Ship MBA at ESU
Residents of the East Stroudsburg region are now able to earn an MBA degree in their area. Shippensburg University now brings its nationally-accredited program to East Stroudsburg University.
Shippensburg and East Stroudsburg universities have collaborated on the program, that allow individuals in the ESU region to earn their MBA in their local area. It also meets a growing need in the region by providing a low-cost program that is nationally-recognized for its excellence.
The program is through Shippensburg's John L. Grove College of Business with classes to be taught at East Stroudsburg by Shippensburg faculty and, when needed, by East Stroudsburg faculty. Students must meet admissions requirements set by Shippensburg and will receive their degree from Shippensburg.
The John L. Grove College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, which certifies the quality of the curriculum, faculty, and support services. The program consists of 10 courses (30 credits), which includes 8 core courses and 2 elective courses. The core courses cover critical elements of business management in today's technologically advanced and global business environment.
The course sequence is flexible, as the core courses do not have prerequisites beyond the basic requirements to enter the MBA program.
The Electronic Classroom
Video conferencing technology provides students with the opportunity to attend class at Shippensburg, and at ESU, simultaneously. Classes are taught in an electronic classroom and broadcast to ESU via video conferencing technology, thus providing students the opportunity to interact with the professor and other students, face-to-face, in real time, from multiple sites.
Students spend two-thirds of each course utilizing the electronic classroom, and one-third on web-based activities, thus providing students with flexibility and convenience in completing coursework. Also, each class meeting is recorded, therefore if students cannot attend class due to their professional work requirements, emergencies, etc., they may view the missed class via online video streaming.
Why Consider an MBA?
Potential students often ask why they should consider an MBA over other master's degrees or what advantage an MBA might provide. This recent article from CNN provides a good resource when considering these questions.