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Colorado Technical University Adds New Global Leadership Concentration to World-Ranked, Online MBA Degree Program



  Colorado Technical University Adds New Global Leadership Concentration to
  World-Ranked, Online MBA Degree Program

Business Wire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- February 4, 2013

Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for
career-motivated students, has launched a new concentration in global
leadership within its highly-ranked, online Master of Business Administration
(MBA) degree program.

The global leadership concentration is designed to prepare students with prior
knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, economics and statistics with
specific skills necessary to pursue advanced career opportunities in today’s
complex global business environment. CTU’s online MBA program is ranked among
the top 10 online MBA programs in the world, according to CEO Magazine, a
publication of the International Graduate Forum. With the new concentration in
global leadership, the CTU MBA program now offers 11 different
business-focused concentrations.

“We designed the MBA in Global Leadership program to address recent labor
market trends and workforce development gaps to help professionals and
organizations succeed in our global economy,” said Emad Rahim, DM, PMP, Dean
of Business and Management at CTU. “Through the program, students will learn
to think and act more critically, strategically and intuitively in how they do
business and approach projects. We aim to provide students with practical
knowledge that they can apply to an organization right away.”

The CTU MBA in Global Leadership curriculum combines in-depth analysis of
advanced leadership concepts and examples of successful enterprises, like
Google, Apple and Zappos. In addition to the program’s core curriculum,
students are required to complete four concentration courses relevant to the
area of global leadership. Concentration courses include: Perspectives on
International Business, Globalization and International Strategy, Global
Leadership Development and Management Capstone.

Like the other CTU MBA program concentrations, the MBA in Global Leadership is
delivered through CTU’s virtual campus, allowing students to collaborate and
learn online, anytime from anywhere in the world. The courses are taught by
faculty members, many with professional careers in international business,
bringing added insights and perspectives into the classroom.

The innovative course content was developed with the support of the
International University of Monaco (IUM), an internationally ranked business
school, to ensure students truly get a global experience. Students pursuing
the CTU MBA in Global Leadership will also have the opportunity to learn from
IUM’s world-renowned scholars and participate in a study-abroad option. IUM
faculty will also be invited to CTU as distinguished lecturers to present on
global business topics relating to economics, strategy, leadership and
marketing. CTU’s Distinguished Lecturer Series offers online webinar
presentations by some of the world’s most accomplished professors and subject
matter experts in areas like global leadership, entrepreneurship, and
operational effectiveness. Upcoming CTU Distinguished Lecturer presentations
given by IUM faculty include:

  * Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:00 pm CST – IUM’s Professor of Economics and
    Strategy, Dr. Ingo Böbel, will present on the topic: “Generating Economic
    Value – Recent Developments.”

       * Dr. Böbel is a published author and has had a profound impact on
         industrial organization research with a focus on exploring an updated
         market structure, conduct and performance paradigm approach. He is
         nominated in the British Journal The Economist for the “Business
         Professor of the Year Award 2012.”

  * Thursday, Feb. 21 at 12:00 pm CST – Dr. Marika Taishoff, Director of the
    MBA Program and Professor of Marketing, Luxury Services, and Strategy at
    IUM will present on the topic: “Critical Elements as Firms Enter the
    Global Markets.”

       * Dr. Taishoff has had many years of experience consulting, coaching
         leaders, and lecturing across Europe, as well as in Turkey, Singapore
         and Russia. Her areas of expertise include marketing, strategy,
         customer relations, entrepreneurship, and services management and
         organization.

For more information and to register for Dr. Böbel’s or Dr. Taishoff’s
presentations, visit
http://www.coloradotech.edu/Student-Life/Distinguished-LeCTUrer-Series.

In addition to global leadership, CTU offers the following 10 concentrations
for its MBA program:

  * Accounting
  * Entrepreneurship
  * Finance
  * Healthcare Management
  * Human Resource Management
  * Logistics Management
  * Marketing
  * Operations/Supply Chain Management
  * Project Management
  * Technology Management

For more information on CTU and its programs, including the MBA, visit
www.coloradotech.edu.

About Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education
for today’s career-focused students and offers support, flexibility and
resources to help students pursue new opportunities. CTU’s industry-focused
curriculum has courses taught by instructors, many with experience in the
fields that they teach. CTU was named to the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 list
of military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine, which includes the top 15
percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most
to embrace America’s veterans as students. At CTU, students can collaborate
with people from all over the country via the CTU award-winning Virtual
Campus, which was recognized as the “Best of the Best” in the Education and
Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors program. Students can also
connect on campuses in multiple cities. CTU students can choose from more than
100 undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, please visit
www.coloradotech.edu.

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North
Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. CTU is also a member of the Career
Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and
schools. For more information visit www.careered.com. CTU cannot guarantee
employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial
obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures.

Contact:

Media Contact:
for Colorado Technical University
Amanda Meyer, 303-951-2558
ameyer@linhartpr.com
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