Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Introduces Bachelor of Arts Degree in Operations Management and Analysis

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has introduced a new Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis.

The degree is part of a greater effort to provide high quality degree programs for those seeking careers in business and, specifically, for those seeking careers in business analytical fields where improving productivity or quality is of particular importance. A distinguishing feature of the program is the integration of a broader business curriculum, which aids the students' understanding of the business as a whole.

"Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis combines a well balanced blend of general business and business analytic core courses for a comprehensive education in this field," said Dr. Michael Reilly, program director of the Ashford University College of Business and Professional Studies.

The Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis prepares students to be operations managers who possess the analytical, problem-solving, and behavioral management skills needed to diagnose problems, improve operating systems, and gather support for required system improvements that contribute to a business's success. It prepares students for employment in a variety of business fields, particularly manufacturing, production control, distribution, inventory control, quality management, and supply chain management.

The Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management and Analysis is currently available online at Ashford University. It does not include any additional professional licensures or certifications.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies -- deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.