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Professional Business Diploma Programs
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Economic Development and Economic Recovery
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in Economic Development and Economic Recovery
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Welcome to
the Center for Business and Economic Development!

As the Director, I would like to welcome you to Akamai University's Center for Business and Economic Development. The programs offered are focused on enhancing your practitioner and academic capabilities. The various programs build skills required for success in today's global business and economic environment. As a learner, your journey developing skills will start at the point where you are currently and build on that basis. This approach will ensure you develop the skills necessary for your continued success in an ever-changing technologically evolving environment. The goal of this Center is to enable you to acquire the capability to be a life long learner.

As we all know, the problems of mankind are fast approaching critical dimensions. Growing and seemingly irreversible economic problems persist in spite of continued wealth and advancements in much of the developed world. The Business Center acknowledges the vital role of highly qualified business leaders, able to mightily advance the interests of their firms and their industries, and address local and national economic concerns while simultaneously bringing about sustainable solutions to the world's emerging economic, intercultural, and environmental difficulties. We understand that resolving global problems will require dynamic solutions, involving business leaders, international corporate cooperation, community-based nonprofit and public advancements, and the guidance of broad based coalitions of world leaders toward sustainable economic solutions.

The programs offered are well suited for you if you desire further development of your skills in any of the four departments including business administration, international business, nonprofit management, and economic development. Akamai University?s Center for Business and Economic Development exists to support your learning journey. Studies can be customized to meet your need to develop necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities. The entire faculty looks forward to empowering your learning journey that will result in a respected degree.

As you look over the programs offered, feel free to contact me to let me know how I can be of service to you during your quest for life long knowledge and skill-building.

Sincere regards,

Dr. Harvey Menden
Director, Center for Business and Economic Development

PROGRAM AUDIENCE
The Center for Business and Economic Development serves the needs of professionals in the fields of business and corporate management, international business, not-for-profit management, eBusiness and small business operations, and economic development. It is assumed that students applying to this program will have a background in business or economic development and be familiar with theories and practices associated with business research.


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PRIMARY FACULTY

Premkumar Rajagopal, DipMan, BBA, MBA, Ph.D.
Center Director, Graduate Programs
Business Administration and Executive Training

Harvey Menden, Ph.D.
Center Director, Undergraduate Programs
Organizational Behavior

Mirjana Radovic, Ph.D. Entrepreneurship for Women

Niranjan Ray, Ph.D.
Information Technology

Ashok Kumar, LLM (Syd,Aust) GCDR(UTS,Aust) CA(Aust) CA(NZ) ACIS FTIA AAMINZ
Business Administration

Daniel Joseph O'Shea, JD
Business Administration and Business Law

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Busniess Administration, International Business and Economic Development

H. Alan Kesten, Ph.D.
Business Administration and Nonprofit Management

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PROGRAM RECOGNITION

International Vocational Education and Training Association
United Kingdom Group of International Professional Bodies
Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants

International Vocational Education and Training Association [IVETA]
IVETA is a membership association and network of vocational skills training organizations, business and industrial firms, vocational educators and other individuals and groups interested or involved in vocational education and training worldwide. IVETA is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of high-quality vocational education and training wherever it exists and wherever it is needed. Akamai University was first admitted to membership on 4 March 2005. IVETA Website Email IVETA

United Kingdom Group of International Professional Bodies

The UK Group of International Professional Bodies first recognized Akamai University degrees on 9 March 2005.

The Institute of Management Specialists
The Institute of Manufacturing
Professional Business and Technical Management
Professional Business and Technical Management
The Academy of Multi-Skills

The Institute of Management Specialists
The Institute of Management Specialists, a British professional awarding body, was founded in 1971 to advance the knowledge, skills and achievements of professional management specialists involved in modern management, computers, technology and systems. Akamai graduates in the field of business and economic development are eligible for membership as full members or fellows. Akamai degrees were first recognized by The Institute of Management Specialists on 14 February 2005.

The Institute of Manufacturing
The Institute of Manufacturing, a British professional awarding body, was founded in 1978 to serve the interests of specialists in the fields of professional manufacturing, modern technology, computers and systems. The Institute strives to improve the skills and competencies of those specializing in manufacturing and related fields, who hope to improve their abilities to contribute to the overall effectiveness of industry and commerce across the global community. Akamai graduates in the field of business and economic development are eligible for membership as full members or fellows. Akamai degrees were first recognized by The Institute of Manufacturing on 14 February 2005.

Professional Business and Technical Management
A British professional awarding body, was founded in 1983 to serve the interests of industrial, computer, technological, and associated management. Akamai graduates in the field of business and economic development are eligible for membership as full members or fellows. Akamai degrees were first recognized by Professional Business and Technical Management on 14 February 2005.


The Academy of Multi-Skills
A professional awarding body for the multi-skilled professional, founded in 1995 to advance the quality standards of multi-skilled, managers, administrators, management specialists, computer specialists, and practitioners in general business and technical areas. Akamai graduates in the field of business and economic development are eligible for membership as full members or fellows. Akamai degrees were first recognized by The Academy of Multi-Skills on 14 February 2005.

The Academy of Executives and Administrators
A professional awarding body for executives and administrative personnel, founded in 2002 to raise the standards for management knowledge and skills worldwide. Akamai graduates in the field of business and economic development are eligible for membership as full members or fellows. Akamai degrees were first recognized by The Academy on 14 February 2005.


Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants
Graduate students completing Akamai University programs with course emphasis in the fields of e-commerce, e-business, entrepreneurship, information systems, information technology, e-learning, instructional learning technology are eligible to be CEC E-Commerce Consultant Certified. ICECC first recognized Akamai University degrees on 9 March 2005. ICECC Email












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