Northwood Brings 12-Month Daytime MBA Program to East Lansing

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Northwood opened the doors to a new DeVos MBA Center at 1600 Abbot Road in East Lansing on May 14.
Northwood University’s new 12-month daytime MBA program center in East Lansing.

Northwood University’s new 12-month daytime MBA program center in East Lansing.

June 1, 2012

MIDLAND, MI – Classes will begin for the 12-month daytime MBA program on Monday, August 27, 2012. Northwood University opened the doors to a new DeVos MBA Center at 1600 Abbot Road in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 14, 2012. This joint endeavor on the part of Northwood University and the Gillespie Group is in accordance with their respective commitments to innovation in education and design to achieve economic, business and community success. This unique program is an accumulation of integrated management and interactive learning with a focus on what businesses today are demanding by immersing students into the practice of management.

The program was developed for both recent college graduates with limited work experience and working professionals who may be looking into a career transition. With a limited class size of around 30 students, these cohorts allow for engaged student-directed discussion-based learning while simultaneously ensuring a hands-on experience with a case-study approach. This approach means that participants not only gain theoretical knowledge but also learn through real-world experience. The DeVos Graduate School of Management also provides the opportunity for students to work with area businesses as consultants and partake in faculty-lead career management workshops.

One of the most educationally progressive courses Northwood offers with its 12-month daytime MBA program is the capstone course that gives students the opportunity to work as a team while developing a start-up venture. This course covers everything from how to produce a complete business plan to generating a formal presentation geared toward a finance committee. Another part of this innovative program is the intensive five-day seminar in which students exercise their team management and leadership skills among their peers from various DeVos programs while under the direction of faculty representing DeVos Graduate School’s Michigan, Florida, Texas and Switzerland campuses.

Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School of Management seeks to transform students into highly effective managers with the skills to find and fix problems; identify and capitalize on opportunities; create a vision and influence others to follow; and raise the performance of subordinates, peers and superiors.

Dr. Matthew Bennett, director of admissions for the DeVos Graduate School of Management and Adult Degree Program, commented, “This dynamic program affords aspiring leaders the opportunity to obtain their MBA in an accelerated format right here in East Lansing. Given Northwood University’s partnership with the community, we are excited to provide this graduate degree option to the region. We are actively working with candidates for the program and there are still positions open for the fall with scholarships available.”

Questions about Northwood’s new DeVos MBA Program Center and the 12-month daytime program in East Lansing may be directed to Ricardo Acosta at 800.622.9000 or at For more information or to apply online, visit


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day and evening programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.