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Bachelor of Science in Operations Management

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:52:10 +0000

About: The UMass Dartmouth Bachelor of Science in Operations Management teaches students the fundamental operations management skills necessary for career advancement. Students study how to get things done and produced, with minimal time, effort, and cost and maximum quality. The result? The effective use of resources: people, money, machinery, facilities, material, and information. Earn your BS in Operations Management at UMassD or complete your degree at UMassD if you already have some college credits and a GPA of at least 2.5. The program is 100% online. With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited institution. Operations Management degree students gain proficiency in: Computer technology Quantitative methods Management of the supply chain from vendors to customers Planning and problem-solving techniques Students will be prepared to evaluate an organization’s objectives, analyze internal and external environments, and create effective management strategies and tactics to achieve an organization’s goals. The UMassD Charlton School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest international accreditation standard for schools of business. Learn more about this program: To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right. Sample a Course Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Science in Operations Management. ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, KANSAS, MARYLAND, and MINNESOTA RESIDENTS: UMass Dartmouth does not presently consider applications for online degree or certificate programs from applicants whose permanent residence is in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland or Minnesota because of the regulations resulting from legislation in these states. For details about regulations in your state that may affect your enrollment in an online program offered by another state, you may wish to consult your state's Department of Education and/or learn about efforts of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements at http://nc-sara.org/. If you are a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, UMass Dartmouth welcomes your application to a face-to-face program only. Tuition/Fees: Registration is administered through University Extension at UMass Dartmouth. Students will be invoiced. Please see Fee Schedule below. Type of Fee Amount Tuition $996 College Fee $51-$150 Technology Fee per course (Online Only) $150 Library Access Fee $18 Registration Fee (per semester) $30 Total for a three credit course* $1,245-$1,344 Click here to browse our course listings. * Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course   Accreditation: The UMassD Charlton School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest international accreditation standard for schools of business. The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). And the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accredited by AACSB International. Did you know? University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including: University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication & Public Relations Degrees, by The Best Colleges UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London. UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London’s Top 200 UMassOnline, UMass Boston President’s Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C Awards Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges (Online Degree Reviews.com) UMassOnline[...]



Foundations in Instructional Design and Learning Technology

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:22:58 +0000

This course provides an introduction to the field of instructional design. Various instructional design models are analyzed theories are introduced, and learning technologies are explored. As a final project, students are expected to complete an instructional design plan for a learning or training event.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Instructional Design
Number: 
INSDSG601-02C
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017



African Images in Literature

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:21:05 +0000

This course examines the different ways in which African writers have represented the continent of Africa by focusing on their struggle to develop authentic forms and images. Through the reading of selected folk tales, novels, and poems from different African societies, participants consider such issues as the influence of colonialism on creative writing; the politics of African culture; race and class; the images and status of women.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Africana Studies
Number: 
AFRSTY150-01C
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017



Special Topics: Time Series Analysis

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:21:05 +0000

An advanced course offering intensive study of selected topics in mathematics. A course offered as MATH 480 is an advanced undergraduate mathematics course being given for the first time and covering topics not available in current courses. Such a course is offered either to fulfill a one-time need or to try out material with the intention of developing a new course. Course content varies each semester and will be announced prior to registration.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Mathematics
Number: 
MATH480-01C
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017



Introductory Statistics

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:47:08 +0000

This course is a concept-driven introduction to statistics and statistical reasoning. It covers descriptive statistics, including histograms, the normal curve, and linear correlation and regression; probability sufficient to enable development of inferential statistics; and topics in statistical inference. The latter will include sampling theory, confidence intervals and their interpretation, tests of hypotheses, and chi-square tests.Prerequisite(s): MATH 114Q or 115 or 129 or 130 or 140 or appropriate scores on the Math Placement Test.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Mathematics
Number: 
MATH125-03C
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017



Boston Business Journal - UMass online course revenue surpasses $100M

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:20:43 +0000

UMass online course revenue surpasses $100M

By: David L. Harris

The University of Massachusetts said it set new records for online course enrollment and revenue in fiscal 2017.

UMassOnline course enrollments reached 75,565 for that fiscal year, up 6.6 percent from the previous year, while revenue surpassed $100 million for the first time ever, up 9.2 percent from fiscal 2016.

Over the past five years, online enrollment at UMass has risen by 39 percent, while online revenues have risen by 46 percent, the university said.

UMass said the increases in revenue and enrollment parallel the growth of the university as a whole, with enrollment rising to a record-high 74,678 students across the school's five campuses this past year.

