AUPP: American University of Phnom Penh

Introduction

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PHNOM PENH

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AUPP

The American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) opened its doors in May, 2013. AUPP was started by Cambodian Nationals who have a passion and commitment to providing quality higher education in Cambodia, and a desire to help advance Cambodia with educated leaders.

The American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) is an independent higher education institution offering a rigorous, high quality American style education that prepares students with the strong theoretical base and practical skills to further their studies and to be competitive in the global marketplace. AUPP provides an educational environment in which students achieve competency in their area of study, demonstrate the capacity for effective critical thinking and communication skills and utilize sound problem-solving strategies. AUPP educates students to be contributing global citizens who have a strong knowledge base, are committed to lifelong learning and demonstrate high ethical standards and behavior.

The American University of Phnom Penh is recognized as a leader in higher education, known for academic rigor, teaching excellence and innovation, and high ethical standards. The University partners with universities and colleges in the United States and other institutions of higher education to offer opportunities and access that ensure that our graduates are among the best educated in the world.

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AUPP provides a great opportunity for students, and an alternative to students going abroad to study in the U.S., Australia, UK, or even the region. As an international university, AUPP provides a superior education for Cambodians and other nationalities. It provides a quality education for a career but also an excellent education for students wanting to go abroad for a Master’s degree.

AUPP offers undergraduate programs in Law; Global Affairs; Business; and, Information Technology Management. Currently, a minor exists in Liberal Studies and Economics. These programs have been strategically chosen and designed based on national, regional and international trends and needs. Additional programs are being identified, also based on market analyses.

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All actions of the university are guided by national and international accreditation standards.

AUPP understands and is committed to pursuing partnerships with business and industry, along with other international universities. Currently, AUPP has partnerships with University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Ohio University and California State University, Long Beach, as well as MOUs with local industry, such as RMA. The university strives to bring guest speakers to the campus, take fieldtrips to businesses and other organizations, be engaged with community projects so that students have real life experiences to relate to their academic coursework, and conduct research for improving Cambodia.

Mission

The American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) is the first American-style independent higher education institution offering a quality and rigorous education that prepares students with the strong theoretical base and practical skills to further their studies and to be competitive in the global marketplace. The American University of Phnom Penh provides an educational environment in which students achieve competency in their area of study, demonstrate the capacity for effective critical thinking and communication skills and utilize sound problem-solving strategies. The American University of Phnom Penh educates students to be contributing global citizens who have a strong knowledge base, are committed to life-long learning and demonstrate high ethical standards and behavior.

Vision

The American University of Phnom Penh will be a leader in higher education, known for academic rigor, teaching excellence and innovation, and high ethical standards. The University partners with universities and colleges in the United States and other institutions of higher education to offer opportunities and access that ensure that our University’s graduates are among the best educated in the world.

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Values

Educated Citizenry

The American University of Phnom Penh believes that knowledge is essential to the advancement of the Cambodian and global societies and is committed to academic excellence.

Lifelong Learning

The American University of Phnom Penh subscribes to the belief that individuals should be invested in a lifelong learning process, and seeks to instill that belief in its graduates.

Social Responsibility and Global Perspective

The American University of Phnom Penh is committed to addressing the challenges in today’s global society and takes seriously its responsibility to prepare students/graduates to be good global citizens.

Integrity

The American University of Phnom Penh believes that ethical behavior is critical to societal well-being; high ethical standards are foundational to the University and to the student experience.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Information Technology Management

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Cambodia Phnom Penh

The <strong>Information Technology Management (ITM) program</strong> is designed to develop professionals in emerging and converging information and communication technologies. A degree in ITM produces graduates who can organize business processes to support the strategic corporate needs, demands and goals at the management level. [+]

