Even with the fall semester in full swing, the online MBA world has been growing and bringing about more options for potential online MBA students. These new programs are giving students more choices and more flexibility as they pursue the next step in their education and career. Among the new offerings this month are three new online MBA programs and one new hybrid MBA program.
This Spring, King University will launch an Online Professional MBA degree. This 36-credit hour program will cover topics of management, research, theoretical systems, quantitative analysis, skills development and ethical business practices. The online program will offer the same courses that are offered in the on-campus counterpart. Students are able to tailor their studies by choosing one of the following specializations: Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing, Leadership, and Project Management.
King University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was founded in 1867 as King College. They offer more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations to over 2,800 students every year. The university is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will launch an Online Accelerated Master of Business Administration starting January 2016. This new accelerated MBA format allows the student to complete the program in as little as 18 months. Like the other online programs, the school equips each student with an iPad loaded with the Saint Mary’s mobile learning platform offering additional flexibility and accessibility. The curriculum focuses on management and leadership with the option of choosing the following areas of emphasis: Data Analytics, Social Media Management and Marketing, and Sustainability and Environmental Management.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a four-year, private, nonprofit, Catholic university that was founded as a local college for men in 1912. Since its inception Saint Mary’s has grown and changed, and in the 70’s started offering more flexible degree programs for the working student. Saint Mary’s now offers a variety of programs in an online format. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees to over 5,800 students every year. The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
University of Mary
The University of Mary is now offering a Virtuous Leadership MBA. The program is delivered in an online, accelerated format and is focused on the importance and place of character, virtue, and happiness in managing for long-term business success. The concentration is offered in partnership with the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI), and students will have the opportunity to learn from HVLI founder and author Alexandre Havard himself as part of their academic program. The Virtuous Leadership concentration classes include: Virtuous Leadership Immersion, The Search for Happiness, Business and Catholic Social Teaching or Culture and Public Service.
The University of Mary is a four-year, private, nonprofit, Catholic university that was founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation. What started as a college for nursing and education, has grown to a university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to over 2,800 students annually. The university is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
University of San Diego
The University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration has introduced a new hybrid format to the Professional MBA program. This program is the first hybrid MBA in the San Diego region, and will be starting in January 2016. This 53-credit hour program offers the same broad-based curriculum as the Full-Time MBA, and can be completed in as little as two years. Hybrid MBA students will meet on-campus one weekend per month and engage in the online classroom between onsite sessions.
The University of San Diego is a four-year, private, nonprofit, Catholic university that started in 1949 as the San Diego College for Women. They offer undergraduate and graduate programs, through eight academic schools and colleges, to over 8,000 students every year. The university is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.