Business Administration (MBA): Rolling Cohort

Undergraduate Programs

Associate of Science in General Engineering

The Associate of Science in General Engineering is a four-semester program that provides a solid, engineering-relevant foundation in the physical sciences and mathematics, and basic knowledge in the major areas of engineering. Required courses also include course and lab work in electrical circuits, building construction, computer engineering, materials, mechanics and other fields. Electives enable students to begin concentrating in a particular field-- electrical, civil, mechanical, chemical, and computer engineering—in preparation for continued studies or the workplace.

The ASGE program is an excellent option for students who are undecided about which specific field of engineering to follow. Upon completing the program students may transfer credits and continue their studies to most engineering majors to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

Structure of the Program

A total of 20 courses are required for the ASGE degree. Full-time students may complete the program in 4 semesters, while part-time students will need 3 to 4 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. An academic year includes two semesters, each semester running for 15 weeks. New classes start in September/October for new and continuing students, and February of each academic year.

2 + 2 Agreement with the University of New Hampshire

Hellenic American University has signed an articulation agreement with the University of New Hampshire, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (UNH-CEPS). The agreement enables Hellenic American University students in the Associate of Science in General Engineering (ASGE) to then transfer to a BS Engineering degree program at UNH-CEPS after earning their ASGE at Hellenic American University.

Career Options

The ASGE is an excellent option for students who are undecided about the specific field they wish to follow and wish to explore various areas of engineering before continuing their studies for the Bachelor degree. It is also designed for students who are interested in working immediately in assistant positions in engineering firms as well as in technical sales, construction management, and engineering-related business services.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate students in class

Hellenic American University offers undergraduate degree programs in the fields of Business Administration, Engineering (Electrical Engineering), English Language and Literature, Information Technology, Music, Psychology.

In addition to teaching the knowledge and skills specific to the various degree programs, the undergraduate program aims to instill the knowledge, skills and values that empower students to serve society and the environment as responsible world citizens, and to educate them to contribute to their own communities and the larger global community.

Course of Study

Undergraduate students complete a course of study totaling at least 120 credits, of which 40 credits are in General Education, 18 credits are in electives (or in a minor concentration), and at least 63 credits are in the major, including a three-credit Capstone Project.

Students can pursue their degree on a full- or part-time basis. Full-time students ordinarily complete their undergraduate studies in four years. Part-time students should expect their path to degree completion to be extended, depending on the number of courses they take each term, but it should not exceed eight years.

The University operates on a semester system, with a Fall and a Spring semester, each fifteen weeks long, and two summer sessions, each four weeks long.

The General Education Core

All undergraduate students must complete 40 credits in General Education. Designed to foster well-educated critical thinkers and global citizens, the program foresees required and elective courses in writing, mathematics and analytics, science, foreign languages, arts and humanities, and the social sciences. Through these courses, students enhance their self-awareness, academic and problem-solving skills, civic awareness and intercultural knowledge.

The General Education program exposes students to the range of disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, which can serve as a context for their studies in their discipline. In addition, the program, and in general, the whole of the University’s undergraduate program, strives to enhance students’ appreciation of the diversity of cultural, ethnic and professional settings in which they may live and work in the future.

The Politis Program of Civic Engagement

The Politis Program is a required General Education component that aims to foster civic engagement. It combines service-learning opportunities, volunteer work, and other forms of co-curricular community involvement to expose students to community problems, and help them develop social, civic, and cultural responsibility. Undergraduate students complete 45 hours of service-learning activities and community volunteer work prior to their graduation. Students meet the requirement Participating in action service activities either individually and/or as part of their course work. For more details see the Politis Program page in the Student Services section of the website.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) offers a business education solidly grounded in the fundamentals of how companies work. It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills—but also the entrepreneurial and innovative mindset—to function effectively in today’s business world. 

The BSBA program is offered online.

 

About the Program

The program in Business Administration uses a hands-on approach that teaches the skills they need, whether managing a department or running their own business. They learn how to develop a social media strategy, create an operations plan for an actual project, put together a recruitment campaign, and handle other real-world management tasks.

