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New MBA Programs for Nonprofit Leaders

Posted on March 4th, 2009

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program is now offering two new programs with a difference for nonprofit leaders seeking highly pragmatic as well as marketable training.

MBA class
Ron Stoltzfus, co-director of EMU’s MBA program, works with student during a class.

Interested persons can attend a free MBA open house between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 19 at EMU’s Campus Center building, room 301, or contact the MBA office at 540-432-4150.

Nonprofit Focus for Business Leaders

A new MBA concentration in nonprofit entrepreneurial management will allow nonprofit leaders to earn their MBA in 2 1/2 years as part of a cohort taking classes together Thursday evenings.

In addition, the MBA program now offers a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship in collaboration with EMU’s renowned Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). The certificate program includes five courses that can be selected from a menu of options to provide broader opportunities to tailor their training.

“We’re excited to offer these new programs to nonprofit leaders, as we see this as a growing sector of the Shenandoah Valley and Albemarle Co. area economies,” said Dr. Anthony (Tony) Smith, MBA co-director. “The EMU MBA program focuses on increasing leadership strengths, building management skills and developing stewardship strategies.

The university’s mission and culture emphasize the values of ethics, stewardship and sustainability. Students may also pursue a general management MBA or a concentration in health services administration.

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