Saint Xavier University

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Saint Xavier University

As an institution of higher education, Saint Xavier engages its students, its faculty and staff, and those who comprise its immediate and broader communities in the primary activities of teaching, learning, scholarship and service. The University is named after the Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier, the patron saint of Mother Frances Xavier Warde who, in 1846, brought the Sisters of Mercy from Pittsburgh to Chicago and founded Saint Francis Xavier Academy for Females, the forerunner of Saint Xavier University.

A Catholic institution

Saint Xavier University reflects and extends the teaching mission of Jesus. It is a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, a relationship made possible because of its continuing sponsorship by the Sisters of Mercy through the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. Catholic teaching, especially the dialogue between faith and reason and the social justice tradition of the Church, undergirds the University's mission and values.

Inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy

Grounded in the Gospel stories of a compassionate and hospitable Jesus who loved and served others, the ministry of the Sisters of Mercy to the poor, sick and uneducated began in Dublin and now extends around the world. Their reputation as educators prompted the city's first Catholic bishop to bring the Sisters of Mercy to Chicago, where they founded Saint Xavier in 1846, making it the oldest Mercy institution of higher education existing in the world today. Imbued with the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University extends a rich tradition of intellectual rigor, compassionate service and hospitality to its students and to the world through the work of higher education.

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Educates men and women

The University develops and sustains programs and practices that lead (L. ducere: to lead), men and women away from ignorance toward the expression of their fullest human potential. Among the expressions of full human potential are displays of personal and professional excellence, ethical decision-making and concern for the welfare of others.

To search for truth

As an educational ministry of the Church informed by its Mercy heritage and sponsorship, Saint Xavier University encourages and supports all members of its academic community in their search for truth, including religious and theological truths that derive from or point to the existence of a loving God in whose image each person has been created. The journey toward truth is lifelong -- Via, Veritas, Vita -- a quest that respects faith, reason and the diverse approaches of various disciplines and methods of observation, reasoning and analysis.

To think critically

When Saint Xavier became a college in 1915, the sisters designing the course of studies grounded the academic program in the liberal arts and sciences in order to "liberate" or "free" students to live reflectively as they acquired knowledge and searched for truth in their personal and professional lives. Becoming liberated, in this sense, requires the ability to think critically. Thus, Saint Xavier's curriculum, past and present, emphasizes careful observation and inquiry, reflection and contemplation, assessment, creativity, argumentation and integration. By learning to think critically, in all its dimensions, students can be freed from laboring under unfounded assumptions, preconceived notions and stereotypical judgments; they are freed to live informed, productive, good lives.

To communicate effectively

Saint Xavier University is a community of discourse in which the knowledge and critical thinking of individuals and groups can be both challenged and expanded. Effective communication within a community of discourse requires different skills and approaches, grounded in academic disciplines and characterized by civility and respect for the opinions, experiences and beliefs of others. As an educational community, Saint Xavier also has a responsibility to share its search for truth and its critical thinking with a broader public who are both critics and consumers.

To serve wisely and compassionately

Service is a fundamental message of the Gospel and a hallmark of the life and ministry of Jesus. Thus, as a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University educates men and women not only for themselves but also for others. To serve wisely involves making good ethical judgments about the disposition of one's and the world's resources, including personal time and talents. To serve compassionately is to extend oneself in merciful action on behalf of others in their need. Service in the spirit of mercy derives from an awareness of the needs of others and a feeling of solidarity with them, informed by intellectual principles found in religious, ethical, and moral teachings and traditions.

In support of human dignity and the common good

A fundamental message of the Scriptures and a basic principle of Catholic social teaching is that human beings have innate dignity because they are made in the image and likeness of God. This personal dignity cannot be mitigated by conditions of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or physical ability. The common good, a complementary principle of Catholic social teaching, is predicated on the tenet that each person holds a God-given responsibility to promote a just and merciful world that make the benefits of God's goodness accessible to all. Saint Xavier University strives to be intentional about addressing human dignity and the common good in its programs, activities and relationships.

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Master of Applied Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

The Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program is designed to further students' understanding of the computing technologies shaping our world today. [+]

Master of Applied Computer Science The Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program is designed to further students' understanding of the computing technologies shaping our world today and to prepare students for sustaining a life-long contribution to a technology-related career. The MACS program provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of important areas in the computing field. This program may be completed in two semesters by completing 16 credit hours each semester, or in three to four semesters by spreading the courses over a longer period. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree may be completed by taking an additional 24 graduate credit hours from the Graham School of Management, which can be completed in one additional year. Five-Year Option Get a bachelor's and master's degree in just five years! The Department of Computer Science is excited to announce this new option for all incoming freshmen. You can... Complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) or Bachelor of Arts (Computer Studies) and in the fourth year take two graduate level courses in computing that will count for eight hours towards the general electives in your bachelor’s degree and also eight hours towards your master’s degree. In the fifth year, you take 24 hours (six courses) of graduate courses to complete the master’s degree. You may also delay graduating with the bachelor’s degree until the end of the fifth year, and then graduate with both the master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the same time. This is an... [-]

