Hamline News

September 18, 2007

Hamline Enters MBA Market

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Expanded program will create new collaboration opportunities for law and business

Hamline University’s Graduate School of Management has transformed its Master of Arts in Management (MAM) program into the Hamline University Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The sophisticated program will feature a distinctive module-based curriculum that combines critical quantitative and financial knowledge with the “people skills” employers are seeking.

“Hamline’s MBA is unique because of its focus on integration,” explains School of Management Dean Julian Schuster (pictured right). “Students will learn to integrate their understanding and application of the traditional business disciplines throughout the curriculum. They will be encouraged to integrate knowledge of the liberal arts into managing and leading organizations. And they will be required to demonstrate integrated understanding of complex business issues and to integrate what they learn into the communities where they work and live.”

The Law School currently offers joint degree programs with the School of Management in its Masters of Arts in Management (MAM), Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Management, and Masters of Arts in Public Administration. Dean Garon said that he expects the JD/MBA to eventually replace the JD/MAM, allowing the School of Law to return to this joint degree program, which started in the early 1990s and was in place until 2001, in association with St. Thomas University.

“The expansion of the business school is a great addition for Hamline and the Law School,” noted Dean Garon. “The collaborative opportunities will enable us to expand programs in both schools and enhance the quality of academic scholarship and student opportunities.”

Dean Schuster said the Hamline MBA will develop proactive, future-oriented, people-centered leaders for organizations and communities. “Students will emerge from our program with a strong sense of self, solid quantitative skills, integrated knowledge of core business disciplines, and the interpersonal and communication skills needed to successfully guide organizations and communities through growth and continuous improvement.”