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Degree Title: Newsweek MBA/International Health Care
College: Kaplan University
Description: Kaplan University's educational alliance with Newsweek magazine offers you an exclusive opportunity to access resources and content from one of America's most prestigious publications with the new Newsweek MBA program. This unique online program is designed to prepare you for success in today's competitive international business environment. You'll discover business solutions on a global scale and learn to critically assess theories, knowledge, practices, and trends in foreign markets. You may also participate in interactive sessions with Newsweek magazine luminaries from the fields of economics, finance, health care, technology, politics, or education. We offer a choice of specializations in international business or international health care management. Prospective students should possess an academic background in economics, statistics, accounting, or finance.
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MBA with a Healthcare Concentration
The MBA Health Care program is, depending on the student’s educational background, a 36 to 54 hour program. It is a program which offers a solid, cross-disciplinary exposure to all of the key areas of management in the advanced course work while offering the flexibility required by working professionals. The specifics are below:

The Foundation Core (up to 18 hours)

BUS 500 Statistical and Quantitative Analysis
BUS 501 Economic Analysis

BUS 502 Marketing Management

BUS 503 Corporate Finance

BUS 505 Operations Management

BUS 506 Principles of Accounting

The Foundation Core consists of the basic courses in all areas of business for those students who did not have this exposure in their undergraduate programs. When reviewing an application for admission, we use the undergraduate transcript to look for equivalents to these courses. The equivalent courses should have been completed within the last five years. This may be extended for students who have significant work experience in the foundation area. The courses for which we find acceptable equivalents are waived from the student's program. The remaining Foundation Core courses, if any, are added to the student's 36-hour program as part of the degree plan.

M.B.A. Program Requirements -- 36 Hours

Integration Seminars (9 hours)

BUS 510 Competing in the Global Economy

BUS 512 Leadership and Higher Level Management

BUS 513 Social Responsibility in Organizations

The Advanced Core (18 hours)

BUS 516 Management Information Systems

BUS 520 Applied Marketing Strategies

BUS 530 Applied Financial Analysis

BUS 540 Cross Cultural Management

BUS 560 Managerial Accounting
BUS 580 Strategic Issues and Applications in Management (capstone course)

Foundation Core: up to 18 hours (BUS 500, 501, 502, 503, 505, 506)
Integration Seminars: 9 hours (BUS 510-513)
Advanced Core: 18 hours (BUS 515-580)
Concentration: 9 hours from the health care courses listed below:
Introduction to Health Care Management

Understanding of the American Health Care system and the linkage of organizations in health care delivery systems. Explore the evolution of health care policy and economics of alternative health care delivery systems.

Health Care Finance

Explore basic foundation and emerging trends in the financial management of health care systems.

Health Care Information Systems

Explores the design of health care information systems for integrating medical records, billing and other administrative systems.

Health Care Marketing

Explores marketing management issues in the context of health care delivery systems.

Ethical Issues in Health Care

Explores ethical issues arising in health care systems including both patient care issues and health care research.

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When you study business at the University of Portland, you will be immersed in cutting-edge business practices. The curriculum focuses on leadership, entrepreneurship, and cross-disciplinary training. You will receive a strong liberal arts foundation while you study economics, global affairs, accounting, marketing, management, and finance.

The University offers small classes with an accessible faculty dedicated to your individual needs. Business majors may choose to travel internationally, participate in internships, and consult with local businesses. Many of our students practice their skills in the business world long before they graduate.

But what makes us stand-out is the moral and ethical context in which that education is provided. A context designed to give you that competitive edge as you enter the job market.


An AACSB Accredited Program
Exceptional faculty with terminal degrees
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Small class size, averaging 25 students per class
An opportunity to study abroad
A balance between entrepreneurial, small business and large corporate models
Majors in accounting, finance, global business, and marketing/ management
Scholarship opportunities
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To learn about tuition and fees, look at the Financial Aid website.

E-Scholars Program
This competitive program is open to all University of Portland students and consists of:

3 BUS 480 — Creating a World-Class Venture
3 BUS 481 — Entrepreneur Apprenticeship
3 BUS 482 — Global Entrepreneurship

The program matches each student with an entrepreneurial mentor and provides the opportunity for domestic and international travel to meet with business leaders and practice global business. Business students who are selected for this program can participate in their junior or senior year after they have completed their math and lower division business core requirements. For business students, with the exception of accounting and global business, three credits of this nine-credit program count toward their major.

Please explore the Center for Entrepreneurship website to learn more.

Develop the cross-functional and problem-solving skills necessary to be a leader in today’s global business environment with an MBA from the University of Portland’s Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. School of Business Administration. Whether you want to own your own business, lead a dynamic corporation, or simply excel as a manager, a graduate degree from the University of Portland will distinguish you in the business world as highly prepared, creative, and an ethical decision-maker—an unparalleled package of skills.

To download the application and learn about tuition and fees, look at the Graduate School website.

Click here for more information on the current MBA Class Profile.


Evening courses to accommodate the working professional and enable full-time students to participate in internships
Option of full-time or part-time enrollment
Ability to complete the MBA degree in 1-5 years
Curriculum that students can tailor to fit their career goals
Jesuit Education in Business Network (JEBNET); a network of 30 universities nation-wide which provides students the ability to transfer credits and complete their MBA at another university
Rolling admissions; students may start in any semester (fall, spring, summer)
Admission Requirements:

Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 (on a four-point scale)
GMAT score of at least 500
Admission Index of at least 1100
Formula: [(GPA x 200) + GMAT]
International students: TOEFL score of at least 570 (230 on the CAT TOEFL)
Though not required, it is strongly recommended that students have professional experience as well.

General Education Component
The general education component of the program is driven by the philosophy articulated in the University’s Common Curriculum Document. In this document, three interrelated educational goals are established:

discovering and acquiring knowledge of the world and the place of the individual in it;
identifying and developing personal and social values and goals; and
developing and refining skills, abilities, and ways of knowing.
Students are required to take the following courses to meet these goals.

Core and College Requirements — 39 hours


ENG 112 -- Introduction to Literature

FA 207 -- Fine Arts

MTH 121 -- Calculus for Business and Social Science

Science Electives

History (Any 200- or 300-level course)

Social science (Courses chosen from two different disciplines: POL 200, Introduction to United States Politics; POL 201, Introduction to International Relations; POL 202, Introduction to Comparative Politics; PSY 101, General Psychology; SOC 101, Introductory Sociology; CST 225, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication)

Philosophy (Phl 150, Introductory Philosophy; PHL 220, Ethics)

Theology (The 101, Introduction to World Religion and Theology; THE 205, Biblical Tradition and Culture; upper-division theology elective)

Common Business Curriculum
In conjunction with the general education requirements, a common business curriculum, which is taken by all business students regardless of major, is composed of 57 hours across four modules. The non-business module (12 hours) is composed of courses outside of the School of Business. These courses expand the breadth of the bachelors of business administration degree, and assist in developing essential, broad-based skills.

The tools module (24 hours) provides students with a basic foundation in economics, statistics, accounting, management information systems, and business law and social responsibility, as well as an introduction to the leadership skills that are the building blocks for all business courses.

The entrepreneurial ventures module (9 hours) introduces students to basic principles of marketing, and finance, and extends the treatment of economics, through a focus on new ventures and family businesses.

The growing the business module (12 hours) emphasizes the interpersonal and decision making skills necessary for coodinating operations, expansions and long term business sucess.

Non-Business Module -- 12 hours


CST 107 -- Effective Public Speaking I

ENG 107 -- College Writing

MTH 141 -- Finite Mathematics

Upper devision elective (300-level, 3 credit course above taken from any department may be used to help fulfill minor of choice)

Tools Module -- 24 hours


BUS 100 -- Introduction to Leadership Skills

ECN 120 -- Principles of Macroeconomics

ECN 121 -- Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 220 -- Statistics for Business

BUS 209 --Financial Accounting

BUS 210 -- Managerial Accounting

BUS 250 -- Legal and Social Responsibilities in Business

3 BUS 255 - Management Information Systems

Entrepreneurial Ventures Module -- 9 hours


BUS 200 -- Entrepreneurial Marketing

BUS 201 -- Business Environment of Entrepreneurship

BUS 305 -- Business Finance

Growing the Business Module -- 12 hours


BUS 355 -- Decision Modeling

BUS 360 -- Organizational Behavior

BUS 361-- Technology & Operations Management

BUS 400 -- Management Decisions & Policy

Major Programs
There are four majors within the Pamplin School of Business Administration: accounting, finance, global business, and marketing and management. All majors (except accounting) have the same basic structure: a set of courses that are unique to each area, and two to four elective courses that must include at least one international business course (if one is not required). Prior to entering upper-division business courses, students must complete the math sequence (MTH 121, MTH 141) and business statistics (ECN 220) and earn a minimum of C- in all three courses. Students must enroll in a math course every semester until their sequence is completed. Additionally, they must complete BUS 100, BUS 200, BUS 201, BUS 209, BUS 210, BUS 255, ECN 120 and ECN 121 with a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 before declaring their major and taking upper-division business courses. Details on each major are located at the links to the right.

