Lake Superior State to Debut Online MBA

Lake Superior State University in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is the latest small school to debut an online master of business administration program aimed toward working professionals.
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  • Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, will launch an online master of business administration program geared toward working professionals in August.
  • The flexible online program is built for working professionals, but it also includes opportunities for collaboration and networking with other cohort members.
  • The two-year program will feature single, eight-week course sessions.
  • A growing number of small schools have embraced online MBA programs this year, broadening their reach and expanding flexible options for prospective students.

Another small university is set to launch an online master of business administration (MBA) degree program for working professionals — joining a growing number of schools offering flexible options for students.

Lake Superior State University (LSSU), located in Sault Ste. Marie in northern Michigan, will debut an online MBA program through its Lukenda School of Business starting in August 2024. That two-year program will be based around flexibility, featuring eight-week courses taken one at a time to allow working professionals to balance their jobs, education, and personal lives.

The program will include asynchronous learning so students can work toward the degree around their schedule, according to the LSSU press release, but it will also feature opportunities for collaboration and networking with fellow cohort members.

"Whether students are looking to take their career to the next level or considering a complete career change, LSSU's Online MBA Program empowers you to prioritize a healthy work-life balance while building a better future," Ralf Wilhelms, LSSU professor of strategic management and international business, said in the school's press release.

An MBA can lead to higher earnings and a good return on investment for students.

LSSU's new online MBA program will feature a broad range of business leadership and management curriculum. And it will also end with a capstone focused on project management. Students will be able to earn a project management certification "from a leading globally-recognized firm" as part of the program.

The new program adds to a growing number of flexibility-focused online MBA programs launching at regional universities. The University of Jamestown in North Dakota also recently announced an online MBA program, set to launch in fall 2024. That program will feature a number of industry credentials across high-demand industries to prepare students for an ever-evolving business environment.

Other colleges to recently announce online MBA programs include Central Methodist University in Missouri, Ursuline College in Ohio, and Voorhees University in South Carolina.