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Robert Morris Opens RMU Downtown, Offering Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees for Working Professionals

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pittsburgh – Robert Morris University is opening RMU Downtown at 339 Sixth Avenue, where the university will offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees for part-time students starting this fall. RMU Downtown will also be the new home of the RMU Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, which will move from the nearby Regional Enterprise Tower.

RMU Downtown is one of several satellite campuses the university plans to open across the Pittsburgh region in addition to its main campus in Moon Township. These satellite locations will give working professionals the opportunity to earn a degree while balancing the demands of their jobs and families, regardless of where they live or work in the region.

“Robert Morris has long been a leader in educating nontraditional students because we offer flexible degree programs that allow them to advance in their careers,” said RMU President Gregory Dell’Omo. “We promised to remain a presence in downtown Pittsburgh, and now we're making good on that promise.”

 Six degree programs and two certificate programs will be offered out of RMU Downtown:

  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

This is the latest home for Robert Morris in downtown Pittsburgh, where the university was founded in 1921. Record growth of full-time undergraduate and residential enrollment at the Moon campus prompted RMU to sell its building at 600 Fifth Ave. in 2010. Robert Morris also launched several online degree programs, and now offers 20 undergraduate and graduate programs solely online.

For those students who desire face-to-face classroom interaction, the university remains committed to providing convenient degree programs for adults working in the Golden Triangle and other major employment centers throughout the region. This fall RMU also will offer three degree programs at RMU Cranberry in the Regional Learning Alliance:

  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Plans also are in the works for RMU to offer degree programs at locations at Southpointe in Washington County and in Monroeville. RMU recently ran the Southpointe Leadership Academy, which provided leadership training and corporate communication training for business leaders and managers. The university also offers students enrolled at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) the opportunity to earn an RMU bachelor’s degree while taking courses at PTI.

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.