St. Ambrose University

Introduction

Mission

St. Ambrose University — independent, diocesan, and Catholic — enables its students to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.

Vision

St. Ambrose will be recognized as a leading Midwestern university rooted in its diocesan heritage and Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Ambrosians are committed to academic excellence, the liberal arts, social justice and service.

Core Mission Values and Guiding Principles

Catholicity: We treasure and build on our strong Catholic identity in relationship with the Diocese of Davenport. As an independent institution of higher learning, St. Ambrose University embodies our faith tradition through teaching, learning, scholarship, and service, through openness to those of other faith traditions, and through the pursuit of justice and peace.

Integrity: We believe that as individuals we are capable of living in the fullest measure when our lives are freely based on values that acknowledge a loving God and a life-affirming moral code. Therefore, we teach, learn, and work in a climate of mutual respect, honesty, and integrity where excellence and academic freedom are cherished.

The Liberal Arts: We are committed to the richness of the liberal arts tradition through quality instruction that fosters development of a broad awareness of humanity in all its dimensions. Ambrosians use their knowledge, talents, and career skills in service to others.

Life-long Learning: We believe that people at all stages of life need educational opportunities. Therefore, we offer learning programs with student-centered teaching that lead to baccalaureate and professional graduate degrees in curricula through the doctoral level as well as non-degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To meet the needs of our diverse student body, we use a variety of delivery systems and formats in the Diocese of Davenport, the State of Iowa, and other authorized locations. We collaborate with other organizations to offer further opportunities around the world.

Diversity: We believe in the inherent God-given dignity and worth of every person. Therefore, we strive to develop an understanding of human cultures, achievements, capabilities, and limitations to promote justice and peace and use our talents in service to others and the world. We welcome people from other countries and cultures to study, learn, and work at St. Ambrose. Likewise, we encourage Ambrosians to teach, learn, engage in scholarship, and serve abroad.

Diversity at St. Ambrose

As a Catholic institution we believe in the inherent God-given dignity and worth of every individual.

At St. Ambrose University, diversity means honoring and celebrating a multiplicity of voices along with a thoughtful exploration of different perspectives and ideas.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 USA Davenport Cedar Rapids + 2 more

Do you currently work or aspire to work in the information management field near the Quad Cities? If you're ready to start preparing for upper-level positions in the IT industry, our Master of Information Technology Management degree program could be right for you. And Forbes ranked the MSITM one of the best master's degrees. [+]

Earn Your Information Technology Management Degree

Do you currently work or aspire to work in the information management field near the Quad Cities? If you're ready to start preparing for upper-level positions in the IT industry, our Master of Information Technology Management degree program could be right for you. And Forbes ranked the MSITM one of the best master's degrees.

Our IT school in Iowa is designed to prepare you to deal with the issues facing IT managers today. At SAU, our small class sizes allow you to get more individual attention from the faculty. They can help ensure you understand your coursework thoroughly before you move on to the next subject. St. Ambrose provides an atmosphere that makes it easier for our students to grow and learn.... [-]


Master

Master of Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Davenport Cedar Rapids + 2 more

The Master of Accounting program prepares individuals for professional careers and ultimately for leadership positions in today's business world. Additionally, many states require those desiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) must have 150 hours of college education. [+]

Earn Your Accounting Degree

St. Ambrose University's Master of Accounting courses prepare individuals for professional careers and leadership positions in today's business world. Large and small businesses alike depend on people with number skills, and at St. Ambrose University, we can help you learn the skills you need to prepare for upper-level accountancy positions in a variety of fields. Many states require prospective Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to complete 150 hours of college education before being eligible for certification. Our Master of Accounting degree is a natural extension in the pursuit of this requirement.

Why Choose SAU?

Our 30 credit-hour accounting degree program offers the flexibility to accommodate students with a variety of educational backgrounds and career objectives. As an added bonus, students enrolled in this program will have the choice to take 9 to 15 of the graduate credit hours required for the Master of Accounting degree in the MBA or other graduate programs.... [-]


Master of Criminal Justice

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 USA Davenport Cedar Rapids + 2 more

This Master of Criminal Justice degree program prepares you for the next level of employment in the security, corrections, law enforcement, and human services fields. Coursework combines theory and practical, hands-on application. [+]

Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree

This Master of Criminal Justice degree program prepares you for the next level of employment in the security, corrections, law enforcement, and human services fields. Coursework combines theory and practical, hands-on application.

Take classes online

Whether you take classes on campus or online, it's an interactive experience and not just a professor talking to the classroom. And what's great about our online MCJ program is that you can take all of your classes online or pick and choose the ones that best fit into your life.

Promotion opportunities

Graduates from the St. Ambrose University Master of Criminal Justice degree program have a proven track record of earning promotions at their job. Learn how to impact your career... [-]


Master of Organizational Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Davenport Cedar Rapids + 2 more

The Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) program at St. Ambrose is an interdisciplinary graduate program of study designed to develop skills and nurture abilities for effective leadership. Graduates of the program will have taken 36 credit hours. [+]

Drawn by our program's reputation, convenience, and accessibility, Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) students graduate equipped with a comprehensive knowledge base and ethical standards for professional practice.

Our students specifically focus on leadership in two respects: advancing people and organizations – especially during challenging times – and motivating and fostering relationships with individual employees.

Through the insights, skills and knowledge they gain, they are able to discern how to move their organizations forward to accomplish significant goals, such as improving work relationships, increasing personal effectiveness, and developing healthy work environments. The MOL also provides individuals entering or seeking leadership positions the conceptual and analytical skills for making the transition to supervisory roles.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Davenport Cedar Rapids + 1 more

The MSW Program educates graduate social work professionals to address a range of social issues and needs. The education and training you will experience is on the cutting edge of modern social work practice. [+]

The MSW Program educates graduate social work professionals to address a range of social issues and needs. The education and training you will experience is on the cutting edge of modern social work practice.

The School of Social Work is dynamic and alive – a place that reaches beyond our campus and into the local community. You'll quickly discover our faculty, students, and staff are all dedicated to pursuing excellence in their professional lives.

The St. Ambrose University MSW Program equips graduates for professional practice with:

Comprehensive knowledge base Practice competencies Ethical standards

The St. Ambrose University School of Social Work and the MSW Program are leaders in this area of practice. Our faculty and staff maintain an environment conducive to discovery, personal and professional growth and, ultimately, competence in professional social work practice.... [-]