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Case Study - The application of management principles to simulated or real-life situations in order to give students practice in applying their analytical and presentation skills as well as theoretical knowledge.

College - Institution offering associate and bachelor's degrees focusing on education rather than research; also refers to divisions within a university system (e.g., College of Business).

Compressed Video - Video images processed to remove extraneous information, facilitating the transmission of information over telephone lines or other narrow bandwidth carriers.

Concentration - A focus undertaken within a major; for example, a student pursuing a degree with a major in business might undertake a concentration in human resources management.

Concurrent - Simultaneous; occurring at the same time or together.

Conditional Acceptance (Admission) - Offer of a place in a university/institution degree program to an academically qualified student subject to meeting a specified condition, often completion of English language studies or achievement of a minimum English proficiency test score.

Consortium - An association of several bodies.

Cooperative or Co-op (Program) - Education program that combines theoretical learning with practical experience, generally via alternating periods of classroom study and work placements.

Core Course - Course addressing the main components of a program, generally as a requisite for graduation.

Courseload - The number of courses taken or credits earned within a period of study (semester, term, quarter, etc.).

Credit - A measure granted for each course completed; most academic programs require students to complete a certain number of credits for graduation.

Credit Hours - A system of measuring credit by the number of hours spent in class a week.

Curriculum - Subjects included in a course of study; plural: curricula.


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European-American University
8, Copthall,
Roseau Valley,
Commonwealth of Dominica 00152
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University of Massachusetts - UMassOnline
University of Massachusetts - UMassOnline 100 Morrissey Blvd.
MA 02125-3393
Tel: 617 287 7925
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Bryant University
Bryant University
The Executive Development Center
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Tel: 401.232.6200
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Henley Management College
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OSU Spears School of Business
215 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011
Tel: 866 678 3933
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Careers and Education
3501 University Blvd. East
Adelphi, MD 20783
Tel: +1 800 888 8682
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Virginia Tech - Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Road, Suite 361
Falls Church VA 22043
703-538-8384 (T)
703-538-8415 (F)
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Swiss Management Center
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American Military University - 100 percent online degree programs for civilian and military students
111 West Congress Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
Toll Free: 1-877-468-6268 (Press 2)
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West Texas A&M University
West Texas A&M University
Office of Admissions
2501 4th Avenue
Old Main Room 124
Canyon, Texas 79016-0001
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Amberton University
Amberton University
1700 Eastgate Dr.
Garland, TX 75041
Tel: 972 279 6511 ext.180
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The University of Toledo - Ohio
The University of Toledo - Ohio M.S. 516
Toledo OH
Tel: 866-886-5336
Tel: 419-530-8835
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Upper Iowa University Online Program
Upper Iowa University Online Program 1101 5th Street
West Des Moines,
IA 50265
Tel: 800 603 3756
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Henley-Putnam University
25 Metro Drive, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: 408-453-9900
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