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New MBA/Educational Studies Dual Degree

5/25/2004 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – As the business side of education swells into a growing industry, the University of Michigan Business School and School of Education will soon offer a new dual master's degree in business administration and educational studies.

Prospective students have expressed interest in fields such as: designing and leading charter schools; working in private school settings and new for-profit schools; training and professional development programs within companies and more traditional educational publishing companies. The two schools recently tested the new program on a trial basis and three students recently graduated with the new degree.

Students must be admitted to the Business School's MBA program and to the School of Education's master's program in educational studies. Students take the core classes for both degrees to earn the new degree in about 2.5 years.

"The increasing involvement of the private sector in education at all levels–from charter elementary schools to profit-centered graduate schools–along with the clarion calls for virtually all organizations to become better learning organizations suggests that the integration of business acumen and educational principles is a highly relevant degree program for leaders of 21st century organizations," said Kim Cameron, professor of management and organizations at the Business School and U-M professor of higher education.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847