BS in Management Program Updated for New Online Course Model

Western International University® (West) is pleased to announce that our Bachelor of Science in Management program curriculum has been reviewed and updated, and is now available for enrollment in our new online course format. For complete program information, visit:

Prior Learning Assessment: Credit for Learning Beyond the Classroom


West President Tracy Lorenz writes about the changing demographics for today's college students and how adult students may have gained knowledge outside the traditional classroom that could potentially qualify as college-equivalent learning for academic credit toward a degree.

Read more of Tracy's articles on higher education at

For more information about West's complimentary prior Learning Assessment (PLA) service, visit:

West's New Career Webinars

To celebrate National Career Development Week, West created two new career webinars to offer advice on how to:

  • Gain experience when you don’t have the experience for your desired career.
  • Develop a personal “elevator pitch” to use when networking in business and social settings.

Click the link below to view these webinars, and more!

West in the Community

November has been one of West’s busiest months for community and philanthropic events. Here are a few of our recent activities:

St. Mary’s Food Bank Rock ‘N Box – On November 4, twenty West volunteers including staff, faculty, alumni, and family members helped sort and box 3,600 pounds of food that will benefit local community residents.

Dress For Success “Suit for the Stars” Gala – Seven West staffers served as “Giving Ambassadors” at the Dress For Success annual celebration on November 6 to support the economic independence of disadvantaged women through career development, support network, and professional attire.

Women’s Enterprise Foundation “Creating Fearless Leaders” Scholarship Breakfast – West President Tracy Lorenz served as a guest panelist on November 7 at this annual event that supports women business owners grow their businesses through grants and scholarships.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale “Live and Local” – West staff and their family members helped set up for this annual event that supports the children and families served by BGCGS programs.

Career Pathways and Workforce Panel Discussion – On November 13, West students, alumni, staff, faculty and community members heard distinguished West professors share their perspectives on how their degree programs/areas of study can benefit graduates in the workforce.

Arizona Council of International Visitors “Education in the Digital Age” – West’s Provost, Dr. Benjamin Pryor, hosted a group of 23 international and local educators at West’s Tempe campus on November 14 to discuss technological innovations in higher education.

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 December 4 & 18


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

Thursday, December 4, 11:00am-Noon
Thursday, December 18, 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