OHIO College of Business Program Overview

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Good afternoon and thank you everyone

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for joining us for Ohio University’s

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online webinar today today you all are

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in for a special treat we’re going to

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discuss the online masters College of

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Business programs and you’ll have the

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opportunity to hear directly from our

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program directors for today’s agenda I

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will introduce to you each one of our

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program directors and professors for our

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online MBA our business analytics and

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accountancy programs each one of our

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speakers will give an overview of their

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program and highlight some of the unique

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key points of that degree program we’ll

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also cover the requirements of each

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master’s degree and application

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checklist at the end of the presentation

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we will have a Q&A session so please be

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sure to utilize the Q&A box and type in

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your questions we will try to answer as

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many questions as time permits however

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feel free after the presentation to

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reach out to your enrollment advisors

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for any additional questions that you

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may have so what online master’s program

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from our College of Business suite is

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right for you we want you to ask

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yourself this question while you listen

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closely during our webinar presentation

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today as each of the program directors

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and professors from the online MBA the

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business analytics and accountancy

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programs give you that detailed

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information and then we hope I’d be

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ended the presentation that you would

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have an answer for yourself as to which

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program is right for you

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so we’ll start off with our online

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masters and business administration

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program I’d like to welcome both our

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financial and Operations Officer of

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graduate and professional programs Jill

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rice as well as our director and

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associate professor of business

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analytics doctor still young welcome

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good afternoon everybody my name is bill

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young and as you said I’m the director

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of there

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our online MBA program I’ve been the

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director for about seven years so I’ve

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seen the program grow tremendously since

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the start of the program on a personal

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note I’m a professor of business

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analytics I’ve been with the college a

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number of years I’m an associate

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professor and basically everything that

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I teach our research revolves around

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predictive and prescriptive analytics

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and the applications there was in

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business education and healthcare and

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you know all sorts of research and

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teaching avenues as far as our MBA

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program I definitely want to thank

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everybody too that took the time out of

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their schedules today or later going to

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watch the recording of this webinar but

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in terms of our MBA I just want to give

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you a you know an overview of what we

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offer here at the College of Business at

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Ohio University the MBA program starts

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out with a set of core courses that

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you’ll take and if you browse our

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website you can see more thorough

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descriptions of those core courses but

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it is really a generalist approach to

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the MBA path so for example the first

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four semesters that you’ll take with us

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you’ll be taking courses that ranges

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range from traditional finance

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accounting data analytics OB HR and then

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you’ll get into more domain specific

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topics such as operations and supply

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chain management strategic use of

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information technology and systems and

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then other courses that are surrounded

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with marketing and sales and things like

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that and if you look at the demand for

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an MBA it’s ever-changing in the

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workplace and what we’ve determined

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through our research and our ongoing

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efforts to improve the program is that

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you know working professionals need more

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specific skills these days and that’s

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why we have eight different

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concentrations and you can read those

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concentrations on the slide in front of

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you but we have executive management

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finance healthcare business analytics

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operations and supply chain management

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accounting and strategic use our

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sorry strategic selling and sales

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leadership and business venturing and

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entrepreneurship each of those

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concentrations are three courses

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so essentially upon the nine core

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courses and the three concentration

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courses that will comprise the

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requirements of of our degree completion

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requirements for the NBA each of our

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courses are seven weeks so in a given

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semester we break the term up into two

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parts term a is the first part which is

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the first seven weeks of the semester

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the second part Part B is the last seven

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weeks of the semester we find this

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strategy very helpful for working

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professionals like you because simply

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put you can focus on one course at a

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time rather than competing due dates for

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assignments and sort of competing with

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time that you have available in multiple

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classes you can dedicate yourself to one

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class at a time and it’s really worked

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well happy to say that we are

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consistently ranked in US News and World

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Report Forbes Bloomberg poets and quants

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and a lot of other media sites and

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informational sites out there when

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rating the you know MBA programs in the

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nation so we’re happy to say that we’re

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always interested to know where we place

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every year as far as our faculty go I

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can tell you that 80 80 % or more at a

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given time our faculty teaching the

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course who have terminal degrees so

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you’re not being taught by a TA some of

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the other programs that we have

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researched a benchmark are led by a

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faculty who has a terminal degree but

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they’re not necessarily the people that

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you’re interfacing with in our program

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that’s a different JQ factor because

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you’re speaking directly to and being

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taught by those terminal degree faculty

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and if they’re not terminal degree with

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a PhD JD and others they’re

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professionally qualified people so think

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of the CPAs of the world teaching

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accounting um we’ll see maybe Jill okay

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a concentration well okay

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yeah bunch of it so sorry I got a little

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sidetracked there I was in a zone for a

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second

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but maybe we can talk a little bit about

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the leadership development program

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because that’s that’s another

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differentiating factor and before I pass

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it off I will say another

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differentiating factor is our price

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point of what our program cost and we’ll

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get into a little bit more about that

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I’m sure later but Jo can you tell us a

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little bit more about our leadership

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development program sure I’d be happy to

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and actually this particular point that

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I’m going to talk about applies across

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all of the programs that you’ll hear

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about today so whether you choose the

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MBA the Masters in Business Analytics or

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the masters of Accountancy you would

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have the opportunity to take place in

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our leadership development program which

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is like Bill said definitely one of the

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we feel like one of the biggest

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differentiators for our programs but the

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leadership development program is

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something that we offer where students

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come to campus twice a year so you can

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come to up to three when you’re in the

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program and they’re offered every April

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and every August you would be required

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to come to one but again your tuition

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and fees covers your participation in up

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to three of those and we bring in

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speakers top speakers from the industry

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that come in and facilitate keynote

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sessions on leadership and then we have

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breakout sessions that are for each

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concentration within all of our programs

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and then also just opportunities for you

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to network with the faculty meet the

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faculty that you’re working with network

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with other students see the campus that

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you’re a part of because once you become

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a bobcat you’re always Avadh cat so we

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like to bring to our students to campus

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so that they’ve really feel connected

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and you’re not just in an online program

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you’re a part of this campus and we want

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to see you and meet you and have the

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opportunity to work with you okay I do

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actually want to mention now that I had

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a second to collect my thoughts about

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some key differentiating factors that

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I’ve already mentioned and some maybe

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that I haven’t you know when I look at

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our MBA you know it’s strong and that’s

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well received by working professionals I

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mentioned the cost point

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that our program offers like I said

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we’re we’re consistently ranked in US

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News and World Report about our value

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that we provide where AACSB accredited

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which is something that I encourage you

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guys to look at and when you’re doing

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your comparisons amongst other schools

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make sure that they have an AACSB

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accreditation we do for both our

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undergrad and grad programs our

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flexibility is key I think the unique

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selling point of those seven-week

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classes at the time is nice we also

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don’t necessarily encourage you to step

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out of the program but if you need to

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that’s something that we’re capable of

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dealing with and getting you back on

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board when you can we we know you’re

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working professionals we know you’re

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adults we know you have responsibilities

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both at work at home and in you know

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sort of the classroom as well so we’re

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very comfortable with that as far as our

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concentrations go we figure we feel that

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we offer a good diverse set of really

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important business skills to develop you

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know especially their emerging ones and

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analytics operations selling

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entrepreneurship and other traditional

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MBA topics and I think you know I’d be

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remiss to say our strength is our our

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faculty and staff and everybody that

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works in the program we’re very

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dedicated and care deeply about our

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success and we really work tirelessly to

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do everything we can do to make sure

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this is you know the best program that

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we can possibly put together we have

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faculty working with learning designers

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with content that’s structuring content

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for the adult learner we have staff

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working with you making sure you have

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enough information the right information

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at the right time for you to proceed

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through the program smoothly so all that

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said I encourage you to look at our

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program seriously and and like I said

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earlier compared to other programs who

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are AACSB accredited their price

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point where we come in around

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35-thousand is actually ranked like I

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said consistently amongst the best value

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that you can obtain awesome thank you

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both for that valuable information so

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now I want to cover with you the

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requirements and the application

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checklist for our online MBA program in

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order to be considered for admission to

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the program it is recommended that all

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applicants have a conferred and

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accredited bachelor’s degree or higher

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with at least the 3.0 GPA since our

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program is meant for those in the

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industry we also require a minimum of

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two to five years of professional

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progressive work experience please note

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that our program does not require the

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GMAT or GRE scores and the program will

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not accept any transfer credits if you

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are uncertain if you meet any of these

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program requirements please reach out to

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your enrollment advisor for assistance

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now once you have met the requirements

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and you’re ready to apply to complete an

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online application you’ll need to

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provide us with transcripts from each

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institution that you have attended this

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is very important if you have transfer

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credits and if you attended more than

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one institution will need a separate

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transcript showing that information we

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also require a current updated resume or

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current cover less cover letter three

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letters of recommendation with at least

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one coming from your current supervisor

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or manager and the other two from other

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professional references also a personal

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goal statement now with this personal

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goal statement we’re looking for you to

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explain your career objectives as well

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as your interest in the program the

