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Small LA University Adds 7 Online Programs

A small, private, non-profit college in Los Angeles has just added seven new all-online programs to its roster of studies, including bachelor and associate degrees and a certificate in entrepreneurship. Mount Saint Mary's University (MSMU) Los Angeles has just under 3,500 students, 90 percent of whom are women.

The new offerings include two bachelor degrees in business administration as well as one in criminology, bachelor and associate degrees in gerontology and an associate degree in computer science. Several of these programs have had individual course offerings as part of the school's weekend and evening college.

A six-month entrepreneurship certificate program is intended to help students gain skills in planning, managing, financing and marketing the creation of a new venture or the transformation of an existing business.

"Our goal is to create world-class online degree programs that provide students the opportunity to become innovators and leaders, and gain real-world skills in their areas of concentration, based within a traditional Mount Saint Mary's liberal arts education," said Lisa Dawley, executive director for MSMU Online, in a prepared statement. "Through cutting-edge curriculum and technology, we're able to support students who want to take advantage of our programs but want or need greater access and flexibility to pursue their educational goals."

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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