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MIU education: Antidote for global uncertainty

In an era marked by unprecedented uncertainty and rapid change, educational institutions are uniquely positioned to offer stability and guidance. Maharishi International University (MIU) stands out as an example of innovative and holistic education, addressing the top ten global uncertainties through our distinctive approach. Here’s how MIU provides an antidote to these pressing issues:

  1. Climate Change and Environmental Degradation:

MIU’s curriculum emphasizes sustainability and environmental consciousness. Courses in Sustainable Living and Regenerative Agriculture teach students how to develop eco-friendly solutions and promote green technologies. We walk the talk. Campus sustainable practices include composting food waste, recycling, extensive use of solar and wind energy, serving organic and non-GMO dining, building and furnishing with non-toxic materials, growing organic vegetables on campus, planting and maintaining many trees on campus, using sustainable grounds practices, minimizing paper usage, using recycled products when possible. By instilling a deep respect for nature and practical skills for environmental stewardship, MIU empowers students to combat climate change. One mission point for MIU is: To maximize the intelligent use of the environment.

As one of America’s greenest universities, MIU is fully committed to sustainable practices. Renewable energy, sustainable buildings, and organic food are high priorities.

As one of America’s greenest universities, MIU is fully committed to sustainable practices. Renewable energy, sustainable buildings, and organic food are high priorities.

  1. Economic Instability:

MIU integrates Consciousness-Based education (CBE), which fosters resilience and adaptive thinking. Courses in business and entrepreneurship encourage students to innovate and build sustainable enterprises. This education model not only enhances job readiness, but also cultivates leaders who can navigate and create more stable economies. Our online EdD in Transformational Leadership & Coaching educates leaders to help individuals achieve economic and social fulfillment. One mission point of MIU is: To bring fulfillment to the economic aspirations of individuals and society.

  1. Health Crises:

The university’s focus on preventive medicine and holistic health, including programs in Integrative Medicine and Ayurveda, equips students with knowledge to address and prevent health challenges. All students enjoy access to our integrative wellness center. By promoting wellness and stress reduction through Transcendental Meditation (TM), MIU contributes to better mental and physical health outcomes. One mission point for MIU is: To emphasize integrative wellness, combining physical, mental, and emotional health practices.

  1. Political Instability:

MIU promotes global peace and conflict resolution through several programs:  MA in Enlightenment and Leadership program; online MA and MBA in Leadership & Workplace Conflict Resolution. The university-wide practice of TM helps students develop inner peace, which is foundational for fostering understanding and harmony at larger societal levels. Graduates are prepared to become effective peacemakers and policy influencers.  One mission point for MIU is: To equip students with the skills and knowledge to become resilient, enlightened leaders capable of addressing global challenges.

  1. Technological Disruption:

In response to rapid technological advances, MIU offers programs in Computer Science, including courses in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. We offer a Certificate in Data Science to Computer Science Master’s degree students who successfully complete at least four data science courses during the MS program. The Consciousness-Based education approach ensures that students not only acquire technical skills, but also ethical considerations, preparing them to navigate and harness technology responsibly.  One mission point for MIU is:  To instill a sense of ethical responsibility and global citizenship in students.

  1. Social Inequality:

MIU’s commitment to inclusivity and social justice is reflected in our diverse community and support systems. We celebrate diversity and live by the motto, “the world is our family.” Our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) introduces the concepts and practices of DEI to all students, staff, and faculty. At any one time, we have students from more than 60 nations on campus, and the MS in Computer Science program alone has graduated more than 4000 students from 108 nations since 1996. One MIU mission point is:  To maintain an inclusive, internationally diverse, and welcoming campus environment.

Enjoy this lively video demonstrating the happiness and diversity of our Computer Science students.

  1. Mental Health Challenges:

The practice of TM in daily student life is a cornerstone of MIU’s approach to mental health. This practice has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, offering students a powerful tool to maintain mental well-being amid global uncertainties. One MIU mission point is: To emphasize integrative wellness, combining physical, mental, and emotional health practices.

  1. Educational Access and Quality:

MIU’s flexible and inclusive educational model, including online programs, makes quality education accessible to a broader audience. Our Consciousness-Based educational approach ensures deep understanding and personal growth, providing a robust alternative to traditional educational systems that often fall short. One MIU mission point is:  To provide Consciousness-Based education that integrates academic excellence with personal development.

  1. Cultural Conflicts:

We foster a global community and emphasize cultural understanding through our diverse curriculum, student body, and multi-national faculty. MIU prepares students to navigate and bridge cultural divides. Programs in Leadership & Workplace Conflict Resolution and mediation equip students with the skills needed to resolve cultural conflicts and promote global harmony.   One mission point for MIU is:  To engage with local and global communities to promote positive social change and development.

