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Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Norwich University in Northfield, VT
It is not surprising that Norwich University’s first online degree completion program, the Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis (SSDA), is offered exclusively to active duty, retired, and reserve military personnel who are assigned to USSOCOM. The reputation of Norwich University is built not only on the quality of instruction, but also on the legacy of nearly 200 years of graduates. Our graduates are noted for their leadership and service to the nation, and we take our mission to educate in order to help them advance in the battlefield, boardroom, and beyond very seriously. Specially designed for active duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines assigned to or retired from one of the subordinate commands within the U.S. Special Operations Command, and NATO Special Operations Forces, the Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program focuses on strategies for improving the security, external relationships, and overall well-being of communities and countries. Students gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to develop these strategies through a comprehensive curriculum that builds on their military education and experience, enabling them to apply what they learn in class to initiatives and field exercises related to their current or past areas of deployment. Students are taught by a highly knowledgeable faculty that includes the former assistant provost of the Naval Postgraduate School, retired military officers, and defense strategy experts from across the globe. Research, critical thinking, ethical decision making, and leadership skills are fostered and woven throughout the curriculum, giving students the tools they need to advance within the military or transition to a new career. As part of their final program requirements, students complete a series of in-depth, independent research projects on a country or region of their choosing. Based on their research, students develop recommendations for improving conditions in their selected area that take into consideration the historical, political, cultural, and economic influences at play. In addition to its relevant application in the field, the research findings contribute to the military’s body of knowledge of regions around the globe. An academic credential, such as a bachelor’s degree, has become critically important for career advancement in both the military and the civilian world. As one recent alumnus, James Karr, put it, recruiters and employers in the private sector are reluctant to consider job candidates without this piece of paper, in spite of their training and many accomplishments within the military. This is exactly where the program fits in. The online Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis degree completion program was inspired to capitalize on the unique experiences and training of SOF (Special Operations Forces) at the Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) at Fort Bragg, NC, and to complement them, helping our students complete their formal education and prepare them for the future - whether it’s advancement within their command or transitioning to a new career in the private sector or public service. When we asked our alumni if they would recommend the Norwich SSDA program to someone they know, our survey respondents* strongly agreed. Maybe it’s because 93% of them feel they are more effective in their jobs as a result of the Norwich SSDA program. A number of attractive career paths may be considered by members of Special Operations armed with a degree in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis. In a recent survey, 86% of our graduate respondents said they feel their Norwich education gives them a competitive edge in the job market. Today, the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program is filled with Special Forces leaders from around the world in all branches of the military. According to a recent alumni survey, more than half of the respondents said they completed their degree while serving active duty in the U.S. military. Another 29% reported that they are currently employed as a civilian in the federal government. In talking with recent graduates, it is clear they felt the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis degree from Norwich University was relevant to their work in the military and would help facilitate career advancement and transition opportunities.
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$ 56,234
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$ 24,601
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Innovation and Strategic Management
Master of Science (MS)
Salve Regina University in Newport, RI
Our master’s degree in innovation and strategic management helps students become future leaders with an ability to identify, assess and manage business opportunities in their own companies or in existing organizations. Coursework focuses on leading innovation with business foresight and transforming organizations and processes while using creative and strategic decision-making skills. Our Program To stay competitive in today’s global economy, there is an enormous demand for visionaries who understand the intricacies of business management. Our program teaches those skills and hones in on students’ creative, entrepreneurial and socially responsible nature. While this degree may be completed entirely online, courses are also offered at our Newport campus and in a hybrid classroom/online format. An undergraduate business degree is not required.
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$ 53,486
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$ 19,060
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Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Johnson & Wales University-Providence in Providence, RI
Want to be at the frontier of defending against the biggest 21st-century threat to global humanity? Identity theft, viruses and the infiltration of government and business networks are becoming increasingly common and more severe. Learn to track, analyze and counter these digital security threats with a Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense bachelor’s degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 37 percent growth of information security analysts from 2012 to 2022 in manufacturing, defense, public administration, healthcare and retail trade industries. According to Burning Glass Technologies, more than a quarter million cyber security jobs have been posted nationally, which accounts for more than 10 percent of all posted IT jobs. In this program, you’ll discover trends and create behavioral profiles of adversary groups to combat attacks against computers and networks in the public and private sector. You’ll blend physical reconnaissance and defense with modern information technology techniques, including setting up firewalls, scanning for viruses, and routinely checking for breaches in security. Learn incident response techniques that detect, scope and respond to internal and external intelligence, decreasing cyber-attackers’ likelihood of success with each intrusion attempt. You’ll also identify, extract, prioritize and leverage intelligence from advanced persistent threat (APT) intrusions; deploy countermeasures; and gauge the performance of planned and installed enterprise-level information security systems. The Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense bachelor’s degree program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cyber threat intelligence and defense personnel in the public and private sector. Students completing this curriculum should have the understanding of incident response techniques that detect, scope and respond to internal and external intelligence. This intelligence is used to enable network and system defenders to establish protocols that decrease the cyber attacker’s likelihood of success with each ensuing intrusion attempt. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to: Operate and communicate effectively in working with stakeholders at all levels. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. Synthesize aspects of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities in the area of cyber operations. Apply current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computer and cyber practices. Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise level information system infrastructure. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society. Analyze a problem, identify possible threats, and define the computing requirements appropriate to solve cyber operations issues. The focus of this program is to educate and train the new wave of cyber specialist that can track, analyze and counter digital security threats. This form of intelligence is a blend of physical reconnaissance and defense with modern information technology techniques. Proactive cyber defense is the direction of the future, the gathering of information about trends and behaviors of adversaries in anticipation to opposing an attack against computers and networks, is critical to mitigating operational risk. An experiential educational experience is also offered. There are a variety of options available for students to complete the required 9-credit experience. Student may elect to add an additional 4.5 credits based upon advising and prior planning. Upon graduations students may be employed in cyber–related jobs ranging from manufacturing, defense, public administration, healthcare and retail trade industries. An important component of the program’s educational experience is the general studies courses taught by the College of Arts & Sciences. Graduates are expected to show competencies in higher-order thinking, communications, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship and leadership.
