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  • Juris Doctor – online

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Juris Doctor – online

A single three year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

JD

Academic Year

2018

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

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  • Length
    Only available part-time
  • Minimum
    144 Units

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  • Academic plan
    MJDOL
  • CRICOS code
    NO CRICOS
  • UAC code

    • 830483 (Juris Doctor Online)
  • Academic contact

    • JD Administrator
  • Mode of delivery

    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education

    • Law

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  • Overview
  • Admission & Fees
  • Study
  • First Year Advice
  • Length
    Only available part-time
  • Minimum
    144 Units

First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

  • Academic plan
    MJDOL
  • CRICOS code
    NO CRICOS
  • UAC code

    • 830483 (Juris Doctor Online)
  • Academic contact

    • JD Administrator
  • Mode of delivery

    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education

    • Law

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Juris Doctor – online

  • Introduction
  • Career Options
  • Admission Requirements
  • Program Requirements
  • Indicative Fees
  • Scholarships
  • Additional Information

Designed for graduates of all disciplines, the ANU Juris Doctor Online (JDO) fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the Australian legal profession.

Students in the JDO will gain an advanced and integrated understanding of the Australian legal system, and its place in the wider world, through a unique Problem Based Learning approach that examines essential legal areas of knowledge in integrated ‘clusters’ of learning.

This degree is offered part-time, with three entry points each year. It comprises 12, compulsory sequenced courses, 7 elective courses, and a compulsory capstone project in the final year.

This innovative online program opens the doors of Australia’s national law school to Australian students around the world.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia’s most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia’s top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications until autumn session, 2018

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. apply an advanced body of legal knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice in law, and as a pathway for further legal learning
  2. apply a body of legal knowledge that includes an extended understanding of recent developments in the discipline and professional legal practice
  3. apply knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to law and its professional practice
  4. exhibit cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice in law
  5. exhibit cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of legal knowledge or practice
  6. exhibit cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex legal ideas and concepts at an abstract level
  7. exhibit communication and technical legal research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  8. exhibit technical and communication legal skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to legal professional practice
  9. demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in legal professional practice and/or further learning
  10. demonstrate application of knowledge and skills with high level personal autonomy and accountability
  11. demonstrate application of knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial research-based legal project, capstone experience and/or professionally focussed project.

Further Information

While this version of the program is offered online , the ANU also offers a full-time Juris Doctor program on campus in Canberra.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0

If applicants have more than one completed tertiary qualification, the GPA will be determined as the average of all tertiary qualifications. Applicants who have completed a law degree that leads to admission to practice in a ‘Common Law’ country, for example the UK, Ireland, India, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Canada, are not eligible for admission.

English language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s  English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

For entry to the Juris Doctor – Online program: If an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA as the average of all tertiary qualifications completed.

Indicative fees

Domestic

International

Please note that this program is only available part-time. The fees listed below are the full-time equivalent. The cost per course in 2017 is $4560.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$33,888.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of  scholarships  to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the  Scholarships  website.

Program Requirements

The Juris Doctor (Online) requires the completion of 144 units, which must consist of:

102 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

LAWS8701 Torts & Litigation & Dispute Management A

LAWS8702 Torts & Litigation & Dispute Management B

LAWS8703 Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence A

LAWS8704 Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence B

LAWS8705 Property Law & Contracts A

LAWS8706 Property Law & Contracts B

LAWS8707 Equity & Trusts & Corporations Law A

LAWS8708 Equity & Trusts & Corporations Law B

LAWS8709 Administrative Law & Commonwealth Constitutional Law A

LAWS8710 Administrative Law & Commonwealth Constitutional Law B

LAWS8711 Australian Public Law & International Law A

LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

LAWS8713 Law Capstone Project

A minimum of 12 units from completion of further 6000-level and 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law

A maximum of 36 units from completion of 4000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law

Juris Doctor – online

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Welcome to the ANU Juris Doctor Online.

