WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE (March 6, 2023)— StraighterLine, creator of affordable, flexible and career-aligned postsecondary courses, has partnered with Ducere Global Business School to provide a pathway for students to lower the cost of earning their MBA degree and shorten their study time through online courses. The Global MBA program with Rome Business School – Delivered by Ducere Global Business School will now accept credits earned from four StraighterLine online courses including Organizational Behavior, Business Ethics, Accounting I, and Principles of Management. Entry into the 12-month Global MBA program requires either three years of management level work experience or a Bachelor's degree.
“We are excited to partner with Ducere Global Business School to provide students in the United States and around the world an opportunity to earn their MBA in a high quality, flexible and affordable way,” said Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer for StraighterLine. “There are many adult learners who have a wealth of business experience but have stopped out of college before completing their degree. Our partnership empowers learners to help them reach both their college and career goals.”
The Global MBA provides students with a global and diverse orientation to an applied business education emphasizing ethical decision making, diversity and inclusivity, business strategy, global marketplaces and audiences, transformational change, and business leadership. Throughout the course, students are given opportunities to explore the global issues and forces driving transformational change and develop innovative strategies and practices for modern organizations. Students will develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage and lead an inclusive, human-centered global workplace. Students will engage with leading faculty and global leaders with international expertise and backgrounds whilst benefiting from the flexibility of online delivery.
Students undertaking courses with Ducere Global Business School will have access to insights from over 250 global leaders and business innovators as part of the business curriculum. These insights are embedded throughout course content, bridging the gap between academic studies and practical, industry-relevant learning. Students studying the Global MBA will receive their accreditation from Rome Business School and Valencian International University.
Mat Jacobson, President and Founder of Ducere Global Business School, said, "The alignment of core mission -- breaking down barriers to achieving world class, affordable higher education, makes our collaboration with StraighterLine all the more rewarding. This relationship will directly impact large scale numbers of students to attain their dream of a university degree.”
One of the benefits of taking online courses through StraighterLine is the ability for students to work at their own pace with no homework deadlines, giving them the flexibility and the support they need to succeed. In addition, students who take courses through StraighterLine receive wraparound student support including free eTextbooks, live student support, and 24/7 free on-demand tutoring and writing help online.
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View a list of courses accepted at Rome Business School – Delivered by Ducere Global Business School.
About Dūcere Global Business School
Dūcere is a social enterprise delivering award-winning degrees in four continents in partnership with major accredited universities. Dūcere’s central mission is to create and deliver the world’s most industry-relevant and workplace integrated university qualifications.
StraighterLine is the leading provider of high-quality, affordable, online courses that help learners earn college credit and meet their professional goals. Each year, 150,000 learners take one of StraighterLine’s 215 courses to upskill into new careers or earn credit from over 2,000 colleges and universities worldwide. StraighterLine works with institutions and corporate partners to provide their students and employees with flexible education options that allow them to work and learn at their own pace.
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