Saint Leo University is a leading provider of accredited online education to working adults. Through the Center for Online Learning, the university provides flexible online degree programs that can fit any schedule.
The online programs are designed to meet the growing needs of adult students and offer the best attributes of traditional classroom education in conjunction with today's most innovative computer technology. With Saint Leo University Online, you can obtain your undergraduate and/or graduate degree from anywhere you have access to a PC. You never have to set foot in a classroom as you set your weekly study schedule and "attend class" anytime. Work and family responsibilities, travel, shift changes or commuting problems will never interfere with your studies.
Celebrating more than 25 years of continuing education, today Saint Leo University is proud to be among the top ten global providers of higher education to the military. Saint Leo is a leader in the delivery of online education, providing higher education opportunities to members of the armed services and adult civilian students or just adult degree-seeking students.
The online program follows the same curriculum as on-campus students, so quality is never sacrificed for convenience. Earn your online undergraduate degree in:
Saint Leo University Online offers accredited MBA and Masters in Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degrees. The programs allow you to complete your master's degree in the generalist track or with various concentrations and specializations. The graduate curriculum is designed to produce tomorrow's organizational leaders.
As an MBA student, you have the ability to complete the 12 required courses (three semester hours per course) in as few as 12 months by taking two classes per 8-week term. In keeping with Saint Leo's commitment to personalized attention, online MBA classes will have no more than 25 students to ensure students have ample interaction with faculty. The Online MBA consists of a generalist track (Online MBA) as well as an Online MBA with concentrations in:
Saint Leo University's MSCJ Program is a "practical program of instruction" that enables students to earn their degrees in the most convenient and efficient manner possible by scheduling classes on alternating weekends. With more than 30 years devoted to educating criminal justice professionals, Saint Leo University provides the values, knowledge base, and skills necessary to become creative and effective criminal justice agency administrators and workforce managers. Specializations available:
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Whether you are looking to advance your career or further your education, Saint Leo University Online has what you need, for where you are going.
Saint Leo University Online is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone 404-679-4501; www.sacs.org) to award the associate's, bachelor's, master's and specialist's degrees. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) also accredits Saint Leo University Online.
Gain strong technical skills in accounting and financial reporting with the School of Business’ Master of Accounting (MAcc).
The MAcc curriculum expands the competencies of aspiring and working professionals, providing an in-depth study of advanced accounting principles. The program prepares students to pass the CPA and CMA exams, earn the required 150 hours for licensure, and excel in public accounting firms, corporations, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to the MAcc, Saint Leo offers an MBA with an Accounting Concentration. The MBA provides a more general business foundation than the MAcc, which provides more in-depth knowledge in the specific field of accounting. According to the American Institute of CPAs, the MAcc continues to be the dominant degree for accountants at the graduate level—82 percent of master’s graduates hired by CPA firms in 2011 held a MAcc degree.
The Master of Accounting program prepares you to:
The Master of Accounting curriculum has been developed based on the requirements of the CPA exams and a review of other well established programs.
The Master of Arts in Theology (MTH) at Saint Leo University provides students with a solid foundation and broad introduction to the major disciplines of academic theology from the perspective of Roman Catholic Tradition and within the ecumenical setting of contemporary theological research and dialogue.
The goal of the program is to provide students with a graduate-level critical knowledge of biblical, systematic, historical, pastoral, and moral theology applicable to a variety of vocations, including lay pastoral ministry, religious education, diaconal ministry, secondary education, chaplaincy, and further graduate study.
Theology courses prepare graduates to:
Master of Arts in Theology Mission Statement: To serve the mission of evangelization of the Catholic Church with a commitment to servant-leadership by providing quality graduate theological education in an ecumenical spirit.
Saint Leo's online Master of Business Administration program is a general track with classes held online and is designed to meet the needs of working adults. Students attend class during six 8-week semesters. The courses in the program help students expand their professional competencies within and beyond the classroom, emphasizing managerial skills in addition to technical know-how.
The curriculum is designed to yield an understanding of business principles, the ability to utilize decision processes, a knowledge of functional operations, and the ability to work effectively in today's ever changing business environment. Courses include Professional Development, Organizational Behavior, The Legal Environment of Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Entrepeneurship and more for a total of 36 semester hours. In keeping with Saint Leo's commitment to personalized attention, online MBA classes will have no more than 25 students to ensure students have ample interaction with faculty.
