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Master’s degrees have a high return on investment (ROI). According to the Wall Street Journal, "At about 98% of universities that offer master’s of business administration programs, graduates typically made more money two years out of school than they had borrowed, a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal student loan data for nearly 600 programs found." In addition, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, those with a master’s degree earn approximately $13,000 more per year than those with a Bachelor’s degree.
Grove City College is a nationally-recognized institution with a collaborative learning community and a strong history of creating national leaders. (CEO Ed Breen and the Hon. Paul J. McNulty are graduates of Grove City College.)
Current graduate students provide additional insight into this question:
Yes. The online graduate degrees are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Grove City College’s online graduate courses provide structure with due dates for project deliverables, but also provide flexibility for you to maintain your current employment. You will complete projects, assignments, papers, and engage with your professors and cohort to solve problems, discuss relevant topics, and network. You will periodically journey to Grove City College for weekend residencies. Although the residency requirement is minimal, it will greatly strengthen valuable connections within both the cohort and the professional community.
You are encouraged to take courses with your peer group and meet in person with periodic networking opportunities.
Yes! You will be invited to campus for networking events.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a 39 credit program (30 core and 9 concentration), while the Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 30 credit program.
Costs vary by program; see your chosen program for costs.
Grove City College’s online graduate courses are taught by Grove City College’s award-winning faculty. Grove City College faculty are well-published, current in research and most have executive level corporate experience. See the fact sheet for your chosen master’s program to find the faculty who will be teaching in that program.
Prospective students may be required to submit the following (check the Graduate Degree Program you plan to enter since requirements may vary):
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Grove City College offers online courses to help you meet the graduate entrance requirements. Prospective graduate students are invited to enroll in any of the available online courses, including the graduate program prerequisites:Online Master of Science in Business Analytics
Additional expenses include books and other course related items, expenses incurred during residency periods (e.g., hotel, food, travel, misc.), and an application fee. (Note: Residency periods may occur twice a year for approximately three days).
You already have an excellent technical career path ahead of you with your outstanding technical skills. Combining those technical skills with business acumen prepares you for leadership within your chosen profession and allows unlimited growth in your career. With top-notch technical skills and corporate fluency, you can engage roles such as
An MBA gives you a higher level of credibility immediately upon entering the job market. Entrepreneurs may find an MBA opens doors to important investors who believe the MBA to be an important resume entry for any business savvy business owner. Whatever your business goals, the MBA will enhance your ability to achieve them more quickly. Most upper level business positions such as the ones below have a strong preference for an MBA.
Educators who want to ascend to various leadership positions within an educational leadership environment may find an MBA to be just the ticket. An MBA can provide broad management skills that allow holders of the degree to successfully run large organizations such as those found in educational leadership levels.
An MBA is the ticket to combining deep business acumen with highly sought-after creativity. Enable your creativity through a more complete understanding of how to influence people and organize your creative endeavors. Learn the science of developing strong interpersonal relationships that can impact strong decisions. The strengths and skills learned in your humanities background will be a strength in the business world and serve as a jumping off point for career advancement.
Regardless of your major, you can extend your eligibility at Grove City College and earn a career enhancing degree. Have the best of both worlds: play another year of college sports while increasing your business value.