerce
This course will take a strategic look as E-Commerce, discussing the application and E-Commerce technology and solutions to E-Commerce business problems. Profiles of several successful E-Commerce businesses will be explored in conjunction with learning the basics of starting in Internet Business.
Economics
The aggregates, such as government, households, business and the foreign sectors will be examined. Economic measures will include total output, total employment, and general equilibrium. Specific areas to be discussed include the principles of Capitalism, the role of government, the business cycle as well as Fiscal and Monetary policy including how the banking system works and the role of the Federal Reserve. Finally, individual markets will be explained.
Finance
The student will learn how to read and analyze financial statements to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the firm and then how to project future financial statements. Also discussed will be the time value of money, the cost of capital and the valuation of financial instruments. Finally working capital needs will be determined as well as optimum levels for cash, accounts receivable and inventory
Green/Sustainable Enterprise Management
The purpose of this major is to introduce the students to the principles of managing a business with goal of achieving profitability while being concerned with the environmental impacts. Environmentally friendly concepts will be incorporated into the basic business principles courses to insure that the student has a thorough understanding of the relationship between profitability and green business. In addition the concept of managing a business with a view toward social responsibility will be examined.
Healthcare Management
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management is designed to integrate a foundation of general education and applied sciences with the expertise that prepares the graduate for management position in health care. The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified to be relevant to healthcare administration.
Information Systems Management
This course provides students with a wide array of knowledge of computer hardware, software and applications. It focuses on database, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications. It provides an understanding of current information technology, how to manage it , and how to integrate it in business processes. In addition, this course will explore how information that is collected within the systems can be effectively disseminated to meet organizational requirements.
International Business
The international dimension of business introduces diversity in cultural, social, and economic background to the management task. Diversity in backgrounds and management styles must be understood in order to profitably foster cooperation among individuals within the international organization and across organizational boundaries (such as in supplier-client relationships)
Management
In this course you will be asked to read three texts, each of which explores a variety of issues and theories impacting on the success of a management approach. The course work will include a study of several highly regarded philosophies of management as well as a variety of critiques of prevailing systems of management. In addition, you will study the concept of teamwork and a variety of ways in which business teams succeed and fail.
Marketing
This course will highlight the basic principles of marketing and how they apply to the business environment. Topics include the marketing mix, Life Cycle Theory, marketing segmentation and channels of distribution. Finally the legal implications and social responsibility will be examined.
Retail/Supply Chain Management
A focus on fundamental issues related to the principles and practices associated with the retail and supply chain management field. Objectives include study of the role and significance of supply chains, with emphasis on the influence supply chains have on the retail industry. Material will cover aspects of supply chain management critical to a business's success, issues such as supply chain set up, various factors (both expected and unexpected) that can impact supply chain design, set-up and function, and what choice of structure can mean for the customer. Impact will be evaluated and considered in connection with both the short and long term. The variety of complex challenges faced by organizations in this area will also be considered and evaluated.
Small Business Management
This program introduces students to the critical issues involved in starting and managing a small firm. Current thinking and practice relating to starting and managing small firms, with specific attention to financial, marketing, and strategic management issues, are explored to help students understand how to apply business management concepts to small business issues.
Accounting
This program will explore the interrelationship of accounting information and management decisions. Contemporary topics and financial cases will be assessed to substantiate the importance of accounting information to decision makers. The focus of the course will be on how decisions and resulting benefits will be affected. The topics discussed will be of an advanced nature and will require conceptual as well as analytical thinking
E-Commerce
Not only producers, but consumers, are looking to the Internet as the definitive source for information, services, and communication. The course will take a strategic look at E-Commerce, discussing the application and E-Commerce technology and solutions to E-Commerce business problems. Profiles of several successful E-Commerce business will be explored in conjunction with learning the basics of starting an Internet Business.
