FSB unveils Residential MBA program

Fri, 2007-03-02 12:29 -- univcomm
March 2, 2007

Anderson University’s Falls School of Business is accepting applications for its new Residential MBA (RMBA) program set to launch in August, 2007. The RMBA is an innovative program designed for individuals who desire graduate level studies immediately following completion of their undergraduate program. Students will live, study and attend classes for 11 months in the soon-to-be-constructed Flagship Education Center connected to the Flagship Enterprise Center at exit 22 and I-69.

“Our focus is on development of the whole person, and by constructing a learning/living community we expect one outcome to be that students benefit from the diversity and individuality represented by classmates,” explains Dr. Jeffrey Buck, associate professor of Marketing and director of MBA Programs at the Falls School of Business.

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Complete with international travel and hands-on experience, all components of the program are intended to offer students with a high quality business education based on a Christian worldview. The RMBA program is competitive and selective. Accepted students will be able to demonstrate achievement through academic performance and meaningful involvement in extra-curricular activities.

“We are looking for students who are motivated, intellectually curious and service oriented,” explains Dr. Frank Pianki, associate professor of Business Administration and director of Academics for the Residential MBA program. “Our vision is to create a Christian business ‘think tank’ that will allow students to grow as professional leaders in a faith based environment.”

An undergraduate degree in a business discipline is not necessary for acceptance. Pre-requisite classes will be offered in July. Enrollment is limited and prospective students are encouraged to apply. Visit www.anderson.edu/falls/mba/residentialMBA.html or www.anderson.edu/mba Candidates can also contact Diedra Colvin, assistant professor of Marketing and director of Marketing for the RMBA, at dacolvin@anderson.edu

The RMBA program is one of three MBA programs developed by the Falls School of Business. In addition to the RMBA, the Falls School of Business supports a Professional MBA and a joint Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration degree program.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology. Falls School of Business is one of Anderson University’s largest academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors as well as MBA and DBA programs. The school is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA).