Degree Program Listings with Objectives
Business Administration Program Description
The business administration major is designed to give the graduates of the business administration major the knowledge, skills, critical thinking ability, and technological competence essential to be successful in business, conducting research, analyzing information, and communicating effectively. The major provides a strong foundation in business functions and includes courses in management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, information systems, and business law. Additionally, students select electives from the disciplines above to develop a greater degree of specialization according to their individual interests and career goals.
Business Administration Program Objectives
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduates will be able to
Business Information Technology Program Description
The curriculum in business information technology (BIT) is designed to provide the student with expertise in the quantitative and technological aspects of management, specifically including the extensive use of computers for solving business problems and making managerial decisions. The name business information technology implies the application of scientific principles and techniques, mathematics, and computing to the management function with the objective of increased efficiency and productivity. Thus, the student of business information technology not only learns various quantitative techniques and models to apply to managerial problems, but also a logical and scientific approach to managerial decision-making. The curriculum provides training both for individuals interested in pursuing careers in business management and for individuals interested in pursuing graduate or professional degrees.
Computer Information Systems Program Description
The computer information systems (CIS) major is designed for the student who is interested in pursuing a technical career in support of organizations. Employers are seeking highly skilled technology professionals who know how to utilize technology to improve the organization's competitive edge. This major consists of core courses in applied programming, network, and database design followed by an in-depth career-focused track in software design, network design, or computer forensics. The program's in-depth practical application of computer technology prepares the graduate to enter the workplace as a well-versed technology professional. CIS students will develop a portfolio of essential skills valued by employers. The will become problem-solvers who know how to think analytically, assess business problems, and design the best technology solutions.
Computer Information Systems Program Objectives
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, graduates will be able to
English Language and Literature Program Description
In keeping with the University's commitment to the practical and the theoretical, students majoring in English language and literature gain marketable skills and the ability to use them effectively. Graduates who read with understanding, think critically, and communicate clearly are prepared not merely for the workforce but for careers and for life. Moreover, by demanding a proficiency in a foreign language, a grounding in history, and an understanding of the aesthetic and cultural nature of literature, the English language and literature program broadens students' vision and prepares them to explore their world—past, present, and future. The English language and literature major allows students maximum flexibility in planning their programs and pursuing their goals.
Indian Ocean University graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature have the analytical, critical, and writing skills that make English language and literature majors well rounded and sought after by employers. Taking advantage of the program's flexibility and Indian Ocean's strong career orientation, English language and literature majors may enter careers in public relations, communications, publishing, human resources, and government service or continue their education in English, law, teaching, or other liberal arts graduate programs.
English Language and Literature Program Objectives
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, graduates will be able to
MBA Program Description
IOU’s Master of Business Administration develops the analytical, practical, and interpersonal skills managers need to make crucial decisions in an increasingly complex business environment. The MBA is an advanced professional degree designed to prepare students for a versatile and challenging management career.
MBA Program Objectives
The MBA program at Indian Ocean University blends the experience and expertise of our innovative faculty with the tradition of educating students to be leaders in business. Our commitment is to prepare MBA students for high-level management careers in an increasingly global business environment.
In addition to training in the traditional functional skill areas, our curriculum highlights themes that are an integral part of every course in the curriculum:
MPA Program Description
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed to prepare students for careers in public administration and policy work in such diverse areas as non-government organizations, industry associations, and, of course, the public service. MPA students are exposed to core concepts in policy formation and analysis, and have the opportunity to explore such substantive areas as social policy, health policy, innovation policy, trade and immigration policy, resource and environmental policy, and public-sector management.
MPA Program Objectives
This combination of theory, application and research ensures that our graduates are well prepared to:
Nursing Program Description
The Indian Ocean University nursing program prepares graduates with the education to creatively meet the challenges and demands of nursing in the twenty-first century. The goal of the program is to educate nurses who, as members of the health care team, address the varied health concerns of individuals, families, and groups and communities. Nurses practice in a wide variety of settings—clinics, schools, hospitals, businesses, long-term care facilities, community agencies, and urgent care centers. In addition to the very real satisfaction a person gains from helping others in need, the reasons to consider nursing as a profession include intellectual stimulation, continued educational development, and the opportunity to work closely with other allied health professionals. Nurses are concerned with the health of the whole person. They care for the sick and injured as well as help people maintain and improve their health. Nurses are concerned with the physical and psychosocial conditions of the patient as they observe, assess, and record symptoms, responses to treatment, and progress. Hospital nurses are an integral part of the interdisciplinary health care team; they collaborate by means of nursing and medical diagnoses and deliver skilled, compassionate, and holistic care. In nursing homes and other long term care facilities, they manage all care for the residents while community health nurses care for patients in their homes, in clinics, schools, homeless shelters, and day care settings. Students in this program receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The nursing program provides an educational foundation for graduate study in nursing as well as the knowledge and experience necessary for advancement within the nursing profession.Successful completion of high school biology, high school chemistry, and two years of high school algebra provide the best foundation for students who are entering directly from high school. High school grade point average of 3.00 or above has been proven factors for students to be successful in the program.
Nursing Program Objectives
Graduates will be prepared to practice professional nursing. Upon completion of the Indian Ocean University nursing program, graduates will
Supply Chain and Logistics Management Program Description
Supply chain management is driving the world’s major global companies. Up-and-coming markets such as China and India are becoming more interlinked with the business economies of Somalia, the UAE and Kenya.
The role of Logistics and supply chain management is undergoing a significant amount of change. Advancements in technology and changes in how business is conducted have made supply chain and logistics management key to a sustainable competitive advantage.
This Supply Chain and Logistics Management Program of Study is designed for individuals looking at a career or who are currently employed in the area of supply chain and logistics management.
Supply Chain and Logistics Management Program Objectives
Upon completion of the program, individuals will be afforded the knowledge necessary to effectively manage the supply chain process from planning, sourcing, producing and delivering the product or service.
In today’s competitive environment, managing the supply chain and effectively controlling supply chain costs is critical for business. This has created a demand for employees with current skills and knowledge on how to effectively manage the supply chain using up– to–date tools, processes and technology. The Logistics and Supply Chain Management graduate diploma program provides you with a solid grounding in important business skills, including project management, critical thinking and leadership. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career as an analyst, manager, or specialist in such departments as: transportation, logistics, purchasing/ procurement, warehousing, and international trade.
TOEFL® Program Description
The TOEFL® Preparation program is designed to help students develop the necessary skills required for the TOEFL® test: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. The course is intensive in nature and requires a lot of work on the students' part. Students not only develop their language skills, but also have to focus on developing language taking strategies and critical thinking skills that will help them prove to evaluators that they have the required skills needed to study in a North American university. This class uses a curriculum based on the latest version of the TOEFL® test.
TOEFL® Program Objectives
By the end of the program, we hope that you will be able to:
Pursuit of excellence
Driven by excellence in education, IOU has pioneered many of the conveniences that students in Somalia now enjoy—flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, a student-centered environment, digital library and computer simulations. In addition, IOU has 20 years' experience in online education—a kind of education that is research-proven to be just as effective as conventional instruction.
The pursuit of excellence has long been a hallmark of Indian Ocean University. IOU encourages and provides additional opportunities to women in Somali to complete their education and pursuit leadership position in rebuilding Somalia.