Replication vs #duplication, #replication, #copying #methods, #processes, #disc #duplication, #disc #replication, #master #discs, #master #cd/dvd,quick


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Replication vs. Duplication

QuickTurn Duplication uses both duplication and replication for your CD and DVD jobs. Depending on quantity, turn-time and quality, QuickTurn will use the most cost-effective way to copy your CDs and DVDs. Utilizing 5 different CD and DVD print methods, we can assure the best quality final product. If you have a preference between duplication or replication or a question regarding the two copying methods, talk to your QuickTurn representative.

CD and DVD Duplication

QuickTurn Duplication uses duplication as the standard method when quantities of 1 – 2500 disc’s are produced. Using duplication, a master disc is used to burn (transfer) your data to blank recordable discs(CD-r or DVD-r). The information is verified and the copy then accepted or rejected. Because disc burning speed has increased greatly over the years, QuickTurn will use the appropriate speed while duping different types of CDs and DVDs. For example, CD duplication for music will be slowed to ensure quality. Also, with the amount of CD and DVD duplication and printing equipment on hand at QuickTurn, we are able to produce up to 5000 CDs or DVDs in a 24 hour period.

CD and DVD Replication

QuickTurn Duplication uses replication to produce mass quantities (starting at over 1,000) of disc’s. The process starts with a glass master of your original. The glass master is then used to stamp out replica CDs and DVDs from poly-carbonite. The disc is then either screen printed or offset print. Replication generally takes longer then duplication because of the extra steps of creating a glass master and making screens for printing to complete your job. Another factor is that a clean room environment must be maintained for proper mastering and replication.

Why use CD/DVD Replication or Duplication?

There is little difference in the CD / DVD duplicated and CD / DVD replicated finished product. In older readers, there has been a slight compatibility issue between the two processes. A replicated disc will work on all CD and DVD players and computer drives. A duplicated disc will work on players that will read a DVD-R or CD-R disc. Using new technology almost all CD and DVD players can support a duplicated CD or DVD. In Today’s world, there is minimal to no difference between a duplicated or replicated disc. QuickTurn has seen a rise in customer requesting duplication copies rather than replicated discs because of the cost and time saved by this process and the ever-decreasing compatibility issue.

CD / DVD Replication Includes

  • Glass master for replication
  • Film output for disc art
  • Offset / Screen-print full-color printing on CD / DVD
  • Replication of desired quantity
  • Master testing and quality check
  • PDF proof for face art

CD / DVD Duplication Includes

  • CD or DVD Media
  • No Set-up fees
  • Master testing and quality check
  • PDF proof for face art

Need CD or DVD packaging? No problem. We can print it and package it for you – just ask for details!


Bachelor of Adult Education, course outline – Online Distance Learning degree program for adult students


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Bachelor of Adult Education (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Adult Education (BA) program objective is to provide students with technical training necessary to work in the broad field of adult education and training; including community development, training coordination, mentorship, staff development, corporate and career training, adult education, and in-service training. Courses focus on training fundamentals, educational psychology, and adult learning behavior. The Bachelor of Adult Education (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Adult Education (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum )

Core Courses and Topics in Adult Education:

    Interpersonal Communication
    Theory and Motivation
    Adult Education Methods and Procedures
    Adult Education Assessment Strategies
    Effective Verbal Presentations
    Fundamentals of Training
    Educational Psychology
    Adult Learning
    Training Perspectives
    Adult Learning and Development
    Introduction to Sociology
    Cultural Anthropology
    Human Behavior and Development Credits
    Organizational Communication
    Business Mathematics
    Principles of Psychology

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Adult Education:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Adult Education graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Adult Education

Job Description Bachelors in Adult Education

Adult education is the practice of teaching and educating adults. This often happens in the workplace, through ‘extension’ or ‘continuing education’ courses at secondary schools, at a college or university. Other learning places include folk high schools, community colleges, and lifelong learning centers. The practice is also often referred to as ‘Training and Development’. It has also been referred to as andragogy (to distinguish it from pedagogy). A difference is made between vocational education, mostly undertaken in workplaces and frequently related to upskilling, and non-formal adult education including learning skills or learning for personal development.

