EmbanetCompass Announces Partnership with Prestigious Howard University to launch online Executive MBA

Chicago, IL, Toronto ON, and Orlando, FL (March, 2011) – EmbanetCompass, a premier provider of distance learning services, is announcing a new partnership with Howard University to begin an online Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) starting in Fall 2011.

Howard University’s School of Business was the first university in Washington, DC to be accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is nationally ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek and The Princeton Review. The online EMBA degree consists of 42 credit hours of quality executive business education that can be completed in about a year and a half.

“With an audience of more than 5 million individuals, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most sought after degrees in higher education,” said Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business. “We were looking to expand our ability to offer this Executive MBA degree and working with EmbanetCompass to take this degree online offered us that opportunity.”

“Howard University has one of the premier business schools in the country and has a reputation for delivering high quality business degrees,” said Steve Fireng, Chief Executive Officer and President of EmbanetCompass. “We feel there is tremendous demand for Howard University to expand its degrees nationwide and are honored that they are entrusting us to help them deliver their degree online.”

EmbanetCompass offers fully integrated online learning services such as marketing, recruitment, retention support, instructional design and technology services to a growing list of prominent institutions.

Howard University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Howard University’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

About Howard University
Howard University, founded in 1867, is a private, research university that is comprised of 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 21 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu

About EmbanetCompass
At EmbanetCompass, we partner with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach. We provide the entire complement of online learning support services–including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support and technical helpdesk, allowing our university partners to concentrate on delivering high quality academics. Our success is based on a history of performance and innovation that provides our academic partners with the stability and agility required to meet the growing global demand for online learning. EmbanetCompass partners with 31 colleges and universities serving more than 100 distance education programs.