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Why JWU?

CE Admissions worked with me to find a program that leveraged my existing experience as an HVAC product designer. The Management program was a perfect fit — and the 6pm start time worked with my schedule!

Gene Fina
Management, Taco, Inc.

 

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REAL WORLD EDUCATION

Discover why JWU is ranked among the best colleges in the US by Forbes and US News & World Report.

Our evening and weekend classes, as well as our four academic terms, give you the flexibility to schedule courses when it’s convenient for you.

Realize your professional goals through our 20 associate + bachelor of science degree programs in:


Bachelor of Science

Accounting

Prepare for management positions in accounting — the global language of business, and the basis for making operating decisions at companies of all sizes. Learn accounting theory, then apply it on real-world projects.

BUILDS SKILLS TO:

  • Analyze + record business transactions
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

CUSTOMIZE YOUR DEGREE
Choose from a wide range of concentrations, including:

  • Casino Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fraud Examination
  • Retail Industry

Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management

Want to own your own bakery? Manage a high-end hotel or food company? At JWU, expand on your technical/creative foundation — and build the business management, front-of-house, budget, finance, marketing and managerial skills to make it happen.

Business Administration


Tailor your business degree to your career goals, while you develop the core competencies to succeed in the global marketplace. Build management, organizational behavior, business development, analytical and critical thinking skills. Then, specialize your degree to stand out from the competition.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR DEGREE
Choose from a range of electives, work experiences and concentrations. Gain targeted knowledge in:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • International business

Business Studies

Ready to turn your associate degree into a bachelor in just 2 years? At JWU, round out your skill set with business fundamentals. Supplement core business classes with courses in management — and build the tools to plan and run a business’s daily operations.

REQUIREMENTS

You must have an associate degree in an area other than management and/or business.

BUILD SKILLS IN:

  • Communication
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Best-practice management techniques

Counseling Psychology

Get experience serving people with mental health, substance abuse, education and personal issues before you graduate. At JWU, do an internship shadowing a licensed counselor — and enter the workforce (or grad school programs) with clinical experience that sets you apart from the competition.

CHOOSE FROM 3 TRACKS:

  • Addictions
  • Mental Health
  • Educational/Vocational

BUILD KNOWLEDGE IN:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Human thought, emotion + motivation
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical principles
  • Applying a counseling psychology perspective to treat patients

Criminal Justice

The need for well-educated managers at all levels of law enforcement, corrections, the court system and local/national security is growing.

In JWU’s crime labs, dive into criminal law, procedure, evidence, cyber crimes, terrorism and more, and prepare for a career in these increasingly complex, dynamic fields.

Culinary Arts and Food Service Management


Food service professionals need more than a technical and creative foundation — you need business, management and critical thinking skills.

Build them at JWU: Hone your culinary skills while developing the industry-specific budget, finance, marketing, front-of-the-house, managerial and leadership skills essential for running any food-related business.

Finance

Learn the inner workings of the financial service management business. At JWU, focus on investments, banking, insurance, real estate, financial planning and managerial accounting — and build the career skills to help direct the flow of capital in a corporation.

INTERNSHIPS
Our students have interned at:

  • Fidelity Investments
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Putnam Investments

Hotel & Lodging Management

Want to manage a high-end hotel, or get on the executive track with a casino or cruise line?

At JWU, learn operational and managerial best practices. Build key technical, business, leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Learn how to apply critical thinking, ethical standards and problem-solving techniques within a hotel/lodging setting.

INTERNSHIPS
Our students have interned at:

  • Marriott
  • Radisson
  • Disney
  • Biltmore

CAREERS
Prepare for careers at:

  • Hotels
  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Boutique hotels + inns
  • Casinos
  • Cruise lines

Information Science

Take your associate degree (and computer technology career) to the next level. At JWU, learn the fundamentals of information storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission, communication and presentation — and build the skills for a career in systems modeling, design or analysis.

REQUIREMENTS
You must have one of these associate degrees to apply:

  • AS in Computing Technology Services (96 credits)
  • AS from an accredited university

SENIOR PROJECT
You can even design, build, implement or research a technology-based problem.

Liberal Studies

Every profession needs agile thinkers with the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills to examine issues from multiple perspectives and solve problems effectively.

At JWU, develop the knowledge to bridge professional disciplines and the skills that translate easily between fields.

CHOOSE FROM 3 TRACKS:

  • General Studies
  • Humanities + Social Sciences
  • Math + Science

CHOOSE FROM 2 MINORS:

  • General Business
  • Project Management

Management

Companies want strong managers who understand business practices and can best organize an organization’s workforce and resources.

At JWU, build the best-practice management techniques and tools to plan, manage and run a business’s day-to-day practices.

BUILD SKILLS IN:

  • Business
  • Management
  • Strategy
  • Communication
  • Leadership

Marketing

How do you turn ideas into profit? You need precise marketing strategy, differentiated messaging, targeted communications, budgetary planning and an understanding of consumer and market research best practices. Learn it all at JWU.

BUILD SKILLS
Learn to develop, implement and/or manage:

  • Web-based marketing programs
  • Integrated brand strategies
  • Comprehensive marketing plans
  • Professional sales presentations
  • e-commerce solutions

LEARN TO:

  • Use qualitative/quantitative methods to develop primary + secondary research data
  • Analyze consumer decision-making + behavior

Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management

Want to own your own restaurant? Manage a high-end hotel or food company? At JWU, expand on your technical/creative foundation — and build the business management, front-of-house, budget, finance, marketing and managerial skills to make it happen.

CERTIFICATION
This program includes certification in:

  • ServSafe Alcohol
  • National Sanitation
  • International School of Mixology Bartending Certificate

LEARN:

  • Best practices for front + back of the house
  • Food safety
  • Strategic marketing
  • Operations
  • Mixology management
  • Cost analysis

Risk Management

Advanced technology requires advanced protection: At JWU, build the skills to protect companies and governments at the highest level, combatting global terrorism, preventing security breaches and fraud, protecting against hackers/cyber attacks and monitoring network security.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Security consulting = one of the decade's fastest-growing, highest-paying fields. — US Dept. of Labor

LEARN:

  • Risk analysis
  • Fraud prevention + examination
  • Criminology
  • Criminal + constitutional law

Travel-Tourism & Hospitality Management

Prepare for careers in all facets of this fast-paced industry, from managing a tropical resort to coordinating concierge service at a high-end hotel or negotiating tours to exotic locales. You can even do an internship with a travel company, cruise line, tourism bureau, convention center and more.

INTERNATIONAL TRIPS
Plan, design + implement a tour to another country through our Familiarization (FAM) Tours Program. Past trips include:

  • Argentina
  • China
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • London
  • Spain
  • South Africa

Associate in Science

Baking & Pastry Arts

Learn to produce artisan breads, classic pastries, pies, cakes and plated desserts in JWU’s top-notch labs. Earn your associate degree, and build the food prep/production, pastry presentation, cost control, food safety, critical thinking and communication skills for long-term baking career development.

INTERN AT:

  • Restaurants
  • Food-related business
  • Hotels
  • Bakeries
  • Study abroad sites

2-YEAR PROGRAM

TRACKS INTO:
All Culinary BS degrees

Computerized Drafting

Gain a fundamental understanding of design principles and engineering tools that give 2-and 3D form to the world’s objects — from planes, trains and automobiles to packaging to skyscrapers and Hollywood special effects. Then, use that knowledge to create adaptable, efficient solutions to drafting problems.

BUILD SKILLS IN:

  • Mechanical design
  • Advances in digital technology
  • Architectural design
  • 2D vector-based drafting systems
  • 3D solid + surface modelers

2-YEAR PROGRAM
Tracks into:
Engineering Design & Configuration Management (BS)

Computing Technology Services

Build the business, communication and technical skills essential for a technology support career. At JWU, train in diagnostics, software, hardware and common business applications — along with industry-standard techniques to strengthen your problem-solving, critical thinking and customer support skills.

CERTIFICATION
Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for:

  • A+ certification
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certification

2-YEAR PROGRAM
Tracks into:
Information Science (BS)

Culinary Arts

Learn the craft, science and business of culinary arts. In JWU’s multidisciplinary program, balance creative artistry with problem-solving, scientific and managerial skills, working with expert chef-instructors in top-notch labs, at national competitions and on internships.

2-YEAR PROGRAM

TRACKS INTO
All Culinary Bachelor of Science degrees

LEARN:

  • Sustainability
  • Modernist techniques + trends
  • Cost control
  • Classical + international cuisines
  • Sourcing
  • Food safety

FIND YOUR BALANCE

We make it easy to balance work and school. Take classes when and how you want: part time, full time or one at a time.

Flexible Scheduling allows you to fit education into your busy life, thanks to JWU's:

  • Convenient evening + weekend classes
  • 4 start dates each year
  • Liberal transfer policy

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