Monday, Feb 17, 2014

Alumni Testimonial: Julie Spooker

Alumni Testimonial: Julie Spooker 

I had been working as an independent ventilator RN, as well as working through Maxim as an Agency RN. I have wanted to pursue further education since my graduation as an RN (Associate Degree) in 1993. With small children at that time, single-parent status, long work hours and inflexibility of work schedule to attend on-ground degree studies, I waited over ten years to attempt attending college again. My oldest son had enrolled at Herzing in Madison and I decided to stop waiting and do something I needed to do for myself—return to school.  I was able to do my Bachelor’s Degree completely online while working 56-hour weeks and still completed multiple diploma programs and certifications simultaneously. It hasn’t been easy doing all that I do, but I am hoping to transition into a new or extended career after graduation and go for my Master’s Degree. Don’t wait until the time is right…the time is now!

 Julie Spooker


Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

Alumni Testimonial from Steve Bloechel

I am proud to say that I am now a two-time graduate of Herzing University. I originally came to Herzing’s Madison campus in 2004 (back when it was still Herzing College) after a disastrous one-semester stint at a very large university. I had heard about Herzing from my brother, who had considered enrolling there. After touring Herzing I was convinced that it would be an excellent fit for me.

I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed my first time studying there. I loved the fact that Herzing offers small classes and a great deal of one-on-one interaction with instructors. I was happy that the Herzing instructors place a lot more emphasis on individual assignments than on exams, as I have always performed better on regular assignments than I did on tests and exams. I had the opportunity to serve as one of the original members of the Madison campus’s PBL chapter, eventually working my way up to Vice President/Treasurer and being one of five members to represent the chapter at the 2006 National Leadership Conference in Nashville. I found Herzing’s Career Services department to be extraordinarily helpful, and Jeff Westra has continued to be a huge help to me with my resume and interview questions in the years since.

My first job out of college was in the accounting department at Epic in Verona. After a few years I started to think about going back to school for an accounting degree. After I moved away from the Madison area to join my wife (then fiancée) in Eau Claire in 2010, I started to think about it more. It was something that she had wanted me to do as well, as I had left the accounting field when I moved to Eau Claire and soon began to miss it, but was having some difficulty finding a job that would allow me to return to real-time accounting work. I did eventually get an accounting job with Community Health Partnership, a non-profit health care company in Eau Claire that provided Medicare and Medicaid-funded services to the elderly and disabled. But in September 2012, just five months after I joined CHP, it was announced that they would be closing at the end of the year. Fortunately I avoided the unemployment line, as I accepted my current position just a couple weeks before CHP closed. I am now working as the controller for Apex Insurance Group of WI, LLC, a multi-location insurance agency, at their main office in Bloomer.

Even though I did find another job in time, the CHP closure was my wake-up call. I knew that now was the time to return to school for an accounting degree. Since I had such an excellent experience during my first time at Herzing, I contacted them about the possibility of returning online since I now live 3 hours away from Madison. When I found out that I was only 11 classes away from a Bachelor of Science in Accounting since I had already earned my Business Administration degree from Herzing, the decision to come back to Herzing became a no-brainer. I began classes at the end of October 2012, and once again, Herzing has not disappointed. My instructors have been wonderful, and I believe the classes I have taken this time around will be extremely beneficial in the years to come.

Around the time that my return to Herzing became official, I made the decision to sit for the CPA exam after graduation. I am hoping to have all four parts of the exam completed by the end of Summer 2014. I do not know what is in store for me after that, but in addition to the areas of payroll and general ledger accounting that I currently do, another area that I believe I may have an interest in exploring further is auditing and forensic accounting because of some of my previous experiences at Epic. But whatever lies in store for me in the future, I will always be thankful to Herzing University for giving me two excellent educational experiences that will allow me to continue and advance my accounting career.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

Dustin Marshall

I was a bookkeeper at a gas station, always hoping from job to job, unable to support artistic endeavors or myself. I chose Herzing from multiple words of mouths testimonials, and its program on electronics. Herzing was a triathlon. The staff was incredible, getting me through rigorous coursework and making it pleasurable. I honestly liked the friendly and professional service. Herzing gave me a career. My life and happiness has increased tenfold. After graduation, I’ll be using my education to work hard, and fuel my artistic and entrepreneurial ideas.

