University of Phoenix Lawsuit
University of Phoenix/EEOC Lawsuit
In 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Council (EEOC) sued the University of Phoenix, alleging that enrollment counselors who were non-Mormon were discriminated against. The federal lawsuit states that employees who were not Mormon (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) were not treated favorably when it came to reprimands, tuition waivers, and leads on new students (Gilbertson, 2006). There are 4400 enrollment counselors in the school, including 2600 in Phoenix itself. It is owned by Apollo Group, Inc., which is a publicly-traded company. According to Mary Jo O'Neill, who is the regional attorney for the EEOC, there has been a pattern of practice seen with the University of Phoenix and how it favors LDS workers over those who are not LDS, which is a violation of anti-discrimination laws (Gilbertson, 2006).
Joe Cockrell, spokesman for Apollo Group, said that he had not seen the lawsuit but that the company has always had respect for others and equal opportunities for everyone (Gilbertson, 2006). The company has both anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies, and there is a zero-tolerance stance taken on the issues. For years, University of Phoenix and the Apollo Group have had rumors of Mormon influence swirling around them (Gilbertson, 2006). The long-time President of the company was Mormon, and left unexpectedly in January of 2006. The new President is non-LDS, as is the founder of the company (Gilbertson, 2006). The EEOC says that there is a growing trend of intolerance when it comes to other religions in the workplace. Some of the former workers at the University of Phoenix are named in the lawsuit and are asking for damages and back pay, to which they feel they are entitled (Gilbertson, 2006). They allege that they were fired based on their non-Mormon influence and that the best leads (which kept up tuition numbers and allowed them to keep their jobs) were only given to Mormons (Gilbertson, 2006).
The EEOC is a federal watchdog agency that addresses complaints in the workplace such as harassment and discrimination. It generally protects against you being discriminated against…… [Read More]
There are many stereotypes regarding college life and these stereotypes inform students, rightly or wrongly about ways to behave while attending school. Regardless of whether these stereotypical behaviors are detrimental or beneficial, you see them repeated by students in all regions and most ages. Films and television programs all feature certain aspects of college which are then repeated over and over again, regardless of the frequency they actually occur in real life. Most fictional representations of college life feature outrageous parties where alcohol flows like water and where adventures and misadventures happen because of the imbibing of said alcohol. Examples like Animal House and Old School and Van Wilder just to name a very select few show that in order to be considered cool and fun, you need to be willing to drink to an irresponsible level. Beer and wine and heavier liquors are supposed to be part of the college students' daily, or at the very least their weekend, diet. The key here is in the word "supposedly." Although there are usually parties on some college campuses and in some fraternity houses, this simply does not occur with the regularity that feature films and television would have people believe.
There is a phrase which those involved in health communication use to identify this difference between real alcohol consumption and the imagined. This phrase is "the culture of college drinking." As stated, films and television make it seem that every college student drinks heavily, attends wild parties regularly, and rarely has to deal with any consequences for their virulent alcohol consumption. The idea of the hard-drinking, hard-partying college student has become so ingrained in the cultural psyche, that college students begin their freshman years fully expecting to go to parties and drink heavily. Lederman & Stewart (2005) find that the images of drinking have been created but then…… [Read More]
Federal admission issues
Before one can even consider the issue of whether or not illegal immigrants should be eligible for financial aid, one must first investigate whether or not these students are even permitted to attend American institutes of higher education. Like the other questions addressed in this paper, there is no clear answer to this question. At this time, there is no federal law prohibiting illegal immigrants from attending institutes of higher education in the United States.
Furthermore, there is no case law directly addressing the issue of whether undocumented aliens have the right to attend public colleges or universities.
However, there is case law discussing the issue for school-aged children, and it appears to support the idea that American public post-secondary schools have an obligation to enroll qualified undocumented students. In 1982 in Plyler v. Doe, 457, U.S. 202 (1982), the Supreme Court "held that it was illegal for a state to deny school-aged undocumented aliens the right to a free education. The Supreme Court relied on the equal protection doctrine, which prohibits a state or the federal government from denying equal protection of the laws to any 'person' (not just U.S. citizens." (Badger & Yale-Loehr, 2006). As of the present date, there has been no federal law or case law overruling Plyler. While Plyler does not specifically address issues of higher education, it may be indicative of how the Supreme Court would rule in a case specifically addressing illegal immigrant access to institutes of higher education.
As of this date, there is no federal law that denies illegal immigrants the right to attend public schools of higher education in the United States. In fact, there is a federal law that appears to support the right of illegal aliens to attend public educational institutes, or at least to afford enrolled illegal aliens some protection from detection and deportation. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99 "protects the privacy of a student's educational records." (Family Policy Compliance Office, 2006). While the intent of the law was probably not to protect illegal immigrants enrolled in primary, secondary, or post-secondary education, it has resulted in benefits to such students. Because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, illegal immigrants can openly apply as undocumented students without fear that their colleges will be required to turn over that information to the Immigration…… [Read More]
College athletes' payment issue drags the development of the game within the association (NCAA). The debate of whether college athletes should obtain payment for their services needs to rest by extensive solution. The perfect way to solve the issue at hand involves additional payment for the services of the college athletes. This would supplement the scholarships and accommodation fees university and college athletes enjoy currently. There are several reasons why college athletes should obtain payment for their skills and efforts while representing their institutions in the competitions. The first reason is that everyone in the sporting career enjoys payment and wages for their efforts. The second reason is that college athletes are human beings who need financial resources to satisfy their needs. Additional wages to the current scholarships and accommodation would address the economic strain facing the college players. Payment to the college athletes would also motivate the participants to maximize their potentials. Lastly, payment to the college athletes would offer source of income to the participants who perform under expectations when it comes to academics.
Everyone within the professional sporting activity enjoys payment for services and skills. This represents the perfect harmony in the professional sporting thus should spread to the lower ranks (college sports). The perfect solution for the problem at hand lies on the decision by the federation to provide wages to the college athletes. "What's more, the only authority remotely in a position to fix the current situation seems to want nothing to do with governing the sport. Division I -- A football is the one sport for which the NCAA is not interested in conducting a championship, yet it seems to find the time to make sure not one red cent makes its way into the pockets of the players, who are doing the work and taking risks. Scholarships are no longer enough when everyone else in the system is paid. It is time to give them a stipend of some kind" (Hamilton, page 1).
College athletes are human beings who have needs to satisfy. Their requirements do not revolve around academic scholarships and accommodations only. Some have rents to…… [Read More]
University Students Engaged in Paid Employment
APA- 6th Edition
For various reasons, there has been an increase in employment in university students. One reason for this shift is a change in the demographics of university students. No longer are university students primarily composed of young adults who transition immediately from primary education to the university setting. Instead, many university students are non-traditional students. Many of them are older, have families, and have been actively involved in the workforce for significant periods of time prior to entering the university setting. Other students may enter universities at the traditional change, but face financial challenges requiring them to work to either support themselves or pay for the education, which reflects a cultural shift in both the willingness to subsidize education and the class requirements for higher education. For example, "reductions in financial support for higher education students have taken place in the UK since the 1980s" which has led to the abolishing of maintenance grants and substituting them with tuition and educational loans (Moreau & Leathwood, 2006). These types of changes are taking place worldwide, which is leading to a shift in the expectations for college students.
One thing that this shift has impacted is the number of students engaged in the workplace. Moreover, because of the greater number of students engaged in the workforce, one would expect to see changes in how this working environment impacts students. "Evidence from recent studies strongly suggest that there is likely to be an impact in each of these areas because the pattern of full-time students' engagement with higher education has changed over the past decade and especially in the last two or three years" (McMinnis & Hartley, 2002).
