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UVa to begin business-education degree program

Tuesday - 5/29/2012, 12:17pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia is getting ready to offer a new joint business-education graduate degree.

The Daily Progress reports ( http://bit.ly/LBUrB8) that the degree program recently was approved by a committee of the school's board of visitors.

Recipients will graduate with a master's of business administration and a master's of education. Ideally, students will wrap up the program in about two calendar years.

Curry School of Education professor Dan Player hopes the program will encourage "entrepreneurial ways of thinking about education."

Organizers eventually would like to have 15 students each year, but they'll likely build gradually to that number. But tuition could be a limiting factor because the program involves a full degree from both the business and education schools.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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