You may also earn a specialization in:
• Computer Information Systems
History: WMU began its partnership with Christ University in 1997 and has been successfully working with students from Christ for more than 20 years. Now, WMU is offering its MBA program for Christ University students. The program’s integrated approach, flexibility and opportunity to discover your path in business, make it particularly attractive.
Placement: Our students are interning and getting permanent job offers at great companies such as Kellogg, Bank of America, Cargill, USAA and Siemens.
Program: Year 1 in CHRIST (Deemed to be University) + Year 2 in WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY International Exposure-MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution
• Three trimesters in CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
• One year in WMU, USA
• Opportunity to do optional Practical Training-12 months (OPT)
• Work While Studying-20 hours /week
This program offers a dual degree option with MBA from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and MBA from Western Michigan University, USA, through credit transfer facility. Students will spend the initial 12 months at the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) main campus and complete the entire first year MBA curriculum including an internship. Students then visit the WMU campus in the US and stay for the duration of 12 months. Students will obtain two degrees from two universities in two years with an international exposure of 9 months or more in the USA. Students may also extend their U.S. degree completion if desired.
Students enrolling at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), for this program will be doing the first year of their MBA courses at CHRIST School of Business and Management. The second year, consisting of seven courses (21 credits) will be completed at the Haworth College of Business in the United States. Students can choose their three electives from the following disciplines: Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management and Marketing . Students who take three electives from one area get a specialization in that area. Students who take three electives from more than one discipline (e.g., one elective in finance and two in management) will achieve a general business MBA.
HAWORTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, USA (AACSB-ACCREDITED)
Western Michigan University is a national research university enrolling nearly 23,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a public university that stands out among America’s more than 4,600 higher education institutions. The University offers 152 bachelors, 76 masters and 33 doctoral programs.
The U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized Western Michigan University (WMU) as one of the nation’s best universities. The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs. AACSB accreditation indicates that the Haworth College of Business upholds the highest business education standards among colleges and universities worldwide.
The Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to nearly 4,200 students.
Its MBA program appears in Princeton Review’s list of “Best Business Schools” and prepares graduates to be critical thinkers, effective problem solvers and thought leaders ready to apply their knowledge in today’s global economy. Coursework contains strong experiential learning components, bringing real business cases, data and consulting opportunities to the classroom. In addition, many working professionals attend the program where you can learn alongside leaders from some of America’s top companies and gain exposure to the business issues common in a variety of industries.
OPT (Optional Practical Training)
Optional Practical Training is a benefit available to students who are completing a degree in the U.S. and who have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis for at least one academic year. OPT is intended to provide hands-on practical work experience complementary to the academic program. An F-1 Student is eligible for a maximum of 12 months. OPT is very flexible. The employment can be anywhere in the U.S. and can be for any company or organization as long as it is related to the field of study and appropriate to the degree level. OPT employment can be paid or unpaid.
In 2018, Western Michigan University’s Department of Public Safety was recognized among the top three such departments in the nation for its campus safety initiatives. WMU was recognized for doing one of the best jobs in the country when working with area law enforcement and communicating with the University community. WMU works diligently to provide a safe, secure, healthy, and sustainable environment through engagement, education, and enforcement so that all members of the University community can accomplish their learning, teaching, research and public service goals.
Connections and Services
The following are available to students to ensure a successful transition to Western Michigan University.
• Indian Student Association
• Business student organizations
• Zhang Career Center
• Haworth College of Business Communication Center
• Sindecuse Health Center
Students are responsible for finding their own housing. There are several apartment buildings conveniently located near Western Michigan University.
Obtaining a visa is the student’s responsibility. However, all documents required for transfer to WMU will be provided by CHRIST (Deemed to be University).
Note: Students must have GMAT and TOEFL Score by January 15, 2020 (Valid Passport is required).
For additional information, visit https://wmich.edu/mba/ or contact Barb Tomczak, Associate Director of Student Support and Global Business Center at WMU’s Haworth College of Business.
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