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online application fee is $50 now an

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important topic when selecting any

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graduate degree option is always tuition

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on the online solutions cost per credit

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hour is one thousand four dollars for

0:13:13.510,0:13:19.569
Ohio residents and one thousand twenty

0:13:16.690,0:13:20.920
three dollars for non Ohio residents the

0:13:19.569,0:13:24.339
MBA program consists

0:13:20.920,0:13:26.980
35 credits so your total cost as an Ohio

0:13:24.339,0:13:29.230
resident is thirty-five thousand nine

0:13:26.980,0:13:31.180
hundred and eighty dollars and a non

0:13:29.230,0:13:33.160
Ohio resident would be thirty six

0:13:31.180,0:13:40.750
thousand six hundred and forty five

0:13:33.160,0:13:43.589
dollars now let’s move into our online

0:13:40.750,0:13:47.110
masters in business analytics program

0:13:43.589,0:13:49.389
we’re going to jump back to dr. Young

0:13:47.110,0:13:52.000
who will share some insights and program

0:13:49.389,0:13:54.370
details on what our online master’s in

0:13:52.000,0:13:56.699
business analytics program makes it

0:13:54.370,0:14:00.850
unique dr. young

0:13:56.699,0:14:03.010
certainly so I am the program director

0:14:00.850,0:14:05.279
for both of our programs and there’s a

0:14:03.010,0:14:07.870
lot of synergy between the two so

0:14:05.279,0:14:10.389
oftentimes we get the question you know

0:14:07.870,0:14:13.180
why would I choose one program or the

0:14:10.389,0:14:16.029
other and you know when I look at the

0:14:13.180,0:14:18.339
the differences between the program you

0:14:16.029,0:14:22.000
know one is going to be more centered

0:14:18.339,0:14:23.649
upon an overall breadth of business so

0:14:22.000,0:14:26.050
if you’re coming from an engineering

0:14:23.649,0:14:28.540
background let’s say or something other

0:14:26.050,0:14:30.760
than business you’re going to be exposed

0:14:28.540,0:14:33.760
to you know a lot of our traditional

0:14:30.760,0:14:36.790
business executive management type of

0:14:33.760,0:14:39.390
courses that you’re going to build

0:14:36.790,0:14:41.949
leadership skills you’re going to know

0:14:39.390,0:14:44.800
certain things that go on and how to

0:14:41.949,0:14:47.079
manage certain things that go on and a

0:14:44.800,0:14:49.720
corporation and an environment like that

0:14:47.079,0:14:52.449
so it’s very much our MBA is centered

0:14:49.720,0:14:55.630
around leadership so think of the ethics

0:14:52.449,0:14:57.910
courses the organizational behavior

0:14:55.630,0:15:00.160
courses the change management courses

0:14:57.910,0:15:01.690
that you would take certainly there’s

0:15:00.160,0:15:05.199
courses that are traditional like

0:15:01.690,0:15:08.350
business analytics being one finance

0:15:05.199,0:15:11.740
accounting and some others like

0:15:08.350,0:15:13.810
operations management and when you do

0:15:11.740,0:15:16.540
take the online MBA and when you do take

0:15:13.810,0:15:19.480
a concentration of business analytics

0:15:16.540,0:15:23.199
analytics you’re getting a flavor of the

0:15:19.480,0:15:25.029
major topics within analytics certainly

0:15:23.199,0:15:27.310
with the exposure of those traditional

0:15:25.029,0:15:29.620
business concepts so you’re going to

0:15:27.310,0:15:31.149
have a good overall experience you know

0:15:29.620,0:15:33.610
with those 3 courses those are the

0:15:31.149,0:15:34.209
primary courses but if you really want

0:15:33.610,0:15:37.300
to

0:15:34.209,0:15:40.480
to develop a deeper understanding and a

0:15:37.300,0:15:41.769
deeper skillset certainly for analytics

0:15:40.480,0:15:43.149
you’re going to you’re going to want to

0:15:41.769,0:15:46.149
explore the Masters of Business

0:15:43.149,0:15:47.860
Analytics program that we offer as I

0:15:46.149,0:15:50.709
said there are some synergies between

0:15:47.860,0:15:54.160
the two we do offer some of the courses

0:15:50.709,0:15:58.420
that we offer in the MBA into the Oh MBA

0:15:54.160,0:16:00.550
n program and some of those are in fact

0:15:58.420,0:16:02.319
centered on leadership and strategic use

0:16:00.550,0:16:03.429
of both analytics and information

0:16:02.319,0:16:05.379
systems

0:16:03.429,0:16:07.449
you know we collect data we have to

0:16:05.379,0:16:10.059
understand some of the strategies of

0:16:07.449,0:16:13.269
limitations the benefits of those

0:16:10.059,0:16:16.709
systems the primary primarily our

0:16:13.269,0:16:19.420
curriculum is focused on the data driven

0:16:16.709,0:16:21.939
methodologies and applications of those

0:16:19.420,0:16:24.339
methodologies that one would learn in a

0:16:21.939,0:16:26.769
program like this to apply it to solve

0:16:24.339,0:16:30.579
business problems real-world business

0:16:26.769,0:16:34.389
problems so our courses are set up in a

0:16:30.579,0:16:36.519
way that will take a student that maybe

0:16:34.389,0:16:39.519
has never even considered an analytics

0:16:36.519,0:16:42.610
program before and at the very least has

0:16:39.519,0:16:45.610
never well let’s just put it this way

0:16:42.610,0:16:47.170
has much experience in analytics we our

0:16:45.610,0:16:49.509
program is designed to take students

0:16:47.170,0:16:52.209
like that and ease them into the program

0:16:49.509,0:16:56.499
and gradually over the course of five

0:16:52.209,0:16:58.990
semesters build up our skills and build

0:16:56.499,0:17:03.939
up your confidence in and applying and

0:16:58.990,0:17:06.309
using analytic capabilities so the major

0:17:03.939,0:17:09.669
pillar pillars of analytics certainly

0:17:06.309,0:17:11.829
revolve around descriptive so telling us

0:17:09.669,0:17:14.289
what the data looks like making stories

0:17:11.829,0:17:15.720
around the data summarizing data and

0:17:14.289,0:17:18.399
building reports in other words

0:17:15.720,0:17:20.919
predictive analytics taking historic

0:17:18.399,0:17:23.110
data building models and applying those

0:17:20.919,0:17:27.510
models to predict some sort of future

0:17:23.110,0:17:30.309
outcome or to look at applying models to

0:17:27.510,0:17:33.159
understand certain demographics and how

0:17:30.309,0:17:35.950
those inputs if you will ultimately

0:17:33.159,0:17:37.840
affect models that we create could be

0:17:35.950,0:17:42.580
centered around marketing initiatives

0:17:37.840,0:17:44.679
who is likely to by what and why all the

0:17:42.580,0:17:47.740
way up to prescriptive analytics which

0:17:44.679,0:17:50.770
is that on delivering a

0:17:47.740,0:17:52.440
if you will dedicated a delivered and

0:17:50.770,0:17:55.540
mathematically driven if you will

0:17:52.440,0:17:58.780
solution to business problems so think

0:17:55.540,0:18:01.390
optimization and other topic sets are

0:17:58.780,0:18:04.870
surrounded with dealing with uncertain

0:18:01.390,0:18:07.570
information because as you know the

0:18:04.870,0:18:10.540
world is kind of chaotic and there are a

0:18:07.570,0:18:12.970
lot of unknown decisions and information

0:18:10.540,0:18:16.390
at times that we need to make these

0:18:12.970,0:18:18.610
decisions so that’s these are definitely

0:18:16.390,0:18:20.890
the three pillars and I would be remiss

0:18:18.610,0:18:24.010
by not saying that the other pillar if

0:18:20.890,0:18:26.110
you will is information systems so we

0:18:24.010,0:18:29.080
will start by analyzing small data sets

0:18:26.110,0:18:32.230
we will gradually increase that size and

0:18:29.080,0:18:36.240
certainly in today’s age there’s an

0:18:32.230,0:18:39.520
abundant need for being able to analyze

0:18:36.240,0:18:42.130
large data sets so you will get to a

0:18:39.520,0:18:46.840
point where you will start to learn how

0:18:42.130,0:18:48.750
to how to essentially manage databases

0:18:46.840,0:18:51.160
from a structured and unstructured

0:18:48.750,0:18:53.380
manner and what I mean by that is

0:18:51.160,0:18:56.830
sometimes data is nicely formatted

0:18:53.380,0:18:59.110
sometimes it’s not think of Twitter and

0:18:56.830,0:19:01.990
and the open and different text

0:18:59.110,0:19:03.970
analytics it’s unstructured in nature so

0:19:01.990,0:19:06.970
we have to figure out ways to deal with

0:19:03.970,0:19:10.300
that and to deliver insight from that

0:19:06.970,0:19:14.460
data so you will go through the whole

0:19:10.300,0:19:20.020
gamut if you will from very small

0:19:14.460,0:19:21.960
analyses to very I would say complex but

0:19:20.020,0:19:25.360
in a good way that you’re adding value

0:19:21.960,0:19:27.429
to your organization because these

0:19:25.360,0:19:30.130
deeper skills are definitely needed we

0:19:27.429,0:19:31.780
also feature software that is demanded

0:19:30.130,0:19:35.860
by business so you will definitely get

0:19:31.780,0:19:39.010
an exposure to some of the foundational

0:19:35.860,0:19:41.440
software’s like Excel moving on to

0:19:39.010,0:19:44.530
add-ins to excel to do optimization or

0:19:41.440,0:19:47.830
some preliminary data analysis all the

0:19:44.530,0:19:50.380
way to our and tableau and Python and

0:19:47.830,0:19:53.920
Microsoft sequel server so things like

0:19:50.380,0:19:56.380
MySQL and things like that so we

0:19:53.920,0:19:59.410
definitely focus the curriculum in a in

0:19:56.380,0:20:00.970
an applied manner that uses the

0:19:59.410,0:20:03.280
technology that is the

0:20:00.970,0:20:05.230
ended by business a day and if you’ve

0:20:03.280,0:20:08.140
looked into analytics at all you will

0:20:05.230,0:20:10.539
know that several consulting agencies

0:20:08.140,0:20:13.570
have stressed that there’s millions of

0:20:10.539,0:20:16.830
jobs nationwide over the next few years

0:20:13.570,0:20:19.770
that will go in for unfilled because

0:20:16.830,0:20:22.750
simply put higher education is not

0:20:19.770,0:20:26.169
delivering enough graduates to fulfill

0:20:22.750,0:20:28.840
the demand of those positions so those

0:20:26.169,0:20:30.789
positions are coming from you know

0:20:28.840,0:20:33.640
entry-level positions

0:20:30.789,0:20:37.360
mid-level positions and upper upper

0:20:33.640,0:20:40.120
level positions so you know take a look

0:20:37.360,0:20:42.070
at the job market the number of jobs are

0:20:40.120,0:20:44.650
exploding so if you’re a sort of a

0:20:42.070,0:20:46.030
career changer you know this is a great

0:20:44.650,0:20:49.809
thing to pick up if you’re a career

0:20:46.030,0:20:58.059
enhancer this is a great choice for you

0:20:49.809,0:21:02.200
as well awesome thank you again dr.

