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When David Gomez decided to pursue a college degree in order to advance his career at U.S. Airways, he turned to Baker College Online.

David was able to earn his Bachelor Degree in Leadership Studies because the program was available 100% online. Baker provided the flexibility of 24/7 access, allowing him to conveniently fit classwork into his schedule. David continued to work while completing his degree. Once he finished his Bachelor degree, he earned a promotion and was motivated to return to Baker Online for his MBA. He earned a graduate degree and another promotion.

We are happy to report that David recently completed his DBA in Management-Information Systems. Watch the video to hear more about David’s story.

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Baker Online makes it possible for you to complete your degree through a flexible program structure that fits into your busy life, your work, and your budget.

When you decide to attend Baker Online, we work personally with you to develop a detailed plan that’s custom-tailored to your specific needs. You’ll know exactly what courses Baker will accept and what classes you’ll need to take to earn your degree. And Baker Online will provide ongoing guidance and support throughout your education, giving you the help you need when you need it. Plus you’ll have full access to our financial aid office and our lifetime employment assistance.

Students who transfer to Baker College say their experience here is better than anywhere else. Watch the videos and hear what they and their employers have to say.

For more information about our certificate programs, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit www.Baker.edu/gainfulemployment.

Is Baker Online accredited? Yes!

Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the following regional institutional accreditor:

The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Some Baker Online graduate and undergraduate programs have additional accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Certificate of Web Design

This program will provide students with the background and foundation skills required for designing and implementing World Wide Web (WWW) sites for public and private organizations.

Associate of Applied Science - Computer Programming

Students with skills in computer science are in high demand to design and develop business information systems. Students in this program acquire skills in programming, systems analysis, and design. Instruction in multiple programming languages provides students with diverse, flexible, and employable skill sets in a variety of businesses and industries in positions such as programmers, developers, and systems analysts.

Associate of Applied Science - Computer Programming JAVA Option

Students with skills in computer science are in high demand to design and develop business information systems. Students in this program acquire skills in programming, systems analysis, and design based on the curriculum developed under the Sun/Java Academic Initiative. This program concentrates instruction with the Java programming language while also introducing students to C++ and VisualBASIC programming concepts. The knowledge gained in this program provides students with the skill sets for employability in a variety of businesses and industries in positions such as programmers, developers, and systems analysts.

Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Services Management

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are currently employed in or planning to pursue a career in Emergency Services Management. Emphasis will be placed on individual and group problem solving, management and supervision, and an exploration of current issues specific to Emergency Services. Admission Requirements: Students must enter the program with a total of 48 credits derived from any combination below. Paramedic Credentials Basic EMT Credentials, Fire Fighter I & II Credentials, and Law Enforcement. The remaining credits may consist of approved portfolio, previous credits from approved accredited institution, life long learning experiences, or any combination.

Associate of Applied Science - Industrial Technology

This degree is a unique program designed specifically for an individual who has already attained journeyman's status as recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. The individual's apprenticeship training transfers in as his/her major. The remaining course requirements give students the skills necessary to expand his/her knowledge and opportunities.

Associate of Applied Science - Information Technology Support Specialist

This program focuses on a growing segment of the Information Technology market that focuses on providing service and support for software applications configuration, training of users, maintenance of information, and communication processes between a company's back-end network administrators and middle to front-line employees and customers. The graduate's employment opportunities include a wide range of occupations within an IS/IT department and/or within the layers between an IS/IT department and the users it serves. Graduates would not only be proficient in the content and use of common business software applications and information processes (word processing, spreadsheet, database operating systems, network connectivity), but also be able to install, configure, train users, troubleshoot, and support those applications.

Associate of Applied Science - Web Development

The Internet explosion has led to the creation of a new career path: the Web designer. Web designers are the people responsible for developing and maintaining World Wide Web (WWW) sites for public and private organizations. This program includes courses in marketing and computer information systems as well as the skills needed to develop and maintain Web pages.

Associate of Business - Accounting

Accounting is a vital function for any business, regardless of size or complexity. This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the accounting field as well as for advanced study in the discipline. Students completing this degree will develop the skills necessary to record, present, and analyze financial data and evaluate the operational performance of a variety of entities.

Associate of Business - Accounting/Computer Information Systems

In a dynamic technological environment, accounting and computer information systems are highly interrelated. The utilization of the computer in information retention, maintenance, and summarization has greatly enhanced the accountant's effectiveness in presenting relevant, useful information. Students completing this degree will develop a combination of analytical skills and technological knowledge of benefit to any organization.

Associate of Business Administration - Accounting/Management

In a global marketplace, the integration of an accountant's skills and a manager's understanding of the social, ethical, economic, legal, and regulatory atmosphere in which businesses operate are essential for effective strategic planning. Students completing this degree will develop the problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills necessary to the dynamic decision-making process demanded by a competitive environment.

Associate of Business Administration - General Business

This program offers students a variety of business fundamentals and knowledge upon which to build a career in business. Student are encouraged to explore the functional areas of business. The flexibility of this program provides an opportunity to survey the field of business and is likely to create an interest in a specific area.

Associate of Business - Human Resource Management

This program is an excellent career choice for students who want to perform an identifiable set of activities that affect and influence the employees who work in an organization. These activities include recruitment, selection, compensation, and evaluation.

Associate of Business - Management

At the associate's degree level, the Business Administration curricula are designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today's global economy. Coursework includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of cases, communication, team building, and decision-making. Through these skills students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

Associate of Business Administration - Marketing

The study of marketing encompasses a wide range of activities, such as advertising, sales, retailing, wholesaling, warehousing, packaging, and distribution. This program prepares students for a variety of positions in areas such as sales, wholesale distribution, customer service, retailing, advertising, buying, and many others.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Accelerated Program

This program provides an opportunity for a holder of an associate's degree or equivalent, with significant full-time work experience, to earn a baccalaureate degree at an accelerated pace. This program is designed for the working professional and combines core coursework with experiential credit to provide a contemporary business degree for today's business environment. Individuals applying for this program must have completed an associate's degree or have an equivalent of 90 quarter hours of credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0. In addition, applicants must have two years of work experience and successfully complete a writing evaluation. For more details on application requirements see the Admissions Procedures section in the catalog. Experiential credit requirements are satisfied through portfolio, transfer credit, or additional coursework. Applicants must have an associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a major in Business Administration or a concentration in a business related area or a nationally accredited degree and/or a transcript with 90 quarter hours of college credit that will be reviewed to ensure specific business and general education prerequisites are met.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting

This program emphasizes practical application as well as the theoretical aspects of the discipline of accounting to prepare students for professional careers in public, managerial, and governmental accounting and/or advanced study within the discipline. Students will gain an understanding of the social, ethical, economic, legal, and regulatory environment in which businesses operate and develop the problem-solving, decision-making, communication, and leadership skills necessary to compete in a dynamic global marketplace. Students completing this degree are eligible to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in Michigan (see note below). Beginning July 1, 2003, students pursuing a CPA licensure in the State of Michigan will be required to have obtained 225 quarter hours of credit prior to applying for a CPA license. While the BBA Accounting Program satisfies the requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, additional credit is needed for licensure. Individuals are therefore advised to contact the Michigan State Board of Accountancy Licensing Bureau for further information. Students wishing to become eligible to sit for the examination in other states are recommended to check with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (www.nasba.org), which services as a forum for the 54 U.S. boards of accountancy, for the state in which they intend to practice.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance

This program emphasizes finance as the study of resource allocation, which includes financial markets, instruments, individuals, and institutions that manage money and assets. Students will gain an understanding of financial theory and practice from various perspectives including banking, financial services, financial planning, and corporate finance. Students will gain an understanding of the social, ethical, economic, legal, and regulatory environment in which businesses operate and develop the problem-solving, decision-making, communication, and leadership skills necessary to compete in a dynamic global marketplace. Graduates from this program can enter the fields of corporate finance, investment banking, financial markets and services, and insurance.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management

This program offers an opportunity for students to acquire a career focused Human Resource Management undergraduate degree with an integrative approach to understanding various human resource management functions. This program provides an intensive strategic understanding of workforce planning and development, compensations and benefits; global human resource management; and employee health and safety.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management -Corporate Track

This program examines how human resources can be directly linked to business strategy and provides a uniquely broad and unified exposure to the latest thinking and practice regarding human resource approaches that enhance competitive advantage. Each core course contains focused study in the content area accompanied by independent research. Individuals considering this program must have completed an associate's degree or have an equivalent of 90 quarter hours of credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0. In addition, applicants must have two years of work experience and successfully complete a written evaluation. For more details on application requirements see the Admissions Procedures section of the catalog. Experiential credit requirements are satisfied through portfolio, transfer credit, or additional courses.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Management

The major objectives of the management program is to train broadly competent administrators for service in a wide variety of organizations--public or private, product- or service-oriented, profit or not-for-profit. To accomplish this basic objective, this program offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the management of human and physical resources and to acquire skills useful in the management of any organization. This program emphasizes the importance of effective oral and written communication, teamwork, decision-making, entrepreneurial management, and diversity in the business environment. In addition, this program introduces students to the application and strategic use of the acquired knowledge and skills in areas such as personnel management, organizational behavior, production management, international business, and small business.

