Life changes are a constant challenge for working adults of all ages as they must adapt to new situations, new jobs or new goals. With Barry University Online, nontraditional learners can embrace change and adaptation without disrupting their learning goals. We empower our students to become the architects of their own learning experience as a member of a learning community of fellow professionals, all connected by the same objectives and desires.
Online courses and degree programs at Barry University enable students to maximize the outcome of their learning experience through intensive collaboration, exchange of ideas and experiences. The faculty is always prepared and excited to provide the best academic support and create a productive learning environment.
Barry University offers the following online degree programs:
The Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) is the most acceptable undergraduate degree for professional employment in general public administration and is highly desirable for most of the special applications such as police, fire and planning. The public administration degree is of special interest to the working professional in public and not-for-profit organizations and those who wish to pursue a career in public management. The purpose of the Bachelor of Public Administration degree is course work is designed to provide the student with an understanding and working application of the principles essential to the effective management of all public agencies.
The Bachelor of Science in Administration is designed to provide you with the administrative and leadership competencies needed by all organizations – whether private, public, or nonprofit – in order to achieve their missions and goals. Courses focus on contemporary organizational theory and practice, with an emphasis on workplace applications. This program is available fully online with portfolio option only. Students wishing to pursue a specialization in lieu of submitting an experiential portfolio may choose a specialization offered at a site location in Florida. Not all specializations are offered at each site.
The demand upon first-responders and agencies in our world of natural and man-made disasters has never been greater, and the need for experienced professionals to mitigate the chaos is increasing as a result.
The field of emergency management integrates all activities related to building, sustaining, and improving the preparation for, response to, and recovery from threatened or actual natural disasters and acts of terrorism. This includes proactive leadership in unpredictable, catastrophic, and dangerous situations to minimize risk to responders and the public.
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration
The Bachelor of Science is Health Services Administration gives you a broad view of today's health care industry, including business practices and management skills. The degree program prepares you for entry and middle management positions in such areas as hospitals, medical or dental clinics, group medical practices, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, home health agencies, and governmental health agencies.
The Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) degree program is designed for working professionals with increasing responsibility for leading and managing modern organizations. It is a thirty six (36) credit hour graduate degree program that addresses topics related to administration, leadership, applied research, values and ethics, strategy, human resources, diversity, finance, project management, and information technology. The administrative competencies acquired in this program can be applied in a broad range of private, public, or not-for-profit settings. The curriculum emphasizes the application of effective organizational practices along with the ethical responsibilities valued in today’s workplaces.
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) online program is designed as a professional development program for adult learners with a focus on the administration of public, not-for-profit, and other organizations which serve a public purpose. Its philosophical background and explicit content are grounded in an assessment of how the modern public sector workplace has evolved and the factors responsible for this evolution. It is the mission of the MPA to instill in learners a commitment to ethical public service for the protection of the public interest and public trust, and generate solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems.
Online courses allow students the opportunity to work toward a degree without the expense and inconvenience of traveling and attending courses in a traditional classroom setting. The open-enrollment undergraduate online courses at Barry University are available to all students regardless of major or term. Students can accelerate their degree by taking online courses or gain a competitive edge in the job market — all without sacrificing commitments to job or family.