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Ursuline Adds Masters in Business Degree

December 03, 2009


Ursuline College is pleased to announce a new Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Addressing crucial trends that impact Northeastern Ohio's businesses, Ursuline College has continued to enhance its graduate business program offerings, along with adding a new MBA program. 

Unlike traditional graduate business programs which focus on teaching students about separate functional business processes from an historical perspective, Ursuline College's new MBA program was designed with the future in mind. The program is designed to teach students to develop an integrated systems thinking perspective providing them with the ability to analyze interrelated and cross-functional connections in order to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the business environment.

"We are extremely excited about our new MBA program," said Ursuline's executive director of business programs and lead professor in accounting and management for the new program, Dr. Debra L. Fleming. "Our courses have been designed to include a strong emphasis on ethics, entrepreneurial leadership, teamwork, technology and globalization, which in turn, better prepare our students to serve as future leaders who can effectively address the constantly changing needs of businesses - from an ethical, values-based perspective." 

According to Fleming, the College's faculty developed the four MBA concentration options including: ethical and entrepreneurial leadership; accounting and financial planning; health services management and marketing and communications management based on the business areas that have the highest projections for future employment opportunities. "This distinctive design feature will provide students with the benefit of obtaining a comprehensive knowledge base that is highly valued by employers when they make hiring and promoting decisions," said Fleming. 

The 36-credit program offers convenience and flexibility in a unique delivery style that allows students to set their own pace, finishing as quickly as 12 months. Ursuline undergraduate business students could obtain their undergraduate and MBA in four years or less as part of the College's bridge program. Online or blended course formats are taught by professionals in the field with practical experience in their area providing balance between theory and application.

As a Catholic liberal arts college, focusing on women, Ursuline welcomes students into an academically challenging and values-based environment. Recognized for distinguished programs in nursing, fashion, social work and education, Ursuline offers more than 30 undergraduate and ten graduate degrees in four schools including arts and sciences, nursing, professional and graduate studies.

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