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Northwood University Launches Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA

May 31, 2019

Northwood University is now enrolling for the Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA, set to begin on August 26, 2019.

The Automotive Aftermarket Executive MBA program is designed to serve a wide-range of professionals employed by aftermarket organizations that provide products and services purchased for passenger and light to heavy-duty vehicles. This includes manufacturing, retail distribution, wholesale distribution, service and repair, as well as the aftermarket’s many support organizations, including associations, technology, training and sales. 

Richard (Rick) B. Guirlinger, a 40+ year veteran and executive of the Industry and alumnus of the program stated “in this dynamic and fast-paced industry, continuous learning is more important than ever. This program combines a comprehensive business education with specific needs of industry professionals. I continue to draw on my learnings from this program to make an impact with customers, employees and leaders in the industry.”

“Building on Northwood’s long-standing history with the aftermarket industry, this program offers students a results-oriented business curriculum that is led by academically and professionally qualified faculty with real-world industry experience,” said Dr. Lisa Fairbairn, Assistant Vice President and Dean of the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management. Highlights of the program include: a curriculum customized to the aftermarket industry, residencies for enhanced learning and networking opportunities, and a capstone project that leads to substantial financial impact.

For more information or to apply contact a DeVos Graduate School Representative at or visit

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