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$ 42,417
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$ 26,542
Johnson & Wales University-Providence
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Social Analysis and Research
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Brown University in Providence, RI
The Sc.B. concentration in Social Analysis and Research provides both a conceptual and a working knowledge of the techniques for data collection and analysis used for social research in academic and non-academic environments. The centerpiece of the concentration is a rigorous and comprehensive collection of courses: (1) that develop an understanding of the principles underlying the processes of data collection and analysis; and (2) that train students in the application of advanced statistical techniques for data description and analysis. The concepts and skills learned in these courses are reinforced through engagement in applied research with Sociology faculty and/or internships with local organizations in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. Concentrators also take courses that provide grounding in the theoretical approaches to social phenomena that are foundational to social research. Graduates develop an understanding of the concepts and processes that underlie the issues studied by sociologists and the analytic techniques that allow sociologists to understand social relations and individual behavior. Students in this concentration develop the pragmatic and logical skills that will prepare them for a career in social research, whether basic research (such as found in academia or research institutions) or applied (such as found in policy and marketing research).
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$ 71,050
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$ 12,697
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Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Strategic Theme
Bachelor of Science (BS)
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
The Entrepreneurship theme focuses on the creation of new enterprises and regeneration of existing family or non-family enterprise by developing the core capabilities of idea generation, opportunity recognition and evaluation, resource acquisition, and entrepreneurial leadership. Entrepreneurship theme students will learn to shape their careers by building on who they are, what they know, and whom they know to access financial, human, and social resources from their environment. Courses in this theme aim to help students develop skills applicable to numerous challenges and opportunities including, managing proficiently in rapidly growing global markets, comfort with ambiguity and personal risk-taking. Experiential exercises are used to develop skills in networking, team building, business feasibility assessment and business plan development for new and existing enterprises. Additional experiential opportunities include participation in Case Competitions and Pitch Competitions. The skills and competencies gained through the Entrepreneurship theme are vital for the success of any business or organization start-up, corporations, family business, non-profit, franchise, or other settings. Possible Career Paths following an Entrepreneurship theme: many of the students who choose the Entrepreneurship theme plan to, or already have, started their own businesses. Other graduates are in high demand as employees for companies stressing innovation and change. Some students studying the Entrepreneurship theme may choose to work for a family or closely held business, purchase a franchise, work as a business consultant, or enter the financial services industry.
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$ 31,672
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$ 15,687
University of Vermont
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Nutrition and Food Sciences
Master of Science (MS)
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
Faculty research encompasses both basic and applied aspects of human nutrition and food science. Current studies focus on Web-based interactive multimedia tools for teaching and research, Internet-based weight management programs, milk chemistry, cheese technology and food microbiology Since our faculty members` research interests are diverse, prospective graduate students should visit our faculty info section to review their research interests and contact individual department members for information about ongoing research projects and fellowship/assistantship opportunities. The department mission is to study the relationship between nutrition, food science, health and fitness (preventive nutrition), and between diet and disease (therapeutic nutrition). Faculty research encompasses both basic and applied or community aspects of human nutrition and food science and technology. Research is being conducted on: the impact of attitudes and behaviors toward eating and exercise on body weight and composition; web-based interactive multimedia tools for use in teaching and research; behavior modification programs to improve individual eating behaviors; testing the effectiveness of Internet support on the long term management of obesity; factors affecting the nutritional status of children; milk chemistry and cheese technology (i.e., structure, function, and properties of mozzarella and goat's milk cheese); chemistry and processing of infant formula; and food microbiology. The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences offers thesis-based and non-thesis Master of Science degrees. The thesis-based M.S. degree is a course and research based program, with 15-24 credits in course work, and 6-15 credits of research. The minimum number of credits required is 30. A thesis is written and there is a defense. A non-thesis M.S. degree also requires 30 credits of course work, although a student, at the discretion of their advisor may choose to complete a 3-6 credit internship or project which would replace some of the course work. The non-thesis M.S. does not require a thesis or a thesis defense.
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$ 15,687
University of Vermont
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