Strengths of the Program

The B.S. in Business Administration program offers:

  • Majors in areas including Finance, Information Technology and Marketing.
  • A flexible schedule for working students, with afternoon and evening classes, and the option to take a number of courses online.
  • Option to earn a minor in areas such as Entrepreneurship and Project Management.
  • A wide selection of electives such as Innovation and Product Development, Global Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurial Social Media, as well as specialized topics in business areas such as mergers and acquisitions, conflict resolution and nation branding.
  • Support for career development from day 1.
  • Opportunity to earn professional certification in the field of Project Management.
Features of the Online Program

The online BSBA features a highly supportive and engaging learning environment. As a student in the program you’ll benefit from the following:

  • Courses include a live video session each week, where you interact with your instructor and fellow students,
  • You’ll work on an eLearning platform that comes with a rich array of interactive features, such as video blogging, blogs, and discussion forums. These tools enable you and your fellow students to exchange ideas and insights with other students and your instructor.
  • Personalized guidance from your mentor and technical support if you need it.

Majors, Minors & Degree Requirements

Students need to complete 40 courses including a senior-year Capstone Project (121 credits in total) to earn the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Full-time students can complete the program in 8 semesters.

For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the BSBA.

Majors in the BSBA Program

Students may pursue a general BSBA degree and thus graduate with a focus on General Business or choose to major in one of the following areas:

  • Engineering Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Management
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Management
  • Project Management
  • Aviation
Minors in the BSBA Program

Undergraduate students may earn one of the following minors:

  • Minors in Project Management
  • Minors in Entrepreneurship
  • Minors in General Business (for non-business students)
Professional Certifications

Students with a Minor in Project Management will be well-prepared for the examinations for the leading international professional certifications in Project Management (PMI & IPMA).

Research & Professional Development

The BSBA program offers students opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty-student research projects in entrepreneurship, marketing, knowledge management and other business topics, and receive support for their own research project. The program also foresees industry field trips and site visits, and provides opportunities to network with practitioners and discuss business concerns with experienced and young entrepreneurs via forums and workshops.

The Career Development helps students identify and apply for internships with Greek and international companies and organizations.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program provides a robust theoretical foundation in core IT fields and extensive practical learning in a range of industry-standard and emerging technologies. At the same time, students develop the project management, critical thinking and communication skills that are part of the portfolio qualifications of today’s well-rounded, versatile IT professional.

 

About the Program

The program in Information Technology is revised each year in light of emerging technologies and supported by dedicated labs for specific knowledge areas and industry products: Microsoft, Apple, Linux, and Cisco.

Strengths of the Information Technology Program

Students in the BSIT program benefit from:

  • A choice of five different areas of Information Technology studies: Mobile application development, Web development, Game development, Network administration, Systems administration.
  • Wide selection of electives such as Computer Graphics, Games Development, Artificial Intelligence, and Emerging Computer Architectures.
  • Ability to earn a minor in areas such as networking, project management, or entrepreneurship.
  • Opportunity to earn internationally recognized professional certifications from companies such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems in areas such as database administration, networking and project management.
  • A very flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules.
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.

Majors, Minors & Degree Requirements

Students complete a total of 40 courses including a Capstone Project (121 credits) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 and 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. 

For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the BSIT.

Areas of Concentration

In addition to the core IT courses, BSIT students focus on one of four areas of concentration:

  • Mobile and web application development
  • Game development
  • System administration
  • Network design and administration.
BSIT Recommended Minors

In addition to the courses taken for the major in Information Technology students can select courses to earn a minor in one of several fields, as well as courses that will let them earn professional vendor-specific certifications as an IT professional, software [or applications] developer, network specialist and project manager.

  • Minor in Networking
  • Minor in Information Technology
  • Minor in Project Management
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship

Please consult the catalog for information on minors in other degree programs.

Certifications for BSIT Students

Coursework in the BSIT helps students prepare for leading industry certifications such as the following:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) IT infrastructure Track
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Track
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Developer Track
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Research & Professional Development

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology provides a well-rounded education in which you not only acquire professional skills, but also develop character, intellectual breadth, social skills and self-confidence.

Students acquire a solid, broad-based theoretical foundation in each of the main areas of IT (networking, application development and system administration) that enable them to work anywhere in the life cycle of IT projects, from pre-sales to deployment and technical support. They also develop a portfolio of the projects that they done for classes (e.g. a smartphone app or a map-based application) that demonstrates their skills and knowledge to future employers.