Minor Programs

The Pamplin School of Business Administration offers three minor programs: business, economics, and entrepreneurship. Academic regulations governing courses applied to major programs also apply to minors. Transfer credits applied to a minor may not exceed 25% of the total number of hours required for the minor. Students must achieve a minimum average of 2.50 in their minor fields.

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

*BUS 100 Introduction to Leadership — 3 cr. hrs.
Introduces students to the key skill bases in leadership (team building, communication, problem solving and technology) that are the foundation of the undergraduate curriculum in business. Covers these skills within global and ethical frameworks. Business majors only. Course includes a required workshop and lab that students attend once a week. Fall semester restricted to first-time freshmen. Spring semester open to all business students. Fee $65.

*BUS 200 Entrepreneurial Marketing -- 3 cr. hrs.
Covers fundamentals of entrepreneurial and marketing concepts, including idea generation, market research, and product development. Other concepts in the entrepreneurial model include environmental influences, consumer behavior, feasibility studies, and the creation and execution of strategies for reaching objectives. (Prerequisite: Sophomore status.)

*BUS 201 Business Environment of Entrepreneurship -- 3 cr. hrs.
Analyzes the competitive market environment facing firms in an industry with emphasis on the entrepreneur. Considers barriers to entry, defining competitors, evaluating relationships with buyers and suppliers, and making pricing decisions. (Prerequisites: ECN 120, ECN 121.)

*BUS 209 Financial Accounting -- 3 cr. hrs.
Covers the preparation and interpretation of basic financial information. Includes the usage of information from the multiple perspectives of owners, creditors and investors of both large and small businesses who use this information in their lending and investing decisions.

*BUS 210 Managerial Accounting -- 3 cr. hrs.
Examines the use of accounting information for planning, control, internal decision-making, and performance evaluation. Introduces mathematical tools and techniques for producing managerial information, and considers the behavior effects of the information. (Prerequisite: BUS 209.)

*BUS 250 Legal and Social Responsibilities in Business -- 3 cr. hrs.
Provides an overview of the legal and ethical concerns of managers. Topics include governmental regulation of business, diversity in the workplace, and the global legal environment. Explores private law topics including contracts and tort law. Designated as a writing enhanced course involving writing instruction and completion of several writing assignments.

BUS 255 Management Information Systems -- 3 cr. hrs.
This course is an introduction to the technology, applications, and management of computer-based information systems in organizations with dual emphases on the digital firm and database management systems. It is designed to provide the necessary frameworks, concepts, and principles to guide students to understand and effectively address the issues pertaining to the vast and fast-growing field of computer-based information systems (IT/CBIS) in the context of an enterprise. (Prerequisite: BUS 100 or EGR 110.)

BUS 305 Business Finance -- 3 cr. hrs.
Emphasis on the goal of financial management, value maximization, and the financing, investment, and dividend decisions that lead to this goal. Topics include cash flow analysis, financial mathematics, capital budgeting decision, financial leverage and the effects on shareholder returns, investment risk analysis, valuation of bonds and common stock, cost of capital to the firm, and dividend payout policies. (Prerequisites: BUS 209 and ECN 220 or EGR 360 or MTH 161.)

BUS 310 Intermediate Accounting I -- 3 cr. hrs.
Examines theoretical issues involving valuing, classifying, recording, and reporting of accounting transactions related to asset and revenue recognition. Includes the analysis of financial statements, inparticular the Statement of Profit and Loss. (Prerequisites: BUS 209, BUS 210, Junior status.)

BUS 311 Intermediate Accounting II -- 3 cr. hrs.
Continuation of BUS 310. Examines theoretical issues involving the valuing, classifying, recording, and reporting of accounting transactions related to liabilities and equity. Includes the analysis of financial statements in particular the Statement of Financial Position, the Statement of Changes in Stockholder’s Equity, and the Statement of Cash Flows. (Prerequisite: BUS 310.)

BUS 312 Cost Accounting -- 3 cr. hrs.
Develops analytical skills used in cost and managerial accounting that are used for internal decision-making as distinct from external financial accounting. Topics include: the accountant’s role in the organization, cost terms and purposes, cost-volume profit analysis, job costing, budgeting, variance analysis, direct costing and other relevant information for decision making. (Prerequisite: BUS 210.)

BUS 330 Managerial Finance -- 3 cr. hrs.
Provides a conceptual and theoretical treatment to topics such as the role of risk in asset pricing, capital structure, currency-risk management, and dividend policy. Considers the function of finance in relation to the overall objectives of the organization. (Prerequisite: BUS 305.)

BUS 355 Decision Modeling-- 3 cr. hrs.
Develops understanding of quantitative decision making by considering problems in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and strategic business management. Examines the impact of uncertainty on business results, as well as the application of tools and methods useful in making business decisions under uncertainty. The course stresses the use of computer software (Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications, statistical software, etc.) in performing business analysis. (Prerequisites: BUS 255, ECN 220.)

*BUS 360 Organizational Behavior -- 3 cr. hrs.
Increases student understanding of self, other individuals, groups, and human behavior in organizations. Topics include personality, values, motivation, communication, teamwork, conflict management, decision-making, and leadership. Employs experiential methodology to emphasize skill-building in the main areas. (Prerequisite: Junior status.)

*BUS 361 Technology and Operations Management—3 cr. hrs.
Develops quantitative and theoretical knowledge of issues related to the design and management of operations and technology. Develops student understanding of the strategic importance and competitive market-place advantage from operations. It is highly recommended that students take the optional lab section. (Prerequisites: ECN 220 or EGR 360, Junior status.)

BUS 362 Human Resource Management -- 3 cr. hrs.
Examines theories and practices of staffing, training, assessing, and compensating employees from the perspectives of line management and the human resource department. Explores union/management interactions and healthy workplace environment while considering employment laws, the diverse labor force, and internal influences. (BUS 360 recommended.)

BUS 365 Accounting Information Systems -- 3 cr. hrs.
Evaluates the design, implementation and control of accounting information systems. Topics include understanding and documenting transaction cycles, evaluating internal control enviroment and using resources-events-agents (REA) method to model information systems. (Prerequisites: BUS 255, BUS 310.)

BUS 370 Marketing Research-- 3 cr. hrs.
Surveys the field of marketing research, defined as all activities that provide information to guide marketing decisions. Provides understanding about informational objectives, data sources, design and implementation of data collection procedures, analysis of data, and presentation of results. (Prerequisites: BUS 200, ECN 220 or MTH 161, Junior status.)

BUS 371 Consumer Behavior -- 3 cr. hrs.
Provides an in-depth examination of the internal mental processes and external factors that shape consumers’ responses to marketing strategies, their purchase decisions, and product usage behavior. Emphasizes application of core concepts to marketing decisions. (Prerequisites: BUS 200, Junior status.)

BUS 380 Family Business and Small Business Management-- 3 cr. hrs.
Develops the entrepreneurial mind sets and skills needed to create or build a business. Focus is on issues pertinent to family business, understanding of critical success factors, small business management and marketing, and ability to read and use financial statements. (Open only to non-business majors. No business prerequisites.)

*BUS 400 Management Decisions and Policy -- 3 cr. hrs.
Examines the process of managing the strategy, formulation, and implementation functions of a firm. Teaches students to think strategically and to consider the perspective of the total enterprise utilizing cases, readings, and a computer simulation. Taken during one of the students’ last two semesters.

BUS 401 Business Administration Internship -- 3 cr. hrs.
Matches qualified students with leading business and non-profit organizations for on-the-job learning experiences related to a functional discipline. Intern meets regularly with a faculty member in the related functional discipline. (Prerequisites: Preapproval of internship director and Senior standing.)

