April 7, 2005 for immediate release
The BC Ministry of Advanced Education has provided formal approval to UNBC’s master’s degree in Business Administration.
In the summer of 2004, the first 23 students entered a graduate diploma program at UNBC, with the expectation that the University would receive the approval necessary to grant the Master of Business Administration credential. While the UNBC Senate and Board had approved the start of Business classes at the graduate level, the program still required Ministry approval to be official.
“There was so much demand for this program that we wanted to offer the courses as soon as we could,” says UNBC President Charles Jago. “Whenever I visited communities around the region, people would ask me when UNBC would begin offering a master’s degree in Business. We’re delighted that the Government has given its approval, and that the UNBC MBA program is now official.”
“UNBC has proven quality education provides students with flexibility and accessibility,” said Advanced Education Minister Ida Chong. “This is just one more example of how UNBC is providing a program to meet the needs of the community and the working people who want a credential from an exceptional institution.”
Courses are offered during intensive weekend sessions once per month. Media interested in visiting the class and/or interviewing students are welcome to drop by between 2:30 – 4pm on Monday, April 11, in the Senate Chambers (located on the main level of the Administration building atrium). There will be a break in the class at approximately 3:30pm. Contact Kim Knutsson, MBA program assistant, at 960-6125 for details.
There are currently students in the program from Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, and Fort St John. The application deadline to begin the MBA program this summer is May 15th. The total cost of the program is $30,000. For more information, prospective students can visit the MBA website at www.unbc.ca/mba
Rob van Adrichem, Director of Media and Public Relations, UNBC – 250.960.5622