Worcester Business Journal - UMass System increases online offerings

Worcester Business Journal - UMass System increases online offerings

By Emily Micucci

The University of Massachusetts system has added 23 new online degree and certificate programs to meet increasing demand for online education, according to Shrewsbury-based UMassOnline, the system's Internet learning consortium.

"The UMass campuses designed and developed the new offerings focused on in-demand areas such as business, education and health sciences, and have created the programs for adult students looking to complete their college degrees or advance their careers," UMass Online CEO John Cunningham said in a statement.

Included in the new offerings are:

-Nine new degree programs at UMass Amherst, including new concentrations for bachelor's degree programs, graduate certificate programs in business studies and sports management, and a master's degree in engineering management;

-Graduate certificate programs in business and healthcare informatics and a bachelor's degree in global affairs at UMass Boston;

-An MBA program, a master's degree in computer sciences and a bachelor's degree in general business administration at UMass Dartmouth, as well as new liberal studies concentration offerings, and

-Bachelor's degree programs in english, criminal justice and business administration at UMass Lowell, along with master's programs in security studies, and a graduate certificate in health informatics.

Date: 04/09/14

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