Aspiring business administrators can learn online

posted on Wednesday, Dec 07 2011

Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) in Mitchell, South Dakota, recently announced plans to offer students an online bachelor degree program in business administration, according to The Daily Republic.

Aimed at students who have already earned their associate degrees online, the new program will feature a rigorous curriculum that aspiring business administrators will need to succeed in their future careers. Officials at DWU also stated that several general education modules would be made available online to encourage more students to enroll in the new online bachelor degree program.

“This will enable a person who perhaps completed their general education requirements at DWU or another school to obtain a full business degree without having to be on campus,” Wade Druin, associate business professor and business department chairman at DWU, told the news source. “We see this opportunity as extremely helpful for people who left college, want a degree, but don’t want to start over; or maybe he or she is a working parent and just cannot fit class time into the schedule.”

Online bachelor degree programs are one way that non-traditional students can advance their skill sets and pursue their career ambitions. According to the 2011 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, more than 6.1 million people were taking an online course of study in September, an increase of more than 560,000 from the previous year.

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