McKenna Adult Program

THE MCKENNA COMPLETION PROGRAM FOR WORKING ADULTS

Webber International University specializes in several areas of business education. Recognizing the desire of employed adults to continue their education, WIU has made schedule adjustments to fit their lifestyle. The University has been serving employed adults who wish to further their education through evening classes. However, some of our students are concerned with the length of time it takes to earn a part-time degree. To accommodate their needs, we have designed a unique schedule to allow mature adults the opportunity to complete a B.S. in Business Administration in two years, provided they have earned at least 60 hours of college credit. Each transcript is evaluated on an individual basis. Adjustments for possible general education deficiencies will be made accordingly.

Students may begin any program in September or January each year. Classes meet two nights a week and every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m as well as various online course offerings.

To meet the residency requirements, 30 of the last 33 hours of the 60 hours of business core and major concentration must be taken at Webber International University.

An Associate of Science in Management or Finance is designed for working adults who lack the credits and requirements needed to enter the Bachelor of Science program.

The Associate of Science in Accounting, Finance, Management,Criminal Justice Management and Marketing is designed for the non-traditional student who wishes to complete a specialized program in business. The student will learn skills that can be applied in employment in business and industry. These skills are as applicable to small businesses as they are to medium and large business enterprises. The development of self-direction is the focus of the programs. Credits earned under this program may be transferred toward a four year degree.

The Intensified Program is the Answer for You!

  • Flexible schedule for those who juggle job, family and school.
  • Earn your degree in two years or at your own pace.
  • Two nights a week and Saturdays
  • Transcripts evaluated on an individual basis. “No hassle” registration and academic advising.
  • All courses taught by regular faculty with in-class instruction.
  • Enjoy the advantage of focused classes.
  • Career counseling available.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

Curriculum Requirements – Satisfactory completion of 60 academic semester hours of credit or equivalent in an approved program as outlined in this catalog and as determined by the faculty of the department.

Residence Requirements –

a) The minimum residence requirements for the associate degree is two semesters.

b) Students are required to complete 30 of the last 33 credits applied toward the Associate Degree during regular residence in the college.

G.P.A. Requirement – Students must maintain a 2.00 or higher grade point average for all study completed at Webber International University.

Application for Graduation – Application for graduation must be filed in the Registrar’s office ONE semester before the semester of graduation.

Financial Obligations – All financial obligations to the college must be fulfilled.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Curriculum Requirements – Satisfactory completion of 120 academic semester hours of credit or equivalent in an approved program as outlined in this catalog and as determined by the faculty.

Residence Requirements –

a) The minimum residence requirements for the associate degree is two semesters.

b) Students are required to complete 30 of the last 33 credits applied toward the Bachelor’s Degree in regular residence in the college.

After the student enrolls at Webber International University only general education courses may be taken at other institutions. All remaining business core and subject area specialization courses must be taken at Webber International University. An exemption from this requires a special petition to the Chief Academic Officer.

G.P.A. Requirement – Students must maintain a 2.00 or higher grade point average for all study completed at Webber International University.

Application for Graduation – Application for graduation must be filed in the Registrar’s office ONE semester before the semester of graduation.

Financial Obligations – All financial obligations to the college must be fulfilled.

GRADUATION HONORS

Honors recognition is given to degree candidates whose cumulative grade point average for all study completed is 3.50 or higher.

Baccalaureate students who have earned 60 hours at Webber International University may receive the following designed honors:

Cum Laude 3.50 – 3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70 – 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 – 4.00

Adult Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

REQUIREMENTS

Associate of Science in Business Administration:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2.0 GPA
  • 23 years of age
  • Work experience recommended but not required

Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration:

  • AA, AS or 60 hour of college credit
  • 2.0 GPA
  • 23 years of age
  • Work experience recommended but not required

ORIENTATION

Upon acceptance into the McKenna Adult Program, the Admissions Department will provide the student an orientation packet.  The packet includes student information necessary to the non-traditional student including the drug and alcohol policy, the immunization requirements, student enrollment agreement, and employer reimbursement policy and the refund policy.

TUITION

The tuition rates reflect a reduction from regular tuition. The price differential is based on a built-in scholarship program to encourage working adults to continue their education. Therefore, adult students are not eligible for any other institutional scholarships.

FINANICAL AID

While there are no institutional scholarships available, there is financial aid available to help finance your education. Adult students are eligible for state grants and need based federal grants. A FAFSA must be filed to determine need based grants and for student loan eligibility.
The state of Florida offers the Florida Resident Access grant to residents who attend private universities full time. In 2015-2016 the FRAG is $1500.00 each fall and spring semester of full time enrollment.

Federal Stafford Student Loans allow students to borrow up to $12,500 each year as a junior or senior.

In addition, many companies offer educational benefits.

If a student withdraws, all program specific refund policies and the Webber Institutional Refund Policy will apply as stated in the catalog.

Adult Tuition:

  • (1-9 hours) $349.00/hour
  • (10+ hours) $417.00/hour

On-line tech fee

  • (online courses) $207.00 / 3 hour course

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