Feb. 11, 2010
Contact: Tom Tozer, 615-898-2919; Dr. Troy Festervand, 615-898-2368
‘IMMERSION 2010’ OPENS DOOR TO MBA DEGREE AND GREATER JOB OPTIONS, MARKETABILITY
MTSU program enables student to complete MBA prerequisites in one summer
Entrepreneurial-minded college graduates who are not business majors but realize the value of a Master of Business Administration degree should explore “Immersion 2010,” an accelerated course of study at MTSU that enables a student to take the necessary pre-MBA courses during the summer and begin the MBA in the fall. The student can then complete the MBA in as little as one year.
“Given current and near-term economic prospects, the opportunity for growing your resume may never be brighter,” said Dr. Troy Festervand, director of the graduate division in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. “Those non-business majors who are graduating this coming May should look long and hard at this as a way of getting a leg up on securing a good job.”
“Immersion 2010” is an interactive summer school business program designed especially for non-business graduates who are interested in adding an MBA to their qualifications arsenal. There are several prerequisites that must be satisfied, and this program makes it possible to do so during the summer.
“After completing ‘Immersion,’ students must submit an acceptable GMAT score to be admitted into the MBA program,” Festervand explained. “Once they begin their MBA, they can finish in one year. MBA courses are available at night, on weekends and online.
“The MBA has several options for areas of concentration and can be combined with graduate courses from other disciplines; for example, recording industry, aerospace, foreign language, nursing and so on,” he said. “As many students have found, regardless of the major, the language of business is spoken in most jobs.”
Those who are interested in exploring “Immersion 2010” should call 615-898-2964 or stop by to visit with a graduate business adviser, Festervand said.
“When students consider how much more marketable they are with an MBA and how long they will likely be working over the course of their careers, the long-term value of the MBA degree is overwhelming,” Festervand said. “Take a critical look at your future, the employment opportunities available to you, earnings potential or simply what you want out of life, and you will come to the conclusion that another year really isn’t that long—and it’s always great to have options.”