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About American Business and Technology University

Why ABTU?

✓ Individual Attention
✓ Live Interactive Classes
✓ All lectures are recorded and posted to the Website for your convenience with 24/7 playback.
✓ Affordable Cost
✓ American College offers education at half the cost of the national average.
✓ Recorded lectures and learning tools available online 24/7.
✓ See and hear your instructor and presentations on your mobile device.
✓ Active Duty, Veterans and Dependents enjoy scholarships and discounts.
✓ Affordable tuition means you can graduate without a large amount of debt.


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The ABTU Difference

American Business and Technology University is a Nationally Accredited Military Friendly Online College

American Business and Technology University is unique. We strive to deliver the best of higher education eliminating the hassles of commuting, high tuition rates, rigid scheduling and outdated technology. At ABTU you are presented with the latest technology and educational concepts through our live and 100% online classrooms. You are able to interact with your instructor using voice, video and digital media to get the most from each session. ABTU is not like other online schools that only allow you to communicate by text chat or email. We are committed to bringing live instructors directly to your computer, smart phone or tablet device, anytime and anywhere in the world. ABTU does all of this while maintaining tuition rates at roughly half the national average of similar colleges and universities. Our students enjoy all inclusive tuition and course materials and no hidden fees. By using the latest technology, ABTU is able to cut costs and deliver quality education.

Please take a moment to view our programs offered, if you have any questions, please use the live chat located at the top left of this page.

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Mission Statement

“American Business and Technology University is dedicated to deliver high quality, innovative, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities and services that focus on skills and career building for students to become valued and productive members of society.”


Our commitment to the ABTU Mission is demonstrated as we help students :
✓ Develop new technical skills and competencies.
✓ Develop into lifelong learners in order to stay current with their career competencies.
✓ Develop potential career and earning advancement as their skills and knowledge are enhanced.

College Objectives :
✓ Enhance Teaching and Learning
✓ Giving Proper and Timely Student Support
✓ Resource Preservation and Improvement
✓ Institutional Advancement
✓ Compliance and Maintenance of Accreditation

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ABTU History

As the world grows more dependent upon new and innovative technology, entertainment, national defense & security; personal/global communications and technological skills become increasingly vital for personal and national economic survival. A strong educational background helps provide job security in your chosen career field. American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is committed to providing our students with the skills needed to meet todays' ever changing, highly technical, workplace demands.

ABTU was founded in 2001 by Sam Atieh, with the principle to provide technical education that is career focused and delivered 100% online using live instruction. American Business and Technology University's Board of Directors has combined experience of over 100 years in the business and technology field. Each board member brings a unique and particular expertise to this institution.

Board of Directors includes;

Sam Atieh
Lute Atieh
Kevin Maring
Kyle Maring
Dr. Alison McCormick
Phil Crouse
Joy Rock
Dr. Ginger Kubala
Terri Glen

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Programs Offered

Master of Business Administration Programs Online:

Master of Business Administration in the Global Economy (MBA)
Master of Business Administration - Financial Management Concentration (MBA-FM)
Master of Business Administration - Project and Operations Management Concentration (MBA-PM)
Master of Business Administration - Public Accounting Concentration (MBA-PA)
Master of Business Administration - Global Business Management Concentration
Master of Business Administration - Information Technology Management Concentration
Master of Business Administration - Marketing and Social Media Concentration

Click Here to Browse MBA Program Details.


BAS - Bachelor of Applied Science (2+2 Programs) Online* : Credits Weeks Total Cost
Business Management in the Global Economy

Program Description:
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management in the Global Economy prepares individuals to face the management and administrative challenges encountered in the current high- tech global environment. The core courses in the program are designed to provide the student with the statistical analysis, economics, business law, accounting and finance knowledge and skills to identify and analyze business issues; the marketing abilities to develop functional solutions; and the management disciplines to implement and maintain those solutions. The general education components of the program augment these abilities from the obvious courses in technical writing, business psychology, and safety and health in the workplace, to the indirect influences of political and environmental science. Learn More »

