NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In today's unpredictable job market, many students and professionals look to a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree to open doors to increased earning potential and job opportunities. In partnership with McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Cleveland State University is expanding access to graduate education through the Mobile Accelerated MBA (MAMBA) program, the first 100% online, one-year MBA to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
The Mobile AMBA program allows students to earn an accredited MBA within one year by completing all classes and tests online. Each student in the program is given a brand new Apple iPad 4G LTE to access the digital course materials developed by McGraw-Hill Education - including ebooks, interactive learning systems, course modules and studying apps - that they will need to complete each eight-week module.
"The digitization of education is opening access to educational and career opportunities that many of today's students wouldn't have access to otherwise," said Tom Malek, vice president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education's Learning Solutions group. "Cleveland State University has the largest MBA program in Ohio and we're partnering with them on this groundbreaking program because we know that the economic success of our nation is directly related to the educational opportunities of our students."
The dynamic, all-digital learning system will exclusively use McGraw-Hill Education's business curricula and educational technology tools, like the digital learning platform, McGraw-Hill Connect®. McGraw-Hill Connect is an online learning assignment and assessment solution that will be used to facilitate classroom discussion and collaboration through social networking capabilities like chatting, discussion boards and direct messages. The full learning platform is accessible through any internet-enabled device or computer, increasing access and ease-of-use for different learners.
"In developing the Mobile Accelerated MBA program, we identified two student profiles that would benefit from an accelerated program: recent college graduates and working professionals," said Elad Granot, Ph.D., Director - Executive, Accelerated, and Mobile MBA Programs, Interim Director of Student Services and Assistant Professor of Marketing for the Monte Ahuja College of business at Cleveland State University. "For both of these groups, we recognize the importance of offering an efficient and cost-effective way to increase earning potential and job opportunities."
The Cleveland State University Mobile Accelerated MBA was initially launched as a pilot program in January 2012 with a limited number of "beta" students. Starting today, the program will be available to anyone who meets admission criteria.