Jones International University Launches Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Degree Programs

DENVER, Colo., (March 25, 2010)—Jones International University®(JIU®), the first fully online accredited* university and one of the world’s leading online educational institutions, recently announced the launch of several new Accelerated Bachelors to Masters degree programs that offer business students the unique opportunity to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degree in a consolidated timeframe.   

The Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM) degree option is a scarce commodity in the world of adult continuing education, and thus a valued asset in today’s competitive business landscape.  JIU’s ABM degrees allow those who have demonstrated excellence in their studies, the opportunity to turn their commitment to higher-education into a fully accredited master’s degree in as little as four years.   

The new programs are structured for full-time business students, allowing them to complete their bachelor’s degree coursework in three years and four months. The student can then complete eight masters degree courses over the next eight months and graduate in four years, fully equipped for the business career of their choice.  

“The JIU Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Programs were designed specifically to serve today’s busy working adults,” said Dr. Richard Thompson, Dean of the JIU School of Business and Academic Affairs.  “This unique opportunity provides the accomplished student with the means to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as four years.” 

JIU is currently offering 13 Accelerated Bachelors to Masters degree programs, including Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Health Care Management, Information Technology Management and Leadership and Influence.  

As with all the degree programs at JIU, the Accelerated Bachelors to Masters programs use proprietary online learning tools that are the hallmarks of Jones International University. Small class-sizes, personal and individualized one-on-one counseling and focused coursework specifically designed to enhance the online learning process are all trademarks of a JIU degree. 

The ABM degree programs are 100% online and ready to meet the needs of those seeking accelerated learning opportunities. For more information on the programs and to see all of the accelerated degree offerings, visit the JIU website at  For more general information about JIU please visit

About Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)

As the pioneer in online education, Jones International University offers an unparalleled online educational experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career changers, and career advancers around the globe. It offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business and education and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities. JIU was the first entirely virtual university in the U.S. to be granted regional accreditation and continues to make its mark as the Gold Standard Online University®. Visit

*Jones International University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The HLC may be contacted at 800.621.7440 or