New Online MBA Degree Program Eases Schedule Conflicts For Upwardly-Mobile Managers

August 27, 2002

Lansbridge University and the American Graduate School of Management (AGSM) announced a new dual degree program offering joint degrees in Master of Business

Administration (MBA) and Master of Management. The program, which also offers specialties for the automotive and healthcare industries, allows today’s managers to fit an MBA program into an active career.

George How Pak Hing, a recent dual degree graduate and senior engineer with Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd., says, “The dual degree program with Lansbridge and AGSM is accessible anytime, anywhere. The curriculum is interesting, challenging, and professors from leading universities and industry experts make it relevant.” Mr. Hing has several degrees, including his eMBA, MSc, and PEng.

The Lansbridge University/AGSM program was developed for working professionals who are unable to devote full time to a management degree. Traditional campus-based programs, commonly called Executive MBA or EMBA, often require regular attendance and lack flexibility for travel or work.

Students admitted to the program work online in small groups within a class of approximately 20 students, and interact daily with faculty and peers. In addition, a weekly online synchronous interaction is scheduled for faculty and students. Classes begin in August, November, February and May.

Dr. John McLaughlin, Provost, Lansbridge University, noted, “the program offers students the best North American business school curriculum with talented faculty and responsive graduate assistants available online for consultations 24 hours a day. The distinguishing characteristics of our program are the quality of instruction and the service orientation toward students. The online format closely parallels the real world environments in which our students work.”

Dr. Richard W. Oliver, President, the American Graduate School of Management, added, “Students from around the world become teammates in classes that explore today’s best management practices. The multi-functional, multi- national teams in our ‘real-time’ program provide a far superior experience than programs that are less geographically diverse and lack the tempo and dynamics of the online educational experience.”

The dual degree program consists of a full complement of traditional MBA courses in finance, marketing, operations, organizational development and management information systems. Tuition for the entire program is U.S.


Lansbridge University ( is a provincially approved degree granting institution based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. In operation for more than three years, its first Executive MBA class recently graduated. More than 140 students are enrolled in the MBA programs.

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission recently authorized American

Graduate School of Management ( to grant the Master of Management degree. The school was founded in 2000 by Lamar Alexander, former Governor of Tennessee, President of the University of Tennessee and U.S. Secretary of Education; and Dr. Richard W. Oliver, formerly professor of management, Vanderbilt University and Vice President, Marketing, Nortel Networks.