University of Utah announces online MBA program

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  • Cookie70 kaysville, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 12:52 p.m.

    It's not surprising Clayton Christensen said he believes that by the end of this decade half of all higher education institutions in the country will be bankrupt. He is on the Senior Advisory Board for Academic Partnerships, a company that helps universities convert their programs to online programs, taking control of their IP content and creating lower quality programs for the unfortunate universities who have elected to participate as a last resort.

    Thankfully the UofU has elected to go the high road and are creating a top rate program in-house with amazing professors and cutting edge technology. A great combination of value and excellence IMHO. I have been waiting for a long time for this and plan on applying. If you haven't noticed, the UofU MBA rankings continue to rise.

  • Mythbuster21 Provo, UT
    Jan. 16, 2014 12:02 p.m.

    I've recently experienced the U's part-time MBA program and enjoyed the excellent professors there, and witnessed the inflow of many amazing professors, who apparently were quite eager about wanting to teach in that program. So Don, I am not sure what you meant about about turnover. If anything, it is happening the other way around.

    And I'm sure Clayton Christensen would be surprised to learn that he is a member of the Quorum of the Seventy. Perhaps he missed that memo. Not sure how he would fit that in between all his speaking gigs, research and working for the ultimate Ivory Tower -- Harvard Business School.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 14, 2014 5:59 p.m.

    Pretty soon we'll have online MD degrees. That should be some doctors...

  • Don$1000 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    I courted the U's MBA program a while back. They were experiencing high administrator and faculty turnover. This move is obviously a gauze bandage on the hemorrhaging revenue of higher education in the United States. Clayton M. Christensen of the Quorum of the Seventy and author of the Innovator's Dilemma, said in an online interview he believes that by the end of this decade half of all higher education institutions in the country will be bankrupt. The bubble is bursting on useless degrees in America. Lets all shed a tear for the overpaid professors hidden inside their Ivory Towers.