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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

At AJU, you’ll embark upon a journey that will take you beyond the typical college experience. You’ll be given the freedom to grow, as well as the personalized attention and guidance you deserve.

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Graduate Center for Education

Graduate Center for Education

The Graduate Center for Education at American Jewish University prepares educators to create and articulate a compelling vision for Jewish education and apply the knowledge, skills, creativity and leadership needed to bring that vision to life. Home to the Fingerhut School of Education and various continuing education initiatives for educators, we are a trans-denominational center for educational leadership training, Jewish learning, professional development and research. AJU’s Familian and Brandeis-Bardin campuses provide a natural laboratory for innovation, experimentation and integration of experiential and traditional education. Our alumni provide leadership and vision in every sector of Jewish education across the denominational spectrum

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MBA

MBA in Nonprofit Management

The MBA Nonprofit Management Program at American Jewish University affords working professionals the opportunity of earning an MBA while maintaining employment. With classes conveniently held in the late afternoon and at night, students are exposed to a challenging curriculum that teaches them the business and leadership aspects of managing a nonprofit enterprise. Students experience a rich cross-pollination of thought and practice, learning from both nonprofit practitioners and as well as students who bring a myriad of perspectives into the classroom. Our experienced faculty provides current information and practical analysis of some of today's most challenging situations facing executive leaders and provides thoughtful effective solutions.

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Ziegler

Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies made history when it opened the first independent rabbinical school on the West Coast. While we take pride in being history-makers and serving as pioneers in the Conservative Jewish community, we are much more than innovators and pacesetters. First and foremost, we are a full-fledged five-year rabbinical school that values rigorous scholarship, embraces the splendors of spirituality, and provides our students with vast opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually.

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