Deadline nears for full-time MBA applications

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Grand Valley State University is accepting applications for its full-time Master of Business Administration program; the deadline is February 15.

The integrated and accredited program is the first of its kind in West Michigan, designed to give students experiences that will jump-start their careers and provide immediate opportunities for them as business leaders.

The program guarantees study abroad, a paid fellowship and a stint in Washington, D.C. The 14-month program is unique in several ways. It is designed for recently graduated business students. Unlike traditional MBA programs, this program uses the full business cycle as a framework for lesson plans. Faculty will team teach their subjects so topics such as raising capital, product launch, and operational management are integrated into their coursework.

Each student is guaranteed a paid fellowship which will run parallel with classes. This provides students an opportunity to immediately apply the knowledge they’ve gained through their studies.

Students will also attend the Washington Campus Program in Washington, D.C., to gain knowledge of the inner workings of the American political system and deepen their understanding of the relationship between business and government.

Each student will also participate in a study abroad experience during a module focusing on international business. There is no extra fee to study abroad; the cost is built into the tuition.

Students interested in the program should call (616) 331-7400 or visit www.gvsu.edu/fimba.