Graduate Programs Build on Grove City College Strengths

GROVE CITY, Pa. — This summer, Grove City College will roll out its new Master of Business Administration and online Master of Science in Business Analytics programs.

The online MBA program complements the business analytics program and provides value and flexibility while offering the same commitment to academic excellence and exceptional student outcomes, according to a press release.

The MBA program builds on Grove City’s business program, which is led by faculty with national and regional business ties and leadership experience from companies like Google, Dick’s Sporting Goods, General Electric, Ingersoll-Rand and others.

“The MBA curriculum was created with input from our corporate network,” said Kenneth Carson, chair of the business program and professor of management. “As a result, students can develop valuable skills that employers need immediately. They’ll strengthen key business skills such as accounting, marketing, and economics, and will also deepen leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills. The curriculum prepares students for the next steps in their career.”

In 2019, Grove City created its Office of Graduate and Online Studies to expand existing online programs and establish new graduate degree programs to serve more students well, according to the release. When it came to graduate programs, the College moved forward with the Business degrees because of the exceptional job growth opportunities, high earning potential and strong return on investment for program graduates, the release stated.

Coursework for the Business Analytics program began last year, and interest in that degree and the MBA have attracted exceptional applicants from across the nation working in a wide variety of industries, reports Christy Crute, associate dean of graduate and online programs and professor of business analytics.

“Our students are talented, high-performing individuals who are continuing to develop their analytical skills and business acumen while also supporting and encouraging one another academically and professionally,” she said.

In addition to online coursework, both master’s degree programs feature on-campus residency events, including workshops led by some of the nation’s top leaders in their field and opportunities to network with industry leaders and their peers.

“The impressive professional networks our students are developing will serve them for the foreseeable future,” said Paul Kemeny, dean of the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters.

The 39-credit MBA program is currently offered part-time with concentrations in business analytics, entrepreneurship and general business. The 30-credit MSBA program is offered full- or part-time. The next start date for both programs is summer 2022. Review of applications begins Feb. 1.

Source: Grove City College

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.