Carleton's Sprott School to offer fully online MBA programs

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With demand for remote learning soaring during the pandemic, Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business will begin offering fully online MBA degrees this summer.

Starting in July, Sprott is adding four online MBA programs to its curriculum: a traditional MBA program, an MBA with a concentration in business analytics, an MBA with a concentration in financial management and an MBA with a concentration in management and change.

In a news release Wednesday, the university said the new virtual offerings are “especially important to working professionals who want to pursue graduate degrees to advance their careers but need the ability to study from anywhere and set their own schedule.”

The online programs will have multiple start dates throughout the year. Sprott says they will be “self-paced with 24/7 access to asynchronous courses to accommodate busy schedules.” 

The school teamed up with Dallas-based Academic Partnerships, which helps more than 55 universities in North America offer online courses, to develop the programs.

“We took great care to select a partner that brings significant experience and insight to online education delivery, as well as an openness to co-create a unique academic offering that meets the needs of professional learners and organizations,” Dana Brown, dean of the Sprott School of Business, said in a statement.

The first cycle of classes begins July 4. The application deadline is June 20.   

The expansion of Sprott’s online offerings comes just months after the school opened the Nicol Building, its new $65-million home in the heart of Carleton’s campus. The six-storey, 100,000-square-foot building features state-of-the-art classrooms, a startup incubator and meeting space.