University of the People Launches MBA

At a time when earning an MBA degree can cost tens of thousands of dollars, the University of the People (UoPeople) has announced that it will offer its first accredited, tuition-free online MBA program. The program joins the school’s existing associate and bachelor’s degree programs in business administration and computer science, all of which are accredited by the Distance Education and Accreditation Commission.

Delivered in five nine-week terms over 15 months, the UoPeople MBA features eight core courses, four electives, and a capstone experience. The school will accept 100 students for its first term this fall, and then over time expand and offer rolling admissions. To be considered for the MBA, all applicants also must complete eight prerequisite courses, either at UoPeople or other institutions. The program will be directed by Russell Winer, who is the William H. Joyce Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business in New York City as well as UoPeople’s dean of business administration.

Since its founding in 2009, UoPeople has graduated 200 students. Of these, 66 have earned associate’s degrees in business and 37 have earned bachelor’s degrees in business.

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