 

ENROLLING
IN YOUR FIRST JDO COURSE

Once you have accepted your offer , you will be
sent a password that will
allow you to enrol and access a range of
university systems
.  You will use ISIS
– the ANU Interactive Student Information System – to enrol in your online
courses.

Log in to ISIS using your University ID and
password. Note that you should enrol in all the courses you wish to study
during a calendar year.

 

What do I enroll in?

If you are commencing in January:

Summer session (January): LAWS8701:
Torts & Civil Litigation and Dispute Management A .

Autumn session (May): LAWS8702
Torts & Litigation & Dispute Management B

Winter session (August): LAWS8703 Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence A

If you are commencing in May:

Autumn session (May): LAWS8701:
Torts & Civil Litigation and Dispute Management A .

Winter session (August): LAWS8702
Torts & Litigation & Dispute Management B

 

If you are commencing in August:

Winter session (August): LAWS8701:
Torts & Civil Litigation and Dispute Management A .

LAST
DAY TO ENROL AND CENSUS DATE

In 2017, JDO courses begin on 16 January (Summer), 8 May
(Autumn) and 28 August (Winter).

To begin studying in January, you must enrol no
later than Friday 13 January 2017.

To begin studying in May, you must enrol no
later than Friday 5 May 2017.

To begin studying in August, you must enrol
no later than Friday 25 August 2017.

Census is the last day to withdraw from a
course without academic or financial penalty. You can find the Census date for
a specific course by searching for it on Programs and Courses .

 

WATTLE

Wattle is your online campus – the learning
environment where you’ll interact with fellow students and the teachers who’ll
be supporting your study, and where you’ll find all the tools, texts and
resources you need for online conferencing, discussions and debates, group
work, and private study.

We contact all enrolled students when Wattle
courses become available.

Use your University ID and password to log in to Wattle . Note that Wattle will
ask for a ‘User Name’ – this is your University ID.

PROGRAM
STRUCTURE

The ANU Juris Doctor Online program is made
up of 13 compulsory courses (102 units) and 7 elective courses (42 units).

Compulsory
courses

You must study the first 12 of these 13 compulsory
courses in a specific order, and need to complete them before you can begin
your elective courses.

LAWS8701 Torts
& Litigation & Dispute Management A

LAWS8702 Torts
& Litigation & Dispute Management B

LAWS8703
Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence A

LAWS8704
Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence B

LAWS8705
Property Law & Contracts A

LAWS8706
Property Law & Contracts B

LAWS8707
Equity & Trusts & Corporations Law A

LAWS8708
Equity & Trusts & Corporations Law B

LAWS8709
Administrative Law & Commonwealth Constitutional Law A

LAWS8710
Administrative Law & Commonwealth Constitutional Law B

LAWS8711
Australian Public Law & International Law A

LAWS8712
Australian Public Law & International Law B

Elective
courses

Once you have completed the 12 compulsory
courses above, you will be able to select from a large number of elective
courses, including those offered online and on-campus. You can find further
details of what elective courses are available by checking the Masters
Timetable [PDF; 258kb].

Capstone

The final compulsory course is LAWS8713 Law
Capstone Project . Allowing you to undertake a substantial individual
research project that addresses a complex problem of your choice, the course
offers an exciting opportunity to bring together the knowledge you have gained through
the ANU Juris Doctor Online.

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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program

Overview

The online Doctor of Business Administration program is a practical, directed independent study program which emphasizes course work in business leadership and management. It requires no classroom or seminar attendance. The Program is of particular interest to mid and senior managers who desire high level education in the theoretical and practical aspects of operating a business.

It focuses on how business is conducted in the United States but is open to students from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East who wish to operate a business in the United States or conduct business with U.S. firms and would benefit from a better understanding of U.S. business operations. Though leadership skills are subject to cultural differences, the fundamentals apply all over the world for business managers who wish to emulate the successful U.S. business models.

The objectives of the Program are:

1. To offer a program of coursework and practical exercises in business administration, leadership, management and sound operational practices that will enhance the professional and personal lives of its students;
2. To prepare professionals to serve in upper-level management and entrepreneurial objectives with a background of sound practices backed by current research and theory.
3. To employ faculty who are accomplished in their respective fields from both an academic and practical perspective.

Successful graduates of the Program will demonstrate:

  • application of advanced knowledge in the legal, theoretical, and practical aspects of operating a business.
  • the ability to evaluate complex business ethical issues and related legal issues and make appropriate decisions and recommendations based on sound reasoning and analysis.
  • appreciation for making socially responsible and environmentally sustainable choices when designing and implementing business strategy.
  • the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of modalities.
  • effective management of individuals and teams in the business environment through application of contemporary leadership theories and concepts.
  • how to author a properly formatted and presented Dissertation or major practical project that represents a substantive research topic of original work or project that ties together the learning objectives of the coursework in a way that benefits an organization.

The University acts to fulfill the purposes of the DBA program through appropriate coursework, coupled with continuing direction, evaluation of student progress, and regular assessment of student learning outcomes, supervised and administered by qualified faculty.

“I want to take this opportunity to highlight my experience with Dr. Larry Ellis. I had the pleasure to work with him for six months on my MPP/DBA project and he exceeded all my expectations. He proactively reached out to me on different occasions to provide me with his thorough feedback and recommendations. He was very passionate, cooperative, influential, inspirational , supportive and knowledgeable. Dr. Ellis is undoubtedly an invaluable asset to your school. Even though I had a great experience with the school throughout my DBA journey, my most recent experience with Dr. Ellis made me realize that I made the absolute right choice to select this school to pursue my Doctorate and to become a proud alumni of William Howard Taft University. Thank you Dr. Ellis, and keep inspiring your students, you were truly made to make a difference.”

Dr. Mohamad Moussa – Taft University DBA Graduate, W. Edwards Deming School of Business Dr. Mohamad Moussa, DBA GraduateDr. Mohamad Moussa, DBA Graduate

Presentation

The University’s Directed Independent Study modality recognizes that education is an individual process where individuals with different learning needs and study schedules can be accommodated. It emphasizes learning that is meaningful, where individuals enjoy the learning process, and acquire knowledge to better understand and manage their own careers.

The Program’s Faculty members support the student’s independent-study learning role by guiding and stimulating the learning process in one-on-one interaction. Our faculty members recognize individual learning styles and emphasize the relevance of the material to the individual’s situation.

Each course in the online DBA program contains a series of lesson assignments generally consisting of reading requirements and research projects. Students are evaluated through examinations and/or research assignments which are submitted for faculty evaluation.

All assignments are submitted electronically. As set forth in the University’s General Catalog, Internet access and minimum computer requirements and skills are required as a condition of admittance.

The first three courses in the curriculum are known as qualifying courses. A student must take and pass a Qualifying Examination before a student can earn academic credit for a core course. The Qualifying Examination is a three hour proctored test that covers material covered in the qualifying courses. It consists of a combination of objective and subjective questions.

Curriculum

To earn the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree, a student must complete the courses outlined below in good academic standing, pass the Comprehensive Examination, and present a successful oral defense of the Dissertation or Major Practical Project, all with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. The requirements may be completed in as little as 27 months. All requirements must be completed within seven years from the date of initial enrollment.

The following courses are required for the Doctor of Business Administration Program.

