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Alumni, faculty and staff join retreat for launch of inaugural M.B.A. classes


Alumni, faculty and staff join retreat for launch of inaugural M.B.A. classes

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Alumni, administrators and faculty came together to kick off the inaugural cohort of Master of Business Administration students on July 8 during a retreat at The Grand Resort in Warren, Ohio.

Among the speakers were Board of Trustees member Rod E. Wilt ’86, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D., and program director Anthony Kos, Ph.D.

Students are working on either a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Business Administration in Leadership through a specialized and accelerated one-year program at the College.

The M.B.A. in Leadership is a collaborative effort with the College’s Department of Media, Communication and Public Relations.

M.B.A. students will learn in an intense accelerated cohort-based experiential residential learning environment. Graduates will be connected to the Thiel College network that includes C-level executives in a variety of industries and companies.

The program features an individualized experiential learning environment that includes intensive project-based coursework, work on team projects in cohorts that build long term relationships, and a required graduate assistantship to work on campus or in businesses.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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