School of Innovation & Management

Are you ready for the digital transformation?

The School of Innovation and Management (SIM) prepares graduates for a successful career and a purposeful life in the digital age through its modern, flexible, and accredited programs and degrees taught from a Christian worldview and focused on increasing uniquely human skills. The aim of SIM is to prepare graduates to bring kingdom impact to every sectors of society.

Why SIM?

Job Preparation

All programs are marketplace driven and help prepare students to enter or advance in the workforce. Through courses, internships, and career coaches, students gain practical skills and employable qualities. One important indicator of a quality education program is the ability of students to be employed upon graduation.

Courses in English

All of our courses are taught in English, the international business language. If necessary, students can take one year of English preparation to get ready for university coursework. Students continue to refine their English skills while doing their coursework. Students take a periodic assessment to demonstrate progress toward English fluency. Students pass English final assessment as requirement for graduation.

Whole Person Focus

Whole person education fosters not only academic and professional development but also physical, social, emotional, moral, cultural, and religious/spiritual growth. It seeks to develop men and women who will pursue meaningful work, make important contributions to their workplaces and communities, and ultimately, glorify God and fulfill the Great Commission.

International Experience

Every year students will have an opportunity to study away for 2-4 weeks at a foreign university. Students will take language, culture, and history classes unique to the country. The international experience is built into the curriculum to satisfy the global citizenship competency. Real understanding of the world and its people only comes from first-hand experience and exposure to the realities of life in different cities with diverse cultures.

100% Online

Many students are busy with work, family, and other duties. 100% self-paced, online learning gives students the greatest flexibility to work towards a degree in the midst of their full lives. Online learning means students can take courses from any location and progress at their own speed.

Mastery-Based Courses

Unlike traditional courses where time spent is the constant and outcomes are the variable, mastery-based learning flips that on its head. In a mastery-based course, students move through their courses as they demonstrate mastery of the content. In other words, once a student demonstrates mastery of the required competencies of the course, they move on. In this way, students can complete the degree program is a much shorter timeframe than traditional programs.

Proposed Programs

  • BA in Business Administration
  • BA in Organizational Leadership
  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Information Systems
  • BA in Education
  • BS in Healthcare Science
  • BA in Social Work
  • MA in Organizational Leadership
  • MA in Business Administration (MBA)
  • MA in Social Work (MSW)
  • MA in Education

Join SIM

Join the SIM team – a network of entrepreneurial, mission-minded individuals who are passionate about preparing graduates for the digital age. SIM is scheduled to launch in fall 2021 with the founding class.  We will begin recruiting for critical positions starting fall 2020.  If you are interested in any positions, please send your cover letter and resume to sim@uuc.edu

  • SIM Operations Director
  • Multiple Open Faculty Facilitator Positions
  • Multiple Open Learning Evaluator Positions
  • Multiple Open Academic and Career Advisor Positions
  • Multiple Open Spiritual Mentor Positions