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60 120 $19,000
Business Management in the Global Economy with Emphasis in Accounting

Program Description:
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management in the Global Economy with emphasis in Accounting will prepare graduates to meet the complex, multi-faceted challenges of today’s accounting field. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will able to prepare and analyze financial information for public accounting firms, private sector businesses, governmental entities and/or not-for-profit entities. In addition to preparing graduates for the technical aspects of their field, the program also strongly emphasizes the business environment in which accounting decisions are made. Graduates will gain a wide spectrum of knowledge in key subject areas such as business management, economics, financial accounting, cost/managerial accounting, taxation, management information systems and auditing. Learn More »

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60 120 $19,000
Business Management in the Global Economy with Emphasis in Marketing

Program Description:
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management in the Global Economy with emphasis in Marketing prepares individuals to face the marketing management and administrative challenges encountered in the current high-tech global environment. The core courses in the program are designed to provide the student with the statistical analysis, economics, business law, accounting and finance knowledge and skills to identify and analyze business issues; the marketing abilities to develop functional solutions and manage the resources to implement and maintain those solutions. The general education components of the program augment these abilities from the obvious courses in technical writing, business psychology, and safety and health in the workplace, to the indirect influences of political and environmental science. Learn More »

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60 120 $19,000
Criminal Justice

Program Description:
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice prepares individuals to face the ever changing and global challenges of all components of the Criminal Justice System. The core courses in the program are designed to provide the student with the knowledge of and the skills to deal with global issues such as terrorism, organized crime, family and social violence, cybercrime and network security, community based corrections, ethics, and research methods. The general education components of the program augment these abilities from the obvious courses in technical writing, business psychology, and safety and health in the workplace, to the indirect influences of political and environmental science. Learn More »

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60 120 $19,000
Information Systems Engineering - Networking and Security

Program Description:
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Engineering - Networking and Security will prepare graduates to meet the complex multi-faceted challenges of today's network and security field with confidence. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will able to install, maintain, and secure computer networking systems. A strong emphasis is placed on security as it applies to both network infrastructure and business continuity through disaster recovery. Graduates will also gain a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills including operating system fundamentals, technical knowledge of systems architecture, telecommunication fundamentals, and managing the systems development life cycle to assist the graduate in designing, managing, and implementing holistic information system solutions to meet today's electronic business needs. Upon completion of the degree students are prepared to sit for industry standards certifications in A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, and CCNA where otherwise qualified *. Learn More »

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60 120 $19,000
Software Engineering – Business Applications

Program Description:
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Engineering – Business Applications prepares students for the complex task of building robust and secure software in a timely manner to solve today's business needs. Students will study the information system landscape from a business perspective including e-commerce, m-commerce and decision support systems then take a deep technical dive into the today's systems architectures, mathematical underpinnings of algorithms and logic, and then coding algorithms and data structures themselves in C++. Next students will cover software engineering processes and gain an understanding how the Agile Software process can be used to build and maintain secure quality software. Finally students will explore the exciting world of mobile application development using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to build mobile applications for popular iOS and Android devices. Learn More »

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60 120 $19,000

*** Total Cost includes books, software, shipping and ALL associated costs of the program.


AAS - Associate of Applied Science Online : Credits Weeks Total Cost
Computer Programming and Systems Design

Program Description:
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Programming and Systems Design combines studies in information technology, programming, database design and implementation and encompasses accepted theories regarding information systems management and security. The academic and professional skills focused on during the program provide a basic knowledge of high-level languages such as Java and Visual Basic, SQL scripting using MySQL, ASP.NET, project management utilizing Microsoft Project, and the Microsoft Office Suite, preparing them to function successfully in programming and systems design positions. Learn More »

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60 120 $17,440
Network Administration and Information Security

Program Description:
The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Network Administration and Information Security will prepare graduates to meet the challenges of the next decade in this high demand field. Successful graduates of this dual-emphasis program will be able to perform tasks associated with installing, upgrading and maintaining computer network systems in typical LAN/WAN environments. Learn More »

