Philander Smith School (PSC) will grow to be a graduate degree-granting college after its Grasp of Industry Management (MBA) program used to be licensed by means of the Upper Studying Fee (HLC) in November 2022.
“At the heels of the 145th anniversary of Philander Smith School, we are elated about this milestone announcement,” stated Dr. Roderick L. Smothers, Sr., president of Philander Smith School. “When our 10-Yr-Lengthy-Vary Strategic Plan used to be carried out six years in the past, one in every of our key objectives used to be to determine an MBA program. Thus, I’m vastly proud that our group – led by means of Dr. Cedric Stone, Department of Industry Management Chair – helped make conceivable the ancient pivot in our standing from faculty to school.”
Packages are set to open Feb. 1, 2023, and a 25-student cohort will kick off the 36-credit hour program this coming Might. The MBA program can have choices for on-line and in-person categories.
“We’re excited that PSC will hang the honour as the one traditionally black faculty in Central Arkansas to provide an MBA diploma,” Smothers stated. “For the busy running skilled, ours is an sped up program that may permit scholars to matriculate in as low as one year. Moreover, our challenge control monitor will likely be presented totally on-line, and for college students who want an on-campus revel in, we will be able to have a extra conventional sped up layout concerned with common industry control.”