Duquesne Business School to Offer New Specialized Master’s Programs Entirely Online
Two options for master's degrees are available entirely online through Duquesne University's widely honored Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.
The two flexible programs, which start in Fall 2016, will make a Master of Science in Management and Master of Science in Sports Business accessible at an AACSB accredited business school. While the programs are totally online to provide the greatest flexibility, students will benefit from the experiential learning emphasized through hands-on projects.
Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean of graduate programs and executive education, provided highlights of both degrees.
The master's degree in management offers an education in leading change and executive strategy-an alternative to the traditional MBA, which emphasizes specific functional areas of business.
"This degree will develop the leadership skills needed to manage people and shape strategies, which our business partners see as increasingly necessary in this flexible, fluid business climate," Donovan said. "The degree appeals particularly to those who want to lead in times of changes and uncertainty."
"The sports business program is geared to working professionals in a variety of positions across the sports industry, from professional teams to high school athletics, as well as those working in stadium and retail management," Donovan said. "Both academic and industry experts are serving on our faculty, and the University is building on the legacy of having offered the nation's first online graduate program in sports business."
Duquesne provides sports business students access to TeamWork Online, an industry leader in job placement that rates Duquesne's job placement at eight times the national average.
Both programs, like all those in Duquesne's School of Business, include components devoted to ethics. The programs are composed of 10 courses and share a six-course common core covering the legal and executive environments, leading change, business strategy and competitive intelligence, in addition to ethics. The programs can be completed, full-time, in one year and in less than two years on a part-time basis-and students can benefit from Duquesne's career service offerings.
Applications are being accepted now for the fall. For eligible students, GMAT and GRE tests will be waived for admission, depending on undergraduate GPA or five years of relevant work experience. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/business.
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