Quincy University’s Master in Business Administration degree program has been preparing leaders in the workforce for the past 35 years. Developed by Fr. Melvin Grunloh ’55, O.F.M., Ph.D., C.P.A., former chair of the business department, the program has seen more than 600 graduates.

Fr. Melvin began teaching full-time at Quincy College in 1961. While serving as chairman of the division of business and accounting he researched and developed the curriculum for the MBA program. He worked on the plan for several years but became ill around the time the program became a reality. He enjoyed an illustrious career in education and administration prior to his death in 1984.

Gabriel Manrique, Ph.D., the first director of the MBA program and Frank Naggi, the first coordinator of the MBA worked to get the program started on the right foot. They maintained manageable class sizes and carefully planned part-time curriculum of evening and weekend classes to meet the needs of those first students. In the spring of 1987, the MBA reached its first milestone with the announcement of the first graduating class.

Today, the MBA offers the same flexibility and small class sizes.

“MBA courses are offered on campus as well as online every 10 weeks including summer,” said Dr. Cynthia Haliemun, dean of the school of business and director of the MBA Program. “In addition, our tuition is competitive and affordable.”

In a competitive world, choices are good.  If you have the drive and the goals, an MBA can give you the skills to push your career to the next level.  QU offers four concentrations: General MBA, Organizational Leadership, Operations Management, and the newly added Health Care Administration.

“Through the program students gain knowledge and experience they can use in the workforce, said Haliemun. “We help students supercharge their leadership skills and impact their job performance.

For more information, contact Sara Deters, graduate studies coordinator, at 217-228-5404 or sdeter@quincy.edu.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.