Holistic education is the essential component of the UA educational model, with students being placed at the core of a teaching-learning process designed to help them reach their full potential and harmoniously develop all their skills.
Through their college years, students take an active role in a learning process that encourages their development across a range of different dimensions: human, intellectual, professional, social, and spiritual. This means that, while students acquire a strong academic background in their chosen field of study, they also have ample opportunity to guide their lives and careers towards the pursuit of the common good, thus finding personal and professional fulfillment.
OUR 10 EDUCATIONAL GOALS
Convinced awareness of the dignity and preeminence of human beings.
A profoundly human and social approach towards professional practice.
Solid moral skills.
A critical perspective of cultural development.
An understanding of the ultimate meaning of one’s life.
A self-assured approach towards the practice of one’s faith.
The certainty that reality can come to be known through human reason.
Excellent professional and technical skills.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Leadership skills and ability to influence others.
POSITIVE LEADERS IN ACTION
Our educational model promotes the development of leadership skills to bring about positive changes in society.
Positive leaders in action have the ability to positively influence people and their surroundings, guiding them towards the pursuit of the common good. They respect the dignity of human life. They put their skills to use with an awareness of their responsibility and a profound sense of service to others. Committed to the development of society, positive leaders in action approach their endeavors taking transcendence as a guiding principle and striving to help others reach their full potential.
Our renewed curriculum structure offers a solid background in human values, general education, and the knowledge and competencies related to the chosen field of study. Program courses are arranged into three blocks:
This block, which provides integrated instruction on human skills and general education, includes a course in leadership. These courses contribute to our students’ holistic development as they provide them with the opportunity to acquire a solid ethical and human perspective of their lives and professional practice.
This block is comprised of courses designed to help students develop the competencies related to the chosen field of study. It also includes an internship, which offers students hands-on experience and the opportunity to put the acquired competencies to use. Designed and taught with a business perspective, our signature courses (Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Social Responsibility and Sustainability) are also found in this block.
This block provides students with a variety of options to complete and enrich the learning process taking an interdisciplinary perspective:
• Professional elective courses
• Optional elective courses
• Workshops and activities