BC to Give Away MBA Tuition Waiver
If the intense rivalry between Graham and Bluefield isn’t enough or the thousands of fans cheering for the start of local high school football, then Bluefield College’s extraordinary giveaway during one of the area’s most time-honored traditions will certainly get locals buzzing, Friday, August 25.

BC to Give Away MBA Tuition Waiver

By Chris Shoemaker | August 23, 2017 | RSS

If the intense rivalry between Graham and Bluefield isn’t enough or the thousands of fans cheering for the start of local high school football, then Bluefield College’s extraordinary giveaway during one of the area’s most time-honored traditions will certainly get locals buzzing, Friday, August 25.

For the third year in a row, Bluefield College will serve as the student-athlete scholarship sponsor for the Graham-Beaver football portion of the Great American Rivalry Series. As the scholarship sponsor, BC presents a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding student-athlete from both the Bluefield and Graham football teams. This year, however, the college will take its generosity to a new level, giving away a full tuition waiver to a lucky fan at the game for its new online master of business administration (MBA) program.

“Bluefield College is committed to the idea of improving lives through education, and our new MBA program prepares students to do just that,” said Michael White, BC’s vice president for enrollment management. “And this opportunity makes affording a private education more accessible than ever before. We believe in our Appalachian community and stand with it as it soars to new heights.”

The new online MBA, slated to begin in January 2018, pending official approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), will have concentrations in leadership, finance, and healthcare management and will enable the college to offer the new required 150 credit hours of coursework necessary for individuals to be eligible to sit for the certified public accountant exam in Virginia and West Virginia.

“This new MBA targets industries -- healthcare and finance -- where qualified people are needed that believe in serving others and transforming the world,” said Dr. Sharon Perot, dean of BC’s College of Professional Programs. “It is different from others because all students participate in service learning community-based projects at either a business, community center, state agency, or non-profit organization.

Dr. Perot also noted that students in BC’s new MBA program will gain a worldview through participation in Net Impact, a community of more than 60,000 students and professional leaders across the world committed to creating positive social and environmental change in the workplace and the world.

To be eligible for the MBA tuition waiver, given away during the Beaver-Graham football game, prospective students must complete an inquiry form during the game at the Bluefield College tent located behind the south end zone in front of the concession stand. Inquiries will be entered into a drawing, and the winner of the free MBA tuition selected and announced during the fourth quarter of the game.

In addition to the presentation of scholarships and the MBA tuition giveaway, the college will distribute free t-shirts to prospective students who complete a traditional undergraduate inquiry or application. T-shirts, along with BC admissions counselors, will be on hand at the Bluefield College information booth behind the south end zone. Prospective students and their families are invited to stop by the booth to learn more about the BC experience; its 40 traditional academic programs and five undergraduate and three graduate online degrees; the admissions process; financial aid; and the school’s half-price Pathways tuition plan.

For more information, contact the Bluefield College Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0175 or by email at ,  or visit the BC web site at www.bluefield.edu/online.

 

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