YSU Restructures MBA Program, Revises Criteria

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University has restructured its graduate program and revised its admission criteria to attract experienced business professionals.

The new admission criteria for an MBA aim to attract more professionals with experience in the business world, said the dean of the Williamson College, Betty Jo Licata.

The MBA will be offered on campus, online, and, starting in January, off-campus in Lorain County. An information session is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. next Monday in Williamson Hall.

“Our focus is on the needs of working professionals -- providing value through quality knowledge that will lead to career advancement and success," said Patrick J. Bateman, the new program director and associate professor of management. "But we also considered the importance of timely and flexible delivery for working professionals.”

The MBA program is designed to develop a core set of capabilities needed for success in the workplace, he said, including leadership, decision-making, management and strategic thinking. Under the restructured program, courses are offered in a business-friendly concentrated format, that format being one evening meeting a week for eight or fewer weeks, Bateman said.

Full-time business professionals can apply for a waiver from the standard test (GMAT/GRE equivalent) that has been required for admission to the MBA program.

For more information, call 330 941 3069.

SOURCE: YSU News Center.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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