The course work will be offered through Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, according to a news release from USU-Moab. The MBA program “provides Moab residents with the opportunity to receive a graduate business degree while staying at home,” USU-Moab officials said, adding that an MBA from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will provide “access to world-class faculty, combined with real-life applications in your hometown.”
“We believe offering an MBA program helps meet our obligation as a land grant university,” said Steve Hawks, dean and executive director of USU-Moab. “This program will meet the needs of our growing community and produce a positive economic impact in Moab and our surrounding areas.”
The program is designed to allow students to coordinate their class schedules with work and family schedules, school officials said. Students can take evening courses and finish their MBA degree in two years.
“Business administration is huge for families to be able to support their families,” said Jim Davis, director of MBA and Executive Education for the Huntsman School of Business. “It is a good degree to build the economy of communities and families.”
The MBA program focuses on business administration, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and organizational behavior for working professionals. While obtaining the benefits of an advanced degree, students experience the advantages of networking with other practicing professionals, USU-Moab officials said in the news release.
“The competitive edge for USU’s MBA program is the geographic diversity,” said Davis. “It’s the ability to interact with executives from across the geographic region. The geographic exposure and wealth of knowledge coming into the class is uniquely Utah State.”
For more information about the UUS-Moab MBA program and other advanced professional degrees, visit moab.usu.edu. Applications are being accepted now for the program, school officials said.