  1. Spiritual Uncertainty:

MIU’s natural integration of spiritual growth with academic learning addresses the existential uncertainties that many face today. The practice of TM and courses in consciousness development provide a framework for students to explore and solidify their own personal spiritual foundations, offering clarity and purpose in an uncertain world. One mission point for MIU is: To achieve the spiritual goals of humanity in this generation.

Maharishi International University’s holistic Consciousness-Based education offers comprehensive solutions to the major uncertainties facing the world today. The university integrates sustainability, innovation, and integrative wellness with the campus-wide practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique. This approach is offered in a safe, internationally diverse, sustainable, and welcoming community. As a result, MIU equips its students to become resilient, happy, and enlightened leaders capable of addressing and managing the complexities of our contemporary world.

2022 and You – Yes, You!

By Leah Collmer

It’s another year. 2022 sits on your doorstep like an Amazon package waiting to be opened. You drum your fingers on the counter and consider the possibilities. What lays ahead? A full year of promise…This package with all its potential sits before you. Still unopened, you exhale. Curiosity calls you. You look at the box. What’s inside? You contemplate the choices. A few ideas run through your mind. Undecided, you glance out the window for more enlightenment, as you notice the sender is Maharishi International University’s Computer Science Master’s Program – ComProSM. Your 2022 just got a whole light brighter.

Saloni Kiran Vora, a computer science master’s student from Pune, India, is one such student who feels her future just got a whole lot brighter. After having worked in IT for several years, with 14-hour days, she wanted a change. “Work was becoming monotonous, there was nothing more to learn,” states Vora. “Suddenly, I decided one day, I was done. That’s it. I wanted to do something new. I wanted to know how I could make a difference,” shares Vora emphatically. “That’s when I learned about ComPro.”

Located in beautiful Fairfield, Iowa, ComPro’s well-organized master’s package is designed to deliver the best education academically, mentally, emotionally, and personally. With ComPro’s carefully measured block system, you never have bulky schedules, juggle multiple subjects, deliver various homework assignments, nor cram for a list of final exams all at once. We handle our program with care, and don’t believe stress should be part and parcel of your university education. Having one entire course neatly bundled and delivered over the course of a month enhances our student’s ability to master a subject and unpack the contents of a course to its fullest.

“The master’s course looked very well planned and designed. Eight months on campus for a master’s in computer science really caught my attention,” remembers Vora. “Once you learn and leave school, it’s hard to go back. To stop earning money, after you’ve started isn’t easy,” confesses Vora. “But ComPro makes it easy to shorten the learning cycle and helps us to go on and earn money while getting Curricular Practical Training (CPT).”

ComPro’s expedited master’s package makes it easy to obtain a watertight education while ushering you to the doorstep of the company and career of your choice. Preparation is key for delivering the demands that success requires. Our Computer Science Master’s Program culminates in an intensive, three-week Career Strategies Workshop, that moves you forward and provides what you need to land a paid internship, CPT, in the company of your choice. Our CPT students have been placed at IBM, Intel, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Google, General Electric, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Federal Express, and many Fortune 500 companies.

Teamwork! (Left to Right) Yugal Modi of Madhya Pradesh, India; Jai Kishan Jaiswal of West Bengal, India, and Rahmat Zada Buner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, brainstorming with Vora.

“The biggest factor in choosing ComPro was I didn’t have to pay all my tuition in one go. This felt very empowering to me and helped me to be independent in my choices and not rely on my parents,” shares Vora. “The paid internship structured into the master’s program lets me pay back my tuition at the right time.”

The Computer Science Master’s Program makes it financially feasible for students to join ComPro. Students can enter ComPro for as little as $3,000, pay back the course fee from earnings during CPT, and graduate debt-free. Depending on circumstances, $3,000 – $7,000 is the modest range required for two semesters (eight months), on campus. This initial fee isn’t required until students arrive on campus. Program options and courses are offered to give students the best selection for their future.

“I wanted to move focus toward a data science track, and the data science courses were key for me in choosing ComPro,” says Vora. “My previous master’s degree had some elements of data, but it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t sufficient to make a move to a data science career. The best thing about ComPro is you can make your own choices for your courses and career,” concludes Vora.

A chance meeting in 2018 at her college in the state of Maharashtra with MIU Provost Dr. Scott Herriott, planted a seed in Vora that germinated, and ultimately redirected her journey to travel to the USA and get a second master’s degree with ComPro.

“That meeting with Dr. Herriott created a very valuable bond of trust in me over time,” shares Vora. “I learned a new way of meditation with him, which boosted my confidence, and opened doors to other great relationships, and with the ComPro admissions team. Melissa, Erica, and Abigail are gems,” gushes Vora. “They have that warmth and are with you at each step of the process, making sure you have whatever you need.”

