The University of Missouri and Columbia College have forged a partnership aimed at helping students in one education program more conveniently fulfill course requirements while pursuing master’s degrees at MU.
Starting in August, students in the MU College of Education’s career and technical education master’s program will be able to use classes in Columbia College’s MBA program to meet elective requirements without having to go through cumbersome admissions or transfer processes.
“They didn’t have a really large number of electives for their students,” said Steve Wiegenstein, associate dean for graduate studies at Columbia College. Anthony Barbis, coordinator for the career and technical education program, “contacted us and wanted to know if we could work something out.”
Both sides met in December, Wiegenstein said, and compared notes on what their students were like. “It seemed like a good fit,” he said.