Research and Internships

The BSIT program offers students the opportunity to take part in ongoing faculty-student research projects in a range of areas including cooperative wireless networks, pattern recognition, data mining and embedded systems.

BSIT students also can take advantage of a limited number of internships and field placements with tech firms and start-up companies.

Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature (BAELL) program acquire knowledge and skills in English-language teaching (TESOL) and pedagogy, as well as linguistics, critical analysis, translation studies, and English, American and world literature. The main strands of the program – TESOL, Linguistics, and Literature – each focus on different learning outcomes, but all can be applied to the wider market of language teaching and education.

 

About the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature program combines research-based teaching and a strong emphasis on engaged, experiential learning. We offer the best of the small department—its focus on the individual student and a passionate commitment to teaching—together with the varied range of courses that is the privilege of larger institutions.

Strengths of the Program

Students in the program benefit from:

  • A choice of three different areas of study in English Language and Literature: linguistics, literature and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
  • Ability to earn a minor in areas such as Sustainability, Psychology, Theater, Τranslation or a double major in any of the University’s other degree programs.
  • Exposure to faculty actively involved with research and with broad professional experience in their fields of expertise.
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development of each student.
  • Opportunity to earn European-recognized certification as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language.
  • A very flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules.
  • Career counseling and networking opportunities through the Career Development Office during and after your studies.

Majors, Minors & Degree Requirements

You will need to complete a total of 40 courses including a Practicum (121 credits) to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature degree. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 and 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. An academic year includes two semesters, each semester running for 15 weeks.

Strands in the English Language and Literature Degree Program

Students may choose to focus their students in one of the following strands:

  • Linguistics (areas of concentration include discourse analysis and sociolinguistics)
  • Literature (areas of concentration include international literature, film studies, cultural theory, and creative writing)
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; methodologies and pedagogy)
Minors for BAELL Students

In addition to the courses you take for the major in English Language and Literature you can select courses to earn a minor in one of several fields:

  • Minor in Sustainability
  • Minor in Translation Studies
  • Minor in Theatre
  • Minor in Psychology

Please consult the catalog for information on minors in other degree programs.

Research & Professional Development

The BAELL program provides opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty-student research projects in areas such as bilingualism, environment and civic engagement, literature and crisis, as well as support for students to pursue their own research interests. Other opportunities for hands-on learning include:

  • Participation in the Annual Student Research Conference.
  • Capstone research project: a supervised final dissertation in the area of Literature, Linguistics, or TESOL.
  • Participation in special workshops and seminars in poetry, creative writing and academic writing, led by invited speakers from the United States and Europe.
  • Opportunity to study in the United States through the University’s Study Abroad programs.
  • Students in the TESOL strand do their practice teaching in live EFL classrooms under the guidance of experienced teacher trainers.
Professional Certifications

For students interested in becoming teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), the Hellenic American University’s BAELL degree program provides excellent pre-service education. Students have the opportunity to earn a Diploma in TESOL and European-recognized certification as teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music program offers a balanced mix of professional music training and instruction in theory and composition. Developed in accordance with guidelines of the National Association of Schools of Music in the United States, the program is directed by an internationally acclaimed composer and conductor, Theodore Antoniou.

 

About the Program

The Bachelor of Music program has a two-fold focus on performance – in both classical and jazz music - and theory and composition. Students receive comprehensive training to achieve a level of performance expected of professional musicians.

Concentrations

The Bachelor of Music program offers the following concentrations in classical and modern music.

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Saxophone
  • Percussion
Strengths of the Bachelor of Music Program

Students in the Bachelor of Music program benefit from:

  • Concentrations available in classical and in modern music 
  • A very flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules.
  • Small class size that ensures you receive individual attention from your teacher.
  • Special emphasis on music theory and analysis, music history, and music technology
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.

Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Music program will require completion of a total of 121 credits: 40 credits in general education, 42 credits in the major core courses, 27-30 credit hours in the major, and 9-12 credits in music electives. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 to 8 years to complete the program. For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the Bachelor of Music.

Professional Development

The program provides a well-rounded education in which students not only develop professional and artistic skills, but also develop character, intellectual breadth, social skills and self-confidence. When completing the program students will have acquired the credentials needed to build a career in the fields of music composition, performance, and music education.

