America's Leading Universities Transform Seminars with Academic Excellence and Online Convenience

May 11, 2007, 01:00 ET from University Alliance

    TAMPA, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a move that promises
 to revolutionize the training and seminar business, the nation's top
 universities are combining their expertise and solid reputations with
 cutting-edge technology. The resulting online professional education
 programs grant unprecedented access to the brightest minds, and remove
 barriers to the most up-to-date and relevant business training. Details are
 available in the latest University Alliance catalog.
     Unlike traditional hotel seminars that lack depth of content, the new
 online certificate programs offered by Villanova University, Tulane
 University, the University of Notre Dame and Thunderbird School of Global
 Management feature the nation's foremost experts in a wide variety of
 business fields. Students have several weeks - not several hours - to read
 course materials, discuss key topics with professors and classmates, review
 streaming video lectures, and work on class assignments at their
 convenience, 24/7. And they can add the workbooks and CD-ROMs to their
 personal libraries to reference long after the program is over.
     "Our online programs combine rich tradition and academic excellence
 with state-of-the-art technology - a unique blend that enables
 professionals to access unmatched training wherever they live or work,"
 noted Wayne Brantley, Senior Director of Online Professional Education for
 Villanova University.
     The schools collaborate with the University Alliance to transform their
 curricula into interactive online programs that students can complete from
 the comfort of their home or office. Schools in the University Alliance -
 nationally ranked by leading business publications such as U.S. News &
 World Report and BusinessWeek - have educated many of the business world's
 top executives. They are uniquely qualified to help professionals reach
 their career goals by providing the training to master today's most popular
 topics including project management, Six Sigma, information technology,
 international business and leadership and management.
     Free Access to On-Demand Content Library
     Professionals can now access University Alliance materials free of
 charge in the University Alliance On-Demand Content Library, which features
 an extensive collection of classroom lectures, white papers and webcasts.
 Visit to sample the best content from
 the brightest minds.
     About the University Alliance
     The University Alliance, with more than 300,000 enrollments to date, is
 America's largest exclusive provider of online certificate and degree
 programs from the nation's leading universities. Program offerings include
 a broad range of professional certificates, as well as associate's,
 bachelor's and master's degrees.

SOURCE University Alliance