Boise State University Expands Online Programs with Academic Partnerships

University to Offer Online MBA Program in Fall 2013

Feb 14, 2013, 10:00 ET from Academic Partnerships

DALLAS, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boise State University (Boise State) has announced that it will be collaborating with Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of public universities' online learning in the United States, to add an MBA program to its online offering.  The online MBA program, which will be offered through Boise State's College of Business and Economics (COBE), will begin accepting applications this spring.

The new program will be offered in addition to Boise State's unique full-time MBA program for recent graduates, part-time evening MBA program for working professionals, and Executive MBA program.

"The online business program will provide high-quality graduate education for an entirely new segment of students," said Boise State Provost Martin Schimpf.  "We are truly committed to expanding access to our programs in order to better serve the needs of our students, and this new program is yet another example of that."

Randy Best, founder and chairman of Academic Partnerships, added, "We share Boise State's commitment to providing high-quality and engaging online programs to students near and far.  We are delighted to have been chosen to help Boise State deliver its MBA program online and look forward to helping the University increase its footprint in Idaho and beyond."  

Academic Partnerships was selected due to its successful track record of helping universities expand access and scale the delivery of their high quality online degree programs.  AP has assisted more than 750 professors convert more than 1,500 traditional courses into an electronic delivery format and recruited thousands of students into online degree programs for its U.S. and international partners.  The company will work closely with Boise State's faculty to ensure that the new online degree program maintains the highest educational standards.  AP will also use its integrated marketing and branding strategies to extend the University's reach, increasing the enrollment of highly qualified students.

As with Boise State's College of Business and Economics current business curriculum, the new online degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  AACSB accreditation ensures students that they are receiving a top-quality education and ensures employers that business school graduates are ready to perform immediately upon graduation.

Boise State's new online business programs will be launched in the fall of 2013.  To learn more about the programs, please visit

About Boise State University
A public metropolitan research university with more than 22,000 students, Boise State comprises seven academic colleges, serving undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 200 majors and programs. Located in Idaho's capital city, the university plays a crucial role in the region's knowledge economy and famed quality of life.  Learn more at

About Academic Partnerships 
Academic Partnerships (AP) helps universities convert their traditional degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students and supports enrolled students through graduation.  Serving more than 40 public institutions, AP is one of the largest representatives of public universities' online learning in the United States.  The company was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, an 18-year veteran of developing innovative learning solutions to improve education.  AP is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through distance learning make higher education more accessible and achievable for students in the U.S. and globally.  For more information, please visit


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