JACKSON, Miss.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–The College of Business at Jackson State University announces the launch of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) online degree program starting in the fall 2011 semester. Jackson State has partnered with Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp,) to assist in the implementation of the degree program. Active graduate student recruitment and enrollment are now underway in preparation for the first MBA online degree program classes to begin on August 22. The College of Business at Jackson State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the nation.
“With the professional landscape and job market becoming increasingly competitive, people are investing in themselves and seeking to advance their careers through education. The MBA program at Jackson State University is accredited, respected, accelerated and specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals and adult learners.”
“Jackson State University is at the forefront of innovation in higher education while preserving the highest standard of academic excellence,” said Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers. “The global launch of the JSU MBA online degree program is another unprecedented step forward for our university.”
The MBA degree program is designed to develop students in all of the functional areas of business and economics from an applications standpoint, to train them in research methodology as it pertains to business research, and to prepare them for professional and mid-level management positions in a work environment where internationalization of business and industry are critical for remaining competitive.
“The College of Business is pleased to reach this significant milestone,” said Glenda Glover, dean of the JSU College of Business. “Students from across America and throughout the world will now have an opportunity to have access to our world-class MBA degree program online.”
Ezell Brown, Chairman of Education Online Services Corporation, said an MBA is one of the most sought-after graduate degrees in the business world. “The degree is indicative of one’s qualifications in having the skills needed to be successful in business,” Brown said. “With the professional landscape and job market becoming increasingly competitive, people are investing in themselves and seeking to advance their careers through education. The MBA program at Jackson State University is accredited, respected, accelerated and specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals and adult learners.”
Applicants with a baccalaureate degree in business generally have met the undergraduate pre-requisites necessary prior to enrollment in the JSU MBA online degree program. The curriculum consists of a total of 30 credit hours of graduate business courses. Federal financial aid is also available to applicants who qualify. For further information please visit http://www.jsumsonline.com/MBA/.
“We are very pleased with our ongoing partnership with Jackson State University” Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr, president of Education Online Services Corporation. “The JSU Master of Business Administration online degree program is an affordable and accessible graduate degree program that should be viewed as an excellent opportunity by people who desire to advance their careers in the business marketplace.”
According to salary reports, a college graduate with a business degree can expect to earn about $45,000 as a starting salary as compared to a graduate with an MBA, who can expect to earn about $75,000 as a starting salary.
Also, as the nation moves toward greater financial stability, more employers are investing in talent for the long term, according to CareerBuilder and USA Today’s latest Q2 2011 job forecast.
For more information, call the Jackson State University Office of Business Graduate Programs at 601-979-4323 or JoAnn Zarick at the Education Online Services Corporation at 954-509-0221.
About Jackson State University: Bridge to a Brighter Tomorrow
Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, health-care, technological and educational initiatives. The only public university in the Jackson metropolitan area, Jackson State is located near downtown, with three satellite campuses throughout the city. For more information, visit www.jsums.edu.
Education Online Services Corporation was founded by a select team of academic and marketing professional who recognized the opportunity to assist colleges and universities in underserved communities with the development of full-service online degree programs. With the primary focus on graduating students, Education Online Services Corporation works closely with the admissions, financial aid, and academic departments of each institution to help them market and increase enrollment by expanding their on-campus degree programs to online degree programs. For more information please got to www.EducationOnlineServices.com.