UWO to offer two new online degrees

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive
Jessica Thiel
Posted by of Insight Publications

Beginning next spring, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will offer two new 100 percent online collaborative master’s degree programs — applied biotechnology and information technology management.

“Having employees who can harness technology into productive business results is a must for any innovative company, regardless of industry,” said Susan Adams, UW-Oshkosh continuing education director.

Adams cited the NEW IT Alliance projections that there will be 3,000 new IT jobs in northeastern Wisconsin by 2021, with demand continuing to expand. These postgraduate degrees will help address that need, she said.

The applied biotechnology program offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary curriculum that prepares students to advance their careers and pursue their academic ambitions through leadership and management positions within the biotechnology field.

The degree represents an asynchronous curriculum comprised of 31 credits to include six core courses, three concentration or track courses, a capstone preparation course and a project-based capstone course.

Students can tailor their coursework to meet their career goals in quality assurance and compliance, business management and research and development.

The information technology management program offers a fixed curriculum consisting of 37 credits — 12 three-credit courses and a one-credit capstone preparation course. The multidisciplinary curriculum balances real-world applications and practices relevant to the field and draws primarily from business, information systems, information technology, cybersecurity, data science, communications and project management.

Graduates of the program will gain the knowledge and skills required to manage information technology functions across a wide range of industries.