Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education

Introduction

About JWU Online

Our university mission is to deliver an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth – JWU College of Online Education gives us another way to deliver on that promise.

How We Strive to Meet Your Needs

  • We continually work to improve and plan for a sustainable future as a university while offering relevant degree programs
  • We use experiential and work-integrated learning to help you learn professionally relevant skills
  • We look for innovative ways to continue offering affordable, competitively priced tuition
  • We embrace diversity to help create a richly inclusive online learning community
  • We adhere to high ethical standards in everything we do
  • We invest heavily in our faculty and staff to ensure that you’re working with some of the top teaching talent and university staff in the country
  • We provide facilities, technology and other resources designed to give you everything you need to succeed

What You'll Take Away

  • Professional competence – We’ll help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen profession.
  • Foundation for lifelong learning – We’ll help you become a better communicator, critical and creative thinker, and quantitative and scientific observer – all things that prepare you for a lifetime of learning and growth.
  • Global and community citizenship – We’ll help you build an awareness of ethical responsibility and cultural/global diversity, so you can live and work collaboratively as a contributing member of society.

Learn From Experienced Faculty

If you’re looking to learn from a leader with firsthand knowledge of your field of study, look no further than Johnson & Wales College of Online Education. Our faculty are firmly rooted in experience—many have decades of industry-related work to draw from—and they bring their knowledge and enthusiasm for their areas of expertise to the online classroom.

Tour an Online Classroom

Want to know what online learning is like at Johnson & Wales College of Online Education? You’ve come to the right place!

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Discover the JWU Difference

What is experiential education?

Johnson & Wales University is a career-focused institution. Our emphasis on experiential education immerses you in your desired field from day one and gives you the practical and problem-solving skills you need for lifelong success.

“Our university has experiential education in its DNA,” said JWU Chancellor John Bowen. “Even before co-founding Johnson & Wales in 1914, Mary Wales is quoted as saying, ‘We should teach a thing not for its own sake but in preparation for what lies beyond.’”

How is it integrated in an online environment?

The online platform doesn’t change JWU’s experiential approach. Just like in a traditional classroom, you’ll learn from faculty rich in industry expertise. Each course—from lectures to assignments to discussion-board topics to the final exam—is designed to prepare you to excel in the workforce in the real world. And just like every JWU student, you have complete access to our Experiential Education & Career Services office.

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Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

BS - Business Administration

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

Are you wondering ‘what can I do with a business administration degree?’ This online Business Administration degree program offers a balanced curriculum designed to help you develop a solid understanding of the business field. Whether you’re interested in focusing on small business administration or learning how to manage a large corporation, you’ll take courses in marketing, management, accounting, finance, business law, information technology and economics. Elective courses offered through this program can help you customize the degree to your unique personal and professional interests. [+]

Are you wondering ‘what can I do with a business administration degree?’ This online Business Administration degree program offers a balanced curriculum designed to help you develop a solid understanding of the business field. Whether you’re interested in focusing on small business administration or learning how to manage a large corporation, you’ll take courses in marketing, management, accounting, finance, business law, information technology, and economics. Elective courses offered through this program can help you customize the degree to your unique personal and professional interests.

This Bachelor’s of Science – Business Administration degree program requires at least two full years of full-time work experience beyond the date of high school graduation or completion.... [-]


BS - Business Studies

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

The business field is vast, and its perfectly normal to wonder ‘what can I do with a business degree?’ Designed for students who already have an associate degree, this program allows you to complete your bachelor of business in just two years through immersive and challenging online coursework. Our online business studies degree program features a curriculum that has been designed to help you develop the most current professional business competencies, analytical and critical-thinking skills, and professional ethics needed to succeed in the global marketplace. [+]

The business field is vast, and its perfectly normal to wonder ‘what can I do with a business degree?’ Designed for students who already have an associate degree, this program allows you to complete your bachelor of business in just two years through immersive and challenging online coursework. Our online business studies degree program features a curriculum that has been designed to help you develop the most current professional business competencies, analytical and critical-thinking skills, and professional ethics needed to succeed in the global marketplace. This program will teach you how to manage and organize a company's workforce and resources. Upon graduation, you'll have the tools to plan, manage, and run an organization of any size as you begin to look for careers with a business degree.... [-]


BS - Computer Science

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

If you desire a computer science career, you can develop the skills employers are looking for in this online computer science degree from Johnson & Wales University. The demand for professionals with programming and networking skills is on the rise—and jobs in computer science are only projected to increase throughout the next decade. [+]

If you desire a computer science career, you can develop the skills employers are looking for in this online computer science degree from Johnson & Wales University. The demand for professionals with programming and networking skills is on the rise—and jobs in computer science are only projected to increase throughout the next decade.