The Information Technology Management (ITM) program is designed to develop professionals in emerging and converging information and communication technologies. A degree in ITM produces graduates who can organize business processes to support the strategic corporate needs, demands and goals at the management level. The program is designed to bridge the gap between problems of business and the capabilities of information technology, while aligning the technology with business strategies. Students enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills with knowledge of management principles. The program is a balance of technology, management, communications and the liberal arts. Students are prepared for positions in technology and management fields, such as local and national government, telecommunications, financial institutions, corporate or educational IT units, private business and NGO’s. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to enter technology related careers in business and management. Job opportunities include, but are not limited to: business, management and systems analyst; IT and project management; IT director; information management specialist; database or web administrator; network administrator; software or computer applications specialist; IT security officer; and data scientist. The program is currently under development. It is projected that students will take 45 units in their major, with 15 units of electives, allowing for a completion of a chosen minor, concentration or a free selection of courses. In addition to General Education requirements of the university, students in ITM will require co-requisite courses in math (algebra, calculus, and/or statistics), and lab courses in science. Completion of the program will also require demonstration of technical writing ability, a senior project, and an internship. [-]

Bachelor of Science: Business

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Cambodia Phnom Penh

The <strong>Business Program</strong> prepares graduates for success in the world of business, whether in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, or beyond. [+]

The Business Program prepares graduates for success in the world of business, whether in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, or beyond. Business education and the successful pursuit of a business career requires graduates to understand basic economic concepts and mathematical relationships, while at the same time being analytical and able to communicate ideas effectively through written and verbal communications. Students enrolled in Business develop core competencies in each of the functional areas of business – marketing, finance, accounting and management - in order to understand the inter-relationships among these functional areas and how these relationships can impact the operation and value of an organization. Concepts from coursework in General Education contribute to students’ preparation for a business career by enhancing understanding of the world today and how people think and act in the global marketplace. The professional program in Business focuses on the common body of knowledge in business. Preparation for a career in today’s world requires that graduates have a broad-based education and know how to both learn and appreciate the importance of life-long learning. Building on an understanding of the basic underpinnings of business operations, graduates are able to grasp new ideas, think analytically, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work as a member of a team, value cultural differences, develop strong ethical values and develop respect for the environment in order to work effectively in the environment in which organizations operate. Career Opportunities The job opportunities with a degree in business are open-ended. A typical graduate will find a broad spectrum of career opportunities in the public (governmental) or private sector; working for large or small firms; local, national, or multi-national organizations; entrepreneurial ventures; family businesses, or large publicly held enterprises. Regardless of the sector of the economy, business skills are necessary and opportunities for business graduates abound. Job titles vary greatly. Further, over time, career opportunities shift as new technologies are developed and new markets created. A typical graduate today is likely to pursue any number of different opportunities over the course of a career. Program Outcomes Internalizes the importance of lifelong learning Ability to update skills and adapt to emerging technologies Ability to plan for lifelong learning Recognize, structure and assimilate new knowledge as it applies to an organization Demonstrates ability to analyze data, solve problems and think critically Demonstrates ability to see the ‘big picture’ and the interrelationships that exist among factors affecting an outcome Able to analyze situations, including ‘status quo’ and demonstrate ability to adapt to change Able to gather, organize and analyze relevant data for decision making and demonstrates ability to take decisions Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively Evidences effective oral communications skills Evidences effective writing skills Able to produce technical report Able to make effective presentations Demonstrates ethical behavior, social responsibility and cultural diversity within the business environment Demonstrates ability to work in a multi-cultural setting Evidences a commitment to corporate social responsibility Demonstrates personal and organizational integrity as a part of ethical behavior Able to analyze and manage the interrelationships among different business functions Evidences basic knowledge relating to each functional area of business Demonstrates basic knowledge of how businesses operate and the contributions made by each functional area of business Demonstrates ability to analyze complex problems and issues Able to cite contributions of each functional area to organizational success The major consists of 48 units plus 15 units for a minor (Economics) or electives. The major, with a concentration or minor and including general education, requires a minimum of 125 units. [-]

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Bachelor of Arts: Global Affairs

