Texas A and M teams up with education service provider to offer online business coursesTexas A and M-Commerce and Academic Partnerships, a higher education service provider, recently announced a partnership that will allow the university to add more course offerings to its executive masters in business administration (EMBA) and its bachelors degree in business administration programs.

Officials from the school said that this partnership will help its online offerings through innovative enrollment services, professor engagement and student retention processes. They added that the university is targeting individuals who are unable to attend on-campus courses due to working full-time jobs and family obligations.

"We saw that busy work and life schedules prevented a number of students from completing or pursuing business degrees at the bachelors and masters levels. The desire was there, but students needed more schedule flexibility," said Hal Langford, the dean of the school.

College officials said that all courses offered in both programs will be taught online by the same on-campus professors at the school. Furthermore, the curricula last 10 weeks and incorporates four start dates throughout the academic year, the first of which begins in March 2011.

Students who are applying for the EMBA program are required to have earned a grade point average between 3.0 and 4.0 in the last 60 credit hours of their undergraduate work.

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