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WU’s Walker Business School introduces new B S degree in mobile computing

WU's Walker Business School

Webster University’s Walker Business School

The George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University has established a new undergraduate degree in mobile computing.

Students who choose the new 48-credit-hour B.S. degree in Mobile Computing are focused on applying their technical skills to design, create and test mobile applications. They will learn programming skills necessary to become proficient in developing mobile applications for portable computing devices that access the Internet, such as smartphones, iPhones and iPads.

“These students are at the center of mobile development,” said Walker School Dean Benjamin Ola. Akande. “They will be qualified to analyze, design, implement and test mobile applications as well as develop the required skills to maintain and update existing mobile applications. Their computing knowledge and technical understanding will allow them to move an organization into the mobile computing arena.”

Webster University Computer Science Professor Martha Smith helped create the program’s curriculum. She says a high demand exists for workers skilled in programming for mobile devices. “A simple search on job recruiting websites showed a dramatic increased demand in employment in mobile app development, mobile architecture, mobile design and other mobile technology-related fields,” Smith said.

Of the new degree’s 48 required credit hours, there are five new courses: Introduction to Mobile Technology, Mobile Computing I and II, and Mobile Development I and II.

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