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Cambodia Phnom Penh

The <strong>Global Affairs program</strong> provides students an understanding of current challenges in the ASEAN region and around the world. [+]

The mission of the program is to prepare students for global leadership and service and to train the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalized world. It is intended for individuals who want to be policymakers at the national, regional, and local government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and multi-national corporations. The Global Affairs program provides students an understanding of current challenges in the ASEAN region and around the world. The program provides an opportunity to study crucial contemporary issues--conflict among and within nations, democratization, economic and political globalization, regional conflicts and the emerging importance of non-state actors; as well as analysis of foreign and economic policy making and security issues in the region and on a global scale. In every nation, there is a growing need for knowledgeable professionals who are capable of identifying solutions to the unique challenges of an interdependent world. The Global Affairs Program offers a solid foundation for entering the work force or for graduate studies. The program prepares students for career opportunities with government agencies dealing with foreign affairs, international security, and the international economy; with multinational corporations, banks, and consulting firms; and with international organizations. The program also provides preparation for programs in international law and business and for graduate study in more specialized fields. Program Outcomes: At the completion of the major in Global Affairs, graduate will be able to: Identify, describe and define basic factual information and analytical concepts concerning global issues. Analyze issues and phenomena using relevant social science concepts, theories, and methods Use argument and evidence effectively to communicate original analysis of social, political, economic and cultural phenomena. Construct well-reasoned solutions or conclusions; test and defend conclusions against relevant criteria and standards. Critically analyze one’s own thinking by identifying presumptions, values and viewpoints as well as problems, inconsistencies and unanswered questions. Conceive and defend alternative hypotheses and viewpoints; offer and explain reasons for provisionally rejecting or accepting them. Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of ethical conduct in a variety of global contexts, and exhibit a personal adherence to ethical comportment in academic and interpersonal relationships. [-]

Bachelor of Arts: Law

Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Cambodia Phnom Penh

The <strong>Bachelor of Arts in Law (B.A., Law)</strong> program prepares graduates for success in careers in private firms, legal departments, NGOs, IGOs or government. Students enrolled in the B.A., Law program are expected to develop core competencies in the areas of knowledge, analysis, cultural sensitivity, and professionalism. [+]

Law is a demanding career in which the ability to analyze information and provide solutions to clients is essential to success. The Law Program at AUPP is grounded in critical thinking, professional skills and ethics, and provides a wide range of course options. The program includes courses in civil and criminal law and the program includes specific courses on Cambodian, ASEAN and International Law. The Bachelor of Arts in Law (B.A., Law) program prepares graduates for success in careers in private firms, legal departments, NGOs, IGOs or government. Students enrolled in the B.A., Law program are expected to develop core competencies in the areas of knowledge, analysis, cultural sensitivity, and professionalism. Our curriculum offers an array of courses for students aiming at business litigation, public interest law, criminal prosecution or international law. This instruction occurs in the classrooms and within co-curricular programs. Students will have contact with practicing lawyers, government officials and judges through a variety of methods, including mentoring arrangements, inviting practitioners to be guest speakers in classes or at events open to all students, and requiring students to participate in “field trips” which include observations of actual court or arbitral proceedings. Students will master Cambodia’s mixed law system, one which incorporates traditional principles and customary law, civil law, common law, regional and international law, and contemporary alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. An internship and required observation or clinical programs will give students opportunities to observe and reflect on law practice, to develop their understanding of professional values and commitment to those values, including seeking justice, fostering respect for the rule of law, and dealing sensitively and effectively with diverse clients and colleagues. Program Learning Outcomes Graduates from the American University of Phnom Penh with a Bachelor of Arts in Law degree will be able to demonstrate the attributes of effective, responsible lawyers and have achieved the following learning outcomes: acquisition of intellectual and analytical skills attainment of core knowledge of the law attainment of core understanding of the law acquisition of professional skills practice of professionalism ability to learn and recognition of the importance of lifelong learning ability to analyze data, to solve problems, and to think critically ability to communicate effectively [-]

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