Education

Thiel College to Launch MBA in July

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Thiel College’s board of trustees has approved the creation of a master of business administration program, which will begin accepting students in July.

“The modern workplace is competitive and moving in a direction where an advanced degree is going to be, not just preferred, but essential,” said Anthony Kos, chairman of the Arthur McGonigal Department of Business Administration and Accounting. “We are fortunate to have a wealth of faculty with great academic credentials.” 

McGonigal will also be the director of the MBA program.

Students enrolled in the MBA. program will complete 400 hours of career-focused work as a graduate assistant. As part of the required coursework, each student will work in a paid internship for a private sector business for a minimum of 120 hours. Students will also work as consultants to nonprofit organizations.

The program will be a one-year intensive program, but plans are also being considered for a working-professionals program that would last longer. 

The board’s approval of the program creates the second graduate program at Thiel College. A master of science in speech-language pathology was awarded provisional accreditation in August. The first students will start classes in that program in May. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.