Date: 8/17/17

 




Inside Higher Ed - Growing Enrollment, Out of the Limelight

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:11:48 +0000

Growing Enrollment, Out of the Limelight Amid a landscape of highly visible public university behemoths like Arizona State and Penn State World Campus, UMass Online hits $100 million in revenue by putting its campuses first. By Mark Lieberman Because UMass Online represents a consortium of five of the six University of Massachusetts campuses, it doesn't appear on most lists of biggest online institutions. Despite flying under the radar since its inception in 2001, the program has shown steady growth in recent years. University officials attribute the success to the consortium model, in which the individual campuses administer courses, while the system provides marketing, branding and other services at the campuses' expenses. "It is really the best of centralized and decentralized," said Marcellette Williams, senior vice president of academic affairs, student affairs and international relations for the University of Massachusetts system. UMass Online’s course enrollments have grown steadily in the last five years, up from 54,000 in 2012 to more than 75,000 this past school year. Besides increasing enrollment, the system offered approximately 160 degree programs during the past academic year, up from 145 in 2012. Officials said that three to five programs are being added each year. Not only are the numbers of students and programs way up, so are revenues -- $104 million in total for the five campuses during the 2016-17 academic year. Revenue in fiscal year 2012 totaled $72 million, and has grown between 7 and 10 percent each subsequent year. UMass Online undergraduate courses cost the same as face-to-face classes at the UMass campuses. Many master’s level courses also cost the same in either format, but some cost a little more online. Institutions don’t typically publicize their online revenue, so making comparisons with UMass Online’s reported revenue is difficult, analysts said.  Success Formula Public university systems have had a mixed record of offering online degree programs since the early 2000s. Some, like those developed by Penn State World Campus and the Indiana University System, have carved out solid success. Others, including efforts at the University of Illinois, have flamed out when costs became prohibitive. Others still, like California State University’s online program, came roaring out of the gate, only to shrink after a coherent strategy failed to coalesce. Models differ from freestanding institutions that offer degrees, like Penn State World Campus, to consortiums like UMass Online, which offer online degrees through existing campuses. Administrators at UMass Online attribute the consortium’s success in large part to what they see as a sturdy decentralized business model that puts students first, empowers educators and gives profits to the campuses. About three-quarters of UMass Online’s total revenue goes toward operating expenses; the remaining quarter is profit that goes to the five member campuses, according to UMass Online CEO John Cunningham. “There’s no motive for me to reel in extra expenses or operations because the goal is to support the campuses as much as we can,” Cunningham said. Approximately one third of the revenue funds faculty salaries, and another 20 percent goes toward student support and instructional design. Another portion heads to the offices of the registrar and bursar. Cunningham is particularly proud that the success of the online effort has a ripple effect on the campuses, with more money available for new technology and other classroom enrichment. Each campus pays the system between 4 and 7 percent of its annual revenue for the online system’s marketing expenses, Cunningham said. Jeff Seaman, co-director of the Babson Survey Research Group, said he believes this amount is standard, and perhaps even low for a decentralized system. But its decentralized approach, in which the c[...]



Graduate Certificate in Instruction and Learning Design

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:03:52 +0000

About: UMass Boston's Graduate Certificate in Instruction and Learning Design focuses specifically on design, assessment and evaluation considerations of instruction. As well, this certificate addresses learning theory and other design elements required in training and education. The content of this certificate is applied across all education and training arenas that involve adult learners, including higher education institutes, corporate associations and healthcare industries. Target populations include educational professionals, training managers and specialists, and design mavens who hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or terminal degree and are interested in a certification in Instructional Design. This 15-credit certificate program consists of five (5) courses, (4 core courses and 1 elective), and provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be successful instructional design specialists across a variety of settings. The program can be completed entirely online and in one year. Learn more about this program: To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right. Sample a Course Click here for more information on the Graduate Certificate in Instruction and Learning Design RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, MARYLAND, AND MINNESOTA:The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details. Click here for information on distance education authorization in other states. Tuition/Fees: Registration is administered through College of Advancing and Professional Studies at UMass Boston. Payment is due upon registration. Please see Fee Schedule below. Type of Fee Amount Fee per credit $575 Application Fee $60 (Domestic) $100 (International)(non-refundable and mandatory) Deposit $250 (sent with acceptance letter - can be used against new student fee) New Student Fee $390 Registration Fee $60 per semester Graduation Fee $200 (Does not apply to certificate candidates) Program Fee $225 ( If you do not take a class but wish to remain active in the program) Course Fee Online course fees - See current semester fees Total for course* $1725 (575 x 3 credits = 1725) Other Tuition/Fees Information:https://www.umb.edu/academics/caps/id/fees Click here to browse our course listings. * Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course Accreditation: The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Did you know? University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including: University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication & Public Relations Degrees, by The Best Colleges UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London. UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London's Top 200 UMassOnline, UMass Boston President's Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services & Psychology Professionals, by Get Educated Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges- (Online Degree Reviews.com) UMassOnline Awarded Public Sector of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, UMass Lowell's Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Exc[...]



Sociocultural Considerations in Counseling

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:27:04 +0000

This course addresses the role of culture in counseling and psychology by looking both at history and at current issues. Discussions use an interdisciplinary framework to approach the question of counseling in a multicultural society. The course seeks to contribute to both the personal and the professional development of its participants.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Counseling
Number: 
COUNSL653-04C
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017



Advanced Techniques and Skills for Translation

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:22:35 +0000

Development of the basic techniques and skills needed for translation. Emphasis on translation into the native language with some practice in the opposite direction. Methods of contrastive linguistics to analyze pertinent aspects of language structure, involving syntax, vocabulary and style, are employed. Students are given ample opportunity to apply these techniques through a series of translation assignments, which form the basis for class discussion.Prerequisite(s): The instructor reserves the right to place you in the appropriate course level. Instructor permission required.

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Spanish
Number: 
SPAN408-02C
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017