University of Bridgeport

Introduction

The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” Although UB has changed in many ways since then, its commitment to student preparation and community service remains central to its mission.

The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport in 1947, when the governor of Connecticut chartered the institution as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. By that time, the former estate of famed circus owner P.T. Barnum at Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park had been purchased. Growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings was rapid. Strong growth continued throughout the 1960s and ’70s.

In January 1979, the University was licensed to offer the doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). In 1991 the College of Chiropractic was established, thereby becoming the first affiliation of a chiropractic school with a university in the United States. Significant financial support from the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA), a non-profit organization of academicians dedicated to world peace through education, enabled the University of Bridgeport to continue its programs in the aftermath of a major labor dispute. In 1996 the University established the College of Naturopathic Medicine, which grants the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.). In fall 2006, the University began enrolling students in a Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering.
UB Today

The University maintains its primary commitments and holds fast to its values. Academic programs are offered through twelve schools, colleges, and institutes. Concern for student development and support predominate. A career-oriented focus in academic programs is complemented at the undergraduate level with a state-of-the-art core curriculum that helps students secure competencies for lifelong learning and knowledge about our world. The graduate, professional, and health sciences programs offer career-oriented master’s and doctoral degrees.

Co-operative education opportunities, accelerated learning (through the University’s IDEAL Program), commitment to teaching, and a strong tradition of “students first” are a few of the reasons over 5,300 students are enrolled at the University.

Mission

The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.

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Master in Design Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Bridgeport

Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. [+]

Encompassing courses in design thinking and business management, the Master of Professional Studies in Design Management (M.P.S.) degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) prepares design managers to lead creative teams in a variety of design-based industries. The outstanding faculty – both resident and visiting – help develop disruptive thinking using design as the fulcrum for increasing customer delight. Design represents a valuable strategic asset – the tools and the processes to problem-solve and innovate. The management of that asset, the ability to understand, optimize, and steer that energy is becoming vital to an organization’s internal and external success. Category-leading companies like Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Bose, and Schick know this to be a marketable truth. The MPS in Design Management program at SASD is a two-year intensive program for design professionals of all disciplines. Courses are specifically tailored to real-world issues facing designers and are taught by leading design management professionals. The team-based assignments focus on practical and actionable problem solving, preparing students to immediately use the information and skills they learn. Design Managers who graduate from SASD leave with the core skills and tools to apply design thinking to solve the most pressing business issues of our time: sustainability, social responsibility, and profitability. About the program Design Management uses right brain processes to solve left brain problems. This is a screen grab of the top results of an online search for “design management.” There are more report-like documents than pretty designs, suggesting the outcome of a Design Management project is a report rather than an object. Design Management incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability. It produces and manages information, services, and experiences. DM advocates and promotes design as a key differentiator and driver of organizational success. Rethink expertise. It’s very easy to think that you are the expert on your own product. But that’s a myth: the true experts are your customers. Jamie Wong (Vayable) Design Management incorporates design thinking, service design, and sustainability. It produces and manages information, services, and experiences. DM advocates and promotes design as a key differentiator and driver of organizational success. DM links design, innovation, technology, management, and customers to provide a competitive advantage across the “triple bottom line”: social/cultural, environmental, and economic. Who are design managers? Design managers lead design firms and design teams in creative industries. Design managers are brand managers, creative directors, design directors, heads of design, design strategists, design researchers, and managers and executives responsible for making decisions on how design is used throughout an organization. Design department managers, brand managers, creative directors, design directors, heads of design, design strategists, design researchers, and managers and executives responsible for making decisions on how design is used in an organization. The importance of accurately perceiving and assessing quality Design managers work with and lead others to develop superior business solutions. To be an effective leader, it is necessary to have two things: a refined and elevated sense of excellence, and a refined and elevated sense of mediocrity (average, unremarkable). The best way to learn relative quality is to compare your work to others’ in your immediate environment, that is, comparing it to your classmates’ work. Our students learn about assessment, responsibility, and comparative, relative quality. By these means, you will be most able to improve the quality of your own thinking. [-]

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Master in Computer Engineering (MS)

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 USA Bridgeport

The Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering is a course of study intended to prepare individuals whose undergraduate background is in computer or electrical engineering for advanced professional work in the field and for further study leading to the doctorate. [+]

The Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering is a course of study intended to prepare individuals whose undergraduate background is in computer or electrical engineering for advanced professional work in the field and for further study leading to the doctorate. Emphasis is placed on current state-of-the-art applications including parallel computing, image processing, VLSI design, sensing, robotics, mobile computing, automation and the like. Customized study plans to allow receiving the Computer Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering or the Ed.D. degree in Education are available. Doctoral students in these two programs should consult their respective doctoral advisors to work on their individualized plans. Admission Requirements Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering, and includes the following fundamental course work: Programming Languages and Techniques Data Structures Digital Design Digital Design Lab Computer Organization Microprocessors Probability and Statistics Applicants with superior academic credentials but lacking the required background can be admitted subject to their taking the necessary preparatory courses. Applicants are expected to have an average of B or better in their undergraduate coursework. Stem and OPT The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months. Learning Outcomes Our Computer Engineering Students will: Demonstrate an in depth and comprehensive understanding of Computer Engineering. Have an enhanced ability to learn, on their own, technical details for which they are responsible. Have an enhanced ability to apply the knowledge learned to solve technical problems that arise in research they conduct or supervise. Have an enhanced ability to study an issue, identify and evaluate alternative actions, propose an optimal course of action. Have an enhanced ability to prepare technical point papers, brief their seniors, and defend their conclusions [-]

Master in Computer Science (MS)

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Bridgeport

The Master’s Degree in Computer Science is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate. [+]

The Master’s Degree in Computer Science is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate. Customized study plans to allow receiving the Computer Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing either the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering or the Ed.D. degree in Education are available. Doctoral students in these two programs should consult their respective doctoral advisors to work on their individualized plans. Admission Requirements Admission to the program requires an undergraduate background that includes elementary physics, calculus sequence, linear algebra, and the following fundamental course work in computer science: Programming Languages and Techniques Data Structures Digital Design Discrete Structures Computer Organization Probability and Statistics Stem and OPT The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months. Learning Outcomes Our Computer Science Students will: Demonstrate an in depth and comprehensive understanding of Computer Science. Have an enhanced ability to learn, on their own, technical details for which they are responsible. Have an enhanced ability to apply the knowledge learned to solve technical problems that arise in research they conduct or supervise. Have an enhanced ability to study an issue, identify and evaluate alternative actions, propose an optimal course of action. Have an enhanced ability to prepare technical point papers, brief their seniors, and defend their conclusions. [-]

Master in Counseling (MS)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 USA Waterbury Bridgeport Stamford + 3 more

The Counseling Program promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to community service. Our curriculum is offered in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment which prepares counselors for leadership in our increasingly interconnected world. [+]

Offering Master of Science (M.S.) and 6th Year Certificate of Advanced Study Degrees We have a long tradition of preparing our graduates for outstanding careers in professional counseling and seek students interested in personal as well as professional growth. The Counseling Program promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to community service. Our curriculum is offered in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment which prepares counselors for leadership in our increasingly interconnected world. Career Paths The Master of Science in Counseling offers two concentrations: College Student Personnel – prepares students for careers in higher education Clinical Mental Health Counseling – prepares students for careers in community counseling, substance abuse treatment, crisis counseling centers and mental health Students in each concentration share a core counseling curriculum with the remaining coursework selected based upon their chosen concentration. All counseling students complete a supervised field and internship experience in their area of concentration. Coursework for Adult Learners and Professionals The Master of Science in Counseling degree program runs coursework in the evenings (beginning at 4 p.m.) and on weekends to meet the needs of working adults. With the help of a personal academic advisor, each student completes the program at his or her own pace. Core courses build counseling knowledge and counseling skills in the following areas: Human growth and development The helping relationship Lifestyle and career development Research and evaluation Social and cultural foundations Professional orientation, ethics and behavior Counselor Development There are three dimensions to your development as a counselor: Your personal growth and development (you as a person who counsels) Your intellectual growth and development (your professional knowledge) Your counseling skill set Our curriculum is designed to address all three dimensions, inspiring personal growth, building professional knowledge and honing counseling skills. These aspects of counselor development are important to all counseling students irrespective of their specific career path. 6th Year Program The 6th Year Program is designed for students who have achieved a master’s degree applicable to counseling or related field and need to supplement their coursework in clinical mental health skills and appraisal procedures. This advanced 30 credit program offers core courses in substance abuse counseling, psychopharmacology, evidence based therapies, and counseling special populations. In addition an internship/practicum in clinical mental health is required. Admission Requirements The University has a rolling admissions policy. To be fully admitted applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Applicants are expected to have at least 9 credits of psychology coursework (graduate or undergraduate) such as Personality Theories, Abnormal Psychology, or Clinical Psychology. They must also successfully complete the supplemental application portfolio which includes personal references, a writing assignment, and an official transcript. Program Prerequisites Bachelors degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university or recognized international institution Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher Nine credits in undergraduate psychology coursework with a grade of B or higher; three of the nine credits may be in an area closely related to psychology It is recommended that clinical mental health counseling applicants have three undergraduate credits in either abnormal psychology or psychopathology [-]