BUS 411 Advanced Accounting -- 3 cr. hrs.
Examines critical issues necessary to evaluate and report on business combinations, corporate consolidations, and partnerships. Includes accounting research methodology and case analysis. (Prerequisite: BUS 311.)

BUS 430 Investments -- 3 cr. hrs .
This course is a survey of the field of investment analysis and portfolio management. Topics include: The investment process and financial planning, the structure of capital markets (stock exchanges, etc.), the definition and statistical measurement of risk and return in the global market, security law and ethics, stock market indicators and their calculation, investment media and risks, stock and bond caluation models, real estate investment, municipal bonds, goverment securities, etc. (Prerequisite: BUS 305.)

BUS 431 Financial Markets and Institutions -- 3 cr. hrs.
Examines the various financial markets that play a crucial role in helping individuals, corporations, and governments obtain financing and invest in financial assets such as stocks, bonds, mortgages, and derivatives. Includes the study of financial institutions that facilitate management of financial market transactions. (Prerequisite: BUS 305.)

BUS 432 Personal Financial Planning -- 3 cr. hrs.
Provides the informational and decision-making tools needed for planning and implementing a successful personal financial program. Topics include money management models, consumer finance issues, insurance, investing, retirement and estate planning. (Prerequisite: BUS 305.)

BUS 441 International Finance -- 3 cr. hrs.
Provides an in-depth examination of international money and capital markets, exchange-rate determination and currency-risk management techniques employing forward, futures, and options contracts. Considers the functions of international financial management in relation to the overall objectives of the organization. (Prerequisite: BUS 305.)

BUS 442 Cross-Cultural Management -- 3 cr. hrs.
Helps students gain a systematic understanding of cultural differences across and within nations and the impact thereof on business practice and managerial behavior. Includes in-depth comparative cultural analysis. Develops students’ global mindsets and multicultural skills, including cultural sensitivity, intercultural communication, negotiations, and cooperation. (Prerequisite: BUS 360.)

BUS 443 International Marketing Management -- 3 cr. hrs.
Applies marketing principles to the contexts of international and global business. Topics include strategies, risks, and benefits of marketing across national and cultural boundaries. Also examines consequences and ethical considerations of globalization. (Prerequisite: BUS 200. Also listed as SJP 447.)

BUS 450 Advanced Business Law-- 3 cr. hrs.
Study of the legal and ethical concerns of managers. Topics include: goverment regulation of business, enviromental issues, and the global legal enviroment. The course also explores private law topics including commercial paper, secured transactions, credit and suretyship, bankruptcy, and professional liability. (Prerequisite: BUS 250.)

BUS 460 Managing Innovation and Change -- 3 cr. hrs.
Examines the issues related to innovation enrepreneurship, and strategic change. Introduces conceptual frameworks doe assessing the innovative capabilities of a business organization. Develops skills necessary to be effective as a manager in an innovation-intensive organization or within any research and development division. Exposes students to technological innovations that inpact industry and economies. (Prerequisite: BUS 360.)

BUS 464 Business Taxation -- 3 cr. hrs
Provides a survey of income tax issues for businesses. Includes overview of tax theory, taxation of corporations, partnerships and other business entities. Emphasizes how tax issues impact decision-making. (Prerequisite: BUS 210 or equivalent)

BUS 465 Auditing -- 3 cr. hrs.
Provides information on the theory, methodology, and specific techniques used in the verification and presentation of financial data provided to outsiders. Introduces specific verification services, including assurance, attest, and audit services. Class work includes a team project requiring an audit of an organization. (Prerequisite: BUS 311.)

BUS 466 Not-for-Profit and International Accounting -- 3 cr. hrs.
Covers both accounting for not-for-profit entities and international/foreign currency accounting. Examines accounting regulations for governments, charitable organizations, colleges and universities, and hospitals. Considers transactions made by U.S. entities but denominated in foreign currencies and international accounting standards compared to U.S. standards. (Prerequisite: BUS 311.)

BUS 467 Personal Taxation -- 3 cr. hrs.
Covers the fundamentals of the federal taxation of individuals and investments. Emphasis on planning transactions to minimize tax. Includes research using both print and computerized tax materials and the Internal Revenue Code. (Prerequisite BUS 210.)

BUS 471 Integrated Marketing Communications-- 3 cr. hrs.
Provides a detailed examination of the uses of advertising, sales promotions, public relations, personal selling, and other promotional tools in achieving different types of marketing goals. Emphasizes hands-on learning through development of a communication plan. (Prerequisite: BUS 200.)

BUS 472 Personal Selling -- 3 cr. hrs.
Discuss and practice current theories regarding the selling process and personal selling strategies. Develop interpersonal communication and analytical skills. Seminar format with extensive role plays, guest speakers, and discussion, emphasizing selling as a skill and profession. (Prerequisites: BUS 200, Junior status.)

BUS 480 Creating a World-Class Venture -- 3 cr. hrs.
Coverage of conceptual entrepreneurial skills needed to create a business that is globally competitive. Emphasis on creation and implementation of a plan for a potential world-class venture. (Open only to E-Scholars.) Fee: $2,500.

BUS 481 Entrepreneur Apprenticeship -- 3 cr. hrs.
Business plan development and implementation under supervision of the Franz Chair in Entrepreneurship and the mentorship of an entrepreneur. (Open only to E-Scholars, with plan approved by Franz Chair prior to registration.)

BUS 482 Global Entrepreneurship -- 3 cr. hrs.
Prepares students to conduct international businesses by comparing and contrasting the business practices of entrepreneurs in the United States with entrepreneurs globally. Immerses students to a foreign culture where they transact business on foreign soil. (Open to E-Scholars only.)

BUS 485 Entrepreneurial Ventures -- 3 cr. hrs.
Designed for juniors and seniors interested in creating a new business venture or students at this level who wish to familiarize themselves with the concepts, issues, and techniques of new venture creation and entrepreneurship. The course will focus on identifying and evaluating new business opportunities. (Prerequisite: BUS 200.)

BUS 490 Directed Study -- 3 cr. hrs.
Designed for superior students desiring extensive and intensive study in a particular area of interest. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, advisor, and dean.)

BUS 491-492 Business Seminars -- 3 cr. hrs.
In the semesters in which offered, varying subject matter as business faculty deems appropriate for needs of the student in meeting the objectives of the undergraduate business program.

BUS 499 Senior Thesis -- 3 cr. hrs.
Research, study, or original work under the direction of a faculty mentor, leading to a scholarly thesis document with a public presentation of results. Requires approval of thesis director, dean, and director of the honors program, when appropriate. (Prerequisites: Senior standing, 3.0 GPA in the thesis area or good standing in the honors program.)

* Required of all undergraduate business students

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Is Journalism For You?
What is journalism?

Journalism is the timely reporting of events at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Reporting involves the gathering of information through interviewing and research, the results of which are turned into a fair and balanced story for publication or for television or radio broadcast.

Journalism is not just

media analysis
opinion writing, or
although all of those aspects can play a part at times.

What do beginning journalists do?

Journalists who are starting their careers normally do not do commentary or opinion pieces. Rather, they cover hard news stories such as community news, courts, crime and speeches by notable people. In broadcast, beginning journalists also may do pre-interviews and research for senior journalists.

An entry-level reporter often does "general assignment" stories rather than stories for a specific beat. General assignment stories are given out to reporters by the city desk or assignment editor.

Is journalism for you?

Asking yourself the questions below will help you determine whether journalism is a good career choice for you.

Do you regularly read at least one newspaper or consult an online equivalent, such as
Do you regularly watch or listen to television or radio newscasts?
Is it important to you to keep up with current events?
Are you interested in other people’s lives?
Are you able to talk to a wide variety of people?
Do you work well to deadlines?
Are you persistent and willing to dig for information?
Have you mastered basic writing skills? (see below for expectations)
If you answered NO to even one of the above questions, you may want to think again about whether journalism is a good match for your interests and abilities.

What does the Journalism Program at Western cover?

The Master of Arts in Journalism is a well-rounded, professional program that prepares graduates for entry-level positions in newsrooms. The program stresses a balance of academic and practical courses and offers a solid grounding in the basic tools and practices of print, broadcast and online journalism. The curriculum of the Master of Arts in Journalism program is not focused on producing graduates to work in public relations or communications positions.

