Become an Ethics-Driven Leader with Your Guilford College MBA
Recent Department of Education data indicate that Business remains the most popular graduate degree area in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, an MBA is a good investment for most students who finance their education.
The Guilford College MBA is a professional degree designed to promote interdisciplinary thinking and provide an ethical focus beyond the typical graduate business program. It emphasizes ethical corporate citizenship and professional competencies while featuring a capstone project that enables students to apply their learnings in ways that promote positive change.
"Understanding the world around us, marketing, decision making, financial control, leadership, and, above all, ethical perspectives, are universal skills. Regardless of where our graduates land — industry, education, nonprofits — these skills are needed," says Michael Dutch, Seth and Hazel Macon Professor of Business Management and director of the Guilford College MBA program.
While classes are live on campus, the program’s HyFlex design — a combination of scheduled, in-person, remote, and recorded activities — also allows for online participation. The MBA's capstone course emphasizes a leader's most important duty, to establish a culture and climate of an organization that promotes its ethical values and norms. Potential projects include a case-study analysis, a marketing plan, a strategic plan, a change-management plan, a governance plan, or a sustainability plan for an organization. The capstone can be individualized to meet the needs of working adults or students preparing to enter the professional workplace.
The Guilford College MBA is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in any discipline. The program embraces the early Quaker philosophy that education should be civil and useful. It also leverages the rich heritage and mission of Guilford College in a way that's most relevant to the needs of today’s business professionals.