As a Saint Leo University MBA student, you will gain a deeper understanding of the key functional areas of business. Courses focus on managing the complex interactions between these functions when defining and solving real-world business problems. In addition to the development of analytical tools, emphasis is placed on leadership, communications, teamwork, ethics, and the skills for managing diversity.
Our Accounting Concentration offers particularly deep exposure to contemporary issues in finance and accounting. The Accounting Concentration will serve the needs of students who wish to develop strong finance and advanced accounting skills. The program will not necessarily prepare you directly for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure, as CPA requirements vary by state, but your academic foundation in these disciplines will be solid if you proceed with the CPA exam.
The MBA in Healthcare Administration specialization is designed for students interested in management careers with hospitals, federal, state, and county health programs, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare companies, medical laboratories, nursing facilities, surgical facilities, imaging technology facilities, medical billing companies, research facilities, and health education and training companies.
The program combines a rich mix of traditional coursework and the most current information and best practices in Healthcare Administration. Students are provided with an opportunity to learn from highly educated professors and highly credential practitioners currently working in the field of management and healthcare administration.
Saint Leo University's Master of Business Administration-Human Resource Administration curriculum is designed to yield an understanding of business, the ability to utilize decision processes, a knowledge of functional operations specifically as they relate to the management of Human Resources and the ability to work effectively in today's ever-changing business environment. The main purpose of this concentration is to provide an opportunity for today's dynamic HR professional to study current issues and concerns. Students will learn/review theories and applications involved with people management. Current topics such as training, selection, compensation and legal issues will be studied in depth.
The importance of information systems security and the need to protect the resources in a company's information system are the basis for the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Security Management. The MBA-Information Security Management degree will ensure that graduates have sound technical skills and business knowledge.
Managers who have knowledge in both the technical areas and management are needed to lead the technically qualified individuals who are in the forefront of the war against those who would prey upon us via electronic media. This is where the need arises for graduate Information Security Management education. Information Security Management educates managers to locate the information resources and knowledge in a company and find ways to protect that knowledge as it is acquired, distributed, and stored.
Saint Leo's MBA in Marketing is designed to provide an understanding of business fundamentals as well as a complete set of marketing concepts and theories used in business. It combines a rich mix of traditional coursework with the most current information and best practices in marketing. The curriculum is designed to support students who are either working or would like to pursue careers in marketing-related fields such as sales, promotions, brand management, marketing research, and e-marketing.
Saint Leo University’s innovative MBA in Marketing Research and Social Media Analytics is centered on the rapidly evolving, data-driven business world in which we live. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the critical knowledge and skills for gaining marketing insights and ability to influence business decisions. Through experiential learning, students will gain confidence in using advanced marketing data analytical tools and frameworks. The curriculum consists of 18-graduate credits in strategic marketing including: how to collect data, analyze data and use the results to make business decisions.
The increase in social media use by businesses has created new ways to identify, contact, interact, and satisfy business customers. We have reached the point where we have access to huge amounts of diverse data that were inconceivable ten years ago. This opens up opportunities to gain new insights and to improve human decision-making in all activities, including business. These developments have in turn created a demand for managers with the technological and conceptual skills to understand, and apply these technologies and to take advantage of the existing data. “Big Data” is revolutionizing science, politics, entertainment, art, sport, environmental assessment, social life, and business.
Job creation in the marketing research and web analytics field is robust. The occupation Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists is expected to grow over 40% nationally in the coming decade, which is a much faster than average when we consider overall job growth trends. (Hanover Report, 2013). Experts explain that this growth will be driven by an increasing emphasis on data-driven marketing and that many employers require candidates with master’s level credentials (Hanover Report, 2013).
Marketing managers and business professionals are very keen in acquiring these skills. Based on a LinkedIn data analysis, we see a year-over-year growth of certain types of skills people list in their professional profiles. There is a 29% increase in Social Media Marketing skills and a 50% increase in Social Media Measurement skills. (Hanover Report, 2013). The growth in these self-reported skills is an indicator of their desirability and importance in the job market.
What can you do with a degree in Marketing Research and Social Media Analytics? The graduates of the program will be able to conduct traditional marketing research, as well as web and social media analytics using the latest data mining techniques. In addition, they will learn how to integrate all these findings into comprehensive marketing strategies using both the traditional and the new online tools.
Corporations across the globe in industries such as telecommunications, construction, information technology, entertainment, healthcare, and defense are becoming increasingly project-based and project-team oriented. An MBA with a concentration in Project Management provides students with the skills necessary to lead complex projects for mid to large-size corporations. The program focuses on best practices for selecting, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing projects.
Students engage in the practical application of project management principles through team exercises and the use of current industry software. All project management courses at the MBA level follow the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Fifth Edition standards set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will possess all the requisite skills and abilities needed to both pass the PMP Certification Exam and excel in the field as a knowledgeable member of a project team.
The MBA Concentration in project Management is designed to incorporate flexibility for working professionals and is offered online so that the course may be conveniently accessed by students 24/7. This flexibility also allows for the student to deal with the duties of meeting family needs, maintaining a job, and other outside responsibilities yet have access to their course room when they have extra time.
Job creation in the project management field is very positive with growth rates being the highest in the healthcare industry. Project management roles are expected to increase by 30 percent in the healthcare industry (Hanover Report, 2013). Nationally, project management roles are expected to grow at a faster rate than the national average for all occupations (Hanover Report, 2013). The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the job-growth rate will exceed 19 percent. The Hanover Report also estimated that the job growth rate for project managers and management analyst to exceed 29 percent (Hanover Report, 2013). The projected job growth rates of 19 percent and 29 percent represent a substantial increase and fully support the approval of the program. Lastly, the Hanover Report’s (2013) salary profile indicates that the average salaries of project managers range from $88,000 in Florida to $101,000 in Georgia with a national average of $92,000.
In almost every industry there are diverse stakeholder demands for project managers with strong foundational knowledge and significant depth in the skills and abilities developed in MBA Concentration in Project Management Program. The typical project manager is responsible for managing a program that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. Includes instruction in project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making, and human resources. The strong skills and abilities that are acquired in the program open the door for employment in many diverse fields.
The MBA Risk Management Concentration is intended to support students who are either working or would like to pursue careers in the risk management or insurance fields, specifically those interested in attaining the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designation. The curriculum is designed to allow students to determine how property-casualty insurance functions work together to create and deliver products. Students will be taught how to apply relevant principles of United States law to the business of insurance and risk management and to examine how corporate finance and accounting apply to property-casualty insurers and non-insurers.
Why choose Risk Management at Saint Leo?
Risk Management and Insurance is the fastest growing service industry in the United States. There are more than 1,800 U.S. insurance companies. The Risk Management concentration will prepare its graduates for general manager jobs in the insurance industry, but will concentrate on preparing students for insurance underwriter positions. According to 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 106,000 insurance underwriter jobs. Median pay for insurance underwriters in 2012 was $62,870. Insurance underwriter jobs are expected to grow 6% between 2014 and 2022.
The Risk Management concentration will emphasize subjects that prepare students for achieving the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designation. There are 22,000 CPCU Society members in more than 40 countries. Over 1,200 insurance company presidents and CEOs are CPCU certified.
This MBA Concentration in Risk Management is designed to examine the best practices for risk management principles and complex insurance policy and coverage analysis. The learning outcomes are specific to the needs of insurance professionals who need broad technical knowledge, insurance industry-specific techniques, and high ethical standards to lead and succeed in the risk management and insurance industry.
Program Components Include:
The MBA in Sports Business is designed to prepare working professionals for a successful career in one of the fastest-growing areas in our country's economy. Professional sport franchises, facilities, sporting goods retailers, athletic departments, and others are constantly calling for sports business specialists. As a Saint Leo University MBA student, you will gain a deeper understanding of the key functional areas of Sports Business.
Courses focus on managing the complex interactions between these functions when defining and solving real-world business and sports management challenges. In addition to the development of analytical tools, emphasis is placed on leadership, communication, teamwork, ethics, and skills for managing diversity.
The curriculum structure is designed to make the coursework directly relevant to the strategic planning and day-to-day challenges of working professionals in the field. Our program is a perfect opportunity for today's aspiring professionals to acquire the knowledge and the competitive edge to advance in the exciting career field of Sports Business.
This MBA Concentration in Supply Chain Global Integration Management is designed to examine the best practices for selection, development, alignment, and enhancement of integrated global supply chains with a focus on both effectiveness and efficiency. The learning outcomes are specific to the needs of companies which need the knowledge resources to create a best-in-class supply chain which is flexible, agile, and reliable in order to meet all supply chain stakeholder needs.
Why choose Supply Chain Global Integration Management at Saint Leo?
