Marylhurst University’s MBA degree leads Oregon in student enrollment
Online MBA degree options designed for working professionals.
Marylhurst University, for the second year, leads all Oregon higher education institutions in enrollment in MBA programs, according to the Portland Business Journal Book of Lists, and also was ranked tops in enrollment in the Oregon Business Magazine 2010 Power Book. Marylhurst is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and its business degrees have received specialized accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. The university offers two online MBA degree programs with a total of 10 concentration areas of study, in addition to several campus-based MBA program options.
“Online learning is especially appealing to working professionals,” said Alain Gracianette, chair of the MBA department at Marylhurst University. “Working managers need more information and training than ever before to do their jobs, but there’s little opportunity to take leave from work.”
Gracianette said the soft economy and high unemployment rate in Portland and other cities around the country simply underscore the need for distance learning MBA degree programs.
“People will not leave their positions to attend school,” said Gracianette. “In this economy, people want to grow in the positions they already have rather than risk entering an uncertain job market in the future.”
Marylhurst’s online MBA degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months. The university is especially well suited to provide distance learning MBA degree programs in addition to its traditional classroom-based options.
“Marylhurst’s dedication to excellence in management and leadership is evident,” said Bob Hanks, director of business and real estate programs at Marylhurst. “We’ve developed outstanding MBA degree programs in some very dynamic and challenging management fields. Our programs meet the students where they are. By enabling students to learn online and offering year-round admission, we deliver the high-caliber MBA degree programs that today’s marketplace demands.”
About Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University, a private not-for-profit liberal arts university located 10 miles south of Portland, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence. Marylhurst’s small, seminar-style classes – offered weekdays, evenings, weekends and online – provide convenience and flexibility for students with busy lives seeking professional certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The university’s MBA program is the largest in Oregon, thanks to its mix of on-campus and online programs. In addition to real estate studies, students in the accelerated online program can choose from six concentrations – finance, general management, non-profit management, marketing, real estate studies and healthcare management. Marylhurst University is one of the first in the United States to offer an innovative MBA in Sustainable Business, with concentrations in Government Policy & Administration, Renewable Energy, Natural & Organic Resources, and Green Development as well.