The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands (UC) is pleased to announce the addition of three new online graduate business programs: Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Science in Strategic Management and a Doctorate in Business program, which can be pursued as either a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) or Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD).

These programs are open for enrollment now. (More information can be found at None of these new programs require students to have obtained a bachelor’s degree in business prior to application.

“These programs give students options they may not have otherwise.,” said Vonda Moore, Director of Cumberlands’ DBA program. “This way, students can choose to either pursue an MBA or a more specialized degree. The programs are very practitioner-focused. Additionally, the classes integrate the latest technology – systems students will actually use on the job.”

These master’s programs had previously been MBA concentrations, and are still available as such. The new options may provide students who already have careers in management with the opportunity to better their “soft” skills, including development of critical thinking skills, interpersonal communication skills, and gain beneficial classroom knowledge.

“We really thought about what a person needs in order to be an effective manager in their chosen field,” said Moore. “We’re connecting theory with real-world business management. We use a best-practice approach that teaches students what current companies are doing that works well for them, and how to apply those practices.”