Generally, when one discusses how paid employment might impact a student's experience of the work environment, there are two hypothesized impacts. The first way that people believe paid employment will impact school is by impacting academic performance. The theory is that paid employment will interfere with students' ability to study and result in an overall decline in academic performance. However, a focus on grades ignores the fact that the university experience is not solely based on academics. Instead, the university experience is a holistic experience that involves a significant amount of social activity. Some studies have examined how paid employment impacts the overall university…… [Read More]
College athletics has become a fast increasing industry in America. The athletes play for educational institutes, get quality education and bring revenues for the college. While they do good job for the college image and ranking, they are paid well by the educational institutes they are enrolled in and they play for. There are people that believe that for they bring multi-billion dollars to educational sector each year, athletes should be paid more (Skoning, 2013) while others believe that college athletes are already paid enough. The advocates of either point need to see the deeper implications to understand what will be the impact of changing payment regulations on the American educational institutes.
It is debated since some time if the regulations regarding payment of college athletes should be changed or not. The point of concern is that how will any potential change in regulations, probably paying more to the athletes than present, affect the collegiate institution in the United States?
Changing the payment of college athletes is not easy and simple since it involves complex procedures and getting approvals from several different authorities. However, to bring an effective change in regulations, the two primary alterations can be to shift the principle point of higher learning from education to generating capital, and also to develop an unfair disadvantage based on financial means in terms of quality of collegiate athletic competition. While the student wants to get quality education as well as to pay for the college, the college needs to pay twice for the student. The college pays him his educational dues and the share in revenue he earned for the college. The college as well as the athlete should be fairly compensated yet there should be an unfair disadvantage that the athlete should get single privilege. He should either be offered quality higher education or paid enough in cash. Thus it will be easier for the college to manage its budget.
The college students that play at commercial events for the educational institutes are the golden egg laying bird for school. They are an asset that is acquired after long sessions of attracting talent. However, the athletes are often paid less thus they need to work harder. This shifts their concentration form getting education…… [Read More]
She is testimony to the fact that human beings, even if their bodies may be slaughtered, cannot die, so long as they strive to make lasting legacies of their lives. Even after Anne perished in a concentration camp, her day-to-day chronicle of her life, encompassing everything from her first menstruation to the careful watch the Secret Annex dwellers kept upon the doings of the war, lives on.
Often, I too am plagued by doubts and remorse, when I speculate about the fate of young women like Anne, who died before their time. The world mourns the six million dead Jews who died, but a small part of me also mourns the loss to the world of what never was -- the great works of literature Anne could have written if only she had lived. Every time someone dies, or potential goes unfulfilled, even if it is only the life of a young girl, there are a thousand small, unrecorded deaths. Every book that Anne was not allowed to write is a small death.
I want to make my own life as fulfilling, and filled with life as much as possible in part because Anne Frank was never given the ability to maximize the potential her own existence. But even within the confines, historical and physical, in which she was forced to dwell, she still made the most of every second of her life, by thinking critically, paying attention to detail, and striving to make the most of her talents. I hope to do the same.
I remember Anne, because she had the courage and determination to be optimistic, and to refuse to be driven into passivity by oppressive forces. So long as I, and other young girls, remember Anne, Anne will continue to live on, and continue to touch the lives of others. Anne's spirit, although she died young, is a reminder that true immortality lies not in beauty, or transient celebrity, but having self-reliance and…… [Read More]
What lessons about being a successful entrepreneur did you learn from Ryan and Aaron?
Perhaps the most salient lesson to come from the case study at the center of this discussion is the notion of properly positioning one's self in the marketplace so as to capitalize on an existing but untapped area of need. Indeed, for Ryan and Aaron, a driving force behind the inception of iContact would be the recognition of an as yet unfulfilled need in a broader market. Particularly, by noting the challenges before small companies attempting to reach global buying audiences, iContact would be conceived as a way to create direct marketing channel mailing lists on the behalf of said companies. We may suggest that the greatest reason for their tremendous and rapid success was their capacity to identify an area in which few competitors existed and in which their naturally existing skills could be put to a profitable use. This would allow the young entrepreneurs to almost immediately fill a gap in the business services market, creating a valuable resource for smaller companies. By establishing themselves in a niche with few notable competitors, Ryan and Aaron would find an access point into the business marketing sector at a decidedly low cost of entry.
