Bachelor of Science in Trust and Wealth Management (BSTWM)

Southern States University’s Bachelor of Science in Trust and Wealth Management (BS-TWM) is a four-year degree program structured to provide students with an academic foundation solidly built upon general education and specialized finance courses. This program strives to prepare students for career opportunities in financial services, insurance, investments, and financial planning, or as a precursor

BU-503 Business Fundamentals 3.0

Business Fundamentals is designed for students with no or limited knowledge of business. Students will analyze and apply knowledge in 10 business areas necessary to address a wide variety of business-related situations. Students will master core proficiencies in the following business areas: Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management, Economics, Global Business, Quantitative Techniques and Statistics, Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a four-year degree program in which students will be prepared with an academic background, in addition to practical experiences necessary to survive in today’s challenging business environment. The general education and lower division courses provide a strong academic foundation that includes humanities, arts, science and business courses, so that

Certificate in Information Technology

The Certificate in Information Technology program is designed to give participants the knowledge, skills, and abilities to begin a career in an IT-related field. The certificate addresses the role of IT in organizations and the various technologies comprising the broader area of information technology, and their interworking. A total of seven courses at the graduate

IT 511: Advanced Database Systems

Advanced database systems is the second course in the program dealing with database management. This course covers: data modeling with enhanced E-R model, database design theory, relational model, object-oriented model, physical database design and performance, advanced SQL, query optimization, transaction processing, concurrency, recovery, web and semi-structured data management, distributed databases, data warehousing, data quality and

IT 520: Information Security

Information Security focuses on various important aspects of security in a present-day information system. This course covers: Historical developments and components of information security, business needs of information security, legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security, risk management, planning for security, security technology and tools, cryptography and cryptographic tools, implementing information security, and information

IT 517: Electronic Commerce Systems

Electronic Commerce Systems covers the key elements comprising electronic commerce. Topics covered are: E-commerce business models, E-commerce categories and applications (B2B, B2C, and C2C), E-commerce infrastructure (Internet, web, and mobile platforms), E-commerce payment systems, E-commerce security, E-commerce marketing and advertisement, online retailing and services, online auction strategies, social and ethical issues in E-commerce. Prerequisite: IT

IT 599: IT Capstone Project

In the IT Capstone course, students work on real-world projects that draw upon and apply the concepts, principles, skills, and tools that are taught in the IT courses. Students study a problem requiring an IT systems solution, then clearly define the scope of the problem, gather requirements, develop specifications, develop a project plan, design, implement,

IT 533: Ethical Issues in IT

Ethical Issues in IT provides an in-depth study of various aspects of ethical practices in the uses and applications of information technology. Emphasis is placed on computer-related codes of ethics, ethics and responsibility of IT professionals and users, computer and Internet crimes, intellectual property issues, social networking ethical issues, privacy and anonymity, and impacts of

IT 516: Web Information Systems

Web Information Systems covers the major technologies driving the development of web pages, dynamic content in web pages, web servers, and databases. It also covers Rich Internet Applications (RIA), database accesses via web applications, and web application development. Prerequisite: IT 501, IT 510

The Trump administration abandons a plan to strip visas from international students taking only virtual courses.

 July 14, 2020

From the New York Times.

For your information while we await official word from SEVP.

The Trump administration has walked back a policy that would have stripped international college students of their U.S. visas if their coursework was entirely online, ending a proposed plan that had thrown the higher education world into turmoil.

The policy, announced on July 6, prompted an immediate lawsuit from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and on Tuesday, the government and the universities reached a resolution, according to the judge overseeing the case.

The agreement reinstates a policy implemented in March amid the pandemic that gave international students flexibility to take all their classes online and remain legally in the country with student visas.

“Both the policy directive and the frequently asked questions would not be enforced anyplace” under the resolution, Judge Allison Burroughs said, adding that the agreement applied nationwide.

The initial guidance, issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, would have required foreign students to take at least one in-person class or leave the country. Students who returned to their home countries when schools closed in March would not have been allowed back into the United States if their fall classes were solely online.

The higher education world was thrown into disarray, with most colleges already well into planning for the return to campus in the fall. Two days after it was announced, Harvard and M.I.T. filed the first of several lawsuits seeking to stop it.

The attorneys general of at least 18 states, including Massachusetts and California, also sued, charging that the policy was reckless, cruel and senseless. Scores of universities threw their support behind the litigation, along with organizations representing international students.

On Tuesday, more than a dozen technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, also came out in support of the Harvard and M.I.T. lawsuit, arguing the policy would harm their businesses.

“America’s future competitiveness depends on attracting and retaining talented international students,” the companies said in court papers.

John Tucker
Southern States University

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