Weekend Master of Business Administration

Program Overview

Driven by our vision to be the school of first choice for students in the region, Lawrence Tech has extended its reach to Northern Michigan.  Serving Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties through a partnership with North Central Michigan College, Lawrence Tech’s   most successful graduate business program, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is now offered on-site at NCMC’s University Center. Lawrence Tech’s MBA program is also conveniently offered at the Northwestern Michigan College’s University Center in Traverse City for those that would prefer an alternative Northern Michigan location.

With assistance from LTU’s On-Site Manager, admission, registration, book purchases, and advising are all convenient and efficient.  Students enjoy the full service attention LTU is known for on it’s main campus despite the fact that they are close to 500 miles away!

LTU’s motto of “Leadership through Theory and Practice” guides our faculty’s commitment to teaching excellence and focuses on real world situations.

The College of Management is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The MBA program at NCMC's University Center provides working professionals with the skills, knowledge, and technical tools to manage complex projects and harness the talent and energy of cross-functional teams. By incorporating current and relevant business themes into each course in the program this degree provides a framework for managing organizational innovation in today’s environment of accelerating change. 

Program Design

Like many of LTU’s programs offered at University Center’s throughout Michigan, the MBA is a modular-cohort program with its course schedule preset upon acceptance into the program.  That is, students take two courses per term and progress through the program with the same group of classmates. 

All classes are offered in a schedule that requires the students to attend three-in person weekend sessions over a two-month period of time.  These on-ground sessions are on Friday evenings (6-9 pm) and Saturdays (8:30 – 3:30 pm). Distance learning technologies are used to supplement the learning between class meetings. The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) can be completed in as little as 24 months.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Lawrence Tech’s MBA program is competitive. Applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work (if you have a GPA of less than 3.0, you may be provisionally admitted with a strong record of relevant work experience).
  • Take the TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your native language. The minimum acceptable performance is 550 on the written TOEFL or 213 on the computerized version. Minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0. The Toefl/IELTS requirement is waived for those international students who have completed their degrees at a recognized U.S. university.
  • Submit a completed application form and fee.
  • Provide official transcripts from every college or university you have attended.
  • Submit a professional resume.

You may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer semester. Your completed application package should be received by the Office of Admissions no later than two weeks before the start of classes. (Academic calendars are available at ltu.edu/registrars_office.)

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Questions?  Contact Maria Elshaw at 231-995-1725 or NorthernMI@ltu.edu