Grove City College students will be able to add a Master of Business Administration degree to their bachelor’s degree in a single year under a new program designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and a critical leadership credential for professional success.
The new +1 MBA program is open to current, new, and transfer students beginning in Fall 2023. These students will have access to the same curriculum and faculty experts available to professionals pursuing an online MBA through Grove City College’s Department of Graduate and Online Programs. The program is open to students from all majors.
“An MBA isn’t just for business students,” Dr. Christy L. Crute, director the Department of Graduate and Online Programs, said. “More than one-third of our current MBA students hold undergraduate degrees in computer science, engineering, and other STEM disciplines. They understand that the skills and knowledge that accompany an advanced degree can make them highly employable and prepare them for senior leadership positions or business ownership.”
Students will be able to continue learning and studying at the College as they earn their degree, and student-athletes will enjoy an additional year of eligibility to continue NCAA Division III competition. The +1 MBA is the latest offering in the College’s growing graduate degrees department, which also offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics in addition to the standard MBA track.
“The +1 MBA is a crucial addition to the graduate suite of programs and complements Grove City College’s history of academic excellence. Already accomplished and well-prepared for success, students in the program will further distinguish themselves in the job market,” Crute said.
In addition to marketability upon graduation, the graduate programs are appealing to prospective undergraduate students as well. “Increasingly, students and employers are looking for these advanced degrees. We are committed to providing high quality graduate programs for our incoming students,” noted Dr. Peter Frank, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.
All the College’s graduate programs are offered online in a format designed for working professionals. In addition to the virtual instruction, they include in-person, on-campus residency events where they can connect with faculty, industry professionals, guest lecturers, and others to network and expand their understanding.
To find out more or apply for the +1 MBA and other graduate programs, visit gcc.edu/gradprograms.