Qualifying Courses
(10 units)

BUS602

Business Research

4 units

BUS603

Strategic Planning and Implementation

3 units

MKT603

Problems and Methods in Marketing Management

3 units

Qualifying Exam

pass/ no pass

Core Courses
(20 units)

MGT607

Organizational Design

3 units

MGT605

Leadership Theory and Practice

3 units

FIN602

Designing Economic Business Strategies

3 units

HMR605

Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

3 units

MKT605

Marketing Research for Managerial Decision Making

3 units

BLW602

Business Law

4 units

BUS700

Comprehensive Examination

1 unit

Elective Courses
(Select 15 Units – 5 courses)

BLW607

Legal Environment for Managing Employees

3 units

BUS605

Global Strategic Management

3 units

BUS606

Negotiations and Dispute Settlement

3 units

FIN603

Conceptual Foundations of Accounting & Finance

3 units

FIN604

Global Economy

3 units

HMR606

Management of Organizations

3 units

MGT603

Leadership Solutions for Innovation, Change, and Decision Making

3 units

MGT604

Global Business Practices and Challenges

3 units

MKT604

International Marketing

3 units

MKT606

Competitive Analysis and Strategy

3 units

Dissertation or Major Practical Project
(15 Units)

DIS701

Dissertation Proposal

3 units

DIS702

Dissertation

12 units

OR

BUS701

Major Practical Project Proposal

3 units

BUS703

Major Practical Project

12 units

Total Semester Units Required for Graduation: 60

Admission Policies and Requirements

A master’s degree from an accredited institution is generally required for admission. In the context of this statement, “accredited” for institutions within the United States requires they be a member of an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

An applicant may be conditionally admitted into the Program based on a completed  Application for Admission , receipt of the $75.00 Application Fee, student copies of transcripts reflecting the applicant’s highest relevant degree, documentation of the applicant’s professional work experience, and the receipt of two Professional Reference Letters. Official copies of all relevant college level credits received directly from the institution of origin will be required within 60 days of enrollment.

While professional work experience is not a condition of admission to the Program, applicants need to provide evidence of any previous professional work experience prior to formal admission.

The vast majority of the institution’s applicants are mature adults working in a variety of professional settings. Many have not attended college for several years. Consequently, prior class rank and grade point average are not significant factors in the admission process.

Should additional information be required the applicant will be contacted.

All payments must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard®,Visa®, American Express® or Discover®.

Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials

It may be necessary for applicants who have attended colleges or universities outside of the United States to obtain an evaluation of their education from a credential evaluation service approved by the University. Upon request, the Admissions Office will provide a list of approved evaluators. In addition, applicants who do not possess a degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS).

For more information on TOEFL visit the website:  www.ets.org/toefl .

Transfer Credit

The acceptance of transfer credits between academic institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving college or university. Credits earned at William Howard Taft University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its own programs, policies, and regulations.

Transfer credit toward the Program may be awarded for postsecondary courses completed by the student at other institutions if such courses were completed within the last seven years and are found to meet the standards and learning objectives of the specific course for which credit is sought. The courses considered for transfer must be equivalent in both content and degree level. Transfer credit must be from an accredited institution, and is limited to 15% of the total doctoral credits required to complete the degree (9 units).

No credit may be awarded for experiential learning (Portfolio Credit) in this program.

Financial Information

Tuition is billed at the rate of $420.00 per month during the term of enrollment. The obligation of students to pay tuition shall continue until the earliest of the following events:

  1. satisfaction of all degree requirements;
  2. 48 billing months (four years);
  3. withdrawal from the Program;
  4. academic dismissal from the Program.

Additional information on financial aid and tuition financing can be found under  Tuition, Financial Aid and Financing .

The cost of books and materials, other than each course syllabus, is not included in the tuition. The University does not sell books or materials. Most books and materials may be purchased at local colleges, retail bookstores, directly from publishers or over the Internet. The cost is estimated to average approximately $150.00 per course. Students are provided with a mail or Internet source for acquiring all required materials.

[The following information applies to California Residents only.]

* California Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) is a fund administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) that relieves or mitigates economic loss suffered by a student while enrolled in a qualifying institution – generally one that is approved or registered by the Bureau. At the time of his or her enrollment, the student must have been a California resident or enrolled in a California residency program, prepaid tuition, and suffered economic loss.