Economics
Aggregate analysis including the impact of government, households, business and the foreign sectors will be examined. Economic measures will include mathematical models to find the equilibrium level for total output, total employment, and general equilibrium. Specific areas to be discussed include the principles of Capitalism, the role of government, the business cycle as well as Fiscal and Monetary policy including how the banking system works and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Green/Sustainable Enterprise Management
Washington International University introduces the new Green Sustainable Enterprise management major. This major will explore the theory and real world implementation of sustainable business - including an examination of the skills and knowledge you need to create a positive bottom-line as well as desirable environmental and social results. Each of the selected books will show the risks and rewards associated with green business. This program articulates the opportunities, challenges, and trends of the blossoming conscious consumer movement using insightful research to make the case for growing a green business. Just a decade ago, the term "green building strategy" evoked visions of fringe environmentalism and a high cost for minimal good. More recently, there's been a large shift in perception, an awakening of social consciousness, and a realization that a strategy good for the world can also be good for your bottom line.
Healthcare Management
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program is for individuals who are interested in a position in healthcare including professions in hospitals, medical practice organizations, long-term care facilities and community health providers as well as healthcare related organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and organizations the support the healthcare industry.
Human Resource Management
You will study the dramatic changes management practice has gone through in recent years and you will learn how to deal with the impact of culture - both on a national and international level - and the ways in which culture influences an organization's human resource management policies. You will also consider how to cope with issues such as cultural diversity and its related tensions when working in a global economy.
Information Systems Management
You will learn the essential steps necessary to incorporate information technology into your company's long-term strategies and operations. You will also study current trends such as database marketing and learn how to successfully position your company for success by managing its customer database. The course will also provide you with the skills needed to help maximize organizational cost effectiveness and customer value via information technology.
International Banking & Finance
The student will learn the concepts essential to understanding the banking system and how to evaluate investment decisions. Topics covered include money and capital markets, measuring risk and rates of return, valuing stocks and bonds, market efficiency, mutual funds, tax advantaged investments and derivatives.
International Business
The international dimension introduces diversity in culture, political-legal institutions, economic and technical systems, and so forth. These factors must be accounted for when developing strategies for organizing behavior across national boundaries, and strategies for serving international markets.
Management
You will study several highly regarded philosophies of management as well as a variety of critiques of prevailing systems of management. In addition, you will evaluate the predominant systems of management found in existing business and study alternative schemes that may lead to greater successes. The masters level management course is more rigorous than the bachelors level management course and will require more critique and analysis in the written work prepared for the course.
Marketing
The purpose of this course is to have the student gain in depth knowledge of marketing research techniques. The course will review the basic principles of marketing and how they apply to the business environment. Topics include the optimum marketing mix, Life Cycle Theory, marketing communication, marketing segmentation and channels of distribution. Finally the legal implications and social responsibility will be examined.
Retail/Supply Chain Management
Supplement and enhance basic understanding of concepts in the field of retail and supply chain management. Students will better understand and manage the complex interactions and issues associated with the flows of goods and services (production through consumption) in the retail environment. Topics cover both qualitative and quantitative decision-making, financial data and information generated in connection with flows and movements encountered in the typical retail supply chain. Technology's role in this area will be explored and evaluated. Attention will focus on the unique role of logistics within the typical supply chain. Advanced course work covers areas of the sale, purchase, transport, storage, and distribution of goods and services. The varying and often conflicting perspectives held by retailers, producers and suppliers in connection with such issues and related allocations will be considered and evaluated.
Small Business Management
This program incorporates current thinking and practice relating to starting and managing small firms. It provides a comprehensive coverage of critical small business issues, numerous real-world examples to help students understand how to apply the business management concepts, and incorporates material to help them explore key small business issues.
Counseling
Key steps to mastering a solution-focused model in the climate of time-limited, action-based, group oriented approaches are presented. Students are provided with a solid foundation in both psychological and career development counseling including objectives, programs and strategies. The dynamics of group counseling and group interaction is examined.
