West Commencement 2015

This is an exciting time of year for Western International University (West) and for our students who are nearing completion of their degree programs. Our annual commencement ceremony will take place from 2:00pm–4:00pm on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Ballroom. This year's ceremony will once again be broadcast live online for those who are unable to attend in person to applaud their graduates' achievements. Watch here for the online viewing link to be posted closer to the event date. 

Why a Global Curriculum Matters

West is passionate about our "middle name" -- International -- and we've created a short video to explain why having global concepts integrated throughout our curriculum is an important benefit for our students and graduates. Please visit west.edu/global to view our video and to learn more about West's mission to prepare leaders for the dynamic, global marketplace.

International Speakers Meet Sept. 3 & 17


Join West's International Speakers group for their Toastmasters meetings in Room 230 at the Tempe campus, from 3:00-4:00pm.

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

New & Updated Programs for 2015-2016

Students Ask, and West Listens!

It seems at each year's commencement ceremony, we hear bachelor graduates telling us, "I wish you offered a master degree in ________." Western International University (West) is pleased to announce that three additional programs are now open for enrollment. Two master programs that are frequently requested and a new bachelor program have recently been updated for our online course format. Click on each link below for complete program details.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management

Master of Science in Information Systems

Master of Arts in Innovative Leadership

You can also click here to view our newly updated 2015-2016 University Catalog with complete academic policies and program/course information. 

Is Higher Education a Buyer's Market?


West President Tracy Lorenz writes about declining enrollment in an educational landscape where the number of education providers is on the rise, and three options a prospective student should consider when selecting a university.


You can read Tracy's articles on higher education at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tracy-lorenz/