UA business school, Panama strike master's program deal
Posted: October 2, 2012 at 9:17 a.m.
The University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Panamanian government struck a deal to offer a Master's in Business Administration degree program in the central American country, UA said.
Courses will be taught by faculty from the Walton College in both online and in-class sessions during the 13-month program, UA said in a news release.
Each class will be a four-week session with about 32 hours of in-class instruction by Walton College faculty and 16 hours of online interaction.
About 12 members of the full-time Walton College faculty will teach in Panama and interact with students online, UA said, adding that the degree will be offered in cooperation with the Universidad de Panama in Panama City.
Eli Jones, dean of the Walton College, signed the agreement with UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart; Panama President Ricardo Martinelli; and Ruben Berrocal, Panama's national secretary of science, technology and innovation, UA said.
More information is available at gsb.uark.edu.