This program is designed to provide the graduate with both the strong conceptual and practical accounting and business knowledge necessary as a foundation to pursue an accounting career. For those students pursuing the Associate of Science degree, the program is designed to provide the graduate with the necessary knowledge to obtain immediate employment in the area of financial or cost accounting. For those students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree, the program is designed to provide the graduate with the necessary concepts relating to the various disciplines that comprise the body of knowledge of accounting, specifically the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, and taxation.
Those students who are planning to take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination may do so with the Bachelor of Science degree. Those students who are planning to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Florida may take the (CPA) exam with the Bachelor of Science degree. However, if the student wants to become a licensed CPA in the State of Florida, the student must obtain an additional 30 semester credits of course work beyond the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree and one year of experience working in a CPA firm to qualify under the State of Florida CPA Law. Webber International University currently offers an MBA with an option in accounting to meet the educational requirements. Specifically, the student must complete the following credits (at a minimum) in order to qualify for licensing as a Florida CPA:
- 36 semester credits in accounting beyond elementary accounting courses, including at least courses that cover financial accounting, cost accounting, accounting information systems, auditing, and taxation.
- 39 semester credits in general business courses, including at least 3 credits of business law; and 18 credits in courses at the junior (300) level or higher.
Computer Information Systems
This major is designed to prepare the graduate with skills in information systems and management for an entry-level position that could lead to a career in a variety of Information Systems positions. The student will develop skills with typical “office” software packages, basic networking and operating systems, relational database design and programming, basic web design, structured programming using one or more high-level programming languages, systems analysis and design, team management, and a fundamental knowledge of the organizational structure. Course in the program are designed around realistic business problems and hands-on experience with both hardware and software. As the graduate expands his/her knowledge and skills with specific software and systems, and develops important experience; career opportunities widen into positions such as systems/network administrator, programmer, systems designer, systems analyst, systems engineer, or MIS manager.
Criminal Justice Management
Webber’s Criminal Justice Management (CJM) Program combines BSBA core courses and criminal justice courses, making the program one of a kind. This will provide a distinctive and exclusive program that will be of immeasurable benefit to current law enforcement personnel and traditional students who would be interested in entering the law enforcement workforce as their career. This program is offered both online and on-site.
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in a variety of financial management positions.The student will develop an understanding of the theory of finance and the interaction of private and public sector finance as they relate to the overall economy. The student will develop a theoretical as well as a practical understanding of the various areas in the field of finance: banking, investments, financial institutions, portfolio management, and general financial management.
General Business Studies
The Bachelor of Science in General Business Studies is a program that recognizes the ever-changing needs in the world today. The program offers flexibility for students who have career goals that require a business background but do not require a specific area of concentration. The program is structured to permit the transfer of up to 39 non-business related credits for students who have earned credit in another area but have recognized the need for a business foundation in their chosen field of employment. It also provides flexibility for the student to select a large number of electives within the business field to tailor the educational program to the student’s life goals. The General Business Studies course work is largely managerial and entrepreneurial in scope. The program is ideal for students who want to operate a small business in a technical field or who are reentering college after having earned college credit in another field. Students are encouraged to consider a minor to accompany the General Business Studies degree. This degree is also available entirely online.
Hospitality & Tourism Management
The graduate of Webber International University’s Hospitality & Tourism Management program will have the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective manager in the hospitality industry. The program is designed to give the student both theory and practice in the most relevant aspects of Hospitality & Tourism Management. The graduate will have learned how to deal with human and material resource, how to face challenges in a positive and productive manner, and how to direct a team effort in the delivery of superior service.
Integrated Marketing Communications
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) has become a powerful force in the digital era – aimed at creating unified, strategic messages to build a successful brand and organization. Our program combines study in advertising, communications, emerging media, marketing strategy, and public relations to help students excel in today’s workplace. This interdisciplinary program is designed to fit your needs and prepare you for a wide variety of positions. Within the IMC major are four different paths: Executive-Level Communications, Strategic Marketing, Emerging Media and Social Media, & Creative Communications.
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The programs’ inherent flexibility promotes the skills to manage in a variety of business and industry positions. The carefully planned courses provide the student with the foundation for making intelligent business decisions.
Entrepreneurial education is an essential component of the Management program. Emphasis is placed on : creating and revising strategic plans; processes leading to planned outcomes; budgets and controls; personnel issues and ethics in business. These skills are as applicable to small business as they are to medium and large business enterprises. The development of self-direction is the focus of the Management program.
