This summer has been full of university endings and beginnings. Students and schools are in the middle of the summer semesters, and the fall is coming quickly with fall preparations in full motion. The online MBA world has been busy with the addition of numerous degrees. The programs allow students greater flexibility and accessibility over the traditional on-campus programs, and these new options allow prospective online MBA students more possibilities for their future.
The past month as ushered in five new online MBA program announcements for the fall. This News in Review is proud to highlight McNeese State University, Montclair State University, Rider University, Saint Leo University, and Tennessee Wesleyan College.
New programs mean new possibilities! Enjoy the latest news for online MBAs.
NEW ONLINE MBA PROGRAMS
McNeese State University – Lake Charles, Louisiana
McNeese State University's College of Business announced that beginning in the fall of 2016, their AACSB-International accredited MBA degree will be offered in an online format in addition to the on-campus counterpart. The courses will be identical with the same curriculum and faculty. This 30-credit hour program will blend experiential learning and academic training offering the basic analytical tool kit for the practicing manager.
McNeese State is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1939 as Lake Charles Junior College. Today, McNeese stands as a member of the greater University of Louisiana System offering over 75 degree programs, through eight schools and colleges, to over 8,000 students. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Montclair State University – Montclair, New Jersey
Montclair State University recently announced that a new online MBA will be added to the existing panel of MBA degrees offered. This new program is housed within the AACSB-International accredited Feliciano Schools of Business. The curriculum combines academic theory with practical application and allows students to tailor their degree with one of the following specializations: General, Digital Marketing, Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Project Management.
Montclair State University is a four-year, public university that was founded in 1908 as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair. What started as a preparatory school for teachers has grown to a comprehensive university with nine colleges and schools serving more than 20,000 students with over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Rider University – Lawrenceville, New Jersey
The College of Business Administration at Rider University announced last month that its 33-credit hour MBA has now expanded to offer a completely online program. This AACSB-International accredited online MBA is added to the traditional, evening, and Executive MBA already offered at Rider. This program consists of 27 credits of breadth requirements and six credits to be directed toward electives or a choice of the following concentrations: Business Analytics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, and Global Business.
Rider University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was founded in 1865 as Trenton Business College. Today, Rider spans two campuses and four colleges, offering 67 undergraduate program and 35 graduate programs to over 5,000 students. The university is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Saint Leo University – Saint Leo, Florida
The IACBE-accredited Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University is the largest Catholic business school in the country, with more than 8,000 students enrolled in their online programs alone. They announced that this fall, their online MBA will offer two new concentrations: Supply Chain Integration Global Management and Risk Management. These two join their already long list of concentrations available in their 36-credit hour program for emerging professionals.
Saint Leo University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, Catholic university that was founded in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida. Saint Leo offers high quality undergraduate and graduate, on-campus and online degree programs, to over 16,000 students across the globe. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Tennessee Wesleyan College – Athens, Tennessee
Tennessee Wesleyan College has announced a new online MBA with a concentration in accounting designed to prepare students for advanced positions in accounting. This 30-credit hour program allows for students to take courses online or on-campus, and can be completed in as little as 12 months. The curriculum includes Becker Professional Education CPA review materials for students interested in qualifying for the CPA exam. The accounting concentration courses include the following: Accounting Business Environment, Corporate Financial Accounting and Reporting, Corporate and Managerial Auditing, and Corporate and Individual Taxation and Regulations.
Tennessee Wesleyan is a four-year, private, nonprofit college that was founded in 1857 as Athens Female College. Today, they are a liberal arts institution offering over 30 undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees to a student body numbering just over 1,000. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.