We are excited to welcome to the UoPeople community our first cohort of MBA students (and especially UoPeople graduates among them) and Health Science degree students this term!
UoPeople offers a geographically and culturally diverse learning experience and applications poured in from eager students around the world after UoPeople launched its long-awaited, world-first, tuition-free MBA in March. In fact, so high was the demand that we received more than 5,000 applicants from over 160 countries! 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. He is joined by 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.
The new Health Science degrees, which have also seen great demand, will prepare health workers for the workforce as well as prepare students for advanced studies within the medical field. Leading figures are heading the program’s Taskforce: Nobel Laureate and President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel; Chairman and CEO of Fortune 500® company Henry Schein, Stanley M. Bergman;UoPeople Dean and Princeton University Professor Dr. Dalton Conley; and Columbia University Professor Dr. Darcy Brisbane Kelley.
These new offerings at UoPeople are one more step in accomplishing the university’s mission of addressing global needs as well as opening the gates to higher education for qualified students around the world and helping them overcome the financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints which preclude millions from accessing higher education.