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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses

International University


Address Virginia International University, Administration Office, 11200 Waples Mill Road #360 Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA
Tel. No. +1 800.514.6848
Fax No. +1 703.591.7048
Admission E-mail address
Course titles School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in:
       International Business
       Marketing Management
       International Finance
       Health Care Management
       Global Logistics
       Human Resources Management
       Hospitality and Tourism Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in:
       International Business

Undergraduate Certificate Programs:
       International Business
       Small Business Management
       Medical Administrative Assistant

School of Computer Information Systems

Master of Information Systems (MIS)
Master of Computer Science (MCS)
Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MISM)
Master of Science in Information Technology (MIT)
Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSE)
Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS)
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Audit and Compliance
Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence

School of Public & International Affairs

Master of Public Administration (MPA) in:
       Information Systems
       Public Management
       Healthcare Administration & Public Health

Master of Science in International Relations (MIR) in:
      International Economic Development
      International Business

School of Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Arts in TESOL (MATESOL)
Graduate Certificate of Education
Graduate Certificate in TESOL

School of English Language Studies

English as a Second Language Program (ESL)

School of Online Education

Offers all graduate, undergraduate and graduate certificate programs online.

School of Continuing Education

Adult English Language Evening Classes
Professional Development Programs
Workshops / Seminars

Type of programs Full time, part time, online
Length of programs 1 year to 4 years
Cost / Fees
 TUITION(1)  Graduate  Undergraduate  TESOL  Undergrad. Cert.  Graduate Cert.  Graduate Cert.
 Full-time tuition (per semesters)  $6,102  $4,512  $4,590  $4,512  $6,102  $2,650
 Full-time tuition (per credit hour)  $$678  $376  $510  $376  $678  $8.83/hr
  Part-time tuition (per credit hour)  $ 597  $ 343  $ 452  $ 343  $ 11/hr  $ 2,650
 Application fee (one time, non-refundable)  $ 150  $ 150  $ 150  $ 150  $ 150  $ 150
Student grants / Financial assistance Scholarship:
The Scholarship Program at Virginia International University is designed to provide encouragement and public recognition to students who have demonstrated academic excellence. The program is supported by generous contributions from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. Scholarships are available for the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. The primary criterion for awards from the University Scholarship Program is outstanding performance. Financial need is another important consideration. Your accurate completion of the scholarship application form will ensure your consideration for every scholarship for which you qualify.

Scholarship Application Requirements:
Application to, acceptance by, or enrollment as student in Virginia International University is required. Additional requirements for individual scholarships vary depending on the scholarship. Students can apply for only one scholarship program. The GPA at VIU is calculated on the student's unweighed, cumulative GPA as determined by Admissions and Records, including the fall semester proceeding the application period. Applicants must submit a complete application packet including all required materials for the given scholarship by the deadline date in order to be considered.
Student profile Countries of origin: Our students come from over 70 different countries Student Body: We currently have about 1200 students per year.
Admission requirements The Office of Admissions is seeking qualified applicants for programs at all levels. VIU accepts applications up to eight weeks before the start of the following semester. After all application materials are received, students are notified of their acceptance as soon as possible. Please see the chart below for the requirements of each program.
Student accommodation VIU provides limited assistance to students in locating housing off- campus.


About the Programs

Graduate Programs

The graduate programs provide a high level of professional education and cover a broad range of subjects, thereby qualifying students for more diverse job opportunities after graduation. These degrees are earned by completing the program course requirements of 36 credit hours (3 credit hours per course, beyond prerequisite courses).

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (On-Campus & Online)
The MBA program has eight concentrations: International Business Management, International Finance, Marketing Management, Global Logistics and Health Care Management, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS) (On-Campus & Online)
The Masters of Science in Information Systems (MIS) program is the study of information systems including their design, development, deployment, and usage in various organizations.

Master of Science in Computer Science (MCS) (On-Campus & Online)
VIU’s MCS program is the study of computer science theory and its application.

MS in Information Systems Management (MISM) (On-Campus & Online)
The program objectives of the Master of Science in Information Systems Management fall in three general categories: Technical, organizational and cross-cutting knowledge, skills and dispositions.

MS in Information Technology (MIT) (On-Campus & Online)
The core of the program is focused on building a foundation of critical thinking skills on which to make professional judgments and design and implement solutions aligned with business needs.

MS in Software Engineering (MSE) (On-Campus & Online)
This program builds these thinking skills through a solid understanding of theoretical methods, principles, and tools and an examination of fundamental software development issues and processes.