Skills for Success

  • Good communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Professional and ethical

Employment Opportunities for Adult Education field

  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Adult Education Counselor

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE )
  • International Council for Adult Education (ICAE )

Resources and Tools

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it’s possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.


Correspondence Education in India #new #correspondence #courses, #correspondence #education #in #india #methods #of #correspondence #education


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Correspondence Education – Introduction

Lamentably in a developing country like India, higher education has generally remained confined to a particular section of the society, who has both the resources and the time to avail of it. A large part of our population, especially those belonging to the rural areas has been bereft of higher education. In an effort to provide a solution to this problem, efforts have been made to democratize education through novel mode of education i.e. “correspondence education”.

Correspondence Education is a method of providing education to nonresident students, who receive lessons and exercises through mails and, upon completion, return them for analysis, criticism, and grading to the institute or university concerned. It is being increasingly used by students, business and industry in training programmes, by men and women in the armed forces, and by the governments of many nations as part of their educational program. It supplements other forms of education and makes independent study programs readily available.

Correspondence education has opened a new window of opportunities for those who have craved for further studies. In a way it has helped numerous professionals, dropouts (school college), housewives, etc to accomplish their unfinished dreams. It has immense relevance, particularly in a country like India, where pursuing education is a pricey affair. We receive scores of career queries everyday, which again is a shinning testimony of the great curiosity among the discerning users to know about the various options that education has to offer.

Originally correspondence courses were largely confined to vocational subjects. However these days, universities and institutes also offer such courses in virtually any field of study and possibly in all levels. Many of the subjects are not generally given in residence schools.

Indian Scenario

In India correspondence education has a very long history. After the concept of open universities emerged, it lost some point to them. However, these open Universities are also offering correspondence course to students. But some regular Universities like University of Delhi, Jamia Millia University, and Madurai Kamaraj University are in the top list of correspondence course.

Global Perspective

Correspondence courses were first offered in Great Britain, Germany, and the United States but spread rapidly throughout the world. The correspondence movement emerged in the mid-19th century, fuelled by the need for an educated trade and working class brought on by industrial and urban development, and facilitated by the development of improved printing and postal services.

Technological advances and a quantum leap in the electronic and communications field has changed the face of education today, most particularly that of correspondence education. It is important to note that over the past two decades many correspondence study programs have developed significantly greater use of interactive educational technologies such as audio teleconferencing and computer conferencing.

Methods

Correspondence education is an independent mode of education, which does not require a real-time interaction between students and teachers. In this education system, a student can study at home, receive the exam paper by post and send back assignments by post.

Instruction may be entirely by correspondence or by a combination of home study and resident seminars or laboratory work. It may include sound records or tapes, slides, films, videotapes or videodisks, teaching machines, computers, and the use of telephone, radio and television at times. The advent of electronic mail in the late 20th century the advent of electronic mail (correspondence delivered by means of electronic printing or display devices) has remarkably increased the communication between the student and the university or institute concerned.

Some courses may also include kits of tools or instruments and materials to be processed, as well as texts and study guides. Courses in Braille and on records or cassettes are also available for the visually challenged.

Advantages

The flexibility of time helps the students to prepare for the exam comfortably. The systematic instructional material, instructional design and self-instructional material help the independent learners in a significant way. The strategy, stages and steps in effective lesson writing are really helping the students to develop themselves. It is also very economical, which can be afforded by all sections of the people.

Being an `industrialized’ form of education, it has reduced human contacts which occur only in the feedback stage of the process. However this is taken care of by means of periodic assignments for submission.

In a nut shell the merits of correspondence may be listed as below:

  • Student is more active and self directed in learning environment
  • Well planned instructional design and self-instructional material
  • Easy schedule
  • Students can engage courses at home
  • Economical and affordable for every one
  • Can pursue a job along with education
  • Suitable for Drop out students, housewives and others doing a job who could not complete their education for some reason.

Suitable For

  • Drop out students
  • Economically Weaker and working professional

Universities Offering Correspondence Education

The following Institutes / Universities provide Correspondence Education in India. To know more about the courses / Institute / University please select from the following.


Foundation Repair Cost #brick #foundation #repair #methods


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How Much Does It Cost to Fix Foundation Problems?

If your foundation has cracks wider than 1/4-inch wide, or if you have stairstep cracks in blocks or bricks, you can hire a contractor to plug them by injecting epoxy ($1,500-$3,000) or do it yourself with epoxy putty, but either way, you’ll only be stopping water from coming in.

You need to fix the underlying problem.

The most common culprit is water. It can accumulate in the soil around the foundation, which expands the soil and puts pressure on walls and foundation footings, causing cracks to appear.

Check to make sure all gutters and downspout drains are in good working order, and that the soil around your foundation is properly graded — it should slope at least 6 inches for every 10 horizontal feet.

Most foundations are required to have a perimeter drain system, such as a French drain. that channels sub-surface water away from the foundation.

It’s possible for this drain to become blocked, causing water to accumulate in the soil and putting pressure on your foundation walls. If you suspect a blocked drain, you will need to hire a professional to unclog it.

If Your Foundation Is Uneven

A foundation that has tipped, bowed, or severely cracked requires substantial reinforcement to prevent further deterioration.

Repair the walls from the inside with wood or steel braces, carbon-fiber mesh, or wall anchors spaced 6 feet or so apart along the entire wall.

For about $500 to $700 each, wood and steel braces install against the wall and attach to the floor and overhead joists, blocking further movement. However, they intrude into the basement area about 6 inches, making it difficult to finish the walls.

A newer option, which costs less than half as much and winds up almost invisible, involves spreading epoxy in vertical strips and then pressing on carbon-fiber mesh to lock the wall in place.

Wall anchors are similar to large bolts. They consist of metal plates in your yard (installed by excavating) and metal plates on the inside of your foundation walls. The plates are connected by steel rods buried horizontally. The connectors are gradually tightened to stabilize and help straighten the wall.

Wall anchors are placed every 6-8 feet, and cost $400-$600 each. If a foundation wall bows severely (more than 3 inches) or if you want to make it straight again, you probably won’t be able to fix the problem from the inside.

You will probably need to excavate part or all of the foundation and rebuild it — a $30,000 to $40,000 job.

Spend Oh-So-Wisely on a Kitchen Remodel

If Part of Your Foundation Is Washed Out

If a broken water pipe, a plugged gutter, or a drainage problem in your yard sent enough water cascading alongside a perimeter foundation to undermine an area, a contractor might be able to shore up the area with more concrete or shim the sill plate to make the area level again. Or you might need to tear out a section of the foundation, re-pour, and tie the new section into the old with rebar and epoxy.

Simple fixes with concrete and lumber might cost as little as $500 or as much as several thousand dollars. Just be sure that the underlying cause is fixed first, or the repair won’t last.

If You Find No Obvious Cause for the Problem

It may sit on soil that expands when damp and shrinks when dry. This so-called “expansive soil” is found in all states and has damaged about a quarter of all houses in the U.S. according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

If you suspect that’s the problem, check with your local building authority to see if expansive soils exist in your area.

Dealing with this kind of soil is most difficult if you have a slab foundation because access underneath the slab is limited. First, try to reduce moisture fluctuations under your house. Make sure soil slopes away from the house, and pipe away all gutter water. Replace water-thirsty landscaping within 5 feet of the walls with plants that need little water or, even better, install a concrete path around the house so rainwater can’t soak in there.

If you live in a damp climate and notice settling issues such as sticky doors during droughts, try the opposite approach. Keep the soil evenly moist by running drip irrigation around the perimeter during dry spells. If you see cracks in the soil, it’s too dry. But don’t dump water into a crack; irrigate a foot or two away from the foundation, and use an automatic timer so you add a little water several times a day rather than a lot all at once.

A contractor may be able to raise a sunken area in the middle of a room by “mud-jacking,” or pumping a cement slurry under the slab under pressure.

