Meritus University was the Canadian brand name of a for-profit university-owned and operated by the Apollo Group in the United States, the owners of the University of Phoenix. The offices of the company were located in New Brunswick, Canada. On January 24, 2011, citing how "enrollment will continue to be insufficient to sustain the required quality academic and student service infrastructure we and our students demand", Meritus University announced its closure, with their last classes having been held on March 14, 2011. Students’ academic records were transferred to the University of PhoenixProgramsMeritus University offered undergraduate degree and master's degree programs. School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with specializations in Communications, Finance, Global Management, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Integrated Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing. Master of Business Administration degree program with specializations in Global Management, Health Care Management, Human Resources Management, Information and Communications Technology Management, and Marketing.School of Information Technology Bachelor of Information Technology Management degree program with specializations in Communication and Information Management, Digital Media Management, and Human Interface and Systems Management. Degree-granting status merits University’s degree programs were recognized by the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.ScholarshipsThe University joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by Rick Hillier for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members.
As a niche university, MERITUS' unique approach to education is to offer a practical and effective blend of traditional, modern, and experiential learning to ensure success. Unlike other universities which only focus on academia, MERITUS is committed to producing well-rounded graduates, capable of meeting the demands of today’s employers, instilled with the virtues of success, and are sought after by top organizations upon graduation.
MERITUS University was founded on this premise. The Founder/Executive Chairman Tan Sri (Dr.) Halim Mohammad’s passion and lifetime experience in shipping and other business enterprise led to the formation of MERITUS.
Malaysia’s vision to achieve a high-income economy demands a knowledgeable workforce who are able to make a difference not only to the organization but to society at large. They need to be industry leaders, resourceful, creative, analytical, innovative, committed and able to take ownership and solve challenging issues that matter.
In order to develop and produce industry leaders with such talents, our delivery concept encompasses a holistic learning environment where students are exposed to both theoretical knowledge, life skills, and a global perspective as follows:
At MERITUS all students undergo a two weeks personal and leadership development training program at the beginning of their session.
Based on the above approach, graduates of MERITUS will have immediate employability and contribution to the industry. The leadership training that is embedded in the program would give them the required edge in their career development.
MERITUS has established a vast network of strategic partners to bring together industry captains well versed in their respective fields such as finance, technology, maritime, logistics, aviation and business to impart their knowledge to our students as well as provide them with internship or employment opportunities when they graduate. In addition, MERITUS is working in collaboration with accredited bodies. All these will provide the students with a unique learning environment that is like no other.
MERITUS University focuses on the student’s learning outcome as opposed to the traditional teaching and learning pedagogy. At MERITUS University, we provide students with opportunities to learn how successful executives learnt in the industry, which could be via face-to-face facilitation, meeting, internet, e-learning and e-library. We believed that learners are owners of the learning process at all level of our qualifications. However, that will only cover first 20% of what the students need to acquire for the industry.
MERITUS University further provides experiential learning experiences by providing students opportunities to obtain concrete experiences followed by observation of and reflection on that experiences which leads them to analyze and form a conclusion and then develop new hypothesis for future use.
This accumulated knowledge will also develop student’s skillset like leadership, teamwork, communication, negotiation, moderate thinking, common sense, logical rationing and many other people and social skills which is believed to form another 70% of the requirement for the industry.