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Ottawa University Arizona Launches Unique,  4 year MBA Pathway Program for High School Graduates.

The 4-year MBA Pathway Program for high school graduates at Ottawa University Arizona (OUAZ) is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career in business. Qualified students who enroll in this program will graduate in 4-years with two degrees, one a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the other a Master in Business Administration (MBA).


FLEXTERM Advantage

With OUAZ’s FLEXTERM Advantage, students can take courses in a 4, 8, and 16-week formats. They will work with their faculty member and Adawe advisor to determine their course schedule. Students can take up to 21 credits without additional costs. This flexibility is why students can complete the two degrees faster without taking classes one at-a- time and for each “traditional semester. Students can also choose to take classes in-class or in an online format. The MBA students will work with their advisor who will outline their degree completion plan upon enrollment and will continue to work with them throughout the program to ensure students remain on track.


Internships and Networking Abound

OUAZ’s 4-Year Pathway Program MBA students will have unprecedented access to internships and networking opportunities. OUAZ has partnered with the City of Surprise Economic Development department to offer students opportunities to lead community outreach during Major League Baseball’s Spring Training at Surprise Stadium, internships in a variety of business fields and opportunities to interview civic and business leaders throughout the program.


Personal Growth Days
Prepare Students for Lives of Significance

Students enrolled in this program will also participate in OUAZ’s exclusive Personal Growth Day program. Conducted most Wednesdays throughout the academic year, this is where students attend a one-hour Spirit Life session featuring campus announcements, praise and worship, as well as guest speakers on a variety of relevant topics. After Spirit Life, students gather for a luncheon and then participate in world- and work-ready skills development workshops for 90 minutes. These workshops are taught by faculty and area professionals. Attendance and participation in these Personal Growth Days adds value to the Pathway Program students and is a requirement for graduation. Examples of workshops include interviewing skills, dining etiquette, career planning and emotional intelligence.

See Pricing Now

Importantly, the pricing does not increase each year for students who maintain continuous, full-time enrollment and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

The 4-year MBA Pathway Program is selective and limited enrollment.

“The partnership between the City of Surprise’s Economic Development department and OUAZ provides MBA students with fun and meaningful activities and community connections while growing the student experience in this outstanding program. The new 4-year MBA Pathway Program for high school graduates is an exciting avenue to enhance economic development opportunities in Surprise with these prized students.”
~ Mike Hoover
Economic Development Assistant Director with the City of Surprise.
“These business students will have a great experience inside and outside the classroom developing skills and they will have terrific networking opportunities to prepare them for an exciting career in the business world. The program is selective admissions with limited enrollment for the Fall, 2023 semester. As a faculty member, I couldn’t be more excited about this program for business-minded students. This is a terrific opportunity for students and is the fastest and one of the most affordable in the U.S.”
~ Dr. Brian Sandusky
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Chief Enrollment Officer at Ottawa University
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