Arkansas State University is teaming up with the American University of Malta (AUM) to create a dual-degree program and global classroom location.
ASU Chancellor Kelly Damphousse recently finalized a deal with the American University of Malta to create dual-degree programs at both ASU and AUM. Students who participate in the program will receive degrees from both institutions.
“This week we establish another unique learning partnership for Arkansas State, and it has the potential to broaden opportunities for our students and faculty and to open new pathways for learning,” Damphousse said in a press release. “Our colleagues at American University of Malta share our commitment to student and faculty development and to the sharing of knowledge across the globe.”
The program will initially include two tracks: business administration and finance. Both ASU and AUM expect to add additional degree tracks in the future.
ASU students who participate in the program are expected to spend their first year at the Jonesboro campus, followed by two years in Malta, and their senior year back in Jonesboro.
AUM students will take their first courses in Malta with online ASU classes. AUM students’ fourth year is composed entirely of ASU classes, which they can take online or in Jonesboro.
The program formally begins with the fall 2019 semester.