Lake Erie College to launch exclusively online MBA track this fall


Lake Erie College’s esteemed Parker MBA program is about to become even more customizable. Starting this fall, students seeking a master of business administration degree from the program will be able to complete their coursework entirely online.

Hosted on the College’s user-friendly online platform LEO (Lake Erie Online), the online MBA track will follow a predetermined curriculum based on two courses per semester (fall, spring, and summer) over a two-year completion period.

Thanks to the new degree track’s flexible nature, students partaking will be able to advance their careers without missing a beat. With the same admission standards, faculty, and curriculum as the College’s traditional MBA tracks, the only difference is the classroom.

“The courses are taught by the same distinguished, hand-picked faculty who boast a wealth of experience and credentials and provide meaningful experiences in each course,” said Dr. Doug Bird, director of the Parker MBA program and an instructor himself. “The virtual world Lake Erie College provides enables you to earn the same prestigious Parker MBA, your way – online!”

Individuals enrolled as online MBA students may combine their courses with the College’s face-to-face offerings if they wish. The College offers face-to-face courses on the east side at the Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College in Kirtland and on the west side at the University Center of Lorain County Community College in Elyria.

In addition to being able to engage in coursework whenever is convenient for them, students enrolled in the online track will have the option of pursuing a concentration in one of three areas: health care administration, health informatics, or information technology management. Each concentration is well suited to individuals employed in the health care or technology industries who may maintain unpredictable work schedules.

“The online MBA is yet another example of our commitment to flexibility and program innovation,” said Dr. Bryan DePoy, vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer. “Offering the fully online degree option is a logical step in the evolution of this storied program.”

As yet another example of the Parker MBA program’s student-focused approach, individuals in the online track will also benefit from LEC’s Lifelong Learning Guarantee. The Lifeline Learning Guarantee allows Parker MBA graduates to take additional MBA courses at LEC for the rest of their lives, free of charge.

“Trends in business education will come at go. At Lake Erie College, we are committed to providing our students with a graduate degree that will serve them throughout their careers,” said Professor Robert Trebar, Dean of the School of Business.

Students interested in pursuing the online MBA are advised to apply soon as seats are limited. The first semester of the online MBA track will begin on August 21 with two courses: MBA532, Quantitative Business Analysis, and MBA547, Corporate Responsibility.

For those interested in learning more in person, information sessions will take place at Lorain County Community College on Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, August 10 and at Lakeland Community College on Tuesday, August 1. Each session will begin at 6:00 p.m. To register, visit

Regardless of delivery format, the Parker MBA empowers graduates to take on greater managerial challenges that help them advance as leaders while developing the strategic skills necessary to manage the functional areas of an organization. With the flexibility this program offers, you can truly earn your MBA, your way at Lake Erie College.

For complete admission requirements and program details, visit Additional inquiries may be directed to Dr. Bird at or Bridget Conway, associate in the Parker MBA Program, at

The Parker MBA is accredited by the International Assembly for College Business Education. LEC’s online MBA track is only available to residents of the State of Ohio. Individuals enrolled in the program’s daytime cohort are not eligible to take online courses.

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