Edinboro University welcomes new graduate program

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 7:43 PM

Last Thursday, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania announced a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program had been approved by the PASSHE Board of Governors. The Jan. 25 press release read that the “innovative delivery method will meet the needs of working professionals.” 

The new program is designed to teach students to focus on the decision-making process, unlike traditional MBA programs, and prepare them for roles in business-related work.

Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to take all of the required courses either online or on campus, on a class-by-class basis.

“The program will also be offered in an accelerated format, which will allow students to complete an MBA in as little as one calendar year,” Edinboro announced last week. 

“This innovative delivery method will allow working professionals to attend classes in a manner that meets their individual needs,” Dr. Scott Miller, dean of EUP’s School of Business, said in the press release.

According to the release, research by the Education Advisory Board (EAB) found that Erie County was facing a skills gap, unmet by similar programs currently offered at other local universities. Edinboro announced it will continue to work as a public regional comprehensive university to respond to evolving needs of the regional workforce.

Dr. Erinn Lake, executive director of EUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research, said, “Edinboro University is pleased to receive approval to offer an MBA with such delivery flexibility.”

Students who choose to pursue an undergraduate degree in business majors and have met certain requirements will have the opportunity to continue their education and receive their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an MBA in five years. 

Edinboro anticipates the program will be offered beginning in January 2019.

Hannah McDonald can be reached at eupnews.spectator@gmail.com.

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