UNCP Takes Two
Degree Programs Online
The University of
North Carolina at Pembroke prides itself on its effective teaching and
learning environment in the classroom.
Beginning this fall,
UNCP will take its show on the road when it begins offering two degree
programs completely on the Internet. Beginning, the university will
offer a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a
Master's Degree in Public Management (MPM).
believe they have several key advantages in the growing on-line marketplace
"We have made
on-line education very affordable for our students," said Chancellor
Allen C. Meadors. "Every year, our students rate UNCP number one
in the UNC system for teaching effectiveness, and we will offer the
same high level of service to our students on this new platform."
The MPM program
can be completed in approximately three years or less for $650 per course
(for in-state students) for the required 13 courses. This master's degree
program is designed for managers in the public and non-profit sector
who are seeking a career lift.
strong ties to North Carolina's community college system is another
advantage for the business degree.
The B.S. degree
is in Business Administration is designed as the third and fourth year
for students who have completed the required prerequisites at North
Carolina community colleges. Interested students should check with School
of Business at 910-521-6214 for the admission requirements.
The cost per course
is $129 plus a $15 technology fee for in state students. The degree
will take most students about three years to complete online.
we are well positioned in this exciting new area of education,"
Chancellor Meadors said. "This is how we can best serve a growing
population of students."
UNCP's director of Continuing and Distance Education,
said it is a timely move for the university.
in on-line education is growing every day," Mr. McDonald said.
"This is a market-driven initiative backed by an accredited, brick-and-mortar
Students will never
have to leave home to get either degree, Mr. McDonald said.
can be done by phone and Internet from the application to the final
exam," he said.
Mr. McDonald is
an old hand at on-line education. He has received two master's degrees,
several certifications and is currently working on a Ph.D. online.
is very effective and very engaging between student, professor and between
classmates who may live at different ends of North Carolina," he
Dr. Richard Bothel,
who is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Outreach,
said the new programs are needed.
"There is a
great need for continuing education that is flexible and affordable
for non-traditional student who are older and already established in
careers," Dr. Bothel said. "Getting a degree online is a very
efficient way to leverage up a career."
the programs may be obtained by calling the Office of Continuing
and Distance Education at 910.521.6367.
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