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Portland Business Journal: Portland State adds online business degree
Author: Matthew Kish, Portland Business Journal
Posted: January 24, 2013

Read the original story in the Portland Business Journal here.

Portland State University on Wednesday announced that beginning this fall it will offer the state's first entirely online bachelor's degree in business.

The degree will be offered by the university's School of Business Administration and take three years to complete.

"About half of the undergraduates in the School of Business Administration work full-time — a higher percentage than any other school at the university,” said Scott Dawson, dean of the business school. "Having more online offerings is part of our effort to meet students where they are — to be more responsive to the consumer."

The program is designed to be part-time. Students take two classes per term. Courses will include video conferencing and online lectures.

Registration for the program is already open.

The new degree is part of a larger effort by Portland State to offer more degrees online. This fall it also plans to offer an online master's degree in supply chain management and convert a partially-online MBA program to fully online.

Portland State is Oregon's largest public university. It has roughly 30,000 students.