Mud-jacking can’t raise load-bearing walls, however. For that, you need to support the slab with underpinning that reaches down to a more stable layer, a fix that costs $5,000 to tens of thousands of dollars.

Options for underpinning include steel posts driven in hydraulically, and helical piers, which have blades that screw into the soil. Installation costs $1,200-$1,500 per pier, with one every 6 to 8 feet.

Another option consists of pre-cast concrete pieces about 1 foot high that are pressed down on top of each other by the weight of the house, creating columns underneath.

Contractors tend to specialize in a single solution and often are quick to point out problems of other systems. That’s why it is so helpful to have a structural engineer’s guidance. In truth, the best option varies according to the circumstances.

Working With a Structural Engineer

Trustworthy advice comes from a structural engineer. An initial visit (about $500) should reveal the severity of your problem and tell you what to do next. If you need a full engineering report, expect to pay several thousand dollars. You might also need a soils engineer and core samples, doubling the cost.

In the end, you should get a written report that makes specific recommendations and lays out pros and cons of each option. If you need a complicated fix, you might want to hire the engineer by the hour ($100-$200) to inspect while work is underway.

is the author of 10 books about home improvement. She writes a weekly column about home care for the Washington Post.


Model Deployment #data #mining #methods #and #models


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Model Deployment

The concept of deployment in predictive data mining refers to the application of a model for prediction to new data. Building a model is generally not the end of the project. Even if the purpose of the model is to increase knowledge of the data, the knowledge gained will need to be organized and presented in a way that the customer can use it. Depending on the requirements, the deployment phase can be as simple as generating a report or as complex as implementing a repeatable data mining process. In many cases, it will be the customer, not the data analyst, who will carry out the deployment steps. For example, a credit card company may want to deploy a trained model or set of models (e.g. neural networks, meta-learner) to quickly identify transactions, which have a high probability of being fraudulent. However, even if the analyst will not carry out the deployment effort it is important for the customer to understand up front what actions will need to be carried out in order to actually make use of the created models.

Model deployment methods:

In general, there is four way of deploying the models in data mining.

  1. D ata mining tools (or cloud)
  2. P rogramming language ( Java, C, VB, �)
  3. Database and SQL script (TSQL, PL-SQL, �)
  4. PMML (Predictive Model Markup Language)

The following table shows the result of a survey on the different methods of model deployment (KDnuggets ).

An example of using a data mining tool (Orange ) to deploy a decision tree model.

An example of using a programming language (Visual Basic) to deploy a regression model.

Same regression model deployed in the SQL script.

Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML)

PMML is an XML-based language used to define statistical and data mining models and to share these between compliant applications. It defines a standard not only to represent data-mining models, but also data handling and data transformations (pre and post processing). PMML is developed by DMG to avoid proprietary issues and incompatibilities and to deploy models. PMML eliminates the need for custom model deployment and allows for the clear separation of model development and model deployment tasks. The following data mining methods are supported by PMML.

  • Regression
  • Neural Networks
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Decision Trees
  • Na�ve Bayes
  • Clustering
  • Sequences
  • Rule Sets
  • Association Rules
  • Time-Series
  • Text Models
  1. Pre-Processing
    • Data Dictionary: Allows for the explicit specification of valid, invalid and missing values.
    • Mining Schema: Used to define the appropriate treatment to be applied to missing and invalid values.
    • Transformations: Allow for variable discretization, normalization, and mapping with handling of missing and default values.
    • Built-in Functions: Arithmetic expressions, handling of date and time as well as strings. In addition, used for implementing IF-THEN-ELSE logic and Boolean operations.
  2. Models
    • PMML allows for several predictive modeling techniques to be fully expressed.
  3. Post-Processing
    • Scaling of model outputs can be performed with PMML element Targets.

Header. contains general information about the PMML document, such as copyright information for the model, its description, and information about the application used to generate the model such as name and version. It also contains an attribute for a timestamp which can be used to specify the date of model creation.

Data Dictionary. contains definitions for all the possible fields used by the model. It is here that a field is defined as continuous, categorical, or ordinal. Depending on this definition, the appropriate value ranges are then defined as well as the data type (such as, string or double).

Data Transformations. transformations allow for the mapping of user data into a more desirable form to be used by the mining model. PMML defines several kinds of simple data transformations.

  • Normalization: map values to numbers, the input can be continuous or discrete.
  • Discretization: map continuous values to discrete values.
  • Value mapping: map discrete values to discrete values.
  • Functions: derive a value by applying a function to one or more parameters.
  • Aggregation: used to summarize or collect groups of values.

Model. contains the definition of the data mining model. For example a fee-forward neural network is represented in PMML by a “NeuralNetwork” element which contains attributes such as:

  • Model Name (attribute modelName)
  • Function Name (attribute functionName)
  • Algorithm Name (attribute algorithmName)
  • Activation Function (attribute activationFunction)
  • Number of Layers (attribute numberOfLayers)

Mining Schema. the mining schema lists all fields used in the model. This can be a subset of the fields as defined in the data dictionary. It contains specific information about each field, such as:

  • Name (attribute name): must refer to a field in the data dictionary
  • Usage type (attribute usageType): defines the way a field is to be used in the model. Typical values are: active, predicted, and supplementary. Predicted fields are those whose values are predicted by the model.
  • Outlier Treatment (attribute outliers): defines the outlier treatment to be use. In PMML, outliers can be treated as missing values, as extreme values (based on the definition of high and low values for a particular field), or as is.
  • Missing Value Replacement Policy (attribute missingValueReplacement): if this attribute is specified then a missing value is automatically replaced by the given values.
  • Missing Value Treatment (attribute missingValueTreatment): indicates how the missing value replacement was derived (e.g. as value, mean or median).

Targets. allow for post-processing of the predicted value in the format of scaling if the output of the model is continuous. Targets can also be used for classification tasks. In this case, the attribute prior Probability specifies a default probability for the corresponding target category. It is used if the prediction logic itself did not produce a result. This can happen, e.g. if an input value is missing and there is no other method for treating missing values.

PMML 4.0 � New Features

  • Improved Pre-Processing Capabilities
    • Additions to built-in functions include a range of Boolean operations and an If-Then-Else function.
  • Time Series Models
    • New exponential Smoothing models; also place holders for ARIMA, Seasonal Trend Decomposition, and Spectral Analysis, which are to be supported in the near future.
  • Model Explanation
    • Saving of evaluation and model performance measures to the PMML file itself.
  • Multiple Models
    • Capabilities for model composition, ensembles, and segmentation (e.g. combining of regression and decision trees).
  • Extensions of Existing Elements
    • Addition of multi-class classification for Support Vector Machines, improved representation for Association Rules, and the addition of Cox Regression Models.

Washington Drug Detox – Alcohol Detox – Sunrise Detox WA #drug #detox #methods


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Sharing a border with Canada, Washington is a transshipment point for drugs and monies entering Canada, as well as Canadian Marijuana (street name BC Bud), MDMA (street name Ecstasy) and other drugs entering the United States.

Canadian criminal organizations have used profits from the sale of high-potency BC Bud Marijuana to purchase Cocaine for redistribution in Canada. In particular, Vietnamese organized crime groups and Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs such as the Hell’s Angels are suspected of heavy involvement in this activity. Crystal Methamphetamine is widely available in Washington and distributed by Mexican drug trafficking organizations. The greater Yakima Valley is home to large scale drug trafficking organizations responsible for the distribution of drugs throughout the United States. Money laundering and bulk cash smuggling are additional threats in Washington, with organizations engaging in a variety of methods to legitimize and reposition illicit proceeds.

Cocaine: Cocaine and crack Cocaine are readily available. Crack Cocaine is most prevalent in low income, urban areas. Wholesale quantities of Cocaine HCl are primarily controlled by Mexican drug organizations. These organizations, with connections to large scale traffickers in California and Mexico, are the main groups responsible for Cocaine destined for Washington. Cocaine is consumed in the state and smuggled into Canada for redistribution.

Heroin: The most common type of Heroin encountered in Washington is Mexican black tar Heroin. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, which also traffic Methamphetamine and Cocaine, remain the primary source for black tar Heroin in Washington. Black tar Heroin is produced in Mexico and transported from distribution cities in southern California directly to western and eastern Washington.

Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine is a widely abused drug in Washington and one which impacts all levels of the community. Crystal Methamphetamine (aka “ice”), which dominates the market as the preferred form of Methamphetamine, is readily available throughout the state. Mexican drug trafficking organizations are primarily responsible for the importation and distribution of Methamphetamine in Washington, most of which is now produced in Mexico. Clandestine Methamphetamine lab activity within the state has decreased over the years. This is likely due in part to state and federal legislation, which has hindered accessibility to chemicals such as pseudoephedrine.

Marijuana: Marijuana is readily available throughout the state. Three types are generally encountered: locally grown (either from indoor or outdoor grow operations), Canadian BC Bud from British Columbia, and Mexican Marijuana. Of these varieties, locally grown sinsemilla and BC Bud are preferred because of their higher THC content. BC Bud Marijuana is available in the state, particularly in the larger metropolitan areas, which also serve as major transshipment points for BC Bud distributed throughout the United States. The outdoor cultivation of Marijuana by Mexican nationals on private land as well as state and federal forest lands and parks is increasing.

Prescription drugs: Prescription drugs are the second most abused drug by youth. The primary methods of diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals continues to be illegal dispensing and prescribing by physicians, illegal distribution by pharmacists, prescription forgery, doctor shopping, and drug thefts from pharmacies, nursing homes, and hospitals. Pharmacy burglaries are prevalent throughout the state and Diversion Investigators are also encountering pharmaceuticals that have been purchased via the Internet without a doctor’s prescription. The abuse and trafficking of Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), and anabolic steroids continues to be a concern, while Methadone use has increased dramatically in Washington. This is ample reason for Vermont drug rehab and Vermont drug detox attention state wide immediately.

Washington is experiencing an increase in drug use and abuse. The prescription drug problem in the United States has become a real epidemic. Instead of treating drug addicts like criminals we believe people suffering from pain pill addiction, alcoholism and other drug addictions should have a comfortable drug detox to ensure long lasting sobriety and clean time. Addiction to pain killers can be one of the hardest addictions to treat and we believe that inpatient drug detox is the most effective way of dealing with prescription drug withdrawal.

Medication and comfort equal the perfect drug detox. Just call 1-888-443-3869.

For more information on state-funded detox treatment in Washington contact www.dshs.wa.gov .

The Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Department of Social and Health Services
P.O. Box 45330, 612 Woodland Square Loop SE, Building C
Olympia, Washington, 98504
(800) 562-1240

Alcoholics Anonymous
Aberdeen 360-532-2691
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Narcotics Anonymous
Burlington 360-428-7171
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To find the Washington drug detox for you please call 1-888-443-3869.


Management MSc #distance #learning #course #management, #business #management #skills, #strategic #leadership, #business #economics, #e-business #systems,


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Management Degree PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Masters in Management Degree

1. Overview

Our Masters in Management degree delivers business theory with practical relevance. This recognised MSc develops business and management skills suitable for all levels.

The course is suitable for graduates without management experience, for those wishing to progress their professional skills and practice and for working managers who require further qualifications. It provides an excellent learning curve for aspiring managers or people who wish to enter management from a specialist professional position.

The practical relevance of this course is underlined by the fact it is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Courses recognised by CMI are used by a range of world-class corporate clients as part of their middle management development programmes.

2. What you will study

Choice of option (A) or option (B)

Option (B) not currently available for January intake.

Distance learning study

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information.

3. How you will learn

Full-time Study
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Distance Learning
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chat
  • Discussion forums – student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material
  • Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a ‘virtual cohort’ and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Details on the distance learning are also available from our Distance Learning Guide .

4. Entry requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

5. Placements and accreditations

Upon graduating from this course you will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI). Three years post graduation work experience then allows you to become a full member (MCMI).

Placements are available for full time on campus students (September starts only).

6. Student Funding

Scholarships Funding

Scholarships and funding are available to eligible students at Robert Gordon University, further information via our scholarship pages.

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018