Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ASU West cuts MBA program

When the smoke from the budgetary cuts clears, The College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences will be the lone college remaining at ASU West.

reported on AZCentral.com

All graduate degrees, including the W.P. Carey School of Business master's program and the School of Global Management, will cease to exist at the west campus.  The College of Education and Leadership and the nursing program are also being moved to other campuses.

I think it's a shame.  ASU West is special to me; I received my MBA there while attending classes in the evenings after work, and then studying like heck on the weekends.  The education was terrific, but that's only half the story.  I still keep in touch with many of my fellow students and professors - lots of good, smart, interesting, hard-working, diverse, well-connected people.

I also think it's a shame because ASU West had been growing nicely with the West Valley, and the dual degree with Thunderbird School of Global Management drew talent to the area from across the globe.

Hopefully things will change when the economy rebounds, and in 5 years we'll be talking once again about the great things ASU West is doing.

Your happy to have gone to school, happy to not be going to school, and sad to see it closed Realtor,

Chris Butterworth