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COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Introduction to the Program
Postgraduate Certificate in Community and Economic Development
Postgraduate Diploma in Community and Economic Development
Master of Science in Community and Economic Development
Doctor of Philosophy (by Coursework) in Community and Economic Development

Doctor of Philosophy (by Dissertation) in Community and Economic Development

Program Audience
Development Faculty
Program Recognition

Aloha and Welcome to Akamai!

As the Program Co-Director, I would like to welcome you to Akamai University's Programs in Community and Economic Development.

Roughly 1.3 billion people live in absolute poverty with nearly 25 million being added to their numbers each year. Hundreds of millions of people have no running water to drink or bathe themselves. One hundred million people do not have homes to live in and must spend their lives on the streets and pavements, their children never knowing the security of a suitable shelter. (World Bank and the United Nations)

Already, more than ten percent of the earth's vegetated surface has been degraded, an area larger than India and China combined. This desertification, caused by overgrazing domestic animals, over-cultivation, salinization, and deforestation, has already begun to impact over 35 percent of the land surface of the Earth and the situation is worsening (United Nations Environmental Program).

The children of many nations suffer appalling abuses at the hands of their own countrymen and represent a huge and voiceless population seldom represented in the international human rights arena. Street children are frequently abused by police, or imprisoned in inhumane conditions. Because of their vulnerable condition, young people are often used as soldiers, and bonded laborers. Governments are known to perpetrate or acquiesce in systematic human rights violations against women, citing customs and rigid concepts of privacy as justifications for the subordination of women. (Human Rights Watch)

Human culture now has the potential to inflict irreversible damage on the environment and on its life sustaining systems and resources. Already, critical stress suffered by our environment is clearly manifest in the air, water, and soil, our climate, and plant and animal species. Should this deterioration be allowed to continue, we can expect to alter the living world to the extent that it will be unable to sustain life, as we know it. (Union of Concerned Scientists)

More than half the World population lacks access to the badly needed essential drugs. More than 150 million children are born every year worldwide and approximately 10% of these will never see their fifth birthday. One child dies every other second, due to malnutrition, hunger and poverty. It is estimated that one quarter of the World population is subject to chronic intestinal parasitic infections, which have insidious effects on growth, malnutrition, and cognitive functions. (World Health Organization, World Health Report)

Those professionals who are well prepared in the fields of community and economic development, and economic recovery, are those who will play a major role in the economies of the future. I welcome you to examine in more detail Akamai University's Programs in Community and Economic Development.

Sincere regards,

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Akamai Development Programs

PROGRAM AUDIENCE
The Akamai programs Business Administration are designed to serve the needs of career professionals in the fields of community development, economic recovery, and economic development.

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PRIMARY FACULTY

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Program Director, Community and Economic Development

Premkumar Rajagopal, DipMan, BBA, MBA, Ph.D.
Business Administration and Executive Training

Harvey Menden, Ph.D.
Organizational Behavior

Mirjana Radovic, Ph.D. Entrepreneurship for Women

Niranjan Ray, Ph.D.
Information Technology

Somchet Isarangkul Na Ayudhya, Ph.D.
International Business and Economic Development

Sandra Kolbl-Holman, Ph.D.
Peace Studies

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

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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