Established in 1888 as Salem College, Salem University has a tradition of academic excellence and innovation. The beautiful 100-acre campus is nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. The campus offers student housing and traditional campus clubs and activities.

A Proud History Built on Academic Tradition

Salem offers bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs in Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Information Technology, and Nursing.

Undergraduate degree programs at Salem generally require successful completion of a set of liberal arts foundation courses that include English, mathematics, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. The fundamental roles of these general education courses are to:

  • Support the Mission of the University.
  • Emphasize the liberal arts, which are directed to general intellectual growth and development.
  • Integrate the various disciplines.
  • Offer philosophical, ethical, social, historical, literary, or aesthetic components.
  • Provide the tools and concepts for analyzing culture and society in an international context.


In addition, students are expected to gain the following competencies:

  • Writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Quantitative and technological proficiencies
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • International and multicultural awareness
  • Leadership and citizenship skills

Consistent with and in support of the Mission, most undergraduate students will complete several general education courses that focus on global information and perspectives.

Most programs of study offer additional recommended courses that are meant to expand students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in support of their major.


The goals of the University are to:

  • Provide effective educational experiences;
  • Design and maintain a unique environment conducive to developing an international citizen;
  • Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in leadership, scholarship, and work and life skills;
  • Improve student learning, facilitate improvements in teaching, and corroborate institutional effectiveness.
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Mission Statement

The Mission of Salem University is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills, and the ability to make decisions with integrity and an international perspective.


Goals of the University

The goals of the University are to:

  • Provide effective educational experiences;
  • Design and maintain a unique environment conducive to developing an international citizen;
  • Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in leadership, scholarship, and work and life skills; and
  • Improve student learning, facilitate improvements in teaching, and corroborate institutional effectiveness.
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Salem University

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The MBA in Management at Salem International University enhances and extends your management capabilities to an advanced level. After graduation, you should be a competent and effective business problem-solver who can:

Manage projects using generally-accepted practices and procedures, such as those laid out in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Understand national and international business law and its impacts on managerial decisions and processes. Apply managerial theory in practical situations, including operations management, financial management, and HR management. Be an effective manager of change in a variety of organizations. About this Program ... [-]
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Salem University

This program prepares students for career paths and duties as Project Manager – Prepare and implement detailed project plans for developing new products and services; Ris ... [+]

About this Program

This program prepares students for career paths and duties as:

Project Manager – Prepare and implement detailed project plans for developing new products and services. Risk Manager – Analyze and plan responses to known and potential risks Quality Assurance Manager – Ensure the technical accuracy and customer acceptance for use of a team’s work products. Program Manager – Coordinate a portfolio of projects that may be independent or interdependent, concurrent or serial. General Manager – Oversee all aspects of business management. Course Format

Salem offers accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered in a monthly format (4-weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students.... [-]

USA Carmel
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Salem University

This program prepares students for career paths and duties as Retail Business Analyst; Operations Supervisor or Manager; Purchasing Agent/Buyer; Customer Service Manager; ... [+]

About this Program

This program prepares students for career paths and duties as:

Retail Business Analyst Operations Supervisor or Manager Purchasing Agent/Buyer Customer Service Manager Food Service Manager Store Manager, District or Regional Manager General Manager Business Owner Course Format

Salem offers accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered in a monthly format (4-weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students.... [-]

USA Carmel
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 years
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Salem University

The 12-month, 36-credit MBA in Sales Management at Salem International University prepares you for advanced roles that focus on developing effective sales teams through t ... [+]

The 12-month, 36-credit MBA in Sales Management at Salem International University prepares you for advanced roles that focus on developing effective sales teams through the application of strategic knowledge. After graduation, you should be a competent and effective business problem-solver who can:

Conduct effective negotiations and make strategic business decisions that keep customers happy. Understand consumer motivations and the psychology of buying and selling. Organize and lead effective sales teams in domestic and international contexts. Demonstrate exceptional professional integrity and ethical behavior. About this Program

This program prepares students for career paths and duties as:... [-]

USA Carmel
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Salem University

Experienced, licensed teacher leaders who are ready to pursue leadership roles beyond their classrooms need to qualify for additional licensure certifications. The Salem ... [+]

About the Program

Experienced, licensed teacher leaders who are ready to pursue leadership roles beyond their classrooms need to qualify for additional licensure certifications. The Salem Master of Education in Educational Leadership is an accelerated degree program that prepares students for licensure as principals, district supervisors, and superintendents at all educational levels (Pre-K through Adult). The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program offers two paths to licensure.

The Principal Track is a 30-hour program that consists of 11 months of coursework. Completion of the program leads to licensure as PreK-Adult Principal. The Full Certification Track is a 36-hour program that consists of 15 months of coursework. Completion of the program leads to licensure as PreK-Adult Principal, General Supervisor, and Superintendent. ... [-]
USA Carmel
April 2019
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 15 years
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Salem University

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree program is built on a foundation in advanced courses in education with courses that focus on specializations ... [+]

About the Program

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree program is built on a foundation in advanced courses in education with courses that focus on specializations in teaching and learning in a variety of settings. These programs are designed to build students’ expertise in the art of teaching and learning across settings, audiences, and generations. Target audiences for these programs include educators who desire to renew licenses (or other credentials) or develop new instructional leadership skills, as well as professionals responsible for training and professional development in other settings.

The M.Ed. program requires successful completion of 30 credits. Total credit hours include transfer credits to a maximum of 50 percent of the required hours. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all courses completed at Salem in order to graduate.... [-]

USA Carmel
April 2019
Full-time
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2 years
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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