Student Performances

The Bachelor of Music program offers students opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty-student performances or compositional projects. Students may complete their senior-year giving a recital of their own either as a performer or as a composer.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSPsy) program uses an engaging and integrated combination of theory, experimental application and practice to help students acquire a fundamental knowledge of psychology as a social and natural science. At the same time, they develop research skills, critical thinking and communication skills that are part of the portfolio of qualifications of today’s well-rounded, versatile psychology professional.

 

About the Program

The Hellenic American University program in Psychology is revised to keep current with emerging developments in the field. Students have the opportunity to work closely with psychology faculty members on field placements and research projects.

Strengths of the Undergraduate Psychology Program

Students in the BSPSY program benefit from:

  • Extensive integration of psychological theory and research methods.
  • Opportunity for hands-on practical experience at various community internship sites, under close supervision.
  • Wide spectrum of electives, including Clinical Psychology, Principles of Psychotherapy, Child Psychopathology, Neuropsychology, Play Therapy, Psychology of Addictions, Music Therapy, and seminars in the area of social and multi-cultural psychology.
  • Cognitive behavioral program orientation, with the exploration of other approaches to psychotherapy and counseling.
  • The Senior Capstone project, in which students design, conduct, analyze and write up an original research project.
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.
  • Career counseling and opportunities for networking through our Career Development Office during and after your studies.

Degree Requirements

Students complete a total of 120 credits to earn the Bachelor of Science in Psychology: 40 credit hours (13 courses) in general education, 18 credit hours (6 courses) in free electives (or a minor) and 62 credit hours (20 courses) in psychology, together and the Capstone Project. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 to 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester.

For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the B.S. in Psychology.

Research & Professional Development

The Bachelor of Psychology program provides a well-rounded education in which students not only acquire professional skills, but also develop character, self-awareness, intellectual breadth, and social skills. They acquire the credentials to continue studies at the graduate level, and the skills and competencies needed for entry level positions in the human services and mental health fields.

Upon completing the program students will have:

  • An understanding of behavior and mental processes that provides insight into their own and others’ behavior.
  • The ability to apply psychological theories and research findings to problems in everyday life.
  • An enhanced ability to interact effectively and sensitively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.
  • Exposure to the applications of psychology through the faculty supervised internship practicum.
  • Strong critical and quantitative reasoning skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English.
Research and Practical Experience

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology offers students opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty-student research projects in the form of experiments or survey research studies in various fields of interest such as mental health, social conformity, volunteerism, smoking cessation.

Students may also obtain hands-on practical experience at various community internship sites under close supervision.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) with a major in Electrical Engineering provides a robust foundation in core engineering fields and extensive applied learning in a range of industry-standard and emerging technologies in Electrical Engineering.

 

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in Electrical Engineering takes a balanced approach that cultivates technical knowledge and competencies as well as professional, interpersonal and team-building skills. The program is revised each year in light of emerging technologies and supported by dedicated labs for specific knowledge areas.

Program strengths include the following:

  • Key courses in Electric Energy Systems, Electronic Circuits, and Automated Control Systems
  • A flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules
  • Opportunities to take part in student exchange programs with Engineering departments at other American colleges and universities
  • Opportunities to participate in faculty-student research projects
  • Chance to intern with companies during senior year
  • Opportunity to complete the Capstone Project in collaboration with an ongoing company project
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for academic and professional development
Departmental Research Areas

Research fields of the Engineering Department include the design of wireless networks in the sense of developing novel and energy-aware applications. Research interests also include the design and development of strategies to optimize wireless networks based on cooperative networking principles. The research team is engaged in numerous research and development efforts at an international level, focusing on the design, development and validation of services and algorithms based on cooperative wireless networks and energy – aware systems, and in the areas of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), Personal Area Network systems, and energy–aware telecommunication applications.

Degree Requirements

Students need to complete a total of 40 courses including a Capstone Project (126 credits) to earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a major in Electrical Engineering. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 and 8 years to complete their degree, depending on the number of courses taken each semester.

For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the BSE

Career Options

Graduates of the BSE program can pursue a range of employment opportunities and career paths. The skills and qualifications acquired during their studies enable students to apply for entry-level positions as electrical engineers as well as for jobs in the field of management and technical sales.

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