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60 120 $17,440
Business Administration and Information Technology

Program Description:
The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration and Information Technology expands on the knowledge gained in the diploma courses by including instruction in the principles of database-driven websites, e-commerce, marketing, customer service, information security, and project management including practical applications utilizing Microsoft Project. Completion of the course will prepare the graduate to function in a technology driven business environment. Learn More »

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Criminal Justice

Program Description:
The program prepares the student to apply theories and practices of organizational management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Material covered will include law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership. Learn More »

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Health Information Technology

Program Description:
The Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program prepares individuals to perform functions and processes in healthcare facilities related to managing, analyzing, and organizing patient medical records both electronic health records and paper-based health records. The primary program focus is ensuring the quality of medical records by verifying completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. The graduate will demonstrate the basic understanding of the electronic healthcare record, medical law and HIPAA standards, insurance billing and coding practices, abstraction of data, general office duties, and customer service. Learn More »

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60 120 $17,440

*** Total Cost includes books, software, shipping and ALL associated costs of the program.


Technical Diploma Programs Online* : Credits Weeks Total Cost
Computer Programming and Systems Design

Program Description:
The Technical Diploma degree in Computer Programming and Systems Design combines studies in information technology, programming, and encompasses accepted theories regarding information systems management. The academic and professional skills focused on during the program provide a basic knowledge of high-level languages such as Java and Visual Basic and the Microsoft Office Suite, preparing them to function successfully in programming and systems design positions. Learn More »

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30 60 $8,720
Network Administration and Information Security

Program Description:
This Network Administration and Information Security Diploma program will teach students the concepts and techniques of MS Office Suite with emphasis on Excel and Access, and fundamentals of programming logic. Students will develop the skills needed to manage a Windows Server 2008 system, and will be able to setup a small LAN/WAN networks. Learn More »

CompTIA certification - American Business and Technology University

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30 60 $8,720
Business Administration and Information Technology

Program Description:
The Technical Diploma in Business Administration and Information Technology introduces individuals to the functions and processes of a firm or organization and the use of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and communications support needs. The program includes basic instruction in the principles of information technology, business office procedures, databases, Microsoft Office application programs, with specific emphases in Excel and Access. Also included is instruction in website design and development, and accounting. The academic and professional skills taught during the program prepare the graduate to function in the business office environment utilizing Office applications and computer technology. Learn More »

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30 60 $8,720
Criminal Justice

Program Description:
The program prepares the student to apply theories and practices of criminal justice to the operation of public law enforcement agencies. Material covered will include law enforcement history and theory, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, and public relations. Learn More »

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30 60 $8,720
Health Information Technology

Program Description:
The Technical Diploma in Health Information Technology program prepares individuals to perform functions and processes in healthcare facilities related to the daily operations. The graduate will demonstrate the basic understanding of medical terminology, medical transcription, insurance billing and coding practices, general office duties, and customer service. Learn More »

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30 60 $8,720

*** Total Cost includes books, software, shipping and ALL associated costs of the program.


Certificates Online* : Credits Weeks Total Cost
Information Technology Certificate

Program Description:
The Information Technology Certificate program is designed to provide students with the fundamental computer knowledge and skills required in the current corporate workplace. The student will demonstrate acquired skills in utilizing computer tools, database management, and business and web applications in the workplace. Learn More »

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15 30 $4,360

*** Total Cost includes books, software, shipping and ALL associated costs of the program.

* Diploma and Bachelor programs are not eligible for Title IV


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President's Message

Dear Prospective Student,

I want to personally thank you for taking the time to research the American Business and Technology University. ABTU strives to deliver quality education for less than similar colleges and universities. Many colleges have several complicated fee schedules and tuition rates that can change every semester. ABTU offers students all inclusive tuition that does not change. There are no complicated fee schedules. The ABTU model is simple; each course has a set cost and that cost does not change. There are no hidden fees, no application fees and no graduation fees. Book and software costs are locked in for students and are included in the total course cost. ABTU provides you all of the books, software and technology you need to succeed. There is even an optional technology package available to students who do not have adequate computers to engage in online learning. At ABTU, we take the guess work out of higher education. We are committed to providing you a straight forward and transparent experience.

