March 2016
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University of the People launches
world’s first tuition-free, accredited online MBA

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It’s been a long time coming…

University of the People is excited to announce that it is has received accreditation for and is launching the world’s most cost effective MBA program!

The MBA program is the latest addition to UoPeople’s current offerings of associate and bachelor’s programs in Business Administration and Computer Science, all accredited by the Distance Education and Accreditation Commission (DEAC).

The university has already started accepting applicants to commence their MBA studies in September 2016. Although there are no tuition or textbook fees, there is a $200 end of course assessment fee (for each of the 12 courses) and students can expect to pay a total of just $2,400 for the entire degree over six terms (15 months). I’m sure you will enjoy the following article, which appeared in The Financial Times.

This is great news for deserving students around the world and a great milestone for the university!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for changing the world with us.

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UoPeople’s Tuition-free, Accredited Online MBA

UoPeople has shown the world that an accredited bachelor’s degree can be accessible, affordable and have the right quality. Now we are determined to show the same can be achieved for an MBA. We realized that for many, a bachelor’s degree is not enough and there is great demand in the job market for candidates with an MBA. The cost of an MBA today is so expensive, that many people who are qualified to achieve it, cannot afford it.

UoPeople was set up to open the gates to higher education and to give an opportunity to those who don’t have it. Launching the world’s most cost-effective MBA was a natural progression for the university, and hopefully, it will pave the way for other universities to follow.

Dr. Russell S. Winer, William H. Joyce Professor of Marketing at the Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU), is UoPeople’s Dean of Business Administration and heads the new MBA program. Dr. Winer has led a stellar team to develop this groundbreaking MBA program over the past few years, and it would not have been possible without the amazing work of esteemed volunteers, such as Dr. Gabriel Hawawini of INSEAD and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stephan Chambers of Oxford Saïd Business School, and Dr. Alex Tuzhilin of NYU Stern School of Business, who have all helped envision and contribute to the world class standard of this exciting MBA.

Information about application requirements can be found at:

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TED: "Shai Reshef’s nonprofit University of the People launches its first graduate degree, an MBA program in 12 courses."

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The Pie News: "University of the People is launching what it has said will be the world’s most cost-effective MBA program."

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NPR: "University of the People started accepting applications Tuesday for its newly-accredited MBA program."

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Marketplace: "University of the People’s program is accredited and professors from top global business schools are supporting it."

To support the first ever cohort of MBA students toward their studies at UoPeople:

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