Bachelor of Business Admininstration - Marketing

Marketers provide the link between businesses that have goods and services to sell and customers who want to purchase them. The marketing process involves a variety of activities, including research, strategic planning, product development, sales management, and marketing communications. Students in this program will participate in active learning and demonstrate an understanding of basic business principles using case studies, business simulations; use computer technology and demonstrate communication skills in preparing spreadsheets, writing reports, analyzing business problems, and preparing professional presentations; develop and demonstrate ethical values, a global perspective, and human relations skills through individual and team activities in class and in business situations. This degree offers a solid background in the concepts of marketing and business. A marketing degree can lead to a career in such areas as marketing management, marketing research, personal selling and sales management, retail merchandising and management, and promotional strategy and management.

Bachelor of Information Systems - Computer Information Systems

This program emphasizes the application of computer systems to solve business problems. Graduates of this program can be expected to pursue careers as programmers, programmer/analysts, and systems analysts.

Bachelor of Information Systems - Project Management and Planning

This program emphasizes the application of computer systems to solve business problems. Graduates of this program can be expected to pursue careers as programmers, programmer/analysts, and system analysts. This major prepares an individual for immediate application of the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management. The philosophy as well as the set of methods learned in this program will enable graduates to lead projects, complete them on time and within budget. This program will help prepare students for certification as a project manager.

Bachelor of Computer Science - Computer Science

This program is designed to work in conjunction with the associate's degree choice of the student to gain entry or increase his/her opportunity for promotion in his/her field. Students will acquire skills in software development, Internet communications, network administration and database administration, as well as foundational knowledge in the field of computer science.

Bachelor of Computer Science - Database Technology

This program is designed to work in conjunction with the associate's degree choice of the student to gain entry or increase his/her opportunity for promotion in his/her field. Students continue their study of database application with a focus on database programming and administration concepts and tasks, using Oracle. In addition, students will acquire skills in software development, Internet communications, and network administration, as well as foundational knowledge in the field of computer science.

Bachelor of Computer Science - Game Software Development

This program is designed to immerse students in the core knowledge of software engineering emphasizing animation and gaming development. This program will focus on leading programming technologies and will prepare students for entry level positions in the gaming industry. A comprehensive approach will carry students from modeling through animation and game programming, to the senior design project.

Bachelor of General Studies

An academic advisor and student work together to combine various disciplines resulting in an individualized plan of study based on past education, career goals, intellectual interests, or preparation for graduate education.

Bachelor of Health Services Administration

This program will prepare individuals to develop administrative skills necessary to work effectively in a variety of health care settings. The combination of general education and health services courses are designed to cultivate critical thinking skills necessary for managing. This program prepares students to plan, direct, coordinate, budget, and assess activities in a variety of health care settings.

Bachelor of Information Technology and Security

This program prepares graduates for career opportunities in information technology and security technology as network administrators, system analysts, or management of an information technology team. Employees with information technology and security knowledge are considered an integral part of many business' information technology teams. Information technology workers work in health care, business, information systems, technical, and engineering fields. They possess the skills to manage information technology teams as well as handle the technical aspects of the network infrastructure.

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

This program prepares graduates with the skills, tools, and methods needed to work in the criminal justice profession. The program explores the philosophical underpinnings of crime and justice. Graduates will understand the interrelatedness of police, corrections, and the courts. Concepts of justice, duty, and societal issues will be examined along with various ethical issues related to criminal justice topics. Graduates will model ethical behavior and a commitment to service with the skills necessary to respond to complex and dynamic situations appropriately. Interpersonal communication and writing skills germane to the criminal justice profession are practiced throughout the program.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Baker College Online’s Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program offers you the flexibility of completing your bachelor degree 100% online — allowing you to attend class around your already busy work and personal schedule. With a bachelor degree, you’ll be able to command higher pay and access more career opportunities for advancement.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Psychology is the study of mental processes and behavior. As such, a scholarly background in psychology is useful and versatile for students to have both personally and professionally. The Psychology program will help to prepare students for a variety of professions and careers or to enter graduate study in psychology, as well as in other related disciplines and fields. The American Psychological Association's Board of Educational Affairs Task Force established specific guidelines for undergraduate psychology major competencies (Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes: A Report, March 2002). The undergraduate psychology major at Baker College Online adapts from, and conforms to, these guidelines and standards determined by the Task Force. The Psychology program will help students to develop and enhance knowledge, skills, and values congruent with the science and application of psychology and is applicable to a wide variety of occupations and workplaces. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Baker College Online is a 100% online program and is not available through a Baker College campus. Students in this program will receive all support services through the Baker Online campus. Courses cannot be taken at another Baker College campus.

