BGSU Teams Up with National High School of Business™ Program
In 2007, educators and administrators voiced concerns that high school students planning to major in business administration in college did not have access to accelerated courses in their high schools. As a result, an initiative was launched creating the High School of Business™ in five pilot schools. Today the program has grown to 41 participating high schools across twelve states, of which 21 are Ohio high schools. With the growth of the program, MBA Research began searching for a four-year college to team up with to assist the students in transitioning their business knowledge and skills into the post-secondary classroom.
The organizations involved have a single-minded purpose – seeking excellence in education with the desired result being highly marketable, professional, college business graduates. Collaboration among the organizations recognizes that the educational experience is a process, best served with a common path, to attain a common goal.
Dr. John Hoag, wenior associate dean of the College of Business stated, "The High School of Business™ allows us to support business education at the high school level and at the same time offer the opportunity for students to smoothly continue their business education at Bowling Green. Students completing this program can earn up to six credit hours of college credit which helps move them along their way to a degree. This program is quite unique, and we are looking forward to working with the High School of Business™ in this endeavor."
"This first-in-the-nation partnership creates a very special opportunity for our High School of Business™ Career-Tech students throughout the country," commented Dr. James Gleason, president/CEO of MBA Research, "particularly given the stature of BGSU and its College of Business. Students completing this very rigorous Career-Tech program can enter Bowling Green with both academic credits and, of equal importance, a solid understanding of the career field in which they will study. We anticipate that Career-Tech students who earn High School of Business™ certification are more likely to complete their business degrees on schedule compared to other entering students."