Philadelphia University will offer an MBA in Textile and Apparel Marketing on-line."No matter where people live or how hectic their work schedules are," says David Brookstein, Sc.D., Philadelphia University dean of the School of Textiles and Materials Technology, "they can earn an MBA degree in Textile and Apparel Marketing without taking the time from a busy lifestyle to attend traditional classes on campus."The program, designed with quality and convenience in mind, is geared towards men and women working worldwide in the textile and apparel industry. Strong emphasis is placed on the areas of Textile Technology, Licensing, and Sourcing, together with innovative MBA courses."The recently enacted Central America Trade Preferences law (Caribbean Basin Initiative)," says Dr Brookstein, "will increase the demand for highly sophisticated textile marketing professionals. Laws such as this open up new opportunities and place new emphasis on textile apparel marketing. The Philadelphia University On-line MBA in Textiles and Apparel Marketing will help professionals learn how to build strategies that take advantage of the growing billion dollar US textile industry."Students enrolled in this new program should have an Internet connection, e-mail, and the desire to pursue learning in a technologically advanced format.Applications are now being accepted for this program that begins in April 2001. Foundation courses for those without an undergraduate business education will be available on-line this September. For further information please e-mail the MBA Office at