The University of Dayton will offer a new online MBA program beginning in Fall 2017.
Courses of the "MBA@Dayton" program will be taught online by the School of Business Administration 's faculty and executives in-residence.
Students will participate to two "immersion experiences" to meet with their peers and instructors in person: one will take place on the Dayton's campus and another in a city domestically or internationally. Additionally, they can choose to pursue either a general MBA degree or an Advanced Standing MBA degree. The Advanced Standing track, which can be completed in one year, is designed for working professionals with significant experience in the field. The general track includes business-fundamental courses and will appeal to individuals with limited business background who want to expand their career path.
The Ohio-based university has collaborated with 2U, an education technology company, to develop the new program.
"2U has an outstanding record of supporting the highest-quality graduate programs in varied learning environments," said Paul Benson, University of Dayton Provost. "We are confident MBA@Dayton will be fully aligned with UD's educational mission and leverage one of our greatest strengths — developing close relationships among students with faculty and staff."
This is the second time that the University of Dayton launch an online MBA. In May 2014, UD officials announced that they would put their flagship program online.