Working professionals in southern West Virginia will be able to get an Executive Master of Business Administration degree next fall from West Virginia University without traveling north each week, thanks to a cooperative agreement between Bluefield State College & WVU.
WVU will connect Bluefield State College and its campuses in Bluefield, Lewisburg, and Beckley to its distance learning network. Students will take their courses simultaneously with others around the state in a two-way interactive electronic classroom setting, according to Dr. Sydney V. Stern, Dean of the WVU College of Business & Economics. "Serving this area of the state is an important part of WVUÕs mission," Stern noted. "We are delighted to partner with Bluefield State College in bringing our nationally accredited program to students in the southern part of the state."
BSC President Dr. Robert Moore added, "The Executive M.B.A. from WVU complements Bluefield State College's existing offerings at and below the baccalaureate level, via the BSC network. By providing residents in southeast West Virginia the opportunity to access a top quality master's level program, this cooperative venture augments BSC's use of technology to meet its goal of expanding access to higher education throughout the region."
Officials of the WVU College of Business & Economics' Office of Graduate Programs and Bluefield State College are working to establish a series of public question-and-answer sessions about the Executive MBA program. A tentative schedule includes visits in Bluefield (March 23 and April 21), Lewisburg (March 24 and April 22), and Beckley (March 25 and April 23). Specific times will be announced in the future.