SU Baton Rouge announces new online degree programs
- 8/26/2013 -
Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR) and Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.) recently announced the launch of a bachelor of science in computer science, a bachelor of psychology, and the masters of business administration (MBA) online degree programs.
The bachelor of science degree in computer science is designed to provide graduates with a strong foundation in computer science and related disciplines. The curriculum encourages students to become knowledgeable of cutting-edge techniques and practices. Students will learn the requisite core skills and theoretical foundations that have historically driven computer science. Graduates of the bachelor of science program on campus have been successful in pursuing careers in research and application-oriented positions in business, industry, government, and education. Students are exposed to a broad range of fundamental concepts in such areas as software engineering, computer organization, database systems, management information systems and operating systems, as well as to a wide variety of computer applications.
"We are extremely pleased that we are now in the position to launch multiple online program degrees on behalf of Southern University Baton Rouge, and expedite the growth of the online programs at the University,” stated Ezell Brown, chairman, Education Online Services Corporation.
"The B.S in computer science online degree program is yet another step in the continuing development and expansion of online degree programs. Southern University Baton Rouge and Education Online Services Corporation are launching programs that are relevant and continue to have significant market demand and real career opportunities," added Brown.
"Southern University Baton Rouge is pleased with the strategic launch of our online degree programs by Education Online Services Corporation. We expect our online degree programs to grow and expand exponentially. Our online student enrollment will grow steadily as we move forward with the vision and renewed mission of Southern University Baton Rouge," affirmed Michelle Hill, executive director of enrollment management, Southern University System.
The online master of business administration (MBA) degree is housed within the Southern University Baton Rouge College of Business, which is accredited by the AACSB and SACS.
The MBA program at Southern University can be completed as quickly as 12-24 months and offers prospective students the opportunity to choose focus areas in supply chain management, human resources management, accounting, finance, international business, and entrepreneurship. The common denominators for students are a record of achievement, demonstrated leadership and the ability to work as members of a team.
"The master of business administration online degree program emphasizes that knowledge is an essential commodity of society which in the current educational marketplace must transcend the traditional campus degree offerings to develop and inspire current and future generations of students," said Hill.
"The Southern University Baton Rouge online MBA program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Students will acquire the knowledge and expertise essential for leadership based on ethics, social responsibility, and technology enhanced management skills. Our program emphasizes the integration of technology and business and maintains a strong focus on globalization throughout the curriculum," stated Maxine Merlin, director of enrollment services, Education Online Services Corporation.
According to Brown, "the Southern University Baton Rouge Master of Business Administration Online Degree prepares graduates to examine global aspects of business administration through specific analytical and managerial processes while training students in management communication skills and business analysis. The College of Business leadership under dean Donald Andrews has created and maintained a first class program respected by the industry and employers alike."
"As the needs of the business marketplace in America expand, the demand for trained business administration candidates has grown exponentially and the College of Business understands this need and has developed the master of business administration online degree program accordingly," added Brown.
The bachelor of science in psychology online degree program provides a foundation into the affective and cognitive processes that underlie human development and behavior. Students who obtain a B.S. degree in psychology may work in mental health facilities, government, or business, Options are available in prevention and substance abuse counseling that leads to certification in both areas. The department is an approved site to offer substance abuse and prevention course credit. Interested students should discuss this option with their academic advisor.
Hill stated, "This program is another important step forward for the Southern University System. The BS in psychology online degree program will afford students the opportunity to achieve a robust college education in a professional career field that is increasingly in high demand in the United States and abroad."
"We are excited about the launch of yet another online degree program on behalf of Southern University Baton Rouge" said Merlin. "The BS in psychology online degree will allow online students the option of pursuing a highly marketable career around their busy schedules in a convenient online format," she added.
"The Southern University System is emerging as a leading higher education institution that provides a diversity of campus and online degree programs to serve the educational needs of students across Louisiana, regionally, nationally and globally. The launch of the BS in Psychology online degree program is a vital component of our development plan to advance the mission of Southern University," stated Brown.