To compete in today’s highly competitive business environment, the upwardly-mobile professional must continuously improve. You know this, and we do too. The outcome of a substantial time investment dedicated to researching, analyzing, and discussing with students, alumni, and business professionals the needs of tomorrow’s managers and leaders – the Williamson MBA has been more than revised, it has been reinvented.
Today, the Williamson MBA program is more professionally-oriented than ever before. Guiding all decisions related to the new program was a focus on ensuring quality and value for working professionals. We strove to create value through the knowledge that would position you to succeed not only in the classroom, but more importantly, in the performance of your current responsibilities, your workplace, and achieving your career goals.
Highlights of the Reinvented Williamson MBA Program
While you have been provided information on your particular transition plan (in a separate email), here are some highlights of the reinvented Williamson MBA program.
- Designed for Working Professionals: Students – especially working professionals – want, and need, courses delivered in a more timely and effective manner. Reflecting practices successful in executive education, courses will be offered over 8 weeks (or shorter) periods in business-friendly concentrated (2 or 1 credit) formats that meet one evening a week.
- Time to Completion: The Williamson MBA will require all students to complete 39 credit hours. Coupled with the delivery method, this can allow you to complete the program faster – which we know is important to you as a working professional.
- Admission Criteria for Working Professionals: New admission criteria have been developed that value the importance of work experience. In fact, for those with appropriate professional work experience, a standardized test (GMAT/GRE equivalent) may no longer be required for admission to the Williamson MBA (applicants may apply for a waiver).
- Flexibility: Gone are courses separated into “levels.” In fact, now, other than a few expectations, most courses do not even require a prerequisite. This provides you more choices as to when you take your required courses based on your professional needs or schedule.
- Professional Focus: The program, and its courses, is structured around helping you develop a core set of capabilities that allow you to succeed beyond the classroom, becoming a better leader, decision maker, manager, and strategic thinker.
- “One” Williamson MBA: Regardless of prior educational background and experiences, everyone will now complete all courses (i.e. no “waivers”) of the 39 credit program – ensuring a consistent experience in the program.
- Convenient: Courses will continue to be offered on campus and online. Also, starting in January 2014, the Williamson MBA and its courses will be offered on Saturdays, offsite in Lorain County.
- Quality: And rest assured, with all of these changes focused on developing working professionals, the new Williamson MBA will continue to meet AACSB International accreditation standards – the mark of excellence that less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide have earned.
About the School
Youngstown State University, an urban research university, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its