Santa Ana, Calif. (PRWEB) June 7, 2007
How do you run a billion-dollar operation and go to school? You seek out a university whose flexible programs are targeted at working adults. That's why Nabil Ajineh chose Argosy University's Orange County campus to pursue a doctorate in Business Administration. Ajineh is also vice president and chief information officer for Farouk Systems USA, Inc. a Houston, Texas-based company that produces high-quality hair care and spa products.
Farouk Systems is a sponsor of the Miss USA 2007 competition and supplies the hair care products for the cast of the ABC show "Ugly Betty." The company also supplies cosmetics to large stores such as JC Penney, Trade Secrets and Ulta Cosmetics.
"Farouk Systems manufactures and distributes professional hair products in more than 60 countries using advanced American technology," Ajineh said.
"Programs like the Doctor of Business Administration degree are targeted at highly-skilled professionals from the corporate and education world, like Nabil," said Dr. Jeb Egbert, campus president. "Having classes available at night, on the weekend and online also fit the busy schedules of working adults."
As chief information officer, Ajineh designs and manages computer systems and networks which track shipping, purchases and electronic transactions. He says his degree program, which has a concentration in Information Systems, compliments his business work. Ajineh says the critical thinking skills he uses to solve problems in the business world are also used in his degree program.
"In order to stay competitive in today's global economy, businesses must overcome challenges such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, demand planning and resource management," he said. "Only a Doctor of Business Administration degree can help develop the critical thinking skills necessary to face these and other challenges," Ajineh said.
Juggling a doctorate program and working for a major corporation is demanding, but not impossible, Ajineh said. "I realize I made a commitment towards an academic achievement and I am committed to achieving that," he said. "Sometimes it gets difficult, but I never drop the ball on my academic work or my duties at the company."
Ajineh chose Argosy University because the degree program was relevant to his career field and also because of the university's evening, weekend and online classes. Ajineh used to work for the University of Houston, and continues to take courses at Argosy University's Orange County campus while living in Houston. He takes most of his courses online, and flies out to Southern California to take courses when needed.
"Online courses provide convenience and flexibility giving me time to focus on my career," he said. "On campus courses provide the real college experience and allow interaction with professors and students." Ajineh said Argosy University's flexible programs allow him to enjoy campus life, without sacrificing his career or family life.
Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (http://www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor's degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602), (800) 621-7440; http://www.ncahlc.org).