In addition to fine-tuning technical abilities, students will hone their expertise in problem classification, method identification, problem decomposition, and project management. These translatable skills apply to a multitude of fields and industries, positioning graduates for success.

Apply today! This program is launching in Fall 2018. ... [-]


BS - Fashion Merchandising & Retailing

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

If a management, merchandising, marketing or public relations position within the vast retail industry is your goal, our online Fashion Merchandising & Retailing bachelor’s degree is for you. [+]

If a management, merchandising, marketing, or public relations position within the vast retail industry is your goal, our online Fashion Merchandising & Retailing bachelor’s degree is for you.

This 100 percent online degree program prepares students for careers in a variety of marketing, managerial, and executive opportunities. Students will learn fashion and retail concepts in areas such as merchandise buying, visual merchandising, and fashion marketing. Students may apply skills learned in this degree program to opportunities such as directed experiential education, internships, summer work, or study abroad programs. These programs are tailored based on the student’s learning, interests, and professional goals. Students may also meet with faculty advisers to select a specific career focus.... [-]


BS - Hospitality Management

Online 4 years November 2018 USA USA Online

Designed for current hospitality professionals, this program takes an in-depth look at the hospitality industry, while teaching you the management skills you need to advance your career in lodging, food and beverage, tourism, and event planning. [+]

We Know Hospitality.

Johnson & Wales University is recognized as a trusted and respected institution across the globe. We’ve spent years making a name for ourselves in the industry and have earned a reputation for excellence among hospitality employers.

Designed for current hospitality professionals, this program takes an in-depth look at the hospitality industry, while teaching you the management skills you need to advance your career in lodging, food and beverage, tourism, and event planning.

We’ve built a network of industry connections that span across the globe. Prominent hospitality companies, including Marriott, Compass Group, and Darden (just to name a few), are looking for JWU graduates because they know they are well-prepared for success.... [-]


BS - Hotel & Lodging Management

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

Whether you aspire to manage operations at a hotel or resort, run a boutique hotel or bed-and-breakfast, or oversee a hospitality chain at the corporate level, this Hotel & Lodging Management bachelor's degree will give you the career insight and knowledge you need to succeed. Learn from respected and connected experts, who understand and teach the many facets of the field. [+]

Whether you aspire to manage operations at a hotel or resort, run a boutique hotel or bed-and-breakfast, or oversee a hospitality chain at the corporate level, this Hotel & Lodging Management bachelor's degree will give you the career insight and knowledge you need to succeed. Learn from respected and connected experts, who understand and teach the many facets of the field. From studying courses centered around revenue management, front-of-the-house operations, marketing and brand, international property development, food-and-beverage systems, and more, graduates will be well-versed in the industry and professionally prepared to excel in their careers.

This degree program requires at least two full years of full-time work experience beyond the date of high school graduation or completion.... [-]


BS - Liberal Studies

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

What is a liberal arts degree? In short, this program prepares students to become agile thinkers with the analytical and communication skills it takes to examine issues from multiple perspectives and solve problems effectively—talents every business looks for in its employees. At JWU, our online Liberal Studies degree can help you develop the knowledge needed to bridge professional disciplines and learn skills that translate seamlessly between fields. During our online liberal arts degree program, you’ll be exposed to challenging coursework designed to help you learn the skills you need for a wide range of career options. [+]

What is a liberal arts degree? In short, this program prepares students to become agile thinkers with the analytical and communication skills it takes to examine issues from multiple perspectives and solve problems effectively—talents every business looks for in its employees. At JWU, our online Liberal Studies degree can help you develop the knowledge needed to bridge professional disciplines and learn skills that translate seamlessly between fields. During our online liberal arts degree program, you’ll be exposed to challenging coursework designed to help you learn the skills you need for a wide range of career options.

