Beyond the Classroom: Eller College to Bring MBA Program Online
By Eller College
Eller is taking its internationally-recognized MBA program online beginning this fall – adding another delivery option to a suite of on-ground programs including the traditional full-time, evening, and executive formats.
“Business schools need to be responsive to the changing needs of their students, and we are committed to offering many modes of graduate business education,” said Len Jessup, Dean of the Eller College. “Making the MBA program more flexible for highly-qualified students is part of our broader effort to expand access to the University of Arizona and will go a long way toward increasing its footprint in Arizona and beyond.”
Associate Dean of Eller MBA Programs Hope Schau added, “Offering our program in an online format opens it up to a new segment of students. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of highly-qualified students at all stages of their careers, and this new offering reflects that commitment.”
With a focus on innovation, application, and communication, the Eller MBA experience is designed to give graduates what they need to effectively lead in today’s changing global marketplace. Like its Full-Time, Evening, and Executive MBA formats, the Eller Online MBA program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
The University of Arizona has chosen Academic Partnerships, one of the largest representatives of public universities’ online learning in the United States, to help convert the program into an online format, recruit students, and support student retention efforts. Academic Partnerships will work closely with Eller faculty to ensure that the new online degree program maintains the highest educational standards. The company will also use its integrated marketing and branding strategies to extend the University’s reach, increasing the enrollment of highly-qualified students.
The University of Arizona’s new Online MBA program will begin in September 2013.