Jacqueline Palochko Contact Reporter Of The Morning Call
January 28, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Moravian College will launch its first online graduate business program that will begin offering classes this fall.
The Bethlehem college will officially make the announcement about the Online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program at an event Wednesday, according to a news release Monday morning.
The college’s graduate program has partnered with the company Extension Engine to build the online program. Extension Engine is considered an expert in online learning and has worked with universities such as Notre Dame, Harvard and M.I.T.
Online classes at Moravian will start in September 2019, according to the news release.
“Our partnership with Extension Engine helps strengthen the college’s commitment towards innovation and the liberal arts tradition,” Scott Dams, dean of graduate enrollment at Moravian College, said in a statement. “There is a pronounced need for data analytics professionals in the region, and the Online Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program will prepare graduates to meet that demand.”
The event Wednesday, called Celebrate Innovation, will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Haupert Union Building.
“Launching this online graduate business program to meet the demands of the market is completely aligned with the mission of Moravian College, dating back to our start in 1742,” Moravian College President Bryon Grigsby said in a statement. “We’ve worked hard to embrace technology and make it ubiquitous on campus for every student, and this online program is part of that evolution.”