Vora enjoying some fresh air and quiet time on MIU’s beautiful campus

Like any promising program that aims to deliver the best opportunities, ComPro has three convenient on-campus-study master’s options to fast-track your education, keep you on course for your future and get you to the marketplace. Whether you want a more expedited delivery option of eight months study on campus or prefer a more no-rush delivery choice of 12 months study on campus in our Computer Professionals ProgramSM, we’ve got what you need. Yes, just like that Amazon package. Additionally, four delivery dates for international students to enter our program and two delivery dates for domestic students keep demand high.

So, about that package sitting before you. It’s 2022. You’ve got an address, a destination, your choice of delivery options, and best date selections to suit your needs and fulfill your order for success. It’s a new year, it’s a new start. We have packed the best courses into our master’s program for you to take charge of your education and future. ComPro will get you there.

As an update, we wanted to share that before 2022 even had a chance to make an appearance, Saloni Vora was recruited and hired as a Software Developer within the second week of her Career Strategies Workshop. She is over the moon about this upcoming year and her bright future in the Computer Science field. We couldn’t be happier for her. Well done, Saloni! We wish her all the best and the same for you.

Promising young Mongolian programmers will soon have unique opportunities in America and elsewhere

Shagai Nyamdorj is taking what he learned in MIU’s ComPro MSCS program, and giving back to his home country of Mongolia by teaching middle and high school students the skills they need to kickstart a future career in IT.

“For the last three years, we have built our Nest Academy. Now we have more than one hundred kids learning coding and UX design,” says Shagai. “Our mission is to coach 10K young talents to become world class software engineers. Once we have perfected the plan and the setup, we hope to expand to other countries as well.”

By 2022, Nest Academy’s partner company, Nest Solutions, will start matching these talented young developers from Mongolia with startup companies in the U.S. and other nations to create the team necessary for a startup to thrive and grow into a well-established success. First they will focus on startups in Mongolia, and then expand operations to include projects in the U.S., Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia.

Shagai knows well from personal experience that good ideas alone are not enough to make a startup into a successful company:

“It’s vital to have a good team and good leadership–it’s very obvious that all the tech giants open their offices in big cities with good talent pools. And with most of the successful companies, there is a good team with more than 100 engineers with good leadership that can turn any simple idea into a successful venture,” Shagai points out.

 

Young Nest Academy students busy learning Javascript

Young Nest Academy students busy learning Javascript

 

When Shagai first applied for the ComPro program in 2011, he submitted an essay with his application that said, “My main goal for increasing my knowledge base is to make a difference in the lives of others.”

This is a goal he still holds to this day.

“I want to teach our young generation to improve their lives, pursue their dreams and make a difference in our country and the world,” says Shagai.

He has found his education at MIU to be the perfect bridge to achieving this goal.

The full time, paid Curricular Practical Training aspect of the ComPro program has been especially valuable for Shagai, because it allowed him to gain real-world experience with a U.S. company while continuing to take computer science classes via distance education.

After completing his on-campus studies, Shagai was hired for an internship at well-known financial services company Shazam, and later worked as a senior software engineer at Amazon before starting his own company.

 

Nest Academy design students busy focusing Accessibility Standards

Mongolian design students focusing on Accessibility Standards

 

How did he hear about the ComPro program?

“In 2010, I was fortunate that I had a chance to work with top talents in Mongolia, and one of my co-workers decided to apply to MIU. For me it was a great chance to challenge myself to pursue my MSCS in the United States as well. I had never seen such a good program in the U.S. I had researched similar programs, but realized MIU is far more valuable compared to other programs,” Shagai says.

In October 2011, he left his friends, family and career in Mongolia, and set off for America. He arrived on the campus of MIU, a few hours’ drive from Chicago, to find a very welcoming environment:

“The MIU campus and town of Fairfield, Iowa is such a pleasant and convenient place, and everyone at the school and in the community are so friendly,” he says.

 

Transcendental Meditation

Shagai quickly settled into his new routine at MIU, which included regular practice of the benefit-rich Transcendental Meditation® technique (TM). TM is the cornerstone of the Consciousness-based education at MIU, where all students practice TM as part of the curriculum.

It soon became clear to Shagai that TM was having a positive effect:

“TM improves my sleep quality and makes me calmer in stressful situations. I think it also helps us become more joyful and happy,” he says.

 

Nest Academy founder, Shagai Nyamdorj plans to train10K software engineers

“Our mission is to coach 10K young talents to become world class software engineers.”

MIU is the Home of Consciousness-Based Education

Maharishi International University is the Home of Consciousness-Based Education

So, what is Consciousness-Based education?

