Why Acacia
University?
Acacia University has been a pioneer in distance learning Previously, in 2007 the University was incorporated as Power-Ed Inc. dba the American Graduate School of Education. The name change to Acacia University was approved by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education in 2012. We have consistently met the needs of professionals, whose geographic, professional, or personal time limitations kept them from completing their education at traditional brick and mortar schools. We pride ourselves on quality, affordability, and flexibility for our students.

Acacia University is not your
typical graduate school

Acacia University is the result of two companies merging and the culmination of twelve years of pioneering ways to improve instruction and learning. It began with the vision of our founders (with over 100 combined years of experience at all levels) who were convinced that implementing research-based instructional strategies, learning communities within the classroom, and state of the art technology would result in enhancing teacher effectiveness and improving student learning.

Professional
Development

Because when you’re ready to move up or move on, you need relevant professional development at your fingertips to get you there.

Mode of
Learning

Acacia courses are 100% online. Attend class from the comfort of your own home, at times that are convenient for you.

A Motivated
Environment

Whether you are a new or experienced one, in most classes you will have field experience opportunities that will enable you to learn skills on the job.

You CAN
Succeed!

We will help you succeed. Instructors and Acacia staff take a personal interest in your work and success from the time you apply to completion of your degree.

We Ignite Your
Passion

We seek educators who strive to learn, grow, and make a difference in education. Our world-class faculty inspire learning and support you in all classes.

Convenient and
Relevant

All our programs are affordable, relevant, research-based and online, with a measure of convenience that a traditional residential program can't match.

About Acacia

Stands as a symbol of regeneration, perseverance, and integrity, Acacia University, Arizona, US, is on a mission to make learning a long-lasting, invigorating experience. The premier institution has now become a part of the prestigious Westford Education Group, the leading provider of accredited international education to aspiring learners across the globe.
A pioneer and leader in distance education since 2000, Acacia University aims to provide accessible, quality education to a multi-cultural, global learning community through online/distance learning. As technology advances and students look for greater flexibility and accessibility with education, Acacia aims to utilise the capabilities of digital pedagogies to create new experiences and services.
Designed by educators by envisaging the possibilities of the learner’s career, the educational programs offered by Acacia are affordable, accredited, convenient, supportive, and relevant. Acacia University envisions a change by empowering learners to expand their abilities, revive their passion in respective fields, and develop their capacities for new roles. At Acacia, we are committed to provide unparalleled standards of learning by delivering the highest quality educational programs through smart, innovative forms of learning. The blended mode of learning enables powerful and effective ways to improve education and the teaching/learning connection. Delivering education through innovative forms of online learning, Acacia is redefining education and helps you realise your full potential and propel you into excellence.

About Westford Education Group

Westford Education Group (WEG), headquartered in the UK with campuses in the UAE and India, is a leading provider of accredited international education and corporate training to aspiring learners across the globe. The group is established with an objective to fulfil the aspirations of learners with diverse backgrounds from across the globe to attain internationally-accredited qualifications in the form of on-site and online learning interventions. Working toward a world where everyone has access to higher education, WEG now stands out winning the confidence of its learners and the community, a result of its steadfast commitment to students’ welfare and their success stories.

Currently, Westford operates prominent higher education brands, Westford University College, Exeed College, Eaton Business School, Athena Global Education, Demont Institute of Management & Technology and Westford Institute of Film Technology with courses ranging from the undergraduate level to the doctorate level. Another brand is Taito Education – operating in the K12 space, offering consultancy services and teacher training qualifications from awarding bodies based in the UK.

Acacia University is owned subsidiary of Westford Ventures Holding Ltd. (ADGM-UAE) through its holding company Westford Ventures LLC Delaware, USA.

Westford Management Board

Firoz Thairinil

Managing Director

Firoz Thairinil is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westford Education Group, the leading higher education provider and education management company based in the UK and the UAE. As a 21st-century visionary educational leader, Firoz ensures that a solid commitment to high standards and a performance culture are embedded across the entire group.

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Samras Mayimi

Global CEO

Samras is a passionate edupreneur with more than 22 years of experience in the BFSI and education industry. A highly consummate professional turned entrepreneur, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Anglia Ruskin University, UK, and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales, UK, Leadership and Management

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Anil Ahluwalia

Executive Director Academic

An outstanding leader with more than 30 years of experience, Anil is presently spearheading all academic programs for Westford Education Group, as the Academic Director. Anil heads the academic functions of the group responsible for the academic planning, evaluation and assessment administration, curriculum development, academic resources development, accreditation and

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Dr Vivek Mohan

Academic Quality Advisor

An award-winning researcher with several years of experience in planning, designing, and delivering business management programs in the higher education and corporate sectors in the UK, Europe, Middle East and India, Dr Vivek currently holds the position of Academic Quality Advisor, Acacia University. A PhD holder in Business Management, Dr Vivek’s responsibilities include safeguarding the academic

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