Master in Education (MS)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 USA Stamford Waterbury + 2 more

This hybrid M.S. degree program seeks to develop competent professionals not seeking state certification. The degree meets the diverse professional needs of teachers and other working professionals. [+]

Program Highlights Finish the coursework in 2 years Flexible curriculum focused on students’ professional and career goals Mixture of online, on-campus, and hybrid/blended classes offered Select from 2 concentrations: Early Childhood Education Professional Educator Development Program Overview This hybrid M.S. degree program seeks to develop competent professionals not seeking state certification. The degree meets the diverse professional needs of teachers and other working professionals. Candidates for this program include a variety of professional educators, including: Teachers who already hold certification International students who wish to teach outside the United States Individuals from fields other than K-12 education who seek to develop the theoretical knowledge and skills needed for effective teaching and learning while earning a graduate degree Career Opportunities In addition to being an attractive and flexible option for certified teachers seeking professional growth, completion of this degree opens many possibilities. Career opportunities specifically suited for professionals with this degree can be found in: Private schools Childcare centers Private and community pre-Kindergarten and nursery schools Infant-toddler programs Family­ child services and parent skills education Informal education for conducting public educational programs (museums, arts organizations, zoological gardens, astronomical observatories) Governmental and private agencies that do supportive services (tutoring, assessment) Personnel training and development in corporate settings Community centers and libraries that offer teaching positions for continuing education and self-development Student support services at the college/university level Schools outside the United States Textbook publishers [-]

Master in Electrical Engineering (MS)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Bridgeport

A Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) will provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue many new and different careers in modern society, including careers that have yet to be invented. [+]

A Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) will provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue many new and different careers in modern society, including careers that have yet to be invented. Career Outcomes We have placed graduates in traditional careers (for example, electronics designer, information technology troubleshooter, forensic lab analyst, and others) and in non-traditional careers (government procedural analyst). Our program of study is designed with several important features. Recent graduates have obtained jobs in information technology, machine control, cell phone troubleshooting, power plant design, working for banks, manufacturing companies, engineering companies and politicians, and many others. Co-curricular Opportunities Each student picks their own concentration, based on what they hope to become after graduation. Students choose courses from a list of over 50 different courses with the intention of developing the skills and competencies necessary for their concentration. Our courses are diverse and range from nuclear-electric energy to fiber optics to networks to power generation, and beyond. We have strong ties to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program at UB and many BME courses are cross listed in EE. Also, we allow up to 4 courses to be taken in the departments of Computer Engineering and Computer Science. We have over 50 courses that offer a wide variety of topics, ranging from pure electronics to fiber optics/networks, to medical machines, to wireless (cell) communications to renewable energy, to machine automation, and to power plant fundamentals. The School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport offers a new program in Biomedical Engineering, which is growing rapidly. It should be noted that EE supports this program, and it has offered medical engineering courses dating back 20 years, with many successful graduates getting jobs as engineers in health related fields from as far back as the 1980’s. Electronics Design and Nanotechnology The EE department has an electronics design program that is state-of-the-art, with emphasis on very large scale integrated circuits design (VLSI) on a microscopic scale and with a new emphasis of VLSI design on a nanometer-scale as well. A series of VLSI courses (i) design (Analog and Digital VLSI, radio frequency VLSI, low power VLSI), (ii) fabrication (microelectronic fabrication and nanotechnology), and (iii) testing (VLSI testing) are available. A closely related field is mirco- and nano-technology MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). Micro-MEMS designs systems of electronics and motion the size of microns. The smaller nano-MEMS builds systems the size of individual molecules. Nano-MEMS is used to create the next generation of VLSI components, including single-electron-transistors, nano-wires, and quantum computers. Our department has a strong concentration in signal analysis, including the analysis of human speech vs. noise and the transmission of signals via satellite or cable or cell tower. The EE department has a large PLC lab. Programmable Logic Control consists of 2 parts. You build an assembly line to move products and to do things to these products; for example, a robot arm will sort products or load them on to a platform. To control this assembly line, you need to implement the necessary computer code. Stem and OPT The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months. Learning Outcomes Students in the M.S. Electrical Engineering Program will be able to demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct laboratory experiments and interpret and report results demonstrate the ability to identify and apply concepts of engineering economics and project planning demonstrate knowledge of contemporary global and societal issues and their relationship and exercise strong oral and written communication skills including those needed for technical writing. [-]

