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University of Charleston to Drop Daytime MBA Program

The University of Charleston plans to drop its daytime master’s of business administration program in response to a changing market.

School of Business and Leadership dean Scott Bellamy tells The Charleston Gazette that demand for full-time daytime MBA courses is declining because many people interested in the program already are working.

He says the university is looking at converting its evening MBA classes into an online program. The online program could be offered in Martinsburg in addition to existing programs in Charleston and Beckley.

The university will stop offering daytime MBA classes next year.

Bellamy says 52 students are currently in the evening program and seven are in the daytime program. Ten students graduated from the daytime program this month and the remainder plan to graduate in December 2015.