2010 Brings Record Enrollment for Marylhurst University’s MBA and MBA in Sustainable Business Programs
Marylhurst University’s Winter/Spring session began January 4, 2010, and featured record student enrollment in both the accelerated online Master of Business Administration program and the groundbreaking online MBA in Sustainable Business.
MU’s first class of 2010 consists of 371 traditional online MBA students, including 112 students enrolled in the Healthcare Management concentration, 12 in Finance, 21 in Marketing, 140 enrolled in General Management, 39 in Nonprofit Management, and 47 in the Real Estate Studies concentration. MU’s newest MBA program, the innovative online MBA in Sustainable Business, has 118 enrolled students this term, including 7 in the Government Policy & Administration concentration, 60 in Renewable Energy, 8 in Natural & Organic Resources, and 43 enrolled in the Green Development concentration. The winter 2010 class is the biggest in the four-year history of the online MBA program.
Marylhurst’s traditional online MBA program and the forward-thinking online MBA in Sustainable Business are attracting a growing number of working professionals looking for a reputable accredited business degree to help them secure and advance their careers. “Although I had business knowledge and owned a couple of small businesses prior to attending MU, I still felt that there were inherent and important business concepts and ideas that I could learn and develop into more solid plans for the future,” said MU online MBA student Gricel Martinez Ocasio.
Building for the future is the primary focus of Marylhurst University’s progressive online MBA in Sustainable Business, which addresses the changing landscape of business in the United States and across the world. One of the first advanced degrees of its kind, the MBA in Sustainable Business spotlights green initiatives, green business practices, development, government policy, and resource management. Students are prepared to face the growing challenges of doing business in an environmentally and socially conscious world. The accelerated online MBA in Sustainable Business features concentrations in Green Development, Natural & Organic Resources, Renewable Energy, and Government Policy & Administration. As a regionally accredited MBA program, this unique approach encourages students to focus on the specific areas of green business that interest them.
For working professionals resolving to advance their career opportunities and develop into future business leaders, Marylhurst’s established traditional MBA program offers the chance to specialize their business master’s degree with concentrations in General Management, Healthcare Management, Nonprofit Management, Real Estate Studies, Marketing, or Finance. This innovative educational approach allows the student to gain a core foundation in business essentials such as leadership, resource management, ethics, communication and decision making, while centering their attention around the distinctive area of business that speaks to their skill set. It’s a dynamic approach that provides a fresh perspective to an accelerated online MBA degree.
Providing distance learning, online programs and flexible scheduling since 1997, Marylhurst University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts institution, offering accredited academic and professional programs designed for students with lifelong learning ambitions who must balance school with work and other responsibilities. Students can graduate with their MBA in as little as 18 months. Built on more than 115 years of dedication to educational instruction both with their online programs as well as their long-established traditional campus in Portland, Oregon, Marylhurst University is proud to bring innovation, proven knowledge, and personal attention into every classroom and online course.
Marylhurst University carries regional accreditation, the dominant institutional accreditation used in the United States, from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.1 Marylhurst University’s regional accreditation indicates more rigorous standards than programs that hold national accreditation. Consequently, many regionally accredited educational institutions do not recognize credits or degrees earned at nationally accredited universities or colleges.
In addition our business programs carry specialized accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education2 (IACBE), which is dedicated to enhancing the academic experience through outcomes assessment.
About Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University, a private not-for-profit liberal arts university located 10 miles south of Portland, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence. Marylhurst’s small, seminar-style classes – offered weekdays, evenings, weekends and online – provide convenience and flexibility for students with busy lives seeking professional certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The university’s MBA program is the largest in Oregon, thanks to its mix of on-campus and online programs. In addition to real estate studies, students in the accelerated online program can choose from five other concentrations – finance, general management, non-profit management, marketing, real estate studies and healthcare management. Marylhurst University is one of the first in the United States to offer an innovative MBA in Sustainable Business, with concentrations in Government Policy & Administration, Renewable Energy, Natural & Organic Resources, and Green Development as well.
1 Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) 8060 165th Avenue NE, #100 Redmond, WA 98052 www.nwccu.org http://www.nwccu.org
2 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) P.O. Box 3960 Olathe, KS 66063 www.iacbe.org http://www.iacbe.org