College Launches Accelerated, Online MBA Program
June 13, 2012
Dr. Susan Gilbert, dean of the School of Business and Management at Thomas Edison State College
Thomas Edison State College is preparing to launch this summer New Jersey’s first accelerated, online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specializations in data analytics and healthcare management.
“Our MBA degree is an accelerated, career-focused graduate program that will prepare students for leadership roles in a wide variety of firms and organizations,” said Dr. Susan Gilbert, dean of the School of Business and Management at Thomas Edison State College. “Our graduates have expressed a strong interest in a flexible, high-quality MBA and we are very excited to make this program available.”
The degree can be completed in 18 months and will be the college’s first graduate program to offer online courses in eight-week formats. Another unique feature of the program will be the option for students to earn credit for what they already know through graduate prior learning assessment.
“We have designed this program around the needs of working adults, which makes our program unique among MBA programs,” said Gilbert. “We are also excited about offering two specializations, data analytics and healthcare management, where significant job growth is projected.”
In the 2011 report, Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity, the McKinsey Global Institute projects the U.S. could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with advanced analytical skills by 2018. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 22 percent job growth for healthcare managers through 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations.
The program is the first MBA of its kind offered in New Jersey with specializations in data analytics and healthcare management that can be completed entirely online.
Applications for the MBA program will be accepted as of July 1, 2012 with classes scheduled to begin in Fall 2012.
About Thomas Edison State College
Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education, the College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Students earn degrees through a wide variety of rigorous and high-quality academic methods that can be customized to meet their individual needs. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults, Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The College is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College. For information, contact us at (888) 442-8372 or visit www.tesc.edu.
MBA Graduate Webinar
|Time:||7:00 PM until 8:00 PM|
|Date:||Thursday, September 13, 2012|
You are invited to a free webinar to learn about the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at Thomas Edison State College. Our dean will describe the benefits of graduate education, credit earning options, admissions requirements and what students can expect in the program.
The webinar will last about an hour and participants will be able to ask questions during the event.
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. (ET)