Dustin Marshall

Madison - Career Programs

Earn a Degree

Earn a bachelor's or associate degree in technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety.

Our hands-on coursework, individual attention, and experienced faculty provide the support and real-world skills you need to get ahead in today's competitive job market.

Madison - Undergraduate Programs

C = Program offered at least partially on campus (core courses); O = Program offered fully online

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Accounting C/O
Business Management With No Concentration C/O
Business Management With a Concentration in Business Administration C/O
Business Management With a Concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies C/O
Business Management With a Concentration in Human Resource Development C/O
Business Management With a Concentration in International Business C/O
Business Management With a Concentration in Marketing C/O
Business Management With a Concentration in Project Management C
Criminal Justice With No Minor or Concentration O
Criminal Justice With a Concentration in Homeland Security O
Criminal Justice With a Concentration in Supervision and Management O
Game Development C
Graphic Design With No Declared Concentration O
Graphic Design With a Concentration in Print Design O
Graphic Design With a Concentration in Web Design O
Health Information Management O
Healthcare Management O
Homeland Security and Public Safety With No Minor or Concentration O
Information Technology With No Concentration C/O
Information Technology With a Concentration in Network Management C/O
Information Technology With a Concentration in Security Technology C/O
Legal Studies O
Only the Herzing University paralegal programs at New Orleans and Atlanta are approved by the American Bar Association. The Herzing Legal Studies program offered online is not approved by the ABA.
Software Development With No Declared Minor or Concentration C/O
Software Development With a Concentration in Computer Programming C/O
Software Development With a Concentration in Mobile Application Development C
Technology Management C/O

Associate and Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Accounting C/O
Business Management C/O
Business Studies C/O
Criminal Justice O
Design Studies O
Graphic Design O
Health Information Management O
Healthcare Management C/O
Information Technology C/O
Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist O
Legal Studies O
Only the Herzing University paralegal programs at New Orleans and Atlanta are approved by the American Bar Association. The Herzing Legal Studies program offered online is not approved by the ABA.
Medical Office Administration O
Nursing C
Software Development C/O
Technology Studies C/O
Wind Energy Technology O

Diploma and Certificate Programs

Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting C/O
Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist O
Medical Office Administration O
Practical Nursing C
Wind Energy Technology O

Madison - Graduate Programs

C = Program offered at least partially on campus (core courses); O = Program offered fully online

Master's Degree

Master of Business Administration O
Master of Business Administration in Accounting O
Master of Business Administration in Business Management O
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management O
Master of Business Administration in Human Resources O
Master of Business Administration in Project Management O
Master of Business Administration in Public Safety Leadership O
Master of Business Administration in Technology Management O
Master of Business Administration—Dual Concentration Option O

Advance Your Career

We offer two master's programs, including an MBA program with eight concentrations and an MSN program with three concentrations.

Flexible Learning Options

Our innovative career programs provide flexible learning options and convenient scheduling to meet busy students wherever they are in life. Attend one of our 11 locations in eight U.S. states, earn your degree online, or take a blended approach. No matter what your educational goal, Herzing University can help you achieve it.

Message from the Academic Dean

Herzing Madison's campus Academic Dean, Brian WillisonWelcome to Herzing University – Madison. As Dean, it is my pleasure to tell you a little bit about our campus.

Herzing University - Madison offers students the opportunity to acquire an education and the skills necessary to enter or advance in a variety of careers. Here at the Madison campus, students will find faculty with both scholastic expertise and real-world understanding that enhances the learning experience. The benefits of both quality education and personal attention come with a campus our size.

Our student-centered approach recognizes education also occurs outside of the classroom. In addition to providing quality education in a wide variety of degree programs and disciplines, the Madison campus offers numerous opportunities for student involvement and personal enrichment. The campus has a very active student government, numerous program supported student groups, campus social events and community service activities.

