The purpose of this study was to illustrate an understanding of the nontraditional graduate student experience in the Metro Campus MBA and MPA programs. This study posed the following questions: (1) Why do some nontraditional students pursue MBA or MPA degrees? (2) How well are MBA and MPA programs designed to serve the students? (3) How do nontraditional students interact with their classmates, faculty, and program administrators? (4) How does an urban campus serve the nontraditional students? (5) How are prospective students able to pursue and complete the degrees successfully? A qualitative case study was conducted to examine policies, procedures, initiatives, and issues which might support or hinder nontraditional graduate students' program progress.Prior to admission, prospective MPA students may take up to three graduate-level courses as a non-degree student, and they can use the courses for their program of study ... If you have less than that, you have to be stellar candidates with your GMAT scores and essays that you have to do.aquot; Additionally, the MBA admissions office would interview those candidates in order to find out if they are headinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Exploring Elements that Support Or Impede Program Progress for Nontraditional Graduate Students: A Qualitative Case Study of MBA and MPA Program Initiatives at Metro Campus|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|