Ashford University Launches Revamped Master of Business Administration Degree
New curriculum designed to keep pace with changing demands of the modern workplace


Ashford University has introduced a new version of its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The degree programs at Ashford University are regularly reviewed, evaluated and refreshed as appropriate.

The revamped version of Ashford's MBA program features updated curriculum that includes new courses in Financial Accounting and Statistical Analysis. Furthermore, three core courses in Organizational Behavior, Managerial Finance and Managerial Accounting incorporate curricular changes that address emerging topics in business and professional ethics.

Ashford University, a postsecondary and graduate-level educational institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), continues to offer many specializations with the MBA to meet a wide range of business needs. Besides the standard specialization, students can opt for specializations in Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management, Finance, Global Management, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, Public Administration or Supply Chain Management.

"Ashford University's new MBA degree is designed to challenge minds to consider alternative possibilities, to imagine new markets and to think of new ways to conduct business," explained Dr. Michael Reilly, executive dean for Ashford's College of Business and Professional Studies.

Ashford University's Master of Business Administration degree is currently available online. It does not provide licensure or certification of any kind, and it is the student's responsibility to determine individual states' requirements for practice.

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, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

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, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.