0:20:58.059,0:21:03.700
young so now just to cover some

0:21:02.200,0:21:06.010
requirements for the business analyst

0:21:03.700,0:21:09.309
program basically the application

0:21:06.010,0:21:11.470
checklist as far as the GPA and your

0:21:09.309,0:21:13.900
undergraduate degree that information is

0:21:11.470,0:21:15.940
not going to change but what we want to

0:21:13.900,0:21:18.490
mention here as far as the personal goal

0:21:15.940,0:21:21.820
statement is that you do want to mention

0:21:18.490,0:21:24.250
those soft and technical skills that may

0:21:21.820,0:21:25.840
have an impact on you applying for the

0:21:24.250,0:21:27.100
Masters of Business Analytics program

0:21:25.840,0:21:29.710
because we’re going to want to see a

0:21:27.100,0:21:32.020
little bit more of you know why you’re

0:21:29.710,0:21:34.120
interested in this program outside of

0:21:32.020,0:21:37.059
the MBA with a concentration in

0:21:34.120,0:21:39.190
analytics pretty much that’s the only

0:21:37.059,0:21:42.580
change there as far as the cost to the

0:21:39.190,0:21:45.039
program for the analytics not too far

0:21:42.580,0:21:47.470
off from the MBA program if you’re in

0:21:45.039,0:21:49.179
Ohio resident you’re looking at one

0:21:47.470,0:21:52.000
thousand one hundred and seventy five

0:21:49.179,0:21:54.190
dollars per credit hour that will bring

0:21:52.000,0:21:56.620
your total cost to thirty five thousand

0:21:54.190,0:21:59.049
two hundred and fifty dollars and if

0:21:56.620,0:22:01.390
you’re a non Ohio resident you’ll be

0:21:59.049,0:22:03.640
looking at the per credit hour cost of

0:22:01.390,0:22:06.400
one thousand one hundred and ninety four

0:22:03.640,0:22:07.990
dollars in total cost of thirty five

0:22:06.400,0:22:10.210
thousand eight hundred and twenty

0:22:07.990,0:22:12.190
dollars with the master’s in business

0:22:10.210,0:22:13.309
analytics program you’re focusing on a

0:22:12.190,0:22:16.940
total of thirty

0:22:13.309,0:22:19.009
credits over 11 courses so that’s the

0:22:16.940,0:22:26.090
difference there as far as cost and

0:22:19.009,0:22:27.919
credit hour now last but not least we

0:22:26.090,0:22:30.620
also want to share with you insights

0:22:27.919,0:22:33.379
about our online masters in accountancy

0:22:30.620,0:22:36.169
program so we have here with us today a

0:22:33.379,0:22:42.529
professor of the program dr. Jennifer

0:22:36.169,0:22:44.539
Stephens welcome dr. Jennifer hi my name

0:22:42.529,0:22:47.090
is Jennifer Stevens and I am a professor

0:22:44.539,0:22:49.580
in the master of Accountancy program I

0:22:47.090,0:22:53.210
have an undergraduate a masters and a

0:22:49.580,0:22:56.299
PhD in accounting prior to going back to

0:22:53.210,0:22:58.220
get a PhD I worked for a big for public

0:22:56.299,0:22:59.929
accounting firm Ernst and Young at the

0:22:58.220,0:23:02.360
time now they’ve rebranded themselves to

0:22:59.929,0:23:05.299
ey and I worked in a fraud in forensics

0:23:02.360,0:23:07.309
group I also then worked at a smaller

0:23:05.299,0:23:09.019
boutique consulting firm Alvarez and

0:23:07.309,0:23:11.059
Marcelo they primarily do bankruptcy

0:23:09.019,0:23:12.919
turnaround work and then I briefly

0:23:11.059,0:23:13.970
worked for a company called curse and

0:23:12.919,0:23:16.129
Lerman group and I believe they’ve

0:23:13.970,0:23:17.600
rebranded themselves to GLG they provide

0:23:16.129,0:23:20.029
market research to the buy-side

0:23:17.600,0:23:22.639
investment analysts hedge funds private

0:23:20.029,0:23:24.769
equity etc so I’m really excited to talk

0:23:22.639,0:23:27.740
to you about Ohio University’s new

0:23:24.769,0:23:28.759
masters of Accountancy program so first

0:23:27.740,0:23:31.399
of all I would like to pose the question

0:23:28.759,0:23:33.440
why accounting I’m going to give you two

0:23:31.399,0:23:35.720
reasons accountants are information

0:23:33.440,0:23:37.759
specialists the problem of the 20th

0:23:35.720,0:23:40.190
century was lack of data and the problem

0:23:37.759,0:23:42.820
of the 21st century is too much data

0:23:40.190,0:23:45.230
accountants turn data into information

0:23:42.820,0:23:47.210
we help answer the questions what

0:23:45.230,0:23:49.549
questions should we be asking what data

0:23:47.210,0:23:51.860
is useful to answer that question where

0:23:49.549,0:23:54.169
is that data how can we turn that data

0:23:51.860,0:23:55.879
into information useful for decision

0:23:54.169,0:23:57.470
making and what is that information

0:23:55.879,0:24:00.590
telling us as it relates to business

0:23:57.470,0:24:02.659
operations and strategy the second

0:24:00.590,0:24:05.090
reason is accountants have a solid base

0:24:02.659,0:24:07.159
in general business knowledge because

0:24:05.090,0:24:09.350
all aspects of the business run through

0:24:07.159,0:24:10.610
the accounting system employers know

0:24:09.350,0:24:12.649
that those with an accounting background

0:24:10.610,0:24:15.080
have a strong understanding of the

0:24:12.649,0:24:17.059
business in general that they also hold

0:24:15.080,0:24:19.970
the quantitative skills necessary for

0:24:17.059,0:24:22.009
upper level of decision making the

0:24:19.970,0:24:24.200
masters of Accountancy really builds

0:24:22.009,0:24:26.570
these quantitative skills and focuses on

0:24:24.200,0:24:28.159
information and decision making

0:24:26.570,0:24:29.630
these qualities will make those with a

0:24:28.159,0:24:31.490
master’s it becomes the especially

0:24:29.630,0:24:33.019
attractive to employers not only for

0:24:31.490,0:24:34.340
tounging positions but also for

0:24:33.019,0:24:36.980
positions in many other business

0:24:34.340,0:24:39.380
specialties this advanced degree could

0:24:36.980,0:24:41.120
really help open doors and diversify

0:24:39.380,0:24:43.399
your job options within your current

0:24:41.120,0:24:45.139
learner or it could present new

0:24:43.399,0:24:47.570
employment opportunities perhaps with

0:24:45.139,0:24:49.429
the big four accounting firm various

0:24:47.570,0:24:52.759
other consulting firms or other

0:24:49.429,0:24:54.620
corporate employers of course a CPA

0:24:52.759,0:24:56.389
credential would make the applicant even

0:24:54.620,0:24:58.610
more attractive to potential employers

0:24:56.389,0:25:00.110
and a masters in accountancy degree is

0:24:58.610,0:25:04.129
the most effective and efficient path

0:25:00.110,0:25:06.769
the meeting CPA requirements so let me

0:25:04.129,0:25:08.419
talk specifically about our program our

0:25:06.769,0:25:10.429
program is designed to go beyond

0:25:08.419,0:25:12.679
foundational principles and only build

0:25:10.429,0:25:14.480
leadership mindset while advancing a

0:25:12.679,0:25:16.340
student’s analytical strategic and

0:25:14.480,0:25:19.129
critical thinking skills in accounting

0:25:16.340,0:25:21.169
in order to do this we have specifically

0:25:19.129,0:25:23.750
incorporated a three course sequence in

0:25:21.169,0:25:25.669
data analytics you’ll also take classes

0:25:23.750,0:25:28.220
in advanced auditing and a general

0:25:25.669,0:25:30.620
accounting tax research ethics and fraud

0:25:28.220,0:25:32.590
in forensics we’ve also designed our

0:25:30.620,0:25:34.730
program around a case based curriculum

0:25:32.590,0:25:37.129
aligned with today’s industry-leading

0:25:34.730,0:25:38.929
best practices the program can be

0:25:37.129,0:25:41.509
completed inside the seven semesters

0:25:38.929,0:25:43.340
depending on your background we’ll work

0:25:41.509,0:25:45.710
with you to design a program that best

0:25:43.340,0:25:47.269
suits your prior preparation so for

0:25:45.710,0:25:48.620
those with an undergraduate degree in

0:25:47.269,0:25:51.350
accounting you could complete the degree

0:25:48.620,0:25:53.090
in five semesters and for those with an

0:25:51.350,0:25:54.559
undergraduate degree in business other

0:25:53.090,0:25:57.110
than accounting you could complete the

0:25:54.559,0:25:58.730
program in seven semesters if you don’t

0:25:57.110,0:26:01.250
have an undergraduate degree in business

0:25:58.730,0:26:03.049
we’d work with you to incorporate a few

0:26:01.250,0:26:06.559
additional additional courses into the

0:26:03.049,0:26:08.809
program or you could choose to complete

0:26:06.559,0:26:10.789
the MBA with a concentration in

0:26:08.809,0:26:12.379
accounting and then add on a few

0:26:10.789,0:26:14.720
additional accounting electives if you

0:26:12.379,0:26:16.820
were interested in pursuing the CPA of

0:26:14.720,0:26:18.889
course our master of accountancy will

0:26:16.820,0:26:20.000
help you fulfill those CPA requirements

0:26:18.889,0:26:22.250
for those that are interested in

0:26:20.000,0:26:23.929
pursuing a CPA but I want to stress that

0:26:22.250,0:26:25.820
the program has much higher level

0:26:23.929,0:26:28.610
learning objectives and we’re not solely

0:26:25.820,0:26:31.120
focused on CPA preparation we’re focused

0:26:28.610,0:26:33.679
on information and decision making and

0:26:31.120,0:26:35.299
of course we also offer our students the

0:26:33.679,0:26:37.070
opportunity to attend a leadership

0:26:35.299,0:26:37.690
development workshop for weekends here

0:26:37.070,0:26:40.720
in asset

0:26:37.690,0:26:42.190
so I’m happy to take any question and I

0:26:40.720,0:26:49.299
think that’s kind of an overview of our

0:26:42.190,0:26:52.450
program awesome thank you again dr.

