Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City on Tuesday said the Frank J. Guarini School of Business launched a fully online Master of Business Administration program. The 36-credit offering will also continue to be available in the traditional, in-person format.
New MBA courses have been added, and existing courses have been redesigned, to reflect the changing needs in industry and the most up-to-date skillsets in demand by employers.
“When we announced the Frank J. Guarini School of Business this past fall, we committed to the mission of ensuring graduates would be prepared with the knowledge and skillsets for prominent careers in a variety of industries,” said Mary Kate Naatus, KPMG dean of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business. “These new advancements help us to further that mission and the new online format option will make a Saint Peter’s graduate education even more accessible.”
Designed to meet the needs of working professionals and to further incorporate the most in-demand market skills, the online MBA program is formulated to be completed within 18 months. Added benefits, made in response to data analysis of Indeed and Linkedin professional job postings, include IBM certifications embedded into the curriculum, a strong focus on data and analytical tools, more robust coursework in program concentrations and more flexible course delivery.
“Through this research we are now confident to say that Saint Peter’s students are graduating from our MBA program with the most desired industry skills in the Northeast,” said Joseph Gilkey, associate professor and chair of the business administration department and director of the program.
The MBA program at Saint Peter’s University is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).