Developing World Studies
This program will focus on challenges that the developing world faces. For many years developing countries have failed to keep up with the industrialized nations. The course will concentrate on three major areas: the challenges the countries face, the politics of the developing world, and the education practices in the third world.
Education
Current problems with the educational process are presented as well as state-of-the-art approaches to improving the educational system. Specific study areas include the following: (1) The Quality School model - motivating students through a rewards based system vice coercion, (2) alternative approaches to public education, i.e., private vouchers, and (3) dealing with the unmotivated child.
English
The structure and development of the English language. The history of the development of English, the expanding vocabulary (Old English, Middle English), sentence structure, grammatical acceptability, semantics, standards of pronunciation, punctuation, present difficulties, and stress and intonation are studied. Special emphasis is placed on the development of the vocabulary of the English language as well as the varieties of international English in use today.
Hotel Management and Tourism
This course provides an overview of the hospitality industry. Specific areas of study include organizational design, hotel management careers, general hotel management concepts, housekeeping, security, marketing, accounting, and financial control, property management, systems management, consumer affairs, communications and human service, food-purchasing, food-cost control, inventory control, menu planning, labor cost analysis and control, and liquor purchasing and control.
International Studies And Diplomacy
Geopolitical perspectives on the twenty-first century are evaluated including power and politics, territory, sovereignty, elections, resources, population, international migration, international law, the United Nations, global economy, and global communications. The concept of international regimes (principles, norms, rules, and procedures) and their effect on international behavior is presented. Classic international power and control politics is also studied.
Mass Communications
Modern communication theory and mass media communication is analyzed especially as it impacts the popular culture. The major components of mass communication are studied: sender, message, audience. A study is made regarding how theories of mass communication relate to the broader understanding of society and culture. Nonviolent communications skills are fully explained and their application to personal, professional, and political differences is discussed. Additionally, techniques for persuading others to move to your side of an argument are discussed.
Media Studies
This degree program will take an introductory look at media studies including a review of what effects the various media forms. The program will include an overview of media studies, will examine production studies, and will provide an introductory look at visual media.
Philosophy
An Introduction to key philosophers and their relevance in the quest for understanding ideas regarding questions of humanity, ethics, truth, knowledge, God, reason, consciousness justice, goodness, etc. is presented. Reasoning, critical thinking, and the science of logic is examined as well as the complexity and meaning of language. The theories and concepts for the understanding of knowledge, epistemology, is studied as well. The architecture and analysis of language is previewed. This course is designed for those who want to explore the basics of philosophy, critical thinking and logic.
Political Science
A review of American political history from colonialism to constitutionalism and the federal system. Voting, political parties, government institutions, the chief executive the judiciary, civiler and liberties are discussed. An examination of critical political issues facing the US government in the twenty-first century: healthcare, education environment, immigration, the electronic revolution, defense posture etc How powerful people and institutions influence legislators is examined including how political decisions affect our daily lives.
Sociology
The behavior exhibited by individuals in a crowd is studied. Social problems are examined from an economic perspective and how the policies developed to alleviate such problems tend to fail. Studies the empirical aspects of hoe sociological research is performed and the analysis and compilation of data. American sociological problems are compared with those of other nations. Current social issues are discussed including downsizing, income gaps, and the health care crisis. Additionally, the relationship between popular culture and today's society is studied especially from a political perspective
World History
This program will involve taking an unorthodox look at the history of the world without focusing on western civilization. It will also include an examination of the Middle East, both past and present along with the contributions of Asia and Africa to History.
Counseling
Investigates the techniques, dynamics and therapeutic concepts used in group counseling and group psychotherapy. The group leader as a philosopher/scientist is examined. The power of language, cocounseling processes and content development and unethical behavior in cocounselings discussed. An overview of the theory and practice of Alfred Adler's approach to psychological cocounselings presented. A comprehensive review of the currently used theories of counseling is provided: similarities and differences between theories, major constructs, change processes and case studies.
