Castleton University is now accepting applications for its recently approved Master of Business Administration. This fully online program can be completed in just one calendar year and offers a variety of concentrations and meaningful micro-credentials which may also be taken separately to enhance career advancement.
“The faculty in the College of Business have created a flexible, career-focused program that students can complete in accelerated eight-week terms,” said Castleton University President Dr. Karen M. Scolforo. “We were told by area business leaders and young professionals that what they really wanted was to be able to continue working full-time, pursue a graduate certificate or a full MBA, and do so at their own pace. That challenge was met by the faculty and we are thrilled to have this program ready to go for this coming fall.”
Students can pursue micro-credentials such as a 12-credit graduate certificate, a 21-credit advanced graduate certificate, or the full 36-credit master’s degree in four content areas: Analytics, Healthcare Administration, Leading Organizational Change, and Media and Communication.
The program will be offered in convenient and flexible eight-week terms, which will allow students several different points of entry, while also providing them the opportunity to complete their chosen program at their own pace.
According to Scolforo, the hallmark of the Castleton MBA will be what the College of Business has dubbed the “Online-plus” approach. “What makes Castleton special is our relationship-based education. We feel strongly that this approach will give students all of the flexibility and convenience of an online program, without losing the personal touch. Faculty will be available for in-person or virtual office hours throughout each course, which is much different than online programs offered at other institutions.”
Applications are now being reviewed for the fall 2019 start. Applicants do not need to complete the GMAT or GRE to gain acceptance, and courses are priced at just $643 per credit.
“We want any new program that we launch to be affordable, accessible, and applicable to the needs of the workforce. We feel strongly that the MBA program at Castleton accomplishes these three things,” Scolforo concluded.