0:26:49.299,0:26:55.570
Jennifer so as she mentioned questions

0:26:52.450,0:26:57.820
we will have a Q&A session at the end of

0:26:55.570,0:27:00.100
the presentation so please be sure to

0:26:57.820,0:27:01.990
utilize the Q&A box throughout the

0:27:00.100,0:27:05.230
presentation and we will cover as many

0:27:01.990,0:27:08.049
questions as time permits so just like

0:27:05.230,0:27:10.240
the masters in business analytics as

0:27:08.049,0:27:13.000
well as the MBA program the requirements

0:27:10.240,0:27:14.950
here for the accountancy program or

0:27:13.000,0:27:18.039
somewhat the same as far as the

0:27:14.950,0:27:20.320
undergrad GPA in the application

0:27:18.039,0:27:23.590
checklist one thing to point out however

0:27:20.320,0:27:25.539
as dr. Jennifer mentioned we do have two

0:27:23.590,0:27:28.840
different types of students for this

0:27:25.539,0:27:30.879
program so you’ll find that the non

0:27:28.840,0:27:34.000
bridge students those that are career

0:27:30.879,0:27:36.399
enhancers those that have a bachelor’s

0:27:34.000,0:27:39.580
degree in accounting they would be

0:27:36.399,0:27:43.210
required to take a total of 10 courses

0:27:39.580,0:27:45.340
that equal out to 30 credits so if

0:27:43.210,0:27:47.409
you’re in state resident your cost would

0:27:45.340,0:27:49.570
be one thousand one hundred and seventy

0:27:47.409,0:27:51.460
five dollars per credit so if you’re

0:27:49.570,0:27:53.679
Korean hanser you’re total cost would be

0:27:51.460,0:27:56.200
thirty-five thousand two hundred and

0:27:53.679,0:27:57.970
fifty dollars for in-state in a total of

0:27:56.200,0:28:00.669
thirty five thousand eight hundred and

0:27:57.970,0:28:03.129
twenty dollars for odd States and then

0:28:00.669,0:28:05.799
we have the other career track if your

0:28:03.129,0:28:07.690
career changer we refer to you as a

0:28:05.799,0:28:10.509
bridge student meaning that you do have

0:28:07.690,0:28:12.789
to take four bridge courses before

0:28:10.509,0:28:14.950
jumping into the core curriculum of the

0:28:12.789,0:28:18.070
program so you’re looking at a total of

0:28:14.950,0:28:20.039
fourteen courses to equal about forty

0:28:18.070,0:28:22.059
two credit hours so these are

0:28:20.039,0:28:24.340
individuals that have a bachelor’s

0:28:22.059,0:28:27.820
degree in business outside of accounting

0:28:24.340,0:28:30.639
or a business related field now for more

0:28:27.820,0:28:32.590
specifics on what we refer to as a

0:28:30.639,0:28:34.419
business related field please feel free

0:28:32.590,0:28:37.899
to reach out to your enrollment advisor

0:28:34.419,0:28:39.759
for further information now the cost of

0:28:37.899,0:28:41.289
course will be a little more because you

0:28:39.759,0:28:44.200
do have to take the four additional

0:28:41.289,0:28:46.570
courses for Ohio residents your total

0:28:44.200,0:28:48.820
cost would be forty-nine thousand three

0:28:46.570,0:28:50.290
hundred and fifty dollars and for non

0:28:48.820,0:28:52.810
Ohio residents your

0:28:50.290,0:28:58.900
would be fifty thousand one hundred and

0:28:52.810,0:29:00.730
forty eight dollars so now ladies and

0:28:58.900,0:29:03.370
gentlemen we have come through our QA

0:29:00.730,0:29:05.770
section of the presentation again please

0:29:03.370,0:29:07.720
be sure to utilize the Q&A box to type

0:29:05.770,0:29:10.690
in your questions and we will answer as

0:29:07.720,0:29:13.750
many questions as time permits remember

0:29:10.690,0:29:16.690
that your online MBA program you can

0:29:13.750,0:29:18.280
specialize in either one of Business

0:29:16.690,0:29:20.560
Analytics concentration or the

0:29:18.280,0:29:22.330
accountancy concentration if you’re a

0:29:20.560,0:29:25.030
little torn between the two programs

0:29:22.330,0:29:26.950
alone however if you’re still trying to

0:29:25.030,0:29:29.500
determine the better option for your

0:29:26.950,0:29:32.290
needs after this webinar we do encourage

0:29:29.500,0:29:35.020
that you review our website for similar

0:29:32.290,0:29:37.540
program and concentration information as

0:29:35.020,0:29:39.790
well as other webinars that we have

0:29:37.540,0:29:42.370
conducted for a better understanding of

0:29:39.790,0:29:45.100
each my name is Brittany Smith I’m an

0:29:42.370,0:29:47.200
enrollment advisor I will be answering

0:29:45.100,0:29:49.030
most of the questions that I see come

0:29:47.200,0:29:51.220
through today if I’m not able to answer

0:29:49.030,0:29:53.110
the question I will pose them to our

0:29:51.220,0:29:55.780
program directors and professors and

0:29:53.110,0:29:58.180
again reach out to your prospective

0:29:55.780,0:30:01.030
enrollment advisor if your question was

0:29:58.180,0:30:05.290
not able to be answered on our webinar

0:30:01.030,0:30:07.120
today so our first question here comes

0:30:05.290,0:30:10.360
from our audience

0:30:07.120,0:30:13.150
do you have scholarships in our program

0:30:10.360,0:30:15.730
for any of the programs that we discuss

0:30:13.150,0:30:18.190
today unfortunately we do not offer any

0:30:15.730,0:30:21.130
scholarships however we do accept

0:30:18.190,0:30:24.130
financial aid if you qualify you’ll go

0:30:21.130,0:30:26.590
online resolve the FAFSA we also accept

0:30:24.130,0:30:29.770
any tuition assistance programs from

0:30:26.590,0:30:32.440
your employers and if you are military

0:30:29.770,0:30:34.780
active or veteran we do have a Veteran

0:30:32.440,0:30:36.880
Affairs office that will work with you

0:30:34.780,0:30:40.900
on any paperwork as far as the tuition

0:30:36.880,0:30:44.380
cost for the program as well our next

0:30:40.900,0:30:48.130
question is in regards to the LDP

0:30:44.380,0:30:50.500
workshop this question is travel covered

0:30:48.130,0:30:54.430
for the leadership development workshops

0:30:50.500,0:30:57.970
and how many are there

0:30:54.430,0:31:00.160
so I can answer that question travel

0:30:57.970,0:31:01.600
unfortunately is not covered for the

0:31:00.160,0:31:04.690
leadership development work

0:31:01.600,0:31:08.020
weekends we do cover most of your meal

0:31:04.690,0:31:09.460
plans as well as your room and board

0:31:08.020,0:31:12.760
your hotel stay

0:31:09.460,0:31:15.309
however travel will be the expense that

0:31:12.760,0:31:17.890
you would need to cover on we offer

0:31:15.309,0:31:19.840
three leadership development workshop

0:31:17.890,0:31:22.210
weekends in the program however we

0:31:19.840,0:31:23.950
require that you only attend one the

0:31:22.210,0:31:26.080
other two are optional what we do

0:31:23.950,0:31:27.850
strongly encourage that you attend the

0:31:26.080,0:31:29.890
other two because if you do you meet

0:31:27.850,0:31:32.080
other students outside of your cohort

0:31:29.890,0:31:41.320
that are also in your prospective

0:31:32.080,0:31:44.740
program um let’s see here I have a

0:31:41.320,0:31:47.080
question for the MBA directors the

0:31:44.740,0:31:51.130
question is how common are career

0:31:47.080,0:31:53.260
changers in the MBA program so a dr.

0:31:51.130,0:31:58.179
young or Jill would you be able to

0:31:53.260,0:32:01.120
answer that question for us please I’d

0:31:58.179,0:32:03.460
say you know the data always shifts

0:32:01.120,0:32:04.900
around a little bit we do have exit

0:32:03.460,0:32:07.240
surveys and things like that that we get

0:32:04.900,0:32:09.909
a pulse on our students at the beginning

0:32:07.240,0:32:13.510
actually in the end you know I would say

0:32:09.909,0:32:16.000
25 to 30 percent is a good number that

0:32:13.510,0:32:19.299
are career changers but it’s always so

0:32:16.000,0:32:21.730
hard to to quantify that because they

0:32:19.299,0:32:24.520
might be leaving a certain industry

0:32:21.730,0:32:26.919
let’s say manufacturing for more of a

0:32:24.520,0:32:30.549
service-based industry but their roles

0:32:26.919,0:32:33.700
in those two environments are similar at

0:32:30.549,0:32:36.640
times so you know they’re there it’s

0:32:33.700,0:32:40.510
hard to really say how drastically some

0:32:36.640,0:32:43.539
of these career changers are but what we

0:32:40.510,0:32:50.770
see in our polls are about 25 to 30

0:32:43.539,0:32:52.630
percent thank you um and I have a

0:32:50.770,0:32:54.460
question coming in for the accounting

0:32:52.630,0:32:57.250
program so dr. Jennifer if you can

0:32:54.460,0:33:00.460
answer this one for us can I sit for the

0:32:57.250,0:33:04.289
CPA exam after obtaining the online

0:33:00.460,0:33:04.289
masters of accounting program at Ohio

0:33:05.610,0:33:09.420
well

0:33:07.020,0:33:11.640
it will depend on your prior preparation

0:33:09.420,0:33:15.780
and it will depend on your specific

0:33:11.640,0:33:18.120
state requirements and so we would be

0:33:15.780,0:33:21.270
happy you know to talk with students on

0:33:18.120,0:33:24.090
a one-to-one basis to get them the

0:33:21.270,0:33:25.430
requirements that they need but again

0:33:24.090,0:33:30.900
each state has slightly different

0:33:25.430,0:33:34.410
requirements and so it would depend and

0:33:30.900,0:33:36.120
we would work with you to get you to the

0:33:34.410,0:33:37.590
number of requirements that you need if

0:33:36.120,0:33:40.260
you have an undergraduate degree in

0:33:37.590,0:33:41.940
accounting and you have you take the

0:33:40.260,0:33:44.130
masters of Accountancy yes you would

0:33:41.940,0:33:48.900
definitely meet the requirements for a

0:33:44.130,0:33:51.360
CPA and if you are part of our bridge

0:33:48.900,0:33:52.980
students or career changes where you

0:33:51.360,0:33:55.590
have an undergraduate degree in business

0:33:52.980,0:33:59.460
and then you complete the masters of

0:33:55.590,0:34:01.860
Accountancy program again in 95% of the

0:33:59.460,0:34:03.720
cases you are going to meet the CPA

0:34:01.860,0:34:07.230
requirements of your state as well so I

0:34:03.720,0:34:10.560
guess the short answer is yes almost

0:34:07.230,0:34:11.940
always and but again we would want to

0:34:10.560,0:34:15.210
check with your individual state

0:34:11.940,0:34:16.950
requirements to make sure if you don’t

0:34:15.210,0:34:19.560
have an undergraduate degree in business

0:34:16.950,0:34:21.480
then you would have to work with you a

0:34:19.560,0:34:25.470
little bit more perhaps perhaps like I

0:34:21.480,0:34:27.990
said adding on more courses or going

0:34:25.470,0:34:29.340
toward an MBA with a concentration in

0:34:27.990,0:34:34.530
accounting and then adding on additional

0:34:29.340,0:34:38.190
accounting elective great thank you

0:34:34.530,0:34:41.130
um this question is for business

0:34:38.190,0:34:42.990
analytics so the question is I hear

0:34:41.130,0:34:45.659
there is a bridge course for the

0:34:42.990,0:34:51.179
analytics program how long is the course

0:34:45.659,0:34:55.230
and what does it cover a great question

0:34:51.179,0:34:57.960
so I’ll back up and describe the purpose

0:34:55.230,0:35:00.570
of the bridge first answer this question

0:34:57.960,0:35:02.930
sometimes you know students have been

0:35:00.570,0:35:05.940
out of college for a while certainly

0:35:02.930,0:35:07.350
they’re not used to an online learning

0:35:05.940,0:35:10.620
environment which has drastically

0:35:07.350,0:35:12.900
changed in the in the course of 15 years

0:35:10.620,0:35:15.480
ten years something like that

0:35:12.900,0:35:18.240
so sometimes we get applications that

0:35:15.480,0:35:21.210
don’t necessarily highlight that they’ve

0:35:18.240,0:35:24.390
been successful in accounting finding

0:35:21.210,0:35:27.210
economics and quantitative courses and

0:35:24.390,0:35:29.220
we do offer a bridge program if that is

0:35:27.210,0:35:32.820
one thing that we are concerned about in

0:35:29.220,0:35:36.420
terms of a mission process or judgment

0:35:32.820,0:35:39.510
call so the the bridge is four modules

0:35:36.420,0:35:41.250
and I say modules because a module is

0:35:39.510,0:35:46.589
commonly used in our curriculum but it’s

0:35:41.250,0:35:50.359
a group of topics and those topics range

0:35:46.589,0:35:54.060
from very basic Excel descriptive

0:35:50.359,0:35:56.820
statistics and analytics so jumping into

0:35:54.060,0:35:59.070
the software and really making sure

0:35:56.820,0:36:01.800
people have a baseline understanding of

0:35:59.070,0:36:03.780
how to use Excel how to generate

0:36:01.800,0:36:06.720
formulas how to generate tables and

0:36:03.780,0:36:09.900
figures within those of that environment

0:36:06.720,0:36:14.099
and try to interpret data so that’s kind

0:36:09.900,0:36:18.619
of the start of module 1 module 2 jumps

0:36:14.099,0:36:22.010
into more or less more advanced Excel

0:36:18.619,0:36:25.140
but we’re getting into more of the

0:36:22.010,0:36:27.839
statistics and probability that probably

0:36:25.140,0:36:30.599
I’m guessing some haven’t had for quite

0:36:27.839,0:36:34.859
some time so probability and statistics

0:36:30.599,0:36:38.240
is the foundation of analytics a lot of

0:36:34.859,0:36:40.560
times so we want to make sure people are

0:36:38.240,0:36:42.930
caught up to speed on some of those

0:36:40.560,0:36:44.640
topics that they haven’t been exposed to

0:36:42.930,0:36:47.790
for quite some time or they just want to

0:36:44.640,0:36:51.119
brush up on their skills we do actually

0:36:47.790,0:36:52.530
have optional content even if a student

0:36:51.119,0:36:56.339
doesn’t take the bridge that we can

0:36:52.530,0:36:58.859
recommend the third the third week and

0:36:56.339,0:37:00.359
the fourth week or the third or fourth

0:36:58.859,0:37:03.990
module I should say not necessarily

0:37:00.359,0:37:07.099
weeks because we offer quite a number of

0:37:03.990,0:37:10.380
weeks to complete those four module

0:37:07.099,0:37:13.200
exercises module level three is more

0:37:10.380,0:37:15.900
centered around again probability and

0:37:13.200,0:37:19.859
statistics and developing regression

0:37:15.900,0:37:22.670
models and ANOVA and in the fourth week

0:37:19.859,0:37:25.589
we do a little bit of accounting and

0:37:22.670,0:37:28.500
finance financial functions and

0:37:25.589,0:37:33.710
accounting functions inside of the Excel

0:37:28.500,0:37:35.010
environment great thank you

0:37:33.710,0:37:37.770
another pie

0:37:35.010,0:37:40.980
since maybe towards business analyst or

0:37:37.770,0:37:42.990
MBA the question is what MBA program

0:37:40.980,0:37:46.260
would you suggest for a business owner

0:37:42.990,0:37:49.230
that isn’t changing careers and really

0:37:46.260,0:37:51.870
wants to do a deeper dive work into the

0:37:49.230,0:37:56.540
data they are already using but they

0:37:51.870,0:37:56.540
were a history major and undergrad

0:37:58.940,0:38:04.800
good question it’s always hard to

0:38:01.230,0:38:07.020
recommend concentrations and programs to

0:38:04.800,0:38:09.270
people is you know because you know you

0:38:07.020,0:38:10.560
might not have the whole story but you

0:38:09.270,0:38:12.560
know if you come to mind

0:38:10.560,0:38:14.970
you know entrepreneurship comes to mind

0:38:12.560,0:38:17.310
but maybe if that’s not the best fit

0:38:14.970,0:38:20.610
something like operations and supply

0:38:17.310,0:38:23.340
chain to me resonate because we’re

0:38:20.610,0:38:25.980
talking about process improvement and

0:38:23.340,0:38:28.980
we’re talking about project management

0:38:25.980,0:38:33.120
and so those are all Universal skills

0:38:28.980,0:38:35.100
that a business owner can apply whether

0:38:33.120,0:38:37.530
they go through the statistical analysis

0:38:35.100,0:38:40.230
of justifying their Lean Six Sigma

0:38:37.530,0:38:43.260
project or something like that maybe

0:38:40.230,0:38:44.970
isn’t the the most important thing but

0:38:43.260,0:38:48.450
having that mindset of continuous

0:38:44.970,0:38:52.130
improvement and how to manage your time

0:38:48.450,0:38:54.240
and resources it’s certainly important

0:38:52.130,0:38:55.590
business analytics is going to be

0:38:54.240,0:38:59.510
important you know you’re not going to

0:38:55.590,0:39:02.850
probably have you know corporate wide

0:38:59.510,0:39:05.280
systems and ERPs and CRN’s of the world

0:39:02.850,0:39:07.860
so you’re probably dealing with data on

0:39:05.280,0:39:10.080
a much different level so having the

0:39:07.860,0:39:13.290
ability to analyze that data yourself I

0:39:10.080,0:39:16.080
mean personally is quintessential so I

0:39:13.290,0:39:19.200
would recommend that but you know with

0:39:16.080,0:39:22.140
that being said accounting finance are

0:39:19.200,0:39:24.000
also strong skills that one would have

0:39:22.140,0:39:26.520
and I guess to answer this question I

0:39:24.000,0:39:29.160
would consider would encourage people in

0:39:26.520,0:39:32.070
this position to just simply pick one

0:39:29.160,0:39:34.320
that they feel is the most appropriate

0:39:32.070,0:39:37.320
and you know at some point we’re going

0:39:34.320,0:39:39.810
to offer certificate programs where we

0:39:37.320,0:39:43.170
want to foster continuous education so

0:39:39.810,0:39:44.730
maybe after this program is over they

0:39:43.170,0:39:45.960
can take a three course certificate

0:39:44.730,0:39:48.410
program with us in a different

0:39:45.960,0:39:48.410
discipline

0:39:49.219,0:39:55.650
great thank you again another question

0:39:52.709,0:39:58.289
here what are the average hours per week

0:39:55.650,0:40:00.779
needed to be successful in each course

0:39:58.289,0:40:04.019
so I’ll answer that question and then if

0:40:00.779,0:40:07.650
dr. young or Jill or anyone has anything

0:40:04.019,0:40:10.650
to add on average we’re looking forces

0:40:07.650,0:40:13.489
to dedicate at least 15 to 20 hours per

0:40:10.650,0:40:16.439
week to be successful in your coursework

0:40:13.489,0:40:19.949
so that’s about two to three hours per

0:40:16.439,0:40:22.769
day of course you don’t need to cram all

0:40:19.949,0:40:24.839
that into one day you can work on the

0:40:22.769,0:40:26.969
weekends and evening hours morning

0:40:24.839,0:40:30.869
whatever it’s preference for your

0:40:26.969,0:40:33.119
schedule during the first semester of

0:40:30.869,0:40:34.979
the program for each program that we

0:40:33.119,0:40:36.390
discussed today you may find that you’re

0:40:34.979,0:40:39.239
dedicating a little bit more time

0:40:36.390,0:40:41.339
because if you for ever reason received

0:40:39.239,0:40:43.589
your degree a while ago you’re not as

0:40:41.339,0:40:45.479
familiar with the topic so you could

0:40:43.589,0:40:48.319
find yourself dedicating a little bit

0:40:45.479,0:40:52.699
more than the 15 to 20 but on average

0:40:48.319,0:40:52.699
you’ll be looking at 15 to 20 hours

0:40:54.829,0:41:02.880
alright so the next question here I have

0:40:59.819,0:41:05.039
for the accounting program does the

0:41:02.880,0:41:08.069
accounting program require work

0:41:05.039,0:41:14.130
experience in the accounting field or is

0:41:08.069,0:41:17.159
it a preference no it does not require

0:41:14.130,0:41:19.140
work experience in the accounting field

0:41:17.159,0:41:20.819
or otherwise we do have students that

0:41:19.140,0:41:23.339
come into the program right from an

0:41:20.819,0:41:26.189
undergraduate degree because the CPA

0:41:23.339,0:41:30.259
requirements in all states now are 150

0:41:26.189,0:41:32.789
credit hours minimum of coursework and

0:41:30.259,0:41:35.159
so we have students that do come in

0:41:32.789,0:41:38.249
right out of an undergraduate degree and

0:41:35.159,0:41:40.109
then of course we do have other students

0:41:38.249,0:41:42.390
who are looking to enhance their career

0:41:40.109,0:41:45.749
or looking to change careers and so they

0:41:42.390,0:41:47.009
may have work experience so it’s you

0:41:45.749,0:41:49.049
know I wouldn’t even say it’s a

0:41:47.009,0:41:51.239
preference that you could you could have

0:41:49.049,0:41:56.069
work experience or you might not and

0:41:51.239,0:41:59.429
either is perfectly acceptable great

0:41:56.069,0:42:01.430
thank you dr. Jennifer another question

0:41:59.429,0:42:04.690
for the business analytics program

0:42:01.430,0:42:07.700
this is as to the application checklist

0:42:04.690,0:42:09.800
can you give a brief overview of the

0:42:07.700,0:42:12.380
personal statement required for the

0:42:09.800,0:42:17.210
business analytics program so doctor

0:42:12.380,0:42:20.150
yeah sure thing I think in both of our

0:42:17.210,0:42:21.680
programs all three of our programs but I

0:42:20.150,0:42:25.280
don’t necessarily want to speak for the

0:42:21.680,0:42:27.319
accounting program but it you know as

0:42:25.280,0:42:29.359
far as the cover letter goes we want to

0:42:27.319,0:42:32.950
hear about your votes we want to hear

0:42:29.359,0:42:37.940
about why you want to pursue this degree

0:42:32.950,0:42:40.220
if you do have sort of a track record

0:42:37.940,0:42:42.170
where it’s not so stellar we want to

0:42:40.220,0:42:44.030
hear why you know what have you done to

0:42:42.170,0:42:46.309
overcome some of your setbacks in life

0:42:44.030,0:42:50.510
what are some examples that are concrete

0:42:46.309,0:42:52.849
that you’ve overcome adversity and what

0:42:50.510,0:42:56.059
are some examples of some leadership

0:42:52.849,0:42:58.450
initiatives that you’ve taken because

0:42:56.059,0:43:02.270
we’re looking for people that have

0:42:58.450,0:43:04.790
obviously experience and we you know in

0:43:02.270,0:43:06.170
our MBA program we want to know what

0:43:04.790,0:43:08.000
they’ve done and how they’ve progressed

0:43:06.170,0:43:09.380
through their career in the NBA it’s a

0:43:08.000,0:43:12.920
little bit different with the working

0:43:09.380,0:43:16.010
experience requirement of being less or

0:43:12.920,0:43:18.500
non-existent but you know those things

0:43:16.010,0:43:20.809
still resonate so you know if you can

0:43:18.500,0:43:22.640
build out that cover letter with that it

0:43:20.809,0:43:25.190
types of information of why you want the

0:43:22.640,0:43:26.990
degree if you’ve had setbacks explain

0:43:25.190,0:43:28.609
those setbacks don’t don’t be

0:43:26.990,0:43:31.400
transparent you know that’s what we’re

0:43:28.609,0:43:34.369
looking for you know because we look at

0:43:31.400,0:43:36.440
those transcripts very thoroughly and

0:43:34.369,0:43:40.069
when there’s things that raise flags and

0:43:36.440,0:43:42.470
it’s not discussed that’s that’s a red

0:43:40.069,0:43:44.540
flag for us so if it’s discussed we’re

0:43:42.470,0:43:46.819
we’re forgiving we understand things I

0:43:44.540,0:43:51.790
don’t always go in the most positive way

0:43:46.819,0:43:51.790
so those are kind of my recommendations

0:43:51.849,0:43:58.130
great thank you

0:43:54.490,0:44:00.380
another great question here are the

0:43:58.130,0:44:04.010
courses typically synchronous or

0:44:00.380,0:44:10.040
asynchronous and I guess that would be

0:44:04.010,0:44:13.460
for any one of our three programs in

0:44:10.040,0:44:14.980
terms of the OMB a and the OMB a in the

0:44:13.460,0:44:17.470
Masters of Business and

0:44:14.980,0:44:18.670
all courses are seven week so I kind of

0:44:17.470,0:44:20.890
forgot to mention that with the

0:44:18.670,0:44:24.250
analytics discrete discussion all

0:44:20.890,0:44:26.640
courses are seven weeks all courses have

0:44:24.250,0:44:29.650
a majority of the course being

0:44:26.640,0:44:31.840
asynchronous but we do have synchronous

0:44:29.650,0:44:36.820
components so most of our courses our

0:44:31.840,0:44:39.370
video driven I so the material has been

0:44:36.820,0:44:42.190
developed by some sort of champion

0:44:39.370,0:44:43.390
faculty and some most of the time that

0:44:42.190,0:44:46.900
champion faculty is the one that

0:44:43.390,0:44:50.710
delivers the course material but

0:44:46.900,0:44:53.380
sometimes it’s not and then every week

0:44:50.710,0:44:56.110
in the Oba and om ba n we require

0:44:53.380,0:44:58.480
faculty to be available for what we call

0:44:56.110,0:44:59.980
virtual office hours and in those

0:44:58.480,0:45:03.660
virtual office hours there might be

0:44:59.980,0:45:06.760
content that is provided to students

0:45:03.660,0:45:09.730
there might not be so in other words you

0:45:06.760,0:45:12.400
might come to a voh having questions and

0:45:09.730,0:45:14.650
it’s you know just a quick question

0:45:12.400,0:45:17.110
about an assignment the requirements or

0:45:14.650,0:45:19.930
maybe clarification on a topic and then

0:45:17.110,0:45:22.270
the faculty will be there to answer this

0:45:19.930,0:45:25.450
or the faculty could bring in a set of

0:45:22.270,0:45:29.080
extra examples or readings or you know

0:45:25.450,0:45:30.970
something to supplement what’s in the

0:45:29.080,0:45:33.460
videos or perhaps what’s not in the

0:45:30.970,0:45:35.740
videos so there’s a mixture of both but

0:45:33.460,0:45:38.260
I would say you know the majority is

0:45:35.740,0:45:41.020
asynchronous and of course there’s

0:45:38.260,0:45:43.950
dedicated times that homework and other

0:45:41.020,0:45:49.440
assignments are due of course that that

0:45:43.950,0:45:49.440
is persistent for everybody in the class

0:45:49.470,0:46:00.280
great thank you again so this next

0:45:53.230,0:46:03.130
question may pertain to more than one

0:46:00.280,0:46:05.410
person in our audience but I think it’s

0:46:03.130,0:46:08.440
a great question the question says I’ve

0:46:05.410,0:46:13.150
been out of college for 25 years I don’t

0:46:08.440,0:46:17.620
use algebra or etc running my business I

0:46:13.150,0:46:21.870
still use a HP 12c so how much of a

0:46:17.620,0:46:21.870
disadvantage will that be for me Oh

0:46:25.130,0:46:34.099
okay so I’m not sure what that HP device

0:46:29.509,0:46:36.859
is of it it doesn’t matter yeah but you

0:46:34.099,0:46:39.259
know in all honesty it’s the way we

0:46:36.859,0:46:43.519
approach analytics is a very much

0:46:39.259,0:46:46.990
applied manner and you know I can’t say

0:46:43.519,0:46:50.119
there aren’t components that are

0:46:46.990,0:46:54.710
applying you know calculus principles

0:46:50.119,0:46:56.950
but mainly you know you know mainly its

0:46:54.710,0:46:59.480
applied and made what I mean by that is

0:46:56.950,0:47:02.029
you’re not going to necessarily have to

0:46:59.480,0:47:05.259
apply some sort of partial derivative

0:47:02.029,0:47:08.920
and you know some sort of higher

0:47:05.259,0:47:12.920
mathematical technique to achieve

0:47:08.920,0:47:14.569
certain to being able to apply the

0:47:12.920,0:47:16.369
application of the business analytics

0:47:14.569,0:47:18.819
skills and techniques that we’re

0:47:16.369,0:47:20.930
learning you know some of the harder

0:47:18.819,0:47:24.140
science if you will is going to be in a

0:47:20.930,0:47:25.789
different type of a program so you know

0:47:24.140,0:47:28.069
you’ll notice if you’re looking at the

0:47:25.789,0:47:30.799
title is this is not a Masters of

0:47:28.069,0:47:32.569
Science program and a Masters of Science

0:47:30.799,0:47:34.730
program it’s different you’re going to

0:47:32.569,0:47:37.359
have to create original knowledge buy a

0:47:34.730,0:47:41.240
thesis project or something like that

0:47:37.359,0:47:43.630
you’re also going to be expected to have

0:47:41.240,0:47:46.339
more of a programming background and

0:47:43.630,0:47:48.049
requirements of the program to maybe

0:47:46.339,0:47:52.250
implement some of those higher ordered

0:47:48.049,0:47:54.019
you know mathematical techniques I’m not

0:47:52.250,0:47:55.369
I don’t really want to downplay what

0:47:54.019,0:47:57.349
we’re going to do in the business

0:47:55.369,0:47:58.819
analytics program because you know we

0:47:57.349,0:48:01.549
are going to cover probability and

0:47:58.819,0:48:03.920
statistics we are going to cover some of

0:48:01.549,0:48:07.130
these critical tools and techniques that

0:48:03.920,0:48:09.829
we need to apply but you know I am very

0:48:07.130,0:48:11.869
confident that if you start our program

0:48:09.829,0:48:13.579
and ever you take every course seriously

0:48:11.869,0:48:15.500
you’re you’re not going to be at a

0:48:13.579,0:48:17.660
disadvantage because with the way we

0:48:15.500,0:48:19.309
roll out the courses you know we’re

0:48:17.660,0:48:22.009
going to start out by hey saying hey

0:48:19.309,0:48:24.920
this is how you enter data into excel

0:48:22.009,0:48:27.680
this is how you format a cell you know

0:48:24.920,0:48:30.650
this is how you insert a function that

0:48:27.680,0:48:32.599
might be average or count or some you

0:48:30.650,0:48:35.150
know or something like that so you know

0:48:32.599,0:48:37.640
just because people are not necessarily

0:48:35.150,0:48:38.370
familiar with calculus or they are a

0:48:37.640,0:48:40.590
little math

0:48:38.370,0:48:42.870
a big you know I think that this purpose

0:48:40.590,0:48:44.280
program is perfect for them and I also

0:48:42.870,0:48:46.350
think it’s perfect for somebody that

0:48:44.280,0:48:48.510
walks into another program that does

0:48:46.350,0:48:50.940
have more confidence and more experience

0:48:48.510,0:48:54.240
in some of those classes so me

0:48:50.940,0:48:57.630
personally you know when I take a Rowan

0:48:54.240,0:49:01.650
analyst you know I’m not leveraging my

0:48:57.630,0:49:03.180
skills and and areas not statistics but

0:49:01.650,0:49:06.030
in calculus you know that’s just not

0:49:03.180,0:49:10.440
something that really analytics is built

0:49:06.030,0:49:13.800
around in all honesty more or less the

0:49:10.440,0:49:18.030
foundation of analytics is probability

0:49:13.800,0:49:23.070
and stats in my opinion let the software

0:49:18.030,0:49:26.340
do the heavy lifting awesome thank you

0:49:23.070,0:49:28.820
great answer so ladies and gentlemen we

0:49:26.340,0:49:32.340
have time for just one more question

0:49:28.820,0:49:34.110
again if your question was unanswered

0:49:32.340,0:49:37.400
please feel free to reach out to your

0:49:34.110,0:49:40.980
enrollment advisor for more information

0:49:37.400,0:49:43.440
so our last question here is around the

0:49:40.980,0:49:45.720
capstone requirement if there is a

0:49:43.440,0:49:48.480
requirement for any one of the three

0:49:45.720,0:49:50.970
programs discussed for today and if so

0:49:48.480,0:49:55.260
what is expected for students to

0:49:50.970,0:49:57.620
complete Jennifer do you mind going

0:49:55.260,0:49:57.620
first

0:49:59.990,0:50:03.410
sure do you sorry did you repeat that

0:50:02.310,0:50:07.080
question real quick

0:50:03.410,0:50:09.570
sure so students what to know if there

0:50:07.080,0:50:12.720
is a capstone requirement for the

0:50:09.570,0:50:18.360
program and if so what is required or

0:50:12.720,0:50:20.880
expected for them to complete so we

0:50:18.360,0:50:25.740
don’t have we do have a capstone and it

0:50:20.880,0:50:27.570
is a practical case based capstone so it

0:50:25.740,0:50:28.560
would be taking real-world case studies

0:50:27.570,0:50:30.840
and applying what you’ve learned

0:50:28.560,0:50:32.630
throughout the program to address the

0:50:30.840,0:50:36.870
question or the problem from multiple

0:50:32.630,0:50:41.640
perspective but there is no thesis at

0:50:36.870,0:50:43.140
the end of that capstone or no you know

0:50:41.640,0:50:46.590
it’s not I don’t believe there’s an

0:50:43.140,0:50:51.590
overall business project it is going to

0:50:46.590,0:50:51.590
be individual case studies and projects

0:50:55.120,0:51:02.290
yeah let me sorry by the way Jennifer I

0:50:58.850,0:51:05.630
didn’t mean to catch you off guard but

0:51:02.290,0:51:08.360
you know in the MBA n program and the

0:51:05.630,0:51:11.930
MBA program we both have capstone

0:51:08.360,0:51:13.880
courses they’re actually a synergy

0:51:11.930,0:51:16.910
between the two and the two programs so

0:51:13.880,0:51:20.960
in the MBA environment you’re taking a

0:51:16.910,0:51:24.110
capstone course which is a simulation of

0:51:20.960,0:51:26.870
a business environment a computer driven

0:51:24.110,0:51:28.700
simulation and you’re working in teams

0:51:26.870,0:51:31.190
and each team member takes on different

0:51:28.700,0:51:32.930
roles sort of in the Suite C suite if

0:51:31.190,0:51:34.760
you will so some people are making

0:51:32.930,0:51:37.460
financial decisions some people are

0:51:34.760,0:51:39.920
making operations decisions and others

0:51:37.460,0:51:43.700
might be making up marketing decisions

0:51:39.920,0:51:47.780
they each kind of have your own role

0:51:43.700,0:51:49.790
there’s no thesis or sort of report of

0:51:47.780,0:51:52.880
any substantial matter to be quite

0:51:49.790,0:51:55.610
honest with that capstone and again

0:51:52.880,0:51:57.440
that’s that’s one differentiating factor

0:51:55.610,0:52:00.700
between a Masters of Science program and

0:51:57.440,0:52:03.260
more of a non Masters of Science program

0:52:00.700,0:52:04.880
but you know we focus on the things that

0:52:03.260,0:52:07.160
we feel are important which is teamwork

0:52:04.880,0:52:09.260
you know relying on each other’s

0:52:07.160,0:52:10.150
discipline and experience and things

0:52:09.260,0:52:12.230
like that

0:52:10.150,0:52:14.540
communication is certainly an important

0:52:12.230,0:52:16.310
and leadership is certainly important

0:52:14.540,0:52:18.770
important so you get to be in that

0:52:16.310,0:52:22.720
simulated business environment now for

0:52:18.770,0:52:25.070
the MBA n we actually leverage that MBA

0:52:22.720,0:52:28.820
simulated experience so we’re actually

0:52:25.070,0:52:31.160
going to join or group analytics with

0:52:28.820,0:52:34.100
non analytic students and obviously

0:52:31.160,0:52:36.050
that’s one more role that is going to

0:52:34.100,0:52:38.210
supplement and hopefully augment

0:52:36.050,0:52:41.990
decision making within that group

0:52:38.210,0:52:43.130
environment so the Masters of analytic

0:52:41.990,0:52:47.270
students will have different roles

0:52:43.130,0:52:49.280
different assignments because of just

0:52:47.270,0:52:52.400
the nature of the program that actually

0:52:49.280,0:52:54.560
is a one-hour course code of the

0:52:52.400,0:52:57.740
analytics practicum and it’s coupled

0:52:54.560,0:53:00.610
with the to our business experience

0:52:57.740,0:53:00.610
capstone course

0:53:04.050,0:53:09.480
thank you and I apologize but we do have

0:53:07.470,0:53:11.220
one more question it’s a very good

0:53:09.480,0:53:14.040
question it’s covered kind of in all

0:53:11.220,0:53:17.160
three programs again but the question is

0:53:14.040,0:53:20.280
how much group work is required in the

0:53:17.160,0:53:22.320
MBA program and business analysts focus

0:53:20.280,0:53:29.970
or again maybe the accounting program as

0:53:22.320,0:53:33.690
well so I would say majority I’m sorry

0:53:29.970,0:53:36.600
Jennifer go ahead there will be a

0:53:33.690,0:53:39.330
significant team component because we

0:53:36.600,0:53:41.670
are running a case based program for the

0:53:39.330,0:53:44.100
master of accountancy but we have

0:53:41.670,0:53:46.410
incorporated that time you will need to

0:53:44.100,0:53:49.140
spend with your teams as part of the

0:53:46.410,0:53:51.120
overall a time commitment we’re looking

0:53:49.140,0:53:53.340
for so it’s not going to be that that

0:53:51.120,0:53:55.980
you know there’s going to be a

0:53:53.340,0:53:58.170
burdensome team commitment above and

0:53:55.980,0:54:00.120
beyond the coursework that you’re

0:53:58.170,0:54:02.850
expected to complete the team work is

0:54:00.120,0:54:07.020
incorporated into the coursework and we

0:54:02.850,0:54:08.820
have allocated time within you know what

0:54:07.020,0:54:17.100
we expect as far as a time commitment

0:54:08.820,0:54:20.370
for that teamwork to occur oh yeah group

0:54:17.100,0:54:24.510
work I zoned out there for a second but

0:54:20.370,0:54:27.000
anyway group work so MBA related there

0:54:24.510,0:54:31.610
are a few courses that have group work

0:54:27.000,0:54:35.520
you know our course is more tailored to

0:54:31.610,0:54:37.710
sort of the asynchronous crowd we have

0:54:35.520,0:54:39.990
students from 50 different states in our

0:54:37.710,0:54:41.760
program different time zones there’s a

0:54:39.990,0:54:44.520
lot of challenges that we face with

0:54:41.760,0:54:48.090
doing group work so it’s minimized quite

0:54:44.520,0:54:50.610
frankly and if we feature group work

0:54:48.090,0:54:54.150
it’s done in a way that’s flexible so

0:54:50.610,0:54:58.020
for example you know in an OB HR

0:54:54.150,0:55:00.690
marketing maybe operations course you

0:54:58.020,0:55:03.330
might have discussion board posts and

0:55:00.690,0:55:06.090
you might be asked to post original

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thought or an original entry at the

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beginning of the week and then maybe

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you’re paired up with somebody that’s

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responsible to replying to your original

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post so that kind of goes back and forth

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and some

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variation amongst a few of our courses

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but most of the group most of the

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courses do not require group work and

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you know that capstone I just mentioned

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is going to be the course that does the

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most group work of all and it’s the last

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class in the series of courses that you

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would take so I would I would say to

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answer that question it is very much

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minimized and like I said earlier it’s

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flexible when when it’s done in general

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because we’re dealing with such a

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diverse crowd with diverse time zones

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and things like that awesome thank you

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so um thank you again for your questions

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everyone again reach out to your

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enrollment advisors if your question was

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unable to be answered I do want to thank

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you all for attending our webinar and

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taking the time to learn more about your

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graduate options you are encouraged to

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use the resources available to you on

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your screen to speak with your advisor

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such as myself to begin the admissions

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process we do have three semester starts

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for all three of our programs discussed

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today we’re currently accepting

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applications for our next term of

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enrollment so thank you again and on

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behalf of the enrollment advisors for

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Ohio University the online MBA business

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analytics and accountancy program we

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look forward to assisting you regarding

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your interests go Bobcats