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Blog Post:  The Advantage of Pursuing Your MBA at a Local University


The Cameron School of Business is once again listed in The Princeton Review's Best Business Schools guide

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The Best of Both Worlds

Face-to-face and online learning combine to provide professionals with time flexibility and quality learning, while maintaining colleague interaction and networking opportunities.

  • On campus classes one night a week
  • Remainder of weekly coursework online
  • Virtual attendance capabilities
  • All classes archived
  • Team-work on your own schedule

Program Overview

The Professional MBA is a hybrid, part-time, evening program designed for those who wish to continue working while pursuing their degree. Through an interactive exchange with faculty and classmates, MBA students:

  • Refine their skills in the core functions of business;
  • Develop analytical and qualitative skills necessary for effective business decision-making and managing the organization;
  • Collaborate with regional and global clients to develop effective responses to their problems and opportunities, and
  • Gain the perspective necessary to deal with current and future issues facing organizations.

Program Highlights

Core business functions are integrated into the program to provide a foundation of strategic thinking through communications, decision-making, teamwork, organizational change, information technology, the international dimension, technological innovation, social responsibility and ethics.

During the program, students complete three primary integrative tools to increase their knowledge:

  • Learning Alliance – Students are placed into a consulting team and paired with a regional firm. Projects coincide with program coursework. The Alliance culminates with strategic recommendations to the firm.

  • Industry Practicum – All second-year MBA students choose a field to focus their studies and complete either a practicum or a series of elective courses. Students use this opportunity to improve management skills, put theory into practice, build or enhance their career, and develop recommendations into implementable solutions.

  • Executive Challenge – Through cases and guest speakers, students integrate the core functions of business to solve a problem. The course culminates in a real-life "challenge" presented by a guest executive.


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