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MBU adds 11 new programs and certifications beginning this fall

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Missouri Baptist University is preparing to launch 11 new degree programs and certifications for the 2020-2021 school year.

In February, the University’s Board of Trustees approved the new undergraduate programs and certificates, along with curriculum for the Master of Social Work program and concentrations to the MBU program. These new programs will offer the students the opportunity to pursue careers that are in high demand.  

Data Analytics Major & Minor

The Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics, along with an accompanying minor, will equip students with the tools to make critical decisions based on the collection and analyzation of mass amounts of data from complex data sources. With the boom of big data, the program will help fill the increasing demand of data analytics specialists throughout many industries. This program will also be offered online.

Forensic Psychology Major

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology will challenge students to apply their research skills, psychological knowledge and critical thinking abilities to a variety of issues facing the legal system. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the forensic psychology major is in high demand and are expected to grow much quicker than average over the next decade.  

MBA Concentrations

The University’s long-standing MBA program is expanding to offer two in-demand concentrations: project management and accounting.  Both programs will help prepare students to receive professional certifications in their respective programs.

Master in Social Work

Missouri Baptist University is now accepting applications for the first cohort of the University’s  Master of Social Work program for the fall of 2020.

The MSW program is designed so full-time students can complete the program in two years while students completing the program part time can do so within four years. MBU is the only evangelical Christian institution to offer the degree in the St. Louis area, and one of only four schools in the region to offer the degree overall.

In addition, the Board approved an Associates of Arts degree and undergraduate certificates in Accounting, Healthcare Management, Information Technology, Management and Marketing.

The University will also begin to offer a minor in stage management, supplementing the successful theatre program at Missouri Baptist University. All of the new undergraduate programs are set to begin in the fall of 2020.