As a Supply Chain Global Integration Management student at Saint Leo University, you will study:
Forbes lists the Supply Chain Industry in its top 20 growth industries and expects annual growth of 9%. Spending in the U.S. logistics and transportation industry totaled is over $1.6 trillion, representing 8.5 percent of the annual gross domestic product (GDP). US businesses are only beginning to acknowledge the significant impact that their supply chains have upon the bottom line. The enhanced bottom-line is a result of total supply chain alignment resulting from increased efficiency and higher customer satisfaction levels.
The Supply Chain Global Integration Management Concentration is designed to deliver relevant learning based on the managerial best practices of selection, development, and alignment toward better performance through an integrated global supply chain. The curriculum presents managerial tools and techniques aimed at supply chain integration from a global perspective. The curriculum is designed to meet the industries specific employment need for the knowledge resources that are required to create a best-in-class supply chain that is reliable, and yet strongly aligned to stakeholders’ needs. These supply chain stakeholders include wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, raw materials vendors, transportation companies, brokerage houses, 3PLs, and 4PLs. All these stakeholders play a major role in a company’s supply chain alignment.
The program’s curriculum and courses contain knowledge resources and student learning outcomes that are designed to meet industry’s greatest needs. Additionally, the coursework addresses global sourcing, global logistics, LEAN production, and Six Sigma principles. The coursework delivers content and knowledge, that once implemented, can lead to quicker decision making, project planning capabilities, and significant improvements in customer and supplier relationships.
Become a visionary school leader and community collaborator. Saint Leo University’s Florida state-approved M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is designed to assist you in achieving new heights in your career as a principal or school administrator.
Our M.Ed. Educational Leadership program meets the continuing education and professional development needs of Florida public and private educators who hold K-12 certification.
Raise your profile with the School of Education & Social Science's online M.Ed. with a concentration in exceptional student education.
The program is designed for general educators in Florida and nationwide who wish to increase their understanding and experience in special education to expand areas of certification.
Students gain the values, knowledge and skills to become educational leaders with vision, engaged in the process of continual professional growth and collaborative reform.
The future of every child is important, and regardless of where you teach, you are bound to have a variety of students in your classroom. That is why a master's degree in exceptional student education will make every teacher a better teacher.
Coursework is offered through a hybrid format, with classes offered fully online, and expectations for practicum assignments to be completed in K-12 schools in students' local communities.
Saint Leo has built a solid reputation in the educational community for our quality programs that produce tomorrow's leaders in the classroom. A strong commitment to a set of core values is the cornerstone of Saint Leo University and our mission to offer a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world. It is a model based on steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.
Raise your profile with the School of Education & Social Science's fully online M.Ed. with a concentration in instructional leadership.
With this degree, classroom teachers develop the management and leadership skills necessary for full participation in educational governance at the school, district, and community levels.
The program is designed to meet the continuing education and professional development needs of Florida public and private educators.
This M.Ed. concentration is for those classroom teachers who do not want to seek Education Leadership (Level 1) certification through the Florida Department of Education.
The M.Ed. Reading concentration is designed for certified teachers who want to develop advanced skills in literacy teaching, and earn their State of Florida reading specialist certification and reading endorsement.
You’ll learn how to implement an integrated language arts program, assess literacy levels and apply current research and instructional approaches to improve students’ reading and writing skills.
Why choose a master's degree in Reading at Saint Leo?
In the 36 credit-hour M.Ed. Reading program, you will hone your teaching skills in reading instruction through studying:
Saint Leo has built a solid reputation in the educational community for our quality programs that produce tomorrow's leaders in the classroom. In 2011, Saint Leo’s Education department was named a national finalist for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. Our instructors are current practitioners in the field of school administration and regular presenters at national and international conferences.
The blended Master of Science in Criminal Justice program offered at Saint Leo University is for those professionals who wish to complete the graduate program by delivery modes other than traditional campus classes. The blended program offers classes in a variety of delivery formats; for example over the internet, FTT (video conferencing) and campus, including the Institute for Excellence in Criminal Justice Administration. The capstone course CRJ 590 is not offered in an online format.
Saint Leo University has been involved in educating criminal justice professionals for more than 30 years. This program is built on a strong foundation and Saint Leo's reputation of offering a high quality education that addresses the needs of working professionals through flexible and convenient schedules at an affordable cost.
Learn law enforcement skills to manage complex global risks and disasters.
The School of Education & Social Services offers several competitive, quality graduate degree programs, and the online M.S. in criminal justice with a corrections specialization is no exception.
In light of recent disasters and world events, it is increasingly important for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, and organizations to understand how to manage critical incidents, psychological aspects of disasters, hazard mitigation, and risk identification.
