JPCatholic Announces Strategic Shift - MBA in Film Producing Program to End

July 16, 2019

John Paul the Great Catholic University announced today that it will shift investments away from its MBA in Film Producing and begin exploration of specialized, high-impact MFA degrees within the Creative Arts. The Faculty Senate voted unanimously to stop enrolling new students in our MBA program. The program will end when the current students complete their studies in December 2019 and the university will not admit a new cohort of students in Fall 2019.

University President Dr. Derry Connolly commented, “The strategic shift in investment allows JPCatholic to align more closely with market demand while still building upon our established strengths in Creative Arts.”

Across the US, a large number of public and private universities are abandoning their on-campus MBA programs, as the interest in online programs explode. JPCatholic is currently impaired in its ability to offer online degree programs since the State of California remains the only state not to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which offers a streamlined and cost-effective method for institutions to be authorized to offer distance education in other states.

As our accreditor WSCUC requires an institutional substantive change approval prior to the launch of a new degree program, the earliest possible launch date for the MFA is Fall 2021.