Expectation of writing ability in the journalism program

It is expected that students in the MA in Journalism program have mastered basic writing skills, including grammar, syntax, and the ability to conceptualize and articulate ideas in writing. A writing competency assignment will be given at the beginning of the summer term and students with writing difficulties will be identified. Students who do not meet the expectation of writing ability will be required to seek remedial help external to the program at their own expense, if necessary. A follow-up writing competency assignment will be given towards the end of the summer term.
The Graduate Program in Journalism at Western
The Journalism Program at Western offers a post-graduate degree - Master of Arts in Journalism - that can be completed within one year. The Program is a combination of an academic foundation and hands-on experience in all branches of journalism. The faculty consists of academic specialists and professional journalists. The Program is designed to produce graduates who are immediately employable but who also have the skills, motivation and intellectual capacity to become leaders and entrepreneurs in Canada's media community in the years to come.
The Program's academic year runs from May to mid-April of the following year, and is divided into three terms of fourteen weeks each. Throughout the year, there is instruction in two complementary areas: academic and professional. The academic courses range from Law and Ethics, Media Theory and Criticism, Media and Politics to Research Methods and Media Organizations. In the professional courses, students begin to work immediately in print, television, radio and new media. They write and cover stories against deadline. The assignments become more ambitious in each term. It is not unusual for students to have their work published and broadcast in mainstream media, such as The London Free Press and CBC Radio. In television, the students' productions are shown in five-half hour magazine programs on London's local station, The New PL. The programs, entitled Thirty Minutes, are also shown on other stations in the CHUM group in southern Ontario. At the end of the fall term, students are placed in four-week, unpaid internships in major media organizations.
Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission to the Graduate Program in Journalism must meet the general admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Normally this means graduation from any recognized University in an honors (four-year) program or equivalent with at least a "B" standing in the final two years. There are a limited number of places available each year. Admission to the program is very competitive and meeting the minimum criteria will not guarantee admission.

Expectation of writing ability in the journalism program

It is expected that students in the MA in Journalism program have mastered basic writing skills, including grammar, syntax, and the ability to conceptualize and articulate ideas in writing. A writing competency assignment will be given at the beginning of the summer term and students with writing difficulties will be identified. Students who do not meet the expectation of writing ability will be required to seek remedial help external to the program at their own expense, if necessary. A follow-up writing competency assignment will be given towards the end of the summer term.

Structure of the Curriculum
Admitting highly qualified students with degrees in a wide range of disciplines, the Graduate Program in Journalism aims to build onto that diverse post-secondary educational preparation the knowledge and abilities of the graduate professional journalist in an intensive one-year program of study. The approach to achieving this is three-pronged. First, students must have preparation in the intellectual foundations of journalism: the theory, history, ethics, law, and research methodologies relevant to the discipline. Second, they must also have a solid foundation in the different media of contemporary journalism, since the convergence of the media now resulting from the electronic revolution means that flexibility and versatility in all the media constitute the best preparation for the new graduate. Finally, individual interests are encouraged by the availability of a variety of courses preparing the student in the issues and distinctive requirements of different journalistic and media-related work settings.

1. Foundations of Journalism
The courses offered within this framework will provide students with the necessary tools to come to an understanding of the issues and intellectual framework that constitute the field of journalism and its role in the wider contemporary world of mass communications and new technologies. In order to enter the profession and to succeed within it, modern journalism students must be exposed to an intensive study of the historical evolution of the field; be equipped with the intellectual tools to grapple with difficult and often contradictory issues in the realm of ethical practice; have a solid grounding in the work of major theoreticians such as Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, and Neil Postman and the interpretational tools they provide for handling texts of all kinds; and as well operate within the framework afforded by a fundamental knowledge of the law as it affects media practice and content. Students will be required to be familiar with the contemporary literature in each subject area as well as being required to be familiar with major journalistic approaches and issues as they appear in the media. Students must be able to apply the media concepts discussed in classes in history, theory, ethics and law to journalistic practice. Students will also be required to undertake research projects subject to the standards applicable at the graduate level which will be designed to further increase their comprehension of the field that they are about to enter.

2. Media-Related Professional Courses
The production of hard and soft news in print, including both newspapers and magazines, and in radio and television is studied and practised. The program of instruction in media-related courses will consist of two components, an intellectual and academic approach to the media in which style, content and issues will be examined and discussed through lectures and demonstrations, and practice in which the issues discussed within the classroom setting will be put into practice in the field. Students will not only be exposed to journalism as a major contemporary player in democratic society, but as a system of professional practice as well where the skills of the profession will be taught. Students will be expected to demonstrate excellence in writing and reporting as well as electronic literacy in the creation and reporting modes demanded in sound and pictures.

3. Journalistic Specializations
As with other contemporary enterprises, journalism now supports more complicated and necessary structures. Although reporting the daily news continues to be a very important function in journalism, modern reporters are expected to have at least a working knowledge of a number of other areas which would have been restricted only a short time ago. The Master of Arts in Journalism program offers elective courses that enable students to gain knowledge in some of these areas. Possible elective courses that can be taken cover the fields of media management, political issues, medical and science reporting, organizational communications, reporting business, finance and industry, and newspaper editing . The courses contained in this component of the program will allow students to add elements of new expertise to their educational portfolios. All these courses will combine the essence of modern journalism education at the university level, a combination of theory through classroom lectures, demonstrations and discussion and practice which will require the student to put into practice the issues discussed and analyzed in the classroom setting.

Journalism Course Offerings, May 2007-April 2008
The minimum residency requirement is three terms of full-time study starting in Summer (May-August), followed by Fall (September-December), and Winter (January-April), completed in this sequence. Classes typically end the second week in April.

Students must successfully complete sixteen courses, as specified. All courses, except where otherwise noted, are 14-week half courses.

Elective courses will be offered according to curricular needs and instructor availability. Spaces may be limited, particularly in the media courses.

We will make every effort to place you in courses according to your indicated preference, but reserve the right to do so based on academic standing in your chosen specialization.

Course offerings, content, and enrolment maximums may vary from year to year. The administration reserves the right not to offer all courses and to cancel undersubscribed courses.

Full-Time Journalism Faculty
Benedetti, Paul. BA(Hons.), MA, McMaster

professional experience in daily print journalism as a columnist, feature writer and investigative reporter
extensive experience in online journalism as executive producer at
co-author of Spin Doctors: The Chiropractic Industry Under Examination and has written extensively on alternative medicine and health fraud
Blackmore, Tim. BA, MA, PhD, York

specializing in socio-cultural aspects of media, media criticism and representation
Compton, James. BA, MA, PhD, Simon Fraser

political communication and critical political economy of news media
professional experience as a reporter/editor for Canadian Press/Broadcast News and announcer/reporter for TV and radio
Doyle, Mary. BA, MA in Journalism, Western

professional experience as an editor with the Globe and Mail
seven years of summer fill-in work on the foreign desk at the New York Times
summer work on the universal editing desk at the London Free Press, 2004
Keightley, Keir. BA, MA, McGill; PhD, Concordia

theory and practice of radio broadcasting, with a view to the integration of radio and online media
Levine, Meredith. BA, Queen's

Executive Producer/Producer, CBC National Radio Current Affairs for almost a decade
Freelance print journalist for various publications including the New York Times, The Nation, the Newstatesman, the Globe and Mail and Chatelaine
Documentary TV producer for Breakthrough Films
Lonsdale, Cliff.

a former Executive Producer of The National and Chief News Editor for the CBC Television Network, Cliff has been a journalist in television, print and radio for nearly 40 years
his 14 hours of independently-produced documentaries have been broadcast in Canada on the Discovery Channel and have also been seen in 90 other countries
Cliff draws on his broad international experience to teach in the television specialization of the MA program
Robinson, Daniel. BA, Carleton; MA, PhD, York

tobacco marketing and advertising
public opinion polling and politics
communication history
Smith Fullerton, Romayne. Honors B. of Journalism, Carleton; MA, PhD, Western

with an academic and professional background in print journalism, Romayne is involved in teaching and research related to print journalism, journalism ethics and media representations of women.
Spencer, David. BA, MA, York; PhD, Toronto

experienced in radio broadcasting
some experience in television news and production
currently specializes in history and theory of print media, and political cartooning
Part-Time Faculty
Cornies, Larry. BA, Waterloo; MA, Western

teaches Journalism Law and Ethics
taught secondary school in Ontario for five years before turning to journalism full-time in 1980
has worked in radio, television and print in both Canada and the U.S.
currently Editor of The London Free Press
awarded fellowships by the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, University of Maryland, in 2001 and 2003
winner of a number of journalism industry awards
Ellwand, Geoff.