In 1971, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founded Maharishi International University (renamed Maharishi University of Management in 1993-2019), and developed Consciousness-Based℠ education (CBE) to provide what has been missing in education.

What Has Been Missing in Education

Knowledge is the result of knower and known coming together through the process of knowing.

The process of education always involves three aspects: the knower—the student; the known—that which is to be learned; and the processes of knowing—that which connects knower to known— sense perceptions, mind, intellect, intuition, aided by a teacher in formal education. In fact, you can identify these components in every experience; regardless of age or occupation. There is always a subject (you), some object of your attention, and some process of knowing that connects you to that object.

Traditionally, education has focused primarily on the known: the world is divided into disciplines, sequences of courses and lessons, focused on the objective information you are expected to master. Think about how you are evaluated: by test results, grade point averages, SAT scores.

What is missing? Education has lacked an equally systematic way of developing the knower—the student—developing their full creative potential so that their processes of knowing are functioning more and more effectively, for greater clarity of perception, innovative thinking, deepest insights, inner happiness and fulfillment.

Knowledge of the knower in their unbounded capacity has been missing from education. This is because educators did not know how to do this. Fortunately, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought to the educational process a simple, reliable, universal technology for day-by-day development of the best in every student.

The technology—the Transcendental Meditation® technique and advanced programs—achieve this by profoundly improving the functioning of the nervous system, giving deep rest and dissolving stress in body and mind, and at the same time stimulating increasing use of the whole brain.

As a result, students start functioning at the optimal level for doing anything, which is the state of relaxed, wide-awake alertness. In short, they are developing their consciousness to achieve their highest goals.

Consciousness-Based education offers a systematic technology—the Transcendental Meditation® technique—to dissolve stress and optimize brain functioning, to fully develop the knower, and thereby optimize the process of knowing or learning.

Consciousness-Based education is based on this technology to dissolve stress and optimize brain functioning, to increasingly develop the knower, and thereby optimize the process of knowing and the usefulness of the known.

In the last 50 years, hundreds of scientific research studies have documented the benefits of this technology for mind, body, behavior, and—with large groups practicing—in society as a whole, reducing negative trends, and improving positive trends.

You may recall moments when you felt wide awake, more alert and conscious than usual, moments people call “peak experiences.” Without a systematic means to develop consciousness, these treasured times are left to chance. The TM technique is a way to develop and stabilize these holistic, fully wakeful experiences, enhancing your inner quality of life, so learning and life is easier, more enjoyable, more relevant, as well as more dynamically progressive.

Consciousness-Based education also includes a comprehensive understanding of consciousness: its development, range and potential; its source and goal. In this system of education, you will come to know yourself better than you had dreamed possible.

An Integrated, Consciousness-Based Curriculum

Modern science, with its objective approach, has yielded vast information about specific aspects of life—from nuclear energy to genetic engineering—but it does not integrate or connect the parts of life into a whole. Subjects are separate from each other and often do not seem to connect to you as a person. Brilliant scientists can split atoms and dissect DNA but they sometimes seem cut off from the ethical consideration of these actions.

At MIU you will learn all about the field of consciousness and how every discipline and every aspect of creation arises out of consciousness—that same basic field of consciousness that you experience twice daily in Transcendental Meditation. With this, you start to feel at home with everything and everyone.

When we practice Transcendental Meditation we enliven the entire brain and develop latent brain potential. We access the full value of consciousness, the basis of every experience and every aspect of life. And group practice of TM and its advanced techniques enhances its effects for us individually and for the whole environment.

Through the study of the Science and Technology of Consciousness for Computer Professionals, the first course in our Master’s in Computer Science program, we appreciate both approaches to gaining knowledge: objective and subjective, outer and inner—with the goal of living total knowledge: full understanding of diversity on the ground of inner unified wholeness.

Daily group TM practice helps our Computer Science students reduce stress, improve academic performance, and better prepare for more successful professional careers.

Daily group Transcendental Meditation practice helps our Computer Science students reduce stress, improve academic performance, and better prepare for more successful professional careers.

Scientific Research on Consciousness-Based Education
Computer Professionals Program at Maharishi University of Management

Hlina Beyene Loves Everything About MIU

Hlina Beyene loves everything at Maharishi International University

“I love everything about Maharishi International University (formerly Maharishi University of Management). There is a positive energy here, and people are welcoming. I love the diversity. I love how the faculty care about each student. They’re concerned about everyone and they guide us through everything, and I love TM (the Transcendental Meditation technique).” — Hlina Beyene (from Ethiopia)

In 2018, many of Hlina Beyene’s friends studying computer science were planning for a master’s degree in a research field, but she decided to pursue a master’s degree in a university that would prepare her to work in the IT industry. She found Maharishi International University on Google.

