KLAMATH FALLS – Klamath Community College is excited to announce that community members seeking a new career or career advancement can now earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) without leaving Klamath Falls.
The MBA program is being offered as part of a continued partnership between KCC and Eastern Oregon University (EOU). The program allows students to learn from EOU professors using synchronous technology that streams courses in real time to KCC in Klamath Falls.
“The MBA program is open to applicants from a variety of educational backgrounds, and its graduates will have a competitive edge when applying for management positions in business administration,” said Jamie Jennings, KCC vice president of academic affairs. “This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to advance his or her career.”
The deadline to apply for the program is Sept. 15. Classes start Sept. 25.
This advanced degree is the first of its kind to be offered at KCC. Earning an MBA is a terrific opportunity for community members to add value to their current skills, Jennings said. An MBA provides students with specialized coursework in areas such as leadership, operations management, and strategic planning.
“A growing economy requires employees and leaders with a variety of backgrounds, and professionals who earn an MBA can greatly contribute to our local business culture,” said KCC President Dr. Roberto Gutierrez. “The MBA program is another pathway for KCC and community businesses to promote a well-trained workforce in Klamath and Lake counties.”
All MBA students are required to complete 45-credit hours of graduate coursework. Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in business or a related degree (agribusiness, finance, accounting, etc.) from an accredited institution. Applications without this are still encouraged to apply but will be asked to demonstrate competency in 13 core concept areas, including management, marketing, finance, accounting and other core business principles.
For the 2017-18 academic year, the MBA program is only available in a five-term program. Students will complete two courses per term in fall, winter, and spring, and one term in the second fall term.
For more information, visit https://www.eou.edu/cobe/business/mba/curriculum/.
Klamath Community College is an AA/EEO/VET/ADA Institution