2. Who are the stakeholders of iContact and how are their needs balanced by the company?
It is important to note that Ryan and Aaron were able to enter a market with decidedly low cost of entry. This is because the two young men were their own primary investors and therefore were the leading stakeholders. According to the case, "Ryan had about $12,000 to start -- or about $1,000 a month for the irst year. Sales in the first year reached $17,000, not enough to create much profit.…… [Read More]
Additionally, this class will prove integral to my relationships and interactions with the Firehouse Girls themselves, who I must foster a lasting, trusting relationship with based on these skills.
COM316: GENDER and COMMUNICATION -- This course explored the various links between communication and the respective genders. I will be able to apply many of the concepts that I have learned from this class during this internship as I communicate with a gender specific group -- the models and promotional workers that the Firehouse Girls represent.
MCO450 VISUAL COMMUNICATION -- This class taught me to utilize non-verbal communication which may involve both writing as well as non-verbal communication between people in a physical environment. My internship will offer me a multitude of settings in which to practice these skills, from conventional office management communication to informal interpersonal communication with individuals during crucial promotional events.
WST220 GENDER, MEDIA and CULTURE -- I will use the information I have learned from this class the most out of all the others that relate to my internship. This course explained certain cultural aspects of the media's influence on gender and vice versa. My work with the Firehouse Girls will hinge upon my ability to utilize the concepts this class has taught me.
My internship will provide me with the opportunity to readily apply many of the principles that I have learned regarding the media, gender and its effects in contemporary culture in a practical setting. I will learn how to practically communicate with others in the most efficient manner in a variety of settings in which I am regarded as an authority figure.… [Read More]
$25,000 Investment P= $25,000
t= 5 years n=
F (t) = P (1 + r/n) nt
F (t)= $25,000(1 + 2.47%/1)
The total amount of the investment is $28,243.84 after 5 years (maximum amount of time for CD as advertised).
Bank offers Certificates of Deposits for 19, 37 and 59 months (U.S. Bank, 2011). Although this Grandmother would like to save for a child's education and therefore has more than five years, many banks only offer a 5-year product.
If the grandmother invests all $25,000 into the CD at the advertised rate, she will have $28,243.84 at the end of the five-year period. Therefore, the grandmother has made $3,243.84 profit. This is calculated at an interest rate of 2.47% and is calculated annually. If inserted into the formula, p = $25,000, t=5 years and n=1.
According to FinAid.org, the cost of college for a student who begins college in 18 years from now who plans on attending a public University for four years is roughly $228,297 (assuming that college rates continue to increase at the current rate of double the inflation rate and that the student attends a University of average cost) (Fin Aid, 2011).
The grandmother's investment will not cover the cost of college. In fact, it will barely dent the total cost. Because the grandmother will have more than five years to plan for this event, she can reinvest her earnings into another CD, or another investment, at the end…… [Read More]
Choosing a college is a big decision. It is not always an easy decision, particularly when one is in high school. It can be difficult for a teenager to see "the big picture" and to effectively plan for the future. One's choice of college can have a major impact on the rest of one's life. The decision has to be made carefully, after much consideration, and with as much information as possible.
When I left high school, I went to college right away. The college I selected was not right for me, and I did not enjoy the time I spent there. I did not select the college for the right reasons. I thought the classes would be easy, and I was not prepared to work very hard. The college was also the least expensive option available, and that made it an attractive choice.
Unfortunately, the fact that the classes were easy did not assure me of excellent grades. I did not approach my studies with the right attitude. I assumed everything would come easily to me and I did not put forth sufficient effort. Since I told myself the classes were easy, I should have excelled in them. Instead, I did poorly because I did not apply myself and I earned a low grade point average (GPA).
