New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will launch a fully revamped MBA program in August, marking the culmination of changes to offer cutting-edge business education and real-world certifications to its students. The revised MBA program not only follows the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence—a highly advanced systems-based structure for leading organizations—but students at Loyola are also offered the opportunity to complete complementary Six Sigma and Project Management certifications.
Recent Loyola MBA graduates have obtained advanced professional appointments in such large national companies as General Electric, General Motors, Symetra, Shell, among others.
The Baldrige Framework is based on an internationally recognized structure for increasing performance in organizations, simultaneously increasing profits, controlling costs, inspiring customer loyalty, enhancing worker capabilities and improving operations.
“Six Sigma is a quality improvement methodology that is used by most of the top companies in the country for controlling variation and reducing costs. It’s a highly prized, internationally recognized standard,” said Jerry Goolsby, Ph.D., M.B.A., director of graduate programs for the College of Business.
“When a Six Sigma certification from the American Society for Quality is combined with a Project Management Institute certification, our students obtain very impressive jobs. In fact, I would argue the certifications are worth more than most any MBA degree today,” Goolsby said.
To showcase its revised program, Loyola will hold four MBA open houses and information sessions this Spring. Open houses will be held on the following Tuesdays: Feb. 5, March 12, April 9, and May 7. The open houses begin at 6 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Miller Hall on Loyola’s main campus. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments followed by an information and question session with MBA program directors in Room 208.
Registration for the open house is recommended but not required. Loyola’s MBA application fee will be waived for any open house attendee.
For more information on Loyola’s MBA program, contact Megan Bourg at mba(at)loyno(dot)edu.