The Master of Arts in Elementary Education, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, is available to educators currently holding a teacher certification in elementary education but wish to expand their knowledge of learning, teaching, and the issues facing educators today. Courses include issues in 21st century teaching and learning, science, math, and reading for a comprehensive program to enhance the teacher's expertise in the classroom. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The undergraduate degree in General Business, offered through the WVU College of Business and Economics, gives students an overall understanding of business and how organizations operate. They also learn business and management skills, including the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data. Graduates of this program are well prepared to enter corporate management training programs, or to apply their skills to virtually any industry. All coursework for this program is completed online.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in marketing covers everything from advertising to market research, and you can choose from three different areas of emphasis to personalize your plan of study. Since marketing is an industry that is constantly changing, virtually every course in the program features practical, real-world learning opportunities, such as developing marketing plans, online analytics, sales competitions, and product design. In addition to the foundations of marketing strategy, the required courses integrate global, societal, and sustainability aspects of the marketplace to give students an appreciation of how marketing strategies are used in the globalized economy, as well as in the public and not-for-profit sector.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management will teach you the skills you need to succeed in the worldwide service industry. If you’re a strong communicator and want to lead a team, this program will get you on the right track for a career in hotel and restaurant operations, hospitality and tourism leadership, hospitality revenue management, customer service relationship management, casino and tourism management, or other management fields. Graduates from this major have gone to work for organizations such as The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), Snowshoe Mountain Resort, and The Greenbrier.
The Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, is a 12-month online program. Students learn to demonstrate managerial expertise in understanding and investigating complex cybersecurity ideas, evaluate data security of businesses from a data and systems security perspective, use appropriate tools to mitigate cybersecurity threats, and communicate the analysis and findings of a comprehensive security audit initiative to enhance the protection and security of an organization. The degree requires 30 credit hours for completion.
"Big data" is driving decision-making in businesses and non-profits and creating a demand for workers with data-analytic skills. WVU’s online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting, and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle. With endless job opportunities available, a degree in Business Data Analytics is the perfect way to launch your career. The degree requires 30 credit hours and is completed entirely online. WVU business programs are recognized as Best Online Programs by US News and World Report.
The Child Development and Family Studies undergraduate degree helps students obtain a specific body of knowledge in child development, while at the same time meeting the West Virginia State Department of Education's requirements for Pre-K Certification. Program courses address the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for initial professional preparation. The degree requires 120 credit hours for completion, and all coursework is completed online.
The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, prepares students to help people overcome, physical disabilities, substance abuse disorders, and mental illnesses enabling them to become more productive members of society. The scope of practice for graduates of this degree is expansive, covering a wide spectrum of work with people who have disabilities. The degree requires 63 credit hours for completion. This is a low-residency program, requiring two site visits to campus. The remainder of the program is completed online.
The Master of Arts in Communication Studies, offered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is intended for working professionals who want to improve their communication skills to be more successful in their careers. Students learn how to navigate organizational networks effectively, interact with people from diverse populations, use technology and social media to effectively communicate, and increase one's communication competence in one-on-one and group interactions. The degree requires 36 credit hours for completion and is completed online.
The Creative Strategy Graduate Certificate offered by the WVU Reed College of Media is delivered exclusively online. The graduate certificate provides students with the practical skills they need to thrive in a marketing world that requires powerful collaboration between creatives and strategists in order for campaigns to succeed. The learn-it-today, use-it-tomorrow focus is built into the curriculum and teaches students the importance of applying the best strategies and tactics to reach key audiences. The program is taught by diverse faculty — from marketing directors to academics to entrepreneurs — who are recognized leaders in their fields.