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The MBA degree program, which can be completed in one calendar year, is comprised of 11 courses, with approximately 75 percent of the instruction being offered online.
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WIU College of Business and Technology Offers Hybrid MBA

May 5, 2015


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MACOMB, IL - - Beginning in August, Western Illinois University's College of Business and Technology (CBT) will offer a hybrid Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a management emphasis, which blends face-to-face and online courses for a one-year master's degree program.

"The hybrid concept is a natural step in the evolution of our MBA offerings," said Interim Associate Dean and MBA Director William Polley. "Hybrid courses blend the flexibility of the online format with the personal dimension of a face-to-face class. This is an ideal program for working adults who cannot commit to a full schedule of traditional courses but who also want to have more interaction with faculty than is possible with a fully online course"

The degree program, which can be completed in one calendar year, is comprised of 11 courses, with approximately 75 percent of the instruction being offered online. Students who desire to complete the program in 12 months can enter it in the August summer term or the fall term. The courses are open to all WIU MBA students, as well.

"We continue to offer the full-time MBA program on the Macomb campus, as well as the fully online courses for students who are not within commuting distance of either of our campuses," added Polley. "The hybrid MBA will also utilize the facilities of our beautiful Riverfront campus in the Quad Cities and give students direct contact with the faculty whose experience and dedication are the heart of the program."

Western is one of 727 member institutions with the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, with 48 countries and territories being represented. This ranks WIU among the top 25 percent of business schools in the world.

WIU's College of Business and Technology was established approximately 45 years ago and offers courses on the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. To learn more about WIU's CBT, visit wiu.edu/cbt. For more information about Western's hybrid MBA program, visit wiu.edu/mba or contact Polley at WJ-Polley@wiu.edu.

Posted By: Alisha Looney (AA-Looney@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations