27 March 2012
Volkswagen Chattanooga to Host Onsite MBA Program
UTC MBA Courses will be offered on a part-time evening schedule
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Volkswagen Chattanooga has announced an expansion of its onsite education program to offer Master of Business Administration courses through a partnership with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga beginning this fall.
The satellite degree program will be held at the Volkswagen Academy and instructed by professors of the UTC College of Business. It will be available to Volkswagen employees, the community at-large and any student currently enrolled in the degree program at the university.
“This is an exciting expansion of our education offerings here at the Volkswagen Academy,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, EVP of Human Resources at Volkswagen Chattanooga. “A graduate-level degree program will perfectly complement our existing programs and the part-time evening structure will cater to working business professionals in our area.”
Each class will meet one evening per week in specialized classrooms equipped with high-speed internet and video conferencing. This class setup will provide real-time instruction and class interaction among university professors, Volkswagen students and their on-campus peers.
“The UTC MBA at the Volkswagen Academy is part of an on-going relationship we are building with Volkswagen to increase access to our graduate programs and offer Volkswagen employees, as well as employees of other companies in the area, an opportunity to enhance their business management knowledge to grow their careers,” said Dr. Robert Dooley, Dean of UTC College of Business.
The MBA curriculum will support the rapidly growing area surrounding the plant and will aid students in eastern Hamilton and Bradley counties who might prefer to attend classes closer to their jobs or home. It will follow the university’s existing 36-hour program, with most working students attending two classes per semester.
For more information or instructions to apply, visit http://www.utc.edu/Academic/BusinessGraduatePrograms/MBA or contact Michael Owens, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at UTC College of Business, (423) 425-4210 or Michaelfirstname.lastname@example.org.
About College of Business (COB) at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The UTC COB is committed to providing quality educational programs that produce academically prepared and business-world ready man and women for a competitive global environment. The COB has been accredited by AACSB International since 1982 and is ranked as one of the top business schools nationwide by both Bloomberg Business Week and the Princeton Review. The College’s faculty includes approximately 47 full time and 15 part time professors – all of whom hold advanced degrees from leading universities throughout the country. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) offer high quality graduate degree programs to those in search of professional advancement and the Executive MBA program targets mid to upper level managers with a fast-paced, broad-based leadership enhancing experience.
About Volkswagen Chattanooga
Volkswagen has invested $1 billion in the local economy for the Chattanooga plant and created more than 2,200 direct jobs in the region. According to independent studies, the new Volkswagen plant is expected to generate $12 billion in income growth and an additional 9,500 jobs related to the project. The Chattanooga manufacturing facility is the world’s first automotive manufacturer to receive platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. The facility manufactures the all-new 2012 Passat sedan, specially designed for the North American market and winner of the Motor Trend magazine 2012 Car of the Year award, Kelly Blue Book’s (kbb.com) Family Car of the Year and Best under $25,000 and Cars.com Best of 2012 award.
Scott Neal Wilson