Despite cuts, SOU resuscitates its MBA

| Print |  Email
Archives - March 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
sou.jpg

ASHLAND — As it wrestles with a $4 million shortfall that is requiring serious cutbacks in its academic programs, Southern Oregon University is bringing its MBA program back to Southern Oregon.

To save money, the 5,000-student university plans to combine its schools of sciences, social sciences, and arts and letters into one college of arts and sciences. President Mary Cullinan, who took over from outgoing president Elisabeth Zinser in September, is also looking at a number of staff and faculty position cuts and the elimination of geography, geology and German majors. The final budget plan will be released March 5.

“It’s not a final plan for who we are as a university and what we want to be,” says Cullinan. “We need to look at our curriculum and our strategies. That’s not a fast conversation, but it’s an exciting conversation.”

SOU isn’t waiting to restart its MBA program, which has been dormant for about a decade. “Medford in particular was crying out for an MBA program,” Cullinan says. 

“It’s a completely different MBA now,” says Dave Harris, dean of SOU’s business school. “We’re really targeting this market.”

The Saturday program, designed with working professionals in mind, will start with about 35 students this fall.

— Christina Williams


Have an opinion? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More Articles

The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

The Latest
Thursday, December 04, 2014
pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.


Read more...

I Know How You Feel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Most smartphones come equipped with speech recognition systems like Siri or Cortana that are capable of understanding the human voice and putting words into actions. But what if smartphones could do more? What if smartphones could register feeling?


Read more...

Election Season

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We didn’t intend this issue to have an election season theme. But politics has a way of seeping into the cracks and fissures.


Read more...

Streetfight

News
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


Read more...

Corner Office: Sheree Arntson

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Checking in with the managing director of Arnerich Massena.


Read more...

Old school: Paulsen's Pharmacy maintains old fashion ethos

The Latest
Thursday, December 18, 2014
121914-pharmacy-thumbBY MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Under the radar — complete with a soda counter, the traditional Paulsen's Pharmacy looks to compete with big box retailers.


Read more...

OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS