Learning Pathways

At Ubiquity each student is free to design their own learning pathway and degree program. Think of what you want to become or what you want to learn and we will help you design a learning pathway that suits you best. At the same time, we also offer BAs, MAs and PhDs with specific concentrations that we believe are important. You can pre-pay for your Programs at Ubiquity or pay per course as you go.

You can purchase courses online from August 6th, 2018. These courses will be available from the start of the Trimester on September 10th, 2018.

Single Courses

Ubiquity offers a variety of ways to access individual courses. If you already know what course you’re interested in and how you’d like to take it, you may get started at this link.

Trimester Courses unlock the full depth of the Ubiquity experience. These for-credit courses grant you access to course facilitators, impact and personal mastery coaches, as well as skill badges that recognize your new competencies. The best part? You can stack your badges over time to unlock higher credentials such as Certificates, and even Bachelors and Masters degrees!

Micro Courses are shorter experiences designed to achieve particular competencies outside of the standard trimester term. These for-credit courses begin on the second Monday of each month and are equivalent to 1/3rd of a normal trimester class. For this reason they are more flexible while still resulting in badges and professional credentials. We even offer two certificates especially made from our micro-course offerings!

Lite Courses are “lite” versions of our Trimester and Micro offerings. These non-credit courses can be completed at your own pace while still unlocking lower-level points and skill badges. Are you interested in gaining skills and credentials but don’t need academic credit or the full hands-on experience? If so, Lite courses are for you. And don’t worry! If you change your mind later you can complete the full course assignments to gain academic credit toward a higher credential.

Immersive Trimester Courses are trimester courses taken for non-credit that still grant you access to Ubiquity’s full range of learning resources. You should take this course if you are interested in mastering a certain competency and skill badge outside of our certificate and degree offerings. As you will have completed the full curriculum, these courses may later be easily converted into academic credit by simply paying the difference between the Immersive and degree-level course fee ($50).

Want the details on what you get at each level? Check out our Course Pricing page for a full list of resources and offerings.

Certificates

Ubiquity awards certificates when you take groups of courses that showcase your expertise in a given area. You can use these certificates to highlight your skills with employers and other stakeholders. They equip you in particular for our Global Creativity Award.

Certificates you can earn at Ubiquity:

Certificate in Transformational Leadership

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Success in today’s hyper-complex world hinges on transformational leadership. Success hinges on creative leaders who are bold enough to face reality head-on, who are able to discern the patterns and communicate clearly and effectively, who are able to organize and lead in turbulent times and who know how to develop themselves to meet emerging and unexpected challenges. This Ubiquity Certificate is designed to develop these fundamental and essential competencies.

Core Competence Development:

By the end of this Certificate program, you should be able to:

  • Understand and map the underlying dynamics of change in organizations and society
  • Provide a penetrating and in-depth analysis of current global affairs
  • Develop a long-term strategy for leadership and organization in a rapidly changing world with immediate next steps
  • Explain what it takes for projects to be able to thrive in a complex world
  • Develop and implement a pathway for personal self-mastery that increases your positive impact

Career Possibilities:

  • Change Agent
  • Consultant cross-sector
  • Transformation Facilitator
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Innovation Leader

This Certificate is composed of three courses (9 credits / 30,000 points):

You can also choose to take 3 Micro-courses instead of one of the full courses:

Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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In challenging times, where the world can change, for better or for worse, in the blink of an eye, developing creative new solutions to unprecedented challenges is essential. People everywhere, young and old, are taking it upon themselves to create breakthrough innovations, build their own businesses and start their own movements. This certificate equips you with the deep insight and practical tools to be the change you want to see.

Core Competence Development:

By the end of this Certificate program, you should be able to:

  • Understand and map the underlying dynamics of change in organizations and society
  • Align yourself and your projects with core principles of sustainability
  • Understand models and practices for finance and prosperity that reflect long term positive impact for all stakeholders
  • Apply tools to maximise the positive impact of your innovation
  • Develop and implement a pathway for personal self-mastery that increases your positive impact

Career Possibilities:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Independent Free-Lancer/Consultant cross-sector
  • Fortune 1000 Intra-preneur
  • Innovation leader
  • Campaign organizer

This Certificate is composed of three courses (9 credits / 30,000 points):

Ubiquity BA Degrees

At Ubiquity you have the option to study for a full BA degree with us or draw on your past education and enroll in the BA Completion Program.