Master in Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Bridgeport

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program prepares the student for a successful professional career through advanced study in design, development, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems for a wide range of industries, including transportation, automation, medical, energy generation, electronic, sports and aerospace. [+]

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program prepares the student for a successful professional career through advanced study in design, development, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems for a wide range of industries, including transportation, automation, medical, energy generation, electronic, sports and aerospace. The program combines core mechanical engineering courses with technical electives that enable the student to increase his/her knowledge and competence in essential skills for Mechanical Engineering while affording sufficient freedom to provide in-depth study in both traditional and contemporary curriculum tracks and explore emerging interdisciplinary areas. The technical areas supported by the department include General Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Mechanics and Materials, Thermal Fluid Systems and Sustainable Energy, Biomechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Automation, and Sports and Aeronautical Engineering. The student is required to design an individualized program of study with the help and approval of his/her faculty advisor to meet his/her academic and career goals. Customized study plans also allow receiving the Mechanical Engineering M.S. degree while pursuing another M.S. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technology Management, and MBA. Two degree students in these two programs should consult their respective advisors to work on their individualized plans. The department is the home of the CNC Mini Milling Machine Laboratory, Computer Aided Engineering and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, and the Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Students can also access the other laboratories in the School of Engineering. Some classes are taught by adjunct faculty from local industries and faculty from other engineering departments at UB. Admission Requirements The Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the Mechanical Engineering field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate. Admission to the program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering and/or design curriculum. Students with other engineering or science background can be accepted into the program with the condition that they will make up their deficiencies in the core Mechanical Engineering areas (mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics, dynamics of mechanical systems, design and manufacturing) in the MSME program and/or through additional courses. Stem and OPT The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months. Learning Outcomes Students in the M.S. Mechanical Engineering Program will be able to demonstrate the ability to design or analyze a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic, contemporary constraints such as health and safety, ethics, performance, sustainability and economics. develop specialized advanced skills in mechanical engineering fields including fluid mechanics, heat transfer, material science, dynamics, vibrations, numerical methods, design and manufacturing. demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. demonstrate the ability to create, adapt, transfer and integrate existing and emerging technologies into new products, processes and services. develop decision making, risk assessment and problem solving skills considering both economic and other constraints. develop both technical and management oral presentation and written communication skills. [-]

Master in Technology Management (MS)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Bridgeport

The Technology Management Master’s Program is designed to develop leaders adept at managing technological change, and skilled in establishing and maintaining superior competitive advantage for their respective enterprises or for new ventures. For an enterprise, continuing advancement of technology provides both opportunities and threats. [+]