Ennett, Gary. BA, Western

radio broadcaster and manager for 20 years in the London, Ontario area
currently at the CBC Radio Bureau in London
heavily involved teaching in the radio specialization
Estok, David. BA, Western; MA in Journalism, Carleton

teaches media organizations, and business reporting
currently Associate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs for Western
formerly Associate Business Editor for Maclean’s Magazine
previous experience as senior editor and writer for The Financial Post and The Hamilton Spectator
winner of numerous journalism awards, including Journalist of the Year
Gibson, Candace. BSc, McMaster; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

with a background in the sciences, Candace specializes in medical and science reporting and online journalism
previous experience as a medical reporter for the Discovery Channel, hosted a weekly science program on CHRW FM97.4, and freelance writer for Globe & Mail and London Free Press
Harris, Gord. BA, Sir George Williams

28 years of on-air broadcasting experience
currently News Director for four London area radio stations
host of Gord Harris Live, on London radio station AM980
has taught radio broadcasting for past 20 years
numerous awards in radio broadcasting
Hoffman, Richard. BA, Guelph; MA Journalism, Western

teaches Introduction to Journalism and seminars in news design as part of Online Journalism
daily newspaper and wire service experience in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton. Managing editor of the London Free Press until establishing design and marketing consulting firm in 2001.
National Newspaper Award, 1998
Nolan, Michael. BA, Ottawa; PhD, Western

formerly a CTV correspondent and anchor, and radio broadcaster, Michael now concentrates on broadcast structures and policies, and media and politics.
Vigars, Julie. BA(Hons.), BEd, LLB, Western

teaches Journalism Law and Ethics
instructor in the Law Clerk Program at Fanshawe College
has taught at high school, college & university for 24 years
practised criminal & civil law
recently researched & developed course in Electronic Law with specific application to contract & employment areas; cybercrime; privacy concerns; protection of computer data and intellectual property interests
Production Team
Crouch, Wendie. Radio Specialist. BA, Western

has been teaching radio production for past 25 years
strong interest in new media technologies and does occasional freelance work
Mills, David. Broadcast Manager

instructs students in all aspects of TV production and video editing
runs Contact Western, the media service to TV news networks from the FIMS television studio
freelance videographer
Professors Emeriti
Bambrick, Ken. BA, Western; MA, Michigan
Desbarats, Peter.
Laing, Mack. BA, Western; MS, Wisconsin
Nolan, Michael. BA, Ottawa; PhD, Western

Reader's Digest Visiting Journalists
The Reader's Digest Foundation has generously given a grant to Western's Journalism program to enable well-established and experienced senior journalists to participate in the education of new journalists. Each year for the duration of the grant, 1-2 distinguished journalists have been invited to play an active educational role in the MA in Journalism program. During either the Fall or Winter term, the visiting journalist is on-site during several multi-day visits and interacts directly with the students by giving talks and lecturing, acting as a mentor, helping students develop viable projects, vetting student work and providing wise counsel on journalism careers.

The visiting journalists have included:

2007 Dealing with Trauma - in Others and Ourselves
Visiting journalists and trauma specialists participated in a special seminar on trauma and journalism, held February, 10, 2007.

2006 Anthony Reinhart, The Globe and Mail
Participated in J763 – Media Specialization: Print

2005 Sig Gerber, freelance television journalist and international journalism trainer
Participated in J762 – Media Specialization: Television

2004 John Stackhouse, The Globe and Mail
Participated in J763 – Media Specialization: Print

2003 Susan Delacourt, National Post
Participated in J763 – Media Specialization: Print
Rick MacInnes-Rae, Dispatches, CBC Radio
Participated in J764 – Media Specialization: Radio and J722 – International Reporting

2002 Rita Deverell, Vision TV
Participated in J762 – Media Specialization: Television
Jay Ingram, Discovery Channel
Participated in J730 – Medical/Science Journalism

2001 Murray Campbell, The Globe and Mail
Participated in J763 – Media Specialization: Print
Anthony Germain, CBC Radio
Participated in J764 – Media Specialization: Radio

Admission Scholarships
The recipients of the following Admission Scholarships will be selected by the Faculty of Information and Media Studies Scholarships and Awards Committee. No application is required, unless otherwise indicated.

CNW Group Journalism Entrance Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time graduate student entering the Master of Arts in Journalism program, based on academic achievement (minimum 80% admission average). $1,500.

John K. Elliott Scholarship in Journalism
Awarded annually to a full-time graduate student entering the Master's program in Journalism, based on academic achievement (minimum 80% average) and demonstrated financial need. Students will be invited to apply. $2,500.

Susan Kennedy Grant Memorial Entrance Scholarship
Awarded annual to a full-time graduate student entering the Master's program in Journalism based on academic achievement (minimum 80% average) and demonstrated financial need. Students will be invited to apply. $1,000.

Norman Jewison Admission Scholarship
Awarded to a minority applicant entering the Journalism Program, assessed on his/her academic record, with preference given where possible to a student of Native Canadian ancestry. $2,000.

Manjunath and Roja Pendakur South Asian Student Scholarship in Journalism
Awarded annually to a full-time graduate student in the Master of Arts in Journalism program based on academic achievement (minimum 78% admission average). Priority will be given to students who can provide documentary evidence that at least one of their ancestors (parent, grandparent, great-grandparent) came from a South Asian country either directly or by diaspora. These countries include: Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Tibet, Afghanistan, and Bhutan. The deadline for applications is May 30. The recipient will be selected by the Associate Dean and the Manager, Graduate Student Services, in consultation with the appropriate faculty members. This scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Manjunath and Mrs. Roja Pendakur, gifts from the South Asian community, and matching gifts from the University and Foundation Western. $1,000.

Mary Helen Sweeney Scholarship
Awarded to a student entering the Graduate Program in Journalism, based on outstanding academic achievement (minimum 80% entrance average). $3,000.

David Vienneau CanWest Journalism Scholarship
Awarded annually to a student in good academic standing who is entering the Master of Arts in Journalism program. The successful applicant will have displayed high academic achievement in a post-secondary undergraduate program (minimum 80% average) and may not be the recipient of any other major award for the University in that particular year. This scholarship was established by The CanWest Global Foundation in memory of David Vienneau (MA Journalism '75), a leading Canadian journalist and a member of the CanWest organization from 1988 to 2004. $3000.

Journalism Studios and Newsrooms

Our television studio is equipped with industry standard broadcast equipment. Located within are editing rooms featuring non-linear (AVID) and linear (Beta) video editing suites.

There are four portable ENG (electronic news gathering) units that are used to shoot stories in the field. The studio cameras are equipped with teleprompters for newscasting. The studio is often used as a working newsroom/classroom.

The TV studio is also the home of Contact Western Live, a service for broadcasters who wish to interview people from the UWO campus. You may often see a newsmaker sitting in the studio waiting to be interviewed by CBC, Newsworld, CTV or TVO.

Broadcast Manager David Mills oversees all the technical aspects of production.


The development of digital audio desktop editing and mixing has resulted in an ability to do radio work outside of a traditional studio. The six workstations in our radio newsroom are equipped with multitrack editing and mixing software. We use Adobe Audition software (formerly Cool Edit Pro).

We also have two radio studios equipped with new audio mixers, mics and computers for recording and playback. We broadcast live newscasts from master control to the campus station, CHRW, during the first term.


The print newsroom is located adjacent to the radio editing room. This room is equipped with computers, telephones and space to meet and discuss stories. The newsroom will be used to produce the Online Reporter, a web-based publication that contains stories written by print students in third term. Students work in teams to do the editing and production of the Online Reporter.

The newsroom opens onto a ten workstation computer lab for larger group writing workshops.

Journalism students have access to the newsroom, studios and equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Students in the University of Western Ontario's Master of Arts in Journalism Program study the theory and practice of journalism in print, radio, television and online. Over the course of the 12-month intensive program, the students produce a body of work in each area. We invite you to experience the stories, documentaries, programs, websites and podcasts they have made.