STRF REQUIREMENTS

  • “You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
    1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
    2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
  • You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if the following applies:
    1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.”
  • “The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
  • You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
    1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
    2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
    3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
    4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
    5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.”
FEE SCHEDULE

Application Fee

$75

Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee

$55

Registration and Orientation Fee

This one-time fee is charged at the time of a student’s initial enrollment and is related to the costs associated with setting-up the student’s file and developing a Degree Completion Plan.

$100

Dissertation/ Major Practical Project Defense Fee

(Payable when the oral defense is scheduled)

$450

Dissertation/ Major Practical Project Fee

(Payable after the oral defense)

$350

Continuation Fee (Per Month)

Students who have not completed all degree requirements after four full years of active enrollment in the Program will be assessed a monthly continuation fee for the balance of the enrollment period or until they have satisfied all degree requirements. (This is in lieu of tuition.)

$125

Graduation Check/Diploma Fee

$75

Transcript Fee (Two Provided at No Cost)

$10

Late Payment Fee 

(Returned Check/Declined Credit Card/ACH) (Per Item)

$25

Student Tuition Recovery Fund *

(California Residents Only)

$0

How to Enroll

If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, a formal enrollment agreement will be prepared and sent to the applicant for review and signature. Students may elect to begin the Program on the 1st day of any month. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard® / Visa® / American Express® or Discover®.

Applicants are encouraged to call the Admissions Office if there are any questions regarding enrollment procedures.

Course Descriptions

  • BUS602 – Business Research (4 Units)
  • BUS603 – Strategic Planning and Implementation (3 Units)
  • MKT603 – Problems and Methods in Marketing Management (3 Units)
  • MGT607 – Organizational Design (3 Units)
  • MGT605 – Leadership Theory and Practice (3 Units)
  • FIN602 – Designing Economic Business Strategies (3 Units)
  • HMR605 – Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
    (3 Units)
  • MKT605 – Marketing Research for Managerial Decision Making
    (3 Units)
  • BLW602 – Business Law (4 Units)
  • BUS700 – Comprehensive Examination (1 Unit)
  • DIS701/BUS701 – Dissertation Proposal/Major Practical Project Proposal (3 Units)
  • DIS702 – Dissertation (12 Units)
  • BUS703 – Major Practical Project (12 Units)
  • BLW607 – Legal Environment for Managing Employees (3 Units)
  • BUS605 – Global Strategic Management (3 Units)
  • BUS606 – Negotiations and Dispute Settlement (3 Units)
  • FIN603 – Conceptual Foundations of Accounting & Finance (3 Units)
  • FIN604 – Global Economy (3 Units)
  • HMR606 – Management of Organizations (3 Units)
  • MGT603 – Leadership Solutions for Innovation, Change, and Decision Making (3 Units)
  • MGT604 – Global Business Practices and Challenges (3 Units)
  • MKT604 – International Marketing (3 Units)
  • MKT606 – Competitive Analysis and Strategy (3 Units)

BUS602 – Business Research (4 Units)

A fundamental key to successful management is information. Knowing what information is needed, when it is needed, how to collect it, and how to interpret it can be the critical process to success. More than basic decision making research; managers should be able demonstrate the capacity to add unique knowledge to the national body of knowledge of business. This course will focus on practical theory and processes that managers can use to assist in the decision making matrix. It will also provide the foundation for developing the practical projects of each course and the program. The process will include analyzing the information, evaluating the results, and developing a strategy that leadership can implement.
Prerequisites: None.

BUS603 – Strategic Planning and Implementation (3 Units)

This course focuses on the key role of management – strategic planning. This course explores the process of looking at the broad view of strategic planning and bringing the plan to fruition through effective leadership. The manager must have both the vision, and the skill of implementation to be effective.
Prerequisites: None.

MKT603 – Problems and Methods in Marketing Management (3 Units)

This course focuses on how managers identify, resolve, and manage marketing related problems from a management perspective. The course looks at marketing issues from a corporate global perspective as do managers with an eye to the interrelationships marketing decisions will have on the entire business.
Prerequisites: None.

