Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Introduces MBA Specialization in Environmental Management

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 launched a new specialization in Environmental Management for students enrolled in its Master of Business Administration program.

The MBA with an Environmental Management specialization will equip students with an understanding of the profound impact the environment has on a business or company.

"Ashford University's MBA with Environmental Management specialization provides students with the tools to effectively manage business within the emerging climate of sustainable and renewable systems," said Dr. Michael Reilly, program director of the Ashford University College of Business and Professional Studies.

"On a global level, corporations and businesses are evaluating the way that their production, operations, and even travel impact our delicate environment. This program will give students a deep understanding of how to operate a business in a way that respects the environment, and give them tools to improve and redesign existing processes and make them more earth-friendly," added Reilly.

Ashford University's MBA specialization in Environmental Management is currently available online. 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 such disciplines as 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.