The mission of IGU is to provide a diverse student body with career-related education based on scholarly, innovative, and practical approaches to meet emerging global challenges, through the following objectives:
To develop career-related programs and curricular practical training;
To provide practical training through CPT; and
To provide students with ongoing career development services
The purpose of IGU and its programs is to provide affordable yet effective education services to every human being for their intellectual, professional, and leadership development and growth, whether they are young or old, rich or poor, privileged or underprivileged (financially, physically and/or socially), local or remote.
IGU was founded from a deep commitment of founder Dr. David Sohn and his colleagues to transforming the world by providing a quality and most effective education to all individuals around the world. Being a scholar, practitioner, educator, and a former CEO of international IT companies, Dr. Sohn envisioned IGU to provide lifelong learning opportunities for all learners at the local, national, and global levels based on the instruction presented by competent faculty, the offering of advanced and rigorous academic curricula, and the use of technologies for the most effective and efficient delivery of instruction.
Dr. Sohn’s vision is to provide every human being, especially those who are socially, economically and/or physically underprivileged, with lifelong learning opportunities for their intellectual, professional, spiritual, and leadership development and growth.
In order to fulfill its mission, the University established the strategic goals:
To pursue the academic excellence in career-related education,
To achieve financial sustainability and strength by efficient and effective resource management, and
To manage the global expansion and growth successfully.
IGU’s Learning Outcomes
These University learning outcomes encapsulate the knowledge, skills and values the institution aims
to help students develop through their educational experiences, regardless of the program of study
they are enrolled in.
In fulfilling its mission, IGU’s graduate will be able to gain the following skills:
Critical thinking and problem-solving
Effective Communication & Collaboration
Social Responsibility & Ethical Values
The essential drive of IGU is reflected in its variety of educational programs offered to worldwide students.
Diversity: IGU welcomes students from all over the world and fosters equal participation of all its constituents.
Lifelong Learning: IGU stimulates and promotes learning and life-long knowledge retention through continuing education.
Affirmative Spirit: IGU promotes integrity and harmonious work with pride and compassion.
Partnership Cooperation: IGU cooperates with all its stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, and community citizens.
Effective Instructional Delivery: IGU’s educational programs are designed for students who aspire to many professional areas of study. IGU’s instructional delivery is based on primarily residential settings.
Civil Rights Compliance
In compliance with Federal, State and local government requirements and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, IGlobal University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, association, national and ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition or physical disability, or qualified disabled veterans in the administration of its educational programs, university-administered programs, publications, admissions of students, award of scholarship and loan programs or in its employment practices.
Statements regarding tuition and fees contained in this Catalog comply with the 8 VAC 40-31 et seq. of the Virginia Administrative Code as adopted by the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV).
The academic and graduation requirements and the curricula outlined herein apply to all appropriate students enrolling at IGU as of September 2009 and thereafter.