Reporting to the Associate Dean, Graduate and Continuing Education Programs, the MBA and Specialized Programs Director (“Director”) oversees and manages the academic and programmatic aspects of the MBA program including curriculum, learning assessment, course scheduling, student admissions, advisement & dedicated career services. S/he will serve as one of the School’s primary representatives in the MBA and business community, engaging in activities that promote innovation, exchange of ideas and awareness of our program.
Additionally, the MBA Director will partner with the Graduate School, Feliciano School of Business (“School”) Dean’s office in developing and implementing program strategic planning and visioning of the School. This role will work closely with the (“School”) chairs and faculty to ensure that applicants and enrollees are well- supported and informed and that program courses are ably staffed and appropriately scheduled.
The Director will collaborate with other university colleges and schools, the Graduate School, department chairs, graduate program coordinators, and external partner institutions to continue to expand the MBA and graduate business offerings including (for example) 5-year and 1+ 1 options, new concentrations (along with the selective revision or retirement of old concentrations), and specialized Masters programs,. The Director will also assist in outreach to current and potential corporate partners with the goal of matching organizations' continuing education needs with FSBUS expertise and capacity. S/he will spend a portion of his/her time engaging with other schools’ directors and external business leaders to stay abreast of industry trends, needs and innovations.
Program Strategic Planning (with dean’s office) involves program projections, analysis and visioning using student and regional/national data, student and employer feedback and other intelligence gathered from academic and business sources. Plans must complement and advance the School’s and University’s goals.
MBA program management (working closely with Assistant Director) including budget preparation and monitoring, regular communication and interaction with the School and University functional offices (Registrar, Student Accounts, Career Services, Marketing, Development, Alumni Relations International Engagement, Financial aid, Finance, Provost’s Office and Online and Continuing Education, OIT, Institutional Research, Procurement). The Director is also responsible for managing or supervising:
University relations – working with other MSU schools and colleges to foster goodwill and realize cross-disciplinary opportunities; includes Graduate Council participation. Also includes participation in search and service committees and strategic initiatives.
Corporate and External Outreach to partner and potential partner organizations/employers and other schools as well as s professional and academic associations, MBA directors’ organizations and ranking entity
Other duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.