Our goal is to provide you, the student, with the opportunity to excel and the encouragement and support to endure in your goal of obtaining a college education. I hope to see you around campus – stop in and introduce yourself.

Brian L. Willison B.S. , J.D.
Academic Dean – Herzing University – Madison Campus

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

Alumni Testimonial: Angela Bowland

I am of no consequence at first glance. I am petite (some say pretty) woman with auburn hair, freckles, pale skin, and a mildly crooked smile. My intellect is not off the charts, but my work ethic is good. If you saw me around town, you would not realize this:

I was raised in a home where no one graduated high school. I did, but that is where my education stopped. Sixteen years ago I found myself a single mother with two children at the age of 20. Are you doing the math? Struggled to get by financially and emotionally. By the time I began my voyage at Herzing, I was a stay at home wife and mother, home-schooling six children.  I volunteered at church every week on Sunday and Tuesdays. I had become a much happier but very busy lady! So how in the world did I make it through my Associate of Science in Interactive and Graphic Arts and on to a Bachelor’s of Science in Graphic Design? I prayed a ton, and Herzing’s staff was there for me every step of the way. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and proudly enjoyed my ten seconds of fame as I strutted across the stage.

I now have a full-time job and still get to be a wife, a mother, and an active member of our church. All this to say:

Don’t let any disadvantage, life circumstance, or perception about you get in your way. Go for it. Get your degree and achieve those goals. I can tell you that it’s something you will never regret. And I can also tell you Herzing University is there to back you all the way. Hey, if I can do it, anyone can!

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Popular International Campuses

Herzing University’s Most Popular Campuses for International Students are Atlanta, Madison, and Orlando.

Herzing University has campus locations in the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States. Of our 11 campus locations, the most popular destinations for international students are the Herzing University campuses in Atlanta, Madison, and Orlando.

Located in the Southern region of the U.S., Atlanta has mild weather and is rich in history, culture, and activities. Popular attractions in Atlanta include: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, Underground Atlanta, and Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta also has several professional sports teams whose dedicated fans fill their stadiums year round.

About Herzing University – Atlanta Campus

The Herzing University – Atlanta campus is located in Buckhead, one of the most vibrant areas of the city. Buckhead is in the heart of the financial district, with an abundance of dining and shopping options.

The 25,000-square-foot Herzing University – Atlanta campus features among its many amenities a variety of labs, a library/resource center, and a student lounge. There are a range of housing options near the Herzing University – Atlanta campus, and getting around the city is easy by car or on MARTA, Atlanta’s rail and bus mass transit system.

Located in the Midwest region of the U.S., Madison has seasonal weather: pleasant in the spring and fall, warm in the summer, and cold and snowy in the winter. The people of Madison are culturally diverse and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in and around the beautiful lakes that surround the city.

Popular attractions in Madison include: Capital Springs State Recreation Area, Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Overture Center for the Arts, Wisconsin Historical Museum, and the Wisconsin State Capitol. Madison is an area with many colleges and universities including Herzing University – Madison and the University of Wisconsin. There are a wide variety of activities and opportunities for college students in Madison.

About Herzing University – Madison Campus

Herzing University – Madison is the main campus of the Herzing University System and is located in a newly developed technical and business park. It is 40,000 square feet in size and features among its many amenities advanced technology and equipment, a variety of labs, and a centrally located, glassed-in library and computer commons. There are a variety of housing options near the Herzing University – Madison campus, and getting around the city is easy by bicycle, car, or the Metro Transit bus system.

Located in the Southern region of the U.S., Orlando has mild and sunny weather and is a global tourist destination. Popular attractions in Orlando include a large number of theme parks such as: Discovery Cove, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando; Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom; and Wet ‘n Wild Orlando. Orlando is also home to professional and collegiate sports teams.

About Herzing University – Orlando Campus

The Herzing University – Orlando campus is located in Winter Park, a sunny and spacious community featuring parks, museums, art galleries, golf courses, and shopping. The recently remodeled 34,000-square-foot campus features among its many amenities a variety of labs, a library/resource center, and a student lounge. There are a range of housing options near the Herzing University – Orlando campus, and getting around the area is easy by car or the LYNX bus system.


