Boise State University is proud to announce that the inaugural class of graduates has earned their Bachelor of Business Administration in Management fully online. This first class of eleven students started their online degree program in August of 2017, and the majority traveled to the Boise State campus to celebrate commencement in the afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 11.
Graduates of the program are from Idaho and beyond. Due to the fully online nature of the program, students from Boise to Washington to New Jersey earned their bachelor’s degrees while staying engaged in their communities.
“The College of Business and Economics works very hard to provide access to a high-quality Boise State degree from wherever our students may live and work,” says interim dean of the College of Business and Economics Mark Bannister. “I’m proud to see what they’ve accomplished, pleased with the success of the program and excited about what the future holds for these promising new graduates.”
Of the graduating students, 100% are working adults, and 63% of the graduates have been out of high school for over ten years. The program is designed for students who want to build on prior college and professional experience in management and allows them to develop their skills to immediately apply concepts in their current workplace. This program is, “tailored for people like me who want to put their new-found knowledge to work right away,” said Jennie Oman, senior in the online management program.
“This is another Boise State University academic program that is extending its reach to every corner of Idaho and beyond,” said Mark Wheeler, Dean of Extended Studies. “Working adults, rural Idahoans and others can now choose from 46 different online degrees and certificates thanks to the Boise State faculty working to develop online programming.”
There are currently 159 students pursuing their management degree online. Another ten students are expected to graduate in August.