Accelerate your career with a business degree from Shippensburg University
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Are you thinking of getting a business degree in the US? Whether you’re a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania offers a wide selection of business programs under its John L. Grove College of Business to ensure graduates are calibrated for success. The College’s business degrees stand out for several reasons, chief among them its accreditation, intimate learning environment and career building experiences that serve as pillars of strength.

As an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accredited school, Shippensburg boasts an elite status held by only six percent of universities in the world. AACSB International is the longest-serving accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.

Becoming a Ship student means studying at a premier business school in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast). Ship also offers a beautiful campus and high-quality instruction at an affordable cost, with quality business programs that prepare graduates for the rapidly changing global economy.

Business degrees for future business leaders

Prospective undergraduate business students may be keen to pursue Ship’s BS in Business Administration program, which features a strong common business core and a balanced liberal arts component. This business core covers subjects from all functional areas of business and gives students a broad foundation of business knowledge. All BSBA students take the same core courses, enabling students to change business majors within the first two years with no loss of credits and provides career flexibility upon graduation.

Students can also choose from a wide selection of programs to cater to their varied interests, including programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management.

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Ship also offers numerous graduate programs to cater to your needs and interests. Graduates or professionals who are looking to advance their career, earn a higher salary, learn the theoretical and practical framework to start their own business and enjoy greater job security may want to consider Ship’s MBA programs.

These can be done part-time, full-time or online to suit the needs of working professionals. There are six  concentrations to choose from, namely: Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Health Care Management, Management Information Systems (MIS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM). Ship’s MBA is listed as one of the top 267 AACSB International accredited programs in the nation by the Princeton Review.

If you’re looking to broaden your horizons, Ship also has a three credit MBA elective course that will include an online component and a travel component that enables you to explore business opportunities and challenges in the European Union (EU). You can expect to visit EU institutions in Brussels and meet with business and academic professionals in France, Germany and Poland.

Not your average US business school

Research suggests that small class sizes contribute to better learning outcomes. As a Ship student, you’ll benefit from the school’s small and intimate learning environment, which can not only help you develop meaningful relationships with your educators – many of whom have diverse experiences to contribute to students’ learning, but improve classroom engagement and help you enjoy a personalized education.

Meanwhile, to help you put theory to practice and better prepare for the dynamic business environment, Ship offers its Business Internship Program – which can be done on a part- or full-time basis. This provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while earning college credits. Participation is not mandatory, but students can earn one full credit hour to every equivalent of a 40-hour work week. Students can receive a maximum of nine credits. This experience provides you with invaluable real-world practices and insights to help you transition smoothly into the business world upon graduation.

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Meanwhile, the Brad E. Hollinger Stock Trading Room in Grove College enables students to benefit from hands-on experience in investment management to complement their academic programs. It provides students with a distinct advantage in the job market since they will be able to use Bloomberg Terminal, a Wall Street trading platform used by investment bankers and equity traders.

Grove College also boasts of a robust alumni network of over 15,000, serving as a testament to the school’s popularity, in addition to providing networking opportunities for students, be it for finding  meaningful internship, job shadowing and employment opportunities. To boot, Grove College also engages corporate executives from local, national and international business partners to ensure programs are meeting the needs of the workforce they support.

It’s clear that there are many advantages to becoming a student at Ship – be it studying in a state that’s home to Fortune 500 companies, to the numerous opportunities for students to polish their business acumen – both in and outside the classroom – that contribute towards their professional development.

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