Beginning January 2013, Utah State University will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree on-site at Brigham Young University-Idaho as part of a new agreement between the two universities.

Faculty members from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will teach the MBA courses on campus at BYU-Idaho. The program will offer the same curriculum taught at USU, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, decision-making skills, leadership and effective communication. Classes will be taught on selected Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.

"BYU-Idaho is pleased to collaborate with Utah State in a way that provides some exciting opportunities," said Fenton L. Broadhead, academic vice president at BYU-Idaho. "This new agreement allows for a graduate school experience here in Rexburg for students, employees and the local community."

Konrad S. Lee, faculty director of the MBA program, said the Huntsman School of Business welcomes the opportunity to offer a master's degree in Rexburg.

"The Huntsman School's focus on developing ethical and innovative business leaders who understand the global marketplace will mesh well with the direction and momentum of BYU-Idaho," he said.

Current BYU-Idaho students and employees, recent graduates and other interested individuals from local communities are eligible to apply. Tuition for the two-year, 36-credit program is approximately $25,000 and the application deadline for Winter Semester 2013 is Nov. 15, 2012. Admissions decisions will be made by USU under the same standards as for students applying for the Huntsman School's other professional MBA programs.

Those interested in learning more about the program, including admissions requirements, may visit or phone (435) 797-2360.