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Pepperdine, Noodle Partners to launch online degree-completion program

Bachelor of Science in Management will launch first online cohort in August

Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management and Noodle Partners announced the launch of a new online Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree, with an inaugural cohort starting August 2016.

This degree-completion program will offer working adults and learners access to faculty and programming with the convenience of an online curriculum.

Noodle Partners is an online program manager (OPM) that leverages best-of-breed providers and the internal strengths of its university partners to transform online and campus-based programs. Absent the revenue-share model, universities can use increased revenues to support scholarships, boost financial aid, and invest in new programming.

“We are very proud of the BSM program at Pepperdine Graziadio, providing working professionals with a streamlined path to undergraduate degree-completion along with a one year fast-track to an MBA. Offering it online means giving our campus-based students exciting new options,” said David M. Smith, dean, Graziadio School of Business and Management. “Like many schools, we’ve struggled with the economics offered by OPMs, but Noodle Partners brings a commitment to sustainable excellence in an innovative business model. We’re excited to be their first partner school.”

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Pepperdine Graziadio to take this great on-campus program to another level,” said John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners. “At the same time, we are excited to prove out a sustainable model for this new type of OPM relationship. As we do so, the concept of large revenue shares and long-term contracts will be proven dated.”

Laura Ascione