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Iona Introduces Shorter, More Affordable MBA and Other Innovative Programs

Iona continually strives to enhance the learning experience for our students. As a result, several programs have been revamped.

The MBA has been updated to a new, shorter, more affordable format that will launch in fall 2018. In the past, the MBA degree consisted of as many as 57 credits; the new MBA will require just 39 credits. Students can complete the program in 12 to 20 months, with flexible choices in core courses. The new MBA does not require a GMAT or GRE and is open to students with any bachelor’s degree. The MBA offers optional concentrations in management, financial management, healthcare management, human resource management, marketing, public accounting or information systems.

“This new format makes us more competitive with our peer schools and promises to be particularly attractive to potential students who are seeking an MBA while working full time,” stated Will Lamb, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business. Discounts are available for Iona alumni.

For more information on Iona’s MBA program, go to Iona.edu/MBA.

The MS in Finance will offer a new curriculum in fall 2018. Students will take 36 credits and have the flexibility to customize their plan of study to suit their needs.

The MS in Project Management has also undergone changes. Students will earn 30 credits and acquire the skills to plan, execute and manage projects of any type or size in any industry.

An Advanced Professional Certificate in Cyber Crime will be offered online in fall 2018.

Iona is developing a full-time graduate Occupational Therapy program. Occupational Therapy (OT) assists people to achieve function and meaningful participation in their daily activities despite physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral disorders. In January 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked OT #11 in its rating of the 100 Best Jobs. This year, Glassdoor rated OT #4 in its ratings of the 50 Best Jobs.

Iona will submit its candidacy application to the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) this summer. If candidacy is granted, the first class will begin in fall 2019.

The five-year combined MS in Teaching in Adolescent Education has been restructured so that students can earn their degrees with fewer credits and in less time.

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