To support our commitment to higher education, ABTU continuously modifies curriculum to ensure they meet current industry standards. ABTU only offers programs that we feel have growth potential. There are no liberal arts programs at ABTU, only courses that are directly related to the field of study you are perusing.

In your pursuit of higher education, you can take advantage of many fields of study at ABTU. ABTU offers short term diploma programs (36 weeks), Associate's Degrees (60 weeks) and a Bachelor's Degree (60 weeks). ABTU exercises a 2+2 program. This program allows students to start an Associate's degree, complete the degree and continue directly into a Bachelor's degree if they choose to. This means that students perusing a Bachelor's degree will accomplish associates roughly half way through their pursuit of a Bachelor's degree. Students can also take advantage of our accelerated schedules and complete an Associate's degree in less than 2 years and Bachelors in less than 4 years.

I invite you to explore the many benefits of ABTU, be sure to reach out to one of our admissions coordinators who can provide you with additional details about our many programs and student first programs.

Thank you for your time,
Sam Atieh
President

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Learning Model - Live and Interactive!

ABTU developed a sophisticated, yet user-friendly, online delivery system that enables live interaction between the instructor and the students. ABTU's model consists of live audio and video lectures led by an instructor and offered at specified times. The instructor conducts the lecture much like a traditional classroom setup: all students in the virtual class are able to participate and to ask questions online, hear the instructor, AND get immediate answers. Students are able to watch a visual presentation while they listen to the instructor's lecture.

American Business and Technology University is a Nationally Accredited Military Friendly Online College

Can't make the online lecture? Don't worry! Come to class any time!

The ABTU model provides the best of both worlds: synchronous and asynchronous communications. Classes may be replayed as often as desired. The ABTU model further provides an opportunity for students who cannot attend the live lectures at the specified times. All lectures are recorded and are accessible from the college's website at any time convenient to the student with the use of a laptop or an iPhone. Lectures can be downloaded as well to an MP3 player for learning on-the-go.

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Accreditation

American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) located in Washington, DC. DETC (www.DETC.org) is a U.S. Department of Education Recognized National Accrediting Agency.

American Business and Technology University is listed on The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) website as an institution accredited by a recognized United States accrediting organization. For additional accreditation information, visit www.CHEA.org.

American Business and Technology University - DETC American Business and Technology University - CHEA American Business and Technology University - MDHE


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State Authorization

American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is certified to operate by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

For Maryland Residents: *ABTU *is seeking Certification to operate by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. All Maryland Students are offered additional services are available for Complaint Resolution after students have exhausted all means of complaint resolution by the institution. http://www.mhec.state.md.us/higherEd/acadAff/MHECStudentComplaintProcess.pdf

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Memberships

American Business and Technology University (ABTU) is approved by Workforce Investment Act (WIA) as a qualified government-training provider in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Maine, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, Arkansas, and California.

Faculty Memberships: ABTU faculty members belong to the following educational associations and organizations:
► American Association of Adult and Continuing Education
► Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
► Association of Information Technology Professionals

Professional Affiliations: ABTU is a member of the following community organizations:
► Chamber of Commerce
► Better Business Bureau

Military Affiliations:
► VA Eligible, Military-Friendly School
► DANTES
► Vocational Rehabilitation Approved

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Articulation Agreements

ABTU continues to build articulation agreements with comparable colleges and universities to allow credit transfer and to enable our graduates an opportunity to continue their education at other accredited schools. Such articulation agreements state that ABTU degree graduates are eligible to enroll at the below listed institutions as junior status (third year) in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the same field of study. It should be noted that all credits transferred to these institutions will go through the appropriate transfer credit process according to that institution. If a student wishes to continue his/her studies in a field other than the one he/she received the Associate's Degree in, all transfer credits will be subject to the receiving institutions policy and may not be accepted towards the new program.

American Business and Technology University has articulation agreements with following universities:

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