Exploring Elements that Support Or Impede Program Progress for Nontraditional Graduate Students: A Qualitative Case Study of MBA and MPA Program Initiatives at Metro Campus

Exploring Elements that Support Or Impede Program Progress for Nontraditional Graduate Students: A Qualitative Case Study of MBA and MPA Program Initiatives at Metro Campus

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The purpose of this study was to illustrate an understanding of the nontraditional graduate student experience in the Metro Campus MBA and MPA programs. This study posed the following questions: (1) Why do some nontraditional students pursue MBA or MPA degrees? (2) How well are MBA and MPA programs designed to serve the students? (3) How do nontraditional students interact with their classmates, faculty, and program administrators? (4) How does an urban campus serve the nontraditional students? (5) How are prospective students able to pursue and complete the degrees successfully? A qualitative case study was conducted to examine policies, procedures, initiatives, and issues which might support or hinder nontraditional graduate students' program progress.Student participants perceived the increasing costs of higher education as a reality in a marketplace where higher ... Few scholarships are available for nontraditional graduate students even though they represent a wide range of socialanbsp;...


Title:Exploring Elements that Support Or Impede Program Progress for Nontraditional Graduate Students: A Qualitative Case Study of MBA and MPA Program Initiatives at Metro Campus
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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