Miami University's Farmer School of Business will add a new cohort to its professional MBA program beginning in January 2013. The announcement comes weeks after the school graduated its second professional MBA class.
“We are clearly delivering on our goal of providing the best MBA classroom experience with more than 90 percent of our two cohorts graduating on schedule,” said Brad Bays, senior director of the MBA program. “This speaks to both the quality and dedication of our students and our faculty and we’re excited to extend this opportunity to a new class in the upcoming year.”
The program, which launched in fall 2009, has proven successful, enrolling more students each year and gaining national attention. The program is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top part-time MBA program in southwest Ohio.
On Aug. 4, Miami awarded 35 MBA degrees in its second graduating class. The program, designed specifically for working professionals, is held at Miami’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester with evening classes that accommodate work schedules.
Students say the program has allowed them to learn practical lessons that are easily applied to real world, professional experience and they applaud the collaborative class environment.
“What truly sets this program apart from the other MBA programs is that it requires all the students to interact in class, and together as a team,” said John Vu, director of global logistics for Belden Wire and Cable. “This is important for an MBA program because it teaches you to network with other professionals.”
“Our MBA program continues to distinguish itself,” said Roger L. Jenkins, dean of Miami’s Farmer School of Business. “We salute the achievements of the 2012 graduating class and look forward to many exceptional classes going forward.”