BGSU Professional MBA Program will expand to Findlay


BOWLING GREEN, O.—Beginning this January, business people in the Findlay area who wish to develop their professional skills can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bowling Green State University without traveling to Bowling Green.

BGSU’s College of Business Administration has announced plans to expand its Professional MBA (PMBA) program with classes in Findlay.

“Bowling Green State University and the College of Business Administration are pleased to make available an AACSB-accredited MBA program to west central and north central Ohio communities,” said Dr. Rodney Rogers, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “With the overwhelming success of its off-campus PMBA program at Perrysburg’s Levis Commons, the college saw a need for an accredited program at a convenient location for working professionals in other areas, including Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, Seneca, Sandusky, Wyandot and Crawford counties.”

PMBA classes will be held in Findlay from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Community Education and Wellness Center on County Road 18 (Crystal Avenue) at the Owens Community College campus.

Students enrolled in the program complete 12 MBA courses by attending class two evenings per week for 23 months. The PMBA program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is recognized among the best business programs by U.S. News and World Report and by The Princeton Review, which ranks it second in Ohio.

“We are very excited to open the Findlay classroom for the PMBA program,” said Rogers, formerly the dean of the business college. “Career-committed people who wish to earn a top quality MBA from BGSU have been asking us to offer our evening classes in Findlay. Now they can earn their degree while continuing to work full time. In addition to BGSU faculty with world-class credentials, we work extra hard to get senior executives to teach in our program to give students the benefit of their experience.”

The college launched its PMBA program in Perrysburg in 2009, and enrollment has surpassed expectations. Four separate cohorts are attending evening classes there.

With Owens-Illinois headquarters located next to Levis Commons site, a number of O-I professionals have enrolled in BGSU’s program. According to O-I Vice President of Tax Jim Adams, “Our employees tell us they see immediate benefit from their MBA course work. They are able to immediately apply what they learn in the classroom to their work. I view the MBA experience as a win-win for both the student and the employer.”

To obtain more information about PMBA classes in Findlay and the application process, go to http://www.bgsumba.com or call the BGSU Office of Graduate and Executive Studies in Business at 419-372-2488.

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(Posted May 08, 2012 )