Saint Leo University's criminal justice program director, Dr. Robert J. Diemer, has nearly 30 years of varied investigative experience, and is known across Florida and, increasingly, among national law enforcement at local, state, and federal agency levels. Dr. Diemer has served as a Deputy Sheriff, State Coordinator for the Florida Sheriff’s Association Statewide Task Force, and Chief of Investigations for the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Division of Law Enforcement. Dr. Diemer was also responsible for managing and coordinating the operations of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Environmental Terrorism Response Team.
The curriculum as outlined below is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, community correctional officers, and those who work within the correctional population. In the past 30 years, correctional organizations have undergone dramatic changes in the field of correctional management. This course of study is designed to provide the learner with current leadership practices, understanding the complex treatments and issues of offenders, trends of the twenty-first century, health care practices, and the problems associated with recidivism.
One of the leading military colleges in the United States, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.
Become an agent of change with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Saint Leo University's flexible program enhances the effectiveness and professionalism of both aspiring and active law enforcement professionals.
The curriculum of Saint Leo's Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Critical Incident Management degree is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, and organizations that are faced with a myriad of challenges as a result of recent disasters and current world threats. The course of study is designed to yield an understanding of how to manage critical incidents, psychological aspects of disasters on the first responders, hazard mitigation, and risk identification. In order to earn the degree with the concentration in critical incident management, a student must successfully complete the five core courses, the four critical incident management courses, and two elective courses.
The curriculum of Saint Leo's Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Science degree is designed to serve both active and aspiring criminal justice professionals. The curriculum provides and enhances the knowledge, skills, and values for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness, professionalism, and policy-making abilities of the criminal justice practitioners. This specialization introduces the student to how forensic science is used in the field of criminal justice.
The School of Education & Social Services offers several competitive, quality graduate degree programs, and the online M.S. in criminal justice with a legal studies specialization is no exception.
The curriculum as outlined below is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, and those individuals who have an interest in further understanding the role of the legal system within the United States. This course of study will provide students with a well-rounded understanding of legal procedures and how the judicial system operates within the civil and criminal domain.
Saint Leo's Master of Science in Critical Incident Management is designed to prepare individuals from the public and private sectors, nongovernmental organizations, and the military to manage the diverse challenges facing our nation as a result of recent disasters and complex global threats. The comprehensive curriculum is designed to expose students to the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are necessary for effectively managing a wide-range of critical incidents. Students will critically analyze historical and contemporary case studies to identify best practices for identifying threats, minimizing risk, and effectively leading organizations in times of crisis. Students will also gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological aspects of disasters and how these can impact those affected by catastrophic events.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded Saint Leo University's Masters in Cybersecurity program a number of certifications for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense which include the following:
As the complexity of enterprise systems and critical IT infrastructure continues to grow, there is emerging demand for highly skilled information-security specialists and sophisticated practitioners in cybersecurity well versed in the science of protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. These information security professionals require proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technologies — computer and network security, digital forensics, cryptography, web security, biometrics, compliance & legal issues, software security, mobile security, and cloud computing security.
This program satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to (1) fill the need for information security and assurance professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of different types of organizations, and to support the nation’s information infrastructure and (2) conducting advanced research and in information security and assurance. Students develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. They focus on the technical aspects of information security, examining ways to provide secure information processing systems by utilizing operating systems security; distributed secure system architectures; database security; software applications security; security policies; applications security; network and distributed systems security; cryptography; and security protocols.
As a Cybersecurity graduate student at Saint Leo University, you will:
The curriculum for the MS Cybersecurity degree is aligned with the core curriculum for graduate information assurance degrees set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA). The curriculum is also designed to align with the knowledge units covered in many industry recognized professional certifications in information security, such as Security+, CISSP, SSCP, CSSLP, and CISM.
The MS Cybersecurity degree prepares its graduates for career-track jobs in the emerging cybersecurity, information assurance/security fields. Students will be educated in the technical aspects of cyber security systems, and will be prepared to assume responsibility for the management, operation and oversight of these systems. Graduates will be actively recruited by federal, state and local governments, private sector and academia.
The School of Education & Social Services' online M.S. in Instructional Design provides an advanced study in the systematic design of instruction.
The dynamic online program prepares you to design, develop, implement, and evaluate efficient and effective instructional experiences for a variety of settings, including corporate training, military, adult learning, and higher education.
Instructional design courses prepare graduates to:
Courses are guided by professional standards in the field, and focus on the development of specialized skills to develop curricula for the 21st century learner.
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