FAYETTE, Iowa (June 3, 2011) — Upper Iowa University has appointed Betty J. Whitesell, PhD, as MBA program coordinator. She will also be a member of the faculty in the division of business.
Whitesell comes to UIU with 15 years of higher education experience in the classroom and online teaching and administration. She has served as assistant dean of the School of Business, program director, Leadership and Organizational Studies, and assistant dean/associate professor at Colorado State University, Regis University and other higher education institutions. She earned her doctorate in organization and management from Capella University.
“The UIU master of business administration degree is an important element of our academic programs,” said UIU President Alan G. Walker. “The MBA is a much sought after graduate degree that can help individuals advance in their careers. At UIU, we are especially pleased to offer the MBA globally through the online program and at our Madison Center allowing the greatest flexibility for busy, working adults who want to complete an advanced degree while working full-time and keeping up with their personal lives as well. We are very pleased that Dr. Whitesell will be bringing her extensive experience to bear on making our MBA program even more successful.”
The UIU MBA program offers emphases in accounting, corporate financial management, global business, human resources management, organizational development, and quality management. The online MBA program was rated a “best buy” by the independent review organization, GetEducated.com, in 2010 and was ranked 7th in affordability among 25 distance MBA programs. Launched in 1998, the MBA program is one of four graduate programs offered by UIU.
Monica Bayer Heaton
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About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.