The past few weeks have brought about many 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.
New Online MBA Programs
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota just announced that they are offering a new Industry MBA through the Carlson School of Management. This MBA is a one-year, 48-credit hour, accelerated, online program that is designed specifically for current or past congressional staffers with experience in government and an understanding of industry-related legislative and policy issues. The curriculum is focused on four key industries that are highly regulated in Congress: Energy, Finance, Healthcare, and Technology. Students can expect to gain the knowledge and skills needed to maximize their leadership and management to be a more effective problem solver and public servant.
The University of Minnesota is a four-year, public university that was established in 1851 in the Twin Cities. Today, U of M offers undergraduate and graduate programs, through five academic schools, to over 51,000 students annually. U of M encompasses five campuses: Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. U of M is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
American University just announced a new online MBA offering from the Kogod School of Business, a one-year accelerated online MBA. This AACSB-accredited program consists of 49-credit hours and allows students to choose from five different concentrations: Marketing, Finance, International Business, Business Analytics, and Consulting. Students are required to participate in two immersion experiences with locations available from DC to Belgium.
American University is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was chartered in 1893 by Congress. American University houses seven schools and colleges, and offers over 150 academic programs to over 12,000 students annually. American University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Strayer University's Jack Welch Management Institute and Thomas Jefferson University's College of Population Health announced that they are partnering together to offer an online MBA program designed specifically for doctors and healthcare leaders. The program will be focused on proven leadership skills, change management, and core business skills within the healthcare industry. The program will be offered 100% online so that doctors do not have to take time away from their practice.
Strayer University is a four-year, private, for-profit university that was founded in 1892 as Strayer's Business College of Baltimore City. Over the years, Strayer has grown to offer 27 different degree programs and over 65 concentrations. Not only has Strayer grown over the years, but also they have paved the way in online learning. Strayer has been offering online courses since 1996. Strayer University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
New Hybrid MBA Programs
MIT just announced a new pilot hybrid MBA program. This program will allow students to take online Supply Chain Management courses through edX, and those that do well in the courses and score well on exams can earn a MITx MicroMaster's. Those that perform highly within the program can be given inverted admission into the complete MIT on-campus MBA and complete it in a single semester.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a four-year, private, nonprofit university that was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1861. MIT has over 150 years of educational excellence and today teaches over 11,000 students every year. MIT is comprised of a School of Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MIT Sloan School of Management, School of Science, and MIT's joint program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science and Engineering. MIT is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.