“I did not think MIU would help me catch up to be competent in industry. I thought I would need to do that on my own. Having completed the on-campus courses, however, I felt excited! I felt prepared. I felt competent.”

Transcendental Meditation® technique helps students

Before coming to MIU, “I didn’t know exactly about TM, but I knew I wanted to meditate. I knew through meditation I would gain some energy, some peace. I was looking for that.

“When I found MIU, I didn’t know that they would take Transcendental Meditation very seriously, but I knew I had that opportunity. When I found out that they take it seriously, and we had a chance to meditate twice a day, every day–that was a great experience for me. It is beautiful.

“MIU courses are on the block system. So, we study one subject at a time, full-time. We really have to learn each subject in a month. Sometimes it’s challenging, because we may have to finish projects within three days and do assignments every day.

“We manage the block system by doing the Transcendental Meditation technique every morning, before lunch, and at the end of classes in the afternoon. This is really helpful because it relaxes my body, and it helps me to relieve stress and focus on my work. I feel my brain is getting more and more energy every time I do TM. It is like exercising my body every day.”

 

Hlina enjoyed the beautiful garden in front of the McLaughlin (Computer Science) Building at MIUSee Hlina’s Video

Preparing to find a professional internship

“Studying advanced computer science courses was great. After 8-9 months of academic courses, we took a special course called Career Strategies. This was a 3-week workshop where Career Center staff helped us create our professional resume, prepare for internship/job interviews, and for adapting well to the US culture.

“They gave us all the necessary information we would need. In particular, we learned that when being interviewed it isn’t just them looking for special skills from me—it is also me looking at them to see if I would be happy there. I was well prepared to excel in my interviews. They give us all the necessary information we need.

“I got the internship really quickly—within a week I was hired as an Application Developer 5 at Bank of America in North Carolina. They found me through their contact with our Computer Science Career Center. The recruiters actually came to the University and they matched me to their need.”

 

Hlina Beyene loved being on the MIU campus in Fairfield, Iowa, USA
Personal goal

“I have a special goal—to make a difference in our world. I want to encourage more women to become software developers. In developing countries, women want to take on more responsibilities, but often do not see opportunities to get ahead.

“Education such as what MIU offers will better prepare women for success in leadership positions. Educating a woman in developing countries means uplifting the whole family.

“In Ethiopia there are not enough opportunities for women to develop their careers. I want women in all developing countries to believe in themselves, and if they can get the opportunity, I highly recommend and advise them to come to MIU—a place where they can progress in their life and career.”

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ComPro students come from all over the world!

Since 1996, 3000 software developers from more than 93 nations have graduated with our Master of Science in Computer Science degree.

Five Ugandan Brothers Recommend MIU Programs

Five Ugandan Brothers: (L - R) Idine Membere, Edwin Bwambale, Godwin Tusime, Harrison Thembo, and Cleave Masereka.

Edwin Bwambale (2nd from the left in photo above) and his four brothers are members of the Bukonzo tribe in western Uganda–known for its well-educated people. He is the second born of five boys.

The five brothers are named (left to right above): Idine Membere, Edwin Bwambale, Godwin Tusime, Harrison Thembo, and Cleave Masereka. (Each son has a different surname, because in their culture, surnames are given based upon the order of birth within a family.)

In 2016 Edwin was looking for a low cost, high quality master’s degree program in software development:
“The first time I saw the MIU program, I doubted it. I couldn’t believe something like that existed. But, a friend of mine joined the course. That’s when I confirmed that the program is real!”

So, he applied and enrolled in the Computer Professionals Master’s Degree Program (“ComPro”) at Maharishi International University (in Fairfield, Iowa USA) in August 2016.
“I just love this course–it’s practical, it’s hands-on, which has helped me during my paid internship search.”

When Edwin raved about his MIU experiences, his parents were so impressed that they decided that all five of their sons should attend MIU!

Special Community

In the featured video at the top of our website homepage, Edwin remarks:
“The university is in the small town called Fairfield, in Iowa. The people in the town are great–people smile everywhere. It makes you feel at home–though you are so many miles away.” :)

Strong Family Support
Five Ugandan brothers with parents

Five Ugandan brothers with their remarkable parents

Harrison, Cleave and Edwin with their families

Harrison, Cleave and Edwin with their families

Edwin comes from a wonderful family:
“My parents were very loving and really inspired us to work hard and aim towards greater success. Even when they were not rich, they created an environment that made us cultivate bigger ambitions. They consistently talked to us and mentored us even after we were out of university. They set an example for us to love each other and our future families because they really loved each other selflessly and loved us too.”

