Murray State University-Paducah Regional Campus will provide an accelerated master of business administration (MBA) degree program in August 2012. The 18-month program will give students the opportunity to learn more in depth about the nature of business and acquire skills to further expand their educations.

The program was designed for MSU’s regional campuses by the MSU college of business, headed by Dr. Tim Todd, dean, and Dr. Gerry Muuka, associate dean, professor of management and Murray’s MBA director, in conjunction with the dean of Murray State’s Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, Dr. Brian Van Horn.

Kimberly Cyrus, coordinator of marketing and recruiting at MSU-Paducah Regional Campus, will assist Todd and Muuka by spreading the word about the program and recruiting students.

“I am thrilled that the Paducah campus has been chosen as the next regional campus to receive the cohort. The accelerated MBA cohort is going to provide an incredible opportunity for many people in the area who are looking to enhance their knowledge of business, start their own company or are looking to get into upper-level management,” Cyrus said, highlighting the impact the program will have for the community.

With the accelerated program, students will not need to complete prerequisite courses prior to beginning in August because they will be built into the program as a foundation course. The program is designed so that each course will have five weekend meetings — three onsite at the Paducah campus and two online. Lunch will be provided the Saturdays students meet in class. The tentative schedule will be published at a later date.

For more information about admission and financial aid for the MBA program, contact Cyrus at kcyrus@murraystate.edu. For more information about the courses, contact Muuka at nmuuka@murraystate.edu.

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