MA in Human Dynamics Program Updated for New Online Course Model

Western International University® (West) is pleased to announce that our Master of Arts in Human Dynamics program curriculum has been reviewed and updated, and is now available for enrollment in our new online course format. Visit the program webpage for complete program information.

West Teams Up with StraighterLine

StraighterLine and Western International University® (West) have teamed up to provide an affordable and relevant education for working adults. Addressing the continuing education needs and financial realities of today’s working adults, StraighterLine, a leading provider of affordable, flexible online courses that are transferable for certain college credit, has teamed with West to develop an online degree path designed for the 21st century global environment.

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International Speakers to Meet November 6 & 20


Join West's International Speakers group for the November Toastmasters meetings in Room 222 at the Tempe campus:

Thursday, November 6, 11:00am-Noon
Thursday, November 20, 4:00-5:00pm

Meetings are open to West students, faculty, staff, and the public, and visitors are always welcome. For details on this organization, email or login to, click on Communities tab, then the All Clubs link.

West Hosts NAWBO Phoenix Mentoring Program

West is hosting the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix mentoring program through May 2015. This program is held the first Wednesday each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at West’s Tempe Campus. West President Tracy Lorenz will facilitate the session on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 with the topic “Finding the Right People – Lead and Manage the New/Growing Organization.”

The NAWBO mentoring program is helping women business owners achieve excellent results in their businesses and in their lives. During the past 10 years, more than 200 women have experienced the power and enjoyment of receiving personal support from qualified executives and coaches to achieve breakthroughs, strengthen business acumen, and gain confidence in their leadership skills.

For more information, contact, call 602-429-1078, or visit NAWBO at

The "New" Traditional College Students


West President Tracy Lorenz writes about the changing demographics for today's college students and debunks five misconceptions about the online educational experience.

Read more of Tracy's articles on higher education at

National Survey of Women Finds Price Outranks Prestige When Considering College

Survey also finds personal achievement is the number one reason women seek a degree

The Western International University® (West) study surveyed women age 22-50 across the United States with an interest in continuing education, to gather insight into their thoughts about higher education and the motivators and barriers they face to earning a degree.

Women overwhelmingly chose price over prestige when choosing a college, as affordability is their biggest barrier to achieving a college degree. The survey also found by a margin of more than three-to-one that women see online degrees as more achievable than traditional on ground programs. In addition, women aren’t just pursuing degrees to make more money, but rather as a badge of personal achievement. When given reasons for continuing their education, 97 percent chose accomplishing a personal goal as very or somewhat important, while 89 percent noted it would be very or somewhat important to earn more money in their field.

Click here for a summary of the survey findings.
To view the complete survey report, click here.