MGT607 – Organizational Design (3 Units)

A key to business success is building an organization that meets the market and business philosophy. Managers are constantly watching and adjusting their organizations. This course will provide insights on how to build, change, and organize business structures.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

MGT605 – Leadership Theory and Practice (3 Units)

This course offers a comprehensive study of leadership theory and practice. Topics include the leader-follower relationship, the effects of gender, personal qualities that affect leadership, positive and productive leadership styles and strategies, and substitutes for leadership.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

FIN602 – Designing Economic Business Strategies (3 Units)

Most managers have been developing budgets and looking at the business financial structure. Managers need a broader perspective so they can raise additional capital for expansion, plan for economic shifts in the national or world economy, and insure financial stability for the entire business entity. This course will explore these and other related topics.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

HMR605 – Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
(3 Units)

The old concept of laissez-faire in business is a thing of the past. Businesses are under pressure from any sectors. One of them is corporate social responsibility and ethics. This course explores the definition of these terms, how the concepts have evolved over the recent decades, and how managers must incorporate them as part of their business operations.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

MKT605 – Marketing Research for Managerial Decision Making
(3 Units)

Research is commonly looked at as a marketing tool and this course is a marketing course. The course goes beyond the basic marketing decision making process and identifies processes that managers must use including knowing what questions to ask, being able to identify which issues are critical, and bringing the right resources together to analyze and recommend the best solutions.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

BLW602 – Business Law (4 Units)

Everything a manager does will have legal implications for the business. Personnel, contracts, product liability, international trade, taxes, and financial development are some of the key areas. This course explores the critical areas of business law with a focus on providing managers with enough knowledge to know how to avoid the obvious legal problems and when to bring in the legal experts.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

BUS700 – Comprehensive Examination (1 Unit)

This proctored examination, which can be taken anytime between the completion of the core courses and the Dissertation or Major Practical Project Proposal, is designed to measure a student’s knowledge and understanding of the curriculum content that has been covered in the Program. Students must pass the examination prior to beginning the Dissertation or Major Practical Project Proposal.
Prerequisites: Completion of Core and Qualifying Courses.

DIS701/BUS701 – Dissertation Proposal/Major Practical Project Proposal (3 Units)

This course assists students through the organization and design of a formal proposal including a substantive research topic of original work. An accepted proposal constitutes the framework for the Dissertation or the Major Practical Project. In the case of the Dissertation, the proposal constitutes the framework for the Statement of the Problem (Chapter 1), Review of the Literature (Chapter 2), and Research Methodology (Chapter 3).
Prerequisites: Successful Completion of the Comprehensive Examination (BUS700).

DIS702 – Dissertation (12 Units)

The successful completion of a Dissertation results in a quality research effort, documented and written following American Psychological Association, (APA) guidelines, an oral defense consisting of a PowerPoint presentation presented to the student’s dissertation committee, and written in a format ready for publication. The completed dissertation document is a five-chapter dissertation beginning with the Introduction to the Problem, Chapter 1; Review of the Literature, Chapter 2; Research Methodology, Chapter 3; Research Findings, Chapter 4; and the Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations of the Researcher, Chapter 5. In addition, the final document will include the frontal pages as described in the University’s Dissertation Handbook, as well as necessary appendices, references, and other appropriate documents.
Prerequisites: Approval of Proposal (BUS701).

BUS703 – Major Practical Project (12 Units)

The Major Practical Project (MPP) is an option for those who prefer to do a project related to their professional life. MPPs are no less structured or time consuming than a dissertation. Dissertations generally focus on significant research while the MPP deals with some specific problem or challenge the student’s business is dealing with.
Prerequisites: Approval of Proposal (BUS701).

