UVU Accepting Applications For New Full-Time Daytime MBA Program
October 30, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson
Written by: Patricia Monsoor
Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business is announcing a full-time daytime UVU Masters of Business Administration Program and is accepting applications now for fall 2014.
The dynamic program will enable business students to receive their MBA in just one year by meeting weekly over the course of three semesters (12 credit hours per semester). The new program also includes an international component, with the first trip scheduled to Germany in spring 2015.
“We pride ourselves in listening to student input and providing an MBA program that works with students’ needs for flexibility, quality and affordability,” said Trish Northcutt, MBA director at the Woodbury School of Business. “The new full-time offering meets those needs and is a competitive, accredited program.”
The team-based curriculum, which will feature a professional-grade faculty with real-world experience, goes beyond the walls and textbooks of a traditional MBA program. The program will focus on application and practice through the use of case studies, projects and interactions with organizations and business leaders on a regional, national and international level.
“I’m so excited about this new, full-time, one-year program because I can go right into graduate school without waiting,” said Parker Trowbridge, a corporate finance undergraduate at the Woodbury School of Business. “I’ll be able to finish quickly and get to work right away, which is why I’m here.”
UVU’s Woodbury School of Business encourages its students to immerse themselves in its “engaged learning” focus. Student teams cover all aspects of business management including accounting, leadership, marketing economics, strategy, consulting, operations and finance. Hands-on projects throughout the curriculum help students cultivate vital professional skills such as leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, team building, communication, project management and ethics.
“We’re connected to some of the finest businesses in the country right here in Utah,” said Norman Wright, dean of the Woodbury School of Business. “Our goal is to put our MBA students in direct contact with those businesses through directed consulting projects, mentoring programs and networking activities that pave the way to improving their career trajectory.”
Woodbury School of Business graduates and students can be found at some of the most prestigious companies in the country including Adobe Systems, Wells Fargo, Sears, Novell, Walgreens, Pinnacle Security/Devcon Security and many others.
The existing part-time MBA program will remain as another program option. Visit uvu.edu/woodbury for more information.
About the Woodbury School of Business
The Woodbury School of Business (WSB) is the largest business school in the Utah System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The WSB supports a variety of engaged learning projects and programs, including the Entrepreneurship Institute in which students start their own business. The school is distinguished for its focus on student development, community engagement, and innovative teaching. In addition to traditional undergraduate courses of study in disciplines ranging from accounting to marketing, the WSB offers an MBA program that accommodates the schedule of working professionals through evening and weekend classes.