College offers first online classes for its MBA degreeBaldwin-Wallace College, which is located in Ohio recently announced the launch of an hybrid MBA degree program that is set to begin next fall, reports NewsWise. The curriculum is the school's first web-based offering.

College officials told the news source that students can complete the program within two years. Furthermore, the coursework utilizes the same faculty and courses as the on-campus curriculum.

This course of study is designed for busy professionals, as enrollees will complete three-quarters of the coursework online and attend seven on-campus weekend sessions over six semesters. Overall, the curriculum includes 12 courses, an ongoing project and real-world application opportunities.

"Our new hybrid MBA is another example of how [the school] is integrating the traditions of its well-established and successful MBA programs with technology in order to meet the needs of the business community today," said Dale Kramer, director of the MBA and executive MBA programs at the school, told the news source.

Reuters reports, that the online education sector grew by 17 percent in 2009 and that nearly one in four students are currently enrolled in at least one online course. 

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