Launching Disruptively Priced Degrees in Public Health and Business with Boston University
Learn how BU’s success with its $24K online MBA inspired the university to build on our partnership with an equally priced online master’s in one of the fastest-growing healthcare fields.
Boston University is one of several partners featured in our 2022 Transparency & Outcomes Report that collaborate with us to deliver innovative, high-quality online learning experiences that drive strong outcomes for learners around the world.
Boston University (BU) has had a long-term partnership with us since 2013, focused on accelerating its digital learning initiatives, enhancing its on-campus education through new blended experiences, and reaching new student cohorts across the globe.
Over the past few years, we have worked with BU to launch an online MBA and online Master of Public Health (MPH) program, designed to reach new segments of learners around the world with a degree that can be completed in as little as 24 months.
Achieving Strong Student Outcomes
BU’s online MBA, launched in 2020, is disruptively priced at $24,000. By the end of 2022, the program scaled in size to over 1,700 enrolled students, attracting a broad demographic of learners who have years of professional work experience and are looking to advance in their careers.
Of more than 300 survey-responding students from the first and second cohorts, one-third said they had been promoted or secured a better job during their first year of study—while 86% said they had been applying what they learned through the degree daily in their professional life.
Continuing to Innovate
Building on the success of the online MBA, BU partnered with us again to offer the online MPH degree in 2022. Priced at $24,000, this program is part of BU’s broader access mission to bring high-quality degree programs to learners anywhere in the world.
Our partnership also includes non-degree offerings—a MicroMasters® program in Digital Transformation Leadership along with 17 open courses in a wide variety of business, technology, and humanities topics.
“Boston University is taking a truly innovative approach to expanding its programming to reach more learners and to create more pathways to a graduate education,” says Wendy Colby, Vice President and Associate Provost at BU Virtual. “Both our online MBA and online MPH programs are designed for today’s global business and health professionals who seek the skills essential to increasing their impact on society and the world.”
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