After a period of unhappiness, I transferred to another college. I liked it immediately, but soon realized I would have to work harder than ever before to bring up my GPA. I planned to apply for the major in nursing and initially my grades were not good enough. I studied hard and brought up my grades. I was accepted into the nursing program. I am very grateful that I realized what I needed to do before it was too late.
If I could make the decision again, I would have planned to attend a college I liked from the beginning, rather than…… [Read More]
This will certainly prove very helpful in my career as a speech pathologist or any related field.
I have been in this field for ten years. And I know that it's a long time. But for some reason I find myself very motivated and highly interested in this field only. I have no plans of switching fields. This seems to be my core purpose in life.
I have read about your program very carefully and I think it's very comprehensive. Just what I was looking for! I hope that you will also find my experience just the kind of knowledge that you would want your students to possess. As I will gain from your program, I guess me and other students like myself will also bring plenty of valuable experience and knowledge with us that will enrich our studying experience.
As a speech pathologist, I hope to provide valuable service to those with speech related problems. I have noticed that this is a common issue with children with special needs. I feel that as a speech pathologist, I can help them and thus make a significant difference in their lives. I also feel that it would satisfy my fascination with language and its power. I know speech is a powerful device that can completely shape our lives and I would like others to have this gift as well, especially those who were born without the ability to speak properly or who had their speech power compromised due to some problem.
Please do give me an opportunity to study at your prestigious institute because I am sure of my determination to serve people and to succeed in this field.… [Read More]
Solve the following algebraically. Trial and error is not an appropriate method of solution. You must show all your work.
Solve algebraically and check your potential solutions:
x = -4 does not satisfy the equality. So the answer is only x = 5
Show the steps that you would take to solve the following algebraically:
Show your work here:
c) What potential solution did you obtain? Explain why this is not a solution.
This is not a solution because it makes the original equation indefinite. It makes the denominator zero.
The following function computes the cost, C (in millions of dollars), of implementing a city recycling project when x percent of the citizens participate.
Using this model, find the cost if 60% of the citizens participate?
Using this model, determine the percentage of participation that can be expected if $4 million is spent on this recycling project. Set up an equation and solve algebraically. Round to the nearest whole percent.
, fill in…… [Read More]
a) Given the function f (x) = x^2 complete the following table. Must show all work for full credit.
When x = 0, f (x) = f (0) = (0)^2 = 0.
When x = 1, f (x) = f (1) = (1)^2 = 1.
When x = 4, f (x) = f (4) = (4)^2 = 16.
When x = 9, f (x) = f (9) = (9)^2 = 81.
When x = 16, f (x) = f (16) = (16)^2 = 256.
b) Using the table from part a, graph the function f (x) = x^2 . For a tutorial on creating graphs in Excel and inserting graphs of functions please see the Assignment List.
c) Given the function f (x) = (x +1)^2 complete the following table. Must show all work for full credit.
Show Work or Explain in Words:
When x = -1, f (x) = f (-1) = (-1 + 1)^2 = (0)^2 = 0.
When x = 0, f (x) = f (0) = (0 + 1)^2 = (1)^2 = 1.
When x = 3, f (x) = f (3) = (3 + 1)^2 = (4)^2 = 16.
When x = 8, f (x) = f (8) = (8 + 1)^2 = (9)^2 = 81.
When x = 15, f (x) = f (15) = (15 + 1)^2 = (16)^2 = 256.
d) Using the table from part c, graph the function f (x) = (x +1)^2 . For a tutorial on creating graphs in Excel and inserting graphs of functions please see the Assignment List.
e) Given the graph of y=f (x) describe in words the transformation of y=f (x+1).
The function f (x+1) is the transformation of f (x) where f (x) is moved one unit to the left.
2) Find the domain of the function and express the answer in interval notation. Explain in words or show the calculations for full credit.
a) f (x) = 3x - 1
Answer: The domain of the function f (x) = 3x -- 1 is all real numbers.
