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CUW Ranks 5th Best Online MBA in Management Information Systems

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CUW Education Administration Program Ranked #13“The Best Schools” recently shared their ranking of online MBA management information systems degrees, and CUW ranked 5th. TheBestSchools.org provides in-depth rankings of degree programs and of colleges and universities. According to their site, they select the degree programs based on the quality of the program, types of courses provided, faculty strength, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation.
Online MBA in Management Information Systems degree programs provide the leadership skills, business expertise, and technical competencies required for high-end positions in the rapidly growing field of management information systems (MIS). In a world highly dependent on technology, computer systems professionals play a vital role in meeting a company’s strategic objectives.
MBA in Management Information Systems degree programs typically cover the following subjects: database management systems, information systems design, managing IT projects, information management tools, and business data communications, as well as the procurement and implementation of new software and technologies.

In addition to developing key business skills, MIS students acquire vital skills for working with database systems and network administration. Students learn how to use information systems to serve a company’s business interests and thereby achieve its mission.

You can find out more about the CUW Online MIS program by visiting the MIS program site or by calling 1-877-289-1897.

 

Concordia University Unveils New Concordia Promise Program

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ConcordiaPromiseConcordia University has recently unveiled the Concordia Promise, an exciting initiative to support a variety of opportunities for advanced learning and higher education.

Concordia Promise

The Concordia Promise is a scholarship that offers affordable Dual Credit courses for students attending Christian high schools. The Concordia Promise scholarship reduces the cost of tuition from $200 per credit to $50 per credit.*

Concordia Promise Plus

The Concordia Promise Plus is a scholarship in the amount paid for Concordia University Dual Credit courses (up to $50 per credit). The scholarship applies to CU tuition after enrollment at CU for an undergraduate degree. Any student taking Concordia University Dual Credit courses while attending a Christian high school is eligible for the Concordia Promise Plus, if the student chooses to attend Concordia University for an undergraduate degree.

Additional Value for Partner High Schools, Teachers, and Families

Beyond enhancing curricular offerings and providing Christian scholarship funds, the Concordia Promise offers partner high schools additional benefits. Concordia Promise Partner Schools can receive an assortment of supplemental programs such as consulting services from Concordia University, professional development opportunities, participation in leadership summits for qualified high school students, and access to Concordia University’s free non-credit online courses focused upon the needs of high school students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Future courses include a free course for teachers in Christian schools on blended learning, a course for high school students on financial literacy, a course for high school students and families focused on “Is College Worth It?” and a course of career explorations to help high school students begin to explore college majors.

Dual Credit Courses

Concordia University currently offers a variety of fully online Dual Credit courses to help enhance high schools’ offerings of honors-level courses. High schools may also work with Concordia University to arrange face-to-face Dual Credit courses that take place directly on the high school campus. The Concordia Promise provides scholarships to make the Dual Credit courses more affordable for students.

To find out more information about Concordia Promise and Dual Credit courses visit the Dual Credit Site or contact Katie Baganz at Kathryn.baganz@cuw.edu.

*Concordia Promise is available for students currently enrolled in a Christian high school or homeschool who are not eligible for state, district, or outside funding.

Online Education Administration Program Ranked #13 in the Nation

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EDADMINConcordia University Wisconsin’s Master of Education – Educational Administration program ranked #13 in the nation in a recent article by TheBestSchool.org. Factors for the program’s selection included academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation.

CUW Education Administration Program Ranked #13

For more information regarding the award, view the article “The 25 Best Online Master’s in Educational Administration Degree Programs” or our press release.

If you’d like to know more about Concordia University Wisconsin’s Online M.S. Education – Education Administration program, contact one our our admissions counselors by filling out a form or calling 1-877-289-1897.

CUW named a top ROI School in Wisconsin

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AC Online

Concordia University Wisconsin was recently named the #5 university in Wisconsin in terms of student Return on Investment, says Affordable Colleges Online. Affordable Colleges Online built the 2013 list (AC Online: Highest ROI Colleges in Wisconsin) to help students find colleges that “leave you armed with earning power, not lifelong debt.”

Affordable Colleges Online (affordablecollegesonline.org) ranked schools reports were based on PayScale.com’s 2013 College Earnings Report, publications from the Carnegie Foundations, National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

 

Concordia University Wisconsin To Offer MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

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Bernard Bull, Ed.D.
Dr. Bull is the Assistant Vice President of Academics and an Associate Professor of Educational Design and Technology at CUW.

MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), through its Office of Continuing and Distance Education, and partnering with Canvas.net, just announced it will be offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for the first 1,000 students who register.

The course, Understanding Cheating in Online Courses, is being offered May 6 through June 30 and will be taught by Bernard Bull, Ed.D. of CUW. Dr. Bull is the Assistant Vice President of Academics and an Associate Professor of Educational Design and Technology at CUW.

“We are excited to provide this open course as a way to promote a global conversation about the many aspects of academic integrity in the digital world,” said Dr. Bull. “Since CUW has close to 2,000 online students, in 19 different programs, we have a strong commitment to academic quality when it comes to online learning,” Dr. Bull added.

Participants in the eight-week open course will examine the different perspectives of cheating to help them cultivate a culture of honesty, integrity, and accountability in online courses. The end goal will be to gain a deeper understanding of cheating in online courses.

Those interested in the course can enroll at www.canvas.net. Participants do not need to be a registered student in school to take the course. There is no fee for those who register and no credits will be awarded. For more information regarding this course please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education online@cuw.edu at or 1-800-665-6564.

Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin’s main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.  The University and its 10 educational centers and classroom locations are home to 7,751 undergraduate and graduate, traditional, as well as non-traditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. The University offers more than 69 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s degree programs, and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing Practice. The University also offers a variety of adult learning opportunities.

The University is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities. For more information on Concordia University Wisconsin, contact the university at (262) 243-4300 or visit their Web site at www.cuw.edu.

From the Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education

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From the Executive Director of Continuing and Distance Education:
Autumn Greetings!

I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and well established in your online courses. Our team is here to assist you so please pick up the phone or e-mail your Student Services Assistant should you need anything. If you do not know who your Student Services Assistant is, please see page four of this newsletter for more information. The addition of this team to our office has been a true blessing to the University and to our online students.

We have now added a new online program, Graduate Teacher Certification—Secondary. If you have a family member, friend or colleague who is interested in this new program, or any of our other online programs, encourage them to visit http://online.cuw.edu to request an admissions consultation.
Please stay in touch, and tell us of your success stories!
Thanksgiving Blessings,
Sarah Pecor

Concordia University Wisconsin Hosts Hales Corners Lutheran School Best Practices Webinars

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Hales Corners Lutheran School in Hales Corners Wisconsin, named September 2012’s Exemplary School, presented webinars in the 2012-2013 National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) Best Practices Webinars.

The NLSA Best Practices webinar series is intended to recognize exemplary schools for their use of technology and innovation in the classroom. This new series provides a way for schools to share their best practices with other schools and educators. Continue reading

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