Walsh’s Online MBA Named One of Best in U.S.

TROY, Mich., November 2, 2018 — Walsh’s online MBA has been named one of the best online degree programs not requiring a GMAT in the United States, according to an industry-leading educational research organization. Walsh is the only institution of higher education in Michigan to earn this distinction.

Walsh was ranked No. 9 in the United States by OnlineMasters.com, which researches every graduate program in the nation to provide prospective students data-driven, unbiased research. Schools in the study were evaluated based on the quality of their academic programs, student success and affordability.

“Walsh was an early adopter of online education,” said Dr. Michael Rinkus, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Walsh. “We offered our first online course in 1998 and have a dedicated online learning team that continuously innovates to offer our students an online education experience that is academically challenging, engaging and efficient. We could not be more proud of this honor.”

The Walsh MBA is structured around four 11-week semesters instead of the traditional 15 weeks at most schools, and ongoing registration allows students to plan their courses for the entire year. Ninety percent of Walsh faculty are working professionals who bring authentic industry experience into small class settings, whether on-ground or online. No GMAT is required for admission to the Walsh MBA program.

This is not Walsh’s first recognition for excellence in online education. Other recent distinctions include one of the Best Online Colleges in Michigan, one of the Best Online Programs for a Master’s in Network Security, one of the Best Online Master’s in Marketing and a Top Online MBA Program in Michigan. For more information about Walsh degrees, visit www.walshcollege.edu.


Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school. Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Farmington Hills and Port Huron, as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh College Offers Free Webinars Detailing its Highly Regarded Undergraduate, Graduate Business Degree Programs

Walsh College has scheduled free, information-rich webinars for highly motivated current and future business leaders interested in higher education in key undergraduate and graduate degree programs at one of Michigan’s leading business colleges.

Future students are encouraged to attend the mid-day Walsh College webinars to make their educational goals possible within the daily demands of their current careers. Participant registration is required to secure one of the limited spaces at each session by visiting www.walshcollege.edu/webinars.

The webinars will cover course and program content; on-campus and online content delivery; application, admission, and enrollment requirements; career services; and general information about the College. Each will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

Walsh’s $35 application fee will be waived for all webinar participants.

The dates, times, and webinar leaders are:

Wed., April 29, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Master of Business Administration (MBA), featuring James McHann, Ph.D., professor.
Wed., April 29, 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Master of Science in Finance (MSF), featuring Greg Todd, MSF, CMA, associate professor and chair, Finance and Economics.
Thurs., April 30, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), featuring Lee Meadows, Ph.D., professor.
Fri., May 1, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.: Accounting Programs (BAC, MAC), featuring Jennifer Sanderson, CPA, assistant professor and chair, Accounting, Business Law, and Taxation.
Wed., May 6, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), featuring Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., professor.
Wed., May 6, 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), featuring Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., professor.
Thurs., May 14, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Master of Business Administration (MBA), featuring David Shields, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief academic officer.
Thurs., May 14, 12:30 to 1 p.m.: Master of Science in Management (MSM), featuring Sheila Ronis, Ph.D., professor and chair, Management.

“Participants will hear from key faculty and other College leaders about the excellent programs that underscore the desirability and value of a Walsh degree for both students and employers,”said Heather Rigby, director, Admissions and Academic Advising. “The webinars will give future students important insight into the high-quality, academically challenging, and practical business education offered by Walsh.”

Summer semester registration for new students begins Monday, May 11. For more information on Walsh College and all programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh College Announces New, Enhanced MBA, MS Graduate Programs

Walsh College is enhancing its highly regarded Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science (MS) graduate degree programs to focus on the changing needs of students and employers. The programs begin in fall 2014.

A Walsh MBA prepares graduates for positions in mid- to upper-level management by providing interdisciplinary business studies and an enterprise-wide approach. It also emphasizes business communication skills now demanded by employers, helping graduates explain concepts and share knowledge more concisely.

The new MBA, modeled on the programs of the top 10 part-time MBA programs in the U.S., consists of 42 student credit hours. Early-in-program classes will be offered in sequence, using Walsh’s innovative “2+2” delivery method — two hours in classroom, two hours online. Subsequent courses will be available in 2+2, online, or on-campus in a traditional format.

Walsh also offers a series of Master of Science (MS) programs for students seeking a strong focus in five areas: Finance, Information Technology, Information Technology Leadership, Management, and Marketing.

The multiple concentrations within these programs include Financial Management, Financial Services, and Financial Economics; Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Project Management Office; Human Resources Management, International Business, and Strategic Management.

MS programs may be taken separately, requiring 35 to 39 student credit hours. Students wishing to complete both an MBA and a specialized MS program may complete both degrees in a total of 54 to 60 student credit hours.

The MS degree programs share essential courses with the MBA program to allow for greater focus and efficiency. Thus, the MS can function as a “super-concentration.”

The innovative Master of Science in Information Technology has specific focus on Cybersecurity, Chief Information Officer Studies, and Project Management. In addition, a new Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is introduced.

“Walsh students seek a rigorous, respected academic program delivered efficiently and effectively,” said Dr. David Shields, executive vice president and chief academic officer.
“We aspire to be the preferred educational institution for students, employers, and the communities we serve. We’ve enhanced our MBA and MS offerings while increasing their quality and relevance in the educational marketplace.”

Dr. Shields added the Walsh graduate programs strive for quality in practice in four ways — transforming practitioners into professionals; facilitating understanding; enabling theory, practice, and application; and instructing at strategic, operational, and tactical levels.

The degree enhancements cement Walsh’s leadership as one of Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College.

“Our partnership with business leaders, employers, and the community help us anticipate and respond to student- and business-market needs,” she said. “Along with a leading-edge educational delivery system, the changes to our MBA and MS programs will strengthen the desirability and value of a Walsh graduate degree for both students and employers.”

The restructuring also benefits students through greater class availability at Walsh campuses in Troy and Novi. More than 90 percent of Walsh students attend part-time and have other jobs or responsibilities. The average age of graduate students is 34.

For more information these degree programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu, or to register for an upcoming webinar, visit www.walshcollege.edu/webinar.

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.