DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU Cox) in Dallas, announced today that it is launching an online Master of Business Administration with Noodle Partners, the nation's fastest-growing higher education provider. The SMU Board of Trustees voted at its December meeting to unanimously approve the new Online MBA, which will help equip graduates to handle unstructured problems via data analytics, team building and experiential learning.
"Offering an Online MBA will help SMU Cox expand access to our one-of-a-kind institution; we are very excited to bring our data-centric ideology to a wider audience of business professionals," Cox School of Business Dean Matthew Myers said. "It's important to us to partner with the best tech providers to ultimately build an incredible program that matches our on-ground offerings. We are confident that Noodle Partners shares those goals and will help us achieve them."
"SMU Cox is a tremendously respected institution, both nationally and within the rich ecosystem of Texas schools," Noodle Partners CEO John Katzman said. "We are excited to add this well-known business school to our growing list of university partners, especially considering our shared emphasis on the importance of data analysis in business."
The top-50 business school anticipates that the new online program will prepare students to strategically and thoughtfully leverage data for problem-solving across a wide range of functional areas. The SMU Cox Online MBA program officially launched today and will focus on three Foundational Pillars: Leadership, Analytics, and Experiential Learning.
"Like all SMU Cox degree programs, the new Online MBA will focus on preparing students for the changing workforce and not just on providing skills to be job-ready today," Associate Dean for Executive Education and Graduate Programs Shane Goodwin said.
Unlike other online program providers, Noodle Partners does not take a share of student tuition or lock schools into long, multi-year contracts that can consume 70 percent of program resources for decades.
"We have a different approach that does not cannibalize precious education resources," said Katzman. "Instead, we work with our partners to design, build and launch programs that are unique to each school's needs and let the schools capture the rewards of their innovations and investments."
About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish. For more information, visit noodle-partners.com or follow us on Twitter @Noodle_Partners or LinkedIn.
About SMU Cox School of Business
The SMU Cox School of Business, established in 1920, is committed to influencing the way the world conducts business via prolific research that provokes innovation, change and global thought leadership. Cox faculty members strive to connect ground-breaking research to the classroom as well as the marketplace. The Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs including BBA, Full-Time MBA, Professional MBA (part-time) and Master's degree programs, as well as Executive Education. Consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools, SMU Cox maintains an active alumni network in more than 80 countries. SMU Cox is accredited by the AACSB.
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