Lake Erie College Partners with Rochester Institute of Technology for Accelerated MBA Program
(Painesville, Ohio) – Lake Erie College and the Rochester Institute of Technology E. Phillip Saunders College of Business have established an agreement which allows qualified students, who have earned a bachelor’s degree at Lake Erie, to accelerate their progress through the RIT College of Business MBA program.
“We [Lake Erie College] have been looking to increase our collaborations with other institutions of higher learning and couldn’t be more excited to align ourselves with such a prestigious institution,” says President Michael Victor. “It is our hope that this agreement helps facilitate regional growth and diversification among the student body,” he adds.
Peggy Tirrell, associate director of Graduate Business Programs at RIT, believes “it’s a nice partnership between a small liberal arts college and a business school that is a part of a technology-intensive university.”
Through the agreement, Lake Erie College graduates who are accepted to the RIT MBA program will have the opportunity to waive select MBA courses given that a student earns a full “B” or higher grade mark in the required undergraduate courses. A maximum of four MBA foundation courses may be waived for a period of up to five years from the time the undergraduate course was completed. This agreement offers Lake Erie College graduates an opportunity to complete the RIT MBA program in as few as five academic quarters.
Lake Erie College students must demonstrate an overall strong potential for success in graduate business study based on their GMAT scores and undergraduate academic performance before being admitted to the E. Phillip Saunders College of Business.
Founded in 1829, RIT is an internationally recognized leader in professional and career-oriented education and enrolls more than 15,000 students in eight colleges.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education. The College offers 26 undergraduate majors, including new programs in sports management, forensic psychology and therapeutic horsemanship, as well as master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 800 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.