2017 was a great year to launch a new Online MBA Program. Penn State’s Smeal College of Business welcomed the first students into the school’s newly redesigned Penn State Online MBA Program, and Harding University’s Carter College of Business Administration announced the launch of a fully Online MBA Program eager to recruit exceptional students from around the globe. Beginning January 2018, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business (SCU LSB) says it will offer “the first fully online version of its nationally recognized MBA program,” and the School of Business at prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) launched a new Online MBA Program that it says offers the same “world-class” faculty and curriculum as the on-campus VCU MBA.
Other schools that launched new or improved Online MBA Programs in 2017 include Foster School of Business at University of Washington, Mount Mercy University, the School of Business at La Salle University, Niagara University’s College of Business Administration, Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University (ODU), the School of Business at University of Dayton, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) Davis College of Business (DCOB) at Jacksonville University (JU), and the College of Professional Studies at Doane University—to name just a few.
During the final days of 2017, another school announced the launch of a new Online MBA Program that it says will be the “fastest” in Greater Boston. This part-time program is accepting applications now, so read on!
Bentley University – Waltham, Massachusetts
McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University has launched an Accelerated Online MBA Program that can be completed in as little as 18 months. The school says it offers an “adaptable class schedule, with online and evening options to fit into your busy life.” Students will have the option to access course content online anytime, giving them the ability to continue working while earning their MBA.
The new program also provides “opportunities for students to gain further expertise” with a Leadership Concentration. Students in the Concentration develop the “necessary leadership knowledge and skills to effectively” advance in and lead “complex multinational/multicultural organizations.” Other concentrations include Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics of Financial Markets, Finance, Information Systems and Technology, Law and Taxation, and Marketing.
Sample core courses for the McCallum Online MBA include Strategic Information Technology Alignment, Business Process Management, Leading Responsibly, Global Strategy, Designing for the Value Chain, and Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility.
Graduates of the program will leave “with improved earning potential, earning an average of $96,000” per year. Graduates will also enjoy “lifetime individualized career placement support” from the school’s career services office, which was ranked No. 1 in America by the Princeton Review. The school says, its “strong ROI” is the reason Payscale ranked its master’s programs fourth in the nation for earning potential.
Applications for the McCallum Online MBA will be accepted October 1st through September 1st.
About Bentley University
Founded in 1917, Bentley University serves more than 5,500 students enrolled in Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in 11 business fields and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in five arts and sciences disciplines. PhD programs in Business and Accountancy ae also offered as well as the MBA with 7 areas of concentration, an integrated MS+MBA, seven Master of Science (MS) degrees, and custom executive education programs.
Bentley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC) and the school’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).