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Founded in 1855, the University of San Francisco (USF) carries a reputation for excellence and has today evolved into the city's largest independent university campus, covering 55 acres on a hilltop near Golden Gate Park. Established as San Francisco's first institution of higher education, the University is committed to becoming internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic urban university with a global perspective and a mission of educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. USF offers certificate programs online through its School of Business and Management. These online programs consist of three eight-week certificate courses, each building on the last in a step-by-step progression. Points of Distinction
  • Acclaimed as one of America's best universities by U. S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review
  • Streaming video-based learning format using state-of-the-art interactive delivery
  • Earn the same degree as on-campus students
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Course Topics

USF online students can earn their master certificate entirely online, with no actual classroom attendance ever required. Certificates are available in two top-demand fields: Supply Chain Management or Sales and Sales Management. The Supply Chain Management certification program covers functional perspective, tactical implementation, and strategic best practices of supply chain management. Topics covered in the Sales and Sales Management program include expert selling, transitioning to sales management, and expert sales management. University of San Francisco AdmissionsSteps to apply for admission consist of downloading an SIU application form from the university's website, completing it, and returning it (by email or hard-copy). Distance learning applicants need to take the additional step of completing two surveys (also downloadable from the site) in order to ensure that they feel comfortable with online learning. University of San Francisco Faculty QualityUSF's online courses are taught by real-world experts who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to instructional development and delivery. Their expertise, imparted via interactive teaching methods, creates a dynamic learning experience enhanced by a proven combination of Virtual Classroom tools, online instructor-led discussions, and streaming video. University of San Francisco Student Enrolment

USF Enrolment exceeds 8, 500 students, who represent virtually every state and more than 65 foreign countries. Many students enrolled in the University's Online Master Certificate programs are individuals hoping to break into or advance within the supply chain management or sales/sales management fields. University of San Francisco Student LifeOnline students reap the benefits of the highest educational standards merged with state-of-the-art technology. In partnership with the University Alliance Online, USF provides a state-of-the-art e-learning system enveloped within a multimedia environment that lets students study at their convenience and work around their busy schedule. Classes are conducted in a streaming video-based learning format which gives students a "better than live" learning experience. The streaming video feature allows students to pause, rewind, and review lectures until mastering each topic. Each course is carefully designed to maximize student interaction with fellow students and instructors alike, causing many of them to enjoy this online format more than a traditional classroom.
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University of San FranciscoUSF is located in San Francisco, California (a large city). The school is a Roman Catholic school. USF is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

USF has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in computer science and engineering and conservation and resource management.

USF Selectivity

USF does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 502. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 510 and 620.

USF has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

USF had 8, 714 enrolled students in 2007. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at USF. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Western Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others. The University will distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high quality scholarship and academic rigor sustained by a faith that does justice. The University will draw from the cultural, intellectual and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs. "USF Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management597business management, organizational behavior, marketing, finance, international business, accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources development
Liberal Arts319political science, sociology, applied economics, English, economics, econometrics, history, creative writing, . . .
Law221law, comparative law, legal research
Education and Teaching220education, educational administration, ESL instruction, multicultural education, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, instructional media design, teacher ed
Therapy and Counselling212Counselling psychology, psychology, psychology courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine165registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner
Computer Science and Engineering127information science, computer and info science, web design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy101sports and fitness management, health and physical Education
Media77communication studies, mass communication
Science73biology, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work59public administration, social service professions
Conservation and Resource Management39environmental science, environmental studies
Medical administration23health care administration
Fine Arts19painting, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, theology
Photography and Commercial Art17commercial art
Hospitality16hotel management
Architecture and Planning16architecture
Art Studies10visual and performing arts, art studies
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and administration
Design2industrial design, fashion design, interior design
Contact: USFUniversity of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St

San Francisco, California 94117-1080

General Phone: (415) 422-5555


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