This degree program requires at least two full years of full-time work experience beyond the date of high school graduation or completion.... [-]


BS - Psychology

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

Explore human behavior and understand its complex relationship with the surrounding world with this online psychology degree. In this program, students will be exposed to psychological theories and learn how they explain human behavior, professional and ethical practices, social and cultural diversity, and psychological research methods. This undergraduate degree incorporates career knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as opportunities for experiential learning, which will prepare students for lifelong learning and professional success. [+]

Explore human behavior and understand its complex relationship with the surrounding world with this online psychology degree. In this program, students will be exposed to psychological theories and learn how they explain human behavior, professional and ethical practices, social and cultural diversity, and psychological research methods. This undergraduate degree incorporates career knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as opportunities for experiential learning, which will prepare students for lifelong learning and professional success.

Upon completing this program, students will be prepared to enter graduate school in a variety of psychology disciplines (counseling, clinical, industrial/organizational, etc.), or immediately enter the workforce in fields such as human resources, public affairs, and business. JWU Online offers two master's level psychology degrees, 100 percent online: MS - Organizational Psychology and MBA - Organizational Psychology.... [-]


BS - Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

The restaurant industry continues to explode around the globe, requiring educated and experienced managers who are ready to take on leadership positions. According to the National Restaurant Association, the food and beverage industry is the largest U.S. employer besides the government. Our online Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management bachelor’s degree program provides a unique combination of hospitality management and food service. [+]

The restaurant industry continues to explode around the globe, requiring educated and experienced managers who are ready to take on leadership positions. According to the National Restaurant Association, the food and beverage industry is the largest U.S. employer besides the government. Our online Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management bachelor’s degree program provides a unique combination of hospitality management and food service.

While culinary classes are not offered online, the focus of this program is on current restaurant and food service management industry topics. Students in this program will also develop proficiency in the area of beverage management. Other areas of study include critical thinking, financial analysis, industry technology, social media, leadership and customer awareness to prepare students for a management career in the foodservice industry. Students are given the opportunity to work toward industry-recognized certifications, including responsible alcohol service, national sanitation (a graduation requirement) and the International School of Mixology Bartending Certificate.... [-]


Bachelor's

BS - Culinary Arts & Food Service Management

Online November 2018 USA USA Online

If you’re a food service professional with a culinary arts degree and you’re looking for a program that can teach you how to stand out in the competitive food and restaurant industries, Johnson & Wales University could be right for you. This program requires an associate degree in culinary arts to enter and builds upon your prior study experiences to help you learn the business and management sides of the field. In as few as two years, you can complete your degree in culinary arts and food service management, while learning the skills you need to impress employers and further your career in the food industry. [+]

If you’re a food service professional with a culinary arts degree and you’re looking for a program that can teach you how to stand out in the competitive food and restaurant industries, Johnson & Wales University could be right for you. This program requires an associate degree in culinary arts to enter and builds upon your prior study experiences to help you learn the business and management sides of the field. In as few as two years, you can complete your degree in culinary arts and food service management, while learning the skills you need to impress employers and further your career in the food industry.

If you have not completed your associate's degree in culinary arts but have an interest in our food service management degree, our BS – Hospitality Management degree may be the best fit to help you achieve your career goals.... [-]


MBA

MBA

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Prove to employers that you have the qualifications needed to excel in the global marketplace. At JWU, we can help you learn to critically analyze information through a business administration lens to solve high-level problems and build the leadership and strategic skills you need to excel. [+]

Prove to employers that you have the qualifications needed to excel in the global marketplace. At JWU, we can help you learn to critically analyze information through a business administration lens to solve high-level problems and build the leadership and strategic skills you need to excel.

Fast Facts Complete your degree in less than 2 years 11-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders Career-focused curriculum What You’ll Learn

Our online MBA programs were developed in collaboration with successful industry leaders to help you attain the business competencies necessary for success in the ever-changing global business environment. You’ll learn to:... [-]


MBA - Finance

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

The evolving corporate environment requires business competencies, leadership, and strategic- and creative-thinking skills. This online Finance degree program, developed and updated in collaboration with successful industry leaders and students, will help you advance your professional career in the ever-changing global business environment. Position yourself for success and achieve the next level of strategy and analysis with an online MBA – Finance degree at JWU. [+]

The evolving corporate environment requires business competencies, leadership, and strategic- and creative-thinking skills. This online Finance degree program, developed and updated in collaboration with successful industry leaders and students, will help you advance your professional career in the ever-changing global business environment. Position yourself for success and achieve the next level of strategy and analysis with an online MBA – Finance degree at JWU.