Developing World Studies
The Developing World Studies Masters degree program will take a critical look at many of the issues raised in the Bachelors degree program. This program will seek to draw comparisons between concepts of political policies and actual implementation. The program will also take a critical approach to the state of education in the developing world. Students will also seek to understand how those countries develop.
Education
This course examines the inner life of the dedicated teacher. What it means to teach and make a connection with students. Constructive solutions to the many problems facing teachers and teacher self-realization is discussed. The course presents numerous teaching strategies designed to make the classroom a better place to learn. A multifaceted view of intelligence is developed in an effort to help students reach their vocational an avocational goals.
English
Basic learning will be the bachelor's level course description. The masters level English course is more rigorous than the bachelor's level English course and will require more critique and analysis in the written work prepared for the course.
Hotel Management and Tourism
Numerous methods designed to develop visitor attractions and increase tourism are presented. Various professional management techniques for hotel, restaurant and tourist attractions are discussed. Strategy and policy case studies are reviewed which emphasize areas of hotel management and restaurant and tourism management such as tours, cruise ships and airline operations.
International Studies and Diplomacy
International potentially troubling trends into the future are studied: environment, society, and the economy. The long-term sustainability of various global regions are discussed along with the many choices for the future and a discussion of what scenarios are likely to prevail. The global political environment as well as international defense policies and broad security concerns are examined. The issues confronting the third world countries are reviewed: poverty, over population, social chaos, and environmental degradation.
Mass Communications
This course studies mass media, media messages, media issues, media history, effects, and culture. Identifies the eight mass media, the major content forms disseminated by the media to mass audiences, and the effects of mass media on individual lives and on the global society. Reviews the telecommunications technologies that have developed throughout the 1990's, with particular consideration of computer-mediated cocommunicationsuch as the Internet. Addresses different ethical philosophies throughout history from Plato to Foucault. Focuses on a mostly traditional approach to ethical philosophy, examining individual theories as they pertain to mass communications. Covers the origins, path, and practice of focus group research and provides a focused look at the beginnings of modern modes of mass communication.
Media Studies
This degree program will take a critical look at media studies and will cover areas such as visual media, key issues and debates about media studies, and how media affects different cultures.
Political Science
An analysis of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of the US government. Topics include: congressional rule changes, reorganization, public support for government institutions, special interests, etc. The interaction of the Congress and the presidency is examined as well as the historical development of the legislative and the congressional branch of government. A day to day account of the workings of the Supreme Court is presented as well as the Supreme Court's interaction with the media.
Sociology
Examines the impact of violence exposure on children and youth. Contemporary intervention programs are reviewed and new approaches are studied. The course also examines the practice of bioethnics from a sociological point of view. The role bioethics plays in the current medical system is analyzed. Additionally, the growth of public observation and the inevitable loss of privacy is examined.
World History
This program takes an analytical approach to world history, focusing on the areas of the world outside of the west. In this program, students will be expected to critically analyze the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and learn about their contributions to world history.
Engineering Management
This program is designed offers a straightforward, highly applicable foundation for engineers, technologists and scientists wanting to gain knowledge in the Engineering Management field. As you know, there is an ever-growing need for better project management. You will study techniques for practical application on project initiation and proposals, scheduling, budgeting and risk analysis. You will learn key steps to worldwide trends in systems engineering concepts, tools and methods. You will master maximizing your leadership abilities, productivity, creativity and employee confidence to achieve your own workplace success.
Engineering Management
This program will focus on contemporary approaches to progress from engineer to manager. You will master the transition and skills to develop the necessary attitudes for management. This course will bring together the whole range of methods used by the world's best performing companies. You will learn to transition technical competency, the "hard side" of engineering and develop the "soft side" including communication, marketing, ethics, accounting, law and management in order to fully realize your potential in the work place.