online MBA

Online MBA to Begin Fall 2020

The University of Tulsa is launching an exclusive online master’s degree in business administration (MBA), beginning fall 2020.

The program complements TU’s current MBA degree options. Once it launches in a few months, TU will offer three MBA tracks: the full-time cohort, the part-time MBA for working professionals and the online-only version that will include similar coursework. The online version is only available for part-time enrollment, but is expected to expand its reach in the future.

Ashley Chapa, director of marketing and student services in the Collins College of Business, said the program’s online offering can share the wealth of TU.
“I’m excited about launching the online MBA because it gives the community at-large a chance to experience the great things we have at TU,” she said. “From incredible professors with a lot of experience and valuable backgrounds, to the peer-to-peer learning and all the other aspects of a TU education that make us unique, there’s a lot of great things that we will get to share with more people now.”

Ben Holman, who will teaching a finance class in the first iteration of the online program, said it can benefit TU. “This program lowers obstacles of accessibility that will allow professionals in our region and beyond access to established TU resources that can help advance their careers. In addition, implementation of the online program includes a fresh view to delivering courses in a more focused, time-sensitive platform.”

TU, Noodle Partners team up to offer online degrees

The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s highest-ranked national university, is launching an online MBA and elevating its online master’s in cybersecurity with Noodle Partners, the fastest-growing online program manager.

Increasingly, adult learners are opting for programs that fit their busy lives. TU is working to improve the accessibility of their programs by meeting those students where they are — online.

The online MBA offers a part-time option to prepare students for career advancement in the private and public sectors as well as for positions of leadership and responsibility in business and society.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the United States; the BLS projects a 32% increase in employment from 2018 to 2028, more than six times higher than the average for careers in the U.S. For 20 years, TU has been one of just a handful of institutions designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education.

“The University of Tulsa is excited to leverage the resources and expertise of Noodle Partners to further develop these two online degree programs and meet the needs of students seeking a research university-level education outside of a traditional classroom setting,” said Interim President Janet Levit. “TU’s MBA and MS in Cybersecurity attract highly motivated working professionals who will use the degrees to advance their careers and support the nation’s thriving business and technology industries.”

TU’s online MBA program features readily available student access to top-notch faculty along with small class sizes that promote participation and interaction among peers and faculty in the online environment. The degree is ideal for online learners seeking a flexible schedule that allows them to balance work and other priorities. Students who enroll in two courses per semester can complete the program in 24 months and receive career placement assistance from the Business Career Center.

The online MS in Cybersecurity requires 30 credits to graduate. The program offers an entirely online curriculum, along with an option to take immersive courses in which students spend one week on campus completing hands-on, intensive training guided by faculty. The program is designed to be completed in 24 months, and students can continue to work as full-time professionals while completing the degree.

“TU is making an excellent strategic move by launching these innovative online programs,” said John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners. “We have total confidence in our partnership with TU, and we’re excited to see how its incoming cohorts of students leverage their degrees in the workforce.”

About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish. For more information, visit noodle-partners.com or follow us on Twitter @Noodle_Partners or LinkedIn.