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Online and Evening Program at William Penn University

We know you’re ready to widen your potential.

We understand being busy, but we know you’re ready to widen your potential. That’s why we, at William Penn University, want to give you the best resources for a balanced life as you earn your degree. Our online, evening, and blended program is the right solution for your needs—a flexible and convenient schedule at an affordable price. Eight-week courses allow you to finish your degree sooner, helping you prepare for your future faster, and in a way that fits your lifestyle. The William Penn Online and Evening Program was designed with you in mind.

Learn how you can enhance your work preparedness by submitting the form below to our Office of Admissions.

In today’s corporate world, the Business Management major is a catalyst for job promotions, new job opportunities, and career success. While courses focus on the skills and knowledge needed to do well in the business world, students will also master writing, team building, and making presentations—all essential for today’s managers and leaders.

COURSES

The following are courses you will be taking as a student of the Business Management program:

BUSINESS CORE COURSES

  • APCS 114 Computer Applications for Business
  • BUSI 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUSI 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUSI 230 Principles of Management
  • BUSI 347 Business Ethics
  • BUSI 460 Corporate Strategy
  • ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 303 Statistical Methods

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COURSES

  • BUSI 310 Commercial Law or BUSI 311 Contemporary Business Law
  • BUSI 332 Operations Management
  • BUSI 334 Marketing Management
  • BUSI 336 Human Resource Management
  • BUSI 338 Financial Management
  • BUSI 345 Organizational Behavior
  • BUSI 349 International Business
  • ECON 309 Managerial Economics

Distance Learning is an innovative program offered by William Penn University’s Education Division to reach non-traditional students. The program overcomes barriers that non-traditional students face in obtaining their teaching degrees and endorsements. It provides the tools and support to help students fulfill their dreams.

Learn more about the Elementary Education opportunities through the Distance Learning Program at William Penn University!

IOWA PARAEDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

Don’t forget to ask about our new Iowa Paraeducator Scholarship specifically for Distance Learning students from Iowa. Students that qualify will pay no more than $5,000 for tuition (fall and spring semester). The scholarship can also be renewed each year.

Requirements include:

  • Enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in William Penn University’s Distance Learning for Elementary Education or PE/Health/Coaching
  • Provide proof of employment as a paraeducator
  • File FAFSA before July 1

The Master of Business Leadership presents the basic challenges of leadership in a series of courses that establish understanding and conceptual solutions to each of these challenges and utilizes contemporary real-world problem sets to assist students in acquiring the knowledge and practical experiences required to apply these solutions to leadership challenges. Experienced faculty members provide constant mentoring and feedback to the student to assist their development and improvement of essential individual and team leadership skills. Teamwork, business ethics, and servant leadership are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

COURSES

You will be taking the following courses as a graduate student in the Master of Business Leadership program:

  • MBL 504 Effective Business Teams
  • MBL 508 Principles and Practice of Business Leadership
  • MBL 528 Business Leadership Research Methods and Project Management
  • MBL 512 Character-Based Servant Leadership
  • MBL 520 Ethical and Moral Business Leadership
  • MBL 524 Financial Management for Business Leaders
  • MBL 516 Effective Business Leadership Communication
  • MBL 532 Systems, Performance and Organizational Effectiveness
  • MBL 536 Human Capital Development and Succession Planning
  • MBL 540 Leadership and Community
  • MBL 544 Leading in a Global Business Environment
  • MBL 548 Business Leadership Capstone

Today’s business climate requires successful organizations to create human resource systems that comply with numerous governmental regulations while creating organizational cultures that promote productivity, employee well-being, and retention. Working in the human resources field requires the knowledge, skills and ability to plan, develop, and implement strategic activities necessary to accomplish these goals. This program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and practical skills for career enhancement and job advancement in the human resources field.

COURSES

The following are courses you will be taking as a student of the Human Resource Management program:

BUSINESS CORE COURSES

  • APCS 114 Computer Applications for Business
  • BUSI 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUSI 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUSI 230 Principles of Management
  • BUSI 347 Business Ethics
  • BUSI 460 Corporate Strategy
  • ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 303 Statistical Methods

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COURSES

  • BUSI 336 Human Resource Management
  • BUSI 338 Financial Management
  • BUSI 345 Organizational Behavior
  • BUSI 349 International Business
  • HRMC 453 Employment Law
  • HRMC 454 Strategic Management
  • HRMC 455 Strategic Staffing
  • HRMC 457 Compensation and Benefits
  • HRMC 459 Training and Development

Drawing from psychology, sociology, and health science, the Human Services program presents our majors with the interdisciplinary perspective required to provide human and social services to individuals and communities. The program curriculum fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experiences required of professionals who work in public and private human services agencies and organizations.

The degree prepares students for entry-level positions in the human services—e.g., community mental health, psychological counseling, community social services, criminal justice, and other human welfare agency settings—as well as further graduate-level study. Employment roles include, but are not limited to, case management, crisis counseling, direct service provision, and administrative/supervisory oversight.

For a complete list of courses you will take as a student enrolled in the Human Services program, visit the Courses section within the Human Services program.

The Psychology major provides students with both a solid base of content knowledge in psychology and specific human relations skills training. Students receiving a psychology degree should expect to function at a high level in various people-serving organizations or go on successfully to graduate school. Students who complete a major in psychology will have an enhanced understanding of human behavior, skills in utilizing and evaluating psychology research, improved communication and interpersonal skills, and a broadened understanding of how psychology issues influence contemporary thought, demonstrating critical thinking skills.

COURSES

You will take the following courses as a Psychology student:

PSYCHOLOGY CORE COURSES

  • PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 260 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 326 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 327 Personality
  • PSYC 333 Learning
  • PSYC 335 Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC 390 Psychology Practicum
  • PSYC Electives

The Sociology program provides majors with a solid foundation of substantive sociological knowledge. Beyond emphasizing content in sociological theory and research methodology, the general emphasis program leads majors to study social inequality and other mainstream sociological areas of inquiry. Graduates in sociology are prepared to enter careers in a wide array of human social services, both in and out of law enforcement, juvenile delinquency programming, or corrections, or they may further their higher education by going on to graduate school.

Students who complete a major in sociology will have an enhanced understanding of human aggregate behavior, skills in utilizing and evaluating social research, improved communication and interpersonal skills, and a broadened understanding of how social-structural processes and forces influence human behavior and patterns of contemporary thought, thereby incorporating critical thinking skills.

COURSES

The following is a list of courses students will take as a Sociology major:

SOCIOLOGY CORE COURSES

  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology or
  • SOCI 123 Sociology of Contemporary Issues
  • SOCI 335 Social Research Methods
  • SOCI 350 Social Theory
  • SOCI 390 Sociology Practicum

SOCIOLOGY – GENERAL EMPHASIS

  • SOCI 217 Ethnic and Race Relations or
  • SOCI 219 Sex and Gender in Society
  • SOCI Electives

Sociology – Criminology EMPHASIS

  • SOCI 211 Introduction to Criminology
  • SOCI 218 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 328 Criminological Theory and Practice
  • SOCI Electives

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Online and Evening

NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Monte Bohrofen641-673-1321emailDivision Chair for Undergraduates Studies, Online and EveningJohnston Campus
Noel Stahle641-673-1010emailVice President for Academic AffairsPenn 221
Kerra Strong641-673-1014emailVice President for Enrollment ManagementPAC 203
William Utter641-673-1305emailOnline and Evening Admissions CounselorJohnston Campus
Holly Wengert641-673-1323emailDirector of Online LearningJohnston Campus