FGCU hopes to add three degree programs by 2017
By 2017, FGCU hopes to add three undergraduate majors to its catalog: construction management, supply chain management and business analytics and informatics.
In an August editorial in The News-Press, President Wilson Bradshaw outlined the FGCU administration’s 2016 budget requests, which include $3.7 million to “target existing talent gaps through workforce-directed FGCU degree programs.” Those gaps could be filled with the three new degree programs.
Construction management will be the fifth undergraduate degree available through the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, which already teaches civil, environmental, software and bioengineering.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ predicted job growth for construction managers between 2012 to 2022 is 16 percent, which is faster than the average growth for all other occupations.
Business analytics and informatics and supply chain management would be the seventh and eighth undergraduate degrees offered by the Lutgert College of Business.
Two other requests Bradshaw outlines in the budget are the continuation of FGCU’s performance-based funding from the Board of Governors and $622,640 for “student success initiatives.”