Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business now offers a one-year online master’s in business administration (MBA). A year ago, the Huntsman school started offering a two-year online MBA, and saw great success with the added flexibility of the traditional educational model. After a year of continuous growth and increase in enrollments in the two-year program, the school decided to offer a one-year option that allows determined professionals and executives to earn their MBA sooner.
“We developed the online and executive MBA programs in the Huntsman School of Business to provide opportunities for working professionals and provide a high-quality pathway to both advance and promote their careers,” said Chad Albrecht, professor of strategy and director of MBA programs.
The Executive and Online MBA programs share the same curriculum, professors, and 7-week course format that facilitates an intensive deep-dive into critical business concepts. The one-year option in the online program allows students to take up to four classes per semester, two at a time. The high degree of similarity between the three MBA formats represents a great advantage for students, who can combine course delivery types or pace their progress through the program in accordance to changes in their family or work life.
USU Online strives to offer convenience, quality and accessibility for those who want a university degree. Rene Eborn, special assistant to the vice president for strategic initiatives, believes the new one-year MBA program will be a “strong access point” for many students to go back to school to earn their master’s: “After the online MBA launched, we encountered strong interest from many working professionals to accelerate their education. The flexibility of the online program now allows for these motivated students to work hard and get their degree finished faster.”
A wide-reaching marketing campaign will launch during spring 2020 semester to continue to generate interest and inform the public of the new offering.