Master of Arts in Education (M.Ed.) (On-Campus & Online)
This program is designed to prepare future educators for leading roles in a variety of educational and education-related settings by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required excelling in an array of education-related positions.

Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (On-Campus & Online)
VIU’s MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program prepares students to work as English teachers in a world where the global need for English language skills is growing.

Master of Public Administration (MPA) (On-Campus & Online)
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in public management or related firms. Students will learn to manage the mix of both local and regional needs in order to achieve the best results within a multifaceted range of governmental regulations and the political process.

Master of Science in International Relations (MIR) (On-Campus & Online)
This program arms students with the tools to understand the implications of global issues in today's world, and prepares graduates for careers in a variety of settings including international/non-profit organizations, federal/local government agencies, multi-national corporations, intergovernmental organizations, humanitarian organizations, news outlets, and many more.

Undergraduate Programs

VIU offers undergraduate degrees in both Business Management and Computer Science.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (On-Campus & Online)
VIU offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the following three concentration areas: Marketing, Finance and International Business.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (On-Campus & Online)
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (BSC) integrates theoretical and practical aspects of information technology and business systems.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are part-time programs and require a total of 12-18 credits. Certificate programs are full-time programs and require a total of 24 credits.

Business Certificate Programs

    • International Business (Undergraduate)
    • Medical Administrative Assistant (Undergraduate)
    • Small Business Management (Undergraduate)
Computer Certificate Programs
    • Business Intelligence (Graduate)
    • Information Systems (Graduate)
    • Information Systems Management (Graduate)
    • Information Technology Audit and Compliance (Graduate)
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

VIU offers a graduate certificate in TESOL that prepares native and near-native speakers of English to teach ESL and EFL. The program requires a total of 18 credits and can be completed in two semesters of full-time study.

ESL Program

VIU's English as a Second Language (ESL) program is a semester-based program that offers instruction at four proficiency levels, from Elementary to College Preparatory. VIU's ESL program offers both full-time and part-time study, including a TOEFL iBT preparatory course. As well, the schedule includes a variety of content-based ESL electives to appeal to a wide range of interests.

Continuing Education Programs

Virginia International University's institutional mission is to encourage the development of a strong knowledge base and to foster the lifelong pursuit of learning. To this end, the VIU School of Continuing Education is designed to deliver high-quality continuing professional education and training programs for individuals and organizations.

About Virginia International University

VIU is a private, non-profit university located in Fairfax, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, DC. VIU currently offers graduate and undergraduate programs in business, management and computer science, as well as certificates in a variety of professional and technical fields, including English as a second language (ESL). Our student body comes from more than 50 different countries. VIU offers tuition scholarships to high-potential students because we believe that higher education should be available to those who do not have the necessary funds to pursue it.

Why VIU?

1. Location: VIU is located in Fairfax, Virginia which is known to be one of the safest and most tranquil places to reside in the United States. Here, we have great opportunities for students to discover and learn about American history and cultures while visiting magnificent historical places and living in a healthy environment.

2. Diverse Community Environment: VIU is a truly unique place where you can meet and become friends with students from over 60 different countries. This allows students to broaden their social networks while living in a multicultural environment. We are devoted to delivering a warm atmosphere where all students can feel at home.

3. Student-Centered Education: Students have the opportunity to meet with their expert faculty with real world experience. VIU maintains small class sizes so that our students can benefit from individual attention from their professors.

4. No TOEFL: If you are unable to take the TOEFL exam, you can enroll in VIU’s ESL program before attending undergraduate and graduate programs. We have a five-level ESL program beginning at the elementary level. For prospective students planning to transfer to our Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs or our TESOL program, a minimum of 50% course credit must be completed at VIU, while the remainder may be transferred from outside institutions.

5. Affordable Tuition Rates: VIU is a non-profit organization committed to supporting students in achieving their dreams by providing low-cost, high-quality education. Through our flexible payment plans, we allow students to make tuition payments in small installments rather than a large, lump sum.

6. Tuition Scholarships: Tuition scholarships are available for high-potential students. The tuition amount varies between $500 and $4000 in an academic year. This is just one way VIU pays back our community.

7. Job Opportunities: Fairfax, Virginia is the second wealthiest county in the US. Because VIU is located minutes away from Washington DC, students have great opportunities to gain experience through internships and employment in a variety of industries around the DC-metropolitan area.

8. Customized Programs and Flexible Schedules: We provide customized programs to fit our students’ schedules, including daytime, evening, and weekend hours for working individuals.

9. Online Degrees: VIU’s School of Online Education offers full and partially online degrees. Students can take classes anywhere, anytime. VIU Online tuition structure is one of the most affordable in the industry.


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