Edwin continues, “In my family, and among my friends, no one has a single doubt of what MIU can help us accomplish. Every one of my four brothers, and other friends have looked forward to studying for their master’s degrees at Maharishi International University.”

“Making the decision to join MIU is the best self-rewarding decision I have ever made in my life. It provided a conducive environment to pursue my education as well as prepare me to be able to deliver world class performance in my career. What you can achieve with the MIU opportunity is only limited by your imagination. I can confidently say that it is one of the best professional programs I have ever seen or heard of. Long live MIU!”

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Comments from four brothers:
Cleave Masereka (MS in Computer Science graduate–working at Apple):
“The idea of Maharishi International University never seemed real until my brother Edwin got the visa and joined in August 2016. This drastically changed my thinking, and I joined in October 2016. A friend, Benjamin Wogisha (my former work mate from Uganda), joined us in February 2017.

“Currently, Edwin is at Microsoft, Benjamin (a Ugandan friend) is at Facebook and I’m at Apple. (Three of the best tech companies on the planet–all of us as software engineers). This explains the unsung potential that MIU imparts in its students, and I can certainly assert that ComPro is not just a master’s program, but a life-changing integrated course. All my friends we studied with at MIU got good jobs and are all living happily. Any decision to come to MIU by anyone will forever be the best.”

Godwin Tusime (Currently completing IT bachelor’s degree in Uganda, so he can enroll in MIU Computer Professionals Program afterwards.):
“I am passionate about programming because it’s fun, and helps one to be a good thinker, decision maker and innovator. For a long time now I have admired MIU and the Computer Professionals program for it has changed my brothers’ lives (Cleave and Edwin). (Harrison is doing the Accounting MBA.)  I am working hard every day to develop my programming skills, and hope to join MIU soon. After that, my life will, no doubt, never ever be the same again.”

Harrison Thembo (Accounting MBA internship student–working as accountant at Silicon Valley Financial Group):
“I always had a dream to become the best version of myself and compete at the highest level possible. I knew that in order to achieve that I need the best education. I’m very glad for the platform Maharishi International University gave me to achieve my dream for an MBA in Accounting.

“I am now working with one of the best accounting firms in Silicon Valley as a staff accountant. I never imagined that choosing MIU would be this fruitful and I am forever grateful for the Consciousness-Based education that this school provides. For every dreamer out there, this is the place to go.”

Idine Membere (Planning to enroll in Accounting MBA in August 2020):
“I want to do my MBA from MIU because I want to attend my masters from some of the best brains in the world and MIU provides this platform and opportunity.

“Secondly, the professional training and experience I would get from US companies would be immensely important for my career and would prepare me to an “international standard.”

“Thirdly, the education loan program by MIU makes what would be a difficult task of attaining American education to people from developing countries like us become more affordable and achievable.

“Thank you MIU for this program. My three brothers, Edwin, Cleave and Harrison are already through this program. I can’t wait to join MIU and enhance my knowledge and contribute to the existing bank of knowledge. By the way, I am already qualified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) in the UK and also want to be a Certified Accountant in the U.S.”

Brothers enjoying each other

Comments from Ugandan friend at MIU:

Benjamin Wogisha (friend of the brothers) (MS in Computer Science graduate–Software Engineer working at Facebook):
“I always wanted to go for further studies, but I had failed to find a suitable university. Compared to other universities, the process of applying to MIU was quick, and they were very responsive and helpful during the process. MIU offers the block system which I really liked, because it would allow me to focus fully on one course each month.

“The courses offered by Maharishi International University were in line with what I always wanted to do, e.g., enterprise architecture. I saw it as an opportunity to get to learn from first principles about enterprise software which are pretty much everywhere.

“Studying at MIU we had the chance to work on large scale systems in the USA during internships, which was something that I always looked toward. I knew working in the USA would unlock so many opportunities beyond which I could ever imagine, because America has the tech giants.”

The value of doing the Transcendental Meditation® technique while studying, and now while working:

Benjamin adds, “While studying at the University I always made sure to attend the group Transcendental Meditation sessions we had. There is something about doing it together in a group that is really good and unique. This kicked off my day to a great start feeling relaxed and more focused ready to tackle anything that came my way.

“The classes helped me develop a deeper understanding of TM and how I could gain even more from practicing it regularly, answering and clearing any doubts that I was practicing TM the right way. Currently even with my workload, getting to practice TM for only 20 minutes a day has helped me achieve more, because of the focus and calmness I feel after my meditation.”

Advice from Benjamin for other software developers:
“For anyone wanting to boost their careers, MIU is definitely the right choice. The courses are so well thought out and organized. I learned a lot from each course that I took on campus. Courses helped me bridge the gap between theory and practice. With the hands-on approach, so many concepts become clear, giving me a very strong foundation that I build on each day. The lecturers are always there to support the students and MIU has so many alumni that can support you as well. There is no doubt that MIU sets one up for success.