Show Work or Explain in Words:
The domain of the function is defined by the value of x where x…… [Read More]
University of Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Diploma In Management
Higher Professional Level
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Table of Index:
42. Research Methodology
43. Organizational Background:
43.1 Industry Background
43.2 Company Information, Market Coverage and Services
Source: Eurosec Automation & Security.
53.5 My Role
53.6 My Department
54. Organizational Strategy and Human Resource Planning
54.1 HRP and Its Strategic Objectives
54.1.1 Definitions and Background
64.1.2 Strategic Importance and Objectives
64.2 Strategic Plans and Objectives
74.3 HRP Best Practices and HR Policy
85. HR Planning Process
85.1 Internal Analysis
85.1.1 SWOT Analysis
105.2 External Analysis
105.2.1 PESTLE Analysis
126. HR Plan
126.1 Demand and Availability…… [Read More]
College and College Enrollment
How do current college enrollment patterns differ from those of 50 years ago? Does this impact you as a student in any way?
When most people talk about college, what comes up most often is the cost of college. One of the most striking things to me about how college enrollment patterns are different from those of 50 years ago is the fact that most college students who enroll, do so knowing that they're now part of this bigger business of the college machine. College enrollment in top schools at least depends on being able to engage in SAT prep training, and getting top grades. Students need to be able to afford steep tuition costs or be willing to take out loans that will help them in mitigating those costs. It's interesting how the costs of college can have such a profound impact on how enrollment patterns of students are able to manifest. This is also true with lower tier schools, such as those on the community college level. For example, those students are often juggling jobs, families and other responsibilities on top of the costs of tuition and other obligations.
Thus, what strikes me about enrollment patterns nowadays in comparison with the last 50 years is namely how much the cost of college has escalated in recent times. One can really see enrollment patterns adapt to the cost of affording college and appear to be impacted in those manners.
Why are some current researchers criticizing college education? Do you agree with them, and why/why not?
While it might seem ludicrous to some, current researchers are criticizing college education because of two main reasons: the cost, and the pillars of a liberal arts education. College tuitions are so high these days that a recent graduate can enter…… [Read More]
College of Central Florida has only one sustainable source of competitive advantage, which is government funding that allows it to be a cost leader, while still offering high quality programs. Other advantages are perhaps less sustainable, but the school has been able to carve out a niche in the competitive market for higher education in central Florida. Its location serves people in a specific geographical region, and its programs are heavily-oriented towards those that enhance people's careers, which makes the school especially appealing.
There are high barriers to entry, which insulates CF from new competition, and it has been able to establish its competitive advantages to find its own niche. The result is that there is some pricing power, and the buyers are largely price takers. However, there remain many substitutes that can draw potential students away from the school, and high switching costs mean that students will examine their options very carefully before selecting a school.
It is recommended that CF continue this focus, perhaps expanding its programs in order to better appeal to a wider customer base and reduce its dependence on government financing to attain profitability.
One of the best ways to analyze the competitive positioning of an organization is to examine the pricing power that the organization has. The five forces model from Michael Porter (2008) is a great way to understand the profitability dynamics of the college. This model should probably be adapted to reflect the reality that CF is a public college, so its mandate is not to maximize shareholder wealth but to maximize public good while maintaining a balanced budget. The college's mission statement reflects its mandate: "CF is an accessible, affordable, lifelong learning center and we provide tremendous quality and value in our educational programs." So some of the objectives of the college will relate to quality of…… [Read More]
According to Flowers (2002), the first vector concerning "developing competence" can assume three individual forms: (a) intellectual, (b) physical, and - interpersonal. The second vector, "managing emotions," is the stage at which college students first begin to become aware of their emotions and attempt to regulate their emotions to produce maximum behavioral outcomes; the third vector, "moving through autonomy toward interdependence," involves students seeking to become more self-directed, and self-sufficient, thereby, ultimately reaching a moderate level of interdependence with family, friends, and other acquaintances (Flowers, 2002). The emphasis at the fourth vector, "developing mature interpersonal relationships," is on establishing and maintaining healthy interactions with other individuals in a manner that is emotionally beneficial to all of the parties involved; the fifth vector, "establishing identity," is the stage at which freshmen first begin to become aware of and learn to develop their own identity (Flowers, 2002). According to this author, "As a result of this complex position, movement through the first four vectors is necessary" (Flowers, 2002, p. 479). The penultimate vector, "developing purpose," includes features from the preceding vectors, and constitutes of initiating and striving toward occupation-related goals; the final vector, "developing integrity," is the stage at which the focus is on developing an ethical and moral framework that provides a framework for living. According to Flowers (2002), "Therefore, during this stage of development, students determine the values they wish to live by" (p. 479).
