Get your MBA at RU online or on campus in as little as 12 months

For busy professionals who think they may not have time to pursue a master's of business administration degree, Radford University's College of Business and Economics will soon offer its MBA program online.

The online MBA program begins with the Fall 2014 semester with two classes: accounting and innovation.

The RU MBA program provides a broad-based, cross-functional education in core business areas including targeted electives in analytics and innovation designed to prepare students for advanced leadership roles in both private and public sectors of the global economy.

Graduate business courses provide experiential learning opportunities that engage students in the educational process, thereby providing a bridge between theory and practice.

Layden Williams, who earned his MBA at RU in 2012, said the program "not only expanded my business acumen but also gave me the confidence, educational background and hands-on experience to become an instant asset at any company. The faculty and community here are genuinely interested in the individual success of every student."

RU's MBA program is the only such program in Southwest Virginia accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

For students who wish to conduct their MBA studies in a traditional classroom setting, RU's COBE offers on-campus classes and a schedule which would allow a student to complete the program in as little as 12 months.

A part-time student can complete the program in only two years and will develop relevant skills and knowledge to benefit a career during coursework, not just after receiving the degree.

Individuals interested in the RU MBA program do not need a bachelor's degree in business. However, foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, finance and statistics is required.

To satisfy the requirements, RU's COBE offers self-paced, online courses that address those foundation areas, and all are taught by RU faculty. The cost of the courses is $250 for all areas.

To learn more about RU's MBA program, contact the College of Business and Economics at (540) 831-6905 or or visit the website at

Mar 18, 2014