August 20. 2007 2:00AM - Last modified: March 14. 2012 2:25PM

Mt. Mary to offer new MBA program


Mount Mary College will launch a new master's of business administration (MBA) degree program in January.
The MBA program will be 36-credits and will focus in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and management and information technology. The program will address personal development as well as professional skills, said Robert Combie, director of the Milwaukee college's program.
"Real preparation for business leadership must go beyond mastery of the academics," Crombie said. "The Mount Mary MBA infuses the college's historic commitment to social justice throughout the curriculum, and strives for the development of ethical and just leaders who put knowledge into transforming action."
Another important aspect of the program is teaching from a global perspective, he added.
"The decisions and actions of any business, large or small, local or multinational, are influenced by and have an impact on the rest of the world. To prepare our students to compete in a global economy, we offer more than just a single international business class. We will incorporate that perspective in all our classes, discussions, and activities," Crombie said.
Classes will be offered once a week for eight weeks. Five eight-week terms will be offered each year, and students will not be required to take the terms sequentially.
Mount Mary also announced it has received eight grants totaling $138,000.
The largest grant of $36,000 was awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) to provide stipends for graduate students in the Urban Education Fellows Program offered by Mount Mary. The program trains students for new teaching careers in private and charter schools in Milwaukee.
Three of the grants totaling $35,000 were given to support Mount Mary's Midtown Scholarship Program. The program is designed to help Milwaukee-area high school students transition to the college experience.
Other grants include: $33,000 towards scholarship awards from the Rose Monaghan Charitable Trust; $20,000 towards Mount Mary's College in the Community initiative from the Mother Caroline Mandate Fund; $19,960 for general operation and to upgrade computers from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation; and $5,000 to support the Summer 2007 NEW Leadership Wisconsin Program from the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation.