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College of Business at Jackson State University to Offer New Online Degree Programs

The College of Business at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi will offer two new online programs this fall to meet the demands of busy students and working professionals. The business school will offer a master of professional accountancy degree and a bachelor of business administration degree online.

The MPA curriculum consists of 30 semester hours of graduate course work allowing students to earn a degree over one academic year. Students will have the opportunity to earn a master’s degree while receiving state-of-the-art CPA exam preparatory classes.

With non-traditional students in mind, the online options are designed to fit any schedule. Students will be able to complete coursework at a pace that best ensures their success in the program.

“This gives us another tool in our portfolio of tools to address the needs of those who are in situations that do not allow them to come to campus,” stated Fidelis Ikem, dean of the College of Business. “It expands our reach in the state and beyond. There are many people who want a Jackson State University degree, and so we’re giving them that capability regardless of where they reside.”

Dr. Ikem is a graduate of Metropolitan State University in Denver, where he majored in mathematics. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Clemson University in South Carolina and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in operations research from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.


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