Fast Facts Complete your degree in less than 2 years 11-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders Career-focused curriculum WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

As a student in the MBA – Finance online degree program, you’ll learn to:... [-]


MBA - Hospitality

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Johnson & Wales University is recognized as a trusted and respected institution across the globe. We’ve spent years making a name for ourselves in the industry and have earned a reputation for excellence among hospitality employers such as Marriott, Compass Group, Darden and more. [+]

We Know Hospitality.

Johnson & Wales University is recognized as a trusted and respected institution across the globe. We’ve spent years making a name for ourselves in the industry and have earned a reputation for excellence among hospitality employers such as Marriott, Compass Group, Darden and more.

Compared to other MBA programs offered online, our MBA – Hospitality is industry-specific, which means that as a graduate of this program, you’ll be positioned to advance your career because your education, curriculum, and experience are tailored to what employers are looking for in hospitality-management positions.

This 100% online program is designed for busy hospitality professionals like you.... [-]


MBA - Human Resource Management

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Dive deeper into the realm of retention, organizational behavior and other aspects of human capital. JWU delivers a specialized MBA - Human Resources Management curriculum — developed and updated in collaboration with students and successful industry leaders — that helps students focus their advanced degree toward success in today’s dynamic landscape of human resources. Students of the MBA – Human Resources program will also attain business competencies as well as leadership and strategic- and creative-thinking skills that will help them advance their careers. [+]

Dive deeper into the realm of retention, organizational behavior and other aspects of human capital. JWU delivers a specialized MBA - Human Resources Management curriculum — developed and updated in collaboration with students and successful industry leaders — that helps students focus their advanced degree toward success in today’s dynamic landscape of human resources. Students of the MBA – Human Resources program will also attain business competencies as well as leadership and strategic- and creative-thinking skills that will help them advance their careers.

Fast Facts Complete your degree in less than 2 years 11-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders Career-focused curriculum What You'll Learn ... [-]

MBA - Operations & Supply Chain Management

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Set yourself apart as a leader in the operations and supply chain management field with this graduate degree. This enhanced MBA degree provides an in-depth study of effective business practices and lean principles and methodologies. The degree’s concentration in operations and supply chain management also delivers a targeted knowledge of logistics strategy, operations management, and systems analysis. This body of knowledge will serve as a benchmark for achievements and a common roadmap for continuous improvement and workforce development. [+]

Set yourself apart as a leader in the operations and supply chain management field with this graduate degree. This enhanced MBA degree provides an in-depth study of effective business practices and lean principles and methodologies. The degree’s concentration in operations and supply chain management also delivers a targeted knowledge of logistics strategy, operations management, and systems analysis. This body of knowledge will serve as a benchmark for achievements and a common roadmap for continuous improvement and workforce development. Developed in partnership with successful industry experts, this master’s degree prepares students to be strategic and creative problem solvers in today’s evolving business landscape.... [-]


MSc

MS - Criminal Justice

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Our online Criminal Justice master’s degree program combines criminological and organizational theory with policy and practice to help prepare you for leadership roles in the criminal justice field. During the program, you’ll participate in academically rigorous coursework designed to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the public and private sides of today’s criminal justice landscape. [+]

Our online Criminal Justice master’s degree program combines criminological and organizational theory with policy and practice to help prepare you for leadership roles in the criminal justice field. During the program, you’ll participate in academically rigorous coursework designed to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the public and private sides of today’s criminal justice landscape.