Journalism Students' Council
Journalism students have their own Students' Council, the officers for which are elected each term. The officers meet regularly with the administration and faculty, and the Council sends a representative to the Faculty of Information and Media Studies Council meetings as a voting member. The Students' Council is responsible for planning social events and for representing the Journalism student body throughout the University. Students are encouraged to participate actively in the academic development of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies by serving on committees of the Council and by proposing changes in the program through their representatives on the Students' Council.

UWO Society of Graduate Students
All students are members of the Society of Graduate Students. The student body is represented on the Executive of the Society.

Students in the Journalism program are encouraged to participate fully in the Society of Graduate Students regarding issues of importance to the Journalism program
Links for Journalism Students
Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - Excellent Canadian board with broad coverage.


Canadian Newspaper Association - Includes information about careers in daily newspapers, provides a job board of newspaper journalists, and links to many Canadian daily newspapers posted online.

Canadian Community Newspapers Association - Provides information about the CCNA and links to on-line libraries, journalism resources, and web-based papers.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - The official website of the CBC. Provides links to CBC radio, television, newsworld, and infoculture.

Canoe - Canadian Online Explorer - an online source for news. Covers Canadian and international news.

CTV The official website of CTV. Links to job openings in Ontario, and Western and Eastern Canada. - This site is aimed at young, college and early-career journalists. It offers links to job and internship listings, fellowship opportunities and more. The majority of postings are for the U.S.

Insert text here Journalism job sites.

J-Jobs Journalism job bank from UC Berkeley

JobLink for Journalists "The fastest way to a journalistic job"

JournalismJobs.Com Source for U.S. media job postings.

Mediabistro Job listings

Megasources This site contains many useful links for journalism students including links to experts and search indexes. Developed by Professor Dean Tudor of the School of Journalism, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

NewsJobs.Net Canadian and U.S. news jobs. Canadian job openings. Searchable for communications and media related jobs.

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What is homeopathy?
How does homeopathy differ from conventional medicine?

What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. The truth of this law has been verified experimentally and clinically for the last 200 years.

Let's look at an example: If your child accidentally ingests certain poisons, you may be advised to administer Syrup of Ipecac to induce vomiting. Ipecac is derived from the root of a South American plant called Ipecacuanha. The name, in the native language, means "the plant by the road which makes you throw up." Eating the plant causes vomiting.

When a group of healthy volunteers took this substance to determine the effects of this drug, they found that the drug induced other symptoms as well. The mouth retained much saliva. The tongue was very clean. There was a cough so severe that it led to gagging and vomiting. There was incessant nausea. While it is expected that vomiting would usually relieve the nausea, this was not the case.

Such an experiment, using healthy volunteers, is called a proving, and it is the homeopath's source of information about the action of a drug.

Of what use could this plant be? If a person were suffering from a gagging cough after a cold, or a woman were experiencing morning sickness with incessant nausea that is not relieved by vomiting, then Ipecacuanha, administered in a minute dose, especially prepared by a homeopathic pharmacy in accordance with FDA approved guidelines, can allay the "similar" suffering.

Samuel Hahnemann described this principle by using a Latin phrase: Similia Similibus Curentur, which translates: "Let likes cure likes." It is a principle that has been known for centuries. Hahnemann developed the principle into a system of medicine called homeopathy, and it has been used successfully for the last 200 years.

How does homeopathy differ from conventional medicine?

How does the concept of homeopathy differ from that of conventional medicine? Very simply, homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to recover itself. Let's look at an example: the common cough.

First, we must accept that all symptoms, no matter how uncomfortable they are, represent the body's attempt to restore itself to health. Instead of looking upon the symptoms as something wrong which must be set right, we see them as signs of the way the body is attempting to help itself. Instead of trying to stop the cough with suppressants, as conventional medicine does, a homeopath will give a remedy that will cause a cough in a healthy person, and thus stimulate the ill body to restore itself.

Second, we must look at the totality of the symptoms presented. We each experience a cough in our unique way. Yet conventional medicine acts as if all coughs were alike. It therefore offers a series of suppressive drugs something to suppress the cough, something to dry the mucus, something to lower the histamine level, something to ease falling asleep.

Homeopathy, on the other hand, looks for the one substance that will cause similar symptoms in a healthy person. The person with a cough characterized by being worse when breathing cold air, and sounding like a deep bark, will need a quite different remedy than the person whose cough is loose in the morning, dry in the evening, and better when sitting up in bed. We characterize both as "coughs" but they are different illnesses in the individuals, and therefore require different homeopathic treatment.

In conventional medical thought, health is seen simply as the absence of disease. You assume that you are healthy if there is nothing wrong with you. To a person versed in homeopathy, health is much more than that. A healthy person is a person who is free on all levels: physical, emotional, and mental. Obviously, a person with a broken leg is not free, on the physical level, to move around. But on a more subtle level, a person who cannot eat certain foods or is allergic to certain materials is also experiencing a lack of freedom. It is a good emotional release to cry at a "tear jerker" movie, but someone who continues to cry for several weeks afterwards is experiencing a lack of freedom on the emotional level. Likewise, a person who cannot absorb what he has read or cannot remember day to day appointments is experiencing a restriction on the mental level. The homeopath recognizes such limitations and attempts, through the use of the properly selected remedies, to restore the person to health and freedom.

An important basic difference exists between conventional medical therapy and homeopathy. In conventional therapy, the aim often is to control the illness through regular use of medical substances, even if the medication is nothing more than vitamins. If the medication is withdrawn, however, the person returns to illness. There has been no cure. A person who takes a pill for high blood pressure every day is not undergoing a cure but is only controlling the symptoms. Homeopathy's aim is the cure: "The complete restoration of perfect health," as Dr. Samuel Hahneman said.

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Jankharia's Imaging Centre
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Diagnostic Speciality Centre
376, Sector 32-D, Chandigarh, India - 031
Phone : +91-0172- 2681424

Medical Diagnostic Centre
SCO 1048-49, Sector 22-B, Chandigarh, India - 022
Phone : +91-0172- 2713011

Plus Point Diagnostic Centre
SCO 165, Sector 37-C, Chandigarh, India - 036
Phone : +91-0172- 2692943

Chandigarh Diagnostic Centre
SCO 402, Sector 37-D, Chandigarh, India - 036
Phone : +91-0172-2695388

Uttam Laboratory & Engg. Centre
SCO 89, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh, India - 036
Phone : +91-0172- 2694698

Charitable Diagnostic Centre
Panchkula Welfare Trust (Regd.), SCF 32-33, Motor Market, Manimajra, Chandigarh, India-101
Phone : +91-0172-5017048, 5087688, 9316111123

Health Care Diagnostic Centre
SCO 359, Sector 44-D, Chandigarh, India - 047
Phone : +91-0172- 2665559

Hope Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Clinic
1184, Sector 21-B, Chandigarh, India - 022
Phone : +91-0172-2707935, 2706024, 5087794, 5087795

S. K. Diagnostic Centre
815, Sector 22-A, Chandigarh, India - 022
Phone : +91-0172- 2700234

Mirchia's Diagnostics & X-Ray Centre
SCO 912, NAC Mani Majra, Chandigarh, India - 101
Phone : +91-0172- 2733049

New Delhi Diagnostic Centre
SCO 2919, Sector 22-C, Chandigarh, India - 022
Phone : +91-0172- 2701867

Kalia Enterprises
SCO 2413-14, 2nd Floor, Sector 22-C, Chandigarh, India - 022
Phone : +91-0172-2777696, 3012696

Rehabilitation Centers
Rehabilitation is a continuous process needed to improve ones quality of life after injury or surgery.

