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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
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
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in
1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional
degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business
administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning
opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA
Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.