Northwood University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Semester
First year of program 1995-1996

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 10
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 76
Average online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience N/A
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience N/A
Full-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Part-time faculty with doctorate N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's N/A
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 20
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 12
Average class size 18
Maximum class size 23


Online bachelor's degree programs 7
Online courses 90
Five most popular majors
Business Administration and Management, General 74%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 25%
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations 1%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Customer Service Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Transportation/Mobility Management
Research and Development Management
Project Management
Retail Management
Organizational Leadership
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations
Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Franchising and Franchise Operations
Small Business Administration/Management
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance, General
Banking and Financial Support Services
Financial Planning and Services
International Finance
Investments and Securities
Public Finance
Credit Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Resort Management
Meeting and Event Planning
Casino Management
Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Organizational Behavior Studies
Labor Studies
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Knowledge Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Science
Business Statistics
Actuarial Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing Research
International Marketing
Marketing, Other
Real Estate
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Retailing and Retail Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Modeling
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Tourism Promotion Operations
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
Special Products Marketing Operations
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other
Construction Management
Telecommunications Management
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The Online program allows you flexible course scheduling. You can earn your entire degree online or through a combination of online and classroom based courses.Our online adult business degree program (or in person at multiple program centers across the country) allow you to learn your way and right away! You will receive personalized attention from our dedicated faculty and staff. You will learn online from professors who are the same faculty who teach in our classrooms across the country.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

All students have a unqiue ID and password. All course have mutiple assessments including multiple choice, short answer, essay, and discussion boards. Although faculty are not required to use randomized question sequences it is recommended.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Adult Priorities Survey (Noel Levitz) Yes
Adult Student Priorities Survey results publicly available Yes
Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment Common Professional Component (CPC) and external assessment designed for BBA gradutes which matches up with our core curriculum. In additon there is an external critical thinking instrument and an internal writing asessment.

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 123
Credits that must be earned through school 31
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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