Employers Desperately Seeking People with Skills in Electronics

MADISON, WI (September 22, 2014) – If you are looking for a new job or a better career path, a quick search of job listings online will reveal several job skills that are in the highest demand from employers, and one of the biggest demands in the Madison area is for people with electronics skills. Why? Look no further than the explosion of electronics in virtually every aspect of all industries, including entertainment technology, IT, alternative energy production, industrial controls, robotics, biomedical electronics, telecommunications and building technology integration, to name a few. Read full release

Wind Energy Technology Could be the Career for You

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 24, 2014) – Have you ever driven past a field of windmills and wondered who maintains them and keeps them running? It could be you, with an associate degree or diploma in Wind Energy Technology, now available from Herzing University – Online. Read full release

Bachelor’s Degree Just Became More Affordable for NW Ohio Students 

TOLEDO, OH (Jan. 30, 2014) A third local school has joined a regional higher education consortium to help make obtaining a bachelor’s degree more affordable. The presidents of Herzing University – Toledo and Terra State Community College held a signing ceremony to announce the expansion of the P.A.C.E. (Partnership for Affordable College Education) program. The collaboration offers students the best of both worlds: the cost efficiencies of a community college education combined with the career-focused recognition of Herzing University. Northwest State Community College became the first P.A.C.E. program partner last summer. Northwest State President Dr. Thomas Stuckey also attended the signing ceremony. Read full release

Paramedic Programs Earn Accreditation

BIRMINGHAM, AL, (July 2, 2013) – Herzing University – Birmingham recently earned accreditation for its Associate of Science and Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic programs, a credential validating the quality of the programs, which will be important to students as they graduate and enter the job market. “We have worked hard since the programs were launched to ensure that we earned accreditation before the first classes graduate, and we are very pleased to have succeeded in this effort.” said Leo Deason, public safety department chair at Herzing University – Birmingham. Read full release

Director of Career Development of Herzing University – Madison Receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Greater Madison Area Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)

MADISON, WI (June 4, 2013) – Herzing University – Madison announced today that Jeff Westra, director of career development, has been honored with the 2012 Volunteer of the Year award from the Workforce Readiness Committee of the Greater Madison Area Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM). Read full release

Semester in China Offers Enrichment Beyond Language Skills

MILWAUKEE (March 20, 2013) – Many students recognize the tremendous value of learning the Chinese language if they aspire to a career in international business, and there is no better way to learn a language than to be immersed in the culture by living in China for a semester.

Golf Tournament Raises Spirits and Funds for Wounded Warriors

The 2nd annual Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Charity Golf Tournament took place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Aeropines Golf Club at the NAS Oceana Master Jet Base in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The event, sponsored by the Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education, raised $4,000 for the Wounded Warrior Program.

Members of the VACME work to provide educational opportunities for military members and their families, and Herzing University is proud of its affiliation.

Herzing helps Africans access clean water

Herzing University has partnered with WorldServe International as a sponsor of Kili Climb 2013 to raise funds to provide people in Africa with clean water. Herzing’s contribution came in the form of a significant donation towards Ron Holt’s $25,000 goal, which is enough to cover the cost of a water well that will serve an entire village. Holt was one of 45 outstanding individuals working toward this effort. He started the climb on January 8, 2013, and finally reached the peak of Kilimanjaro on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, proudly holding up a Herzing University banner.

U.S. News Ranks Herzing University #1 Online Program in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (February 13, 2013) – U.S. News & World Report recently published its ranking of online education programs, and Herzing University was the highest-ranking Wisconsin-based online education program for Best Online Bachelors Programs. Herzing was ranked 80th in the country, followed by UW – Platteville at #85, UW – Milwaukee at #123, UW – Superior at #148 and UW – Green Bay’s ranking was not published.

Health Information Management Program Receives Initial Accreditation

MILWAUKEE (March 5, 2013) – Herzing University Online announced today that it has earned programmatic accreditation for its Associate of Science in Health Information Management degree program from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).