The Technology Management Master’s Program is designed to develop leaders adept at managing technological change, and skilled in establishing and maintaining superior competitive advantage for their respective enterprises or for new ventures. For an enterprise, continuing advancement of technology provides both opportunities and threats. It is essential that an enterprise continually develops, sources and/or applies, the latest relevant technology in products, services, and systems in support of the key business functions and processes such as R&D, marketing, sales, customer service engineering, manufacturing, operations, finance, accounting, distribution, information technology, business analytics and others. The UB Technology Management Program is specifically designed to develop skills and competencies such as: Identifying and evaluating the impact of rapidly changing technology and managing those changes. Designing programs to identify, develop and implement innovative technological based solutions for enterprises. Managing the effective planning and execution of those technology based initiatives and the integration of their results into the mainstream of an enterprises’ strategy, processes and operations. The application of technology to create wealth by developing new products and launching new businesses. Leadership, the creation and sustenance of high-performance global teams and enabling innovation. Concentration Areas The Department offers, as an integral part of the Technology Management Master’s Degree, the opportunity to specialize in a number of concentrations, which are interdisciplinary and available through various departments to provide more educational and career choices and flexibility for the students: Global Program and Project Management Manufacturing Management Supply Chain, Logistics and Service Management Quality Control and Continuous Improvement Biotechnology Management Information Technology and Big Data Technology Development Please refer to the Division of Graduate Studies catalog for course details of the concentration areas. Other Concentrations are available with the approval of the student’s advisor and the chairman of the department. IAMOT Accreditation The M.S. in Technology Management Program is accredited by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT). IAMOT is seeking CHEA approval. Stem and OPT The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months. Learning Outcomes The UB Technology Management Program is specifically designed to develop skills and competencies such as: Identifying and evaluating the impact of relevant changing technology and managing those changes. Designing programs to identify, develop and implement innovative technological based solutions. Managing the effective planning and execution of those technology based initiatives and the integration of their results into the mainstream of an enterprises’ strategy, processes and operations. The application of technology to create wealth. Leadership, the creation and sustenance of high-performance global teams and enabling innovation. [-]

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Master in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies

Campus 2 years September 2016 USA Bridgeport Stamford Waterbury + 1 more

The Master of Arts in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies is a 12-course, multidisciplinary degree program designed for current and future professionals who require an in-depth understanding of this pivotal engine of the world political economy. [+]

The Master of Arts in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies is a 12-course, multidisciplinary degree program designed for current and future professionals who require an in-depth understanding of this pivotal engine of the world political economy. The curriculum is intended to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to conduct research and interpret developments in the Pacific Rim, as well as develop a foundation in an East Asian language. The program is highlighted by practical hands-on training. As a capstone experience, students complete an overseas internship. The program prepares students with the crucial background needed for a successful career in this emerging region, whether in business, government or academia. Students may choose from four area concentrations. Students develop an understanding of the political, economic and social issues of East Asia as well as an understanding of the role that language and culture play in its growing political economy. Students accepted into the program may choose one of four concentrations: Negotiation and Diplomacy International Political Economy and Development Global Management Global Communication Employment Outlook Are you ready to succeed in the Pacific Rim? Between 2000 and 2010 United States exports to China climbed markedly. By the end of the decade, they had increased by 468%. Impressive! However, in the State of Connecticut, exports to China exploded 1,237% during that same period. With the stunning economic rise of China, a new generation of American professionals is needed. The U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce point to the spiraling demand for trained professionals who understand the culture, traditions, and critical languages of the Pacific Rim, which encompasses China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, as well as the United States, Canada, Chile, and Australia. Those with the needed expertise will lead the way in allowing their governments, firms and agencies to break through in these areas both locally and internationally. The University of Bridgeport’s Masters in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies will help you to develop needed expertise, and do so in UB’s College of Public and International Affairs learner-friendly environment. The career tracks and possibilities are countless. Professionals with expertise in the Pacific Rim are needed today for: Cross-cultural management Client relations Risk analysis Diplomacy Investment strategy Regional marketing Public Relations Labor Relations Journalism Non-governmental and intergovernmental organizational management Education and Research Learning Objectives The East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies program has the following Learning Objectives: Introducing and comparing extant models of socioeconomic development with a special focus on those development models that have been used successfully in the Pacific Rim Introducing the Sociopolitical Implications of the religions that are common in the Pacific region Introducing and comparing models of trade Equipping students with the quantitative and qualitative research skills needed to undertake effective planning, analysis, and implementation of projects Identifying and fostering an appreciation of the prerequisites for successful governance and amiable trade practices within developing countries Development of skills in negotiation and conflict resolution Development of practical skills in problem-solving and in project management through an internship in the Pacific Rim; U.S. students will be expected to do their internship in Northeast or Southeast Asia and students from Asia will be encouraged to pursue an internship in Latin America or in a country other than their own in East Asia Development of a at least a working knowledge of an East Asian language – normally Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Japanese, or Russian [-]