The seven vector model described by Chickering provides student development professionals with a model that can be used to help understand how college students are adjusting to the uncertainty related with the transition to adulthood; moreover, the seven vectors described above also provide student development professionals with the ability to more acutely understand their roles by identifying a series of interrelated stages college students are seeking to resolve. In this regard, Flowers (2002) concludes that, "Stated differently, Chickering's theory provides researchers and student affairs practitioners with some very useful descriptors of the emotional and psychological transformation students might potentially undergo in college" (2002, p. 479).
While the above-stated theories and frameworks are useful and timely tools, educational institutions in the United States have had to respond to the diversity of the student profile in a reciprocal and dynamic fashion; as…… [Read More]
The educations system in the United States is said to be, many times, unique. This education system seems to stress practically over everything else, and this is something good, but many times, other ideas may benefit from consideration by education authorities in America. This paper will thus focus upon two universities in order to see their similarities and differences, namely University of Ghana and Georgia State University, and see which, if either is better suited or a better institution in which individuals can learn.
The very first difference, from the simple names of the universities shows that one of them is a state university in the United States, and the other is a national university of a country in Africa. This, however, does not mean that there are not similarities. For example, both universities have beautifully built websites, that give a detailed history of the particular university. The "about" page of the University of Ghana, for example, describes how the university was built, and when. Furthermore, it includes statistics on its graduation and enrollment, its associations and links, and its institutional affiliations.
The other nice thing about this organization is that it provides detailed descriptions of its colleges, which include: College of Health Sciences, which has a medical, dental, allied health services, public health, and nursing school, the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, with a school of agriculture and a research center, as well as arts, law, science, business and engineering divisions, and also describes Research Institutes. These institutes include the Institute of African Studies, the Institute of Adult Education, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, the Memorial Institute for Medical Research, and the Institute for Population Studies. Further, the about page also gives insight as to the research and learning centers, and states that it works with 17 of…… [Read More]
Some notable alumni of UCF are today successful managers, entrepreneurs as well as professionals in their own right. Others like Dick Batchelor and Bruce Antone, both of whom at one point served as Florida's State Representatives, have held senior public offices. By seeking to undertake a graduate program at UCF; I will be looking forward to joining the ever expanding list of notable UCF graduates. Also, as an alumnus of UCF, I will in addition to flying the institution's flag high also have a chance to excel in the various facets of life given the skills I will have gleaned from a world-class team of staff, faculty as well as administrators at UCF.
My Five and Ten-Year Career Objectives
I have several objectives I seek to accomplish both in the short-term and in the long run. Quite a number of these objectives are pegged on my completing of the MBA program. To begin with, within the next five years, I plan to be serving in the middle level management of a reputable corporation. An MBA program in this case will give me the much needed edge to scale the crowded corporate ladder. Further, on the side, I plan to establish a medium sized consultancy startup. In this case, I am convinced that an MBA program will further sharpen my business skills in relation to the formulation as well as implementation of business strategies amongst other capabilities. Regarding my ten-year career objectives, I plan to be either in the top management position of a fortune 500 entity or fully running my consultancy firm. In both scenarios, the relevance of an MBA cannot be overstated especially when it comes to the enhancement of both professional and business skills. I am certain that an MBA will help me develop the necessary skills critical for survival in the business world. Also, while undertaking an MBA program…… [Read More]