Unique Walsh/Kettering University Tech MBA gives STEM professionals fast track to leadership skills

FLINT/TROY — Professionals and recent graduates seeking a complex business solution and advanced leadership skills to elevate their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers can enroll now in Walsh/ Kettering University’s Tech MBA for Winter Term 2021.

Classes, which start Jan. 4, will be offered virtually for the term.

Launched in Fall 2020, the Walsh/Kettering Tech MBA is an interdisciplinary program combining Walsh’s internationally ranked Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a technology leadership certificate from the renowned Kettering University.

Courses taught by Kettering faculty as part of the technology leadership certificate for the Winter Term include “Virtual Reality Systems: Modeling and Control,” “Introduction to Thermal Science” and “Lean Six Sigma.”

“Because these courses offered as part of this unique degree are applied rather than theoretical, professionals will gain valuable skills that are sharply focused on using technology to solve problems, to innovate within AI, mobility, science and other high-demand roles within a variety of technical fields,” said Kettering University Provost Dr. James Zhang.

Courses taught by Walsh faculty as part of the MBA include “Fundamentals of Business Success,” “Leading Projects, Programs and Operations,” courses in accounting, finance and marketing and a capstone course, “Strategic Management of the Enterprise.”

“The Walsh/Kettering Tech MBA addresses the need for senior leadership with both deep technical skills and business acumen. This rigorous program prepares graduates to lead through the integration of artificial intelligence, robotics and mobility in a broad spectrum of technical and engineering industries,” said Walsh Provost Dr. Suzy Siegle.

Applicants must have an undergraduate or higher degree from an accredited college or university in applied mathematics, computer science, engineering or physics. In addition, applicants must have an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale. (Students with a cumulative GPA lower than 2.750, but not below 2.000, will be admitted provisionally. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.

For more information and to apply, visit walshcollege.edu/walsh-kettering-tech-mba. G.G.