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Mount Saint Mary’s University introduces its first hybrid MBA program

Mount Saint Mary’s University is expanding its roster of business degree programs with the introduction of a hybrid master’s degree in business administration that combines classroom and online instruction.

“Today’s business students demand greater accessibility and convenience and the advanced education they need to succeed in a dynamic and complex business environment,” said Mark Alhanati, Business Administration department chair. “The hybrid MBA program meets those requirements by offering the benefits of a traditional educational setting, leading-edge educational technology and the widely recognized academic rigor of a Mount Saint Mary’s education.”

Foundation courses for the hybrid MBA program, which is open to women and men, are being offered for the fall semester, concurrent with the program’s August launch. Core concentration courses will begin in spring 2017.

The online course work is based on the technology portal, Canvas, and will be supplemented with twice-weekly classroom sessions held every other week at Mount Saint Mary’s Doheny Campus near downtown Los Angeles. Students will complete the final semester of their degree through the Mount’s Weekend MBA program, which includes a China immersion study trip, career coaching and a speaker symposium series. The program can be completed in 15 to 18 months.

“The hybrid MBA degree program provides a flexible and integrated learning environment for adults pursuing graduate business study,” said Christian Teeter, MBA program director. “It enhances our portfolio of MBA degree programs for working professionals that offers concentrations in entrepreneurship/social entrepreneurship, organizational leadership and project management.”

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Laura Ascione