Drug Rehabilitation
Physical Rehabilitation
Stroke Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Physical therapy for parapalegics and quadrapelegics.
Anorexia Nervosa treatments.
Drug Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Centres Inida

Cancer Patients Care, Cancer Patients NGO India
H/1572, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi - 110 019
Tel: +91 11 2627 0470 / 2627 2298

Cancer Patients Care, Cancer Patients NGO India
746, 8th Cross, 10th Main, Indiranagar 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560 008.
Tel: +91 80 525 1005

Cancer Patients Care, Cancer Patients NGO India
8, Uttam Tower, Above Nene Hospital, Nagar Road, Pune - 411 006
Tel: +91 20 3950 0350 Fax: +91 20 2669 6636

Suman Ramesh Tulsiani Diagnostic & Rehabilitation Center
Prabhadevi Industrial Estate, Gala No. 15, 1st floor, Next to Domino's Pizza,
Opp. Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400 025
Tel: +91 22 2438 3296 / 24924000

Association for the Trauma Care of India
Golden Home Project , 28th Floor Twin Town 'A' Wing, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025
Tel: 24308888

Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotamdas Hospital
Audiology and Speech Therapy Department, Padmashri Gordhanbapa chowk, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Mumbai 400 004
Ph. # 3671879, 385555

Lila Kishanchand Shahani Clinical Diagnostic Centre
Naigaon Municipal Maternity Hospital, 1st Floor,
Dahivalkar Road, Opposite BDD Chawl
No. 6&7, Next to Police Ground, Naigaon, Mumbai - 400 014
Tel: +91 22 2412 1680

National Association for the Blind.
11-Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road, Worli Seaface, Mumbai 400 025
Ph. # 4932539

V.D. Indian Society for mentally retarded.
Khushakks Dagaka House, Anand Road Ext., Near Rula Hall, Malad (W), Mumbai 400 064.
Ph. # 8892930, 8821393, Ph. # 8892409

Medical and Psychiatric Social Work Dept.
L.T.M.G. Hospital O.P.D. 12, Sion, Mumbai 400 022.
Ph. # 4076381

Cancer Patients Aid Association.
5, Malhotra House, Opp. G.P.O. Mumbai 400 001.
Ph. # 3061291, 3077812

All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
C/o A11 PMR, Hastaw Park, Clerk Rd., Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400 034
Ph. # 4932747

The Association for the Welfare of Persons with a Mental Handicap in Maharashtra
(A.W.M.H. Male).
Basement, Tumer Morrison House, 16, Bank Street, Mumbai 400 023
Ph. # 4303359, Ph. 2654816

Gopikrishna Piramal Memorial Hospital.
Ganpatrao Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013
Ph. # 4947837

Jerbal Wadia hospital for children.
Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400 012
Ph. # 4129786/7 Ext. 330

3 R Society (The Society for Reconstructive Surgery, Rehabilitation and Research).
Opp. Jain Mandir, R.C. Marg, Chembur, Mumbai 400 071.
Ph. # 5523051

All Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped.
Bhandra Reclamation (W), Mumbai - 400 050
Ph. # 6422638, 6427320

Vijay Merchant, Rehabilitation Centre for the disabled.
3rd Floor, 'A' Wing Mhatre Pen Bldg., Senapati Bapat Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028
Ph. # 4379922,

Centre for Human Ecology
16 Ravi Kiran New Link Road Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053
Tel: 26301884, 26301893

10 D / 605 Parshwanath Building Mulund, Mumbai 400080

GRIP- Group of Rehabilitation Intervention & Prevention
B/ 5 Green Fields, Sherly Rajan Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 4000050

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


The GNIIT Program,introduced in 1992 by NIIT higher education wing is the first educational offering in India which combines academic rigour and a full year's training in the IT industry.This unique format ensures thorough understanding of real world application and builds a platform for a successful career in IT for the students.Indeed,no prior knowledge of IT is needed before you appear in GNIIT Entrance Test conducted at NIIT centres across the country.Infact,through a perfected technique called SPIN our career counsellers will help you uncover your exact needs and assess your latent potential.On clearing the test, you can pursue the GNIIT program of studies any timeafter your 10+2,simultaneously with your studies at college or even after your graduation.

Semester 1 26 Weeks Programming approaches & techniques
Implementing a database design using Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Introduction to Unified Modelling Language
HTML using Microsoft Front Page
JAVA Programming
Information Search & Analysis Skills
Effective Communication & Personality Development - I
Technology Edge
Web Programmer
Semester 2 26 Weeks Object Oriented Programming using C++
CGI Programming
Multi-user operating system concepts using Linux6.0
Network operating system concepts using Microsoft WindowsNT Server 4.0
Concepts & tools of Quality Management
Information Search & Analysis skills
Effective Communication & Personality Development - II
Technology Edge
Object Oriented Application Programmer
Semester 3 26 Weeks Developing COM components using Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
Designing & Implementing Desktop Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
Designing & Implementing Distributed Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
Personal Quality Management
Information Search & Analysis Skills
Effective Communication & Personality Development - III
Technology Edge
Oject Oriented Visual Application Developer
Semester 4 26 Weeks Scripting
Extensible Markup Language(XML)
Analysing Requirements & Defining SolutionsArchitecture(ARDSA)
Software Quality Assurance
Effective Communication & Personality Development - IV
Technology Edge
Software Development Life Cycle(SDLC) Project
Web - Centric Application Designer & Developer

Version No: ILB.WNGY.FTZ:02

Effective Date: 8th June, 2004

Career Programs available under Futurz
FTC Curriculum

If you enroll for.... program
You study for...
You will get …

Career Edge
16 weeks
Basics Of Computers & MS Office,

Programming Logic & Techniques, HTML, Scripting, Project

LINUX, C++, Emerging trends, Application of IT in Organizations, Effective Communication (CBT), Getting started with computers (CBT), Outlook(CBT), Flash(CBT) & Intro to Oracle 8i(CBT)
* Program Performance Report

* CareerEdge Certificate

22 weeks or 6 months i.e, 1 semester
Basics Of Computers & MS Office,

Programming Logic & Techniques,

LINUX, OOPS using C++, UML, Java, Project,

HTML (CBT), Programming in C# (CBT), Operating System Concepts (CBT), Introduction to .NET (CBT), Effective Communication (CBT)

… (Also referred as Semester-1)
* Program Performance Report

* Certificate in Information Technology


42 weeks or 1 year i.e., 2 semesters
* Contents of CIT mentioned above Plus…

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)

SQL 2000, Software Development Life Cycle, JDBC & Java Beans, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Servlets & JSP, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Information Search and Analysis Skills (ISAS), Project,

Introducing Software Engineering (CBT), Software Quality Assurance (CBT), Interpersonal Communications (CBT), Oracle9i ORDBMS (CBT), Getting started with Java Scripts (CBT) … (Also referred as Semester-2)
* Program Performance Report

* Diploma in Information Technology Certificate

* Placement Assistance

62 weeks or

1 ½ years i.e., 3 semesters
* Contents of DIT mentioned above Plus …

XML, VB.Net, ASP.Net, Information Search and Analysis Skills (ISAS), Project, Intro to Networking (CBT), OOAD (CBT)

… (Also referred as Semester-3)
* Program Performance Report

* Advanced Diploma in Information Technology Certificate

* Placement Assistance


72 weeks /

2 years i.e., 4 semesters
* Contents of AIT mentioned above Plus …

Principles of COM+, Implementing COM+ services using VC#, Introduction to WAP & WML, Developing Mobile Application using J2ME, E-commerce architecture, Security, Project, International etiquette (CBT), TCP-IP (CBT), Commerce Server 2002 (CBT) …(Also referred as Semester-4)
* Program Performance Report

* Professional Diploma in Information Technology Certificate

* Placement Assistance

2 years i.e., 4 semesters
Contents of PIT in Normal Track

* Program Performance Report

* DNIIT Certificate

* Placement Assistance

3 years i.e., 6 semesters

(4 years after 10+2)
Contents of PIT in Normal Track,

Professional Practice consisting of two semesters PP1 & PP2,


* Career Development Service-I (CDS-I) in Semester 1

* Career Development Service-II (CDS-II) in Semester 2

* Career Development Service-III (CDS-III) in Semester 3
* Program Performance Report

* GNIIT Certificate

* Placement Assistance


(Semester 2 Only - Casual Admission)
22 weeks
Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)

SQL 2000, Software Development Life Cycle, JDBC & Java Beans, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Servlets & JSP, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Information Search and Analysis Skills (ISAS), Project,

Introducing Software Engineering (CBT), Software Quality Assurance (CBT), Interpersonal Communications (CBT), Oracle9i ORDBMS (CBT), Getting started with Java Scripts (CBT)
* Participation Certificate


(Semester 3 Only - Casual Admission)

22 weeks
XML, VB.Net, ASP.Net, Information Search and Analysis Skills (ISAS), Project, Intro to Networking (CBT), OOAD (CBT)
* Participation Certificate

4 Weeks
Systems Calls, Linux Administration (CBT)
* Certificate of Proficiency in System Call Programming and Basic Linux Administration

4 weeks
J2EE Applications: Architecture & Design, Oracle 9i AS (CBT)
* Certificate of Proficiency in J2EE Architecture and Oracle 9i AS

4 weeks
Data Warehousing & Data Mining (Theory and CBT)
* Proficiency in Information Analysis using OLAP Services

4 weeks
Enterprise Application Integration, BizTalk server (CBT)
* Certificate of Proficiency in

Cross platform Application Integration using Web services

Career Programs available under Futurz
FTC Curriculum


SN1, SN2, SN3, SN4
Module Test 1, Module Test 2, ISAS, Project Submission & Presentation

PP1, PP2
Assignments, Seminars, Daily Dairy, Monthly Progress Report, Semester Report. Presentations, Group Discussions, Project report

*Note: ISAS is applicable in Semester 2 & Semester 3 only.


