Butler Business Students Can Remain on Campus and Receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Business

Published February 20, 2017 at 09:41 am Ottowa Business Partnership

Butler Community College Partners with Ottawa University, Bringing an Affordable Business Degree to Butler County for the Fall of 2017.

This fall, students who receive an Associate of Science degree in business administration from Butler Community College will be able to take Ottawa University classes on the Butler Andover campus and receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. The Higher Learning Commission granted accreditation to Ottawa University for this degree model.

“It’s exciting to be able to be with the students when we take the next step,” said Jared McGinley, a business professor at Butler. McGinley, along with Ottawa professors and adjuncts will teach several of the bachelor-level classes.

This program is designed for the working student in mind. Classes will meet at the Andover campus from 6 to 10 p.m. one night a week. Each class will meet with a professor for two hours a week for eight weeks and online for a similar amount of time. In this way, each student will complete four classes per semester. All students will go through the two year process as a “unit” – taking the same sequence of classes.

 “Butler is excited to offer our students the opportunity to remain at Butler and obtain a bachelor’s degree in business,” said Kim Krull, Butler Community College president. “Ottawa offers an exemplary education, and we are proud to be involved in this partnership.”

After students receive their associate’s degree at Butler and are accepted into the program, they will take five more classes at the community college. At this point, they will become Ottawa students, but all classes will be offered at Butler’s Andover campus.

“This partnership reflects our mission of bringing meaningful education opportunities at an affordable rate to all students,” said Kevin Eichner, Ottawa University president. “It’s an innovative approach to giving Butler students access to important, fulfilling education. This partnership also speaks to the respect we have for the education Butler offers.”

To be a part of this program, students must graduate from Butler with a degree in business administration. However, they could have received their degree several years prior.

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