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FIU Online
Dedicated to enriching the lives of our local and global community

With more than 20 years in the development and delivery of online education, FIU Online is at the forefront of online education innovation and is recognized as a leading institution that transforms learners into professionals who will make an impact on our world.

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ways to partner with FIU Online:

Online Degrees:

Choose from 100+ fully online programs and degree tracks

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Continuing and Professional Education:

Certificate programs to catapult careers

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Our mission is to ensure that learners, anywhere and at any time, have the opportunity to access in-demand, innovative curriculum that prepares them to advance personal and organizational goals.

Rankings

#1

in the nation in awarding bachelor’s & master’s degrees to Hispanic students
(The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine), 2017

#1

Master’s in Human Resource Management Program
(HR.com), 2019

#2

Undergraduate International
Business Program
(U.S. News & World Report), 2020

#3

Best Online Colleges (BestColleges.com), 2020

#14

in the nation for
Online Master’s Degrees
in Engineering (BestCollegeReviews.org), 2019

#16

in the nation for
Online Master’s Degree in Engineering Management (BestCollegeReviews.org), 2020

#7

Best Online Colleges 
(BestCollegeReviews.org), 2020

#1

Best Online Bachelor's 
in Hospitality Management Programs (BestColleges.com), 2019

Online Degrees
More than 100 fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees and program tracks

With more than 100 degrees and program tracks currently available, learners can leverage a high- tech, high-touch, interactive student experience and develop the relevant skills and qualifications necessary in a global economy. In response to the needs of working learners, all FIU Online programs can be completed 100% online.

FIU Online leads the nation in Quality Matters (QM) certified courses, ensuring our learners access leading-edge programs rich with industry-relevant content.

The QM process is rigorous as courses are peer reviewed for their design quality and impact. At FIU Online, we merge this academic rigor with the latest in online technology to produce dynamic and engaging programs and courses. Programs are available in all major disciplines including business, hospitality, engineering and computer science, public health and education.

Benefits to the organization

  • Develop the high-impact professionals your organization needs to maintain a competitive edge.
  • Advance team members’ key competencies and critical skills.
  • Cultivate an environment of learning to foster innovation and growth in all areas of your organization.
  • Complement your organization’s own internal professional development initiatives.

Continuing & Professional Education 
Certificate programs to catapult careers

Today’s organizations are incessantly challenged to maintain a competitive edge in the global economy. FIU’s online certificate courses provide online professional development and personal enrichment to learners around the world. We offer a variety of professional certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines including nonprofit management, foreign languages, and legal studies.

Benefits to the organization

  • Increase employee capacity to engage next practices that speak to trends and deliver a competitive edge.
  • Develop teams of skilled professionals who can adapt to change, embrace new growth, and execute sustainable, strategic thinking.
  • Provide employee development that encourages collaborative leadership and builds a shared vision.

FIU Online courses—while self-paced and 100% online—are
led by subject-matter experts, who guide, challenge, and help apply the course concepts to real-world, on- the-job situations.

Courses are designed to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals, so they are available around the clock and completely asynchronous. Students can determine their own pace once the course begins—there is no appointed time or day they must be online.

Courses are organized by weekly modules along with a suggested schedule, enabling learners to avoid unnecessary interruptions to life’s more meaningful demands.

Additionally, we partner with and empower organizations to make these continuing education opportunities available to employees to benefit and build organizational capacity, as well as complement internal learning and development objectives.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Affordability Counts

FIU Online is committed to finding new, innovative ways to lift barriers and increase access to quality education. In 2016, FIU Online developed the Affordability Counts program, an initiative aimed at reducing the cost of textbooks and materials to less than $60 per course. Through the program, student savings is nearly $79 per course, and the average spend for materials in Affordability Counts certified courses is $21. Piloted at FIU, the Affordability Counts initiative was adopted statewide and is available for use by any state university in Florida for all courses at public higher education institutions.

Quality Matters

FIU Online partners with Quality Matters to help ensure online and blended courses provide nationally recognized standards in quality assurance and student learning. Quality Matters’ comprehensive faculty-centered, peer-review system helps improve and certify online courses through an exhaustive process of examination that analyzes best-practices, considers benchmarking rubrics based on a review of current literature, and performs broad research to gauge each course’s features. FIU Online has more QM-certified courses than any other university in the nation.

R1 Carnegie Classification

FIU has been recognized as an institution with “highest research activity,” or R1 category, since 2015. This classification represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities in the U.S. Less than 3 percent of universities, from a list of more than 4,500 universities, are classified as R1. FIU has continued to expand in all key indicator areas including its focus on research development expenditures, science and engineering research, as well as research doctoral conferrals in humanities, social science, STEM, and other fields.