The past few weeks have brought about more options for business professionals who are looking at starting an online Master of Business Administration degree. These new programs are giving prospective students more choices and more flexibility as they pursue the next step in their career. Among the new offerings this month are three new online MBA programs and one new hybrid MBA program, from Lamar University, Radford University, The University of West Alabama, and Sacred Heart University.
New Online MBA Programs
Lamar University announced that they are expanding their Master of Business Administration program to be more accessible to working professionals by offering the program in a 100% online format. This AACSB International accredited program consists of 36-credit hours and can be completed in 14-16 months. After eight core business courses, students will break into industry specific courses. This program offers five industry specific concentrations: Criminal Justice Management, Educational Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Organizational Management, and Healthcare Administration.
Lamar University has been educating students in the Beaumont, Texas area for over 90 years. Lamar is a member of the Texas State University System and offers more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs to over 15,000 students every year.
Radford University's AACSB International accredited College of Business and Economics announced the addition of an online Master of Business Administration degree to its degree offering. This 12-24 month program mirrors the on-campus MBA with the same cost, curriculum, admissions requirements, and teaching faculty. This program is designed to give a broad-based view of core business areas as well as offer target electives to prepare students for advanced leadership roles in the global economy. The online MBA program will begin in the fall of 2015 with the first two classes in Accounting and Innovation.
Radford University, in Radford, Virginia, is a 4-year, public university that was founded in 1910 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford. Today Radford offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate programs to over 9,700 students annually.
The University of West Alabama will be offering classes in the fall for a new online Master of Business Administration. This 33-credit hour program is designed to offer working professionals access to a higher business education to offer the chance to further their career without putting it on hold. This program can be completed in just over one year and offers a curriculum with a general business emphasis and a finance emphasis.
The University of West Alabama is a 4-year, public university in Livingston, Alabama, that was chartered in 1835 as a church-related female academy. In addition to their on-campus programs, UWA offers over 30 programs online. UWA educates over 5,000 students with 2,800 students enrolled in online programs. UWA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
New Hybrid Online MBA Program
Sacred Heart University just announced a hybrid Master of Business Administration degree program that will start in January 2016. The AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business will offer this hybrid program in order to provide more accessibility and flexibility to working professionals. This program will consist mainly of online learning with an addition 15 Saturday sessions over a two-year period. This MBA curriculum will weave together the foundational business topics, such as accounting, finance, management, and business plan development, with the relational on-campus residency courses to connections with classmates and faculty.
Sacred Heart is a 4-year, private, nonprofit, Catholic University that was founded in 1963. Today, Sacred Heart offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, through their six academic colleges, to over 7,700 students every year.