More on-campus and online programs in real estate, English and media/film added this year

Marylhurst University will begin offering two new bachelor’s degree programs and an additional master’s degree program this academic year as part of its long-term plan to expand educational opportunities in niche areas for its multigenerational student population.

In the fall, the university will enroll its first students in the new Bachelor of Arts in media and film studies and MBA in real estate programs.

Media and film studies is an existing concentration in Marylhurst’s cultural studies major that has been popular with students.

The new degree allows students to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of media and film, and explore how various media impact our culture. Students will pursue one of three concentrations: film studies, media studies and media production.

The MBA in real estate, offered as an accelerated online program, is designed for graduate students who want the broad business acumen gained from an MBA with a specialty focus on the real estate industry.

Students can choose from three concentrations: development, finance and management, all tailored to those working in or entering the real estate profession.

Also this fall, the university’s MBA in sustainable business will introduce two new concentration areas: one in green information technology and the other in food systems management.

A third concentration has been retooled to focus on natural resource management. All of these concentrations are available through the accelerated online program.

Winter term, the university will expand its undergraduate offerings in English with a new Bachelor of Arts in English and digital humanities, a primarily online program that combines traditional English studies with the application of digital technology to the student of literary texts.

The degree offers the flexibility of online coursework while emphasizing active learning, service, networking, collaboration and community-building.

“Our expanded programs represent the array of fields that are growing in student interest and professional opportunities,” said Marylhurst provost David Plotkin. “In both our on-campus and online learning environments we’re providing students with more options to expand their skills and knowledge in innovative areas where they want to focus their careers and break new ground.”

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