Graduate degree programs build on College’s strengths

Grove City College will begin offering its newest Graduate and Online Studies program this summer.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed to give working professionals and new college graduates a valuable educational advantage that can help them achieve their career goals.

The MBA is a complement to the online Master of Science in Business Analytics which also helps students develop highly sought-after business skills.

The online MBA program provides the value and flexibility that are the hallmark of graduate and online programs offered by the College and the same commitment to academic excellence and exceptional student outcomes that has characterized its undergraduate programs for more than a century. Founded in 1876, Grove City College is routinely ranked by U.S. News, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and others as one of America’s top liberal arts and sciences colleges based on academic quality, affordability, and alumni success.

The new MBA program builds on the College’s strong Business Program, which is led by faculty with national and regional business ties and leadership experience with top corporations such as Google, Dick’s Sporting Goods, General Electric, Ingersoll-Rand, and others.

“The MBA curriculum was created with input from our corporate network,” said Dr. Kenneth Carson, chair of the Business Program and professor of Management. “As a result, students can develop valuable skills that employers need immediately. They’ll strengthen key business skills such as accounting, marketing, and economics, and will also deepen leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills. The curriculum prepares students for the next steps in their career.”

Moving from strength to strength is the same approach the College took in 2019 when it created the Office of Graduate and Online Studies to expand existing online programs and establish new graduate degree programs to serve more students well. Building out from an online base that also included dual enrolled high school students, the College began offering more online classes to more students by opening registration to students across the country and adult professionals looking to increase their knowledge, improve their skills and advance their careers.

When it came to graduate programs, the College moved forward with the Business degrees because of the exceptional job growth opportunities, high earning potential and strong return on investment (ROI) for program graduates.

Coursework for the Business Analytics program began last year, and interest in that degree and the MBA have attracted exceptional applicants from across the nation working in a wide variety of industries, according to Dr. Christy Crute, associate dean of Graduate and Online Programs and professor of Business Analytics.

“Our students are talented, high-performing individuals who are continuing to develop their analytical skills and business acumen while also supporting and encouraging one another academically and professionally,” she said.

In addition to online coursework, both master’s degree programs feature on-campus residency events, including workshops led by some of the nation’s top leaders in their field and opportunities to network with industry leaders and their peers.

“The impressive professional networks our students are developing will serve them for the foreseeable future,” said Dr. Paul Kemeny, dean of the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters.

The 39-credit MBA program is currently offered part-time with concentrations in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship and General Business. The 30-credit MSBA program is offered full- or part-time. The next start date for both programs is summer 2022. Review of applications begins Feb. 1.

In line with the College’s commitment to affordability, graduate programs are reasonably priced. Many students utilize their employer’s tuition assistance programs to cover the cost.

For more information or to apply, visit, email, or call 724-458-2027.

Graduate degree programs build on College’s strengths

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