Bachelor of Web Development

This program is designed to work in conjunction with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Web Design to provide individuals with additional technical skills in the Web development field. While the associate's degree gives students a generalist base of skills, this degree targets the programming and development skills required to develop interactive, database driven Web sites.

Post Baccalaureate Certificate - Project Management and Planning

This postbaccalaureate certificate prepares an individual for immediate application of the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management. The philosophy as well as the set of methods learned in this program will enable graduates to lead projects completing them on time and within budget. This program will help prepare students for formal project management certification. BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR APPROVED EQUIVALENT OF 180 QUARTER HOURS FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN A POSTBACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM.

Master of Business Administration - Accounting

The accounting major is a program of advanced accounting classes for managers that have undergraduate degrees in accounting and want to take additional classes in subjects that are critical in their work situations. The accounting major is designed to provide a balanced broad education and an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical concepts of accounting. Students enrolling in this major must have a minimum of 16-quarter hours of undergraduate accounting. This should include at least eight-quarter hours of principles of accounting and at least four hours of intermediate accounting.

Master of Business Administration - Finance

This program provides the opportunity for in-depth study of the most modern concepts, theories, analytic methods, and problem-solving techniques, emphasizing the practical uses of these financial management principles in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government. Students will actively participate in presentations, discussions, and activities highlighting practical business applications, current event applications, problem solving, analysis of case studies, and other financial applications.

Master of Business Administration - General Business

This program seeks to combine the best of conventional academic training with the best of applied learning. The significant difference between this degree option and others mentioned in this catalog is that there is no need to declare a major. Students electing this "general" approach to the degree complete the core MBA courses and then select three other courses offered in the graduate school. This allows the most flexibility and is designed for students who do not have a specific need for a major to select from a variety of interesting classes."

Master of Business Administration - Health Care Management

Health care management has become a vital function in today's economy. With the emphasis on cost, service, and quality of care, the health care manager is faced with a significant number of issues and problems. This program seeks to combine the best of academic training with the best of field-based learning and an emphasis on the allied health field. Most typical business disciplines are represented in the curriculum because a successful manager must be conversant with different aspects of running organizations or companies.

Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management

This program has been designed for persons who work within the personnel or human resources area. In addition to the core business courses, students are exposed to very specific issues that confront the human resource manager every day. Students can expect to be exposed to practitioners in human resources, to the constantly changing roles of various human resource personnel within the field, and a variety of topics and issues highly relevant to the changing workplace. This program takes on an even greater significance as the world looks to well-trained human resource specialists to provide the kind of services needed by the workforce.

Master of Business Administration - Information Management

This program has been designed for managers in departments other than information systems who wish to learn more about information resources. In addition to the core MBA courses of the program, students are exposed to very specific information management issues which confront managers every day. The information management major provides executives and managers with an understanding of emerging technologies, management support systems, managerial and leadership techniques, and information resources in ways that will make the manager's organization more effective and efficient.

Master of Business Administration - Leadership Studies

This program has been designed for individuals who aspire to upper level administrative and management positions. In addition to the core MBA courses, students are exposed to specific leadership issues and theories designed to help develop leaders with vision and problem-solving skills.

Master of Business Adminstration - Marketing

This program has been designed for persons who work within the marketing, advertising, or public relations sectors of a company. In addition to the core MBA courses of the program, students are exposed to very specific issues that confront marketing managers everyday. Students enrolling in this major will learn about the various marketing functions within a company.

Master of Science in Information Systems - Management Information Systems

The Master of Science in Information Systems degree is designed for information systems professionals responsible for managing the development, acquisition, implementation, and operation of information systems in a variety of organizational settings. The program emphasizes information systems theory and its application to business opportunities and challenges. Additionally, the program addresses mission critical issues such as strategic planning, risk management, financial considerations, project management, and quality assurance.

Doctor of Business Administration

Structured as a three-year, 90 quarter credit program, the DBA curriculum blends taught interdisciplinary content and research seminars with assessed scholarly and professional development activities organized around two portfolios, the Scholarly Activities Portfolio and the Professional Activities Portfolio. The program culminates in a research-based dissertation focused on a real problem facing today's business leaders and managers. Over the course of the program, the student develops the capacity to work independently and in more depth, moving from prescribed content in the first year of the program, to supervised scholarly activities in the second year, to independent research focused on his or her area of interest in the third year. Students may choose from five areas of specialization or design their own specialized field of study.

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