American National University

Introduction

In 1886, a group of visionary educators and business leaders saw the need for a higher education institution focused on career-based training to meet workforce needs in the southeastern United States. Together they founded what is now known as American National University with the intent of training workers in business, banking, accounting, administration, and other skilled professions.

American National University steadily developed a reputation for providing men and women with an efficient and effective education preparing them for the world of professional work. Students from many states made the trek to Roanoke, Virginia to receive a practical education that was more focused and relevant than that offered by other colleges and universities of the time.

As the institution’s first 100 years drew to a close, however, changes had already been under way that would give the institution a different appearance even as it continued to remain true to its original purpose. Rather than bringing students from surrounding states to stay at the dormitories and large central campus in Roanoke, American National University came to them. New community-based campuses were built throughout Southwest Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. As the needs of the workforce expanded, business training was supplemented by career-focused programs in computers and health care. Certificate programs were no longer the norm—students pursued more in-depth study leading to associate’s degrees, and the University’s first baccalaureate programs were introduced.

Today, American National University and National College have developed into a master’s-level institution offering more than 45 academic programs through 30 community-based locations in six states. A burgeoning eUniversity serves a growing number of students in both 100% online and blended formats, while thousands of international students have turned to National for both academic degree programs and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.

The university’s reputation for excellence has been affirmed through numerous awards and acknowledgments, including awards for grassroots student advocacy (Association for Private Sector Colleges & Universities TOPS Award, 2012), support for veterans (Top 15% Military Friendly School, 2010-2015), and a Lifetime Achievement Award (Imagine America Foundation, 2012) recognizing American National University President Frank Longaker’s 40 years of service to the career college sector – to name just a few.

Mission Statement

American National University provides opportunities for individuals who are seeking to achieve their career goals by offering credential and degree programs through distance education and blended learning. American National University is dedicated to ensuring adult students have access to quality programs in career focused disciplines that provide the skills needed to be competitive in today’s changing marketplace.

Goals

  • Offer credential and degree programs focused on preparing students to be competitive in the current marketplace.
  • Integrate soft skills and practical knowledge students need to be effective in their chosen career.
  • Assist students in achieving their academic goals through proactive support and encouragement.
  • Maximize the use of current technologies to offer accessible and relevant academic programs.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting

Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

With courses ranging from accounting and taxation to business, management, and economics, this Business Administration-Accounting bachelor’s degree program offers a complete education in business and accounting. Along with instilling fundamental skills and knowledge, it is also designed to enhance the analytical and quantitative capabilities that are essential for success. [+]

With courses ranging from accounting and taxation to business, management, and economics, this Business Administration-Accounting bachelor’s degree program offers a complete education in business and accounting. Along with instilling fundamental skills and knowledge, it is also designed to enhance the analytical and quantitative capabilities that are essential for success.

The program allows you to focus your studies by choosing from electives in production and operations management, purchasing and materials management, corporate budgeting, organizational behavior and strategic management.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in finance, the Business Administration–Accounting degree program will prepare you whether you’re managing budgets or leveraging assets.... [-]


Bachelor of Business Administration – Management

Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management is a versatile degree where you can apply the skills you learn to a multitude of organizations regardless of size, industry or function. In addition to giving you a solid foundation in management practices, the Business Administration – Management bachelor’s program at ANU is one of the only project-management focused bachelor’s programs in the country. [+]

A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management is a versatile degree where you can apply the skills you learn to a multitude of organizations regardless of size, industry or function. In addition to giving you a solid foundation in management practices, the Business Administration – Management bachelor’s program at ANU is one of the only project-management focused bachelor’s programs in the country. Through courses that emphasize project management objectives and a capstone course on project management, the Business Administration – Management bachelor’s degree program gives you an edge on your career and helps to prepare you for the CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification. The CAPM® is a globally recognized standard that demonstrates your knowledge in planning, organizing, and leading a project team, company, or organization.... [-]


BSc

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

Cyber-attacks are being waged all over the world - whether at a corporation, government agency, or communications system. From online banking to electronic commerce to transportation operations, our world increasingly depends on a cyber-infrastructure. Handling these diverse software and controls systems against malicious users has become a national priority. [+]

Cyber-attacks are being waged all over the world - whether at a corporation, government agency, or communications system. From online banking to electronic commerce to transportation operations, our world increasingly depends on a cyber-infrastructure. Handling these diverse software and controls systems against malicious users has become a national priority.

The demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 22% growth in network security related careers through 2020. Be prepared to meet this critical need and secure your IT career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity from American National University.

With a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, you will be prepared to compete for entry-level positions like network security specialist, digital forensics, and incident response specialist or vulnerability analyst.... [-]


Bachelor's

Bachelor in Network Administration

Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

Many businesses rely on network administrators to ensure the security of information, maintain computer networks and help troubleshoot problems that arise with computer systems. In this critical role, you have a direct impact on every department and every employee because the network infrastructure touches all aspects of the business. The network administration bachelor's degree program at American National University can help you prepare to take on these challenges and compete for mid-level positions such as network engineers, network administrator managers or network analysts in the enterprise. [+]

Many businesses rely on network administrators to ensure the security of information, maintain computer networks and help troubleshoot problems that arise with computer systems. In this critical role, you have a direct impact on every department and every employee because the network infrastructure touches all aspects of the business. The network administration bachelor's degree program at American National University can help you prepare to take on these challenges and compete for mid-level positions such as network engineers, network administrator managers or network analysts in the enterprise.

Through coursework study, real-world learning scenarios and valuable exposure to industry-standard tools, you'll learn to design and administer networks focused on Microsoft® Windows Server 2012. The curriculum includes planning, designing, configuring and troubleshooting Microsoft® environments ranging from small, local networks to wide area integrated networks. Specific topics include virtualization and cloud computing technologies, unified communications and collaboration services, Linux and web server administration, and security and wireless networks architectures. Because our courses are modeled on professional certification standards, you can gain the educational background to help you prepare for Microsoft®, Cisco®, CompTIA certification examinations while earning your degree.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

In the program, you’ll focus on best practices in information security, including advanced prevention, detection, countermeasures, and recovery. You’ll also learn to implement training, provide security management, and collect evidence. In addition, you’ll develop a project plan for a security assessment utilizing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). [+]

Cyber attacks are on the rise and well-trained cybersecurity professionals are in high demand as businesses and organizations turn to them to keep their computer networks and systems secure.

Gain an Edge on the Competition

Gain the competitive edge you need to become a leader in the field of cybersecurity with the ANU Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSC) degree. In the program, you’ll gain the skills you need to design and implement robust cyber security solutions to prevent and detect cyber attacks.

Enhance Your Career

Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, or you’d like to advance in your information technology career by adding cybersecurity expertise, the ANU master’s degree in cybersecurity offers a broad foundation of relevant, practical skills that will give you the competitive edge that you need to seek employment or advancement in a variety of areas, including intelligence, computer forensics, IT management, and security engineering.... [-]


Master of Science in Information Technology

Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

American National University’s new Master of Science in Information Technology (MS-IT) provides IT professionals with the advanced knowledge to manage the increasingly complex information systems in use today. [+]

American National University’s new Master of Science in Information Technology (MS-IT) provides IT professionals with the advanced knowledge to manage the increasingly complex information systems in use today.

Students in this program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in net-centric computing. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of the telecommunications, media, and information technology sectors.

Faculty with both academic credentials and industry experience provide a practical perspective. Under their expert guidance, students will study real-world problems and opportunities with software-intensive systems, and learn methods to evaluate, adapt, and exploit emerging technologies. MS-IT students will be working closely with fellow IT professionals to complete class assignments within teams, in order to prepare students for the real-world work environment and build their professional networks.... [-]