Fast Facts Complete your degree in less than 2 years 11-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders Career-focused curriculum What You’ll Learn

As a student in this program, you’ll learn to:

Demonstrate an understanding of criminological theory and how it informs public policy while shaping the way the American justice system operates Utilize team leadership skills that include collaboration, problem-solving, ethical awareness and appreciation of diversity to address problems faced by criminal justice agencies Suggest policy changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of agency operations Communicate with an acute knowledge of crime causation, management issues, ethics, and technology and research as it relates to the field within various organizational contexts If you have a GPA of 2.85 or higher, you are not required to take the GMAT. For more on graduate admissions requirements, click here Why Earn Your Online Master Of Science – Criminal Justice Degree With JWU? Complete coursework and assignments at your own pace through our convenient online format Learn from faculty with years of experience in the criminal justice field, who can help inform your career Participate in experiential learning assignments, designed to prepare you for advanced-level positions with... [-]

MS - Hospitality Management

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Renowned in the hospitality world for preparing its students for professional careers in the industry, Johnson & Wales University can help you achieve the leadership skills you need to reach your career goals through its online master in hospitality management. [+]

Renowned in the hospitality world for preparing its students for professional careers in the industry, Johnson & Wales University can help you achieve the leadership skills you need to reach your career goals through its online master in hospitality management.

In addition to major courses that examine all aspects of the field — from financial management to strategic marketing to organizational behavior — students have the opportunity to choose elective courses that align with their career objectives and prepare them for various industry-respected certifications upon graduation.

Fast Facts Complete your degree in less than 2 years 11-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders and scholars Career-focused curriculum What You'll Learn Demonstrate advanced communication and presentation skills. Differentiate cultural norms in global and domestic business interactions to effectively lead teams. Critically analyze and critique research, financial performance, and strategic plans. Formulate ethical strategies to mitigate operational challenges within the hospitality industry. Why Pursue Your Degree With JWU? Benefit from our convenient, online format Apply learned techniques in real-world scenarios and projects Learn from experienced instructors who help you connect theory with practice Course Highlights ... [-]

MS - Human Resource Management

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Today’s successful human resources professionals are versatile, often shifting between departments to work on employee development and recruitment, business leadership, and strategic planning. Our online Master of Science – Human Resource Management degree exposes students to the skills employers are seeking, preparing them to work in a wide variety of managerial and professional roles with both public and private organizations. [+]

Today’s successful human resources professionals are versatile, often shifting between departments to work on employee development and recruitment, business leadership, and strategic planning. Our online Master of Science – Human Resource Management degree exposes students to the skills employers are seeking, preparing them to work in a wide variety of managerial and professional roles with both public and private organizations.

Fast Facts Complete your degree in less than 2 years 11-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders Career-focused curriculum What You’ll Learn

In addition to developing skills in employee development, recruitment, and strategic planning, in our master's in human resources program you’ll also learn about:... [-]


MS - Sport Leadership

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

Are you interested in pursuing a leadership career in the trillion-dollar global sports industry? Our online master of science degree in Sports Leadership is a 10 course, 45-credit program for individuals looking to break into the vast world of sports. Courses within this unique graduate degree examine the social and business issues that are critical to sports leadership. Graduates of this program will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to seek leadership positions in all facets of the sports industry. [+]

Are you interested in pursuing a leadership career in the trillion-dollar global sports industry? Our online master of science degree in Sports Leadership is a 10 course, 45-credit program for individuals looking to break into the vast world of sports. Courses within this unique graduate degree examine the social and business issues that are critical to sports leadership. Graduates of this program will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to seek leadership positions in all facets of the sports industry.

Fast Facts 11-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders Career-focused curriculum What You'll Learn

What can you do with a master’s degree in sports leadership? As a student in the program, you’ll acquire the ability to:... [-]


Master

MPA - Nonprofit Management

Online January 2019 USA USA Online

This online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Management is designed for students who have a passion for public service and a desire to lead a nonprofit organization. Through this online program, students will study effective leadership, public personnel administration, social entrepreneurship, and more. [+]

Learn to lead a nonprofit organization with an MPA.

This online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Management is designed for students who have a passion for public service and a desire to lead a nonprofit organization. Through this online program, students will study effective leadership, public personnel administration, social entrepreneurship, and more.

This online program links theory, policy, and practice, giving students the unique skills required for management opportunities in a nonprofit setting.

Apply today! This degree program is launching in Fall 2018.

Fast Facts Complete your degree in less than 2 years 8-week courses Competitive tuition Learn from industry leaders Career-focused curriculum What You'll Learn ... [-]