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NEW YORK-Pace University’s Lubin School of Business will offer an online MBA
program that combines Internet-based learning with residencies for experienced
managers. This unique 24-month program is called e.MBA@Pace (pronounced
“e dot MBA at Pace”) and will be based on several large-scale projects and a
series of management skill modules. The first e.MBA class will begin in
The e.MBA@Pace program assigns projects, based on contemporary business
issues, to student teams. Team projects present student teams with complex
business problems that invite cross-disciplinary approaches for solution.
Examples of possible team projects include:
· Decide, as a manager of an American-based multinational, where to
locate new call centers to handle global call traffic.
· Develop a marketing plan for the expansion of a low-cost air
carrier into the NYC metropolitan area.
· Create a business plan to attract venture capital for a newly
developed, hand-held computing device that combines voice, e-mail,
fax, and data-base applications.
According to Lubin School Dean Arthur L. Centonze, the innovative new
educational structure adds to Pace University’s well-known full-time
and part-time graduate MBA programs, accredited by the AACSB, the
International Association for Management Education. Based on initial
inquiries, Lubin expects a significant demand for e.MBA@Pace among busy
executives and professionals who live a long distance from Pace’s
campuses or who travel extensively for business.
“Students will master traditional business tools, both qualitative and
quantitative, on a ‘need to know’ or ‘just in time’ basis,” said John
Dory, professor of management. “This approach to education, called
‘action learning’ or ‘outcome-based learning,’ has been highly effective
in complex business problem-solving situations.”
The students will also attend a series of 10 residencies at Pace
facilities during the 24 month degree program. The residencies will
allow for the presentation of project results, give program participants
time to work with faculty on individual assignments and enable faculty
to administer examinations. These face-to-face sessions will include
workshops on various management skills. Professor Dory notes that
candidates for the e.MBA@Pace program will have several years of
professional experience and a commitment to an innovative approach to
graduate business education. “To fluorish in the program, students must
be self-motivated, able to work independently and comfortable using the
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New
York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled
in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson
College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law,
Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.