The University of Rochester’s Simon Business School today (Jan. 22) joined the online education revolution by launching its first degree program delivered over the internet: a 14-month-long master’s in business analytics for mid-career professionals. The $53,500 program will welcome its first cohort of between 30 and 50 students in August of this year.
Students who enter the online program also will have three weekend residencies at the start, the middle and the end of the curriculum when they will present the findings of a capstone consulting project. Though Simon has been using online elements in its Executive MBA offering, the Online Masters of Science in Business Analytics for Managers represents the school’s first entry into the online degree market. Some 14 different professors will teach the program. Over the 14 months, students would take