Interest high in Lawrence Tech’s new MBA at North Central

PETOSKEY – Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is extending its reach in Northern Michigan.

Through a partnership with North Central Michigan College, Lawrence Tech’s most successful graduate business program, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), is now offered on-site at NCMC’s University Center in Petoskey.

“Just the fact that we already have 13 students ready to go for fall shows the need for this type of flexible program,” said Teri Goodman, manager of Lawrence Tech Northern Michigan Education Centers. “It’s a weekend program, but not every weekend, so it’s a good for people who are working. It’s a combination of on ground and on line.”

The MBA program provides working professionals with the skills, knowledge, and technical tools to manage complex projects and harness the talent and energy of cross-functional teams.

By incorporating current and relevant business themes into each course in the program, this degree provides a framework for managing organizational innovation in today’s environment of accelerating change.

Program design

The MBA is a modular-cohort program with its course schedule preset upon acceptance into the program. Students take two courses per term and progress through the program with the same group of classmates.

All classes are offered in a schedule that requires the students to attend three in-person weekend sessions over a two-month period. These on-ground sessions are on Friday evenings (6-9 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:30-3:30 p.m.). Distance learning technologies are used to supplement the learning between class meetings.

The MBA can be completed in as little as 24 months.

On Wed. Aug. 10, an open house will be held at North Central Michigan College, room 550 from 5-7 p.m.

Or, for more information, contact goodman@ltu.edu or call her at 995-1725.

Lawrence Tech began offering its MBA program at NMC’s University Center in Traverse City in the fall of 2003. The first class to take the program is graduating this August. BN

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