ready to advance in your career?
“A really valuable piece of Bluffton’s MBA program is having conversations with people in different career fields. In my cohort there is a really great mix of ages and levels of experience represented. That variety provides so many valuable perspectives on the topics we are exploring.”
Kyle Schmidt ’13, MBA ’22
VP, Loan Review Officer
Lake City Bank,Mishawaka, Ind.
Meet with your classmates via videoconferenced classes one night a week (two nights a week for the 12-month program).
Bluffton’s MBA is focused on leadership development, helping students understand management and leadership from a different perspective. Students will develop the knowledge needed to interact with various business disciplines such as accounting and marketing.
“What’s great about Bluffton’s program is it isn’t cutthroat. It’s about learning from each other. It’s not as much about tests and memorizing, it’s what we learn from each other that sticks.”
Roel Galvan MAOM ’01
Director of employee relations and training at Sauder Woodworking
The focus and structure of Bluffton’s Master of Arts in Organizational Management (MAOM) is similar to the MBA while giving the student the opportunity to engage in an individualized research project in an area of the student’s choice.
Most classes are integrated with the MBA courses and are delivered one night a week through online videoconferencing.
In addition to MAOM courses, students can add a concentration in:
- Accounting and Financial Management
The accounting and financial management concentration prepares students for leadership in the functional areas of finance and accounting in both for-profit and nonprofit contexts. The content of these courses is related to the broad areas of responsibility of private and public accountants as well the needs of financial leaders.
- Health Care Management
The health care management concentration will help students understand the economic and political environment of health care institutions, develop basic principles of health care financial management and familiarize themselves with the tools to understand and manage issues in the delivery of health care.
“The Collaborative MBA’s focus on making a positive impact on the world through values-driven leadership is something that is missing in traditional MBA programs. I appreciate the program’s robust academic offerings and intentional focus on global sustainability and citizenship.”
Madalyn Metzger, Collaborative MBA ’20
Vice president of marketing
Everence Financial, Goshen, Ind.
The Collaborative MBA focuses on the traditional skills of management while emphasizing the concept of leadership for the common good.
The 22-month program includes:
- An intense 2-day initial residency via videoconferencing
- Weekly live videoconferenced classes
- A one-week international residency
Tuition covers room and board for the residency.
The next cohort begins with an online orientation on Aug. 5, 2021, with the virtual
residency on Aug. 7 and 8.
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