“My brother (Denis Kisina) joined the University recently as well. After only one month he tells me that he feels more confident as a software developer. I can only imagine how he will be at the end of the program. Maharishi International University has provided the ideal environment he needed to concentrate and study.”

 

We thank all our Ugandan students for making the 13,000 km journey to join our MIU family in the U.S. It is a joy having you in our growing student body.

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The Secret to ComPro Student Success

Educating Advanced Software Developers for Lifelong Personal and Professional Growth: 

Happy New Students from our August 2016 Entry

There are two major challenges facing working computer professionals:
1. Keeping up with rapidly changing computer technologies
2. Dealing with the stressful demands in the IT industry

Unfortunately, most graduate programs do not offer educational technologies for dealing with either of these critical challenges. “This is where the unique educational approach at Maharishi University of Management provides much needed solutions to these challenges,” says Greg Guthrie, Computer Science Dean Emeritus and Dean of Educational Technologies.

What makes MUM education unique?
The basis of this unique approach is the Transcendental Meditation® technique. Research shows that this simple meditation technique, practiced 20 minutes twice a day, greatly aids learning new things – just what a software engineer needs in order to keep up with the rapid changes.

Jeffrey Abramson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Maharishi University of Management

Jeffrey Abramson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at MUM, who has hired a number of our graduates, describes our special education this way:
“As an employer, I have hired 15 graduates of MUM’s ComPro and Accounting MBA programs, and have continually been impressed how well their MUM education prepares them for today’s demanding workplace.”

“MUM has a unique approach to education that awakens the students’ vast interest in learning, a special inner alertness, and deep confidence that is critical for success today. The core component is Consciousness-Based education. This inspires within each student a world of fresh ideas creating a humane and socially conscious leader capable of building a safe and prosperous world.”

More about Transcendental Meditation
TM is so effortless to practice, that even 10-year-old children learn to do it. Transcendental Meditation involves no beliefs or disbeliefs–it is not a philosophy, or a religion, or a way of life. Even skeptics benefit from doing TM when taught by a certified TM instructor. The TM technique was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi over 60 years ago, and has been learned by more than six million people.

When we do TM, this results in clearer thinking, broader awareness, increased receptivity by students in the classroom, relief from stress, increased inner happiness and joy in living.

This natural development through regular TM practice is what gives our students and graduates the advantages of being able to keep up more easily with rapidly changing technology while naturally dissolving accumulated stress, and simultaneously becoming more resistant to future stress.

Personal experience

Sarju Pandit enjoys doing TM

You will love this video with Sarju Pandit describing experiences in our ComProSM program.

Proven success on the job

Ali thinks learning TM is the best thing he ever learned in his life.

Here’s what student Ali Alrahahleh, from Amman, Jordan, has to say about the value of Transcendental Meditation in his curricular practical training internship at Walmart Labs, Co. in Sunnyvale, California as a Senior Software Engineer.

“I have learned a simple mental technique at MUM, which I really have appreciated since coming to San Francisco. When my real life started, and my responsibilities accumulated, I really needed to have some moments of quietness in my daily routine.”

“Within all the chaos of the city, and my fast-pace life, my 20-minute meditations were awesome moments of peace, life and quietness. I could rejuvenate myself and my mind twice daily, and that twenty minutes gave me much energy to continue my routine, doing sports and working. It made me so creative and made my thinking vast. I think the Transcendental Meditation technique was the best thing I ever learned in my life, and now I see its effects much more.”

According to Ali,
“Stress is a major player in software programming; deadlines make people unstable, angry and desperate to finish on time. With the help of TM, I tend to be more focused and calm most of the time, and a high performer. People in my company asked me about the secret, so I pointed them to articles about TM.”

Published scientific research on the benefits of TM
Extensive published research has found that this effortless technique promotes a state of deep inner calm, and boosts learning ability and creativity.

More than 380 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at more than 200 research institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Stanford Medical School.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded MUM researchers more than $26 million for research on the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique on health.

It’s no surprise that people on campus smile, greet each other warmly, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Members of our highly diverse student body appreciate and benefit in sharing rich multi-cultural differences. The unofficial motto of MUM is, “The world is my family!”

Learn more about the Computer Professionals ProgramSM.

New: Computer Professionals Program Website

After nearly a year in development, our new responsive website for the Computer Professionals ProgramSM is ready.

Please click on the images shown below to experience the unique excitement and attraction that draws more than 300 students per year from every continent and every cultural background to our Computer Science MS program.

We are especially proud of the website videos, which give an inviting taste of student life at MUM, and will inspire you to apply to our “ComProSM” degree program!

See for yourself why campus visitors, students, and graduates consider MUM their home-away-from-home!

Some pages on our new website:

Unique Payment Plan for Internationals

Unique, affordable payment plan for international students

 

Low Entry Fee with Paid Internships for Internationals

Low initial payment with paid internships in U.S. companies

 

Our Students Come from Around the World

Read testimonials and watch video comments from students and graduates worldwide.

 

You Will Experience Personal & Career Growth

ComPro students practicing Transcendental Meditation® technique

 

Students Have Held Internships in Fortune 500 Companies

ComPro students do paid internships in U.S. companies

 

Learn Advanced Computer Science from Top Faculty

ComPro students gain advanced knowledge in software development

 

New Data Science Specialization: Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning

Our new Data Science track prepares students for careers in the fastest growing area of computer science

 

You Will Enjoy Our Vibrant Campus Community

MUM is located in a vibrant campus community not far from Chicago

Visit our new website now.

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Transcendental Meditation® Technique: the Competitive Edge for IT Professionals

According to Maharishi University of Management Computer Science Dean Gregory Guthrie, “The future of IT education in the US includes focusing on improving software by improving the software developers themselves.”

The unique distinguishing benefit of MUM education is that all students and faculty practice a proven technology for developing their intelligence, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and general well-being. This technology, verified by nearly 700 scientific studies, and practiced by six million people from all major cultures and religions worldwide, is the Transcendental Meditation® technique.

Personal development is key for professional success,” said Dr. Guthrie, “and MUM is unique in providing this opportunity for students in the field of computer science, to augment their technical and academic training.”

Students from all backgrounds enjoy TM.

Quotes from students

Daily practice of TM eliminates the stress from the work and life, physically enables me to take up more challenges in my work, and go the extra mile to be a top performer in my company. — K.I. (China)

One of the benefits of practicing TM for me is being calm and in control. Having a regular practice pays more than just doing it when you think you need it. It’s a process of pealing off the layers of stress one by one and experiencing the deep self. I am able to learn faster than before, concentrate better during the day, and get enough sleep at night.

My manager is very happy with my progress and with what I’m delivering. He likes the fact that I take care of myself by eating healthy, having enough sleep, and also meditating. — S.M. (Iran)

The daily practice of TM has always been useful in personal and professional life. It keeps me alert and cool. — S.M. (Nepal)

My practice of the TM technique has helped me have a good focus in my work and a less stressful day to day life. — A.A. (Ethiopia)

With the amount of time I spend at work and on my DE course, I couldn’t survive without TM. I noticed that I get tense and tired at the end of the day, but as soon as I meditate, I feel recharged. — E.T. (Canada)

Regular TM practice has helped me to remain fresh and calm at times of difficulties. I feel that I have been handling pressure in normal ways as compared to my co-workers, and this definitely is the result of regular TM practice. — L.P. (Nepal)

I have been able to handle a lot of pressure lately and able to multitask very easily due to TM. — D.P. (India)

With TM I experience more detail and a more in-depth approach to problems, ease of learning new technologies, easy focusing and context switching. — S.M. (Bulgaria)

Since the job is a little bit stressful, especially when deadlines come, TM makes it easy. — S.M. (Ethiopia)

Transcendental Meditation gives me inner peace and calm that helps me minimize stress in this uncertain time of my life. — D.R. (Philippines)

TM helps me to focus on my duties without using any external chemicals such as pills or coffee, and it makes my body fresh after a long day of work and activities. — V.A. (Colombia)

My current course is a difficult one, requiring quite a lot of time and attention. The TM practice relieves stress naturally, and helps me to concentrate while being relaxed at the same time. — S.V. (Sri Lanka)

My mind is clear, my body feels rested. TM helps me reduce stress. The practice of TM is boosting my performance on the job and in my personal daily activities. — L.A. (Dominican Republic)

Through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique I have come to understand myself better, and how my thoughts and experiences influence my everyday life. I have personally improved my communication skills and ability to stay more focused on my targets. — G.A. (Ghana)

Regular practice of TM produces clearer thinking which is important for software development. Doing TM helps me to release stress and allows me to start my work with a fresh mind on the following day. — S.A. (Sri Lanka)

I have experienced that solving complicated problems is almost impossible when there is lots of stress and workload. Transcendental Meditation helps me in such situations. I meditate in the morning before going to work, and again after returning home. Just 20 minutes of TM again brings me to the freshness of the morning. — A.A. (Nepal)

Regular TM practice helps computer professionals to be successful in their lives by re-energizing and creating more orderly brains.

The TM technique is the gift from MUM to all students. TM will help you live with less stress. — T.A. (Myanmar)