Master in Global Development and Peace (MA)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Bridgeport

The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace (M.A.) online degree program prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, global development, conflict analysis and mediation, foreign investment and more. [+]

Global Visionaries Welcome. As one of the select schools granted NGO-status by the United Nations, UB has a long history of educating with a global perspective. The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace (M.A.) online degree program prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, global development, conflict analysis and mediation, foreign investment and more. Alumni of the Global Development and Peace program work for ministries of foreign affairs in their home countries, international corporations such as Price Waterhouse Cooper, governmental organizations like the FBI, as well as UNICEF and other NGOs. With UB’s international degree programs developed by a previous president of the UN General Assembly, students can expect a superior education in the area of international studies. Students can focus on one of two areas of study: Political Economy and Development or Global Management. Program Overview The Global Development and Peace M.A. online is a 36-credit program and requires students to complete a graduate tutorial, a Master’s thesis and a brief overseas internship. UB offers flexible internship programs to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults. The internship component of this program is a vital learning experience that provides students with an immersion in the language and culture they are studying, as well as offering an in-depth look at the work of intergovernmental, non-governmental or governmental organizations. Non-US citizens working in the US at NGOs or suitable companies may get approval to use their current jobs to meet internship requirements. Learning Outcomes The Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace has the following learning outcomes: Students will be able to explain and compare the major extant models for socioeconomic development. Students will demonstrate that they have acquired the quantitative and qualitative research skills needed to undertake effective planning, analysis and implementation of projects related to socioeconomic development or conflict resolution. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the institutional prerequisites for good governance in developing countries. Students will demonstrate an appreciation of the impact that religion and culture can have on socioeconomic development. Students will demonstrate the basic skills needed for effective communication and negotiation. Students will demonstrate skills needed in problem solving and in project management through an overseas internship. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of a second language in addition to English. * Note for all academic programs in the College of Public and International Affairs, a portfolio is collected to track progress in programmatic outcomes Why UB Global Development and Peace (M.A.) Online? There are many reasons why students from all over the world choose to pursue a degree in Global Development and Peace online with UB: Opportunity to learn from a global education leader. Since 2012, the University of Bridgeport has been granted NGO status with the United Nations, making UB one of a select group of universities in the United States with this accreditation. An international student population that offers an unique perspective on a variety of cultures. Courses offering face-to-face interaction online with students and professors as well as access to the UB campus if needed. UB has welcomed some of the most renowned lecturers of peace in history such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. Class flexibility that allows students to address work and family needs. Overseas internships that provide real world, in-country experience for two weeks each year — all scheduled around work and family commitments. Partnerships with global institutions such as Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, Princess Sumaya University in Jordan and Sichuan University Jin Jian College in China. Affiliations with private and public sector organizations that utilize UB students in policy advising and policy execution. Faculty who participate in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and monthly UN and Global Forums, and Language Roundtables. Opportunity to be published in the Journal of Global Development and Peace, the industry publication founded at UB. Access to an extensive worldwide network of alumni mentors and advisors from over 80 countries. Geographic proximity to New York City, allowing students to intern at the UN and other international organizations and NGOs. [-]

Master in Global Media and Communication (MA)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Bridgeport

This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. [+]

More than ever before, professionals in the communications field need intercultural sensitivity, international awareness and the ability to transcend borders and interpret the communications of other cultures. This 36 credit program is completed over four semesters plus one summer. It requires an overseas internship for domestic students and for those whose first language is English, and a final thesis or a project demonstrating excellence. This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communications specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy. Learning Outcomes The Global Media and Communication studies students develop and demonstrate competency in the following areas: Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and functions of traditional and new media Demonstrate an ability to function as an effective communicator, writer, and spokesperson Demonstrate an understanding of the different media systems in the world and patterns of communication Demonstrate abilities and skills to communicate across cultures and nations Demonstrate an ability to use media and communication skills to address conflicts and misunderstandings Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues in media communication Demonstrate abilities and skills in gathering, writing, and reporting news in foreign countries Develop abilities to create effective media content Demonstrate abilities to assess, use, and interpret information Develop basic knowledge of at least one world language other than English. [-]

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