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USU Extension Offers Three Business Degrees Through Price Campus


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The Utah State University College of Business plans to offer two new business degrees through its regional campuses and centers this fall.

Starting in September, students may earn an accounting or an entrepreneurship degree through USU's regional campuses and distance education centers. The college will continue to offer a business degree that requires students to take a number of basic core classes plus some more specialized courses in such areas as management, accounting and management information systems.

New legislative funding has made it possible to offer the new degrees, according to Cliff Skousen, a senior associate dean in the College of Business.

"The students who take these courses will be tackling the same classes that students take on the Logan campus," Skousen said. "In many cases, they'll be taught by the same professors who teach on the main campus."

Guy Denton, executive director for the southeast region, said that the courses will be taught in person by qualified instructors or over a live interactive web connection.

"This is a great opportunity for people in this area to get a valuable degree without having to travel to Logan," Denton said. "We already know the interest is strong in these areas so we are looking forward to working with the many students who will take advantage of these offerings."

The accounting degree comes through the School of Accountancy in the College of Business, according to Richard Jenson, who leads that school.

"Accounting continues to be one of the most popular and versatile academic majors in the university," Jenson said. "Students who graduate with an accounting degree have so many options open to them. That's why we often call this the one degree with 360 degrees of opportunity."

The entrepreneurship degree is a relatively new major created to meet a need the College of Business has identified to develop more entrepreneurial leaders, according to Gaylen Chandler, the department head for management and human resources.

"This is a degree that is not just for people who want to launch their own businesses," Chandler said. "Students who tackle this degree develop their instincts to seize opportunities and energize good ideas. In today's rapidly changing economy companies need flexible, creative employees who have that kind of entrepreneurial spirit."

Those interested in more information may visit www.usu.edu/businessdistanceed or phone 435-613-5617.


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