Amid national declines in the number of people applying to MBA programs in recent years, business schools in West Michigan are reporting mixed results. While applications to the MBA programs dropped at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, both Grand Valley State University and Central Michigan University reported receiving higher numbers of applications in recent years. Likewise, MBA enrollment trends were all over the map, with MSU and GVSU reporting more students while both WMU and CMU saw the opposite.
West Michigan’s economy “is beginning to feel the pinch” from trade tariffs imposed by President Trump, according to a monthly industrial activity index.
Economic growth across markets in Western Michigan eased during 2016, falling closer in line with the rate experienced throughout the U.S.
While optimism for the U.S. economy remains relatively high, many economists and industry watchers are forecasting a period of slow growth in West Michigan’s manufacturing sector.
The associate dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University has accepted a new position in Florida.
Despite a number of recent global and national industry reports pointing to potential slowdowns in the construction sector, West Michigan contractors say they remain busy and confident for the foreseeable future.
For years, the MBA has been the advanced degree of choice for many executives in West Michigan and beyond, particularly as they look to climb the corporate ladder. But the times and the needs of students have been changing in recent years.