WVU Offers New MBA/Pharma Dual Degree

Plus, Slippery Rock rolls out a new autism education grad program and W&J wins grant to develop mobile apps.


WVU ADDS UPPER-LEVEL DUAL DEGREE

As the 2012-13 academic year officially begins, West Virginia University enters the race for emerging dual degrees in pharmaceutical practice and business. The university’s Pharm.D/M.B.A. program, in agreement with the WVU School of Pharmacy and College of Business and Economics, will become the first program of its kind in West Virginia and 47th in the country (out of an overall 130 schools of pharmacy nationwide).

As if pharmacy students didn’t already have plenty to study, WVU’s Pharm.D./M.B.A. will give really ambitious students a chance to step ahead of their peers by learning business principles that can help them land jobs in various pharmaceutical leadership positions. Current and future pharmacy students at WVU can apply during the spring semester of their first year and start M.B.A. courses as early as the fall semester of their second year.


SRU'S EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERS AUTISM STUDIES COURSES AT GRADUATE LEVEL
Are you interested in an education graduate program? Or are you currently working in the education industry but have a passion for helping kids with autism? Slippery Rock University’s new autism education graduate offering may be for you.

After recognizing the daily spike in child autism diagnosis, SRU applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for permission to endorse a certificate in autism education for current educators and students of SRU’s education master’s program. The endorsement offers students a chance to understand autism more thoroughly by enrolling in four online courses (12 credits), which enables all students to participate. After completing the four courses, the student may then apply to the PDE to add the autism endorsement to their certification.

SRU hopes to evolve this current agreement for endorsement into a complete certificate program in the future.


MOTOROLA MOBILITY FOUNDATION AWARDS EMPOWERMENT GRANT TO W&J
Throughout the past year, the Motorola Mobility Foundation awarded Empowerment grants to various outreach activities – including one to Washington & Jefferson College. The grant will provide funds for professors of W&J’s computer and informational science, archaeology and biology departments to work with students in developing mobile apps for tablet computers and smartphones to collect and analyze data.

The goal is to use the apps to collect and analyze data from projects of local and worldwide nonprofits. The boost in tech focus at this primarily liberal-arts college will also boost student education in technology areas.

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