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Undergrad business degree completion offered online

June 23, 2010

Many college students aren’t able to complete their degrees, due to circumstances like the economy, family crises or other pressing issues. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is introducing a new program aimed at making it as convenient as possible for these students to finish their education by offering its first-ever undergraduate business degree online.

“We understand that sometimes you can’t finish your college education because of circumstances beyond your control,” said Kay Faris, undergraduate dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “That’s why we’re making one of our most popular degrees available online to students who have already completed 60 credit hours at any accredited college. This is a flexible way for people to get an internationally regarded degree in business.”

The new program offers the school’s Bachelor of Arts degree in business with a concentration in communication. It combines a traditional, high-caliber business curriculum with courses that will help the students utilize communications in the business world. Classes are taught by many of the same top-notch faculty who teach the school’s face-to-face courses.

“While anyone with 60 credit hours can apply for this program, we really hope this will make a W. P. Carey degree more accessible to people trying to juggle work, family and other challenges,” said W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt. “The key is convenience, combined with access to our world-class faculty and resources.”

The W. P. Carey School of Business already offers a very successful online MBA program, which is so flexible that an NFL football player was able to participate while attending training camp with a pro team. School officials hope to offer undergraduate students the same type of convenience through the new program.

Applications are already being accepted for the fall 2010 semester. For more information, go to