Time Norm

Record of Student Appraisal scores given to the student at the end of the Program. The PPR will be available on for the student.
Any student
7 days from the last appraisal date of last enrolled semester.


CWAP: Cumulative Weighted Average Performance

If CWAP >= 50% Graded Certificate

If CWAP < 50% Participation Certificate

Provided any student who completes a program subject to Program Eligibility Norms and Student Appraisal Obligations stated in Student Academic regulations Hand Book
21 days from the last appraisal date of last enrolled semester

PP Allotment
Any GNIIT student who gets 60% in each semester (SWAP), provides proof of minimum 3 year graduation and who has completed all four semesters in normal track
3 months from the time the student submits the necessary eligibility proofs for Professional Practice

Minimum of 3 Interview Opportunities
Any student who has got 70% aggregate across all semesters (CWAP) and has registered for Placement Assistance subject to Obligations stated in Student Academic Regulations Hand Book.
6 months from the date of registration for Placement Assistance

Also refer to the Student Handbook – Academic Regulations & Student Obligations documents available on


1. The details of the contents of these semesters are as per the Course Objectives List, which is available in the Front Office for reference.

2. All students will be provided with personal copy of the study material during the program. Part –I, II and III of the courseware kits for each semester will be given to the student on payment of CW1, CW2 and CW3 components respectively.

3. For GNIIT students, course material for CDS will be given to each GNIIT student during the first 3 semesters at pre-defined schedules on payment of CDS fees.

4. NIIT centre will make every effort to adhere to the time a norm specified but is not responsible for delays beyond its control.

5. * Select courses/facilities available at select locations / centres

GNIIT to include quality management
NIIT Limited, the information technology training, consulting and services company, has announced the inclusion of a quality management programme in its three-year GNIIT programme.
Four modules on quality management concepts, tools of quality management, ISO 9000 for software and the SEI-CMM model, software quality assurance and personal quality have been added to the GNIIT curriculum.

L Balasubramanian, general manager, NIIT, said the curriculum had been expanded in response to the results of a survey of employers. The results showed that seven of the 10 additional skills employers wanted in software professionals they hired pertained to quality management rather than technology.

Balasubramanian also pointed out that, with the increasing cost of manpower, India would be hard put to sustain its low cost of labour advantage for very long. "It is therefore important that we compete on quality," he said.

Among the other topics that are covered in the quality modules are software testing, documentation standards, time management, prioritisation and planning and problem solving methodology. The module has been created through extensive inputs from the work of Philip B Crosby, the quality expert associated with the 'zero defect' concept.

NIIT itself has experimented internally with Crosby concepts such as the 'Complete Quality Management System'.

The change in the curriculum comes a year after the GlobalNet curriculum for GNIIT was introduced. NIIT says its continuous interaction with the industry as a consultant and software developer for various companies helps it modify curriculum to suit current requirements within a short time.

The company has also separated curriculum development - which is done through the instructional research and design department - from curriculum delivery. This division enables NIIT to deliver a standardised model across the globe (the company now has operations in several East and West Asian nations), and across self-managed and franchise centres.

NIIT has also developed CD-ROMs on Crosby concepts such as personal quality management and problem solving tools. While these will be used in the GNIIT programme, they will be also be marketed separately.
NIIT launches new GNIIT programme

ITP News Network / Mumbai

TRAINING major NIIT has introduced a new ‘industry-endorsed’ multiple-track GNIIT programme for career aspirants in IT. The new GNIIT programme has been ‘co-designed’ with the IT and ITeS industry and is geared to fulfil their emerging manpower needs. The programme envisages four specialisation tracks built upon a common foundation.

Delving on the unique features of the new GNIIT programme, Vijay K Thadani, CEO, NIIT said that a significant part of the programme content has been customised to meet the specific requirements of large recruiters.

“The new industry-endorsed GNIIT programme, designed in consultation with the recruiters and NIIT alumni from across the IT sector, will help bridge the huge IT manpower demand-supply gap by offering the ‘right skilled IT manpower’ in a steady and predictable manner,” said Thadani.

Dr Smarajit Dey, head of individual learning business, said, “The new programme combines generic IT skills with company-specific skills to create a pool of professionals who are both industry-ready and are productive immediately.”

“NIIT has visualised placement partnerships with leading IT and ITeS companies who would also be involved in the selection process of candidates,” added Dr Dey.

The programme has identified four specialisation tracks—Software Engineering; Systems Engineering & Networking; Information Systems Management and Business Process Management.

These streams were identified based on an assessment of the most demanded job skills based on the hiring trends of the IT and ITeS industries and after studying the kind of jobs that GNIIT students were engaged in over the last few quarters. All students begin with a common foundation semester, after which their performance and specific strengths are used to determine the specialisation they would opt for.

The GNIIT programme also focuses on the emerging technology platforms that will be in demand in future. But in addition, these programmes have been designed with specific industry requirements in mind.

NIIT has paid specific attention to the needs of the BPO industry that requires technical and other manpower in large numbers at short notice. NIIT has created accelerated options and exit points mid-way through the programme in order to meet these needs.

The launch of the new GNIIT programme comes at a time when the shortage of ‘right skilled IT manpower’ has become a burning issue for HR managers.

The IDC Nasscom McKinsey Ministry of CIT Task Force report has predicted a fresh demand of over 5 million IT and ITeS professionals by 2012. Of this, the ITeS industry alone will need about 2.9 million professionals.

Credit waivers for GNIIT in Ireland

ITP News Network / New Delhi

More opportunities have opened up for NIIT graduates with the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) in Ireland, allowing them substantial exemptions from its Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. Students undergoing a DNIIT programme, can get two years exemption from a four-year Bachelors Programme in Computing. Students with a DNIIT and Bachelors degree can join the final year of BSc courses or gain direct entry into the Masters in Computing course. Holders of the GNIIT title can gain direct entry into the final year of the Masters in Computing course.

This recognition of NIIT awards is particularily significant as it comes from one of the best centres of IT training in Ireland. The Dundalk Institute of Technology has played a leading role in supplying the Irish and European software industry with developers and Internet technologists.

Talking about the NIIT and Dundalk programmes, the Irish Institute’s head of computing, Dr Bob McKiernan said, “We were particularily struck by the depth of knowledge provided by NIIT courses. The technical focus also is close to the approach taken in Ireland. NIIT graduates will find that our courses give them professional skills in software development, Internet technologies and IT management.”

DKIT offers Bachelors programmes in commercial computing (software development), Inte-rnet technologies and in information technology management. The suite of Masters courses includes Masters in Computing and MSc in Software Development. Besides Dundak University, Ireland, NIIT has partnership with more than a dozen universities across the world including ITT Technical Institute, US; University of Southern New Hampshire, US; University of Sunderland, UK; University of Northumbria UK and University of Canberra in Australia.

Succeed with Information Technology
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT Training Organization shows you the way to a successful career in Information Technology.

Considered the first and the best choice for comprehensive IT learning solutions, NIIT offers a host of programs to jump start IT careers. NIIT’s premium IT Career program is the Industry-Endorsed GNIIT. 27,000 students placed in major IT companies in the last 2 years & placements in 17 of the top 20 IT companies are a perfect endorsement of this program’s strength.
The GNIIT Advantage:
Industry-endorsed Curriculum
Multiple Track Specialization - Software Engineering, Business Information Management & Systems Engineering & Networking.
Global Professional Technology Certifications
NIIT’s partnership with academia and IT majors like Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems etc.
Professional PracticeTM – One year of Work Experience enabling students to earn-as-they-learn
Merit Scholarships for deserving candidates on the basis of Class 12 results.**

So, if your child has completed Class 12 or is attending college; give him the GNIIT advantage today!

Call 1800 180 6448 (BSNL) or 1800 102 6448 (Airtel)
SMS niit_careers to 6161