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King University’s MBA program to Offer New Specializations in Management Information Systems and Nonprofit Management

BRISTOL, Tenn., May 15, 2017 – The School of Business and Economics at King University has announced Management Information Systems (MIS) and Nonprofit Management will be the two new specializations available with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree program beginning spring 2018.

“We are excited to offer the MIS and Nonprofit Management specializations to our graduate students,” says Randall Blevins, DBA, dean of King’s School of Business and Economics. “Our research shows these two are the top picks of MBA students according to the current market.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job outlook for MIS though 2024 is expected to grow at 15%, cited as much faster than the market-wide average for job growth. The most recent Robert Half Technology hiring report cites that 60% of chief information officers have difficulty finding skilled IT employees to hire. Blevins said, “This projected growth in demand for MIS professionals, combined with the lack of qualified applicants currently in the market, makes MIS a very valuable credential for our students.

“We anticipate the level of interest for the nonprofit management option to be substantial,” added Blevins. “Many of us are unaware of the magnitude of nonprofit organizations in the United States. The number of registered nonprofit organizations in the U.S. exceeded 1.5 million as of April 2016 with revenue generated by those organizations exceeding $2 trillion. These 1.5 million organizations comprise a diverse range of nonprofits, including charitable organizations, foundations, museums, educational institutions (schools and universities), health care providers and research organizations, labor unions, business and professional organizations, large religious institutions, sporting groups, and large environmental protection organizations, owning billions of dollars of assets.”

Other specializations available to MBA students include Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, and Project Management. All coursework for specializations is delivered in an online platform.

The 36-hour MBA program is a blend of intensive classroom case analysis with individual preparation and small group discussion. An emphasis is placed on managing for quality results. The MBA curriculum adopts and implements three creative components: a team-based learning model, a fully-integrated curriculum, and a transformational learning experience for personal and professional skill development.

Contact King University’s Office of Admissions for information on how to apply for King University’s Master of Business Administration degree program at 800.362.0017 or


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