Published June 12, 2012
Anderson University joined the University Center of Greenville and plans to expand its MBA program to the Greenville market at that location, the University Center Board of Trustees announced Tuesday.
Anderson University is the University Center of Greenville’s seventh academic member.
“As we continue work to grow per capita income, education is one of four driving factors that will make Greenville and the Upstate region stronger economically,” Greenville Chamber President Ben Haskew said. “The additional MBA programs Anderson University will offer will be attractive to our citizens and the business community.”
Clemson also plans to build a 31,000-square-foot home for the university’s architecture center at 292 Meeting St. in downtown Charleston. Furman University gained a downtown Greenville presence under the new agreement to operate and manage the Upcountry History Museum. The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine opened in downtown Spartanburg in 2010.
The University of South Carolina Moore School of Business has seven locations statewide, including in downtown Charleston, downtown Columbia and near downtown Greenville. George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics at USC Upstate opened in downtown Spartanburg in 2010.
Once capacity is reached at the University Center of Greenville, or UCG, USC Upstate will likely look for an additional site in Greenville, most likely in the downtown area. This will be in addition to its home base in Spartanburg.
As part of Anderson University’s continued growth, it expanded its MBA program to Greenville, which focuses on quantitative and qualitative management practices within a Christian ethical framework.
The MBA program is designed for the working professional. Classes will be offered at UCG and the 36 credit hour program can be completed in 20 months.
Instructors include professional faculty members, all with Ph.D.’s and industry experience. Students will have the advantage of completing the program in cohorts, and focusing on one course at a time.
“The initial offering of Anderson University's fully accredited and very competitively priced MBA program directly supports our mission of facilitating attainment of cost-effective and centrally located higher education degrees for the benefit of greater Greenville's citizens and economic community,” said David A. Taylor, UCG president and COO.
Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the S.C. Baptist Convention offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Anderson University was recently named the No. 1 Up and Coming college in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
The University Center of Greenville Inc. at 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive delivers more than 70 degree programs from seven S.C. universities, creating a central location to deliver bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.