Sport Business Management
The sport industry is truly international. Demand for the leaders needed to maintain its success is growing rapidly. The Sport Business Management program is designed to provide such leaders .Building on a solid business core, the student then explores the unique aspects of sport promotion, sport information and media, and facilities and event management.
The primary mission of the Elementary Education program is to offer a high quality, research driven program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and initial licensure. The Elementary Education degree and licensure program prepare facilitators of learning to teach grades K-6. Teacher candidates explore the process of teaching and learning through an integrative, constructive approach that includes multiple opportunities for field based learning and practical experiences in the school setting. Candidates are able to utilize the strong liberal arts approach found in the General Education curriculum to help meet the teacher education standard for knowing content, while the Elementary Education program provides candidates with a strong understanding and skill base in pedagogical studies that continues to make our graduateS notable as they pursue their professional vocation of teaching children in grades K-6.
Middle Grades Education
The Program prepares candidates to teach adolescents in grades 6-9. Using current research and data regarding adolescent learners, candidates will develop the knowledge, skill and dispositions necessary to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for middle grades students via the general education curriculum. The Middle Grades Education pre-service candidates will show evidence of skills for leading students towards participation in society and toward careers. The program is designed to help pre-service teachers expand middle grades learner skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem solving using a highly integrated approach to presenting the curriculum objectives. They will develop an awareness and competency in applying basic principles of curriculum planning and implement them according to the diverse needs of students within the middle school setting. Pre-service teachers will participate in a variety of field experiences within the middle school and will habitually reflect on these experiences as a basis for decision-making and professional growth. Candidates will demonstrate the use of technological tools both for planning, instruction and assessing, as well as the skills of data management. These future teachers will explore the structure of the school as an institution and will learn skills in professional collaboration and leadership.
The Program is designed to prepare educators to teach children with mild disabilities via the General K-12 Curriculum. Through participation in additional courses, the program also offers an option for add-on certification in Gifted Education for any education major or licensure only candidate. Program objectives include pre-service teachers developing the knowledge and understanding necessary to become experts at teaching students with disabilities who are progressing through the General Curriculum (K-12); knowledge and understanding of Special Education laws and policies; and knowledge and understanding of human growth and development theories as they apply to students with disabilities. They will develop an awareness and competency in applying basic principles of curriculum planning and implement them according to the diverse needs of students with disabilities. Pre-service teachers will participate in field experiences, practicums and community events related to students with disabilities (i.e. Special Olympics). They will habitually reflect on the experiences as a basis for decision-making and for professional growth. They will demonstrate the use of technological tools; both for planning, instruction and assessing, as well as the skills of data management.
health professions & sciences
Health Services Administration
The Health Services Administration undergraduate program at Webber International University is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for a career in the health services industry in an administrative capacity. The program of study will give students a broad view of the healthcare system and will prepare students for entry and mid-level management positions in areas such as hospitals, medical clinics, group medical practices, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, home health agencies, and governmental health agencies. The program analyzes the structure of the health care industry, identifies cultural, legal and environmental factors that impact health, and provides students with communication and management skills.
Occupational Therapy Assisting
The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting (BSOTA) program is a 120 credit-hour degree program, with a minor in Health Services Administration (HSA), which trains and qualifies graduates to work in the occupational therapy field. The first two years of the program sequence prepare students with foundational knowledge and skills in general education and health services administration that will be integrated and applied in the occupational therapy assistant courses offered during the last two years of the program.
The BSOTA Program supports cross-cultural diversification within the program and profession and advocates equal opportunity for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or marital status.
The mission of the Psychology program is to provide students a deeper understanding of the scientific study of Psychology and related behavior, to develop critical thinking skills, to assist in the development of written and oral communication skills, and to guide students in their understanding of ethics. The program prepares majors to enter graduate school in psychology or related fields, to enter professional training programs, or to obtain employment in a wide variety of fields in which they can apply the knowledge, research experience, and analytical skills learned in their major or minor. The Psychology program provides majors both a breadth of knowledge in a wide range of fields within the discipline of Psychology and depth of knowledge within fields of interest to the student.
Sports Performance, Health, and Fitness
Graduates of Webber International University’s Sports Performance, Health, and Fitness program will gain knowledge and experience in areas such as public health, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, fitness and body composition assessment, and sport psychology. This program is designed to prepare students for careers as personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, exercise physiologists, group fitness instructors, and more! Additionally, this program will prepare students to sit for field-related certifications such as:
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Certified Personal Trainer
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – Certified Exercise Physiologist
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Corrective Exercise Specialist
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist