MBA program reinvented, admission criteria revised

mba-graphicYoungstown State University has restructured its MBA program at the Williamson College of Business Administration and revised the program’s admission criteria to attract experienced business professionals.

“We have more than revised the Williamson MBA program, we have reinvented it,” said Patrick J. Bateman, the new program director and associate professor of Management. “Our focus is on the needs of working professionals – providing value through quality knowledge that will lead to career advancement and success. But, we also considered the importance of timely and flexible delivery for working professionals.”

The MBA program is designed to develop a core set of capabilities needed to be successful in the workplace, he said, including leadership, decision-making, management and strategic thinking. Under the restructured program, courses are offered in a business-friendly, concentrated format, meeting one evening a week for eight weeks or less.

Bateman said, the MBA’s new admission criteria aims to attract more professionals who possess valuable business experience. Full-time business professionals can apply for a waiver to the standardized test (GMAT/GRE equivalent) that has previously been required for admission to the Williamson MBA program.

And as always, the program is accredited by AACSB International ­– the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – a mark of excellence that less than five percent of all business schools worldwide have earned.

The Williamson MBA will be offered on campus, online, and starting in January 2015, off-campus in Lorain County. For more details, attend the MBA information session set for 5:45 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Williamson Hall; or contact the Williamson MBA program at or 330-941-3069.