LANDOVER, Md., April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), in partnership with The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, today announced the launch of four new graduate certificates offered within the MBA@UNC program, a top-ranked online MBA program.
"UNC Kenan-Flagler has been an outstanding 2U partner and we're pleased to support the school on new certificate offerings. This enhancement to the MBA@UNC program allows UNC Kenan-Flagler to meet a market need for executives interested in developing specific skill sets in a shorter period of time than is possible in a degree program," said Chip Paucek, 2U CEO and co-founder.
Beginning in July 2016, UNC Kenan-Flagler will offer MBA@UNC Graduate Certificates in:
- Leadership Development
- Data Analytics and Decision Making
- Entrepreneurship and Strategy
MBA@UNC coursework consists of interactive assignments, such as case studies, group projects, asynchronous videos, simulations and reading materials that students complete on their own time. Students and faculty will meet weekly through live online class sessions and students will also complete immersive course content between classes, accessible both online and offline, on computers and mobile devices, from any location. Students will take classes with students in the MBA@UNC degree program and be held to the same academic standards.
Graduate certificate students will take classes 100 percent online, with no in-person requirements, and complete three to five courses for a total of 10 credits within 18 months.
Students can join the program twice per year, in January and July. Before the completion of their graduate certificate, students who wish to continue their studies as part of a degree program can apply and transfer their earned credits.
About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences through its Undergraduate Business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential. Our Platform, a fusion of cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services, provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content and real-world learning experiences, 2U's No Back Row® approach ensures that every qualified student can experience the highest quality university education for the most successful outcome. Learn more at 2U.com.
Shirley Chow, 2U
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