A new online Master of Business Administration degree at Emporia State University will provide advanced education in business administration to those seeking advancement to middle and upper managerial and executive positions. Emporia State’s School of Business will launch the new program in Spring 2014.
“Emporia State University has an extended market and alumni who would like to continue their education with an MBA from the School of Business if we can deliver in a distance format, since many cannot get to campus to complete their education” said Dr. Kristie Ogilvie, dean of the School of Business. “An online MBA enables the School of Business to deliver quality education and reach our market. We expect this program to grow, and we are looking forward to working with students in this extended market.”
Courses in the online MBA program will be taught by the current faculty in the School of Business and will incorporate and integrate courses in management, marketing, accounting, finance, information systems and strategy. The program will consist of 12 courses, or the equivalent of 36 credit hours.
“For many years Emporia State University has offered graduate programs aimed at professional development and career advancement, and this new online MBA program continues that tradition,” said Dr. David Cordle, Emporia State provost. “We believe that students will benefit from the program’s online delivery and from the quality that is characteristic of our School of Business.”
The new online MBA program is fully accredited by AACSB International, and is designed for business and non-business graduates who wish to receive their education with Emporia State University, but need the option of online classes. Besides accreditation and the convenience the program offers, the online MBA continues the School of Business’ reputation for affordability.
U.S. News and World Report named Emporia State’s School of Business the least expensive option for in-state students and ranked it in the top 10 of least expensive business schools for out-of-state students. In addition, there also are several scholarship opportunities for Emporia State graduate students.
“The new online MBA program gives us an opportunity to expand our graduate offerings,” said Dr. Michael D. Shonrock, president of Emporia State University, “which will enhance our overall enrollment.”