Education

YSU Announces Partnership to Improve Online Courses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is teaming with Academic Partnerships to improve the accessibility and affordability of YSU’s online programs, including the master’s of business administration program.

Academic Partnerships is a Texas-based company that provides technical support for online courses at more than 60 universities in the United States, as well as colleges around the world.

“We are committed to creating new opportunities for learning, and that’s what this partnership is all about,” said Jennifer Pintar, YSU’s associate provost, in a statement. “This allows us to spread the word outside the region about YSU’s academic programs and our track record of student success.” 

She noted that nearly 8 million people live within 100 miles of the Youngstown State campus and YSU currently enrolls 330 students in 13 fully online undergraduate, graduate and certification programs. 

Academic Partnerships will be involved in marketing the online RN-to-BSN program in nursing beginning this fall semester and a streamlined online master’s in business administration, which will relaunch in 2020.

The partnership also includes seven new online master’s programs in education beginning this fall semester. Students can start the online programs at any one of the six times throughout the year: the two each during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Each session runs seven weeks. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.