University of Phoenix Online

Introduction

When University of Phoenix was founded more than three decades ago, the leading edge of the Baby Boom generation was just turning 30 and the first personal computers were introduced.

The mission of University of Phoenix is to provide access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.

 

Purposes

  • To facilitate cognitive and affective student learning--knowledge, skills, and values -- and to promote use of that knowledge in the student's work place.
  • To develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization, together with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of students' opportunities for career success.
  • To provide instruction that bridges the gap between theory and practice through faculty members who bring to their classroom not only advanced academic preparation, but also the skills that come from the current practice of their professions.
  • To provide General Education and foundational instruction and services that prepare students to engage in a variety of university curricula.
  • To use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning resources and that enhance collaboration and communication for improved student learning.
  • To assess student learning and use assessment data to improve the teaching/learning system, curriculum, instruction, learning resources, counseling and student services.
  • To be organized as a for-profit institution in order to foster a spirit of innovation that focuses on providing academic quality, service, excellence, and convenience to the working adult.
  • To generate the financial resources necessary to support the University's mission.

Benefits of University of Phoenix Online

It was in this context that Dr. John Sperling, a Cambridge-educated economist and professor-turned-entrepreneur, anticipated the confluence of technological, economic and demographic forces that would herald the return of working adults to higher education.

He saw a growing need for institutions that were sensitive to and designed around the learning characteristics and life situations of the working adult population. He suggested how institutions would pioneer new approaches to curricular and program design, teaching methods and student services. These beliefs eventually resulted in the creation of University of Phoenix and they continue to inspire the University's mission, purposes and strategies today.

Mission and Purposes

- Attend class at times and places that fit your schedule.
- Complete 100% of your education via the Internet, including all administration, registration, and book buying.
- Earn your online education degree in two or three years.
- Take classes one at a time for 5 to 6 weeks each, so you can focus on each subject.
- Acquire skills and expertise that are in high demand with programs that are continually updated.
- Learn from the most effective combination of theory and practical experience; all faculty hold a master's or doctoral degree and work in the fields they teach.
- Learn with other experienced professionals from various corporations and organizations across the country, and around the world.
- Apply your coursework immediately in your work environment.
- Benefit from the nation's leading online university, whose online format has proven successful for thousands of graduates since 1989.
- Professional training and previous education can be used to fulfill some credit requirements.
- Financing is available.
- Tuition costs may be partially tax-deductible.
- University of Phoenix Online college education qualifies for most employer reimbursement plans.

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Programs

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Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Phoenix + 1 more

Graduates of the MHA program will have enhanced their management/administrative background and specialty area through the completion of a curriculum that provides students with the latest theories and contemporary practice applications. [+]

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares leaders who can effectively respond to the dynamic and ever-changing health care industry.

These individuals have a capacity to critically examine and evaluate issues and trends and are empowered to influence the destiny of the global health care system. Curriculum is tailored to the needs of the health care leader/manager by providing content in finance, policy, research, technology, quality improvement, economics, marketing and strategic planning. In addition, students will also be asked to complete course work related to their area of concentration such as health education, long-term care, and health informatics.... [-]


Master of Information Systems

Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Phoenix + 1 more

The Master of Information Systems (MIS) program provides the knowledge to successfully apply information systems theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges. [+]

The Master of Information Systems (MIS) program provides the knowledge to successfully apply information systems theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges. Under the guidance of practitioner faculty, the graduate student will use innovative digital materials to understand the role of business systems within the organization, to understand and apply the principles of systems analysis and design, to analyze and evaluate information technologies, and to create project, risk, and information systems strategic plans.

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Master of Information Systems/Management

Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Phoenix

The Masters of Information Systems/Management (MIS/M) program is focused on the acquisition of information technology theory and the application of theory and practice to real world business opportunities and challenges [+]

The Masters of Information Systems/Management (MIS/M) program is focused on the acquisition of information technology theory and the application of theory and practice to real world business opportunities and challenges. The courses provide current theory and knowledge of essential information technology and the basis of business management. While courses examine a broad range of information technology resources, the courses emphasize the management of such resources in order to meet an organization's challenges and goals.

 

 

The program has six main threads:

 

1. Business Management

2. Business Systems Analysis and Design

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Master of Management

Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Phoenix + 1 more

The Master of Management program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. [+]

The Master of Management program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment. Areas of focus include development of human capital, implementation of organizational initiatives, managing conflict, fostering creativity, innovation through organizational design, and managing in a cross-cultural environment.

 

The Master of Management program at University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization, and critical-thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical-thinking skills during their presentations. Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to a problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems. ... [-]


Master of Management/Human Resources Management

Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Phoenix + 1 more

Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment. [+]

The Master of Management/Human Resources Management program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment. Areas of focus include development of human capital, implementation of organizational initiatives, managing conflict, fostering creativity, innovation through organizational design, and managing in a cross-cultural environment.

The Master of Management program at University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization, and critical-thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical-thinking skills during their presentations. Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to a problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems. ... [-]


Master of Management/Public Administration

Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Phoenix

The Master of Management program at University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization, and critical-thinking skills. [+]

The Master of Management/Public Administration program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students learn to synthesize business concepts and practices presented in this program to develop solutions for specific managerial situations found within the organizational environment. Areas of focus include development of human capital, implementation of organizational initiatives, managing conflict, fostering creativity, innovation through organizational design, and managing in a cross-cultural environment.

 

The Master of Management program at University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where students refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information-utilization, and critical-thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical-thinking skills during their presentations. Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to a problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems.... [-]