Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) is a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education. Ashford University, a Bridgepoint academic institution, has just introduced a degree designed to connect the functions of mainstream economic enrichment with the ecological sensitivity necessary to conduct a more balanced way of doing business: the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Enterprise Management.
According to Ashford University's Dr. Michael Reilly, executive dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies, sustainable business and management career opportunities are extensive and growing. This ongoing increase led university academics to create the Sustainable Enterprise degree, built to bridge the gap between a sensitive footprint and effective business. Despite the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics only beginning to track the evolution of this market (bls.gov/green/#carinfo), Dr. Reilly adds that many labor economists are predicting better than average development of the marketplace through 2018.
"Ashford University's bachelor's degree in Sustainable Enterprise Management equips the leaders of tomorrow with environmentally friendly business practices appropriate to create a secure and reliable business future," furthered Dr. Reilly. "Such management skills will become more mission critical when resources become even more scarce than they are today."
The bachelor's of Sustainable Enterprise Management is the intersection of a desire for success in the American workplace and the personal urge to work within the confines of current green thinking. This unique crisscross of agendas – complete with theory, science and analysis – enables students to satisfy a variety of career intentions: supporting small businesses seeking a greener business plan, enhancing large companies' efforts to display a greater sense of environmental conscience, and delivering environmental solutions to corporate America.
Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Enterprise Management is currently available online and at the Clinton, Iowa, campus, taught by seasoned business professionals in Ashford's College of Business and Professional Studies. This degree does not lead to licensure or certification of any kind.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.