A Ubiquity BA is your creation. We require some core courses that we want every student to take and then we work with you to shape your own major area of concentration. Because of the importance we place on bringing people together to solve global challenges, Ubiquity has also developed a concentration in Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship which we encourage students to take. This program is designed to instill in you the key qualities you need to link your passion with a global challenge.

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ubiquity’s BA degree program in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to equip you for success in a hyper-complex world, where the speed of change is increasing exponentially, the interconnectedness of issues is woven ever more tightly, and events anywhere can have dramatic effects everywhere. In this era of rapid change, business as usual is no longer an option. This degree will equip you to thrive in this reality while contributing to a world that works for everyone.

Requirements:

  • 10 core courses and 20 elective courses (30%)
  • 5 Self-Mastery courses with your Self-Mastery Mentor (30%)
  • 5 Impact courses and Impact Project with pathway from ideation to manifestation with your Impact Coach (30%)
  • Proof of collaboration as demonstrated in online interaction, creative assignments and Impact Project (10%)

Prerequisites: Level 6 Diploma (UK – Click link for comparison)
Length: 40 courses
Tuition and Fees: US$12,000

For more information, see the full BA Student Handbook

BA Completion Programs

As you develop your concentration, you will be able to draw from courses inside or outside Ubiquity. For example you can take MOOC courses that are of interest to you, and transfer them into Ubiquity towards a degree. You can also transfer courses you have taken in the past from other universities. Ubiquity’s assessment system will enable you to demonstrate competencies in the areas you study and get credits for what you demonstrate. This means that the entire world of education is accessible to you.

We currently offer BA Completion Programs in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Requirements:

  • 7 study courses (30%)
  • 1 Impact course and an Impact Project (30%)
  • 2 Self-Mastery courses and your Self-Mastery project (30%).
  • Impact project pathway from ideation to manifestation
  • Proof of collaboration as demonstrated in online interaction, creative assignments and Impact Project (10%)

Prerequisites: Level 6 Diploma (UK – Click link to see for comparison)
Length: 10 courses
Tuition and Fees: US$3,000

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Prerequisites High School Graduation Undergraduate Degree
Courses 40 20
Study Courses (30%) 30 15
Impact Project (30%) 5 courses + Project 3 courses + Project
Self-Mastery (30%) 5 courses + Project 3 courses + Project
Collaboration (10%) Online + in projects Online + in projects
Price $12,000 $12,000

Ubiquity Masters Degrees

Ubiquity MA and MBA degrees are your creation. We require some core courses that we want every student to take and then we work with you to shape your own major area of concentration. Because of the importance we place on bringing people together to solve global challenges, Ubiquity has also developed MA, MBA and EMBA concentrations in Sustainability and Global Problem Solving which we encourage students to take. This program is designed to instill in you the key qualities you need to link your passion with a global challenge.

Ubiquity’s MBA programs enables students to focus on sustainable economics and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ubiquity is committed to empowering students to make a real impact in the world. Our Masters degrees in Sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals are designed to enable you to learn about global challenges as you work to solve them.

Ubiquity currently offers three Master’s degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Sustainable Impact

Master of Arts (MA) in Sustainable Impact

This is the first educational program that prepares you specifically to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It is designed to equip you with the qualities and competencies you need to contribute to solving the challenges laid out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tied into UNESCO’s competency framework for the SDGs, it combines a set of core cross-cutting competencies for dealing with major global challenges with specific competency sets for each SDG.

Requirements:

  • 3 core courses
  • 3 elective courses
  • 2 Self-Mastery courses plus a Self-Mastery Mentor (5 hours of 1:1 mentoring per trimester)
  • 2 Impact courses plus an Impact Coach for your project (5 hours of 1:1 coaching per trimester)
  • Impact Project with pathway from ideation to manifestation

Prerequisites: an undergraduate degree
Length: 10 courses
Tuition and Fees: US$6,000

For more information, see the full MA Student Handbook

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA)

Ubiquity’s MBA and EMBA programs are designed to accelerate your professional and personal growth, and to further enhance your positive impact on the triple bottom lines of people, planet, and profit. Our education will increase your capabilities to become an entrepreneurial and innovative manager able to lead in any environment. The program is designed to meet the needs identified by 1700 leaders and 3,600 students internationally in the IBM Global CEO Study for creativity, collaboration and complex problem-solving.

