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MBA program at Rockford College adds two new tracks in response to demand

Friday, August 06, 2010  
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For immediate release – 8/2/10
Contact: Chuck Brown, Communications, 815-226-3374

The master’s of business administration (MBA) program at Rockford College has added two new tracks to its arsenal of specialties, making the program even more relevant and attractive to area professionals, college officials say.

New tracks have been added in project management and entrepreneurship, effective this fall, both consisting of nine courses and three electives.

Each of the new tracks has some interesting linkages with other programs of the college or programs in the community.

For instance, in one of the entrepreneurship courses, students will spend time in one of their electives consulting with a family-owned business through the college’s new Family Business Center. Students in a project management class, meanwhile, work on a project to apply their training while raising money for a nonprofit group of their choice.

Jeff Fahrenwald, director of the college’s MBA program, said the changes came about after the program conducted a survey through the Rockford Chamber of Commerce indicating a strong demand for these concentrations. 

"We’ve always been known for our ability to change to meet market demand and to create opportunities for practical experience,” says Jeff Fahrenwald, director of the college’s MBA program. "Our program was created almost 30 years ago to support the educational needs of the community and we continue to add course work to accomplish that goal.”  

The MBA program, which now operates out of new facilities at 5100 E. State St., already has specialty tracks in management, marketing, accounting, nonprofit and public administration and finance to go along with the general MBA track. For more information about the MBA program at Rockford College, call 815-226-4040 or see

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