Western International University, founded in Phoenix, AZ in 1978 is a for-profit university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Western International University offers courses and programs that lead to associates, bachelor and master degrees. A professional certificate in accountancy is also offered. The majority of the students that attend Western International are working adults that require a flexible schedule to fit their busy lifestyle.
The university has campus locations in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Chandler AZ, and also offers classes at the Salt River Project Classrooms in Tempe, AZ. In addition to attending classes on campus, students also have the option of taking classes online through the West Interactive Online class format. The West Interactive Class format differs from other online programs that are primarily text based, due to the fact that it is entirely web based and offers students the ability to be connected to an actual classroom in real time, and provides interaction that simulates the classroom experience that they would be having if they were attending classes on campus. Through the use of a microphone headset and the internet, students are able to listen to lectures, be a part of class discussions and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students have the option of either attending a live class, or listening to a recording of their class session at any time during the week. Recorded class sessions are available for students to study or review at any time during their participation in the online program. Technical support is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the exception of possible shortened hours during the holidays to students that may need assistance.
Master degrees are offered in Accounting and Management, bachelor degrees in Accounting, Behavioral Science, Business Administration and Human Resource Management, and associate degree in Business. Courses at Western International University are 8 weeks long, begin at the first week of every month, and are held weekly for two months. Course eMaterials are offered to students wishing to save money on the cost of textbooks. The eMaterials can be accessed online at schools website. Students that want to purchase traditional textbooks can access the West Book Store through the website.
Western International offers benefits to active military service members and their spouses and veterans through a discounted tuition rate. Active military members who are unable to attend on campus classes can take advantage of the flexibility of the West Interactive Online Program.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Private for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,304
Percent Admitted:open admission policy
Calendar System:Other academic year
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