Requirements for the MBA and EMBA:

  • 8 core courses
  • 7 elective courses focused on social innovation
  • 2 Self-Mastery courses plus a Self-Mastery Mentor (5 hours of 1:1 mentoring per trimester)
  • 3 Impact courses plus an Impact Coach for your project (5 hours of 1:1 coaching per trimester)
  • Impact Project with pathway from ideation to manifestation

MBA Prerequisites: an undergraduate degree
EMBA Prerequisites: an undergraduate degree plus 5 years experience or 27 yrs old
Length: 20 courses plus your Self-Mastery and Impact projects.
Tuition and Fees: US$12,000

For more information, see the full MBA Student Handbook or EMBA Student Handbook

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive MBA Master of Arts (MA)
Prerequisites Undergraduate Degree Undergrad Degree plus 5 years experience BA plus competencies
Courses 20 20 10
Study Courses (30%) 15 15 6
Impact Project (30%) 3 courses + Project 3 courses + Project 2 courses + Project
Self-Mastery (30%) 3 courses + Project 3 courses + Project 2 courses + Project
Collaboration (10%) Online + in projects Online + in projects Online + in projects
Price $12,000 $12,000 $6,000

Ubiquity PhD Degrees

Upon completion of Ubiquity’s Doctoral Program, you will be awarded the title “Doctor of Philosophy.” This is the highest honor society bestows and indicates respect and acknowledgement for an expertise that the larger community can count on for integrity and professional competence.

Ubiquity University has two PhD programs, one offering the flexibility, connectivity and accessibility of a global program with online core courses, and the other a deep immersive primarily in-person experience from Ubiquity’s Wisdom School.

Global PhD

Our global PhD program is open to a spectrum of disciplines and interests. It aims to address a range of problems in virtually every area of human and ecological concern. Our doctoral program is dedicated to helping you shape and co-create a new global civilization so the human species can learn to act as responsible and respectful stewards of our larger planetary ecosystem.

At every level in the doctoral process you are supported by mentors and coaches. You will be required to take certain core courses and will have the freedom to design the rest of your program in consultation with your mentors and the Dean of Students and/or Dean of Doctoral Studies.

Students can select courses from either inside Ubiquity or outside Ubiquity. This means that if there is a course you need to take that is offered through another institution, you are free to do so. Ubiquity’s in-person courses are also available for doctoral credit.

To apply to our PhD program please write to Dean of Doctoral Studies, Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo who will contact you and discuss your aspirations and potential pathway. All doctoral students must supply transcripts of previous education and write an essay indicating the area of research they want to explore.

Requirements:

  1. 8 core courses (a minimum of 4 from Ubiquity’s online programs or the Wisdom School)
  2. A doctoral dissertation

Tuition and Fees

Core courses: $7,200 USD  ($300 per credit for 24 credits) This amount may fluctuate according to the needs of the student. More courses may be taken depending on student inclinations and need.
Dissertation fee: $4,000
Major Advisor fee: $2,500
External Examiner: $1,500

Total tuition fee: $15,200 USD

Credit transfer fee $300 for any courses taken outside Ubiquity which are transferred in for credit.

Ubiquity in-person courses can be taken at the listed prices.

Admissions

Click here for information about the admissions process

or email Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo, Dean of Doctoral Studies

Ubiquity Wisdom School PhD

Ubiquity’s Wisdom School offers a deeply transformational learning experience, combining in-person learning journeys at sacred sites around the planet such as our New Chartres Academy in France with dissertation writing and online possibilities. With years of experience and amazing dissertations, this program attracts students seeking to deepen their personal and professional development ready for the next phase of their life.

Click here for more information.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Executive MBA Master of Arts (MA)
Prerequisites Undergraduate Degree Undergrad Degree plus 5 years experience BA plus competencies
Courses 20 20 10
Study Courses (30%) 15 15 6
Impact Project (30%) 3 courses + Project 3 courses + Project 2 courses + Project
Self-Mastery (30%) 3 courses + Project 3 courses + Project 2 courses + Project
Collaboration (10%) Online + in projects Online + in projects Online + in projects
Price $12,000 $12,000 $6,000

In-Person Learning Journeys

Ubiquity offers you the opportunity to participate in journeys to amazing sites around the world known for their sacred and historical importance. These in-person experiences provide a balance to the online courses students take at Ubiquity.

The Learning Journeys are open to all students. You can participate in these Journeys for credit toward a degree, or participate without credit if you choose.