BLW607 – Legal Environment for Managing Employees (3 Units)

The leadership role in human resources management is full of legal pot holes. This course would benefit human resources managers who need to understand the role of managers in the dealing with the complex world of legal employee management.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

BUS605 – Global Strategic Management (3 Units)

Managing a global business is much different than a U.S. business. This course delves into how managers, as part of the decision making process, investigate and integrate knowledge about social and business cultures, management techniques, and local government regulations as part of how to manage their international business units.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

BUS606 – Negotiations and Dispute Settlement (3 Units)

Negotiations and dispute settlement are part of every business. Negotiations can be with suppliers, distributors, employees, or foreign governments. This course provides managers with theory and philosophy of negotiations and dispute resolution so they can provide a total organization policy on how their employees are to operate in these situations.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

FIN603 – Conceptual Foundations of Accounting & Finance (3 Units)

Part of the financial role of managers is to lead the organization with the best financial program possible. In order to do that, managers must have a basic understanding of the accounting and finance role in the broad scope of business leadership. This course will provide a conceptual foundation for effective financial planning.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

FIN604 – Global Economy (3 Units)

This course will be useful for managers who are, or will be, exploring international trade. The course focuses on the philosophies and actual operations of different foreign economic models. Using this knowledge will improve the decision making process for making the international move.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

HMR606 – Management of Organizations (3 Units)

This course investigates the more specific aspects of organizational management. It will provide insights in the techniques that managers can utilize to improve employee performance and job satisfaction.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

MGT603 – Leadership Solutions for Innovation, Change, and Decision Making (3 Units)

One of the most difficult tasks of any manager is implementing change. In reality, some of the best change can come from the ranks. Managers must know how to bring the ideas for change to the surface, organize them, and then present them in a manner that encourages the employees to adopt them. The course will explore techniques to help maximize this process.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

MGT604 – Global Business Practices and Challenges (3 Units)

Global or international business is a hot topic. Most businesses know they must join the globalization process but many don’t know how. This course will provide insights on how managers can begin to develop international business projects by knowing how to do it and knowing some of the downside issues.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

MKT604 – International Marketing (3 Units)

International marketing in the context of this course is the process of making leadership decisions in the international business world that will benefit the corporation. The manager has many issues to consider when moving into foreign markets starting with the questions “should we,” “if so, where,” and “what’s in it for us.” Additional considerations include legal, financial, and organizational impact.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

MKT606 – Competitive Analysis and Strategy (3 Units)

Dealing with competition is fundamental to operating a business. This course demonstrates how managers must be able to look at the competitive environment. It includes a more sophisticated perspective on how to recognize the value of competitors, how competitive decisions can have both positive and negative consequences, and how to lead the business to gain competitive positions.
Prerequisites: Completion of Qualifying Courses.

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  Credit Hours: 21-33

  Program Length: 18-28 months

  Cost: $770 / $845 per credit

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Are you ready to take that next step in your career? Our flexible online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for working advanced practice nursing professionals looking to make a greater impact on the world of healthcare. The low-residency, online DNP program is a post-master’s, practice-focused program that prepares leaders in practice.  The low residency involves two required visits to campus; one for a 2-3 day intensive residency early in the program and a second to present and defend the DNP Project in the final semester.  All courses are offered fully online.  The online program admits students into two cohorts per year, in January and August.

Flexible Program Designed Just For You!

  • Open to students who hold an MS in Nursing or equivalent degree (such as MBA, MHA, MPH). 

  • Comprised of 11 courses totaling 33 credits which can be completed in 28 months.
  • Earn Academic Credit: Upon departmental review post-admission, some students may even earn up to 12 academic credits toward their DNP degree based on prior educational and professional experience. Learn more about earning Academic Credit and completing the program in as few as as 18 months.
  • All courses are offered asynchronously and 100% online.
  • Start the program in January or August. The academic year consists of five 8-week terms: two terms in the fall, two in the spring, and one in the summer. View sample schedules .
  • The online academic calendar gives students regular scheduled time off between terms.

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