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MSc in Accounting

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Chicago

The M.S. in Accounting program is a 30-hour program that can easily be completed in one year. The program is designed to prepare students for both the CPA and possibly the CMA or the CFE depending on selection of electives. [+]

MSc in Accounting Our comprehensive programs are designed to meet the diverse and changing needs of students and employers. The M.S. in Accounting program is a 30-hour program that can easily be completed in one year. The program is designed to prepare students for both the CPA and possibly the CMA or the CFE depending on selection of electives. Prerequisite Courses All courses required upon entry, unless otherwise noted as “waived.” Program only available for those with accounting undergraduate degrees. Coursework must include 24 hours of non-accounting business courses. Must have Business Ethics, Business Communications and 2-hour research component. ACCT 210: Financial Accounting (3) ACCT 211: Managerial Accounting (3) ACCT 301: Intermediate Accounting I (3) ACCT 302: Intermediate Accounting II (3) ACCT 303: Intermediate Accounting III (3) ACCT 311: Individual Income Tax (3) ACCT 321: Cost Accounting (3) ACCT 341: Auditing (3) ACCT 351: Advanced Accounting Issues (3) ACCT 361: Corporate Income Tax (3) ENGL 224: Professional Writing (3) FINC 300: Principles of Finance (3) MGMT 380: Business, Ethics and Society (3) 2-Hr Research (completed if taken INT II, III) Program Requirements (30 credit hours) The following courses are required: ACCT 550: Cost and Profitability Analysis (3) ACCT 521: Accounting Analytics and Revune Optimization (3) ACCT 561: Forensic and Investigative Accounting (3) ACCT 562: Information System Security (3) ACCT 563: Advanced Topics in Taxation/Regulation (3) ACCT 564: Accounting Information Systems (3) ACCT 516: Ethical Issuses in Financial Fraud (3) OR MGMT 520: Business Ethics in Governance (3) Choose three of... [-]

MS in Business Analytics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the Graham School of Management is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to become proficient in business analytics and to advance their professional careers in this exciting and fast-growing area. [+]

MS in Business Analytics The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the Graham School of Management is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to become proficient in business analytics and to advance their professional careers in this exciting and fast-growing area. Students in this program will acquire a broad and in-depth knowledge in all areas of business analytics and big data analysis: statistical modeling data mining and data warehousing visualization information security optimization business decision-making under uncertainty Students will learn programming tools and data modeling necessary to analyze large and unstructured datasets that support business decision- making processes and improve business performance. Students in this program will discover applications of business analytics across a wide range of functional areas in various industries, including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, retail, manufacturing, banking and health care. Why Study Business Analytics at SXU? The MSBA program at SXU is highly applied in nature; it integrates business strategy, project-based learning, simulations, case studies and specific electives addressing the analytical needs of various functional areas and industry sectors. Through the business advisory boards and partnerships with the business community, the program also provides students with applied projects and business data sets as well as access to career networks and employment opportunities. The Graham School of Management also fosters partnerships with leaders in business and non-profit organizations to strengthen the students' experience. In addition, the Center for Experiential Education will provide a state-of-the-art hands-on analytical lab experience. Students will... [-]

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MA in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time 2 - 5 years August 2017 USA Chicago

The early childhood education program is designed for individuals who wish to teach young children (age 0 to grade 2), leads to a master of arts degree, and prepares candidates to pursue an Illinois professional educator license endorsed for early childhood education, with optional early childhood education approval. [+]

The School of Education at Saint Xavier University prepares educators who are broadly and liberally educated, competent in content methodologies and skillful in teaching all children in contemporary schools. The program in early childhood education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The early childhood education program is designed for individuals who wish to teach young children (age 0 to grade 2), leads to a master of arts degree, and prepares candidates to pursue an Illinois professional educator license endorsed for early childhood education, with optional early childhood education approval. The program requires successful completion of general education courses, professional education courses and core courses, as outlined below: General Education Course Requirements The general education courses, which address requirements for Illinois licensure, may have been met within the candidate's undergraduate studies. A review of the candidate's transcript(s) will indicate if any general education deficiencies exist. Candidates may choose to take the CLEP exam to resolve deficiencies in the areas of fine arts, history or American government and health and nutrition. Deficiencies in the areas of literature, math and science must be resolved through coursework. Graduate students seeking professional educator license endorsed for early childhood education are required to have one course in each of the following areas: writing or composition mathematics natural science, with a lab U.S. history or American government health or nutrition fine arts literature Professional Education Course Requirements for the License (38... [-]

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Saint Xavier University

Address West 103rd Street 3700
Chicago 60655, United States
Website http://www.sxu.edu
Phone +1 773-298-3000