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Business professionals and managers looking to take the next step in their careers often turn to graduate degrees such as those offered in executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs to help advance their skills and make important career connections.

GRCC offers niche program in industrial sewing

Written by | Sunday, 15 February 2015 22:00 |

Specialized industries in West Michigan often run into the same training and talent constraints as high-growth sectors such as the automotive supply chain.

Many successful craft brewers have relied on a very inexact science to learn and master their craft and bring it to market. For those companies, the do-it-yourself mentality serves as the romantic side of brewing.

GVSU expands PA program to Traverse City

Written by | Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:05 |

Grand Valley State University plans to expand its Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies with the opening a satellite location in Traverse City for the fall semester in 2015.

West Michigan talent development organization Talent 2025 Inc. along with Gov. Rick Snyder announced today the launch of the Michigan Work Ready Community Initiative (MiWRC).

The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.

Q&A: WMU President John Dunn

Written by | Sunday, 08 June 2014 22:00 |

After years of planning and preparation, Western Michigan University this fall will welcome its first class of students at its new medical school.

GVSU President Tom Haas

Written by | Sunday, 08 June 2014 22:00 |

Tom Haas enters his ninth year as president of Grand Valley State University with a priority of formulating a new five-year vision.

The new strategic plan Ferris State University adopted in May builds off a vision that’s guided the school since 2008.

Even as more business professionals in West Michigan continue to pursue MBAs and other advanced degrees, universities in the region have yet to experience drastic swings in enrollment.

Talent pipelines are more than just buzzwords among West Michigan companies looking to bolster their workforce development activities.

There is little debate that the Internet has acted as a disruptive force for a broad range of industries, higher education included.

This year’s local Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) student competition, known as the ACG Cup, has a new twist.

Startup School

Written by | Sunday, 19 January 2014 20:38 |

West Michigan’s colleges and universities are adding programs and contests aimed at budding entrepreneurs. From curriculums with an entrepreneurial emphasis to pitch and business plan competitions, the region’s institutes of higher education are building business programs that put academic theory into real-life practice.

Does an MBA make sense for a small biz owner?

Written by | Sunday, 19 January 2014 20:33 |

Teaching people how to be entrepreneurs is in vogue at business schools these days. Across the country, colleges and universities are scurrying to create entrepreneurship programs as traditional MBA offerings like finance lose some of their luster. But what about teaching people who already are entrepreneurs?

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